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Arguments for the Impeachment of George W. Bush
Articles of Impeachment
President George W. Bush
Vice President Richard B. Cheney,
Defense Donald H. Rumsfeld, and
The President, Vice President and all civil
Officers of the United States, shall be removed from Office on
Impeachment for, and Conviction of, Treason, Bribery, or other high
Crimes and Misdemeanors. - - ARTICLE II, SECTION 4 OF THE
CONSTITUTION OF THE UNITED STATES OF AMERICA
President George W. Bush, Vice President
Richard B. Cheney, Secretary of Defense Donald H. Rumsfeld, and
Attorney General Alberto Gonzalez have committed violations and
subversions of the Constitution of the United States of America in
an attempt to carry out with impunity crimes against peace and
humanity and war crimes and deprivations of the civil rights of the
people of the United States and other nations, by assuming powers of
an imperial executive unaccountable to law and usurping powers of
the Congress, the Judiciary and those reserved to the people of the
United States, by the following acts:
1) Seizing power to wage wars of aggression in
defiance of the U.S. Constitution, the U.N. Charter and the rule of
law; carrying out a massive assault on and occupation of Iraq, a
country that was not threatening the United States, resulting in the
death and maiming of tens of thousands of Iraqis, and hundreds of
2) Lying to the
people of the U.S., to Congress, and to the U.N., providing false
and deceptive rationales for war.
3) Authorizing, ordering and condoning direct
attacks on civilians, civilian facilities and locations where
civilian casualties were unavoidable.
4) Threatening the independence and sovereignty
of Iraq by belligerently changing its government by force and
assaulting Iraq in a war of aggression.
5) Authorizing, ordering and condoning
assassinations, summary executions, kidnappings, secret and other
illegal detentions of individuals, torture and physical and
psychological coercion of prisoners to obtain false statements
concerning acts and intentions of governments and individuals and
violating within the United States, and by authorizing U.S. forces
and agents elsewhere, the rights of individuals under the First,
Fourth, Fifth, Sixth and Eighth Amendments to the Constitution of
the United States, the Universal Declaration of Human Rights, and
the International Covenant on Civil and Political Rights.
6) Making, ordering and condoning false
statements and propaganda about the conduct of foreign governments
and individuals and acts by U.S. government personnel; manipulating
the media and foreign governments with false information; concealing
information vital to public discussion and informed judgment
concerning acts, intentions and possession, or efforts to obtain
weapons of mass destruction in order to falsely create a climate of
fear and destroy opposition to U.S. wars of aggression and first
Violations and subversions of the Charter of the United Nations and
international law, both a part of the "Supreme Law of the land"
under Article VI, paragraph 2, of the Constitution, in an attempt to
commit with impunity crimes against peace and humanity and war
crimes in wars and threats of aggression against Afghanistan, Iraq
and others and usurping powers of the United Nations and the peoples
of its nations by bribery, coercion and other corrupt acts and by
rejecting treaties, committing treaty violations, and frustrating
compliance with treaties in order to destroy any means by which
international law and institutions can prevent, affect, or
adjudicate the exercise of U.S. military and economic power against
the international community.
8) Acting to strip United States citizens of
their constitutional and human rights, ordering indefinite detention
of citizens, without access to counsel, without charge, and without
opportunity to appear before a civil judicial officer to challenge
the detention, based solely on the discretionary designation by the
Executive of a citizen as an "enemy combatant."
9) Ordering indefinite detention of
non-citizens in the United States and elsewhere, and without charge,
at the discretionary designation of the Attorney General or the
Secretary of Defense.
Ordering and authorizing the Attorney General to override judicial
orders of release of detainees under INS jurisdiction, even where
the judicial officer after full hearing determines a detainee is
wrongfully held by the government.
11) Authorizing secret military tribunals and
summary execution of persons who are not citizens who are designated
solely at the discretion of the Executive who acts as indicting
official, prosecutor and as the only avenue of appellate relief.
12) Refusing to provide public disclosure of
the identities and locations of persons who have been arrested,
detained and imprisoned by the U.S. government in the United States,
including in response to Congressional inquiry.
13) Use of secret arrests of persons within the
United States and elsewhere and denial of the right to public
14) Authorizing the
monitoring of confidential attorney-client privileged communications
by the government, even in the absence of a court order and even
where an incarcerated person has not been charged with a crime.
15) Ordering and authorizing the seizure of
assets of persons in the United States, prior to hearing or trial,
for lawful or innocent association with any entity that at the
discretionary designation of the Executive has been deemed
Institutionalization of racial and religious profiling and
authorization of domestic spying by federal law enforcement on
persons based on their engagement in noncriminal religious and
Refusal to provide information and records necessary and appropriate
for the constitutional right of legislative oversight of executive
treaties protective of peace and human rights and abrogation of the
obligations of the United States under, and withdrawal from,
international treaties and obligations without consent of the
legislative branch, and including termination of the ABM treaty
between the United States and Russia, and rescission of the
authorizing signature from the Treaty of Rome which served as the
basis for the International Criminal Court.
PRESIDENT GEORGE W.
BUSH AND OTHER NAMED OFFICIALS OF THE UNITED STATES HAVE COMMITTED
IMPEACHABLE OFFENSES OF UNPRECEDENTED DANGER TO THE CONSTITUTION AND
PEOPLE OF THE UNITED STATES.
Draft Articles of Impeachment of President
George W. Bush and other named officials of the United States charge
the most serious crimes known to law and history. Nothing in the
experience of the impeachment power under the Constitution compares.
The conduct charged threatens the Constitution, the United Nations,
the rule of law and the lives of unknown thousands, or millions of
people by their act and example.
The alleged impeachable acts of President
George W. Bush include:
Ordering and directing "first strike" war of aggression against
Afghanistan causing thousands of deaths;
2. Removing the government of Afghanistan by
force and installing a government of his choice;
3. Authorizing daily intrusions into Iraqi
airspace and aerial attacks including attacks on alleged defense
installations in Iraq which have killed hundreds of people in time
ordering and condoning attacks in Afghanistan and Iraq on civilians,
civilian facilities and locations where civilian casualties are
the use of nuclear weapons and ordering preparation for their use;
6. Threatening the independence and sovereignty
of Iraq by belligerently proclaiming his personal intention to
change its government by force;
7. Authorizing, ordering and condoning
assassinations, summary executions, murder, kidnappings, secret and
other illegal detentions of individuals, torture and physical and
psychological coercion of prisoners;
8. Authorizing, ordering and condoning
violations of rights of individuals under the First, Fourth, Fifth,
Sixth and Eight Amendments to the Constitution and of the Universal
Declaration of Human Rights, the International Covenant on Civil and
Political Rights, and other international protections of human
directing and condoning bribery and coercion of individuals and
governments to obtain his war ends;
10. Making, ordering and condoning false
statements and propaganda and concealing information vital to public
discussion and informed judgment to create a climate of fear and
hatred and destroy opposition to his war goals.
President Bush is accused of Crimes Against
Peace, War Crimes and Crimes Against Humanity. No crimes are greater
threats to the Constitution of the United States, the United Nation
Charter, the rule of law or the future of humanity.
MAXIMUM EFFORT TO SECURE FULL CONSIDERATION OF IMPEACHMENT IS THE
DUTY OF EVERYONE.
Impeachment is the means by which We The People
of the United States and our elected representatives in Congress can
prevent further crimes by the President and the human catastrophe
they threaten and force accountability for crimes committed.
Congressional proceedings for impeachment can
bring about open, fearless consideration of the most dangerous acts
and threats ever committed by an American President. If courageously
pursued, they can save our Constitution, the United Nations, the
rule of law, the lives of countless people and leave open the
possibility of peace on earth. Each of us must take a stand on
impeachment now, or bear the burden of having failed to speak in
this hour of maximum peril.
- - Ramsey Clark
January 15, 2003
Movement to impeach George W. Bush
Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia.
"Movement to impeach George W. Bush" is used
in two ways. It is used to describe actions by individuals and
groups within the public and private spheres intended to support an
George W. Bush. The phrase
is also used in a more broad sense to refer to a
social movement, related to
public opinion polls,
Republicans, which indicate
a degree of public support for a Presidential impeachment.
given for impeachment include: the
Plame affair, the
2003 invasion of Iraq, the
global war on terror, the
Downing Street documents,
yellowcake forgery, the
terrorist incidents known
2001, the mishandling of
Hurricane Katrina disaster
authorization to conduct domestic wiretaps without a warrant.
These reasons have been championed by activists on the political
left and groups affiliated or supportive of
anti-war causes. Some
conservatives also have called for Bush's ouster on many of the same
no impeachment hearings nor is an impeachment vote scheduled.
has set up a website,
in which he lists some of the reasons he believes Bush, as well as
Secretary of Defense
should be impeached.
Impeach George W. Bush
official Schmidt's defense of warrantless wiretaps rife with
inaccuracy, empty arguments, and unwarranted credulity
In defense of his argument, however, Schmidt falsely claimed that
Jamie Gorelick, as deputy attorney general under Clinton, testified
that the president has the authority to "go beyond" the terms of the
Foreign Intelligence Surveillance Act (FISA). Schmidt also offered a
number of empty and irrelevant arguments in defense of Bush.
An Impeachable Offense
Nuclear Monitoring of Muslim Americans Done Without Search Warrants
In search of a terrorist nuclear bomb, the federal government since
9/11 has run a far-reaching, top secret program to monitor radiation
levels at over a hundred Muslim sites in the Washington, D.C., area,
including mosques, homes, businesses, and warehouses, plus similar
sites in at least five other cities, U.S. News has learned.
As Senate majority leader at
the time, I helped negotiate that law with the White House counsel's
office over two harried days. I can state categorically that the
subject of warrantless wiretaps of American citizens never came up.
I did not and never would have supported giving authority to the
president for such wiretaps. I am also confident that the 98
senators who voted in favor of authorization of force against al
Qaeda did not believe that they were also voting for warrantless
A Time to
But Bush had plenty of bipartisan
help from Democratic co-conspirators in keeping knowledge of this
illegal spying from reaching the American public. It began in
November 2001, in the wake of 9/11, and -- from the very first
briefing for Congressional leaders by Dick Cheney until today --
Democrats on the Senate and House Intelligence Committees were told
about it. Those witting and complicit in hiding the crime included
Democratic Senator John D. Rockefeller IV, former chairman and later
ranking member of the Senate Intelligence Committee, and House
Minority Leader Nancy Pelosi, former ranking member on the House
Intelligence Committee. They knew it was a crime -- Rockefeller, for
example, warned the administration against it -- and yet did not
make it public. They were frightened by polls showing security
hysteria at its height.
year of vanished credibility
Bush. Never at ease before the cameras, he now has the hunted blink
and compulsive nasolabial twitch of the mad dictator, a cornered rat
with nowhere left to run. Nixon looked the same in his last White
House days, and so did Hitler, according to those present in the
Fuhrerbunker. As Hitler did before him, Bush raves on about imagined
Requesting the Appointment of Outside Special Counsel
Due to the severe constitutional crisis created by these actions, it
is essential that such a counsel be appointed immediately. Such
crimes are serious felonies and they need to be fully and
said no on war powers: Daschle
(Reuters) - The U.S. Congress rejected the Bush administration's
request for war-making authority in talks on a resolution passed
after the September 11, 2001, attacks, former Senate Majority leader
Tom Daschle said in Friday's edition of The Washington Post.
spying -- prelude to long-term lame-duck president
The president's evasion of the Foreign Intelligence Surveillance Act
was bad enough, but in his statement to the public, his blatant
omission of the fact that the act gave him the emergency power for
wiretaps may have done incalculable damage to the dwindling faith of
Americans in their government, a loss of faith that could be
seriously detrimental to the president's goals during the remaining
three years of his term of office.
called throwback to Nixon
While careful not
to criticize the president, U.S. Appeals Court Judge Damon Keith
said he thought the case bearing his name and unanimously upheld by
the Supreme Court had put an end to eavesdropping without a warrant.
Attorneys General Can't Be Sued for Illegal Wiretaps
Dec. 23 (Bloomberg) -- Supreme Court nominee Samuel A. Alito wrote
in a 1984 memo that U.S. attorneys general should be immune from
being sued for ordering illegal wiretaps.
general lay out defense for spying
Responding to bipartisan concern about possible abuse of
presidential power, the White House laid out a two-pronged argument
Monday that President Bush has legal and constitutional authority to
order electronic surveillance on domestic targets without court
Furor Widens Republican Divide
On one side
is the national-security camp, made even more numerous by loyalty to
a wartime president. On the other are the small-government civil
libertarians who have long held a privileged place within the
Republican Party but whose ranks have ebbed since the 2001 terrorist
December 20, 2005
Hagel seeks hearings on domestic spying
Allegations of potential abuse by the Bush administration involving
domestic spying is a "very serious issue," said Sen. Chuck Hagel,
'Impeachment' Talk, Pro and Con, Appears in Media at Last
A smattering of polls (some commissioned by partisan groups) has
found considerable, if often qualified, support for impeachment. But
Frank Newport, the director of the Gallup Poll, told E&P recently
that he would only run a poll on the subject if the idea really
started to gain mainstream political traction, and not until then.
He noted that he had been besieged with emails calling for such a
survey, but felt that was a "well-organized" action.
Constitution and the 'I-word'
respond by calling him Nixon 2.0 and have already hauled forth no
less an authority than John Dean to testify to the president's
dictatorial perfidy. The "I-word" is out there, and, I predict, you
are going to hear more of it next year much more.
If we succeed in censuring Bush
and/or Cheney, impeachment is next. The one does not cancel the
other. The public will not allow it to. Censure will not satisfy
those demands. It will, however, help move Congress and the media in
the direction of listening to the public demand for accountability.
Surveillance Court To Be Briefed on Spy Program
The presiding judge of a secret court that oversees government
surveillance in espionage and terrorism cases is arranging a
classified briefing for her fellow judges to address their concerns
about the legality of President Bush's domestic spying program,
according to several intelligence and government sources.
of Democratic clout
"Republicans worked very
hard and gambled on being able to basically intimidate the Democrats
on the Patriot Act and the ANWR provision in the Defense
appropriations bill, and it didn't work," says Thomas Mann, senior
fellow at the Brookings Institution.
unlikely to hear wiretap cases
The surveillance is so secret that its targets are unlikely to know
they were wiretapped and thus are unlikely to raise a court
challenge. That leaves the legal underpinnings of the program to be
debated in Senate hearings expected to begin in early 2006.
McClellan Lied: Congress had no oversight over illegal wiretaps
Q But as you know, members
of Congress who were briefed said that they were informed --
yes, briefed, but given absolutely no recourse to formally
object, to push back and say, this is not acceptable.
MR. McCLELLAN: They're an
independent branch of government.
Conservative Court Questions Administration's Honesty
The fourteen-page opinion makes a number of charges against the
Administration. Fundamentally, it accuses the government of changing
its version of the facts to suit its purposes and improperly seeking
to avoid Supreme Court consideration of whether the President has
the power to declare a U.S. citizen an "enemy combatant." The Court
also castigates the government for at least creating the appearance
that there really was not such a great need to hold Padilla as an
enemy combatant and that the charges that he had entered the country
to set off bombs might not be true.
say they never OK'd wiretapping
Some Democrats say they never approved a domestic wiretapping
program, undermining suggestions by President Bush and his senior
advisers that the plan was fully vetted in a series of congressional
26, 2005 Edition
Times Ran Wiretap Story
But Times sources
said that Mr. Risen's book does include the revelation about the
secret N.S.A. surveillance program. That left Mr. Taubman and his
superiors in the position of having to resolve The Times' dispute
with the administration before Mr. Risen could moot their legal and
ethical concernsand scoop his own paper.
Bush's Impeachable Offenses
The articles of
Nixon's impeachment centered on his use of illegal surveillance
methods against political opponents and obstruction of justice and
contempt of Congress in covering it up.
Pluse July 06 - December 15
blog posts for "Impeach Bush" over
the past six months
majority opposes violation of civil rights in fight against
A recent CNN/USA
Today/Gallup poll finds 65% of Americans saying that while the
government should make efforts to fight terrorism, it should not
take steps that violate basic civil liberties. On the other hand,
31% would allow the government to take counter-terrorism steps to
prevent terrorism, "even if that means your basic civil liberties
would be violated."
retreats in "war on Christmas," declaring: " 'Happy Holidays' is
Summary: On The O'Reilly Factor, host
Bill O'Reilly apparently reversed his previous position that the
phrase "Happy Holidays" is offensive, stating, " 'Happy Holidays' is
fine, just don't ban 'Merry Christmas.' " O'Reilly has previously
claimed the term "Happy Holidays" is offensive to "millions of
Christians" and 'insulting to Christian America."
In her November 13
column, Washington Post ombudsman Deborah Howell wrote that Post
polling director Richard Morin told her that the Post does not "do a
poll on whether President Bush should be impeached" because such a
question "is biased and would produce a misleading result." Media
Matters for America pointed out the inconsistency in Morin's claim:
the Post, under Morin's direction, asked similar questions about
then-President Bill Clinton throughout 1998. Morin has now changed
his story, saying that "we do not ask about impeachment because it
is not a serious option or a topic of considered discussion."
Danger to the Rule of Law
presents a clear and present danger to the rule of law. He cannot be
trusted to conduct the war against global terrorism with a decent
respect for civil liberties and checks against executive abuses.
Congress should swiftly enact a code that would require Mr. Bush to
obtain legislative consent for every counterterrorism measure that
would materially impair individual freedoms.
Wants Letters Declassified
"When I learned
several years ago that the National Security Agency had been
authorized to conduct the activities that President Bush referred to
in his December 17 radio address, I expressed my strong concerns in
a classified letter to the Administration and later verbally."
Spy Briefings Failed to Meet
Legal Test, Lawmakers Say
WASHINGTON, Dec. 20 -
The limited oral briefings provided by the White House to a handful
of lawmakers about the domestic eavesdropping program may not have
fulfilled a legal requirement under the National Security Act that
calls for such reports to be in written form, Congressional
officials from both parties said on Tuesday.
26, 2005 Edition
Bush's Abuse of Power Deserves Impeachment
Recklessly and audaciously, George W. Bush is driving the nation
whose laws he swore to uphold into a constitutional crisis. He has
claimed the powers of a medieval monarch and defied the other two
branches of government to deny him. Eventually, despite his party's
monopoly of power, he may force the nation to choose between his
continuing degradation of basic national values and the terrible
remedy of impeachment.
Program Snared U.S. Calls
20 - A surveillance program approved by President Bush to conduct
eavesdropping without warrants has captured what are purely domestic
communications in some cases, despite a requirement by the White
House that one end of the intercepted conversations take place on
foreign soil, officials say.
Judge Quits In Protest
A federal judge has
resigned from the court that oversees government surveillance in
intelligence cases in protest of President Bush's secret
authorization of a domestic spying program, according to two
Impeach George W. Bush
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The Year of Vanished
Bush. Never at ease before the cameras, he now has the glassy stare
and mirthless smile of a cornered man with nowhere left to run.
Nixon looked the same in his last White House days, and so did
Hitler, according to those present in the Fuehrerbunker. As Hitler
did before him, Bush raves on about imagined victories. Spare a
thought for the First Lady who has to endure his demented and
possibly drunken harangues over supper. The word around Washington
is that he's drinking again. At this rate he'll be shooting the dog
and ordering the First Lady to take poison, which I'm sure she'll
have great pleasure in forwarding to her mother in law.
Saturday December 24, 2005 4:11 PM EST
Dems Insist U.S.
Deserves Better Than Bush
Americans deserve better leadership than what the Bush
administration offers, South Carolina Rep. James E. Clyburn said
Saturday in the Democrats' weekly radio address.
Clyburn, chairman of the House Democratic Faith
Working Group and chairman-elect of the House Democratic Caucus,
said recent legislation promoted by Republicans has done little to
help the lives of many Americans.
Saturday December 24, 2005
4:10 PM EST
New Lies About Iraq
days before Christmas, the Bush administration launched a new salvo
of bright spinning lies about the Iraq war.
"In an interview with reporters traveling with
him on an Air Force cargo plane to Baghdad," the Associated Press
reported Thursday morning, Donald Rumsfeld "hinted that a
preliminary decision had been made to go below the 138,000 baseline"
of U.S. troops in Iraq.
Throughout 2006, until Election Day in early November, this kind of
story will be a frequent media refrain as the Bush regime does
whatever it can to prevent a loss of Republican majorities in the
House and Senate.
Saturday December 24, 2005 7:55 AM EST
Alito's Zeal for
--New York Times
Bush administration claiming sweeping and often legally baseless
authority to detain and spy on people, judges play a crucial role in
underscoring the limits of presidential power. When the Senate
begins hearings next month on Judge Samuel Alito, President Bush's
Supreme Court nominee, it should explore whether he understands
where the Constitution sets those limits. New documents released
yesterday provide more evidence that Judge Alito has a skewed view
of the allocation of power among the three branches - skewed in
favor of presidential power.
Saturday December 24, 2005
7:21 AM EST
Saving the North Pole
Talk about a "war on
The mad rush of
the Bush administration and its allies in Congress to drill for oil
beneath the coastal tundra of the Arctic National Wildlife Refuge
threatened to put big rigs on the edge give or take more than a
thousand miles of the North Pole. And it looked for a few days this
week as if the Senate might finally give in to the pressure.
Saturday December 24, 2005 7:48 AM EST
Double rebuke for
Bush as judges attack terror moves
President George Bush faced a rare challenge from the judiciary
yesterday when two courts questioned the legality of his expansion
of presidential powers in the war on terror.
In a startling rebuke, a federal appeals court
refused to allow the transfer of a terror suspect, Jose Padilla,
from military to civilian custody and strongly suggested that the
Bush administration was trying to manipulate the judicial system.
Iraq war: A Crime
The United States violated international rules
governing the use of force. Those rules, enshrined in the UN
charter, limit the use of force to self-defense in case of an armed
attack or military actions authorized by the Security Council to
maintain or restore international peace and security.
According to an editorial
on CounterPunch.org, the U.S.s war on IRAQ is a Crime against Peace
as defined by the Nuremberg Charter (1945), the Nuremberg Judgment
(1946), and the Nuremberg Principles (1950) as well as by paragraph
498 of the U.S. Army Field Manual 27-10 (1956).
Friday December 23, 2005 8:21 PM EST
Fidel Castro Says Bush 'Very Much a Fool'
HAVANA - Fidel Castro said Friday that the
Bush administration was wrong to prohibit Cuba from sending a team
to next year's World Baseball Classic.
"He is very much a fool," the Cuban president
said of Bush. "He doesn't know who the Cuban baseball players are,
or that they are Olympic and world champions. If he knew, he would
know something about this country's government."
As part of a year end summary
read the contents of the link below; 2004 reasons why Bush has got
to go. Source : http://irregulartimes.com/
BUSH CRIMES AND
ILLEGALITY A COMPENDIUM
In case you were wondering I
have been extremely busy. I will post some new stuff this week.
Probably tonight, but no promises. Thanks for stopping by. Meanwhile
I found this which pretty well sums everything up on Bush's latest
Subject: A small
editorial about recent events.
From: "Perry E.
Date: Sun, 18
Dec 2005 13:58:06 -0500
small editorial from your moderator. I rarely use this list to
express a strong political opinion -- you will forgive me in this
list is putatively about cryptography and cryptography politics,
though we do tend to stray quite a bit into security issues of all
sorts, and sometimes into the activities of the agency with the
biggest crypto and sigint budget in the world, the NSA.
As you may all be aware,
the New York Times has reported, and the administration has
admitted, that President of the United States apparently ordered the
NSA to conduct surveillance operations against US citizens without
prior permission of the secret court known as the Foreign
Intelligence Surveillance Court (the "FISC"). This is in clear
contravention of 50 USC 1801 - 50 USC 1811, a portion of the US code
that provides for clear criminal penalties for violations. See:
The President claims he has the prerogative to
order such surveillance. The law unambiguously disagrees with him.
There are minor exceptions
in the law, but they clearly do not apply in this case. They cover
only the 15 days after a declaration of war by congress, a period of
72 hours prior to seeking court authorization (which was never
sought), and similar exceptions that clearly are not germane.
There is no room for doubt
or question about whether the President has the prerogative to order
surveillance without asking the FISC -- even if the FISC is a
toothless organization that never turns down requests, it is a
federal crime, punishable by up to five years imprisonment, to
conduct electronic surveillance against US citizens without court
may be worthless at defending civil liberties, but in its arrogant
disregard for even the fig leaf of the FISC, the administration has
actually crossed the line into a crystal clear felony. The
government could have legally conducted such wiretaps at any time,
but the President chose not to do it legally.
Ours is a government of laws, not of men. That
means if the President disagrees with a law or feels that it is
insufficient, he still must obey it. Ignoring the law is illegal,
even for the President. The President may ask Congress to change the
law, but meanwhile he must follow it.
Our President has chosen to declare himself
above the law, a dangerous precedent that could do great harm to our
country. However, without substantial effort on the part of you, and
I mean you, every person reading this, nothing much is going to
happen. The rule of law will continue to decay in our country.
Future Presidents will claim even greater extralegal authority, and
our nation will fall into despotism. I mean that sincerely. For the
sake of yourself, your children and your children's children, you
cannot allow this to stand.
Call your Senators and your Congressman. Demand
a full investigation, both by Congress and by a special prosecutor,
of the actions of the Administration and the NSA. Say that the rule
of law is all that stands between us and barbarism. Say that we live
in a democracy, not a kingdom, and that our elected officials are
not above the law. The President is not a King. Even the President
cannot participate in a felony and get away with it. Demand that
even the President must obey the law.
Tell your friends to do the same. Tell them to
tell their friends to do the same. Then, call back next week and the
week after and the week after that until something happens. Mark it
in your calendar so you don't forget about it. Politicians have
short memories, and Congress is about to recess for Christmas, so
you must not allow this to be forgotten. Keep at them until
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Digital Form JasonC @ 7:54 am
NOTE: yes, we know theyre still
counting the votes or something like it. Regardless of whether Kerry can
somehow win (we give it a million to one chance), we mean every word
What a sad little place weve come to be, this America experiment of
ours. A sad indictment of its people. You want this fraud for four more
years? Fuckin have him. You think youve seen a mess? You havent seen
shit. Well sit back and politely watch it all rot and wither before our
eyes, and remember what it was like back when we had a real place to
call home; remember when Americans cherished the value of a job well
done not this miserable failure.
War? Infinite debt? Unending
culture of fear? Economic incompetence? Here, take another term.
Excuse me, Kos, but now is not time for this tired, ridiculous and
insulting dont get mad, get organized bullshit. Shut the fuck up. Every
fucking year I hear this same shit. You know what? Maybe this country
doesnt deserve us anymore. As far as Im concerned, they can go fuck
themselves with their tax cuts for the wealthy with their oil wars their
contempt for the environment for a womans right to choose their
Turn us into a Christian Iran, Mr. President. Mold
us in your fucking image, like the children we all must be.
country is fucked and dont start saying, Oh, but Jason, dont forget
about the 48% of us who voted for Kerry this country has a lot of good
people like you and me. Partly true, but give me a fucking break. If
this country werent fucked beyond repair, Bush would have been laughed
out of office There would have been no need for an election or at least,
only an election to decide who should replace the fuck. No president in
our time has accomplished less, damaged more, been responsible for more
death and destruction, showed less competence, than George W. Bush.
And yet, here I am looking at this electoral map. Fucking sick
inside. Not for myself, really Ill be fine, life will go on as normal, I
will probably wake up tomorrow, and the sun will probably still be
shining, Ill still be able to pay my bills, and write little things on
the internets but for my once proud country. A place where men and women
and children from around the world used to aspire to emulate. Look at us
now. How far weve fallen in so little time.
But this is what we
want I guess a one-party fascist state. What was that Bush said not long
ago about wishing he could be dictator? Well, mein furherer, heres your
chance. Take it and run. Fuck up what you wish, because, as you must now
know, you certainly wont be held accountable. We wont bother trying
anymore. Rape the Alaskan wilderness to get your oil fix like a fucking
desperate junkie bankrupt this country so you can throw away Social
Security and end the New Deal once and for all consolidate the corporate
oligarchy in the name of progress. Do it all. Fuck us hard.
assholes are wide open.
On the bright side, I am
infinitely proud of my state for saying no to the man. Thank you
everyone for all the work you did to accomplish this.
Global monitors find faults
Crampton International Herald Tribune
Wednesday, November 3, 2004
MIAMI The global implications of the U.S. election are
undeniable, but international monitors at a polling station in southern
Florida said Tuesday that voting procedures being used in the extremely
close contest fell short in many ways from the best global practices.
The observers said they had less access to polls than in Kazakhstan,
that the electronic voting had fewer fail-safes than in Venezuela, that
the ballots were not so simple as in the Republic of Georgia and that no
other country had such a complex national election system.
honest, monitoring elections in Serbia a few months ago was much
simpler," said Konrad Olszewski, an election observer stationed in Miami
by the Organization for Security and Cooperation in Europe.
have one national election law and use the paper ballots I really prefer
over any other system," Olszewski said.
democratic experience began with Poland's first free election in 1989,
is one of 92 observers brought in by the Vienna-based organization,
which was founded to maintain military security in Europe at the height
of the Cold War.
Two-member observer teams have fanned out across
11 states and include citizens of 36 countries, ranging from Canada and
Switzerland to Latvia, Kyrgyzstan, Slovenia and Belarus.
Formation of the U.S. election mission came after the State Department
issued a standard letter on June 9 inviting the group to monitor the
All 55 states in the organization have, since 1990,
agreed to invite observation teams to their national elections.
The decision to observe a presidential election for the first time was
made because of the changes prompted by controversy over the U.S.
elections in 2000, involving George W. Bush and Al Gore.
presence is not meant as a criticism," said Ron Gould, Olszewski's team
partner and the former assistant chief electoral officer for Elections
Canada. "We mainly want to assess changes taken since the 2000
Speaking as voting began at 7 a.m. in the
Firefighter's Memorial Hall for precincts 401 and 446 of Miami-Dade
County, the observers drew sharp distinctions between U.S.-style
elections and those conducted elsewhere around the world.
almost every other country in the world, there is not one national
election today," said Gould, who has been involved in 90 election
missions to 70 countries. "The decentralized system means that rules
vary widely county-by-county, so there are actually more than 13,000
Variations in local election law not only make
it difficult for election monitors to generalize on a national basis,
but also prohibit the observers from entering polling stations at all in
some states and counties. Such laws mean that no election observers from
the OSCE are in Ohio, a swing state fraught with battles over voter
intimidation and other polling issues.
As for electronic voting,
Gould said he preferred Venezuela's system over the calculator-sized
touchpads in Miami.
"Each electronic vote in Venezuela also
produces a ticket that voters then drop into a ballot box," Gould said.
"Unlike fully electronic systems, this gives a backup that can be used
to counter claims of massive fraud."
Venezuela had trouble
implementing the system, Gould added, because the ticket printers kept
The United States is also nearly unique in lacking
a unified voter registration system or national identity card, Gould
said, adding that he would ideally require U.S. voters to dip a finger
in an ink bowl or have a cuticle stained black after voting.
El Salvador, Namibia and so many other elections, the ink was extremely
important in preventing challenges to multiple voting," Gould said. "In
Afghanistan it didn't work so well because they used the dipping ink for
the cuticles, so it wiped right off."
To observe elections in
Florida, Gould and his partner first stopped to meet state election
officials in Tallahassee.
Their visit to Miami included failed
attempts to witness election preparations at two polling stations on
Monday evening. After a two-hour drive through heavy traffic, the
observers found both polling stations deserted.
"In Venezuela we
drove around to all the polling stations ahead of time to make sure this
didn't happen," Gould said. "Here we consider studying the system more
important than looking at actual voting."
Indeed, the team left
the Miami polling station little more than half an hour after voting
began to make a live interview scheduled on CNN. Media relations has
become a major part of their mission, with reporters mobbing the
monitors at every stop in Florida and a Japanese television crew from
NTV tailing them across the state since Friday.
"There is a lot
of interest in Japan where this election observation is seen as a kind
of satire," said Fumi Kobayashi, the New York-based correspondent for
NTV. "So strange to imagine Europeans coming to monitor elections in the
U.S., don't you think?"
A selection of voters and election
officials questioned as they left the Miami polling station said they
mainly found the election monitors reassuring.
"The United States
has long been a model for the world," said Richard Williams, a
poll-watcher officially designated by the Democratic Party. "If we allow
international observers we will continue to have a leading role."
Not everyone agrees. Jeff Miller, a Republican congressman from
Florida, considers the monitors an insult and has publicly urged them to
leave. "Get on the next plane out of the United States to go monitor an
election somewhere else, like Afghanistan," he said.
by the observers, which Gould said often take up just a few pages from
his pocket-sized reporter's notebook, will be fed into a national
assessment issued by the organization two days after the election.
Following standard procedure for all elections, a more detailed report
will be issued one month later.
MR KERRY GAVE UP
TODAY...so I guess we
should too I mean
what is the point?
The American Sheep
want four more years of
their Clown, have
Mr. Bush: FUCK YOU
we hope you
to death on a pretzel,
and that your
bicycle goes off a ravine with
you on it...We are
happy that Bin Laden
and you have such a
that he was able to help
you out as much as
you helped him...
Keep on with your
work of killing Americans
and civilians, you do it
better than anyone
can, payback is a bitch...
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Former Congressman Bill
Janklow(R-SD) Convicted and jailed for killing a man with his car
after blowing through a stopsign at a high rate of speed.
John Rowland(R-CT)Convicted and jailed for
graft, had work done on his house and some other bribe related
Under indictment for hiring practices.(I notice you had
Blagojevich--this one must have slipped your mind)
Lewis Libby(R)-Assistant to the Vice President,
5 count indictment, perjury, false statements.
Karl Rove(R)-Assistant to the President,
currently under investigation.
Larry Franklin(R)-DOD employee, pleaded guilty
in espionage case.
Aragoncillo-46, was a U.S. Marine most recently assigned to the
staff of Vice President Dick Cheney, arrested for spying in the
Tomlinson(R)-Former Head of CPB, under investigation.
Armstrong Williams(R)-Investigation revealed
that payments to him for propaganda efforts were illegal.
New Hampshire-4 Republican operatives arrested
for election 2002 phone jamming scandal. # have pleaded guilty, one
is due for trial soon.
Pennsylvania Republican Congressman Don
Sherwood had a visit from the Washington police after a 29-year old
woman who was not the 64-year old congressman's wife called 911 and
complained that Sherwood had choked her. Sherwood said he had merely
been giving the woman a back rub. He is one of those
holier-than-thou family values conservatives.
Senate President Ben Stevens (R-AK)
accepting consulting fees from oil services firm Veco. Subject to a
recall petition. Son of US Senate Pro Tem President Ted Stevens.
Gov. Arnold Schwarzenegger (R-CA)
Ethics probe for accepting salary from two mens fitness magazines
while governor, possible kickback from American Media publisher to
Schwarzenegger charity and silence money to a woman who had an
extramarital affair with Schwarzenegger. This probe may go criminal.
Rep. Randy "Duke"
Probed for bribery regarding
financial ties with and favors for defense firm MZM. Pleaded guilty
to tax evasion, conspiracy, Nov. 28, 2005.
Rep. Dana Rohrabacher (R-CA)
Tied to Abramoff scandal on loan papers. Recipient of contributions
Convicted, imprisoned 2004 for
accepting free renovations to his vacation cottage as well as
charter flights and vacations from a state contractor, and
defrauding the Internal Revenue Service by not paying taxes on the
General Jane Brady (R-DE)
Accused of helping
MBNA Bank of Wilmington skirt campaign finance laws.
Rep. Katherine Harris (R-FL)
Probed for campaign donations from MZM, Inc. in relation to Duke
Cunningham probe. Currently a US Senate candidate.
Rep. Tom Feeney (R-FL)
Recipient of contributions from Abramoff. Probed for corporate ties
to Yang Enterprises, involved in over billing state of Florida.
Feeney was Jeb Bushs 1994 running mate for Lt. Gov.
Ralph Reed, candidate for Lt. Gov. (R-GA)
Probed for involvement in Abramoff, Kidan, DeLay Indian casino money
Probed for ties to Abramoff and
demoting Acting US Attorney for Guam Frederick Black.
New Hawaii PAC and House GOP PAC (R-HI)
Campaign violations filed against a number of GOP candidates for the
state legislature and US House for skirting spending limits.
Dalton Tanonaka, former
Lt. gubernatorial and congressional candidate (R-HI)
Under FEC investigation for disguising and failing to report
campaign loans. Also investigated for possible illegal foreign
funding from Hong Kong and Japan.
State Rep. and House Minority Leader Galen Fox
Convicted on federal charges of fondling
a woman on a Honolulu to Los Angeles commercial flight.
Rep. Dennis Hastert, Speaker of the House
Probed for accepting money from Turkey.
Rep. Jerry Weller (R-IL)
Recipient of contributions from Abramoff. (Weller is also married to
the daughter of Guatemalan dictator and mass murderer [300,0000
Guatemalans] Efrain Rios Montt.)
Bob Kjellander, Republican National Treasurer
Under Federal probe for steering
investment contracts to Illinois Teachers Retirement Fund.
State Rep. Lee Daniels (Elmhurst), Former House
Under Federal investigation for
misuse of state employees for political activity and state contract
Under investigation for
soliciting campaign donations in return for INDOT (Indiana Dept. of
Thomas Sharp, INDOT Commissioner (R-IN)
investigation for soliciting campaign donations in return for INDOT
(Indiana Dept. of Transportation) contracts.
Jim Kittle, GOP state chairman (R-IN)
Under investigation for soliciting campaign donations in return for
INDOT (Indiana Dept. of Transportation) contracts.
Rep. Chris Chocola (R-IN)
Received DeLay ARMPAC money. FEC investigating.
Adam Taff, 2004 congressional candidate, KS-3
Indicted for campaign violations and wire
Gov. Ernie Fletcher
Criminal probe in a state employees merit
system scandal. Received contributions from DeLays ARMPAC, linked to
Transportation Commissioner (R-KY)
scandal, witness tampering. Indicted.
Bob Wilson, Deputy Personnel Secretary (R-KY)
Merit system scandal. Indicted
Darrell Brock, Chairman of Kentucky GOP (R-KY)
Merit system scandal. Indicted.
Basil Turbyfill, Personnel Adviser to KY Gov.
Ernie Fletcher (R-KY)
Merit system scandal.
Transportation Secretary (R-KY)
Murgatroyd, Deputy Chief of Staff to KY Gov. Ernie Fletcher (R-KY)
Merit system scandal. Indicted.
Jim Adams, Deputy Transportation Secretary
Merit system scandal. Indicted.
Cory Meadows, Executive Director,
Transportation Dept. (R-KY)
Cress, Environmental Protection Commissioner (R-KY)
Probed in merit system scandal.
Dave Disponett (R-KY)
Indicted for violation of Kentucky civil service law.
Sen. David Vitter (R-LA)
Linked to Abramoff in a case involving a Louisiana Indian tribe.
Joseph Steffen, aide to Gov. Bob Ehrlich (R-MD)
Resigned for starting a rumor campaign against
Baltimore Mayor Martin OMalley.
Massachusetts Executive Office of Environmental
Affairs - controlled by Gov. Mitt Romney (R-MA)
Under ethics cloud for awarding a $10,000 contract to conservative
Boston Herald columnist to write columns supportive of Romneys
Vice Chair, state GOP (R-MA)
Arrested by FBI for
drug money laundering.
Cox, Attorney General (R-MI)
Failed to pursue
felony pollution charges against Graceland Fruit after a major
Department of Environmental Quality investigation.
Rep. Candice Miller (R-MI)
Investigated by House Erthics Committee for accepting campaign
contributions in return for her yes vote on the 2004 Medicare bill.
Rep. Roy Blunt, House Majority Leader (R-MO)
Investigated for trading illegal PAC money with DeLay through
Blunt's Rely on Your Beliefs Fund. Received Indian casino money from
tribes represented by Abramoff.
Sen. Conrad Burns (R-MT)
Probed for links to Abramoff.
Rep. Jeff Fortenberry (R-NE)
Received tainted money from DeLay. Refused to return it.
Rep. Jon Porter (R-NV)
Received $25,000 from DeLay's ARMPAC.
Sen. John Sununu (R-NH)
Probed for receipt of money from DeLay tainted PAC.
Rep. Jeb Bradley (R-NH)
Probed for receipt of money from DeLay tainted PAC.
Gene Chandler, State House Speaker (R-NH)
Campaign contributions violations.
James Tobin, Northeast political director
National Republican Senatorial Campaign Committee (R-NH)
Indicted, conspiracy, GOTV phone line jamming, Sununu 2002 campaign.
Chuck McGee, former Exec. Dir. New Hampshire
Republican Party (R-NH)
conspiracy, GOTV phone line jamming, Sununu 2002 campaign.
Allen Raymond, GOP Marketplace President (R-NH)
Pleaded guilty, conspiracy, GOTV phone line jamming, Sununu 2002
Tom Wilson, GOP
State Chairman (R-NJ)
Probed for his firm
receiving $2.7 million from the Burlington County Bridge Commission.
Jeanine Pirro, Westchester County District
Attorney and US Senate candidate (R-NY)
for campaign donations from mobsters. Her husband served a year in
prison for tax evasion.
Gov. Froilan Tenorio (R-Northern Marianas Islands)
Grand Jury probe, ties to Abramoff.
Rep. Charles Taylor (R-NC)
Probed for ownership of shady Russian bank whose other major
investor is a former KGB general. Recipient of contributions from
Treasurer of Charles Taylor's congressional campaign (R-NC)
Indicted, fraud and money laundering.
Gov. Bob Taft (R-OH)
of state funds/ethics violations. Convicted, four first degree
misdemeanors, pleaded no contest (admission of guilt). $4000 fine
and public apology.Two Federal Grand Juries, one state Grand Jury
still investigating Taft.
Thomas Noe, Bush-Cheney 04 campaign chair, NW Ohio; Turnpike
Commissioner; University Regent (R-OH)
state funds for rare coin fund. Indicted by Federal grand jury,
arrested in Florida.
Bernadette Noe, Thomas Noes wife, Chairman of Lucas County GOP;
Chairman of Lucas Co. Board of Elections (R-OH)
Misuse of state funds.
Brian Hicks, Chief of Staff to Gov. Bob Taft, member Ohio University
Board of Trustees (R-OH)
Convicted for an ethics
violation dealing with his stay at Tom Noe's home in Florida.
Cherie Carroll, Chief of Staff Executive
Secretary to Gov. Bob Taft (R-OH)
accepting the payment of meals at "fine dining establishments"
valued at over $500 from Tom Noe while he was doing business with
Rep. Bob Ney (R-OH)
Being probed for involvement with Abramoff, Kidan, and DeLay, Indian
casino money laundering. Recipient of contributions from Abramoff
and Kidan. Indictment may be imminent.
Rep. Jean Schmidt (R-OH)
Probe of financial ties to Games, Inc., and proposal to put Ohio
State Lottery on the Internet. Received contributions from DeLays
ARMPAC, linked to Abramoff.
Douglas Moormann, Gov. Taft's Executive
Assistant for Business and Industry (R-OH)
criminal investigation for accepting loan from Noe.
State Rep. Dan Doyle (R-OR)
Convicted for misuse of campaign funds.
Rep. Don Sherwood (R-PA)
Investigated by DC police for assaulting and choking a 29-year old
Maryland woman. Sherwood, who is married and campaigned for office
on "family values", also has been sued by the woman, who claims he
attacked and choked her in their love nest. Sherwood defended
himself by stating that he wasn't trying to choke her - he was just
trying to give her a back rub.
Mike Battles, House candidate in 2002 (R-RI)
Firm, Custer Battles, disbarred from Iraq contracts following
allegations of overcharging and money laundering.
Vincent Cianci, Mayor of Providence (R-RI)
Convicted in 2002 and sentenced to 5 years in prison for conspiracy
related to Federal charges of racketeering, extortion, witness
tampering, and mail fraud. Also resigned from office in 1984 after
being convicted of assaulting a man with a lit cigarette, an ashtray
and a fireplace log.
Bill Janklow (R-SD)
Convicted of second degree
manslaughter and imprisoned for running a stop sign at a rural
intersection near Trent, SD and hitting motorcyclist Randolph E.
Scott, killing him. Recipient of contributions from Abramoff.
Sen. Bill Frist, Senate Majority Leader (R-TN)
Under investigation by the Securities and Exchange Commission (SEC)
for insider trading on his Hospital Corporation of America (HCA)
Rep. Tom DeLay, House
Majority Leader (R-TX)
Probed for campaign
finance fraud, ties to Abramoff/Kidan, Saipan sweat shops. Grand
Jury, Travis County prosecutor, and House Ethics Committee probing
DeLay. Indicted by Travis County District Attorney for 1 count of
criminal conspiracy and 2 counts of money laundering. Arrested and
booked at Harris County jail October 20, 2005. Recipient of
contributions from Abramoff.
Jim Ellis, Director Americans for a Republican
Majority (ARMPAC) PAC (R-TX)
Tied to DeLay and
Colyandro, Texans for a Republican Majority (TRMPAC), DeLay
Warren RoBold, Lobbyist and DeLay associate
State House Speaker Tom Craddick (R-TX)
Probed for campaign violations involving TRMPAC and DeLay.
State Rep. Todd Baxter (R-TX)
Investigated for receiving ARMPAC and TRMPAC money from Republican
National Committee. To resign from office.
Rep. Kevin Brady (R-TX)
Recipient of $10,000 from ARMPAC in 2003. Arrested for DWI in South
Spokane Mayor Jim
Under Federal and state
investigation for abusing his office to obtain sexual favors and
soliciting sex over the Internet from underage males.
OTHER REPUBLICANS ACCUSED OF RECENT WRONGDOING
(mostly in Washington, DC area):
Jack Abramoff, GOP lobbyist Adam Kidan, DC
Dial-a-Mattress franchise in DC and Abramoff associate
Indicted for wire fraud, conspiracy Indicted, wire fraud,
Scanlon, former chief of staff to Tom DeLay
Being probed for involvement in Indian casino scandal with Abramoff,
Kidan, and DeLay. Indicted Nov. 18, 2005 for conspiracy to defraud
Indian tribes. Pleaded guilty Nov. 21.
Steve Rosen, American Israel Public Affairs
Indicted for criminal
conspiracy involving classified national security information.
Keith Weismann, AIPAC
Indicted for criminal conspiracy involving classified national
Franklin, Colonel, USAF Reserves, Dept. of Defense
Indicted for criminal conspiracy involving classified national
Mark Foley abruptly resigned from Congress after "sexually explicit"
emails surfaced showing him flirting with a 16-year old boy.
Randall Casseday of the conservative Washington Times newspaper was
arrested for soliciting sex from a 13-year old girl on the internet.
Republican chairman of the Oregon Christian
Coalition Lou Beres confessed to molesting a 13-year old girl.
Republican County Constable Larry Dale Floyd
was arrested on suspicion of soliciting sex with an 8-year old girl.
Floyd has repeatedly won elections for Denton County, Texas,
judge Mark Pazuhanich pleaded no contest to fondling a 10-year old
girl and was sentenced to 10 years probation.
Republican Party leader Bobby Stumbo was
arrested for having sex with a 5-year old boy.
Republican petition drive manager Tom Randall
pleaded guilty to molesting two girls under the age of 14, one of
them the daughter of an associate in the petition business.
Republican County Chairman
Armando Tebano was arrested for sexually molesting a 14-year-old
and former city councilman John Collins pleaded guilty to sexually
molesting 13 and 14 year old girls.
Republican campaign worker Mark Seidensticker
is a convicted child molester.
Republican Mayor Philip Giordano is serving a
37-year sentence in federal prison for sexually abusing 8- and
10-year old girls.
Republican Mayor Tom Adams was arrested for distributing child
pornography over the internet.
Republican Mayor John Gosek was arrested on
charges of soliciting sex from two 15-year old girls.
Commissioner David Swartz pleaded guilty to molesting two girls
under the age of 11 and was sentenced to 8 years in prison.
Edison Misla Aldarondo was sentenced to 10 years in prison for
raping his daughter between the ages of 9 and 17.
John R. Curtain was charged with molesting a teenage boy and
unlawful sexual contact with a minor.
Republican anti-abortion activist Howard Scott
Heldreth is a convicted child rapist in Florida.
supervisor, Boy Scout leader and Lutheran church president Dennis L.
Rader pleaded guilty to performing a sexual act on an 11-year old
girl he murdered.
Republican anti-abortion activist Nicholas Morency pleaded guilty to
possessing child pornography on his computer and offering a bounty
to anybody who murders an abortion doctor.
Republican campaign consultant Tom Shortridge
was sentenced to three years probation for taking nude photographs
of a 15-year old girl.
Republican racist pedophile and United States Senator Strom Thurmond
had sex with a 15-year old black girl which produced a child.
Republican pastor Mike
Hintz, whom George W. Bush commended during the 2004 presidential
campaign, surrendered to police after admitting to a sexual affair
with a female juvenile.
Republican legislator Peter Dibble pleaded no contest to having an
inappropriate relationship with a 13-year-old girl.
consultant Carey Lee Cramer was sentenced to six years in prison for
molesting two 8-year old girls, one of whom appeared in an anti-Gore
Republican activist Lawrence E. King, Jr. organized child sex
parties at the White House during the 1980s.
Republican lobbyist Craig J. Spence organized
child sex parties at the White House during the 1980s.
Donald "Buz" Lukens was found guilty of having sex with a female
minor and sentenced to one month in jail.
Republican fundraiser Richard A. Delgaudio was
found guilty of child porn charges and paying two teenage girls to
pose for sexual photos.
Republican activist Mark A. Grethen convicted on six counts of sex
crimes involving children.
Republican campaign chairman Randal David
Ankeney pleaded guilty to attempted sexual assault on a child and
was arrested again five years later on the same charge.
Republican Congressman Dan
Crane had sex with a female minor working as a congressional page.
Republican activist and
Christian Coalition leader Beverly Russell admitted to an incestuous
relationship with his step daughter.
Republican Judge Ronald C. Kline was placed
under house arrest for child molestation and possession of child
congressman and anti-gay activist Robert Bauman was charged with
having sex with a 16-year-old boy he picked up at a gay bar.
Chairman Jeffrey Patti was arrested for distributing a video clip of
a 5-year-old girl being raped.
Republican activist Marty Glickman (a.k.a.
"Republican Marty"), was taken into custody by Florida police on
four counts of unlawful sexual activity with an underage girl and
one count of delivering the drug LSD.
Republican legislative aide Howard L. Brooks
was charged with molesting a 12-year old boy and possession of child
Senate candidate John Hathaway was accused of having sex with his
12-year old baby sitter and withdrew his candidacy after the
allegations were reported in the media.
Republican preacher Stephen White, who demanded
a return to traditional values, was sentenced to jail after offering
$20 to a 14-year-old boy for permission to perform oral sex on him.
Republican talk show host Jon Matthews pleaded
guilty to exposing his genitals to an 11 year old girl.
Republican anti-gay activist Earl "Butch"
Kimmerling was sentenced to 40 years in prison for molesting an
8-year old girl after he attempted to stop a gay couple from
Party leader Paul Ingram pleaded guilty to six counts of raping his
daughters and served 14 years in federal prison.
Republican election board
official Kevin Coan was sentenced to two years probation for
soliciting sex over the internet from a 14-year old girl.
Andrew Buhr was charged with two counts of first degree sodomy with
a 13-year old boy.
Republican legislator Keith Westmoreland was arrested on seven
felony counts of lewd and lascivious exhibition to girls under the
age of 16 (i.e. exposing himself to children).
Republican anti-abortion activist John Allen
Burt was found guilty of molesting a 15-year old girl.
Councilman Keola Childs pleaded guilty to molesting a male child.
Republican activist John Butler was charged
with criminal sexual assault on a teenage girl.
Republican candidate Richard Gardner admitted
to molesting his two daughters.
Republican Councilman and former Marine Jack W.
Gardner was convicted of molesting a 13-year old girl.
Commissioner Merrill Robert Barter pleaded guilty to unlawful sexual
contact and assault on a teenage boy.
Republican City Councilman Fred C. Smeltzer,
Jr. pleaded no contest to raping a 15 year-old girl and served
6-months in prison.
Republican activist Parker J. Bena pleaded guilty to possession of
child pornography on his home computer and was sentenced to 30
months in federal prison and fined $18,000.
Republican parole board officer and former
Colorado state representative, Larry Jack Schwarz, was fired after
child pornography was found in his possession.
Republican strategist and Citadel Military
College graduate Robin Vanderwall was convicted in Virginia on five
counts of soliciting sex from boys and girls over the internet.
Republican city councilman
Mark Harris, who is described as a "good military man" and "church
goer," was convicted of repeatedly having sex with an 11-year-old
girl and sentenced to 12 years in prison.
Republican businessman Jon Grunseth withdrew
his candidacy for Minnesota governor after allegations surfaced that
he went swimming in the nude with four underage girls, including his
campaign worker, police officer and self-proclaimed reverend Steve
Aiken was convicted of having sex with two underage girls.
Republican director of the
"Young Republican Federation" Nicholas Elizondo molested his 6-year
old daughter and was sentenced to six years in prison.
Republican president of
the New York City Housing Development Corp. Russell Harding pleaded
guilty to possessing child pornography on his computer.
Republican benefactor of
conservative Christian groups, Richard A. Dasen Sr., was found
guilty of raping a 15-year old girl. Dasen, 62, who is married with
grown children and several grandchildren, has allegedly told police
that over the past decade he paid more than $1 million to have sex
with a large number of young women.
Republican Defense Secretary Donald Rumsfeld
authorized the rape of children in Iraqi prisons in order to
humiliate their parents into providing information about the
anti-American insurgency. See excerpt of one prisoner's report here
and his full report here