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  Impeachment Resolution Against President George W. Bush

 

by FRANCIS A. BOYLE
professor of law, University of Illinois School of Law

 

108nd Congress H.Res.XX

1st Session

Impeaching George Walker Bush, President of the United States, of high crimes
and misdemeanors.

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IN THE HOUSE OF REPRESENTATIVES

January __, 2003

Mr./Ms. Y submitted the following resolution; which was referred to the Committee
on Judiciary.

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A RESOLUTION

Impeaching George Walker Bush, President of the United States, of high crimes
and misdemeanors.

Resolved, That George Walker Bush, President of the United States is impeached
for high crimes and misdemeanors, and that the following articles of impeachment
be exhibited to the Senate:

Articles of impeachment exhibited by the House of Representatives of the United
States of America in the name of itself and of all of the people of the United States
of America, against George Walker Bush, President of the United States of America,
in maintenance and support of its impeachment against him for high crimes and
misdemeanors.

 

ARTICLE I

In the conduct of the office of President of the United States, George Walker Bush,
in violation of his constitutional oath faithfully to execute the office of President of
the United States and, to the best of his ability, preserve, protect, and defend the
Constitution of the United States, and in violation of his constitutional duty to take
care that the laws be faithfully executed, has attempted to impose a police state
and a military dictatorship upon the people and Republic of the United States of
America by means of "a long Train of Abuses and Usurpations" against the
Constitution since September 11, 2001. This subversive conduct includes but is not
limited to trying to suspend the constitutional Writ of Habeas Corpus; ramming the
totalitarian U.S.A. Patriot Act through Congress; the mass-round-up and
incarceration of foreigners; kangaroo courts; depriving at least two United States
citizens of their constitutional rights by means of military incarceration; interference
with the constitutional right of defendants in criminal cases to lawyers; violating
and subverting the Posse Comitatus Act; unlawful and unreasonable searches and
seizures; violating the First Amendments rights of the free exercise of religion,
freedom of speech, peaceable assembly, and to petition the government for
redress of grievances; packing the federal judiciary with hand-picked judges
belonging to the totalitarian Federalist Society and undermining the judicial
independence of the Constitution's Article III federal court system; violating the
Third and Fourth Geneva Conventions and the U.S. War Crimes Act; violating the
International Covenant on Civil and Political Rights and the International
Convention on the Elimination of All Forms of Racial Discrimination; reinstitution of
the infamous "Cointelpro" Program; violating the Vienna Convention on Consular
Relations, the Convention against Torture, and the Universal Declaration of Human
Rights; instituting the totalitarian Total Information Awareness Program; and
establishing a totalitarian Northern Military Command for the United States of
America itself. In all of this George Walker Bush has acted in a manner contrary to
his trust as President and subversive of constitutional government, to the great
prejudice of the cause of law and justice and to the manifest injury of the people
of the United States.

Wherefore George Walker Bush, by such conduct, warrants impeachment and trial,
and removal from office.

ARTICLE II

In the conduct of the office of President of the United States, George Walker Bush,
in violation of his constitutional oath faithfully to execute the office of President of
the United States and, to the best of his ability, preserve, protect, and defend the
Constitution of the United States, and in violation of his constitutional duty to take
care that the laws be faithfully executed, has violated the Equal Protection Clause
of the Constitution. U.S. soldiers in the Middle East are overwhelmingly poor White,
Black, and Latino and their military service is based on the coercion of a system
that has denied viable economic opportunities to these classes of citizens. Under
the Constitution, all classes of citizens are guaranteed equal protection of the
laws, and calling on the poor and minorities to fight a war for oil to preserve the
lifestyles of the wealthy power elite of this country is a denial of the rights of these
soldiers. In all of this George Walker Bush has acted in a manner contrary to his
trust as President and subversive of constitutional government, to the great
prejudice of the cause of law and justice and to the manifest injury of the people
of the United States.

Wherefore George Walker Bush, by such conduct, warrants impeachment and trial,
and removal from office.

ARTICLE III

In the conduct of the office of President of the United States, George Walker Bush,
in violation of his constitutional oath faithfully to execute the office of President of
the United States and, to the best of his ability, preserve, protect, and defend the
Constitution of the United States, and in violation of his constitutional duty to take
care that the laws be faithfully executed, has violated the U.S. Constitution,
federal law, and the United Nations Charter by bribing, intimidating and
threatening others, including the members of the United Nations Security Council,
to support belligerent acts against Iraq. In all of this George Walker Bush has
acted in a manner contrary to his trust as President and subversive of
constitutional government, to the great prejudice of the cause of law and justice
and to the manifest injury of the people of the United States.

Wherefore George Walker Bush, by such conduct, warrants impeachment and trial,
and removal from office.

ARTICLE IV

In the conduct of the office of President of the United States, George Walker Bush,
in violation of his constitutional oath faithfully to execute the office of President of
the United States and, to the best of his ability, preserve, protect, and defend the
Constitution of the United States, and in violation of his constitutional duty to take
care that the laws be faithfully executed, has prepared, planned, and conspired to
engage in a massive war and catastrophic aggression against Iraq by employing
methods of mass destruction that will result in the killing of hundreds of thousands
of civilians, many of whom will be children. This planning includes the threatened
use of nuclear weapons, and the use of such indiscriminate weapons and massive
killings by aerial bombardment, or otherwise, of civilians, violates the Hague
Regulations on land warfare, the rules of customary international law set forth in
the Hague Rules of Air Warfare, the Four Geneva Conventions of 1949 and
Protocol I thereto, the Nuremberg Charter, Judgment, and Principles, the Genocide
Convention, the Universal Declaration of Human Rights, and U.S. Army Field Manual
27-10 (1956). In all of this George Walker Bush has acted in a manner contrary to
his trust as President and subversive of constitutional government, to the great
prejudice of the cause of law and justice and to the manifest injury of the people
of the United States.

Wherefore George Walker Bush, by such conduct, warrants impeachment and trial,
and removal from office.

ARTICLE V

In the conduct of the office of President of the United States, George Walker Bush,
in violation of his constitutional oath faithfully to execute the office of President of
the United States and, to the best of his ability, preserve, protect, and defend the
Constitution of the United States, and in violation of his constitutional duty to take
care that the laws be faithfully executed, has committed the United States to acts
of war without congressional consent and contrary to the United Nations Charter
and international law. From September, 2001 through January, 2003, the
President embarked on a course of action that systematically eliminated every
option for peaceful resolution of the Persian Gulf crisis. Once the President
approached Congress for consent to war, tens of thousands of American soldiers'
lives were in jeopardy - rendering any substantive debate by Congress
meaningless. The President has not received a Declaration of War by Congress,
and in contravention of the written word, the spirit, and the intent of the U.S.
Constitution has declared that he will go to war regardless of the views of the
American people. In failing to seek and obtain a Declaration of War, George Walker
Bush has acted in a manner contrary to his trust as President and subversive of
constitutional government, to the great prejudice of the cause of law and justice
and to the manifest injury of the people of the United States.

Wherefore George Walker Bush, by such conduct, warrants impeachment and trial,
and removal from office.

ARTICLE VI

In the conduct of the office of President of the United States, George Walker Bush,
in violation of his constitutional oath faithfully to execute the office of President of
the United States and, to the best of his ability, preserve, protect, and defend the
Constitution of the United States, and in violation of his constitutional duty to take
care that the laws be faithfully executed, has planned, prepared, and conspired to
commit crimes against the peace by leading the United States into aggressive war
against Iraq in violation of Article 2(4) of the United Nations Charter, the
Nuremberg Charter, Judgment, and Principles, the Kellogg-Brand Pact, U.S. Army
Field Manual 27-10 (1956), numerous other international treaties and agreements,
and the Constitution of the United States. In all of this George Walker Bush has
acted in a manner contrary to his trust as President and subversive of
constitutional government, to the great prejudice of the cause of law and justice
and to the manifest injury of the people of the United States.

Wherefore George Walker Bush, by such conduct, warrants impeachment and trial,
and removal from office.

(In memory of Congressman Henry B. Gonzalez - R.I.P. - and H. Res. 86, 102nd
Cong., 1st Sess., Jan. 16, 1991.)

Francis A. Boyle, Professor of Law, University of Illinois, is author of Foundations
of World Order, Duke University Press, The Criminality of Nuclear Deterrence,
and Palestine, Palestinians and International Law, by Clarity Press. He can be
reached at: FBOYLE@LAW.UIUC.EDU

 

http://www.counterpunch.org/boyle01172003.html

CounterPunch - January 17, 2003

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