Tuesday, March 14, 2006

TAKE ACTION: Support Feingold Censure Resolution

Yesterday, Senator Feingold introduced a resolution to censure President Bush for breaking the law by illegally wiretapping American citizens. If MoveOn.org can reach 250,000 signatures on their petition supporting the call for censure, they'll deliver your comments to your senators this week to show support for Senator Feingold's resolution.

CLICK HERE: Censure President Bush

From MoveOn.org:

Censuring a sitting president is serious business. But when the president misleads the public and Congress while willfully and repeatedly breaking the law, there must be consequences—that's how the law works for everybody else.

While most politicians sat back and weighed the political pros and cons of holding the president accountable, Senator Feingold stuck his neck out and did it. Now it's up to us to show broad public support. Can you sign our petition asking Congress to join the call for censure?

CLICK HERE: Censure President Bush

President Bush already had the authority to wiretap suspected terrorists—he could even wiretap first and get warrants 3 days later. But he chose to get no warrants at all, clearly violating the law set up to protect innocent Americans and then he misled the Congress and the public about his program.1

Censuring the president means Congress officially acknowledges that the president broke the law and condemns him for doing it. Given the scale of the president's problem, it's a very reasonable first step to holding him accountable. This is a key moment for Congress to show that they're serious about checks and balances.

Our country was founded on the idea that everyone—even the president— has to follow the law. Supporting censure is the best opportunity we've got to keep that ideal alive. Can you sign our petition today?

CLICK HERE: Censure President Bush

Thank you!

For more information on censure see:

MoveOn.org Political Action

Censure Resolution

Facts about FISA you should Know

Remarks of U.S. Senator Russ Feingold Introducing a Resolution to Censure President George W. Bush

See also:

Feingold Pushes to Censure President

A Senate Maverick Acts to Force an Issue

Tom Harkin | Why I Fully Support Bush Censure

1 comment:

Kathleen Callon said...

I've already signed at MoveOn as well as have signed as a co-sponsor of the censure resolution.

There are Republicrats and then there is Russ Feingold. Russ is better than the rest of them combined. If you want Senator Feingold to run for President, please, come over and sign the petition at http://russfeingoldpetition.blogspot.com/.

Thank you for your time.