Grass Roots Impeachment
By Tony Soldo
Most people go through life oblivious to the world around them outside their little existence.
They only know what is told to them through the mainstream media, T.V. , Radio, Newspaper, etc.
If it's not in the mainstream, then as far as they are concerned, it never happened.
Anything told to them that is counter-intuitive , causes confusion , fear, and anger.
Since most people are mis-informed and uninformed about issues of utmost importance to mankind , issues like war, poverty, racial divide, economic plight, etc., they tend to react to alternative ideas and solutions with angry words and insults, and ignorant suggestions.
Such is the case with Tequesta Councilor-elect Basil Dalack .
Mr. Dalack is a member of Veterans for Peace , and the non-profit Catholic Peace movement Pax Christi, and is a Korean War Veteran, and he has been repeatedly attacked in the local newspaper :the Jupiter Courier, as well as it's sister web-site: tcpalm.com, by people who only insult and defame, without ever addressing the issues that Mr. Dalack has brought forth.
The 76 year old semi-retired attorney who was to be sworn in on Thursday April 13 , filed a Federal lawsuit with the U.S. District Court in Ft. Lauderdale to remove oppressive wording written into the Tequesta Village Charter.
Mr. Dalack has stated that he would take the oath to join the Tequesta Village Council if the phrase 'support' the U.S. and Florida Government was removed, stating that that oath would impede his Constitutional rights.
Thursday night , Mr Dalack read a statement of oath excluding the phrase "support the U.S. and Florida Government", but his statement was not recognized by the Council, therefore he is not offically on the Village of Tequesta Council as of yet.
Mr. Dalack has already proposed a resolution to withdraw the U.S. Troops from Iraq, and to impeach President Bush and Vice President Cheney, and to try them for war crimes.
The Resolution presented by Tequesta , Florida Councilman Basil Dalack, calling for the immediate withdrawl of U.S. troops from Iraq, and the Impeachment of Bush and Cheney, and the trial and prosecution of Bush and Cheney for war crimes, are completely valid and covered in detail in a document called the United States Constitution.
In Article II , (the Executive Branch), section 4 , it states ; 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.
If there is any doubt as to the blatant violation of the rule of law, both Constitutional and International , there can clearly be no defense for Bush, Cheney, and Rumsfeld, in their role as war criminals, and war profiteers after three years, (happy anniversary ), of chaos and mayhem in Iraq.
Furthermore, on March 13, 2006 , Senator Russ Feingold , introduced a resolution to Censure Bush for his role in approving the illegal wire-tapping of American Citizens by the N.S.A.
Censuring is a step short of Impeachment, and is meant to imply guilt without formally passing a law or cutting funds.
All members of the House of Representatives and the U.S. Senate, both Democrats and Republicans ,must present a bill and vote on that bill to stop funding the war in Iraq, and immediatly withdrawl the troops from Iraq.
Then, they must draft a Resolution ,(similar to Mr. Dalack's Resolution ) for Impeachment proceedings.
Until Congress steps up and accepts it's Constitutional responsibilities, it will be up to people like Basil Dalack ,and hundreds of other Councilmen throughout this Nation , to carry on the rich traditions of a Democratic Republic , by holding those whom we have put in power, accountable.
250,000 human beings are dead in Iraq since 3-20-2003 , look it up at www.informationclearinghouse.info
The total body count for the good ole U.S.A. ? Try 2,371 since the war started, the last one to "buy a piece of your freedom" was a 21 year old young man named Rowland E. Calderon-Ascenio , from Miami, Florida.
Will he be the last one to die for a lie?
The father of a 30 year old man killed in this war, named Al Zappala,
who was attending a protest march in Louisiana last month, said it all in one sentence "We attacked a country who never did anything to us, and my son was sent to Iraq based on lies.
So far , the cost of this war is $273,136,991,322.00 AS OF 8:13 AM, April 15th, 2006. That's 273 BILLION DOLLARS!!!!!!!!!
That is 1 BILLION 600 THOUSAND DOLLARS a week for 160 weeks !Look it up at www.informationclearinghouse.info
That is your money taken from you by the government every week out of your hard-earned pay , and handed directly to people within the military industrial complex, (you know the guys who make all those weapons of mass destruction ),and the big-oil companies , who, coincidently, have made more money in the last two years than ever before in our nations history, and the construction companies, like Dick Cheney's old company Halliburton , (if you break it, you gotta fix it, right?).
War is big business, and business is good, lately. Follow the Money.
The Resolution presented by Tequesta, fl. Councilman Basil Dalack, calling for the immediate withdrawl of U.S. troops from Iraq, and the Impeachment of Bush and Cheney, and the trial and prosecution of Bush and Cheney for war crimes, are completely valid and covered in detail in a document called the United States Constitution.
The Resolution will be the first action taken by Council-elect Dalack when he is finally sworn in.
Mr. Dalack is only one of hundreds of people throughout the U.S. who have started a grass roots campaign to peacefully force change from the bottom up.
The people of the U.S. have waited patiently for their elected Representatives at the highest level of government to carry out the will of the people and uphold the Constitution of the United States of America.
Since no one at the top has been able or willing to force change, it is up to people at the bottom of the government , people like Basil Dalack.
It is time for the people to get informed on the important issues , like war, and poverty, and racial division, and stop waiting for our "Leaders" at the top of our government to end the problems that we all confronted with .
Instead of insulting and attacking people that we don't agree with , we should get informed on the issues and discuss and debate each other on these issues.
An informative alternative news site with facts and insight on the War in Iraq , Afghanistan, and soon to be attacked Iran , is www.informationclearinghouse.info
The mainstream media has already started the hype on the upcoming bombing and invasion of Iran by the U.S. ,conditioning the masses to accept it as necessary and unavoidable ,even while most people would agree that the bombing and invasion of Iraq was based on lies and was illegal.
You have the power to choose whether to accept or resist the next war in Iran and to stop the continuation of the previous wars in Iraq and Afghanistan , by supporting this grass roots reform.