We Were Promised Change, And Change Is What We Will Hold Our NewPresident To
Of all the things that must change, the FIRST thing that must changenow is that the rule of law and respect for the Constitution must befully restored. Obama has set up a site where he professes to want toknow what his priorities should be. Therefore let us all go there andmake the number one idea this one.
Appoint a Special Prosecutor for the Crimes of the BushAdministration
The direct link is rather longish, so we have set up a special actionpage that will open up a new window and forward you directly (or elselook for the link at the very top) to the page where you can vote forthis most critical idea.
Special Prosecutor Voting Link:
Important: To cast a vote, when you get to the voting site, click onthe box with the current number count to the left of the main headerfor the idea, NOT on the widget on the right hand side of the pagelower down, which just reloads the same page.
President-elect Obama recently said, "If I found out that there werehigh officials who knowingly, consciously broke existing laws,engaged in cover-ups of those crimes with knowledge forefront, then Ithink a basic principle of our Constitution is nobody above the law."Attorney General-designate Eric Holder recently said top BushAdministration officials "authorized the use of torture, approved ofsecret electronic surveillance of American citizens, secretlydetained American citizens without due process of law, denied theWrit of Habeas Corpus to hundreds of accused enemy combatants, andauthorized the use of procedures that both violate international lawand the United States Constitution."
We must now hold them to honor their words of accountability.The Bush administration has refused to investigate its own crimes andPresident Bush may issue blanket pardons before he leaves, indeed wefully expect him to even try to pardon himself. But that is all themore reason why we must keep as much heat as possible on thepotential for real post inauguration prosecutions. No pardon couldpossibly be broad enough to exonerate the entire litany of the crimesof the outgoing White House without itself raising seriousconstitutional questions.
President Obama must appoint a Special Prosecutor - ideally PatrickFitzgerald - to fully investigate these crimes and prosecute thoseresponsible to demonstrate that we are truly a Nation of Laws and noone - including the President - is above the law. And you can makesure that happens by going to this link and helping to make theappointment of a special prosecutor the number one idea on the Obama"change" site by a very large and dramatic margin.
Special Prosecutor Voting Link:
And then after you vote, if you haven't requested your "ImpeachBoth!!!" cap yet (we just shipped out another 1000 this week), if youwant to go back and get one the page left behind by the link abovewill allow you to do that. Because anyone who thinks that the Bushadministration has even now finished committing high crimes hasgreatly misunderestimated their depth of incorrigible malfeasance.Be careful what you ask for because you just might get it. Our newpresident has asked us to be involved in telling him what to do. Letus find out if that was for real or not, by continuing to speak out,in greater numbers than ever before.
Please take action NOW, so we can win all victories that are supposedto be ours, and forward this alert as widely as possible.