Monday, January 22, 2007

Senators Put Impeachment Back on The Table ~<{( ¡23rd! )}>~


Call Press Conference for Tuesday January 23rd at 1PM in the New Mexico Capitol Building
by Leland Lehrman - leland.lehrman@gmail.com

[Press Conference, Lobbying and Support information at bottom.]

Two opposing viewpoints are commonly cited when proposing the impeachment of President Bush and Vice-President Cheney. The most often heard is that impeachment is unrealistic or tactically inferior to some other approach to ending the immoral “War on Terror” and its domestic police state apparatus. The other, inherently opposing viewpoint, is based on the false assumption that the United States was attacked on 9/11 by a skilled “Islamofascist” enemy and is therefore “at war” and thus “all is fair.” However, the evidence regarding 9/11 indicates that it was largely an inside job by traitorous elements of the US and global elite facilitated by bin Laden’s band of delusional punks who had just the right amount of criminality to be useful to the architects of global domination.f

When on Tuesday, January 23rd at 1pm in the Capitol Rotunda, Senators Gerald Ortiz y Pino of Albuquerque and John Grubesic of Santa Fe publicly introduce their resolution to impeach President George Bush and Richard Cheney, Americans will find themselves reminded that politics is an inherently moral and principled occupation when practised by those who have not succumbed to the dodge, feint and raise money mindset that passes for politics in these times.

Coincidentally, the groundbreaking documentary, “Terrorstorm” by internationally famous director Alex Jones will debut in Santa Fe on Jan. 23rd at 7:45 pm at the Santa Fe Film Center. This film is all the proof you will ever need that governments do in fact attack their own people to create pretexts for war and the police state.

Politics is an inherently spiritual endeavor, because perhaps more than any other occupation, it represents the direct effort of an individual to express a worldview within his or her community. Although the separation of Church and State remains an essential protection for the citizenry, it is still necessary for the body politic to express itself morally rather than tactically, self-interestedly or not at all.

The impeachment resolution cites two specific violations of the Constitution perpetrated by the Executive Branch: ordering torture in contravention of international treaties which are the supreme law of the land under Article Six and ordering illegal detentions without access to a habeas corpus petition which violates the sixth amendment. Anyone who has read the news even in passing these days will know that these charges are true. The only defense the President can mount against them is that we are at war. However this “War on Terror” was created and is prosecuted under false pretense as hundreds of intelligence, political, military and scholarly witnesses have proved over and again for example in the pages of the excellent website patriotsquestion911.com .

Word has it that Senators Ortiz y Pino and Grubesic have both been overwhelmed with supportive letters and phone calls. Why am I not surprised? Although Congressional Democrats claim that impeachment is off the table, they should be on alert; for their unwillingness to listen to the American people will result in their subsequent impeachment as well.

Just look at one of the abominations the Federal Democratic leadership muscled through in their first one hundred hours. Called the “Implementing the 9/11 Commission Recommendations Act,” HR 1 legislates the following police state provisions: “…The creation of Homeland Security identity checkpoints on America’s roads and highways. Mandatory biometric iris and finger scanning systems at all American airports and seaports. The creation of a national I.D. card. The expansion of “no-fly” and “watch” lists. The implementation of special screening for all airline passengers, which paves the way for invasive body scanners. The federal takeover of publicly owned communications networks and increased government surveillance of Americans’ financial records and activities.” As Robert Jones, the astute hemp advocate from Las Vegas, NM observed, “With friends like these, who needs enemies?” Fortunately in New Mexico, the Democratic Leadership of both the Senate and House, Senator Michael Sanchez and Representative Ken Martinez have sponsored a beautiful Joint Memorial opposing the creation of a national ID card and refusing to pass legislation or appropriate money for such a purpose. Take a look at that beautiful Memorial here:

http://mothermedia.org/norealid.pdf

The impeachment of the President and Vice-President are but chess moves in a much larger game which involves disempowering the transnational financier and corporate elite with their Central Bank temple-fortresses and their media conglomerates. Both parties are largely beholden to this malicious octopus, and just as the Democratic victory in the 2006 elections was but an optimistic note in a much larger symphony, so the impeachment is just the beginning of an international policy to put on notice international warmongers and societal predators. This effort is necessary for the preservation of the health and liberty of the American people as well as Mother Earth herself. Please join us and come to the Press Conference at the introduction of the Impeachment Resolution on January 23rd, at 1pm in the Rotunda of the State Capitol Building. If you cannot make the press conference but would like to support the effort, please call Leland Lehrman at (505) 982-3609 or email leland.lehrman@gmail.com

More info on Terrorstorm: www.infowars.com
More on the Santa Fe Film Center: www.santafefilmfestival.com/Information ph: 988-5225

Press Conference and Lobbying Information

We will be having a press conference at the introduction of the Impeachment Resolution in Santa Fe in the Rotunda of the Roundhouse (Capitol Building) on Tuesday, January 23rd. We want you all to be there, and those inclined, to speak. I am especially interested in having people from other counties than Bernalillo and Santa Fe come to speak, as SF and Bernalillo are well-represented at this time. However, if you have a burning urge to speak and are from SF or ABQ, please let me know.

We will begin at 12 Noon, Jan. 23 with an hour of lobbying Senators - I will help folks find their legislators, especially Senators. We will meet on the ground floor of the Roundhouse near the Information booth at the East Entrance. At 1PM the press conference begins. Please let friends and family know by email and phone and bring them if you can. There will be press and probably television and we will all have fun, do the right thing and make history.

Senators Ortiz y Pino and Grubesic have been deluged by positive calls, emails, and press contacts already and are very excited to be part of such a groundswell "people's bill." Our first major hurdle will be to get it out of Rules Committee with five votes. That means we have to concentrate on all five Democratic Senators on Rules, priority Senators have stars:

**Sen. Linda Lopez, Chair - sympathetic and a friend: 986-4737
**Senator Cisco McSorley (who is Chair of Judiciary and the Second Committee Hearing): 986-4485
*Senator Dede Feldman - sympathetic and a friend: 986-4482
Sen. John Grubesic is Vice Chair: 986-4265
Sen. Ortiz y Pino: 986-4380

If any of the top three Senators are in your district, please contact them, especially noting that you are in their district.

All phones are Capitol office phones. Contact info for all NM Legislators can be found at

http://legis.state.nm.us

The Republicans could follow Republican Rep. Ron Paul from Texas' lead and support it as well, but only call them if you are certain you can handle a difficult discussion politely and effectively. Ron Paul's endorsement of impeachment can be found here:

http://www.prisonplanet.com/articles/july2006/100706impeachbush.htm

Republican heavyweight Paul Craig Roberts endorsement of impeachment can be found here:

http://www.counterpunch.org/roberts09032005.html

Here is the full Rules Committee list as well as their room assignment and hearing days. Find Republican contact info here: http://legis.state.nm.us

RULES - Monday, Wednesday & Friday - 8:00 a.m. (Room 321)
Lopez, Linda M. - Chair (D)
Grubesic, John T.L. - Vice Chair (D)
Adair, Rod - Ranking Member (R)
McSorley, Cisco - (D)
Cravens, Kent L. - (R)
Duran, Dianna J. - (R)
Feldman, Dede - (D)
Komadina, Steve - (R)
Ortiz y Pino, Gerald - (D)

Friends, this is going to be an endurance contest as well as a fight. We will have to be balanced and pace ourselves. We will have to go through the House as well so will have to constantly fight to get our Resolution scheduled by Committee Chairs in order to get heard on the floor in both houses. This will take time at the Roundhouse and we will need to allocate as much of that as possible.

In order to be effective, we need to raise money in particular so that we can keep someone in the Roundhouse moving things along. If you can help me financially to that end, I will be most appreciative and will be able to take care of my family while we do the right thing politically.

If you are interested in contributing to this effort financially, you can send money via paypal to leland@33o.com or by check to

Leland Lehrman
163 Old Lamy Trail
Lamy, NM 87540

You can send money with your credit card using the paypal links on this page, just select the credit card option when asked your choice.

Please call if you have any problems or questions, and thanks for your efforts,

Leland Lehrman (505) 982-3609

Leland Lehrman can be reached at 982-3609 and leland.lehrman@gmail.com

More info on Mother's Arms: http://mothermedia.org/mothersarms.htm

1 comment:

tortugo23 said...

The Navajo have a saying that mistakes are where the Spirit enters. This is one of those occasions.

I'm sure Abril Gonzalez in State Capitol Facilities said 1pm, she says she said 2pm, and so the Impeachment Press Conference will be at 2pm. However, at 1pm, the Majority Leaders of the House and Senate will introduce their bill to oppose the introduction of the Real ID Act in New Mexico, perhaps the most important other resolution before the New Mexico Legislature this session. So if you come at 12 or 1, you'll get a double feature and extra time to lobby your legislators and the Majority Leader of the House, Ken Martinez, who we will need if we make it to the House side after all is said and done in the Senate. I hope to see you there.

Leland Lehrman