|Feingold Invited to Defect from the Dems
||[Mar. 28th, 2006|06:20 pm]
Standing up for the U.S. Standing up for US.
I have a new found respect for The Green Party. I'm not saying I'm ready to join their ranks...but I respect them nonetheless.
The Wisconsin Green Party supports Senator Russ Feingold's introduction of Senate Resolution 398, calling for the Censure of President Bush for illegal wiretapping.
"We know that Senator Feingold is not getting much support from Democrats or Republicans for this minimal request for accountability, " said Bob Poeschl, Co-chair of the Wisconsin Green Party. "We would welcome Senator Feingold into the Green Party - a party that defends the Bill of Rights and the civil rights of Wisconsin citizens, and holds our President and other elected officials accountable. The Democratic Party's silence on Feingold's censure is the latest manifestation of its unwillingness to stand for even the most basic of principles - those upon which our nation was founded."
"Senator Feingold has long stood for safeguarding the civil rights of the American people," said Rae Vogeler, Green candidate running for Senator Kohl's seat in the November, 2006 election. "Censure is a tool of accountability in the Senate, and is a good first step. We support the resolution of censure, but call upon Feingold to go one step further, and support Rep. John Conyers' demand to investigate President Bush for impeachable offenses. We call upon Wisconsin members of the House of Representatives to introduce Articles of Impeachment, which is that body's recourse when our President threatens our Constitution and Bill of Rights.
The Green Party of the United States, of which Wisconsin is an affiliated member, endorsed a resolution at their national convention in July 2003, calling for impeachment of George W. Bush. The resolution cites President George W. Bush's and Vice President Dick Cheney's "pattern of making false statements to Congress, the American people, and the world to win support for actions by the American government and military forces" in violation of the U.S. Constitution, Charter of the United Nations, and other international laws; "squandering the resources of the American people to serve the interests of transnational corporations"; and war crimes, including the use of depleted uranium and cluster bombs in the preemptive invasion of Iraq. The systematic use of torture by the United States can be added to the list of war crimes.
The Fourth Amendment to the Constitution says, 'The right of the people to be secure in their persons, houses, papers, and effects, against unreasonable searches and seizures, shall not be violated, and no Warrants shall issue, but upon probable cause, supported by Oath or affirmation, and particularly describing the place to be searched, and the persons or things to be seized.'
The Wisconsin Green Party stands on the four pillars of Social & Economic Justice, Grassroots Democracy, Nonviolence, and Ecological Wisdom.
Wisconsin Green Party
Vogeler for Senate campaign
Green Party of the United States Call for Impeachment
The link to their official posting on this topic can be found here.
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