The rule of law |

The rule of law

In our constitutional republic, the rule of law starts at the top. Now it has ended at the top. George Bush lied to the people so he could attack a small nation that was not involved in 9/11 and posed no threat to the greatest military power ever known, and Osama bin Laden escaped. Bush’s wrong war has killed more Americans than al-Qaida. Tens of thousands, likely more than 100,000, Iraqi men, women and children would be alive if not for Bush.

Bush abrogated the Geneva Convention. Bush instituted torture, unconstitutional detention and unlawful domestic spying. Bush’s vice president had a secret agent outed because her husband was first to call them on their lies. Now Bush is protecting himself and Dick Cheney by commuting the sentence of the felon, Scooter Libby, whose crimes were committed for them.

Bush’s trail of shame is our shame as long as he remains in office. Bush and Cheney must be impeached and convicted, for the survival of our constitutional republic. Sadly, our timid Congress is our last hope for saving the nation of our forefathers. It is time for Americans to take back our nation.

Tony Finnerty

Nevada City

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