|This article appears in the May 25, 2007 issue of Executive Intelligence Review.
Resounding Battle Cry
for Bush-Cheney Impeachment
by Pascal Chevrier, LaRouche Youth Movement
"Right now, the test of freedom, is the impeachment of Cheney."
Lyndon H. LaRouche, Jr., May 1, 2007
The momentum has been building up during the last few months. All around the country a tension is palpable. Hordes of angry citizens are demanding that justice be granted them. Exasperated by a system which seems blocked by some mysterious clot, some are even thinking of getting out of the two-party system.
No, we are not back in 1773; no Boston Tea Party is planned for next week. Although, the fight that has to be waged today is of a common character with the one fought back then, more than 200 years ago. There is a feeling that some outside grip on the shoulders of the nation is estranging and separating the political process from the common life of the people. National and community concerns are not being acted upon, and the population is preparing a reply.
The most recent development of this kind of reply is the resolution passed on May 16 by the Detroit City Council, calling for the impeachment of both President George W. Bush and Vice President Dick Cheney. Co-sponsored by Council president pro tempore Monica Conyers and Council member JoAnn Watson, the resolution was passed unanimously. It enjoins the U.S. House of Representatives to initiate the proceedings for impeachment, as of now!
The U.S. Congress has to take up impeachment, under the Jefferson Rules, when both houses of a state legislature pass a resolution calling for it. There is already a bill for the impeachment of Cheney, House Resolution 333, introduced by Rep. Dennis Kucinich (D-Ohio), who filed three articles of impeachment against Cheney on April 24, in an effort to stop him from starting a war against Iran. So far, there are three co-signers: Rep. Albert Russell Wynn (D-Md.) Rep. Janice Schakowsky (D-Ill.), and Rep. William Lacy Clay (D-Mo.).
Another example of the population's reply on impeachment is the turmoil in Vermont. The state has at least 40 towns which passed resolutions for the impeachments of Bush and Cheney. Those resolutions were followed by a similar resolution passed by the State Senate in April. This resolution almost went all the way to Washington, but the Vermont House voted it down, under pressure from Vermont Congressman Peter Welch (D), and other national Democratic leaders who do not want to make impeachment a priority.
As a result, there is growing anger in the population, and the satisfaction that the people had after the November elections dealt a heavy blow to Cheney's neo-cons, is fading away. But instead of a Jacobin reply to this situation, town hall meetings are being set up around the country to take on the "leadership" on the impeachment issue.
After the rallying songs and organizing of the LaRouche Youth Movement (LYM), the California State Democratic Party Convention on April 27-29 adopted a resolution of impeachment against Vice President Cheney. Since then, the whole country has been shaken up, with a multitude of rallies organized to get the torture Vice President and his spouse out of their Naval Observatory home.
These events are being led by, and fuelled with, ideas and projects by the LYM, whose efforts to educate the population on the importance of acting as quickly as possible to get rid of the despicable Dick, have had a great effect on the overall discussions in political meetings throughout the country, notably in Detroit, but also in Vermont, California, and Texas.
The Smell of Burning Dick
The heat is on. Vermont Rep. Democrat Peter Welch tasted some of that medicine when his constituency at a town hall meeting on May 12 made him re-recite his Congressional oath to defend the Constitution. The only time the audience of 200 clapped was when impeachment was mentioned. An improvised chorus of Raging Grannies was there to demonstrate that the fight is for the future generations.
The reluctance of our supposed leaders, like Welch, even to mention impeachment is surprising, given the amount of support they would receive from their constituents were they to take up the fight. The LYM went to the Vermont town hall meeting to remind Mr. Welch that the youth are ready to replace him if need be. One LYM organizer asked him: "If you don't sign on to Kucinich's bill to impeach Cheney, how are you going to get re-elected when you have members of the young generation running against you who are willing to do what's right? I will run against you."
Before and after the Vermont event, there was widespread audience recognition of the past six years' fight led by Lyndon LaRouche and his youth movement to impeach the Cheney-Bush Administration. Despite the fear that gripped most of the Democratic Party leaders (at the time in the minority) in both Houses, the LYM and LaRouche had stood up and confronted the snarling-thug himself, Cheney, and the synarchist apparatus behind him.
Readers probably remember the publications of the "LaRouche in 2004" Presidential primary campaign and LaRouche PAC. The "Children of Satan" pamphlets and book in great detail exposed the recent history of the Synarchist plan to destroy the American people once and for all. Many Vermonters got and read their copy of the Children of Satan book.
Since 2004, a generation of youth has emerged from around the United States and the world, committed to bringing the United States back to its republican roots. These youth will not accept the errors of their older folks: "We want Freedom, Now!" is their cry. And as LaRouche stated May 1, this leads us first to the uprooting of the roots of vice in the United States: Vice President Dick Cheney and his controllers.
The Vermont event is not an isolated case. The LYM has been able to shape similar events around the country, so that the impeachment question could not slip through the cracks. Even some people who had initially pushed for it were ready, after the first roadblocks, to give up this vital flank for the recovery of the sovereignty of the United States and its institutions and foreign-policy shaping.
City councils got it, state legislatures got it, so what is wrong with our national leadership?
'2008 Is Too Late!'
"2008 is too late!" and "Where are your balls?" are some of the organizing signs the LYM has used.
The U.S.A. is almost as ungovernable as Europe now, because of the lack of courage from the so-called leadership in the U.S. Congress. The U.S. citizenry is ready for action and is making it clear: The issue is Impeachment. LaRouche was right when he said that "the impeachment of Cheney is more popular than ice cream." The only factors holding back the Democratic Party leaders are the compromises they made with synarchist Felix Rohatyn and his hedge fund financier buddies. These Congressmen need to be reminded, "There is nothing to fear, but fear itself!"
The population is ready, immediately, for a change. Indeed, they are asking for the New Politics to begin now. Since the November election, the message sent around the world was loud and clear: No more of this "Old Politics" party routine. As one woman put it in the town hall meeting of Vermont: "We're here to discuss impeachment!"
Now, the question is: Are our leaders in Congress going to act soon enough on impeachment to change the course of the U.S. economic collapse? Take a look around: The plans are on the table and the solutions available. The development proposals, such as the Eurasian Land-Bridge, which LaRouche and his collaborators have been promoting for years, are now back as the main topics of discussion in Asia. We need an alliance of the sane, in the pursuit of this new, more just economic order worldwide. This cannot be brought to accomplishment without the four-nation cooperation that Lyndon LaRouche has outlined for the United States, Russia, China, and India.
For all the impeachable offenses committed by Cheney, it is criminal for today's "wannabe" Democratic leaders to lack the courage to impeach the current Vice President. Voters will remember this blatant cowardliness. If human civilization is to continue, we need the impeachment of the pathetic puppet duoDick Cheney and George W. Bushand a fast trip back to a pro-American, FDR-type policy.
That's what the LYM has undertaken and is in the process of accomplishing. Like the youth of 1773 who had to revolutionize America and the world, the youth of today have to preserve this precious gift, which was first called a Republic.