WHEN A MAN
PLACES HIS HAND ON THE BIBLE - by Carl F. Worden
Ladies & gentlemen:
a man places his left hand on the Bible, and raises his right hand to swear to
God almighty that he will uphold and defend the Constitution of the Unites States,
he had better do it.
I think they demand he use both
hands while swearing that oath so one hand can't be hidden behind his back with
the fingers crossed.
But George W. Bush figuratively
did just that when he was sworn in as President of the United States.
received an enormous number of e-mails from readers asking what can be done about
this president's complete disregard for constitutional protections, particularly
those most fundamental rights given a United States citizen accused of a crime.
This, in response to my article, "The Padilla Test Run", wherein I addressed
the arrest and imprisonment of Jose Padilla aka, "Abdullah al Muhajir",
who is being held in a military brig and whose basic rights as a United States
citizen have been denied by a unilateral and dictatorial action through Mr. Bush's
executive order to treat Padilla as an "enemy combatant", rather than
a citizen who is alleged to have conspired to commit treason.
thought about this for two days, and I think I have the answer: Demand the impeachment
of President George W. Bush.
Nothing would get through
to this president's walnut-sized brain faster than a massive call for his impeachment
through every local representative's and senator's office. This president is so
cocky and full of himself from all those popularity polls, that a massive and
sudden call for his impeachment over the Padilla matter would bring him up short,
and perhaps even back to reality.
Clinton was arguably the most despicable character ever to grace the White House,
but this president eclipses even that man. While Clinton couldn't keep his zipper
shut and lied about it, George W. Bush has pushed the envelope of outrage to the
point of bursting. If a president denies the most basic, fundamental civil rights
to just one American citizen, he has denied those same rights to all 300 million
of us. All we have to remember is that he just hasn't had time to get around to
everybody else yet -- and that means you and me.
if you value your freedom and your basic civil rights as a citizen, write your
local senators and congressmen, and demand they immediately call for the impeachment
of George W. Bush on the basis that he has blatantly violated his sacred oath,
and in so doing, he has committed high treason against the citizens of the United
States of America in the Padilla matter.
If you want
to see an attitude adjustment, write that letter and send a copy to your local