At least forty-five people were arrested on Capitol Hill Monday in a sit-in calling on Democrats to pursue the impeachment of President Bush and Vice President Dick Cheney. The demonstrators were jailed after refusing to leave the office of House Judiciary Chair John Conyers following a meeting with him. Conyers had floated the idea of impeachment last year. But House Speaker Nancy Pelosi dismissed the talk during the mid-term elections when she declared that impeachment is off the table. Among those arrested Monday -- Cindy Sheehan.
If the President, under Directive 51, declares martial law, and suspends the Constitution in order to protect it, can impeachment have legal effect? My sense is that the man who commands the guys with guns is the one in charge, regardless of what John Conyers or Nancy Pelosi might do with some paper with "impeached" written on it. Plus you have to think what the FOX News followers will do. At least here in Dallas they are going to side with the Commander in Chief against our country's enemies, internal or external. Bottomline: Don't mess with a man who has anyone he wants tortured in secret by experts who have had years of experience, and all the best training. The relatives will never find the body. Not smart to buck the system. It will all work out for the best. Protest doesn't work any more. What works is obedience.