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More Reps gravitating to articles of impeachment

According to the Nation, a few more members of the House of Representatives are leaning towards supporting articles of impeachment against Vice-President Dick Cheney. H. Res 333, introduced by Dennis Kucinich (D-OH), calls for three articles of impeachment against Cheney. It has a small number of co-sponsors, but more are considering signing on. That includes Jim Moran (D-VA), Bob Filner (D-CA), and Jesse Jackson, Jr. (D-IL). Hopefully, others in the House will heed the call of history and sign on to support impeachment.

An excerpt from the article, entitled "Tom Paine's 4th of July Advice for Congress:"

Just as there were many 18th-century Americans who knew that King George and his aristocratic circle had to be seen off but feared the demands of the endeavor, so there are many 21st-century Americans who know that the madness of a president named George and his prince regent, Dick Cheney, must be ended. Yet, they avoid the inevitable demands of the impeachment power conjured by the founders of the Republic and intended for application in moments such as this.

Now that Cheney has attempted to declare himself as no longer bound by the requirements of the executive branch of the federal government established in the Constitution, even as he remains unwilling to submit himself to those of the legislative branch, more than a little evidence suggests that he has assumed the mantle of a monarch.

Certainly the description fits the vice president. Did not Paine anticipate Cheney when he wrote: "Men who look upon themselves born to reign, and others to obey, soon grow insolent; selected from the rest of mankind their minds are early poisoned by importance; and the world they act in differs so materially from the world at large, that they have but little opportunity of knowing its true interests, and when they succeed to the government are frequently the most ignorant and unfit of any throughout the dominions."

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