July 26th, 2007
01:15 PM ET
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Bush, Cheney the target of new censure resolutions

WASHINGTON (CNN) - On Thursday, Congressman Maurice Hinchey, D-New York, announced he is joining forces with Senator Russ Feingold, D-Wisconsin, to introduce censure resolutions against President Bush, Vice President Cheney and other members of their administration.

Hinchey will offer two censure resolutions in the House: one to formally condemn the Bush administration for falsifying its justifications to attack Iraq and its subsequent mismanagement; and a second to admonish the administration for its handling of the National Security Agency surveillance program, detainees at Guantanamo Bay, and the firing of U.S. Attorneys.

"The American people have reached a breaking point," Hinchey said in a statement Thursday. "If Congress does not act to formally admonish this White House then the future of our democracy will be placed on a slippery slope in which other presidents may point to the actions of this administration as justification for further abuses of the Constitution."

Hinchey is teaming up with Feingold, who has already stated his intention to introduce censure resolutions in the Senate. The two men are still working on the measures' language.

"I thank Congressman Hinchey for his willingness to stand up to this administration for its misleading statements leading up to and during our military involvement in Iraq, as well as its attack on the rule of law," Feingold said in a statement.

- CNN Congressional Producer Evan Glass

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  1. Tom - Dedham, Mass

    What civil liberties have you lost Boston?

    Do you have contacts with any of the countries whose stated goals is to kill yes, even the bleeding heart kumbya singing liberals?

    The only phone taps that are being checked out are ones involving those countries, you don't have to worry about your phone calls to friends in California or NY.

    Is it the civil liberties of the gitmo people that we are so concerned about, the ones who get prayer time, correct food and clothing?

    Is it because we get frisked down at airports and stadiums?

    Did you know CAMERAS are everywhere in England and Scotland and that helped catch those 6 dirtbags that wanted to kill, yes, even kumbya singing INNOCENT PEOPLE.

    I am no supporter of his president, but I do expect him to do EVEYTHING necessary to save American lives and that includes wiretapping, cameras at airports etc, etc and getting information from the bad guys.

    That punk from the Romney team was canned, is that what you were referring to?

    The "boogeyman" might not be coming today, but taking steps so he doesn't visit in the future is fine with me.

    July 27, 2007 09:52 am at 9:52 am |
  2. Nicolas, Toronto, Canada

    To those who responded to my post,thanks for joining the discussion. First of all, James from Arlington, I'm sorry that your post was moderated to keep you from the discussion. But you must realize I'm not anti-Bush, I'm anti-fascist. It wouldn't matter who was in power in the US, if they did what the current administration is doing I would speak out against them as well.

    Secondly, to Mike from Milwaukee, I simply stated that " it may not all be fact " because a lot of the discussion about past religion can rarely be called fact. It is merely discussion leaving those who listen to make a decision for themselves. I"m merely helping you inform yourself of every side of the story, instead of simply letting you wallow in the filth your government pushes down your throat.

    Boston, I wholeheartedly agree that the power for change now rests with the people and the younger generation. But what people fail to realize is that these young people are to busy with Playstation, Xbox, instant messaging and text messages that they have little time left to spend fighting for the rights they should be given and should always have.

    If people lifted their heads from the amustment park that is mass media for one minute, just one minute, to take a look around they might realize that something has gone wrong, terribly wrong with the American democratic process.

    The US is no longer the most shining example of democracy in the world, but the most shining example of how absolute power corrupts absolutely.

    July 27, 2007 10:13 am at 10:13 am |
  3. Nicolas, Toronto, Canada

    Yes, this post may seem overly controversial, but it is necessary for those who still believe they must allow their government to monitor their every move in the name of safety against “terrorism”.

    The parallels between Nazi Germany’s rise and the Current Administrations dominance are uncanny. The First attack on the World Trade Centers on Feb 26, 1993 was proven to be carried out by the FBI. But it would not prove enough to pass the legislation to take the American people’s civil liberties. The second attack on 9/11, believed to be carried out by Islamic extremists (a popular enemy used by the American government) was finally enough to allow the US government to pass the patriot act, among other legislation to take the American people’s freedom.

    They found THERMITE in the MOLTEN METAL in the world trade center debris! First of all jet fuel does not burn hot enough to liquefy reinforced steel. Second of all, the researches could even find which brand of Thermite was used, traced back to American Production! The world trade centers were in fact built to withstand an impact by several 747’s. This is the largest conspiracy in American history!
    Funny, since on Feb. 27, 1933, the Reichstag, (German Parliament) was set ablaze by Nazi conspirators but was blamed on communist extremists. The fire was used as evidence that the Communists were beginning a plot against the German government. 4000 Communist leaders were arrested. Then-chancellor Adolf Hitler urged President Hindenburg to pass an emergency decree in order to counter the "ruthless confrontation of the KPD". Consequently, habeas corpus was suspended, the death penalty was reintroduced and concentration camps were set up, the Gestapo was empowered, and the German people’s civil liberties were stripped.
    Funny how people in Nazi Germany (Communist Extremists) were shipped to concentration camps without their right to legal council under conspiracy to commit acts of terrorism against the German people.
    Funny how “Islamic Extremists” are taken to Internment camps without their right to legal council under charges of conspiracy to commit acts of terrorism against the American People.
    None of this is funny. Open your eyes America; the government is guiding you as a master walks their dog. You are all placed on a leash just as was done more than 60 years ago.
    “Those who do not learn from history are condemned to repeat it.” George Santayana (1863 – 1952)

    July 27, 2007 10:43 am at 10:43 am |
  4. Nicolas, Toronto, Canada

    Not to mention a number of the "terrorists" expected to be on the planes that were involved in 9/11, after being identified, stood up and said " HEY! I'm still ALIVE!!!"

    In fact as many as 6 of these men have been reported alive and well.

    July 27, 2007 11:00 am at 11:00 am |
  5. Tom Dedham, Mass

    You know what "Nicky" from Canada, the only reason why your little meaningless country gets to exist is because you are our neighbors.

    You would have been taken over years ago and like the French and others, you owe your freedom to spew stupidity ONLY because of us.

    Is that simple enough, eh?

    July 27, 2007 12:02 pm at 12:02 pm |
  6. Brett Elzi

    "Republican – Democrat
    This is not the issue. This should not be a case of political party against political party. This is an American problem. The Canadian is right. It is our laws, our way of life that is at risk. If both sides would just stop for a moment and look at what is happening in our country. Do we really want to be known for the Patriot Act? Torture? A blantantly obvious lying Attorney General? – the very man who is supposed to be protecting our laws? How many times in the last week has Bush said “al qaeda”? Don’t you see how we are being led along by a man with no scruples? He uses God as a weapon. He backs big business and leaves “us” little guys in the corner. If you don’t believe that he is doing wrong by what we are saying, then read…read yourself and find out.

    Posted By Fran, Colorado Springs, CO : July 26, 2007 7:13 pm "
    Fran, We know you mean well but you are only spouting the "can't we all just get along" line popularized by libs who are losing the argument. There are supposed to be differing views! There IS obviously a disagreement here, whereas the Dems are living an alternative realty, not grounded in real facts. The Repubs aren't the same kind of slick politicians with media propaganda on their side. I would suggest you try this on for size: Forget the politics and rhetoric on all sides, believe that there really are people whose religion instructs them that they will go to heaven if they will only extinguish us, and that their dream is to bring our way of life to a close by penetrating past our greatest security barrier, the oceans, to get at us and that the greatest evidence of that is 911. Now also imagine, if you can, that we have a leader who has some vision & knows we must fight them elsewhere until we figure out how to deal with a religion gone mad being among us whereas our Country protects religious freedom.
    Now, pull yourself way back from all the yelling & screaming details and take a look from afar at the situation in your mind's eye. America is special. America IS under God, why would one argue with that? No one said you had to believe or go to Church by the way. The fact that Pres Bush is speaking out only relates to his correcting the record because it is so skewed by the media, who sadly has taken sides in violation of their franchise organ. Almost as shameful as the behavior of the Dems. The thing that the loud voices don't understand is, yes, one has the right to dissent but NOT to prevent the rest of us from protecting the Country and our way of life! Not without a hellofa fight! In conclusion, I'm telling you that Pres Bush is a very honest man of impeccable charactor and vision, believes very strongly he is doing the right thing, and understands the business underpinnings of free markets pretty well with his tax cuts. Indeed, he is a man of high scrupples and any sense of judgement tells that. Being conservative on fiscal matters and liberal on cultural issues giving him a lower overall rating is not to be confused with the fact that he is an exceptionally strong visionary Leader. Stop listening to that poison you are getting from the media and a warped-out new Dem Party that is as bad for the Country as a full fledged Communist Party in power. You really would do well to use your own mind, investigate real honest facts, and throw your belief in what you come up with. If you honestly do that, I have faith in you to come up with the right answers. I know it will be vastly different, you will be happier, and not feel so helpless. Ciao! (1st gen legal immigrant)

    July 27, 2007 12:25 pm at 12:25 pm |
  7. Nicolas, Toronto, Cananda

    To anonymous (or should I say gutless), if your looking for credible facts ask about the molten metal in the rubble of the trade centres. You asked for credible proof, and its right there. Its simply the fact that you fail to see what you don't want to see. It must be hard to realize your own government killed thousands of your own citizens. I would find it difficult as well.

    As for Tom Dedham, Mass, we were in the war LONG before the US entered WW2. Canadians were the first soldiers on the beaches in Normandy.

    You wanna Talk about freedom and what we owe to you? What we owe to you is the holocaust and the attrocities committed during WW2 as well as the many millions dead from WW1.

    Congressional committee hearings in 1934 by U.S. Senator Gerald Nye attacked Bush (Samuel Prescott Bush) and other weapons salesmen as war profiteers and “Merchants of Death.” Salesmen from these companies had helped to manipulate the nations into World War I and then made astronomical profits from the sales of the weapons, at the taxpayer’s expense of course. In 1914, the German army under the Kaiser, armed mainly by Samuel Bush, was the largest and best armed in the world.After WWI, the German army was forced to disarm, but Bush was allowed to keep his many millions, and his arms business thrived. In 1944, Bush was awarded a huge government contract to make armor casings for WWII. Most of the records and correspondence of Samuel Bush’s arms deals have been burned “to save space” in the National Archives. This pattern of the systematic deletion of large portions of the public records is typical of all the Bushes. (Dr. Eric Karlstrom)

    Standard Oil, an American Company with connections to They had an illicit trade deal with IG Farben, the German corporation solely responsible for developing the chemical agents used in the concentration camps for MASS GENOCIDE. The Nazi war machine could not even function without a patented additive provided by Standard Oil.

    Some of those involved with this deal were brought to justice through the trading with the enemy act after millions of nazi gold was found in American Vaults.

    Do not start with me on who or what I owe my freedom to. I owe my freedom to those who laid down their lives against a monstrous enemy that was funded by AMERICAN big business.

    July 27, 2007 12:31 pm at 12:31 pm |
  8. Nicolas, Toronto, Canada

    Brett Elzi, I ask only that you visit this site


    And tell me anything you just said still has merit. The Bush family can be tied DIRECTLY to the holocaust,banking, oil, the arms/intelligence industries, and sales of illegal drugs .

    Is this a man with divine leadership and vision?

    July 27, 2007 12:37 pm at 12:37 pm |
  9. Randy Hurst San Francisco, California 94121

    Yes,yes,yes–go for it. It is something that needs to be done to show the world what America is really like. The point that some group in the future will use their record to support its actions is right on target. I feel that much of their actions are a rerun of the 70's.

    July 28, 2007 02:55 pm at 2:55 pm |
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