If you click on no other link today, this week, this month, this year, click on this one.
If you value in the slightest the rights for which our ancestors, the Founders, risked everything to secure for us, read this.
If you want to cut through all the bullshit, fear, obfuscation and politics that prevent a unanimous Congressional vote for Impeachment, forward this article to everyone you know. Make copies and press it into the hands of strangers on the street. Memorize it, set it to music, paint it on your car.
William Rivers Pitt demolishes the puling repug whine "but they haven't committed any crime."
The crime, Pitt demonstrates, is their murder of the foundation of American democracy: The Rule of Law.
(The Bush administration is full of) criminals joined in an act of treason so vast and comprehensive that it beggars comparison. Nothing quite like this has ever before been attempted in America, and if they are allowed to succeed, there will be nothing of what defines America left to be seen.
Gonzales and his Bush administration collaborators have committed their treason against the rule of law itself, a crime so absolute that it is technically not illegal.
But there is no America without that rule of law - no rights, no protections, no Constitution; there is nothing, and if you destroy the rule of law, you destroy the idea that is America itself.
Their treason is not in the actual crimes they have committed, but in the way they have chosen to avoid accountability for them (by claiming to be above the law.)
Americans have only the rights they are able to protect and defend. Our rights are nothing more than ideas; only theory and argument on parchment all too easily burned to ashes. The power of those rights is only found in our collective submission to the rule of law, and submission to that rule of law is all that stands between our freedoms and the conflagration of tyranny. Without the rule of law, there is no America.
They are killing the Rule of Law; they are destroying the Foundation of America.
That is their crime.