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Old 03-01-2012, 09:07 AM
 
Location: Michigan
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Congress should hold impeachment hearings against Bush. Of course since he is no longer president it will all be symbolic. I feel such a move would deter would be presidents from turning into dictators, even if they fail in their goal like Bush.
He cannot be impeached. He can be sued, prosecuted, and even (in theory) extradited. I would love it if any or all of those things happened. But he cannot be retroactively impeached.

Please desist from posting stuff like this. It's sort of a mirror image of the birther crazies.
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Old 03-01-2012, 09:18 AM
 
Location: Va. Beach
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Article II, Section 4, the Constitution specifies that any civil officer of the United States must be removed from office upon impeachment and conviction for high crimes and misdemeanors. Bush was lucky to make it out of the White House without being impeached. His plan to become the dictator of the USA failed, but he was not punished for all the crimes against the USA, the world, and humanity he committed. I think this sets a bad example and shows future presidents they can break the law and the constitution whenever they feel like it, thus making a mockery of democracy like Bush did.

Congress should hold impeachment hearings against Bush. Of course since he is no longer president it will all be symbolic. I feel such a move would deter would be presidents from turning into dictators, even if they fail in their goal like Bush.
1. You cannot "IMPEACH" someone who is not in office. IMPEACH means to formally charge an official in office. Bush is not in office, in case you missed the memo.

2. Everything Bush did was legal. If you want to impeach someone, Obama has used military force in other countries without the approval of congress.

3. If you are looking for a dictator, again, our campaigner in chief is a good place to start.

4. BTW, another piece of information, in case you missed the memo. We are not a democracy, we are a Democratic Republic. Yes, that's right, we are a REPUBLIC. We elect people to represent us, and they take care of things. Our founding fathers thought of Democracy, as mob rule.
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