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Open Letter to Reps Pelosi and Conyers: We the People are Setting the Table Now

by : Cindy Sheehan
Monday November 13, 2006 - 05:08
12 comments

Dear Ms. Pelosi and Mr. Conyers,

I am writing this open letter to you both on the day after Veteran’s Day. A day that has so much more meaning to me since my son Casey was KIA in Iraq for absolutely no reason but to line the pockets of the war machine. I cried in front of his symbolic tombstone at Arlington Northeast in Philadelphia and I dreamed of him before I awakened. Casey’s "tombstone" was planted in the ground directly across from Liberty Hall which was the birth place of our Republic. How tragic it was to see 2842 tombstones of our brave young people who have been killed by people who are trampling all over our Constitution and making a mockery out of the separations of power and the original intent of that document. 2842 citizens who were willing to volunteer for service and were killed by people who lied to the world to send them to invade and occupy a country in a war of aggression that has killed almost a million Iraqi citizens. How tragic it is that you both, our newly elected Democratic leadership are already talking about abrogating their Constitutional responsibilities, again.

We the people are shocked that you two are already stridently saying over and over again that impeachment is "off the table." Since the historic Nov. 7th elections, I have talked to a boat-load of Americans who want impeachment on the table. We activists worked hard to make these elections about national issues, like the illegal and immoral occupation of Iraq, and the culture of corruption that, especially you, Ms. Pelosi have been railing against for months now. And you, Mr. Conyers, have already written a brilliant and detailed indictment of BushCo. We the people are definitely puzzled by your rhetoric.

We the people put the Democrats back into power because we want to see a change in this country and a rejection of politics as usual. We want politics as unusual. We want to see the issue of impeachment and a speedy and safe withdrawal of our troops from Iraq de-politicized and brought into the realm of "right and wrong" where these issues belong, not "right and left."

We the people are here to tell you that we are the ones that are going to be setting the table, now. For too many years, we have allowed you people, who are just like us and elected by us and from us, to tell us what the agenda will be. Like I told George in a recent letter to him (no response yet, hmm), a sleeping giant has been awakened in this country and we are not falling asleep again just because the Democrats, only with grassroots involvement and commitment, are back in power in Congress.

It turns our stomachs when you talk about "working" with the Republicans. First of all, these people have allowed BushCo free rein in committing their high crimes and misdemeanors and crimes against humanity. Why would you want to work with murderers, liars, and crooks? When one works with criminals, one becomes complicit and culpable for those crimes. We elected you all to be different, not more of the same.

Secondly, and more importantly, BushCo have openly committed egregious crimes which they have all admitted to. The question really isn’t: should they be impeached, but why haven’t they been impeached, removed from office and criminally charged and tried for these crimes, yet? I believe that when Congressional Representatives and Senators are sworn into office they take an oath to protect the constitution, not to protect, aid, and abet criminals. The investigation and eventual rubber stamp to begin impeachment proceedings against Nixon was a bi-partisan effort and Nixon wasn’t even investigated for the level of crimes that BushCo should be investigated for.

We realize that you have a tremendous and daunting task before you both. We know for six years that your governmental body has been busy giving its power away to a maniac who has abused and misused that power so incompetently and tragically. However, to say that impeachment can’t be one of the issues that Congress begins immediate work on is not giving you all enough credit. We know that you can do it! We have confidence in your abilities. Impeachment has been done before in our country and it has never before been so urgent.

How many times has George said that the troops aren’t coming home while he is president? How many times has BushCo lied to us and admitted those lies? Or been caught in those lies? How many people have they killed for greed of money and power and how many lives have been destroyed by them? How many laws have BushCo broken and admitted to breaking? How many people have they physically and mentally wounded by torture and by sending our brave young people wrongly to Iraq and not supporting them when they get there? How much longer will you allow them to violate and desecrate everything that we hold dear as Americans and human beings?

We the people demand that you do your duties as officers and protectors of our Constitution and we demand that you do your duties as members of humanity to call a halt to the crimes against humanity of the Bush regime.

When the 110th Congress is seated on January 3rd, we the people, who also have a duty to our Constitution (We the People is the first line) and a duty to humanity will be walking the halls of your offices to tell you what our agenda is and what we want on the table.

I admire and respect both of you and I know you will do the right thing, but you better heed the will of we the people, or we will find other people who will. I hope you do believe that we want you to represent us and not the special interests of the war machine.

We the people are serious about true change this time and we are willing to walk, work, sit, stand, write, travel, sweat, freeze, be arrested, and scream for these changes.

Impeachment and removal from office are not for the squeamish or faint of heart, but we are neither of those things. We are all brave and (p)(m)atriotic Americans who realize that healing of the political divide that has characterized the Bush regime will only begin when our young people and the people of Iraq see justice for all of the death and misery that they have afflicted humanity with. Our children who have been sent to early graves or have to live the rest of their lives with PTSD or missing limbs, and the people of Iraq (not to mention the victims of Katrina) are crying out for this justice. Justice is meted out everyday in our world and if BushCo are not brought to justice then justice loses its meaning and effectiveness.

Do it for Casey, do it for his buddies, do it for the people of Iraq, do it for the people who were devastated by Katrina, do it to bring legitimacy back to Congress and our Constitution, do it to raise our reputation in the international community, do it just because it is the right thing to do.

See you on January 3rd.

Peace soon, Cindy Sheehan Activists can contact the potential Madam Speaker at: sf.nancy@us.mail.gov and the potential Chairperson of the Judiciary Committee, Hon. John Conyers, or your personal Congressional Representative at: http://www.house.gov/writerep /



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> Open Letter to Reps Pelosi and Conyers: We the People are Setting the Table Now
Monday November 13 - 18:01 - Posted by d0622cfb74cea176...

First let me say thank you to Ms Sheehan for standing tall and speaking for truth and justice.

Hang in there. Talk of impeachment while all branches of gov’t are still Republican is only going to cause legislation for more grandfathered lawbreaking. (Not that that’s legal or going to work either.) Or worse, opponents of Bush will be incarcerated as enemy combatants. I’m going to give the "new" guys until they are sworn into office before I start talking about their lack of duty to the constitution.

But then I will (have to).




> Open Letter to Reps Pelosi and Conyers: We the People are Setting the Table Now
Monday November 13 - 19:26 - Posted by ba60b767f0fb3642...

Thank you Cindy!!!! Congress needs to know that they work for US!

And everyone should join her in DC January 3 or by FAX
Demand Action From Congress: 500,000 Impeachment Letters to Pelosi by Jan. 3
http://benfrank.net/blog/2006/11/12...




> Open Letter to Reps Pelosi and Conyers: We the People are Setting the Table Now
Monday November 13 - 19:28 - Posted by 808b29e7d87a5528...

Alright Cindy, once again, you are straightforward and elegant.

I’ve had IMPEACHMENT FEVER for almost a week now, before that, it was just a low-grade headache, now I’ve got the fever.

Let’s go!




> Open Letter to Reps Pelosi and Conyers: We the People are Setting the Table Now
Monday November 13 - 20:38 - Posted by c88314a07a7a7d32...

IMPEACH, INDICT AND HANG! OR LET THOSE NOT WANTING TO BE IMPEACHED TOO!
AND RESTORE OUR PRECIOUS CONSTITUTION TOO AND NOW!




> Open Letter to Reps Pelosi and Conyers: We the People are Setting the Table Now
Monday November 13 - 23:32 - Posted by 40d7c8af66bc3941...

I agree with the premise of the argument,however, the reason BushCo will not be impeached is because they were NOT even elected to begin with! He was selected. We the people have not forgotten fraudulent "selection process" in 2000 and in 2004. Impeachment implies that we elected him and therefore can "vote" him out. he wasn’t voted in at all. he was installed.



> Open Letter to Reps Pelosi and Conyers: We the People are Setting the Table Now
Tuesday November 14 - 00:07 - Posted by 6fc16f101f9aeb3d...

Kudos to you, Cindy Sheehan. Your efforts, courage and high ethical standards are an inspiration to every liberty and truth loving American. I only wanted to add, we need to hold accountable not only the President and Vice-President but also those individuals in the Pentagon’s Office of Special Plans who were instrumental in providing the Administration with the doctored information it needed to justify war with Iraq.




> Open Letter to Reps Pelosi and Conyers: We the People are Setting the Table Now
Tuesday November 14 - 01:20 - Posted by b115429d580f4370...
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RESPECT 4 Cindy Sheehan!

Yours,

Lisa Cash




> Open Letter to Reps Pelosi and Conyers: We the People are Setting the Table Now
Tuesday November 14 - 03:47 - Posted by 8ca34c564fd9a76b...

Hmmm.. This puzzles me. John Conyers, the man that had to hold hearings in the basement because the Republicans wouldn’t give him a chamber to hold his hearings in is now stating impeachment is off the board?

The same man who autographed my copy of ’What Went Wrong in Ohio" is stating impeachment is off the board?

I can only hope this is a charade to lull the Repugs until the Dems take over in January.

If not, hear me Nancy Polosi and John Conyers your asses will be on the street come election time 2008!

Cindy, thank you for writing this article. I’m sorry your son died in this conflict.

I did visit Camp Crawford last year. I must say I have never felt so much of a team as when I was at Camp Crawford.

Cindy, we all support you.

Pelosi and Conyers you better toe the line!

Troubled Texan




> Open Letter to Reps Pelosi and Conyers: We the People are Setting the Table Now
Tuesday November 14 - 06:02 - Posted by 39cb63b8023820d3...

Thank you once again Cindy for your courage and to do what is moral and right in the face of criticism and prejudice. You are right to the point! I’m with you, as well as many of my like minded friends who will not except anything less than impeachment and long prison sentences to this criminal mafioso. And while we are at, demand total repeal of the Patriot Act, Military Commissions Act and the John Warner Defense Spending act, including cessation of NSA spying removal of all electronic voting machines and the elimination of the Homeland Security (Schutz Staffel (SS) Department. A strong message as well as affirmative action must be sent to the American people. If not, then you and I and many others can share a mess meal together at the local Halliburton detention center!!!




> Open Letter to Reps Pelosi and Conyers: We the People are Setting the Table Now
Wednesday November 15 - 00:56 - Posted by 285e80e4b1241ec7...

These elections showed us something that we seem to have all missed. You can’t trust a Democrat much less a Republican. The only thing these elections did was stop Bush for a little while, then all this shit starts over again. The war against our government isn’t over. The war is over when impeachment is done. These Dem senators think they can pull one over us. It’s time to show them we mean bussiness.




> Open Letter to Reps Pelosi and Conyers: We the People are Setting the Table Now
Friday November 17 - 09:21 - Posted by ffcc2c11936df343...

Thanks mrs Sheehan!The question is:for who work the Congress of the most powerful nation of the world? For people or for military lobbies?




> Open Letter to Reps Pelosi and Conyers: We the People are Setting the Table Now
Friday December 1 - 00:41 - Posted by 9754a1efe053c648...

WE READ THE LETTER THAT WAS WRITTEN TO PELOSI AND CONYERS. WE RE[RESENT AN ENTIRE FAMILY ALL OF WHOM WERE BORN AND RAISED RIGHT HERE IN CALIFORNIA, AND WE WOULD LIKE TO SAY THAT WE AGREE WITH THE CONTENTS OF THIS LETTER AND HAVE WANTED TO ASK THE VERY SAME QUESTIONS.
IT IS A SAD DAY WHEN AS AMERICANS WE NO LONGER HAVE ANY FAITH OR TRUST IN THOSE WHO ARE SUPPOSE TO BE TAKING THE LEAD.

WE AL ARE AWARE THAT BUSH LIED TO THE AMERICAN PEOPLE AND THAT HIS ACTIONS SEEM TO BE THAT OF A PERSON IN NEED OF FEELING POWERFUL, WE HAVE NO FANTIASIES THAT HIS CONCERNS ARE FOR THE COPUNTRY OR THE PEOPLE, ONLY IN MAKING PROFITS OF SORTS FOR HIS BUSINESS BUDDIES OR PARTNERS.

NEITHER BUSH OR CHENEY IN THE OPINION OF MOST SHOULD BE IN ANY OFFICE MUCH LESS THAT OF PRESIDENT AND VICE PRESIDENT.

THE AMERICAN PEOPLE,FOR WHAT EVER IT IS WORTH, WANT THE TROOPS BROUGHT HOME AND FOR THE U.S; TO ,MIND THEIR OWN BUSINESS AND CURE THEIR OWN ILLS.

IMPEACH BUSH, RID US OF CHENEY AND IF POSSIBLE, PUT SOMEONE IN THE OFFICE OF PRESIDENT TEMPORARLY UNTIL THE NEXT ELECTION.

ALL THIS TALK ABOUT CIVIL WAR IN IRAQ HAS CAUSED US TO WONDER IF THOSE IN POWER REALIZE THAT AMERICA COULD BE CLOSER THAN THEY THINK TO THINKING ALONG THE SAME LINES IF, IN FACT, THEY CANNOT GET WASHINGTON TO LISTEN TO THE NEEDS ( NOT JUST THE WANTS-) OF THE AMERICAN PEOPLE







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