Jim Dean / Democracy For America – 2009-03-06 08:37:52
When history looks back at the last eight years, it will not be kind to George Bush and Dick Cheney.
We already know a lot — war profiteering and no-bid contracts, torture and secret prisons, and of course the lies that got us into this war in the first place. They turned the Justice Department, the nation’s top law enforcement authority, into a political tool. They wrote secret legal memos in an attempt to override the Constitution. The list goes on and on.
We know what’s happened, but there is so much that remains hidden. We must find out the truth, exactly what happened, who authorized it and when. This is the first step to ensure that these abuses can never happen again.
Remember the last time a Republican President broke the law? Congress established the Church Commission to investigate Richard Nixon and Watergate. Recently, the New York Times credited that effort with leading “directly to a series of reforms” curbing executive power and restoring the Constitution.
Now Senator Patrick Leahy is demanding we know the truth about George Bush. Next Wednesday, Senator Leahy will hold the first hearing working to establish a Truth Commission, but there are members of Congress standing in his way. He needs your help.
DFA and Senator Leahy are gathering grassroots support to push back against members of Congress who want to stop us. Together, we need to arm Senator Leahy with 100,000 signatures of proud Americans working to restore our Constitution and return the rule of law.
• After you add your name, pass this e-mail on. Send it to your like-minded friends, family, and co-workers and ask them to take action too. The more grassroots support we prove, the harder it will be for those who want to stop us to succeed. Without our support and without a Truth Commission, these illegal activities will be swept under the rug.
The abuses of a President that go unchecked and unquestioned, become legally-accepted precedent. Only if Congress takes action can we protect our country and the world from a lawless American President in the future.
Don’t sit this one out. Spread the word and take action today. Thank you for everything you do,
Jim Dean is Chair, of Democracy for America
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