President Bush to be impeached by IL General assembly

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    I found this on www.opednews.com. I'm not familiar with the House rules, but this is really unbelievable. It makes me ashamed to hail from Illinois.

    Steven Leser

    The Illinois General Assembly is about to rock the nation. Members of state legislatures are normally not considered as having the ability to decide issues with a massive impact to the nation as a whole. Representative Karen A. Yarbrough of Illinois' 7th District is about to shatter that perception forever. Representative Yarbrough stumbled on a little known and never utlitized rule of the US House of Representatives, Section 603 of Jefferson's Manual of the Rules of the United States House of Representatives, which allows federal impeachment proceedings to be initiated by joint resolution of a state legislature. From there, Illinois House Joint Resolution 125 (hereafter to be referred to as HJR0125) was born.

    http://www.opednews.com/articles/opedne_steven_l_060422_bush_impeachment___t.htm

    I couldn't believe it, but it is true.

    http://www.ilga.gov/legislation/bil...&GA=94&DocTypeID=HJR&LegID=25794&SessionID=50
     
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    There are no shortages of Illinois idiotic politicians, we have enough for all the whole freakin' country, then some!
     
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    I don't know... is it "idiotic" to make a point when the same-party Congress won't even investigate these things?

    It's not that I think it would do the country any good for there to be an impeachment. I do think every one of the things raised by the IL folk should be examined.
     
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    I believe the 'Illinois folk' have other things to worry about. I'd like to see them fix the deficit in Illinois before interjecting themselves into the responsibilty of a more supreme body government. This isn't about doing what is right, this is about "You impeached our President, now we are going impeach yours."
     
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    Unfortunately that is the result of 8 years of going after Clinton. It's the old reap what you sow scenerio...
     
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    Not exactly productive though, is it? Sounds more like the behavior of a child that had his candy taken away.
     
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    True, but politicians are a vindinctive bunch...
     
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    Only problem is there was a legal reason to Impeach Clinton. The left only has their hatred for President Bush to impeach Him.

    If you cant tell the difference between impeachment for violation of fundamental laws and impeachment out of utter hatred. then there is something wrong with you.
     
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    I certainly understand your position. But don't you think that Congress, because it is of the same party as the pres, has abdicated its oversight responsibility? Was bound to happen that someone would try to use legal means to step into the void.
     
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    I know the difference. They went after Clinton out of pure hatred. Legally, of course, but pure hatred nonetheless.
     

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