Saturday, September 20, 2008

Letter to Speaker Nancy Pelosi Re Impeachment of President George W. Bush

PO Box 130
West Shokan, New York 12494
September 20, 2008

The Honorable Nancy Pelosi
House of Representatives
450 Golden Gate Ave. 14th Floor
San Francisco, CA 94102

Dear Speaker Pelosi:

I have also written to Senator McCain and Congressman Kucinich, John Conyers and my representative Maurice Hinchey concerning the impeachment of President George Bush. I am a laissez-faire Republican who has contributed to several Republican candidates. The recent bailout of AIG Insurance Company is a significant breach of the Constitution of the United States and so provides grounds for impeachment that you hitherto considered to be unavailable. The ownership of an insurance company is not a power granted to the federal government and has no serious justification either economically or because of the federal government's police powers. Justification of the AIG bailout would require accepting the claim of presidential economic omniscience. But the Constitution grants no such omniscience and no such power to the president.

Because President Bush has violated his oath to uphold the Constitution, President Bush deserves to be impeached.

The presidential oath of office reads as follows:

"I do solemnly swear (or affirm) that I will faithfully execute the Office of President of the United States, and will to the best of my ability, preserve, protect and defend the Constitution of the United States."

At this juncture there is sufficient public support for an impeachment of President Bush. You may not agree with my reasons, and I may not agree with yours, but I think that more than half of the public would support a hearing.


Mitchell Langbert, Ph.D.

Cc: Congressman Ron Paul
2445 Rayburn House Bldg
Washington, DC 20515

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