WISCONSINREPORT.COM (12/4/07) - The Wisconsin Impeachment Coalition is calling for the Madison city council to introduce a resolution to place an impeachment referendum question on the Feb. 19th primary ballot. February 19, 2008 is the date of the Wisconsin Presidential Preference Primary. The Wisconsin Impeachment Coalition has gathered 9600 petition signatures in favor of impeachment. Polls show that up to 61 percent of the public in the country thinks President Bush should be impeached, and, two out of three want Vice President Cheney impeached. Impeachment supporters are expected to wear Impeachment Orange to the Madison City Council meeting.
Wisconsin Impeachment Coalition chair Buzz Davis, says, "U.S. House members in Washington are stonewalling the American public on impeachment. People are demanding impeachment proceedings and Congress is dead in the water."
A July national poll by American Research Group found that 45% of all adults believe the Congress should start impeachment proceedings against President Bush and 54% of the adults believe Vice President Cheney should be impeached.
A more recent October 2007 Vermont poll reveals 61% of adults in that state favor impeachment of Mr. Bush while nearly 2 out of every three adults (64%) favored impeaching Mr. Cheney.
Davis stated, "We sent an email to all alders with a draft resolution asking them to consider introducing it tonight. We need to find just one person with political courage to stand up for America and introduce the resolution."
"Our Constitution is being shredded by illegal wars of aggression, illegal torture, and illegal wiretapping," Davis said. We cannot allow this to continue or our kids will not have a democracy."
February 19, 2008 will be the day that an estimated 145,000 Madison residents will go to the polls to vote in the WI presidential preference primary and for primary candidates in local races.
Davis is a former Army officer and member of Veterans for Peace. Vets for Peace called for impeachment proceedings to start in early 2005.
Other roups have also advocated impeachment: The Green Party called for impeachment in 2004, and, Davis points out that the Wisconsin Democratic Party called for impeachment in 2005.
"Just a few months ago the Dane county board went on record advocating impeachment. The Madison council voted 8 to 3 in favor of impeachment but fell short of the 11 votes needed for passage," Davis coninued.
"We petition, rally, march, meet with legislators, do town meetings and teach ins and get nothing but excuses from our highly paid elected officials, said Davis. "Each swears an oath to support and defend the Constitution and yet they do nothing. It is pathetic."
The WI Impeachment Coalition has gathered nearly 9,600 names of WI residents demanding impeach.
The city council meets at 6:30 PM tonight on the second floor of the city/county building. Davis explained impeachment supporters are asked to call and email their alders today and wear impeachment orange to the meeting tonight to show support.