- The Bush administration has done more
damage to Americans and more harm to America's reputation than any
other administration in history. Yet, a majority of Republicans still
support Bush. This tells much about blind party loyalty.
- By encouraging the move offshore of American
jobs and manufacturing, Bush has run up tremendous trade deficits
that have undermined the world's confidence in the dollar as the
reserve currency. Recently, both Chinese and Russian government officials
warned of the dollar's shaky status. The fall in confidence in the
dollar is evidenced by the sharp run-up in the price of gold. In
January 2001 the price of gold was about $240 per ounce. Today the
price is $660 per ounce.
- The price of gasoline has risen from
around $1.30 per gallon to over $3.00 per gallon. Obviously, Bush's
war in the Middle East did not ensure the oil supply.
- On Bush's watch, three million US manufacturing
jobs have disappeared. Tens of thousands of highly qualified US engineers
have lost their employment. US job growth has fallen six to seven
million jobs behind population growth. Recent college graduates are
employed as waitresses and bartenders.
- Illegal immigration has continued to
explode. While Bush spends $1 trillion and many lives trying to control
borders in the MIddle East, America's borders remain undefended and
over run. Bush advocates amnesty for the illegals who have invaded
America while Bush invades distant countries.
- On false pretenses Bush invaded Iraq,
a country that comprised no threat to America. American high explosives
have devastated Iraq and its infrastructure and killed at least 100,000
Iraqi civilians, people who Bush claims to be bringing freedom and
- All stability has disappeared from Iraq.
Iraqis now live in fear of one another as well as fear of American
troops. On April 28 Iraqi vice president Adil Abdul-Mahdi said that
100,000 Iraqi families have been uprooted by the sectarian violence
unleashed by Bush's overthrow of Saddam Hussein.
- Not content with the uncontrollable mayhem
he has brought to Iraq, Bush hopes to expand the catastrophe by attacking
Iran. The US Secretary of State, sounding like the warmonger she
is, says the US may ignore the United Nations and attack Iran on
its own initiative. This would be the second time that the Bush administration
initiated wars of aggression--war crimes under the Nuremburg standard
established by the US.
- Bush claims that he is higher authority
than both US law and international law. In the past, US presidents
vetoed laws with which they disagreed. Bush signs the laws and ignores
- Bush has declared himself to be the sole
judge of the limits of his powers--a claim that violates Bush's oath
of office to uphold the US Constitution. Bush has set aside the Bill
of Rights by detaining people indefinitely without charges, by kidnapping
and torturing people, and by spying on Americans without warrants.
These are actions that are illegal under law as well as unconstitutional.
All of these violations of law and the Constitution are serious impeachable
- Yet. Congress is supine as the Bush regime
exercises dictatorial powers. The exercise of these dictatorial powers
by the executive is a far greater danger to American liberty than
are Muslim terrorists.
- Bush's apologists claim that only terrorists
have anything to fear. However, unaccountable executive power is
inconsistent with free societies. America is no exception. Unless
Bush is impeached and turned over to the war crimes court in the
Hague, Americans will never reclaim their liberties from an executive
branch that has established itself as the sole judge of the limits
of its powers.
- As Jacob Hornberger, president of the
Future of Freedom Foundation wrote last month, "we now live
in a nation in which the president has the omnipotent power to ignore
all constitutional restraints on his power." Bruce Fein, a Justice
Department official in the Reagan administration said that Bush "is
moving us toward an unlimited executive power."
- The Bush regime's practice of excessive
secrecy and denial of information to Congress allows the regime to
avoid judicial review of its power claims. Bush ignores Congress
and evades the courts.
- When President Richard Nixon made excessive
claims for presidential powers, principled Republicans revolted and
helped to bring down Nixon. Today's Republicans are loyal only to
power. They have no principles. By supporting Bush, Republicans are
bringing down America.