2006-05-04 / News

Grass roots activists call for president's impeachment

Last week, some 70 concerned citizens from southern Rhode Island towns met in the Peace Dale library to discuss the current state of affairs in the nation.

The meeting was arranged by two local organizations: Jamestown Justice and Peace Advocacy Group, and South Kingstown Justice and Peace Action Group, who appealed to citizens from surrounding communities to meet and discuss the country's current political climate. Speakers addressed topics,including Constitutional violations by the current administration, the war in Iraq, and impending war with Iran, the possibility of using nuclear weapons

in Iran, censure, impeachment, New England efforts and nationwide efforts calling for impeachment, and considerable discussion centered on the impeachment resolution currently before the Rhode Island General Assembly.

Citizens appeared to be troubled by the issues and called for immediate action in ending the Constitutional abuse by the current administration. Locals talked of the need to restore the system of checks and balances and the integrity of the Constitution. There was consensus that no one should be considered above the law and the Constitution. In different formats, two

motions were put forward at the April 27 meeting calling for impeachment of the president. The first motion called for the adoption of an Impeachment Resolution, which asks the state's congressional delegation to file articles of impeachment to remove the president from office.

The second motion involves an impeachment resolution currently before the state General Assembly. The motion reads as follows: "We, the gathered concerned citizens, urge the RI General Assembly to approve the impeachment resolution currently before it."

For more information on JJPAG call Joe Clifford, 4232515, or Michael Larkin at 4233898.

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