STOP the IMPEACHMENT WITCHHUNT

Clinton's offenses are personal and minor: They are NOT related to government and so are NOT IMPEACHABLE (SIGN Petition Below-page down)

Republicans know this but are pressing forward only because of imagined political advantage

No one in American history has been so thoroughly and unfairly investigated as Bill Clinton, yet they have to resort to a private seksual* relationship to bring him down

Ken Starr is a obsessive extremist who's massively abused his power (financially destroying dozens of innocents); just forcing the Secret Service to testify might get some President killed; and is close to treason.

PROTEST at US Capitol ~~~ This witchhunt has been fueled for 5 years by many millions from right-wing millionaire Richard Mellon Scaife and his funded "legal" foundations, several of which Starr belongs to: he was helping Paula Jones before he was appointed

The release of transcripts, video, and tapes from the grand juries is a shocking unprecedented violation of law, rights, privacy, and decency... and solely designed to smear Mr. Clinton and embarrass him out of office

80% of Congress could be impeached by these standards: Henry Hyde set a married woman with 3 kids up as his mistress for 2 years and destroyed a family

The world trembles at the edge of a financial precipice, Russia could go Communist or military in some violent coup, India and Pakistan are close to nuclear war.... and the Congress only worries about whether the President touched a breast.

The Press has pumped this story irresponsibly to sell papers, mags, and soap; the Republicans have exploited it for cheap political advantage, the Supreme Court has used it to dangerously encroach into the Executive; Monica, Linda + Lucianne have tried to make millions off it; Ken Starr has become a grand inquisitor unseen since Joe McCarthy; Everyone has acted badly

This whole process is insane- we are crippling ourselves for no good reason before our enemies- impeachment will take 6-12 months and may cause us to enter the new millennium in a crushing Depression

But you the people have the power to STOP THE MADNESS The Congress WORKS FOR YOU.They HAVE to listen to you. You aren't a helpless couch potato in the television parade of the future.

Contact your national (50 SWING MEMBERS at BOTTOM) Republican representatives or candidates and tell them that if they vote for impeachment or conviction; you will not vote for a single Republican- when they realize the benefit is negative, they'll finally end this.

STOP THE MADNESS~~~~~~~~~ 808-243-0100 ~~~~~~~ 888-880-8030
PO Box 824, Puunene~~~~~~~ www.stopimpeach.home.ml.org or ://members.tripod.com/~msnoh
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OUR PURPOSE:

To STOP this Impeachment Process at Every Level

To Produce and Run Radio,Television, + Newspaper Ads

To Picket Congress and Contact + Pressure them to STOP THIS MADNESS

To petition Janet Reno to fire Ken Starr- He thinks he's going to prosecute Clinton after he's removed from office!! His serious abuses of power dwarf Clinton's. See below.


Jesse Jackson, PUSH + PFAW and we are sponsering a protest rally/vigil at the US Capitol, when the trial is held. See "Latest News"

Ongoing: 1-877-866-6836 for free calls to Congress? through Wednesday, Must know ZIP code or area of Representative.

Western Union: 15 word telegram delivered to Trent Lott,Mitch McConnell, Henry Hyde, DeLay, is $7: 800-593-2790

Tie RED ribbons in public places and wear RED armbands Red for STOP (sign) Impeachment to protest this reckless rewriting of our Constitution + remember Barry Goldwater's famous exortation: "Extremism in the pursuit of liberty is no vice"

Print + FAX (giant)- "SHAME- YOU HAVE VIOLATED + DAMAGED the US CONSTITUTION" to House Judiciary Repubs (button at end), who are going to be the PROSECUTORS in the Senate trial, and Swing Reps (if you have time). Senate contacts coming. LATEST NEWS AND OBSERVATIONS: Fictions about Perjury,Starr in Chamber,Money for Nothing, Livingston's lies

NEW BOSS, SAME AS THE OLD BOSS

Dennis Hastert, 6 term Rep from far west suburbs of Chicago, has been put forward, like Livingstone, as another reasonable compromising man. Hardly. He's not a maniac, but he is another hard-right evangelical Christian, who is dead opposed to abortion, gun control, and universal health care; and a right hand man of Delay. He scores a hefty 0 on the ADA rating. The song remains the same among the Republicans, but the House Repubs are SO right-wing, he IS representative.

Dec 20 Well, the worst has happened, and I never thought I'd see the day. The far right is trying to depose the twice elected Government. Congress has been subsumed into the trash of modern day Jerry Springer America. The Republicans have turned Impeachment into a perverse game show where you are outrageous just because you can. Tie up up the country, destroy the Constitution, waste months of the the WORLD's time + energy. SURE. Who's going to stop us? YOU: the voters. Remember this on election day in 2000 or 2008 and never give the Republicans the power to do this damage again. For a while every two-bit rep gets to make the President grovel and they're making the most of it. Now the battle moves to the Senate where the numbers are better, but nothing is assured. Expect more trash allegations! Contact the most liberal Repubs (list coming). FAX THEM. Calls are taken by low staffers- paper may find it's way back to the Senator. Much depends on new Majority Leader Trent Lott Bob Livingston- he could have stopped this farce by now and he may yet in a dramatic demonstration of his power (never underestimate the grandeur of elected officials).
CONTACT HIM (and your rep- esp. if Repub) + SCREAM! (202-225-3015, x-202-225-0739,District 504-589-2753, x-504-589-2607)

FAX LIST for Fence-sitting Repubs + dems Blast fax the bums, ind. list also at bottom
What YOU Can Do: Thanks to petitioners(1000's),SHAME sign, IMPEACH CONGRESS bumper sticker, Web Page + Publicity

"IMPEACH CONGRESS" Bumper/window sticker:

Cut + Paste anything. SAMPLE: (Dec15)

Dear Representative, Please, show some intestinal fortitude and STOP this Impeachment Madness by publicly declaring your opposition. Impeachment is absurd, unjustified, reckless, and irresponsible.This is a serious case of millennium hysteria and will be looked back on as some type of group psychosis. If you persist in your attempted overthrow, the Republican party will be finished as the majority party for years.

Letter to Republicans December 10, 1998

I can't believe you are so reckless and heedless that you would vote for impeachment. THIS IS NOT A GAME. You are endangering the republic in your adolescent partisan game of chicken. You are NOT the minority party anymore- dedicated to bomb-throwing and destruction. Majority status carries with it a measure of responsibility, which you've shown none of. Is there no limit to your rank stinking hypocrisy? MOST of you (besides Rep. Hyde) have committed equal or greater offenses than Mr. Clinton, what gives you the right to pillory him and torture the country over this nonsense? Keep it up: come 2000, you will be the minority party again,because you've displayed how little you can be trusted with the reigns of power and how much contempt you have for the will of the American people. Your "Bills of Impeachment" are a sick pitiful joke. Obstruction of Justice? Abuse of Power? Over fudging the truth in a secret affair? Are you completely out of your mind? THESE ARE NOT IMPEACHABLE OFFENSES!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!! The only abuse of power has been Starr's campaign of terror and your outrageous conduct. You will be judged by history as mean-spirited vindictive petty party hacks, willing to subvert the Constitution for nothing but partisan political advantage. Are there none of you with any sense of scale, proportion, decency, or courage to stand up and STOP THIS MADNESS.
Mike Snow

Sent to JudCom Repubs Dec 5:.... Nov 6. Pasteable......Dear Congressperson,
I hope you take to heart the lessons of this election, that you STOP THIS MADNESS!!!!!! and abandon this ill-conceived, reckless, and un-Constitutional impeachment attempt. 400 historians have said this is ominous, dangerous, unwarranted- do you deign to swim against the entire tide of history and Constitutional law? Are you that arrogant and carelessly destructive? Dig deep and do your patriotic duty, not to go through the motions of this idiotic investigation, but to end this exercise in hubris and folly. Read our previous missive aqain + listen (written Sept 20). [see appeal to Repubs pt.1]

Letter to JudCom Repubs-Nov 20
At long last do the decent thing and kill this travesty of the Constitutional process. You have dragged the nation through the muck, embarrassed our country + the President in the eyes of the world, cheapened and degraded the solemn undertaking of impeachment (and made it more likely to be invoked over cheap political hatreds), and trashed the principle of Grand Jury secrecy on which our legal system is based. It's time for you to cease and desist.

SIGNERS of PETITION: With letters to Congress, Print + distribute to local TV,radio stations,newspapers; fax em to Congress


Links

Contacts for all Congresspeople: #'s, faxes, addresses, and e-mails; Judic Com. below
E-mail us: stopimpeach@hotmail.com : Contact STM
More links below (10 Judiciary Repubs e-mail, fone + fax # + adrs for all Jud Com, Newt's e-m, Why Clinton lied, Sins of Press,Salon Mag)


MORE REASONS THIS IS AN UNFAIR INQUISITION

Release of Grand Jury testimony is unprecedented in American history: it is strictly secret and not even supposed to be used in the trial (leaking is a felony). It's only purpose is to see if there SHOULD be a trial- there is NO LAWYER allowed by any witness or defendant and they can ask anything- not necessarily about the alleged crimes. Because of this- in the hands of an unfair or vindictive prosecutor (Ken Starr), it has spectacular potential for abuse. (No grand juries have lasted YEARS) That's why it's supposed to be secret- because you can force exposure of embarrassing information and then use it to destroy ANYONE. Somehow Congress is immune from this law (but they've never flouted it before). Not only did they- a legal body- RELEASE IT, but they put it on the Internet for every idiot in the world to read- the most intimate personal details of a person's life. This should chill the hearts of every American who cares about civil liberties and the Bill of Rights. It is violently unfair and inherently un-American and would be if they did it to any Republican.

Ken Starr and incredibly the Judiciary Committee have used Clinton's mild actions to DEFEND himself from this relentless assault as IMPEACHABLE OFFENSES- trying to keep the Secret Service from testifying or claiming executive privilege. As Jonathan Alter says, "These are the actions of a monarch": You have opposed my authority and so committed crimes. It's breathtaking in its arrogance and reveals the outrageous political slant of the Committee.

If these things can happen to the most powerful person in the world (sic), it could happen to anyone! This goes far beyond Mr.Clinton and his mistakes- it's a direct threat to our Constitutional system- if a leader can be railroaded out of office for such minor offenses in a mean spirited partisan hysteria.... something is broken. People's privacy is threatened from many quarters- only a thin layer of laws are keeping us from a frightening future where people can be smeared and crushed invisibly. This impeachment juggernaut BREACHES those layers and so endangers us all.

A 4 year and $56 million investigation found nothing in Whitewater, Travelgate, etc. but Congress has voted to open these subjects AGAIN, as well as ANYTHING else that could hurt Clinton.

Lastly contrast the gravity and obvious pain of the Watergate Judiciary Committee in taking the extreme step of impeachment ("the alternative to assassination", according to Ben Franklin), with this gleeful headlong rush to drum Mr. Clinton out of office. This is a most unjudicious Judicial Committee.
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WHAT HAPPENS NOW

If the the Judiciary Committee votes to recommend impeachment (majority), the full Congress votes whether to impeach (accuse) the President (majority). Then it gets sent to the Senate, where a trial is conducted- presided over by the Chief Justice of the Supreme Court, prosecuted by the House Judiciary Committee (Hyde?), which explains their eagerness to hang Clinton, defended by his lawyers, and decided by a jury of all 100 Senators, who canít ask any questions. Clinton doesn't have to appear. The Senate can decide, at any time to simply stop (adjourn) by majority vote, which may yet happen if the leadership allows it + some Senator Republicans arenít the venal scum that the House ones were. After another 2-5 months they would vote (2/3 majority- 67 needed) whether to convict and remove Clinton from office. The Senate would probably NEVER vote to convict, but in reality no human could withstand this torture and Clinton would, at some point, resign, which is what Republicans want: To overturn the results of the last full election and remove an overwhelmingly popular President. In other countries this is called a coup.... or treason.

BUT NOT BEFORE THE ENTIRE US GOVERNMENT IS PARALYZED FOR 6-12 MONTHS!!! NOV ELECTIONS were crucial: although the Democrats won seats, Republicans are still going full steam ahead in this idiotic inquisition; if the Democrats pick up some seats- it might die out quickly.

SEND THEM A MESSAGE THAT THE POLITICS OF HATE + DESTRUCTION WON'T FLY ANYMORE: CONTACT CONGRESS REPUBLICANS AND TELL THEM TO:

STOP THIS MADNESS


Appeal to Republicans + Address to Congress: sent letters (pasteable) Sept 10-20

E-mail Republicans
: on Judiciary Com; (8 of 20)
faxes better: they're probably inundated with e-mail
E-mail Dems:on Judiciary Com (11 of 15)

Neutered Newt Gingrich

Presided over the Congressional Vote to authorize a full Judiciary Com. Inquiry with a heavy hand (after ordering Hyde to force full inquiry). Democratic initiatives to limit inquiry to Monica or to define an impeachable offense were summarilly crushed. Total time allowed for the most serious action the Congress can take short of war was limited to 2 hours

phone# 202-225-4501; fax# 202-225-4656; e-mail: georgia6@mail.house.gov E-mail: the Newt

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Why Clinton Lied:Media firestorm; Stenanopolous's + Panetta's betrayal

Sins of the Press: Lazy, lame, slanted coverage has been the rule; Better if it's an even battle, so let's give Clinton a handicap: guilty until proven innocent

Historian's statement 400 historians inc. Arthur Schlesinger, Dorris Kearns Goodwin, Garry Wills, signed a statement that impeachment proceeding were "ominous, dangerous, undermining the Constitution."

Cancer on the Presidency: Starr (Aug): Unfairness of Special Prosecutor statue and Starr's actions


"He is embarrassed, he is humiliated, he is disgraced. ..And it is not over. I suggest that compassion and justice are not antithetical- they are complementary. The Judeo-Christian ethic says 'hate the sin and love the sinner'... I think it's time to love the sinner."--- Henry Hyde defending Rep. Dan Crane from expulsion for sleeping with a 17 year old Congressional page. 1983


PETITION TO JANET RENO + CONGRESS

Dear Ms. Attorney Gen. Reno,

We believe Ken Starr has massively abused his position. He has:

---Repeatedly leaked grand jury testimony (a felony), violating his sworn legal oath; then enclosing all that graphic testimony in his "report" knowing it would be released by a partisan Judicial Committee
---Endangered every President's life by forcing the Secret Service to testify- a stunning breech of security
---Tortured and impoverished innocent people for years with endless fishing trip subpoenas and endless grand juries in a desperate effort to find anything to hurt Mr. Clinton
---Ignored state and federal wiretapping crimes against Linda Trip, perhaps protecting her from them
---Wired a "friend" to get incriminating sexual evidence, like a sleazeball divorce lawyer.
---Conspired with Jones' lawyers and anti-Clinton groups (even before he was appointed!)to ambush and entrap the President in his deposition
---Broken the sacrosanct attorney/client privilege by forcing Clinton?s lawyers to testify. Then threatening Hubbell's lawyers with prosecution for doing their job
---Helped jail Susan McDougal for years and trumping up tax charges against Web Hubbel to force them to incriminate Clinton, even if it was a lie
---Bullied and threatened prosecutors in Arkansas to prevent any prosecution of David Hale (the only real witness against Clinton's friends in Ark) for his many crimes; Ignored evidence that he might be lying to save himself + that he'd been paid off.
---Cruelly forced a mother to testify for days about her promiscuous daughter's seksual affairs
---Criminalized a simple consensual affair, something that should send chills down the spine of every American: "He who is without sin...."
---Actually suggested that Clinton's trying to prevent his lawyers or the Secret Service from testifying (or anything that challenges his authority) is an impeachable offense.,
---Blithely ground the American government to a virtual halt (while India + Pakistan where playing chicken with nukes, the President's secretary spent a week in grand juries),
---Prepared not a report to Congress, but a salacious character-assassinating argument with conclusions + recommendations (surprise: Clinton should be impeached)
---Acted with an arrogance, abusiveness, carelessness, obsessive zeal, and cruelty unseen since Joseph McCarthy

Even a few of these abuses would warrant dismissal, taken together we believe Kenneth Starr should go to jail. At any rate, it is long past time to FIRE HIM. He's accomplished his mission: to half-destroy Mr. Clinton- not by any real crimes, but with trash. The very idea of a permanent special prosecutor- endlessly hounding the President even as he's employed by him, is monstrous. You made a grievous mistake in authorizing Starr?s inquisition on the Lewinsky affair, Ms. Attorney General. It's time to rectify it.

+ WE DEMAND THAT THE CONGRESS CEASE THIS ABSURD IMPEACHMENT INQUIRY

SIGN this Petition

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Thanks. Paste (html if you can) and distribute. Stop the madness yourself. To link to petition ONLY use: http://members.tripod.com/~msnoh/renopet.html


Salon Magazine:Exc. investigative articles on Hydes affair, Starr's machinations, and David Hales sleazy past

E-mail: President Clinton (President@whitehouse.gov) He gets ~1400/day. Haters lay off.


SENATE RepublicansState, DC Phone,District Phone,City

Trent Lott -Majority Leader,

Mitch McConnell,

Fence Sitting Republicans (House),State, DC Phone,District Phone,City

FAX (better) or call these people and make your voice heard!1010502-1 + # is 5 cents/min 24hrs: $5/month flat surcharge, no signup- bill comes with normal phone

NY Sherwood L. Boehlert 202-225-3665,X(202-225)-1891; 315-793-8146 Utica
NY Rick Lazio 202-225-3335, X"-4669, 516-893-9010; Babylon
DE Michael N. Castle 202-225-4165,x-2291; 302-428-1902 Wilmington
MN Jim Ramstad 202-225-2871,x-6351, 612-881-4600 Bloomington
CA Brian P. Bilbray 202-225-2040,x-2948; 619-291-1430 San Diego
MD Constance A. Morella 202-225-5341,x-1389; 301-424-3501 Rockville

Target Moderates LA W. J. (Billy) Tauzin 202-225-4031,x-0563; 504-876-3033
OH Robert W. Ney 202-225-6265,x-3394 614-676-1960 Bellaire
IL Ray LaHood 202-225-6201, x-9249; 217-793-0808 Peoria
MI Fred Upton 202-225-3761, x-4986; 616-982-1986 St. Joseph
OH David L. Hobson 202-225-4324, x-1984; 937-325-0474 Springfield
CA Jerry Lewis 202-225-5861,x-6498; 909-862-6030 Redlands
CT Nancy L. Johnson 202-225-4476, x-4488; 860-223-8412 New Britain
NJ Jim Saxton 202-225-4765,x-0778; 609-261-5800 Mt. Holly
KY Anne M. Northup 202-225-5401, x-5776; 502-582-5129 Louisville
PA James C. Greenwood 202-225-4276,x-9511; 215-348-7511 Doylestown
CA Stephen Horn 202-225-6676, x-226-1012; 562-425-1336 Lakewood
NY Benjamin A. Gilman 202-225-3776,x-2541; 914-343-6666 Middletown
PA Jon D. Fox 202-225-6111,x-3155; 610-272-8400 Norristown
NJ Bob Franks 202-225-5361,x-9460; 908-686-5576 Union
OH Deborah Pryce 202-225-2015,x-6-0986; 614-469-5614 Columbus
AZ Jim Kolbe 202-225-2542,x520-840-9630; 520-881-3588 Tucson
CA Tom Campbell 202-225-2631,x-6788; 408-371-7337 Campbell
IN Mark E. Souder 202-225-4436 219-424-3041 Fort Wayne
MO Jo Ann Emerson 202-225-4404,x-4404; 573-335-0101 Cape Girardeau
AR Jay Dickey 202-225-3772,x-1314; 870-536-3376 Pine Bluff
SC Lindsey O. Graham 202-225-5301,x-3216; 864-224-7401 Anderson
GA Jack Kingston 202-225-5831,x-6-2269; 912-352-0101 Savannah
PA Phil English 202-225-5406,x-3103; 814-456-2038 Erie
OH Ralph Regula 202-225-3876,x-3059; 330-489-4414 Canton
NY Jack Quinn 202-225-3306,x-60347; 716-845-5257 Buffalo
NE Doug Bereuter 202-225-4806,x-5686; 402-438-1598 Lincoln
NY John M. McHugh 202-225-4611,x-60621; 315-782-3150 Plattsburgh
CA Mary Whitaker Bono 202-225-5330,x-2961; 760-320-1076 Palm Springs
NY James T. Walsh 202-225-3701,x-4042; 315-758-3918 Syracuse
AR Asa Hutchinson 202-225-4301,x-5713; 501-442-5258 Fort Smith
IA James A. Leach 202-225-6576,x-6-1278; 319-326-1841 Cedar Rapids
OH Rob Portman 202-225-3164,x-1998; 513-791-0381 Cincinnati
NC Howard Coble 202-225-3065,x-8611; 336-333-5005 Greensboro
MD Wayne T. Gilchrest 202-225-5311; 410-778-9407 Chestertown
NJ Marge Roukema 202-225-4465,x-9048; 201-447-3900 Ridgewood
NY Michael P. Forbes 202-225-3826,x-3826; 516-345-9000 Shirley
NJ Rodney P. Frelinghuysen 202-225-5034,x-3186; 201-984-0711 Morristown
IL John Edward Porter 202-225-4835,x-0837; 847-940-0202 Deerfield
NY Sue W. Kelly 202-225-5441,x-3289; 914-897-5200 Fishkill
WI Scott L. Klug 202-225-2906, x-6942; 608-257-9200 Madison
CA James E. Rogan 202-225-4176,x-5828; 626-577-3969 Pasadena

Wamp-x3494,LoBiono x-3318,Hill-x5687,Bass-x2946,Tom Delay-x5241 Fence Sitting Democrats MS Gene Taylor 202-225-5772,x- 601-864-7670 Gulfport
IL William O. Lipinski 202-225-5701,x-5701; 312-886-0481 Chicago
TX Ralph M. Hall 202-225-6673,x-3332; 972-771-9118 Rockwall
VA Virgil H. Goode, Jr. 202-225-4711,x-5681; 804-295-6372 Charlottesville
NC David E. Price 202-225-1784 919-832-2456 Raleigh

Likely Republican and Independent Supporters of Censure (calls of encouragement will be helpful)
NY Peter T. King 202-225-7896 516-541-4225 Massapequa Park
NY Amory Houghton 202-225-3161,x-5524 607-937-3333 Corning
CT Christopher Shays 202-225-5541,x-9629; 203-579-5870 Bridgeport
VT Bernard Sanders 202-225-4115,x-6790; 802-862-0697 Burlington

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Judiciary Committee Republicans: phone,fax,e-mail

Judiciary Committee Democrats: phone,fax,e-mail
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