STOP the MADNESS- NO IMPEACHMENT
STOP the IMPEACHMENT WITCHHUNT

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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 $12-15 million from right-wing millionaire Richard Mellon Scaife and the Bradley Foundation + their 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. 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 (22 SWING MEMBERS at BOTTOM) Republican Senators + Reps 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 may finally end this.

STOP THE MADNESS~~~~~~~~~ 808-243-0100 ~~~~~~~ 888-880-8030
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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.


We are sponsering a protest rally/vigil at the US Capitol, when the trial is held. See "Latest News"

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

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).

LATEST NEWS AND OBSERVATIONS: Senate Dance, Fictions about Perjury,Starr in Chamber,Money for Nothing, Livingston's lies


END GAME

Well, the worst has happened. 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 got to make the President grovel. Now the battle moves to the Senate where the numbers are better, but nothing is assured. Expect more trash allegations! The Haters are too close to give up. Contact the Senate Repubs (list below). FAX THEM. Calls are taken by low staffers- paper may find it's way back to the Senator. Much depends on Senate Majority Leader Trent Lott. He's a Hater, but he's been stunned by the mass public disapproval, like the rest of the Repubs:
CONTACT HIM (and your rep- esp. if Repub) + SCREAM! (202-224-6253, fax-202-224-9450, MS Dist. 601-965-4644, x-601-965-4007 senatorlott@lott.senate.gov) E-mail LOTT: Senate Majority Leader
Former exterminator Tom Delay TX(House maj. whip) has been desperately lobbying the Senate to NOT make a censure deal. The most obsessive Hater (with rabid Rep. Bob Barr), he helped bully the House Repubs into voting for impeachment. Tell him what you think. 202-225-5951, x202-225-5241, 281-240-3700

NEW BOSS, SAME AS THE OLD BOSS Speaker? Dennis Hastert, 6 term Rep from far west suburbs of Chicago, is another hard-right evangelical Christian, and Delay's right hand man


SENATE REBUBLICAN MASS E-MAIL 26 Leaders, Liberals, Senate JudCom + 3 Dicey Dems + Hastert
Tell em YOUR views, but remember e-mail is VERY disposable, 1 fax is worth 100 e-mails

E-mail Republicans
: on Judiciary Com; (8 of 20) faxes better: they've been inundated with e-mail

FAX LIST for 23 SENATORS- Leaders, Liberals, Judiciary (sequential + pastable)

FAX LIST Impeachment Voting (House)Repubs + dems Blast fax the fools, 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: 13 1/2 x 4", Print on legal paper, landscape format
"IMPEACH CONGRESS" Window Sign: 8x11 (landscape)


LETTERS To CONGRESS
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To Repubs + Swing Senators- Dec 31, 1998:
Dear Senators, Please end this impeachment farce. It is outrageous and unjustified for the supposed offenses Mr. Clinton committed, and it shames our Congress and country in the eyes of the world. Have the courage to admit that this Unconstitutional impeachment was just that and stop it NOW, because every inch you get closer to Conviction, you weaken the Presidency and damage the Constitution more, and ensure that this injustice will be visited on another President (perhaps Republican). Donít even start the trial or take a Conviction vote: Censure the guy and adjourn- he's suffered more than imaginable already. Donít allow the siren song of publicity or your respect for the weighty issues blind you to the fact that this was a vast mistake. You must recognize that. You are almost all vulnerable to the same charges, and I wonder how well you would fare after a huge company of private detectives spends 4 years and millions of dollars digging into your sex life. With the passions youíve raised, you may yet find out. Let this tawdry tale die with the old year and letís start to look ahead to the millenium.

Letter to Republicans- December 10 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

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.

MORE LETTERS


Links

SIGNERS of PETITION : With Citizens' Letters to Congress (10 pg), Fax em to Senators (pick 1-5); Print + distribute to local TV,radio stations,newspapers
Contacts for ALL Congresspeople: #'s, faxes, addresses, and e-mails; Judic Com. below
People for the American Way- Find your Senators+ Rep w Zipcode + Deliver a Printed message to em

E-mail us: stopimpeach@hotmail.com : Contact STM
More links below (Fone + fax # + adrs for best bet Senators + House 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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HOW PROCESS WORKS

After the Judiciary Committee voted to recommend impeachment (majority), the full Congress voted to impeach (accuse) the President (majority). Then it got 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 + 12 other JudCom Repub "managers"), which explains their eagerness to hang Clinton, defended by his lawyers, and decided by a jury of all 100 Senators, who can ask only written questions, but make the rules. Clinton doesn't have to appear. The Senate can decide, at any time to simply quit (adjourn) by majority vote, which may yet happen if the leadership allows it + some Senate 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. VP Gore can participate as President of the Senate and vote to break ties. 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 5 seats, Republicans are still going full steam ahead in this idiotic inquisition; in fact they RACED to impeach him before the NEW CONGRESS came in- another unConstitutional act!!

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: best sent letter Sept 10-20
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 were summarily 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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ARTICLES

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

PHOTO's of Dec 17 DC Capitol Rally w. Jesse Jackson courtesy NY STM mngr Chris Acosta- jpeg 170K


"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 INSANE IMPEACHMENT INQUIRY

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Starr's Right Wing Connections Chart the Conspiracy

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

E-mail: President Clinton (President@whitehouse.gov) Haters lay off.

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SENATE Republicans
LEADERS
State, DC Phone, District Phone, Fax, City

Trent Lott -Majority Leader,(202-224-6253, fax-202-224-9450, MS Dist. 601-965-4644, x-601-965-4007 senatorlott@lott.senate.gov
KY Mitch McConnell,202-224-2541,x-2499, 502-582-6304, x-502-582-5326
OK Don Nickles (maj. whip) 202-224-5754, x-6008, 405-231-4941, senator@nickles.senate.gov
WV Robert Byrd(Dem Min. Leader) 202-224-3954, x-202-228-0002, 304-342-5855
IL Dennis Haskert (Speaker Hs?) 202-225-2976, x-0697, 630-406-1114, x1808

LIBERALS:

ME Olympia Snow- 202-224-5344, x-202-224-1651, 207-780-3575
ME Susan Collins- 202-224-2523, x-2693, 207-945-0417, x207-990-4604
RI John Chaffee- 202-224-2921, x-228-2853,401-528-5294
IN Richard Lugar- 202-224-4814, x-202-228-03609, 317-226-5555, x226-5508
AZ John McCain,202-224-2235,x-202-228-2862,602-952-2410, X602-952-8702, Senator_McCain@mccain.senate.gov
VT Jim Jeffords- 202-224-5141, x228-0338, 802-658-6001
WA Slade Gorton- 202-224-3441, x-9393, 206-553-0350, x553-8358
NM Pete Dominici- 202-224-6621, x-7371, 505-766-3481, x1443

SENATE JUDICIARY COMMITTEE (their views will be sought out)
*Liberals, #Constitution Subcommittee

* #UT Orrin Hatch, 202-224-5251 202-224-6331 801-524-4380,senator_hatch@hatch.senate.gov
#SC Strom Thurmond, 202-224-5972, 202-224-1300 803-765-5731
*IA Charles Grassley, 202-224-3744, 202-224-6020, 319-363-6832,
* #PA Arlen Specter, 202-224-4254, 202-228-1229, 215-597-7200
#TN Fred Thompson, 202-224-4944,202-228-3679, 615-736-5129, x-615-269-4803
AZ Jon Kyle, 202-224-4521, 202-228-1239, 602-840-1891, x?957-6838
OH Mike DeWine 202-224-2315,x- 202-224-6519, 614-469-6774, x7419
MI Spencer Abraham-202-224-4822, 202-224-8834, 616-975-1112, x1119
AL Jeff Sessions- 202-224-4124, 202-224-3149, 205-731-1500, x0221

DICEY DEMS

NE Bob Kerrey, 202-224-6551, x-7645, 402-341-1776 (402-391-3411?)
LA John Breaux, 202-224-4623, x228-2577, 504-589-2531
Joseph Lieberman, 202-224-4041, x9750, 203-240-3470

House Judiciary Committee Republicans: phone,fax,e-mail

Current House Republican and Independent Supporters of Censure
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
DE Michael N. Castle 202-225-4165,x-2291; 302-428-1902 Wilmington
*MD Constance A. Morella 202-225-5341,x-1389; 301-424-3501 Rockville
NY Benjamin A. Gilman 202-225-3776,x-2541; 914-343-6666 Middletown
NY Sherwood L. Boehlert 202-225-3665,X(202-225)-1891; 315-793-8146 Utica
*voted against impeachment
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Impeachment Voting Swing Repubs + Traitorous Dems w CONTACTS

Judiciary Committee Democrats: phone,fax,e-mail

NCEC-Major national liberal org


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