Wednesday, March 5, 2008

more on the two vermont towns that have voted to indict dick cheney. . .


. . .each town has also ordered their
local police departments to arrest the
dick and/or bush, should either set foot
in town
-- now, that [entirely implausible]
theoretical stand-off would, nonetheless,
be a hoot! imagine these small-town,
vermonter-cops, staring down the
secret service agents assigned
to guard the dick, as he rolls
through town. . .

if the secret service would arrest a
colorado man for speaking to the dick
,
what would they do if [from their per-
spective] one barney fife tried to arrest
the faux-king dick?

of course, this is all symbolic, and the
towns' resolutions express the hope that
they'll be impeached before either need be
indicted, but i thought i'd share, just
the same -- the actual text, applying
the results of voting, now reads:

". . .[T]he Selectboard instruct[s] the Town Attorney to draft indictments against President Bush and Vice President Cheney for crimes against our Constitution, and publish said indictments for consideration by other authorities and [it] shall. . . be the law of the Town[s] of Brattleboro [and Malboro] that the Brattleboro [and Malboro] Police, pursuant to the above-mentioned indictments, arrest and detain George Bush and Richard Cheney in Brattleboro [or Malboro] if they are not duly impeached, and prosecute or extradite them to other authorities that may reasonably contend to prosecute them. . ."


p e a c e.

an older post of mine, with background, here.

[H/T to thinkprogress.org.]


4 comments:

Liberality said...

my friend, who lives in Vermont, is really proud of this!

nolo said...

. . .as he SHOULD be, lib!

i trust that the fact that i've
gently teased/equated vermont's
finest to officer barney fife, does
NOT, in any way, take away from the
historic significance of this vote.

not in my mind, anyway -- it is just
an irresistable image -- small town
vs. big feds. . .

i'll go check now, but i think
it is likely the first time -- and
certainly, the first time when the
nation was at war -- that any locality
has issued arrest warrants for any
sitting president, or veep.

i bet it is the first time in
u.s. history -- unless some southern
town issued "lynching orders" for
president abraham lincoln, during,
or leading up to, the civil war. . .

this is monumental -- it expresses
how broken the peoples' trust has
been -- by these two, call 'em what
they are: criminals.

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Liberality said...

these are very small towns but they have real democracy out there I do believe. maybe we ought to give it a closer look.

nolo said...

i suppose, if many small towns
(and some larger ones!), would
place on the ballot, by petition
(that is usually what local rules
require -- though many towns have
no such voter initiative provisions)
adopt similar ballot-intiatives,
cheney and bush might start to run
a real risk of being arrested in
some locale -- but they would
have to be caught unaware -- not
likely, with the intel community
monitoring these "threats to the
crown". . . .

but it would be a great sentiment,
if, say 100 towns adopted similar
measures.

thanks for returning, lib!

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