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LaRouche Youth Movement Was Crucial To Impeachment Resolution in California

April 30 (LPAC)—The California resolution to investigate Dick Cheney's and George Bush's being "subversive of the Constitution," and raising the possibility of impeachment was the biggest vote getter (tied with another resolution) at the California Democratic Party convention, reported Tim Carpenter of the Progressive Democrats of America, on April 30.

But, without the LaRouche Youth Movement, there wouldn't have been a resolution. It was the LYM presence in the Los Angeles County Democratic Party that got an impeachment resolution against Cheney passed earlier this year—and that was brought up to the Resolutions Committee at the San Diego convention. But, when the State Democratic Party resolutions committee rejected the question of impeachment, the LYM and LaRouche PAC went into action—briefing convention delegates about the Lousiana adopting of a resolution supporting Rep. Dennis Kucinich's bill of impeachment against Dick Cheney (see letter), and organizing a delegation to the Resolutions Committee to tell them that they dare not resist the "stampede" in the population, and at the convention for impeachment.

It was late Friday night, when the Resolutions Committee rejected the impeachment resolutions, provoking an angry response that was shaped and directed by the LYM non-stop organizing activity up through 6 PM the last night. The news of the Lousiana resolution passing finally broke the situation wide open, leading to the drafting of a resolution that ultimately passed the convention.

PDA's Carpenter summarized the resolution in his April 30 release, writing:

"The resolution refers to Bush and Cheney having acted in a manner 'subversive of the Constitution' by ... (1) using false information to justify the invasion of Iraq; (2) authorizing 'the torture of prisoners of war'; (3) 'authorizing wiretaps on U.S. citizens without obtaining a warrant'; (4) 'disclosing the name of an undercover CIA operative'; (5) suspending 'the historic Writ of Habeas Corpus by ordering the indefinite detention of so-called enemy combatants'; (6) 'signing statements used to ignore or circumvent portions of over 750 Congressional statutes.' The resolution ends by calling for 'vigorous investigation' and 'appropriate remedies and punishment, including impeachment.'

Read the California resolution, provided by the State Democratic Party.