Saturday, December 29, 2007

Vermont Town Considers Measure to Arrest Bush, Cheney

Vermont Town Considers Measure to Arrest Bush, Cheney
FoxNews

President Bush may soon have a new reason to avoid left-leaning Vermont: In one town, activists want him subject to arrest for war crimes. A group in Brattleboro is petitioning to put an item on a town meeting agenda in March that would make Bush and Vice President Cheney subject to arrest and indictment if they visit the southeastern Vermont community.

"This petition is as radical as the Declaration of Independence, and it draws on that tradition in claiming a universal jurisdiction when governments fail to do what they're supposed to do," said Kurt Daims, 54, a retired machinist leading the drive. The town meeting, an annual exercise in which residents gather to vote on everything from fire department budgets to municipal policy, requires about 1,000 signatures to place a binding item on the agenda.

The measure asks: "Shall the Selectboard instruct the Town Attorney to draft indictments against President Bush and Vice President Cheney for crimes against our Constitution, and publish said indictment for consideration by other municipalities?"

The White House did not immediately respond to requests for comment Friday. The press office did not immediately respond to an e-mail.

Support for the measure is far from universal, even in Vermont, where the state Senate voted earlier this year to support impeaching the president. Anti-war rallies are regular occurrences here, and "Impeach Bush" bumper stickers are common. "I would not be supportive of it," said Stephen Steidle, a member of the town's selectboard, which oversees its government. "It's well outside of our ability. From my perspective, the Brattleboro Selectboard needs to focus on the town and the things that need to be done here."

As president, Bush has visited every state except Vermont.

4 Comments:

Blogger FairestWitness said...

Complete jerks in Vermont. Aren't they responsible for that horse's ass, Leahy?

6:44 PM  
Blogger CHOMP said...

I think the people of Brattleboro have too much time on their hands. What a waste of energy.

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