Pro-Liberty, Anti-Bush: Impeach Bush Now
Thanks, Jack Lessenberry, for calling for the impeachment of Bush. I
only hope many more commentators and newspapers will show similar
courage and wisdom in the face of the great threat to our freedoms
the Bush regime poses.
Some people will dismiss calls for impeachment as being just
"liberal" or "Democratic." But this is very wrong.
Some of the loudest protests against the war -- and how it is being
waged at home and abroad -- are coming from prominent conservatives
and free-market libertarians. The left would greatly benefit by
understanding this and making alliances to insure Bush's madness is
Just a few examples of conservatives opposed to the war: Pat
Buchanan; MSNBCs Tucker Carlson; columnists Joseph Sobran and
Charlie Reese; Jeffrey Hart, speechwriter for President Reagan; Paul
Craig Roberts, one of President Reagan's highest-ranking Treasury
Department officials; former Reagan Secretary of the Navy James
Webb; Brent Scowcroft, national-security adviser to the Ford and
Bush Senior administrations; Scott McConnell, executive editor of
The American Conservative magazine. There are endless others.
Similarly, free-market libertarians have long opposed the war and
Bush's domestic tyranny. Antiwar.com, the largest
anti-interventionist web site, with over 85,000 visitors per day, is
run by libertarians. The Libertarian Party, America's third-largest
political party, opposes the war and published an exit strategy long
ago. The libertarian Cato Institute, one of America's most
influential think tanks, opposes the war. The great libertarian
Republican Congressman Ron Paul of Texas is one of the leading
congressional opponents of the war and the police-state laws that
have accompanied it.
Defending the Bill of Rights is not about liberal versus
conservative. It's about freedom versus tyranny.
A diverse pro-liberty, anti-Bush coalition exists and is growing
daily. Let the cry go up: Impeach Bush!
James W. Harris
(Published in Detroit Metro Times, December 2005; Jack
Lessenberry is a columnist for that publication.)