Articles of Impeachment

We at the Committee to Impeach the President have drafted Articles of Impeachment for consideration by the U.S. House of Representatives. They are indexed for ease of browsing:
We the People of these United States of America --
to the Honorable Newt Gingrich of Georgia, Speaker of OUR United States House of Representatives,

The People of these United States are the exclusive owners of the Constitution, a document that is both our inheritance and our tool. Its purposes are to establish justice, ensure domestic tranquillity, provide for the common defense, promote the general welfare, and secure the blessings of liberty to ourselves and our posterity. Faithful to those purposes We advise Congress that our Petition is respectfully presented. We request that Congress will act with speed to remove a cancer growing on the Presidency. We ask Congress to restore Public confidence in the employees, officers and institutions of the Federal Government, particularly the Chief Executive. Motivated solely by patriotism and fidelity to the highest principles of self-government, We must advise our elected representatives that the growing cancer threatens our land; today a vast majority of the People frankly doubt the integrity of the Chief Executive. The crescendo of untrustworthy appearances emanating from the Chief Executive and his senior officers have given rise to a general conviction that the Federal government, unless it is staffed by public servants of the highest ethical appearance, inevitably fails to faithfully execute the laws, depriving us all of the blessings of liberty for ourselves and our posterity.

Mindful that the First Amendment to our Constitution guarantees We the People the right to petitioning the government for redress of grievances, and:
 
Whereas, Our Constitution obliges our government to receive our petitions, to grant them due process, to redress grievances speedily, and to thoroughly remediate the causes of our grievances if stemming from the government;
 
Therefore,
We the People of these United States Petition the House of Representatives to impeach the President of the United States, William Jefferson Clinton for High Crimes and Misdemeanors.

We believe already there are more than sufficient findings, evidences and proofs readily available in the public domain regarding impeachable offenses ("high crimes and misdemeanors") committed by the President William Jefferson Clinton.

Whatever his motives may have been the effect of his actions has been to compromise American's reputation internationally to the detriment of the common good of our Country.
 
We refer to thousands of pages of hearings published by the 104th and 105th Congresses which show clearly that President William Jefferson Clinton did fail in his duty to execute his oath of office faithfully and with diligence as required by our Constitution.
 
In taking his office as the President of these United States, William Jefferson Clinton, has twice made a solemn oath to conduct his official duties to the best of his ability; and to preserve, protect and defend the Constitution of the United States (Article 2, Section 1, Clause 8); he has affirmed, publicly and solemnly, that he will take care that ALL the laws be faithfully executed (Article 2, Section 3) and; under the Constitution, any Federal official should be indicted for the purpose of removal from office (i.e., impeached by the US House of Representatives) when any basis is present. It is the duty of the House of Representatives to present its indictment to the US Senate, when then tries the official in the US Senate (presided over by the Chief Justice of the US Supreme Court). (Article 1, Section 3, Clause 6).
Upon the Senate's vote to convict the Federal officer is to be removed from office. Conviction may be for acts of treason, bribery, or other high crimes and misdemeanors, in accordance with the Constitution, (Article 2, Section 4).
 
To reiterate, Mr. Clinton should be speedily impeached, indicted, tried, convicted and removed from office.
 
We petition the House to frame its Articles of Impeachment thoroughly. To light the way towards that end we humbly present our
Proposed Articles of Impeachment

We the People of the United States propose eight categories and specifications in the Articles of Impeachment under which the House should indict for the consideration of the Senate:

(1) His extensive actions in violation and obstruction of the law and of justice*;
(2) His promotion, and acquiescence in corruption, and unethical administration in the Executive Branch of government;
(3) His failure to exercise due diligence in supervising the heads of principal officers of the executive departments, ambassadors, and other agency heads who report to him;
(4) His subversion of the Constitution;
(5) His subordination of our sovereignty to foreign powers, and 'international bodies';
(6) His violation of the public trust;
(7) His acts of usurpation of power; and
(8) His acts of violence.

* See Addendum to the Petition

We particularly make reference to the House of Representatives' reports by the Committee on Government Reform and Oversight (Report to the Office of the Independent Counsel (10/15/96), the Hearings on the Security of FBI Background Files (6/19/96, 6/26/96, 7/17/96, 8/1/96), Hearings: The White House Travel Office, 10/24/95, 1/17/96 1/24/96), etc.

We are aware also of extensive oversight Reports issued by the 104th Senate: Committee on Banking, Housing, and Urban Affairs. (Refusal of William H. Kennedy III, to Produce Notes Subpoenaed by the Special Committee to Investigate the Whitewater Development Corporation and Related Matters (12/19/95)) Madison Guaranty Savings and Loan and the Whitewater Development Corporation, Washington, DC Phase (9/12/94), (Justice (FBI) Department Document Production), (Final Report, Investigation of Whitewater Development Corporation and Related Matters, 6/17/96), etc.

In considering the mass of information already developed by the Congress it is in our best interest that the President be Impeached. We the People of the United States, find that there are an extraordinary number of concerns about the past performance of President Clinton which must be redressed in order to preserve the integrity of our Union, establish justice, ensure domestic tranquillity, provide for the common defense, promote the general welfare, and secure the blessings of liberty to ourselves and our posterity. Nor have We been unmindful of the needs of our agencies, whose efficiency is damaged by our President remaining in office.

We have also thought of certain apparent victims of Mr. Clinton, such as Miss Paula Jones of Arkansas, who Mr. Clinton is cruelly denying her rights solely predicated upon his choice of continuation in Office. The President has outrageously and feloniously manipulated his status in the White House to protect him from the operation of the Commom Law so that Miss Jones cannot exercise the most ancient rights of We the People; rights which Mr. Clinton is, in fact, duty-bound, to preserve protect and defend.

The President's counsel has reported that by simply contemplating a single civil law suit (the President improperly raised hundreds of thousands of dollars to pay his pre-trail legal expenses) Mr. Clinton's efficiency as President is reduced severely diverting him from carrying out his duties as President (See reports by the distinguished attorney Stewart Taylor in the American Lawyer). Yet the entire world beholds Mr. Clinton golfing, vacationing, touring resorts, and attending celebrity fund-raising parties for his cronies. Such contradictions indicate that Mr. Clinton is a deceptive, cruel, heartless, deceiving and reckless prevaricator. President Clinton's major effect as President is to render foolish the American people and their friends throughout the world. Such a President is not fit to be the Chief Executive of a Free People.

We caution Congress to be mindful of the vindictive style of President Clinton's governance. We urge Congress to act to protect all of Mr. Clinton's victims as well as to proect the persons who may be called as witnesses. The whole world knows that Mr. Clinton or his wife have already used the most powerful law enforcment agency in the world, the FBI, to prepare phony accusations against harmless employees of the White House.

Congress should offer incentives for persons who may be intimidated to come forward to the Congress with new information about any acts or actions of the Administration and/or its members and the First Lady which appear to involve any violations of the Ethics in Government Act (PL 96-303).

Open hearings should be conducted by the House in preparing its indictment so that all persons with information may be heard under oath with respect to the Executive's fraud, waste, mismanagement and abuse of authority.

We the People, United States of America --

Washington, District of Columbia

* Addendum to the Petition:


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