May 8 Boston (LPAC)--Inspired by the recent developments in California where members of the LaRouche Youth Movement (LYM) were elected to positions in state-wide caucuses, and were able to force a debate and drafting of a resolution calling for the, the Boston LYM followed suit and challenged the Young Democrats of Massachusetts to see themselves as shaping policy in a historic process of change.
On May 7, the LYM attended a meeting of the Young Democrats and introduced the following resolution. While it did not pass the meeting (where all newcomers were refused voting rights), the resolution was supported by a majority of those who attended the Young Dems meeting. Furthermore, the LYM will be bringing the impeachment issue to Democrats throughout Massachusetts.
Here is the text of the resolution:
Resolution on the Impeachment of Vice-President Cheney
Whereas, President George W. Bush and Vice-President Richard B. Cheney have consistently and knowingly rejected the will of the people of the United States of America, who expressed their voice in the mid-term Congressional elections of November 7th, 2006. At the command of Vice-President Cheney, President Bush chose to veto (only his second veto in six years as President) the Supplemental Appropriations Bill, in which that new Congress calls for a timetable on Iraq troop withdrawal, demonstrating his commitment to a failed war, and to his "surge" policy of escalation;
Whereas, Rep. Dennis Kucinich (D-Ohio), has introduced Articles of Impeachment against Vice-President Cheney in H.R. 333, calling for impeachment based on "high crimes and misdemeanors", for (1) deceiving the people and Congress of the U.S. about alleged Iraqi WMD; (2) deceiving the people and Congress of the U.S. about an alleged relationship between Iraq and Al Qaeda; and (3) openly threatening aggression against the Republic of Iran absent any real threat to the United States;
Whereas, the November 7th, 2006 Democratic landslide, caused by millions of young people asserting themselves politically, proved that America's youth, ages 18-35, are the powerful new force in politics;
Therefore, be it resolved, that the Massachusetts Young Democrats call on our party leadership, our party's presidential pre-candidates, and our United States Congress, to support Rep. Kucinich's call for the immediate impeachment and removal from office of Vice President Richard Cheney. We ardently hope that the resolution becomes the platform of the national Democratic Party, that our party realizes the importance of a future orientation, and that the voice of the youth is recognized as the leadership of our party and our nation; and that our party focus on the issues that our esteemed Governor Deval Patrick called attention to, in a recent speech, stating that "rising mortgage foreclosures is not okay" and to deal with these crises, we as a party must be bold, as bold as Franklin Roosevelt: "FDR's approach saved the Country.Democrats can save the Commonwealth and the Nation again."