Democracy Depends on Holding Bush Accountable – GOP Won’t Do It So They Must Go

“Never have I seen such an unlawful Administration, one with such arrogance toward the rule of law. Their activities are criminal… We have a monolithic government in Washington. It is a government whose policies have failed, and made the world much more dangerous and made us less secure… It is the responsibility of Congress to oversee the executive branch and when this Administration lied and deceived us, Congress should have held hearings…. Therefore, the election of 2006 is one of the most important in our country’s history if we’re going to maintain this Democratic republic. We need a new Congress and we need to carry out a full and thorough investigation of the Administration…. It is up to each of us, every one of us in this hall today to do everything we can, to mobilize all our resources, our friends, our organizations, to to make sure our democracy stands.”

— Congressman Maurice Hinchey (D-NY), speaking at a Town Hall event, “Torture and Lies: Who is Accountable?” on Saturday, July 23, 2005, at the Ethical Culture Society in New York, co-sponsored by The Nation and


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