Friday, May 04, 2007

Leverett residents call for Bush impeachment

Amherst Bulletin
Leverett residents call for Bush impeachment
By Bob Dunn

LEVERETT, MA - Town Meeting voters April 28 made Leverett the second western Massachusetts town inside a week to call for the impeachment of President Bush and Vice President Cheney.

Following Whately's vote April 24, residents urged their town representatives to recommend to Congress impeachment action on the grounds that Bush and Cheney are responsible for unauthorized electronic surveillance, torture of prisoners, misleading the public to justify the war in Iraq, suspending due process and access to counsel for detainees, detaining non-citizens without charges and abusing the power of the executive branch.

The article passed without discussion, and with only one voice in opposition.

In earlier action, voters also approved a $4.7 million budget, put the "Right to Farm" proposal out to pasture, silenced a noise bylaw, and said hello to some new town officials.