Last month, I attended an Impeachment Teach-in sponsored by my favorite local activist group, the CCPJ. To be honest, I was just there to lend technical support. I really thought that discussions of impeachment were a waste of time because there is no way Bush or Cheney or any of the rest of them could be impeached.
I was wrong. I was seriously wrong.
After listening to the presentation that evening, and watching a video, I am now convinced the impeachment is the only thing we can do, and that we have a moral obligation to do it. You can read my reasons here, but I want to tell you now what you can do to help.
On September 1 (that’s a mere week from today) and for 24 hours, we want thousands of websites and blogs to replace their front pages with a single banner that reads Impeach. You can see a sample at Impeachnet.net.
The inspiration for this idea came from the actions of The Freeway Blogger, the great outlaw artist who has posted over 2500 freeway signs protesting the war. Our hope is to bring this word back into the public lexicon, grab the attention of the media, and get everyone talking about the one tool guaranteed by the Founders to restore our Constitutional Democracy.
If you run a website or blog, then on September 1 2006, replace your home page with the single word Impeach in bold Times New Roman white text on a black background. Feel free to help yourself to the code here (getting a single word to display in the center of a page in all browsers is a little trickier than you might think). Back up your existing home page first (often index.html) and display this new one for 24 hours, from noon September 1 to noon September 2. If you use the provided code, the â€œperiodâ€ is a link which you can customize to allow visitors to enter the rest of your web page.
If you donâ€™t have your own webpage or blog but still think that this is a good idea, then please send this information to your favorite sites and convince them to participate (click here for a sample message). Additionally, please feel free to leave a comment on the blog. Just as important as replacing your home page for one day is letting your website visitors know why, so please publicize this both beforehand and afterward. Also, contact the site and let them know that you plan to participate and we will include a link to your site in the blogroll.
This is more important, and more possible, then you may now realize. Go. Make history.