This post is unfinished but I felt it had enough information to have some worth and I am running short on time.
A few days ago I wrote about Senate Joint Memorial 8016, a resolution to investigate impeaching President Bush that was backed locally by Senator Spanel. At the end of my post I asked the question of who really wrote the resolution, Fellowship of Reconciliation’s or Senator Eric Oemig? Here is what I came up, with arranged chronologically. They are only excerpts so you can click the links if you want everything.
10/09/06 – Daily Kos – Linking Impeachment Groups – Now With Links
Linking Impeachment Groups – Now With Linksby gmoke
Mon Oct 09, 2006 at 07:06:12 PM PST
I got this message through the grapevine. It is an attempt to link together and consolidate the local campaigns working on impeaching the Bush Gang.
“Hello from Bellevue Washington,
At Eastside Fellowship of Reconciliation, we are petitioning online
and on paper, to impeach President Bush. . .
“We at EFOR have about 10,000 signatures in the Seattle area already.
Our objective is to create a database…
Thank you for standing up to impeach President Bush, a highly
principled campaign that addresses the outrage and concern of people
across the political spectrum. Our numbers are growing.
Eastside Fellowship of Reconciliation
1/27/07 –Seattle Activism
Free film: Articles of Impeachment Sat. Jan 27, 1-3 p.m. 2007
This is an opportunity to become more informed about our Constitution, the Iraq War,Organize for impeachment through the WA. State Legislature, and to participate in a national dialogue about the future of our country. The Fellowship of Reconciliation is the grandmother of all Peace groups, founded in 1914.
Eastside FOR will lead a round table discussion, and we will hear from people already working for impeachment. Join others in launching a three month campaign to pass an impeachment resolution in the Washington State Legislature!
GOOD NEWS: State Senator Eric Oemig came to our last meeting to support us, and promised to sponsor our resolution to impeach in the WA State Senate!
offered in peace,
2/1/07 – Democracy for New Mexico
We are pursuing a resolution to impeach throught the Washington State Legislature now. State Senator Eric Oemig will sponsor the resolution in the WA State Senate.
Please tell me where I can find the full text of the NM resolution.
Eastside Fellowship of Reconciliation
Posted by: Linda Boyd | Feb 1, 2007 7:51:01 PM
Here’s the NM impeachment resolution.
You might also want to read through our impeachment post archive.
Good luck with your effort in Washington State! What we need is a similar effort in EVERY state.
Posted by: barb | Feb 1, 2007 8:07:51 PM
2/8/07-Seattle Times – Legislature to debate Iraq war?
State Sen. Eric Oemig, D-Kirkland, wants the Legislature to have a say on the U.S. occupation of Iraq. Oemig told me he is working on a joint memorial that would, at least, call for an investigation of the financial aspects of the war and occupation.
I called Oemig to ask him about the war because of a press release we got today from the Eastside Fellowship For Reconciliation. It went a bit further than what Oemig told me, with the headline saying:
STATE SENATOR ERIC OEMIG WILL PUBLICLY ANNOUNCE HIS INTENTION TO INTRODUCTION A RESOLUTION FOR THE IMPEACHMENT OF PRESIDENT BUSH AND VICE PRESIDENT CHENEY TO THE WASHINGTON STATE LEGISLATURE.
Oemig said he’ll be at an event organized by the group Saturday in Bellevue.
He said he’s been working with “quite a few” other senators on the measure.
2/11/07 – Portland Independent Media Center
Speaking at a packed house in Bellevue, Washington on Feburary 10th at an event sponsored by the Eastside Fellowship of Reconciliation,
Yesterday, State Senator Eric Oemig announced his intention to submit a joint memorial to the Washington State Legislature asking Congress to investigate the serious allegations of abuses of power by the President, Vice President and others in the Bush administration
Senator Oemig is still working on the language with others in the legislature but is modeled after the resolution submitted by Senators in the New Mexico legislature a few weeks ago.
2/14/07 – After Downing Street
Washington State is one of several states racing to see which will be first to send the U.S. House of Representatives a petition to impeach Bush and Cheney.
State Senator Eric Oemig, on February 14, 2007, introduced a resolution (PDF) calling on the Washington State Legislature to petition the U.S. House. Please thank him: firstname.lastname@example.org
The following Senators have cosponsored: Harriet Spanel, Darlene Fairley, Jeanne Kohl-Welles, Margarita Prentice, Karen Fraser, Debbie Regala, Claudia Kauffman and Adam Kline.
If you’re from Washington, you can sign up to get involved by…
signing this petition for impeachment.
You can also get involved at:
Sponsored by Eastside Fellowship of Reconciliation, working with a coalition of peaceful patriots for impeachment.
2/14/07 – Fellowship of Reconciliation Website
The memorial to investigate for impeachment was introduced in the Washington State Senate on February 14, 2007. It was introduced by Senator Eric Oemig and co-sponsored by 8 Senators, please contact them and thank them for standing up for our country right now. It is so important to give these people the support they need to carry on this important work. These people are heroes.
Sen. Eric Oemig – sponsor email@example.com
Sen. Harriet Spanel – firstname.lastname@example.org
Sen. Darlene Fairley – email@example.com
Sen. Jeanne Kohl-Welles – firstname.lastname@example.org
Sen. Margarita Prentice – email@example.com
Sen. Karen Fraser – firstname.lastname@example.org
Sen. Debbie Regala – email@example.com
Sen. Claudia Kauffman – firstname.lastname@example.org
Sen. Adam Kline – email@example.com
2/20/07 – Bellingham Herald – Spanel backs impeachment inquiry
A local legislator has partnered with other Washington state senators to urge the U.S. Congress to begin an impeachment investigation…
The resolution, written by state Sen. Eric Oemig, D-Kirkland and co-sponsored by eight other senators, states that Bush and his administration knowingly sold the Iraq war to Americans using false information and that Congress has a duty to investigate the issue.
Spanel said she believes that merely introducing the bill has started discussions.
“I think because some people have taken extreme views on both ends, it’s an issue that doesn’t get discussed rationally,” she said.
2/22.07 – Today
Writing this post I realize how much information there is to absorb even if you don’t hit any of the links. Since I was interested in the background of the resolution I broke everything down into one liners.
-Eric Oemig… …promised to sponsor our resolution
-where I can find the full text of the NM resolution
-Oemig told me he is working on a joint memorial
-he’s been working with “quite a few” other senators
-Oemig is still working on the language with others in the legislature
-but is modeled after the resolution submitted by Senators in the New Mexico
-Senator Eric Oemig, on February 14, 2007, introduced a resolution
-The resolution, written by state Sen. Eric Oemig
It is becoming more clear. Within about 3 weeks the resolution morphed being the Eastside Fellowship of Reconciliations(EFOR) resolution to being written by Senator Eric Oemig.
So as liberal minds jump on to support the bill are they supporting Senator Oemig or EFOR.
I believe the answer is EFOR and therefore it is worth looking into what is motivating them.
Looking at EFOR’s site I see that they are an old group as stated, with roots going back almost a hundred years. On their dedicated impeachment page, it is readily seen that they are part of an international Fellowship of Reconciliation group. But I also see a list of endorsers of this project.
Links to endorsers:
911 Visibility Project
Send a student to DC
World Can’t Wait
I immediately see a couple of red flags.
Veteran’ for Peace who are part of the United for Peace and Justice/Whatcom Peace and Justice Center anti-US group. If you don’t recognize these groups you can do a search of my posts and you’ll find plenty.
World Can’t Wait is a group with about as strong of an anti-US and communist connection as they come check out my World Can’t Wait -Drive out the Bush Regime post
Send a Student to DC?? links to an impeachment site.
Also a red flag is Eastside FOR’s following the 4 articles of impeachment and sample resolution provided Center for Constitutional Rights (CCR) CCR is a 40 year old legal group that uses litigation to further the progressive/communist cause. They are also a member of United for Peace and Justice.
As I said up top this post is unfinished. But the gist of it can be seen. I have some serious questions about whether Senator Oemig wrote the impeachment investigation. I think he has a responsibility to publicly name the sponsors and endorsers and I think that all the sign on Senators have some explaining regarding their support for anti-Us communist driven legislation.
And lastly I agree with Senator Spanel,
“some people have taken extreme views on both ends”
Some are extremely supportive of our nation and others like supporters of this legislation are extremely against our nation.