Support H.R. 104 and a National Commission on Pres. War Powers and Civil Liberties

On January 06, 2009 House Judiciary Committee Chairman John Conyers, Jr. (D-MI) introduced H.R. 104, a bill to establish a National Commission on Presidential War Powers and Civil Liberties. The resolution will establish a Blue Ribbon Commission comprised of experts outside government service to investigate the broad range of policies of the Bush administration that were undertaken by the Bush administration under claims of unreviewable war powers.

Co-sponsors of the bill include Nadler, Johnson, Jackson-Lee, Cohen, Gutierrez, Delahunt, Wasserman Schultz.

If you are on Facebook, the easiest way to join is to go to the group's facebook page and click on the group to join. I found it through Daily Kos writer Joan McCarter and joined on the spot.

You can read the full text of the legislation here (pdf.)

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    Another "Blue RIbbon Commission", Yawn. (none / 0) (#1)
    by shoephone on Sun Jan 11, 2009 at 01:37:18 AM EST
    Normally, I would say "enough with the commissions already, just do the job of oversight the Constitution empowers you to do!" But, in this case, with these so-called, sometime Democrats, I say: Get uncorrupted, non-politicians to do the investigation and make the recommendations. Conyers and Nadler are on the right track, but as for the rest, I don't trust them to stick up for us on their own.

    Maybe former New Jersey Governor Thomas Kean (none / 0) (#2)
    by Edger on Sun Jan 11, 2009 at 07:37:22 AM EST
    could chair such a commission? He's good at cleaning things up I hear, and he probably still has half a bucket or so of blinding whitewash left over from his last job. ;-/

    Tell Congress: Investigate Bush (none / 0) (#3)
    by greenferret on Wed Jan 21, 2009 at 12:38:59 PM EST
    If we let the Bush administration escape justice, then we invite future administrations to commit similar wrongdoing. GreenChange.org makes it easy to tell your representatives in Congress to support HR 104; just go to http://tinyurl.com/85zrq4