I know I've linked to it before, but the 14 Points Of Fascism
details the characteristics of this political ideology along with the supporting evidence that Bush utilized propaganda and fear to establish an American version. Just in case you aren't already convinced.
And I guess I should view as good news the recent headlines like "Conyers: 3 More Congress Members and I'll Impeach
" or "Feingold proposes censuring Bush
" but these modest signs of a shift in the political center are occurring far too slowly. Those who oppose impeachment as unfeasible politically are missing the point, and ironically make the debate political.
Movement on impeachment is just about doing what is right; something we as a nation "used to be" pretty good at. When you see leadership that routinely lies and circumvents both the letter and intention of the law, treating those laws as minor inconveniences while relentlessly perusing their neo-con agenda, impeachment becomes the only rational, responsible choice. Allowing this continued abuse of power to go unchallenged is NOT an acceptable option. The return of checks and balances to our government is long overdue. It matters not if the votes are there to make it stick, but unless it's pursued we will have set dangerous precedents (strangely ironic, considering our dangerous president) that we will long regret. Failure to do so means "democracy is broken", and not even in my darkest, most cynical moments am I willing to accept that.