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Berkeley Measure Would Begin Impeachment Process

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Not that LAist would be at all interested in a full blown White House impeachment scandal to take over the news for the next two years, or anything...

But a symbolic ballot measure in the sleepy town of Berkeley, California, just across the bay from San Francisco, might be the tiny spark that begins to creak the olde fashioned wheels of Checks & Balances that haven't been in use in years in this fine land.

Asking Berkeley voters if impeachment proceedings should begin against the president and vice-president, Measure H, cuts right to the chase and asks a serious question. If the results are overwhelming one way or the other, it might give lawmakers the confidence to ask their own constituents the same question, thus actually representing the will of the voters.

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One would also think that if the executive branch was proven to be involved in high crimes, punishment would be swift and blind, so as to send a message to the next group of lawbreakers who abuse the public's trust. Allegedly.

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