By Alan Caruba
“In case of the removal of the President from office, or of his death, resignation, or inability to discharge the powers and duties of said office, the same shall devolve on the Vice President, and the Congress may by law provide for the case of removal…” (Article Two, U.S. Constitution)
Since the President takes an oath to “preserve, protect and defend the Constitution of the United States”, a President who acts contrary to the Constitution or is found guilty of breaking the law should be subject to removal.
Constitutionally, removal can be secured by “impeachment for, conviction of, treason, bribery, or other high crimes and misdemeanors.”
Here’s a question I would pose to you. If the Supreme Court can act within days to approve the sale of Chrysler to Fiat, why can it not act to hear cases filed months ago regarding whether President Obama is a “natural born” citizen of the United States? Why have some lower courts refused to hear such cases citing that the parties bringing them, citizens under the rule of the Constitution, have no “standing” to do so?
The Supreme Court is famous for trying to dodge such cases. The likelihood of impeachment is zero because Democrats control Congress and only one President ever resigned from office and that was Richard M. Nixon. It took an excruciatingly long time to reach that point as anyone who lived through the Watergate scandal will tell you. The nation was shocked to learn that a President engaged in a criminal enterprise while in office.
The question of preserving and protecting the Constitution would be hard to prove except in hindsight, but by then it would be too late for the nation, ruined by excessive, unjustified taxation and borrowing that threatens the collapse of the economy.
I would argue that a President who appoints over twenty “czars” to supersede the powers of the secretaries of various federal departments; people who are apparently exempt from Congressional approval or oversight, and people who apparently do not feel the need to hold press conferences to explain what they are doing, is distinctly unconstitutional.
It will be argued that there have been various such “czars” in the past, mostly particularly “drug czars” whose purpose was to oversee and coordinate efforts to address the nation’s problems with illegal drugs, but the imposition of people to virtually replace members of the President’s cabinet is unprecedented. Cabinet officers must receive the approval of Congress, but these “czars” have not.
Even the Secretary of State, Hillary Clinton, has been reduced to a mere figurehead as various personal envoys of the President have been authorized to act for him regarding sensitive diplomatic affairs, answerable presumably only to him.
What we have is a President who is running the government through an invisible network of people who are not answerable to the citizens of the nation, yet granted powers to determine the extent of the rights of those citizens including how much compensation they may receive.
This is a President who has said during a C-Span interview that the government is out of money, but who is pressing forward for legislation to impose trillions in taxes on all energy use, who advocates the borrowing of tens of billions by the nation for a proposed healthcare “reform”, and who has already signed a so-called stimulus bill of nearly 9,000 items representing $700 billion that he deemed “imperfect.”
The economy does not need a stimulus. It needs the government to get out of the way of the free market system to correct itself and for the nation’s famed entrepreneurial spirit to initiate new businesses and new jobs. We do not “rescue” people who took on too much debt.
He has approved “bailouts” to private companies that should have been allowed to seek bankruptcy protection and he has demanded that the former head of General Motors be fired by its board of directors. He has launched an attack on the Constitutional sanctity of contracts, abrogating the rights of lenders. Banks which received TARP funds are desperate to return such funding to the U.S. Treasury rather than give up control over their affairs.
We have all watched the President in action since January 20, 2009 and what we have seen and heard has been constant criticism of America that has been an affront to our great history and our defense of human rights. He has done this in one foreign nation after another.
A speech in Cairo to the worldwide Muslim community President Obama distorted the facts of American history and conflated the deliberate murder of six million European Jews in the last century with the suffering inflicted on so-called Palestinians by their fellow Arabs; the result of repeated wars on Israel. No such comparison can be made and is by definition obscene.
Within months, “tea parties”, citizen protests, occurred from coast to coast and others are being planned for July Fourth. Not since the advent of the Civil War under threat of secession has a President faced such widespread opposition after taking office.
In State after State, resolutions are being passed in opposition to his proposed legislation and policies. An organization of “Oath-Keepers”, members of the U.S. military, the reserves, the National Guard, peace officers, and veterans, has emerged to say they will not blindly “follow orders” issued by this President that are contrary to the oath to uphold the Constitution they have taken.
This is a President whose Department of Homeland Security has defined as “extremist” anyone who criticizes or disagrees with his policies.
Americans who are fearful of the havoc President Barack Obama has let loose on this nation need to flood Congress with the demand that he be removed from office for his failure to protect, preserve, and defend the Constitution. Indeed, to conclusively prove he was constitutionally qualified to run for the presidency.
The White House has to hear from Americans calling on the President to resign.
He and the Democrat-controlled Congress are proposing onerous taxation and reckless borrowing that will destroy the nation’s economy.
Americans cannot afford to let this President hold power until the next election in 2012. They cannot hope that the midterm elections in 2010 will be sufficient to protect them against the damage he will do to them, to their children, and to their grandchildren before they are held.
We cannot even be sure that as the result of the White House takeover of the Census and its close association with ACORN that those elections will not be rigged.
President Barack Hussein Obama must go!
Wednesday, June 10, 2009
Time to Demand Obama's Resignation
Posted by Alan Caruba at 12:36 PM
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You are definitely on the list.
I will be writing my letters ... I'm sure I'm already on "the list" ...
Sorry about doing two of these...but I was wondering to myself about this potential Constitutional crisis. Suppose SCOTUS chooses to hear this case and Congress (who, according to the Constitution has the right to determine the court’s jurisdiction) decides that the court can’t judicate this case (Congress did that in the late 1800’s involving Indian rights. They can’t tell them not to hear a case, but they can tell them that they have no jurisdiction and they cannot rule on a case, which is what happened in the Indian rights case) what happens then?
Suppose they do hear and judicate the case, and their judgment is that he isn't eligible, but Obama and his supporters decide he is eligible, and he isn't leaving; who removes him? Given the lack of respect for the rule of law, contract law and Constitutional restrictions on the government that we have seen demonstrated lately, that is an obvious potential.
Does the court have the power to order the FBI or U.S. Marshalls to arrest him and remove him from office? Can SCOTUS order the military remove him? Do they all have authority over the Secret Service if they decide to support him? Would any of them obey the court? What if they refused to obey? What if the Congress decides after the fact that SCOTUS has no authority in this matter and orders them to rescind the ruling? What if Congress merely orders the authorities and military to ignore SCOTUS?
Let us suppose that he is removed…who is President? Is McCain President or Biden? After all this is now a fraudulent election and the country doesn’t elect the Vice President it elects the President.
Just a thought or two for the fire.
FYI. The dictionary says that I made up the word judicate. But it does appear to be within rules though… after all there is judicator, judicable, judicative, judicatory and judicature so I am using judicate…after all…..someone has to coin the new words.
Never apologize, Rich, for adding some more interesting comment.
I don't know how events would shake out, but it would be fun to watch!
I assume that, as per the Constitution, the job would go to Joe Biden, but the SC could rule that he too is ineligible since he was chosen by BO.
That leaves us with...yup...Nancy Pelosi!
My guess is that the SC would, in the interest of avoiding a Constitutional crisis, say that Biden, duly elected VP, gets the job.
All this, however, is conjecture because I do not believe BO would ever resign unless, as they say in Louisiana, he was caught in bed "with a dead woman or a live boy."
I just figured someone had to speak out for his resignation and, hell, why not me?
Indeed this President is ignoring the Constitution, but The Supreme Court is too, in fact they have for some time. In my opinion, not only does Barack need to be impeached, but some of our liberal Justices should be to. A case in point, Justice Sueter. This man trashed the whole concept of person property rights, once enshrined in the Constitution, alas this right no longer exists. This is why so many states are trying to enact laws to protect property rights. Freedomlover.
RK - try adjudicate
You are right,and many are beginning to see the danger. As you know due to health I am not writing much anymore, and have closed the blogspot blog but am still posting on http://valsword.spaces.live.com
mainly articles others have written.
I think it's pretty obvious how little the people of this country understand the structure of our government. Otherwise, how could we elect the Biden half of this Presidency, or how could Nancy Pelosi have been put in the position she's in? It's PAINFULLY obvious that neither are qualified to lead ANYTHING, much less our country. Where was the outcry when Pelosi was elevated to the position she's in? Doesn't anyone remember what happened when Reagan was shot? The Speaker was one step from the Presidency in seconds. Thankfully, Reagan was a very tough guy, and everything fell quickly back into place. But meanwhile, many world leaders were licking their chops at the prospect of the instability and weakness his death would bring to the US. Obama is bad enough, but can you imagine having either one of those two yahoos leading this country? Food for thought? More like food for regurgitation ....
Of course....adjudicate. Thank you, I will not make that mistake again.
WHY IS SCOTUS DODGING THE COB ISSUE?
I don't know, but my guess is that the Lefties don't want to find out he's unqualified, and the Righties are afraid that if it's pressed the Lefties, who are in the majority on the court, might rule in his favor, and they we'll be stuck with that precedent?
I know I'm sounding stupid, but really, couldn't we call for Pelosie's resignation as well? I know there is really nothing "Constitutional" which says we can fire the speaker for being a huge lier, hypoctitical and rediculous- but could we? I'm totally on board with giving the apologist in chief the boot- starting my letter now. And I will be sure to check my spelling! ;-) God Bless you Mr. Caruba
Read this article. You will then understand Obama. Yes, it is time to impeach this president with his Czars and progressive government.
Read this article to understand who, what Obama is and wants to do to America.
Thanks for the article. It is right on
Who takes over if Obama is found ineligible is a big question with no answer. There is no precedent or provision for that kind of scenario. I mean, really, who would have thought it could happen? This link is an article on that topic which gives several potential scenarios.
Alan, Your article is causing quite a stir on Newsvine.com here:
I'd invite you and/or any other of your followers to chime in as the libs are getting pretty nasty.
Newsvine is new to me (no pun intended), but I am impressed with how many people got wound up enough to comment on my view that the Ayatollah Obama needs to go.
The commentary has appeared elsewhere on the Net and has tended to generate a lot of feedback.
I have heard only good things, but then I am surrounded by friends who are, of course, all lunatic right wingers who believe the Constitution means what it says.
i knew what odumbo was up to from the beginning. He had hidden agendas and hidden friends.He has done nothing but get rid of jobs and has not bailed out homes in foreclosures or took care of the small business man. He did the opposite. he speaks fluent islamic tongue and turkish tongue. He has let many unethical groups demand rights they do not deserve . and lets foreigners in by the score and has told states they cannot monitor votes to see if it is illegals who are voting. he cares nothing for this country or it's people.Private meetings are in order to seek ways of removing this marxist liar from the leadership of a country he dispises.I am willing to do all i can to see him and monfufu gone from my country...are you??
I concur with Carolyn's blessing and share the disgust expressed by other commentators.
I believe that now is the time for a declaration of digust & distrust; the popular equivalent of a parliamentary motion of no confidence.
Set out the facts:
1. He ain't a natural born citizen.
2. He declared himself a "citizen of the world", thereby renouncing whatever, if any citizenship he had.
3. He has spent nearly one million dollars fighting to prevent disclosure of documents that would settle the natural born citizenship issue.
4. He is pandering to the enemy in time of war even to the extreme of Mirandizing enemy combatants.
5. He is spending us into penury with reckless abandon.
For these reasons and more, we need to declare no confidence in the Obama Administration including the Vice President & Speaker of the House.
We need to make an unprecedented demand for a new election, with fresh primaries, new candidates and a new election without the machinations of ACORN and the New Black Panther Party.
Nothing less will restore confidence in our government. We have no alternative.
Alan Caruba is the one best qualified to write the declaration.
When I pasted Capitalist's Newsvine url into my browser, I discovered that the post has been removed.
I find that bloggersbase.com does not censor my posts and they seem to attract more readers than my other blogs.
Correction: broken link, not censorship. This link should work.
Capitalist: Cross Post
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i want to know how to get the impeachment started and how to get the people involved. where are the meetings and what can many americans do to stop him??
The Senate has the sole power to impeach a President.
It is unlikely that such an action will occur with Obama at this time though one never knows about the future.
JOURNALISTS: Validated Facts on Obama Eligibility Story
If you read the articles at the three links below, and review the citations at the embedded links, you will be “literate” about the facts of the “eligibility” story and will be able to inform the public objectively.
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An attorney reviews the evidence relevant to Obama’s eligibility to serve:
Why Can’t Obama Give a Simple and Truthful Answer to the Birth Certificate Question? by Mario Apuzzo
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An objective view of both sides of the eligibility issue
Obama Presidential Eligibility – An Introductory Primer” by Stephen Tonchen
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Somehow, you know its coming. That OMG moment is just around the corner. You can feel the inescapable reality creeping up on you. Something will leak. Someone will spill the beans. “For nothing is hid that shall not be made manifest, nor anything secret that shall not be known and come to light.” Luke 8:17
A review of the vulnerability of Obama’s refusal to practice the virtue of full disclosure:
well then lets bring this lying america destroying roach bug to his knees and impeach him!!!
"Federal law makes it a felony to offer 'anything of value' to an official of the government in return for a decision in your favor by that official of the government; it is called bribery."
The oath of office for the president is basic, stating, "I do solemnly swear that I will support and defend the Constitution of the United States against all enemies, foreign and domestic, that I will bear true faith and allegiance to the same, that I take this obligation freely, without any mental reservation or purpose of evasion, and that I will faithfully discharge the duties of the office on which I am about to enter: So help me God."
"Sadly, we have seen Obama violate this oath. Fraud, lying, and corruption are rampant and Obama has engaged in treasonous activities, and Obama effectively thumbs his nose at us and has sold you to the highest bidder,"
If the republicans take control of the congress after mid term elections and Obama supports the democrats, I can see why he wants to get as far away as possible. This would be a perfect getaway to do some planning and deadly idea gathering of his own. How much you want to bet Obama will resign or stand down very shortly after he gets back from India on the 14th of November? They also say his government will announce what will happen to our economy very shortly (economic collapse) while Obama is away in November. We are in the trillions in national dept.
We are the people, now lets use that phrase to kick Obama out of office in November.
@Buddy64: I doubt Obama would resign. I think he wanted to be president precisely to crash the economy and the nation.
We can only pray the GOP gets control of the House where all bills involving money must occur first. If we get the Senate, too, that's a bonus.
I have no doubt the GOP will do everything it can to make his life miserable, but I am more interested in their putting the brakes on Obamacare and other things that harm Americans.
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