As the nation searches for the proper peaceful remedy to the crisis known as Obama, good people of good intentions often research a common subject and arrive at a different conclusion. Such has been the case on the topic of whether or not Barack Hussein Obama can be impeached.
In a WND column dated July 14, 2011 titled Why Obama Cannot be Impeached, the writer states, “Rage continues to build across this country over the obvious forged birth certificate Barry Soetoro, aka Barack Obama, released April 27, 2011, as do calls for his impeachment. However, Obama cannot be impeached.”
The author’s position is based upon statements from Dr. Edwin Vieira, a Harvard trained attorney, who’s works are focused primarily on land rights and militias. Dr. Vieira issued his position in a 2008 piece written and released before the 2008 election, Vieira suggests that once Obama takes office via fraud, he cannot be impeached, on the basis that impeaching a usurper of the office would somehow validate his tenure in office. Is he right?
To be sure, the Obama Crisis presents a highly unusual set of circumstances, rising to the level of constitutional crisis in a number of ways. The proper peaceful remedy is indeed worthy of research and debate. Only once the people agree on a proper course of action, can action be taken… so, it is imperative that the people reach agreement on this matter.
Who is right in the debate is much less important than reaching an actionable position of agreement. The endless debate on the subject only leaves all concerned citizens paralyzed by confusion and lack of coherent direction in how to solve the crisis.
It is for this reason that I have returned to historical data on the subject of impeachment in search of the foundations for impeachment remedies found in Article II – Section IV of the U.S. Constitution.
“The President, Vice President and all civil officers of the United States, shall be removed from office on impeachment for, and conviction of, treason, bribery, or other high crimes and misdemeanors.” – Article II – Section IV of the U.S. Constitution
I fully understand and even agree with the claim that Barack Hussein Obama (aka Barry Soetoro) gained access to the Office of President via massive fraud, including identity fraud, campaign fraud and campaign finance fraud, just for starters.
I further agree that Mr. Obama’s acts during his unconstitutional and illegal seizing of the Oval Office, as well as his unconstitutional acts while in office, rise to the level of impeachable offenses, high crimes, usurpations and likely even treason.
But I do not agree that Obama/Soetoro cannot be removed from office via impeachment. In fact, I believe that Obama can only be removed from office via impeachment. Here’s the basis for my belief…
James Madison explained the requirement for impeachment during the debates of the Constitutional Convention of 1787:
“Some provision should be made for defending the community against the incapacity, negligence, or perfidy of the chief magistrate. He might pervert his administration into a scheme of peculation or oppression. He might betray his trust to foreign powers.”
In Federalist Paper No. 65, Alexander Hamilton explained that “impeachment of the president should take place for offenses which proceed from the misconduct of public men, or in other words, from the abuse or violation of some public trust. They are of a nature which may with peculiar propriety be denominated political, as they relate chiefly to injuries done immediately to society itself.”
And indeed, in Commentaries on the Constitution, Supreme Court Justice Joseph Story (1811- 1845) explained:
“The offenses to which the remedy of impeachment has been and will continue to be principally applied are of a political nature… What are aptly termed political offenses, growing out of personal misconduct, or gross neglect, or usurpation, or habitual disregard of the public interests.”
Common throughout historical references to the impeachment process is the concept that a violation or breach of public trust, or habitual disregard for the public interest is the fundamental definition of other high crimes and misdemeanors, as it relates to the Founders intended use of the impeachment clause found in Article II.
The legal debate over use of impeachment concerning immunity from criminal prosecutions of any individual occupying the Oval Office is covered quite extensively here. In conclusion, seizing the Oval Office by way of fraud, usurpations of the office, and acting in a manner at odds with public interests, constitutional authority or in breach of the public trust, are all impeachable offenses.
In Federalist Paper No. 70, Hamilton further explained:
“Men in public trust will much oftener act in such a manner as to render them unworthy of being any longer trusted, than in such a manner as to make them obnoxious and subject to legal punishment.” – “Judgment in Cases of Impeachment shall not extend further than to removal from Office, and disqualification to hold and enjoy any Office of honor, Trust or Profit under the United States: but the Party convicted shall nevertheless be liable and subject to Indictment, Trial, Judgment, and Punishment, according to L aw.”
In short, the Oval Office (not the individual occupying the office) has protections against criminal charges or prosecutions during the tenure of office, be it legitimate tenure or not.
“In 1973, the Justice Department concluded that the indictment or criminal prosecution of a sitting President would impermissibly undermine the capacity of the executive branch to perform its constitutionally assigned functions. We have been asked to summarize and review the analysis provided in support of that conclusion, and to consider whether any subsequent developments in the law lead us today to reconsider and modify or disavow that determination. We believe that the conclusion reached by the Department in 1973 still represents the best interpretation of the Constitution.” – Full legal reference here…
This means that before any occupant of the Oval Office can be charged with or prosecuted for crimes, they must first be removed from office via impeachment, so that the business of the people can continue while the individual is being prosecuted for criminal activities.
The fact that Barack Hussein Obama (aka Barry Soetoro) was able to gain access to the Oval Office by way of fraud, does not change the very real fact that before he can be charged with his crimes, he must first be removed from office via impeachment. Impeachment places in question, every act taken by Obama while illegally holding office. It does not in any way validate those acts.
There is no doubt in my mind after five years of investigations in to the person known as Barack Hussein Obama, that he is indeed an imposter, a usurper of the Oval Office. There is no doubt in my mind that every act he has committed while holding office illegally, should be null and void upon his removal from office via impeachment and subsequent criminal indictment.
This is within the letter of the law and all historical reference to the subject.
In the process of seizing the Oval and in his administration of Oval Office duties, Barack Hussein Obama has committed high crimes and misdemeanors. Not only can he be impeached, he must be impeached, removed from office and charged with his crimes, held fully accountable for his actions.
But nobody wants to touch this matter with a ten foot pole, because the constitutional crisis created by Obama and the Democrat Party are of monumental proportions.
The constitutional line of succession to the Oval Office will not hold in this case as every individual in that line of succession was in one way or another, involved and complicit in the most egregious fraud ever perpetrated on the American people.
The only way to solve this crisis is to impeach Barack Hussein Obama and then charge him with his crimes. Unfortunately, everyone in the constitutional line of succession must also be removed from office and charged with their complicity in the Obama crisis.
Unless and until the people force these actions to be taken by congress, America no longer belongs to the American people, any imposter can hold the highest office in our land, no one will be free and the rule of constitutional law is nonexistent.
As long as people continue to endlessly debate the obvious, no such actions will be taken and there will be no way to save America from what is essentially a silent and unchallenged coup d’état.
The list of usurpations and administration crimes would require an encyclopedia to fully chronicle at this late stage. Recent breaking news of massive violations of American constitutional rights by nearly every federal agency which Obama has turned against the people of the United States eliminates any possibility that these events are just independent agency coincidences.
The longer the American people dilly-dally with senseless debates over remedies, the more evil is able to sink its grip deeper and deeper into all governmental powers. It’s time for the debate to end and action to begin…
We can only charge an occupant of the Oval Office with crimes after they have been removed from office. There are only three ways to remove an individual from the Oval Office…
Defrauding the American people in order to seize the highest office in our land must be an impeachable crime. Obama knows this even if his opponents don’t. As a result, Obama mocks the American people, whom he believes lack the intestinal fortitude to dare remove him from office. If you think your Sheriff can save you, think again… We must save ourselves!
Impeach Obama & Co. now, or lose your country forever! For starters, get behind Rep. Tom McClintock and Rep. Jim Bridenstine, and then force your representatives and senators to move to impeachment immediately.
This crisis is not like wine, it will not get better with time. The time for debate is over. The time for action has arrived! Impeach while that is still an option…
“Tolerating evil in any form at any level only brings about more evil. As a result, the true cost of tolerating the intolerable is a totally intolerable society, from which you can never draft good government.“ — JB
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as long as Congress is complicit in his actions there is no chance of impeachment charges being brought.
That is why I say Charges of Treason need to be be brought against the whole of his administration easier to prove and easier to substantiate in the court system under the Constitution
This is a start everyone should sign this.
Done ! Thank you ...another worthy cause ...
Thank You Patricia For Making My Point... So, Being A "Usurper" In Return MAKES His Entire Administration INVALID. May The PUNISHMENT Fit THE CRIME.
Why dont we demand a DNA test to prove who his parents are? If he knows who his parents are then he has nothing to fear...
We are his boss Yes? Then act like it and demand answers and this one will not threaten national security.
Some times to kill a weed you start at the root!!!
I am reading through the comments and see that the discussion has been a question about how we should deal with this problem. The article almost perfectly describes exactly what we are already planning with OAS. If we show up in DC with our numbers and maintain a large presence there the congress will act. They need to know that we are there to encourage that the action be taken. They see us there, in large numbers, with no opposition with the exception of the traitors, then they will finally act as they should. We cannot and must not entertain violating the very constitution that we are demanding be followed, lest we become the scum that is there at present.
!!!! ABSOLUTELY !!!! only other thing, witch i dont no much about at this time is. (NULLIFICATION)??. Nullification is not for slaves its for FREEDOM. Or maybe we are all slaves?
He has refused his Assent to Laws, the most wholesome and necessary for the public Good.
He has forbidden his Governors to pass Laws of immediate and pressing Importance, unless suspended in their Operation till his Assent should be obtained; and when so suspended, he has utterly neglected to attend to them.
He has refused to pass other Laws for the Accommodation of large Districts of People, unless those People would relinquish the Right of Representation in the Legislature, a Right inestimable to them, and formidable to Tyrants only.
He has called together Legislative Bodies at Places unusual, uncomfortable, and distant from the Depository of their public Records, for the sole Purpose of fatiguing them into Compliance with his Measures.
He has dissolved Representative Houses repeatedly, for opposing with manly Firmness his Invasions on the Rights of the People.
He has refused for a long Time, after such Dissolutions, to cause others to be elected; whereby the Legislative Powers, incapable of Annihilation, have returned to the People at large for their exercise; the State remaining in the mean time exposed to all the Dangers of Invasion from without, and Convulsions within.
He has endeavoured to prevent the Population of these States; for that Purpose obstructing the Laws for Naturalization of foreigners; refusing to pass others to encourage their Migrations hither, and raising the Conditions of new Appropriations of Lands.
He has obstructed the Administration of Justice, by refusing his assent to Laws for establishing Judiciary Powers.
He has made Judges dependent on his Will alone, for the Tenure of their Offices, and the Amount and Payment of their Salaries.
He has erected a Multitude of new Offices, and sent hither Swarms of Officers to harrass our People, and eat out their Substance.
He has kept among us, in Times of Peace, Standing Armies, without the consent of our Legislatures.
He has affected to render the Military independent of and superior to the Civil Power.
He has combined with others to subject us to a Jurisdiction foreign to our Constitution, and unacknowledged by our Laws; giving his Assent to their Acts of pretended Legislation:
For quartering large Bodies of Armed Troops among us:
For protecting them, by a mock Trial, from Punishment for any Murders which they should commit on the Inhabitants of these States:
For cutting off our Trade with all Parts of the World:
For imposing Taxes on us without our Consent:
For depriving us, in many Cases, of the Benefits of Trial by Jury:
For transporting us beyond Seas to be tried for pre-tended Offences:
For abolishing the free System of English Laws in a neighbouring Province, establishing therein an arbitrary Government and enlarging its Boundaries, so as to render it at once an Example and fit Instrument for introducing the same absolute Rule into these Colonies:
For taking away our Charters, abolishing our most valuable Laws, and altering fundamentally the forms of our Governments:
For suspending our own Legislatures, and declaring themselves invested with Power to legislate for us in all Cases whatsoever.
He has abdicated Government here, by declaring us out of his Protection and waging War against us.
He has plundered our Seas, ravaged our Coasts, burnt our Towns, and destroyed the Lives of our People.
He is, at this Time, transporting large Armies of foreign Mercenaries to compleat the Works of Death, Desolation, and Tyranny already begun with circumstances of Cruelty and Perfidy, scarcely paralleled in the most barbarous Ages, and totally unworthy of the Head of a civilized Nation.
He has constrained our fellow Citizens taken Captive on the high Seas to bear Arms against their Country, to become the Executioners of their friends and Brethren, or to fall themselves by their Hands.
He has excited domestic Insurrections amongst us, and has endeavoured to bring on the Inhabitants of our Frontiers, the merciless Indian Savages, whose known Rule of Warfare, is an undistinguished Destruction, of all Ages, Sexes and Conditions.
In every stage of these Oppressions we have Petitioned for Redress in the most humble Terms: Our repeated Petitions have been answered only by repeated Injury. A Prince, whose Character is thus marked by every act which may define a Tyrant, is unfit to be the Ruler of a free People.
Nor have we been wanting in Attentions to our British Brethren. We have warned them from Time to Time of Attempts by their Legislature to extend an unwarrantable jurisdiction over us. We have reminded them of the Circumstances of our Emigration and Settlement here. We have appealed to their native justice and Magnanimity, and we have conjured them by the Ties of our common Kindred to disavow these Usurpations, which, would inevitably interrupt our Connections and Correspondence. They too have been deaf to the Voice of Justice and of Consanguinity. We must, therefore, acquiesce in the Necessity, which denounces our Separation, and hold them, as we hold the rest of Mankind, Enemies in War, in Peace, Friends.
Do thy make that much rope? Probable have to legalize hemp!
Impeachment will not happen. As much as we all wish. I spoke to my conservative Congressman on the phone. He told me in so many words that there is no stomach for it in Congress. It will not happen. We need to shut D.C. down and go for a Ukraine. When Barry goes all barbaric, his supporters will drop him like a hot potato and he'll flee. This will not be a one or two week process. Prepare for the worst. Pray for the best.