My husband and I belong to the Greater Phoenix Tea Party Patriot West Valley and Scottsdale groups. At our West Valley group we are very fortunate to have a brilliant constitutional scholar, Steve, who is in the process of teaching us the United States Constitution. He’s a Training Consultant in Phoenix, AZ for a local government entity.
I posed a question to Steve in an email: If enough of the American people wanted Obama out of office, is there a way we could do it?
This was his response: Using the same logic as Chief Justice John Marshall, when in McCulloch v. Maryland, he stated that nothing in the Constitution prohibits or allows the government to create a corporation, I believe the people could choose to recall the President. This would require signatures of at least 51% of the registered voters in the United States to sign a petition calling for a recall election. The feds would contend that there is no authority within Federal election laws to allow such a thing; but we could counter with the Marshall logic to demand it, especially if enough signatures were obtained.
After reading the following blog on Media Matters, I decided I must act immediately and put this idea out there.
"The modern right wing ... feels dispossessed: America has been largely taken away from them and their kind, though they are determined to try to repossess it and to prevent the final destructive act of subversion. The old American virtues have already been eaten away by cosmopolitans and intellectuals; the old competitive capitalism has been gradually undermined by socialistic and communistic schemers; the old national security and independence have been destroyed by treasonous plots, having as their most powerful agents not merely outsiders and foreigners as of old but major statesmen who are at the very centers of American power."
According to Steve, once the signatures are collected we would need to present the petition and signatures to the Federal Elections Commission and the Secretary of State. The FEC is the agency charged with governing all Federal elections, so all that must be done with them is to convince them that the People of the United States, according to the Constitution, retain all powers not delegated to the States or the Federal Government. Following that logic, we have the right to recall a President, just as we have the right of privacy, even though that right, along with many others recognized by the Supreme Court, that are not listed in the Constitution. They aren’t listed, as has been declared by the Courts and the drafters of the Constitution, as they are natural rights that cannot be governed by anyone other than the people. If a sufficient number of our electors (voters) declare their desire to allow such an election to take place, it is therefore not within the purview of any government agency to deny that right.
As for the Secretary of State, the initial deliverance of the petition would merely be an act of courtesy, informing Secretary Clinton of our intentions that she might be prepared for the eventual outcome. The outcome, should it be that the President was, in fact, recalled, would require the deliverance of the official results of that election to not just the FEC, but to the Secretary of State, as her office is responsible for receiving and submitting to Congress any document that would cause the removal from office, either the President or Vice-President. The Congress (specifically, the House of Representatives), having received official notice from the Secretary, would then be charged with electing a new President.
This is an important point for the people to understand, as the Constitution clearly states that if the President is unable to serve for any reason, whether it be medical, by way of resignation or death, or by removal from office, the House of Representatives is charged with electing a new President. The recall could not stipulate that the people would hold a special election to replace the President; we must follow the Constitutional guidelines, if this is to be taken seriously.
My main question to all is: Do you think America is worth saving? If so, then we have a great deal of work to do to save Her!
Please email me at Patriess1787@aol.com.