AMERICA IN CRISIS: Impeach, Charge Treason or Active Resistance

Written by Allan Erickson on August 11, 2013

“Power always thinks that it is doing God’s service when it is violating all his laws.”
John Adams, Founding Father, Second President of the United States

Our country faces multiple, lethal crises.  Most of these crises are the result of ignorant and lazy citizens allowing destructive Democrat policies for decades, policies driven home with a vengeance by Barack Obama since 2008.

The most serious of these crises is a crisis of trust brought by demoralization throughout the population, and corruption in high places. The American People do not trust their government, for good reason.  Increasingly we do not trust one another.   The second most serious crisis is our economic well-being.  We are on the verge of collapse.  The third most devastating crisis: the war on terror.  We are very vulnerable, more exposed in many ways than in the period immediately preceding Pearl Harbor.

All these maladies can be directly or indirectly attributable to the policies of Barack Obama.  His removal from office is therefore necessary if America is to have any chance of moral, financial or military recovery.

The U.S. Constitution is supposed to be the supreme law of the land.  Flowing from principles articulated in the Declaration of Independence, the Constitution lays out the form, foundation, structure and function of the federal government, its branches, departments, officers and their respective duties.

Article II of the Constitution is essentially the President’s job description.  Among his various duties the President is required to “take Care that the Laws be faithfully executed.”  Many have said this makes the President the chief law enforcement officer for the entire nation.  When swearing the oath of office at the inauguration, the President promises to protect and defend the Constitution, promising further to fulfill his duty according to the terms of office as defined in the Constitution.  This President violates the Constitution and violates his oath.  He has declared his intention to work around the Constitution and Congress.

If the President is found willfully breaking the law, he can be impeached.  Bill Clinton was impeached by the House for perjury and obstruction of justice in the Lewinsky matter, but the Senate acquitted him.  Richard Nixon resigned rather than face impeachment over the Watergate affair.   President Andrew Johnson faced impeachment during the turmoil of reconstruction following the Civil War.

A President, supposedly the chief law enforcement officer in government, cannot be allowed to continue in office if he is found breaking the law.   Impeachment is one remedy.

Several legal experts have asserted it is entirely appropriate to bring articles of impeachment against Barack Obama.  They say he violated the law making recess appointments, acting without the consent of Congress.  Indeed, Obama has frequently acted independently, demonstrating hostility toward Congress and the constitutional process of legislating.  Others note his violation of law entering the Libyan war without congressional approval and his order to kill American citizens overseas using drones, without due process.

Obama’s refusal to defend the Defense of Marriage Act was another example of dereliction of duty, a violation of the oath.  The more that is revealed about the IRS scandal, the more we understand Obama’s government is willing to violate law, and use federal power to destroy private citizens and their rights.

The more we learn about Benghazi, the more we realize the chief executive has lied many times to the entire world about this atrocity.  His government is found actively interfering with rightful investigations, covering up the facts, and preventing the people from learning about the true nature of the incident.  This is a rank abuse of power, another impeachable offense.

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Allan Erickson
Allan Erickson---Christian, husband, father, journalist, businessman, screenwriter, and author of The Cross & the Constitution in the Age of Incoherence, Tate Publishing, 2012.