“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 that 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 that it is entirely appropriate to bring articles of impeachment against Barack Obama. They say he violated the law by 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 that 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.
Obama’s signature law, Obamacare, was pushed through Congress using illegal and unethical means. Now that we are in the implementation phase, this President behaves like a king, issuing exemptions unilaterally, changing deadlines, delaying certain requirements for political reasons, and, in short, violating his own law over and over.
Obama has stated openly and frequently that he would prefer bypassing Congress. Indeed, he has done so via executive orders many times, using the EPA and other agencies to forward his agenda despite the will of Congress. Whether it involves gun control, cap ‘n trade rules, or illegal immigration, just as with waging illegal war in Libya, this President simply ignores Congress whenever it suits him. He thus makes himself a king acting without the consent of the governed, in violation of the Constitution.
Many have argued that this king should be impeached; and indeed, articles of impeachment sit in the House at this very hour, ignored thanks to politicians without courage or conviction. Others assert that impeachment is a waste of time since the Senate will never convict this self-appointed messiah, the darling of the mainstream media.
Some have raised the notion of charging Obama with treason. Certainly, it can be shown that he has given aid and comfort to our enemies: unilateral disarmament, bungling the entire war on terror purposefully, sending $500 million recently to Hamas, fomenting rebellion and destabilization in Egypt to the benefit of radical Islam, illegally and covertly arming Jihadists in Syria, promising the Russians more flexibility in the post-2012 election period on matters pertaining to unilateral disarmament, cutting our military to the bone against the recommendation of his own advisors, giving sanctuary to our enemies, refusing to confront the terrorists among us, and even inviting members of the Muslim Brotherhood to hold positions of responsibility in government.
Again, however, there is a lack of courage and commitment, thus far, to bring Obama to justice.
Therefore, it is up to the people to act. If the American taxpayers organize resistance, refusing to pay taxes and thereby opposing this lawless regime as did the original American colonists, we may have some hope of correcting this situation.
Obama has us all on the road to national suicide. Defunding his entire regime may be the only remedy left, especially in view of credible accusations that the Democrats now control and manipulate election results. Nonviolent civil disobedience in the form of a tax revolt will cripple Obama’s ambitions.
Either true patriots intervene, or the country will be destroyed. For Americans, that will mean the end of liberty, the end of this miraculous and successful experiment in self-government, and the end of prosperity.
For the world, it will mean global war, chaos, and devastation. For once you remove the driving force for good in the world, the only power capable of restraining the thug, you invite a holocaust, guaranteeing catastrophe.
Allan Erickson enjoyed an 11-year career in radio, television and print journalism as a reporter, talk show host, and operations manager. He then turned to sales and marketing for a decade. Twelve years ago he started a training and recruitment company. Allan & wife Jodi have four children and live in California. He is the author of the book “The Cross & the Constitution in the Age of Incoherence,” Tate Publishing, 2012. He is available to speak in churches addressing the topics of faith and freedom. To contact him, email: email@example.com
Allan Erickson, Part 1 – SYV Presbyterian Church, Oct. 2012 – https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=A0AwYZI7PRE
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