The mainstream media no longer shocks me.
After reading Phyllis Schlafly’s great piece on Hussein the law-breaker (cynics would say Hussein the criminal), I tried to find out if any of the crimes Schlafly listed rose to the level of an impeachable offense. I settled on this in Article II of the Constitution:Where is the mainstream media's coverage of the shocking "memo" issued by nine state attorneys general detailing 21 specific violations of law by the Obama administration?
I’m not certain if Hussein can be impeached solely on a charge of violating his oath of office. Still, treason, bribery, or other high crimes and misdemeanors are inseparable from the presidential oath of office. Committing any crime listed in Section 4 is an automatic violation of the presidential oath. If you read Schlafly’s article you will see that Hussein repeatedly violates the Constitution.Section I
8: Before he enter on the Execution of his Office, he shall take the following Oath or Affirmation:--“I do solemnly swear (or affirm) that I will faithfully execute the Office of President of the United States, and will to the best of my Ability, preserve, protect and defend the Constitution of the United States.”
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.
At the very least Hussein’s infractions are misdemeanors although average Americans like me would call them high crimes. I’d go so far as to say Hussein’s picture should be hanging in every Post Office alongside Eric Holder, Lisa P. Jackson, his cabinet, his czars, and top congressional Democrats. They all had a hand in his crimes.
Realistically, nobody is going to be impeached. You’d have more success impeaching the Pope for stuttering while saying mass.
I concluded that impeachment always comes down to Congress and the High Court ignoring the oath of office and Section 4. After all, how can they charge one of their own with a crime without also charging him with a violation of his oath. The same is true the other way around. There is no violation of an oath when there is no crime. That’s what you call a Catch 22 both ways from Sunday.
I’ll be the first to admit that my fixation on the presidential oath is rather silly since the rest of the Constitution means nothing to our resident constitutional scholar. Frankly, the country would be better off if Hussein knew less about the Constitution and more about defending it.
Finally, I was overjoyed to see Ms. Schlafly close with this:
Liberals love attacking sources. WND is their favorite these days. It used to be Newsmax on previous boards.Note: I congratulate WND, which is celebrating its 15th anniversary this week. We can always count on WND to give us news that others fail to cover.
Anyway, these two links are worth reading if you want to get a handle on why Libs hate WND:
White House locks out WND at U.N. event
25-year veteran journalist says only Obama administration this closed
Happy 15th birthday to WND!
'What a long strange trip it's been,' says founder
Here are the details of Hussein’s criminal activities, or should I call it a criminal enterprise?:
Obama Is a Big-Time Law Violator
By Phyllis Schlafly
May 1, 2012
Where is the mainstream media's coverage of the shocking "memo" issued by nine state attorneys general detailing 21 specific violations of law by the Obama administration?
That's too many violations to list in this column, but here are some of the more outrageous examples of what the attorneys general call "violations of law" by "an increasingly overreaching federal government."
One consistent aspect of these actions is that the Obama administration is aggressively using administrative agencies to enforce policy objectives that are outside the law and would not be approved by Congress. Not even by Harry Reid's democratic Senate.
In Florida, the Environmental Protection Agency imposed its own unscientific "numeric nutrient" criteria, which would cost billions of dollars for compliance and the loss of thousands of jobs. A federal court found that EPA had violated the law because its rules were not based on sound science and because the EPA failed to prove that its rules would prevent harm to the environment.
In South Carolina, the National Labor Relations Board tried to tell Boeing, a private company, where it could or could not locate a new manufacturing plant and also threatened to sue the state for guaranteeing a secret ballot in union elections. The NLRB backed down after a high-profile battle.
In Arizona, the Obama administration is trying to nullify a referendum passed by the voters requiring individuals registering to vote to show a driver's license or another government-issued document as evidence they are citizens. This case may be appealed to the U.S. Supreme Court.
The Health and Human Services Agency mandated religious employers, including Catholic, Baptist and Jewish schools, churches and hospitals, to provide all their employees with medical devices prohibited by their religion. Since many are self-insurers, Obama's subsequent "accommodation" only reinforced this attack on religious liberty, so seven attorneys general have filed suit to cancel this anti-religious-liberty mandate.
Obama pressured Congress to pass the Patient Protection and Affordable Care Act (Obamacare), using procedural shenanigans, against the will of the majority of Americans. More than half the states are now challenging the law's constitutionality in the Supreme Court.
In Oklahoma, the EPA imposed its own federal plan, illegally usurping Oklahoma's authority in the Clean Air Act to determine the state's plan to deal with sources of emissions. The federal plan, which goes beyond the authority granted in the Clean Air Act, will result in a $2 billion cost to install technology and a permanent increase of 15-20 percent in electricity costs, and the Obama administration is fighting Oklahoma's appeal in court.
In Arizona, in violation of the 10th Amendment, Obama's Department of Justice is suing to prevent Arizona from using reasonable means to discourage the illegal entry of aliens across Arizona's border, because they are costing the state so much in medical care, education and crime. This case is now before the Supreme Court.
In Arizona, another violation is that Obama's Department of Justice has granted "reservation status" to a 54-acre plot in Glendale, where the Tohono O'odham Nation plans to build a casino. This means the Obama administration is forcing a family-oriented town, against its will, to become another Las Vegas.
Obama made four appointments to important federal positions (NLRB: three and CFPB: one), which he dishonestly called "recess appointments" in order to evade Senate confirmation hearings on left-wing nominees. Obama ignored the fact that the Senate was not in recess.
The "memo" released by the nine attorneys general confirms that the "administration repeatedly shows disdain for states, federal laws it finds inconvenient, the Constitution and the courts." A statement made by EPA Region VI Administrator Al Armendariz, which became public last week, vividly illustrates the contempt that Obama bureaucrats have for the law.
He described his "philosophy" of EPA enforcement: "kind of like how the Romans used to, you know, conquer villages in the Mediterranean. They'd go into a little Turkish town somewhere, they'd find the first five guys they saw and they'd crucify them. Then, you know, that town was really easy to manage for the next few years."
That wasn't hyperbole. That exactly describes the Obama bureaucrats' attitude about enforcing their policy goals and dictatorial actions.
It is encouraging that we have patriotic state attorneys general in nine states who know the Constitution and are willing to litigate against unconstitutional administration actions. Cheers to the valiant nine attorneys generals: Tom Horne, Arizona; Pam Bondi, Florida; Sam Olens, Georgia; Bill Schuette, Michigan; Scott Pruitt, Oklahoma; Marty Jackley, South Dakota; Alan Wilson, South Carolina; Greg Abbott, Texas; and Ken Cuccinelli, Virginia. We hope more attorneys general will soon join this brave bunch.
Note: I congratulate WND, which is celebrating its 15th anniversary this week. We can always count on WND to give us news that others fail to cover.