Let the president be duly warned.
Rep. Walter B. Jones Jr., R-N.C., has introduced a resolution declaring that should the president use offensive military force without authorization of an act of Congress, “it is the sense of Congress” that such an act would be “an impeachable high crime and misdemeanor.”
Almost every week brings a new reason for the United States House of Representatives to bring impeachment charges against President Obama. The question of the day is not why he should be impeached but why it hasn’t already been done.
Well, really, folks: Is Obama’s disregard of the Constitution really news? He has done it so many times it doesn’t make news anymore. Democrats approve it and Republicans in Congress appear to accept it – not all Republicans, of course, but far too many.
The list of Obama’s constitutional violations is growing by the day and ought to be the topic of not only nightly news commentary but also citizens’ town-hall meetings and protest rallies.
Just within his first and at the time of this writing, his only tenure of POTUS, Barack Obama has managed to really create an ugly mess of the U.S. Constitution.
One such matter comes in his executive order or policy change whereby birth control – to include abortions are now able to utilize federal taxpayer dollars to pay for them.
For those who don’t know – and we specifically state this matter for our foreign audience – under the Establishment clause and especially the Free Exercise clause of the First Amendment have been egregiously defiled in order that President Obama’s, Obamacare could receive federal taxpayer money to afford such costs. It should be duly noted that in over 220 years no individual ever approached those two clauses for birth control which as you can appreciate is not within purview of the presidency.
In a different matter completely, specifically, Article I, Section 8, of the Constitution reserves for Congress alone the power to declare war, a restriction that has been sorely tested in recent years, including Obama’s authorization of military force in Libya.
Former U.S. Rep. Tom Tancredo claims that Jones introduced his House Concurrent Resolution 107 in response to startling recent comments from Secretary of Defense Leon Panetta.
“This week it was Secretary of Defense Panetta’s declaration before the Senate Armed Services Committee that he and President Obama look not to the Congress for authorization to bomb Syria but to NATO and the United Nations,” Tancredo writes. “This led to Rep. Walter Jones, R-N.C.; introducing an official resolution calling for impeachment should Obama take offensive action based on Panetta’s policy statement, because it would violate the Constitution.”
In response to questions from Sen. Jeff Sessions, R-Ala., over who determines the proper and legal use of the U.S. military, Panetta said, “Our goal would be to seek international permission and we would … come to the Congress and inform you and determine how best to approach this, whether or not we would want to get permission from the Congress – I think those are issues we would have to discuss as we decide what to do here.”
“Well, I’m almost breathless about that,” Sessions responded, “because what I heard you say is, ‘We’re going to seek international approval, and then we’ll come and tell the Congress what we might do, and we might seek congressional approval.’ And I just want to say to you that’s a big [deal].”
Asked again what the legal basis for U.S. military force was Panetta suggested a NATO coalition or U.N. resolution.
Sessions was dumbfounded by the answer. As such he chided Panetta with, “They can provide no legal authority. The only legal authority that’s required to deploy the United States military is of the Congress and the president and the law and the Constitution.”
In a separate act entirely President Obama has put forth twenty three such executive orders as far as his knee jerk reaction to gun control – which as you know is a protected right by the Second Amendment of the U.S. Constitution.
As such thousands of gun owners across America have had enough of the Obama administration’s attack on the Second Amendment – and they’re preparing to take their concerns to the capitols in at least 47 states this Saturday at 12 p.m.