Our Declaration of Independence is the document our Founders created when they decided to throw off the chains of England and become a free country. But America today is not free. Our President sits at 1600 Pennsylvania Avenue making a mockery of our country and our Constitution on a daily basis. He is abusing his office. We the people must limit his power.
Barack Obama has spent four years passing the buck of his presidency to George Bush and the Republicans, blaming them for every problem in America. But a couple of weeks ago, Obama took the oath of office for his second term and inherited a country in despair.
This time, there can be no debate. It is Barack Hussein Obama’s fault. Yet while the facts keep getting more dismal for America, Obama turns his attention to socialist programs like nationalized healthcare (which is going to bankrupt us in many ways), illegal immigration (again, something that will bankrupt us for years to come) and attacks on our Bill of Rights.
His reign of destroying the Constitution must end. Many of his actions are unconstitutional and Members of Congress must get serious and consider impeachment charges, immediately.
A U.S. Court of Appeals in Washington has ruled unanimously that Obama’s three appointments to the National Labor Relations Board in January 2012 were unconstitutional. U.S. Circuit Judge David Sentelle wrote, “Considering the text, history and structure of the Constitution, these appointments were invalid from their inception.”
Article II, Section 2 of the Constitution gives the President authority to appoint senior federal officials if the Senate is in recess. In this case, they were not. Obama simply ignored the law.
It is a pattern of his. He has violated Habeas Corpus by signing into law the National Defense Authorization Act, which allows the government to detain United States citizens without a trial.
He ordered his Justice Department to no longer enforce the Defense of Marriage Act, and has consistently refused to allow States to enforce immigration law. He ignored the WARN Act just before the election. He refused to prosecute New Black Panther Party members who disenfranchised voters in Pennsylvania. And he oversaw the huge Fast and Furious Operation and subsequent cover-up, an illegal operation meant to gain support for gun control that led to the deaths of several Americans.
He also stood idly by while our Libyan ambassador and three other brave Americans were killed in Benghazi. It was an election year. He didn’t want to act. So, he let them die.
Impeachment is not a far-fetched idea. Article I, Section 8 of the Constitution reserves for Congress alone the power to declare war, yet Obama authorized the use of military force in Libya without Congressional approval, which raised some eyebrows among Republicans. Now, Members of Congress are worried he is going to do the same thing again in Syria. And this time, even Democrats are making noises about impeachment should he do so.
Rep. Trey Radel said, “It is one of those times in our history, we are at this breaking point. “We have completely lost our checks and balances in this country, the Congress needs to hold the president accountable for the decisions that he’s making right now…all options should be on the table.”
Impeachment charges are necessary if we are going to stop this chain of abuses and turn the country around. Obama is not governing by the Constitution, and we get the impression he is not all that interested in the document and the freedoms it provides in the first place.
And take a look at some of the cold, hard facts of his record:
A gallon of gas at his inaugural in 2009 was $1.84; TODAY, IT IS OVER $3.00 AND QUICKLY APPROACHING $4.00
Welfare spending in 2009 was $563 billion; TODAY, IT IS $1.03 TRILLION
The U.S. national debt in 2009 was $10 trillion; TODAY, IT IS $16.4 TRILLION
And, the median household income has decreased in 4 years from $52,195 to $50,054
Yes, this is the change he promised. And it is the change that will destroy America.
The Legislative Branch must act. The people working together with our elected representatives is the only hope we have of mitigating some of the damage Barack Hussein Obama has done to our country. He has proven he will act as a dictator, without regard to consequence.
What will America look like in January 2017? For another four years, America will be burdened with a President who refuses to uphold the law of the land—unless we stand together as American citizens and demand a lawful leader.