Monday, March 12, 2012

This Is How You Do It


By Chris WThe Libertarian Patriot

With the filing of H. CON. RES. 107 by Rep Walter Jones (R-NC) impeachment proceedings against Barry have begun. The resolution brought forth by Rep Jones asserts that "President Pull-Ups" abused his power when he involved the US in military actions in Libya last year.






112th CONGRESS
2d Session
H. CON. RES. 107
Expressing the sense of Congress that the use of offensive military force by a President without prior and clear authorization of an Act of Congress constitutes an impeachable high crime and misdemeanor under article II, section 4 of the Constitution.




IN THE HOUSE OF REPRESENTATIVES






March 7, 2012

Mr. JONES submitted the following concurrent resolution; which was referred to the Committee on the Judiciary






CONCURRENT RESOLUTION
Expressing the sense of Congress that the use of offensive military force by a President without prior and clear authorization of an Act of Congress constitutes an impeachable high crime and misdemeanor under article II, section 4 of the Constitution.

Whereas the cornerstone of the Republic is honoring Congress's exclusive power to declare war under article I, section 8, clause 11 of the Constitution: Now, therefore, be it

    Resolved by the House of Representatives (the Senate concurring), That it is the sense of Congress that, except in response to an actual or imminent attack against the territory of the United States, the use of offensive military force by a President without prior and clear authorization of an Act of Congress violates Congress's exclusive power to declare war under article I, section 8, clause 11 of the Constitution and therefore constitutes an impeachable high crime and misdemeanor under article II, section 4 of the Constitution.

The resolution now goes to the House Judiciary Committee where they will decide if a House vote is warranted. If the measure is passed by a simple majority vote in the House, then the Barry is impeached and will face a trial in the Senate.

Should this get to the Senate, the Administration will most likely argue that the War Powers Resolution did not apply since US troops were not actively engaged in the fighting and that there were no US "boots on the ground". There could also be the argument made that as a member of NATO, the US was bound to provide support.

Of course there will be the wailing from the left that this is nothing more than a political ploy in an election year by the GOP, but the fact of the matter remains that many legal scholars believe that the "War President" abused his power when he involved US personnel and hardware in the "kinetic action" in Libya; an internal skirmish within a sovereign nation that posed no threat to our national security.


Reposted from Left Coast Rebel

4 comments:

city said...

nice opinion.. thanks for sharing....

Woodsterman (Odie) said...

IMPEACH, IMPEACH, IMPEACH !!!

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