Articles of Impeachment

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  1. carpro

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    ttp://www.politico.com/blogs/bensmith/0411/GOP_lawyer_circulates_Obama_impeachment_articles.html?showall

    ARTICLE I

    In his conduct of the office of President of the United States, Barack Hussein Obama, in violation of his constitutional oath faithfully to execute the office of President of the United States and, to the best of his ability, preserve, protect, and defend the Constitution of the United States, and in violation of his constitutional duty to take care that the laws be faithfully executed, has usurped the exclusive power of Congress to initiate war under Article I, section 8, clause 11 of the United States Constitution by unilaterally commencing war against the Republic of Libya on March 19, 2011, declaring that Congress is powerless to constrain his conduct of the war, and claiming authority in the future to commence war unilaterally to advance whatever he ordains is in the national interest. By so doing and declaring, Barack Hussein Obama has mocked the rule of law, endangered the very existence of the Republic and the liberties of the people, and perpetrated an impeachable high crime and misdemeanor as hereinafter elaborated.
     
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    Article II, section 2 of the Constitution gives the President the power to wage war. This has been used to justify conducting war without a formal congressional declaration.

    It was the framers original intent to give sole war powers to congress, which is why it is clearly stated in article I, section 8.

    However, congress passed the War Powers Act which gives the President 90 days after troops have been sent, to obtain a formal declaration of war from congress. If a congressional declaration is not sought, the only real tool at congresses disposal is the ability to cut off funding.. Unfortunately, that would be political suicide. Congress hasn't made a formal declaration of war since WWII.

    And so, we have, contrary to the intent of the founders, placed too much power in the hands of the president.
     

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