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Will A Sitting President Finally Be Held Accountable For High Crimes and Misdemeanors?

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Will A Sitting President Finally Be Held Accountable For High Crimes and Misdemeanors?

    


President Barack Obama             


Since 2005, Veterans for Peace and others have been calling for the impeachment of the sitting president for war crimes. After their demands to lawmakers to uphold the rule of law against Bush were largely ignored (except by Dennis Kucinich who introduced impeachment articles  too late in 2008), they renewed their effort to impeach Obama once he continued to bomb sovereign nations without congressional approval.

Now, some lawmakers seem to have finally decided to take the rule of law and Separation of Powers seriously.

Obama will face impeachment over his failure to seek congressional authorization before launching offensive military action in Libya last year. Official impeachment proceedings have now been filed in both the House and Senate.

Last week, North Carolina Representative Walter Jones filed an Impeachment Resolution in the House H.CON.RES.107.IH stating;

"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"..source Activist Post 

No, sitting presidents enjoy immunity from impeachment
Yes, "no one is above the law" and Congress could impeach Obama
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Lance Ciepiela is a retired senior who had an interesting career in government service - a United States Marine Corps (USMC) Vietnam-Era veteran, who became interested in restoring the Constitution after I realized that W Bush had attacked Iraq (more...)
 

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