If We Took the Constitution Seriously, Obama Would Be Impeached

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    Michael Filozof

    If the citizens of this Republic still took the Constitution seriously, Obama would be impeached for his decision to unilaterally grant amnesty to certain illegal aliens.

    Article 1, Sec. 8 of the Constitution, which enumerates the power of Congress, states that "Congress shall have the Power To... establish an [sic] uniform Rule of Naturalization." Congress has passed numerous laws pertaining to immigration and naturalization, including laws requiring the deportation of illegals.

    The role of the President, according to Article II, Sec. 3, is to "take Care that the Laws be faithfully executed." Obama's refusal to execute Congress's immigration laws (or, for that matter, Congress's Defense of Marriage Act) is an impeachable offense. Article II, Sec. 4 states that the President "shall be removed from Office on Impeachment for... Treason, Bribery, or other High Crimes and Misdemeanors." The deliberate failure to enforce valid immigration law and allow hordes of foreigners to live and work in the U.S. is, arguably, "treason," and doing so in an election year to appease Hispanic voters could certainly be considered "bribery."

    In theory, Obama could exercise his power in Article II, Sec 2. to "grant Reprieves and Pardons for Offenses against the United States" and offer a blanket pardon for all violators of immigration law. He's not doing that, because he'd certainly lose in November if he did. (However we should be concerned that if he does lose in November, he'll do it anyway on his last day in office).


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    constitutional treason......did it bother you when reagan did it?

    if we took the constitution seriously there would be no professional politicians
     
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    Is that why in his announcement he stated "This is not amnesty..."?
     
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    Ah..so signing statements are illegal now?

    And where were you guys when Reagan violated legislation handed down from Congress by selling arms to Iran and the Contras?
     
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    you do realize bush was on the path to do the same thing?

    50 k new hispanic voters a year adds up
     
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    o damn it sallow i wanted to see if they even knew what reagan did
     
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    show us where President Bush bypassed congress. I'll wait.
     
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    Indeed.


    If I could rep you 15 times for that comment, I would.


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