South Dakota’s Resolution To Impeach Obama

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On Saturday the South Dakota Republican Party’s statewide convention passed a formal resolution calling for the impeachment of President Obama. The resolution reads as follows:

WHEREAS, The president has violated his oath of office in numerous ways with the latest being the release of five terrorists in exchange for a soldier without consulting Congress as required by law,

WHEREAS, The president of the United States has willfully and wantonly lied to the American people telling them they can keep their insurance company, and they can keep their doctor under Obama Care, prior to an election,

WHEREAS, The president has ordered Federal Agencies to enact rules (laws) that threaten the security of the people of this great nation (EPA regulations) bypassing Congress and usurping its authority,

WHEREAS, the president has abused his executive privilege usurping his authority as decided by numerous federal courts,

WHEREAS, The Constitution and Declaration of Independence are very clear on the authority of the President and the Federal Government, and when they violate their oath it is the right, it is the duty of the American people to act,

WHEREAS, America was designed as a Lex Rex (the law is king) rather than a Rex Lex (The King is the law) system of government. It is a government of the people, by the people and for the people.

THEREFORE, be it resolved that the South Dakota Republican Party calls on our U.S. Representatives to initiate impeachment proceedings against the president of the United States.

This resolution is a solid step in the right direction, and #WeThePeople are grateful. Despite the fact that Obama’s lawlessness has an incredible impact on both the nation and the world there are those within the South Dakota Republican Party who fail to see the scope of the problem, and therefore the appropriate solution.

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Misleader

On the campaign trail back in 2008 Candidate Obama repeatedly promised to immediately close Guantánamo once elected:

However, despite his campaign promises to close Guantánamo President Obama announced plans to spend $195 million on renovation and new construction there in April of 2013. By doing so he strongly implied that the nation’s taxpayers can expect to continue to pay to imprison the facility’s 166 inmates, 86 of whom have been cleared of wrongdoing.

That’s not all Obama expects. Executive order 13603, signed into law in March of 2012, gives President Obama, or anyone he designates, the ability to conscript

“persons of outstanding experience and ability without compensation”

in both

“peacetime and times of national emergency”

Conscript means to enroll someone into service through compulsion. And while we all know what “without compensation” means, it is worth taking a moment to consider what it really means. After all, you could pay a person with a meal. You could compensate someone with a handshake, a thank you, or a hug. What the language of EO 13603 means is that Obama, or anybody he chooses, can force you to work without giving you a dime…or anything else.

This can’t be because the Obama administration expects to run out of dimes (or meals, handshakes, thank yous, and hugs) so it has to be because that’s the sort of freedom Obama wants to have for himself: the freedom to enslave others. If the Guantánamo promise or the phrase “leader of the free world” prove anything at all, it is that President Obama is a misleader.TBR

Lying, although impeachable, is maybe not the worst thing about the Obama administration. The worst thing about the Obama presidency may in fact be the truth—just listen to how hard it is for him to admit to the need to tell the truth; and to, as a last resort, consult Congress:

Note the use of “my military” in that awkward speech. This isn’t the only time President Obama has referred to the most powerful military force in the world as his personal possession. In a ceremony honoring recipients of the Medal of Honor Obama concluded his remarks by saying: “With that, I’d like my military to read the citation please.”

President Obama seems to think he can do many things, including deploy the military, alone.

The president has taken the position that he can write the immigration law himself. He’s tried to go the constitutional route. He’s tried to go to Congress. He hasn’t gotten what he’s wanted. What he says in those instances is that, ‘If Congress won’t act, I will.’ Constitutionally, it’s not that Congress won’t act. They’ve said no. His response to that is to become imperious and try to impose his own program and do it in a way that’s not only disregarding of the Constitution’s separation of powers but also is an insult to the sovereignty of the states.

Andrew McCarthy, in his book Faithless Execution, demonstrates that Obama sees himself as the Ruler of Law, rather then being subject to the rule of law. If that is the case then he may be going to extreme lengths to keep it that way. Regarding revelations of unprecedented mass surveillance a U.S. Federal judge had this to say:

I cannot imagine a more indiscriminate and arbitrary invasion than this systematic and high-tech collection and retention of personal data on virtually every single citizen.

Let us hope that Obama cannot imagine beyond this either; but just in case he can, let us both pray and work to make sure that he is stopped. There has certainly been a lot of work by his Administration’s behalf to make sure that Obama can stop We the People. An example of these measures includes the National Defense Authorization Act, known as NDAA.TBR

NDAA is a lenient law, but in the case of the recent prisoner swap of 5 high-ranking Taliban leaders for U.S. Army Sgt. Bergdahl a Washington insider noted:

Though Obama signed the act into law on Dec 26th, he apparently felt no need to follow it.

You see even the weak stipulations outlined in NDAA have been broken by President Obama.

The Nobel Peace Prize 2009 was awarded to President Obama within months of his very successful campaign. According to the Nobel Prize website he was given the award “for his extraordinary efforts to strengthen international diplomacy and cooperation between peoples,” but many nations since then have accused Obama of activities that amount to international terrorism. Egypt, for example, has filed terror charges against Obama over his involvement with the terrorist organization The Muslim Brotherhood. Perhaps a more effective explanation for how Candidate Obama got the Nobel Peace Prize just after he was elected is much simpler: because he lied, and because we believed him.

Speaking of his “extraordinary efforts” on the international scene, reports have recently emerged that members of the Islamic State of Iraq and the Levant, or ISIS, were trained by U.S. instructors in 2012 under the authority of the Obama administration. According to Jordanian officials, dozens of ISIS members were trained at a secret base as part of covert aid from Obama to the insurgents targeting President Bashar al-Assad in Syria. Is this how Obama would lead us to believe peaceful diplomacy is done in the world these days, in secret?

Orchestrated Immigration Wave

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Immigration: As an unprecedented wave of undocumented children from Central America spills over our Texas border, a veteran lawmen’s organization has declared it an “orchestrated” event. If so, who benefits?

“certainly we are not gullible enough to believe that thousands of unaccompanied minor Central American children came to America without the encouragement, aid and assistance of the United States government.”

To date, there hasn’t been a word from the White House or its agencies urging families in Honduras, Guatemala or El Salvador not to send their children alone through Mexico’s merciless badlands infested with cartel criminals to reach the U.S. There’s some Twitter activity and little else.

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