McCarthy: Obama Should be Impeached

National Review policy fellow Andrew C. McCarthy‘s new book, Faithless Execution: Building The Political Case For Obama’s Impeachment, will be released tomorrow by Encounter Books & it can be purchased at Amazon.

I’m certainly sympathetic to the idea of Barack Obama being impeached but it ain’t going to happen for the reasons I’ve previously cited. McCarthy, bless his heart, is willing to tilt against the windmills of today’s elite opinion:

Impeachment cases have to be built. Consequently, Faithless Execution tries to show how you would build one against President Obama. I plead seven articles of impeachment, in the manner of a prosecutor structuring an indictment. The articles include the president’s willful refusal to execute the laws faithfully; his usurpation of Congress’s legislative authority and other constitutional powers; his derelictions of duty as commander-in-chief; his fraud on the American people in such debacles as Obamacare, the Benghazi massacre, and the Solyndra farce; the failure to enforce the immigration laws; the Justice Department’s shocking Fast & Furious scandal and its politicization of law-enforcement; and the administration’s willful undermining of our constitutional rights – from the IRS’s targeting of conservatives, to the elevation of sharia blasphemy standards over free speech, to Obamacare’s denial of religious liberty.

The articles are pled, however, with an important caveat: The purpose of illustrating rampant presidential lawlessness is not to show how easy it would be to file articles of impeachment. It is to persuade the public that when a president betrays his basic constitutional obligations, when the laws are not executed faithfully, all of us are threatened.

Why? Because the precedent is then set for this president and all future presidents that even-handed law-enforcement and basic honesty are no longer required. The precedent is set that the law is no longer what the Constitution says, what Congress legislates, or what Courts adjudicate, but what the president decrees. The precedent is set that the vast executive bureaucracy – agencies like the IRS and the Justice Department – can be used as weapons against the president’s political opposition.

When Richard Nixon attempted this sort of thing, on a scale far more modest than what Barack Obama has actually carried out, the public said, “No.”

President Nixon had won reelection in one of the greatest landslides in American history – one that dwarfs President Obama’s comparatively narrow victory in 2012. Yet, this overwhelming political support evaporated in a flash. Once the public focused on presidential lawlessness, all of us – Republicans and Democrats, conservatives and liberals, independents and everyday citizens – became convinced that we could not tolerate an administration that flouted the law and repeatedly lied to the nation.

So Faithless Execution is not a call for immediate impeachment. It is an effort to raise public consciousness about the dangers of executive lawlessness.

Sadly, a good chunk of the republic’s citizens are content to turn a blind eye at the fascism that has been slouching through the corridors of power in Washington. Congress’ indifference at the gradual diminishment of its constitutional prerogatives due to the unconstitutional overreach of the Executive Office merely entices Obama & his cronies to push the envelope even further. McCarthy remains more hopeful than me but even he can see what the consequences will be for America if the country remains indifferent towards a constitutional crisis that most people pretend doesn’t exist:

If these three tools – elections, the power of the purse, and impeachment – are not used, that is a political choice the country can make. Faithless Execution simply argues that we should make it with our eyes open. President Obama’s brand of lawlessness is not like what we saw from President (Bill) Clinton. It is an attack on the constitutional framework itself. A decision to do nothing about it is not without consequences.

It would mean the separation of powers that is the key to safeguarding our liberties has been permanently eroded. It would mean the president is no longer accountable for the wrongs that he and his subordinates commit. It would mean the United States of America has been fundamentally transformed: from a nation of laws, to a nation ruled by presidential whim.

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  • The Angelic One

    Aaron Klein & Brenda Elliott are the authors of Impeachable Offenses: The Case For Removing Barack Obama From Office & WND Books is the publisher. I Sued President Barack Obama: The Case For Impeachment is a short read by Murray Cohen published by the Book Publishers Network & Impeach Barack Obama – Now! is an even shorter diatribe by Robert Brickman (50 pages) published by G. Stempien Publishing Company. Not great literature but still fun reads.

  • He’s immune. Which is why we should have been so much more careful with whom we vested such awesome power.

    OTOH, no less of a fascist shill as Jeffry Toobin has now opined that Obama did commit a crime in making the five terrorists for one terrorist trade as late. When ABC and NBC are actually committing journalism over something the Prez did… That spells trouble for him.  

  • OnLooker

     and propose unimplementable “solution”? McCarthy and his likes are idiots – pure and unblemished…

  • Vote3rdpartynow

    It went something like this…

    We hold these truths to be self-evident, that all men are created equal, that they are endowed by their Creator with certain unalienable Rights, that among these are Life, Liberty and the pursuit of Happiness.–That to secure these rights, Governments are instituted among Men, deriving their just powers from the consent of the governed, –That whenever any Form of Government becomes destructive of these ends, it is the Right of the People to alter or to abolish it, and to institute new Government, laying its foundation on such principles and organizing its powers in such form, as to them shall seem most likely to effect their Safety and Happiness. Prudence, indeed, will dictate that Governments long established should not be changed for light and transient causes; and accordingly all experience hath shewn, that mankind are more disposed to suffer, while evils are sufferable, than to right themselves by abolishing the forms to which they are accustomed. But when a long train of abuses and usurpations, pursuing invariably the same Object evinces a design to reduce them under absolute Despotism, it is their right, it is their duty, to throw off such Government, and to provide new Guards for their future security.

    The quote probably came from one of those radical right wing tea party people that the left is always complaining about….  Oh no wait!  I remember now, it came from our Founding Fathers and it describes how we should never let power be abused by the government we elect.  Though the Founding Fathers had to completely rebuild the structure of the entire government, we instead are merely seeking to replace a single despot from a single office – the Presidency.  

    Throwing this good-for-nothing bugger out of office would send the message that never again will we allow elected politicians to openly lie their way into office, and then work toward the destruction of the government he was sworn to protect.  It is the nation’s duty to throw him out of office for the future of our great nation it is our civic obligation.  Get your pitchforks men, its time to storm the bastille….

  • The Angelic One

    McCarthy in a recent National Review column makes the case that the reckless “Taliban Swap” initiated by Obama – & done in clear violation of the law – should be yet another reason (among many) to impeach The One:

    The vital point here is that the president has returned five senior commanders to the Taliban and Haqqani network while those violent jihadist organizations are still conducting offensive attacks against American troops, who are still in harm’s way and still conducting combat operations pursuant to a congressional authorization of military force.

    These terrorists were not exchanged in connection with a final peace settlement in which it would be appropriate to exchange detainees-after all, if there is no more war, even unlawful enemy combatant prisoners must be released unless they can be charged with crimes.

    While the president is obviously abandoning the war effort, it has not been fully abandoned yet. The Taliban and Haqqani have not surrendered or settled; they are still working hard to kill our troops. It is thus mind-bogglingly irresponsible for the commander-in-chief to replenish their upper ranks. The reason the laws of war permit enemy combatants to be detained until the conclusion of hostilities is humane: when enemy forces are depleted, they have a greater incentive to surrender, bringing a swifter, less bloody conclusion to the war. By giving the enemy back its most effective commanders, Obama, by contrast, endangers our forces, potentially extends the war, and otherwise makes it far more likely that the war will end on terms injurious to American interests.

    As I demonstrate in Faithless Execution, high crimes and misdemeanors are not primarily statutory offenses. They are the political wrongs of high public officials-the president, in particular-in whom great public trust is reposed. When the commander-in-chief replenishes the enemy at a time when (a) the enemy is still attacking our forces and (b) the commander-in-chief has hamstrung our forces with unconscionable combat rules-of-engagement that compromise their ability to defend themselves, that is a profound dereliction of duty.

  • The Angelic One

    New York Times best-selling author Ben Shapiro will be releasing HIS indictment against Obama next week (6-10-14). The People vs. Barack Obama: The Criminal Case Against The Obama Administration argues for both civil & criminal investigations against Obama & senior members of his administration. The author himself holds nothing back:

    “[T]he Obama administration is a quasi-criminal syndicate, a top-down system in which policies are decided at the highest levels, signals are sent, and low-level bureaucrats receive and implement them,” Shapiro writes.

    Shapiro’s comprehensive assault on the Obama administration explains the legal precedent under which particular Obama officials could be charged and makes the case for legislation that would allow prosecution and civil cases against the president directly, including broadening the Racketeer Influenced and Corrupt Organizations Act (RICO) to allow for suit against the president of the United States.

    The book is relentless in its exposé of the Obama administration, a stunning indictment of a presidency out of control, and a roadmap for citizens and legislators.

    I’m pessimistic at this juncture that Obama & his cronies will be brought to justice but…I can STILL dream, can’t I?

  • The Angelic One

    They might if they agree with Noam Chomsky’s accusation that Barack Obama is a threat to “our civil liberties.”

    In other ways too, the constitutional lawyer in the White House seems determined to demolish the foundations of our civil liberties. The principle of the presumption of innocence, which dates back to Magna Carta 800 years ago, has long been dismissed to oblivion.

    Liberals pushing for Obama’s impeachment? Maybe not in this alternative universe. But, I can dream…can’t I?