Shooting Straight On Impeachment


Many have been calling for the impeachment of Barack Hussein Obama for several years now to no avail. While citing many activities that definitely should be taken far more seriously by elected representatives in Washington, D.C., is it really necessary that the man in the Oval Office engage in Treason in order to be impeached? Not necessarily. In fact, the Constitution, in Article 2, Section 4, provides for impeachment based on "Treason, Bribery, or other high Crimes and Misdemeanors."

Publius Huldah, who has been contributing articles to Freedom Outpost, explains via her Facebook page, the 'straight scoop on impeachment'.

1. It isn't necessary that the president, officials in the executive branch, or federal judges commit a crime before they may be impeached & removed from office.

Alexander Hamilton points out in Federalist No. 66, 2nd para, & Federalist No. 77, last para, that the president may be impeached & removed for encroachments, i.e., usurpations of power.

Hamilton points out in Federalist No. 81 (8th para), that federal judges may be impeached & removed for usurpations.

2. Throughout the Federalist Papers, it is stated that impeachment is for "political offenses".

3. The House has the SOLE power of impeachment (Art. I, Sec. 2, last clause). The Senate has the SOLE power to try all impeachments (Art. I, Sec. 3, next to last clause).

Is this significant? YES! It means that the decision to convict & remove from office is not reviewable by any other body. Common sense tells us what that means! It means that the House may impeach, and the Senate may convict, for any reason whatsoever; and their decision can not be overturned.

4. The language at Art. II, Sec. 4. about "Treason, Bribery, or other high Crimes and Misdemeanors" is far broader than one might at first glance think.

Somewhere I saw a scholarly paper showing that the "high" refers to the status of the official - it does not refer to the severity of the offense.

Now! Pay close attention: "Misdemeanor" has a much broader meaning than a lesser category of criminal offenses. Webster's 1828 Dictionary shows the primary meaning of "misdemeanor" to be: "Ill behavior; evil conduct; fault; mismanagement." This shows - proves - that a president, vice-president, and all civil Officers of the United States may be impeached, tried, convicted, and removed from office for "mismanagement", etc.

And that, of course, is consistent with what the Federalist Papers tell us about Impeachment & removal. It's for "political offenses", usurpations of power, being an incompetent idiot, etc.

Her conclusion is, "forget about glamorous crimes such as 'treason'. You don't need it."

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  • Marta

    I don't get it. Bill Clinton gets a blow job and people wanted to impeach. What the hell is wrong with people? Maybe if Snooky explained to people, they'd get a clue. Priorities are all mixed up in Washington and with the people of this country. Wake up people. The New World Order is here. I'm afraid it's too late.

  • WASP

    His election fraud, falsification of applications, and refusal to provide various records, IS treason. What the hell more do you need?

  • http://www.facebook.com/profile.php?id=1020382320 Curtis Edward Turner

    Barak Hussein Obama lied to the Illinois Bar and his law license was revoked as a consequence of that. The specific charge was that he said he never had another name when in fact, when he came to the US to study it was with the name "Barry Sotero." He can't practice law, but he can teach it? Now he is operating under the false premise that, since he was elected by a majority, the constitutional requirement that he be a natural born citizen is irrelevant. So "shooting straight" should be going directly to the coinstitution and following the law.

    • Marta

      Ironically, he can't practice law but can MAKE law. He's not even an American citizen. He's proven he can't be trusted. He's willing to lie and cover up what he needs or wants to. If he was elected by a majority, how does Washington explain a majority of the states willing to secede from the union? He does seem to have some kind of spell over common sense people.Truly wouldn't surprise me to learn he is the Anti-christ. Maybe we would get a better response from Sam and Dean Winchester, from the show Supernatural. They hunt down demons.

  • antibama

    Achilles Heel must be struck... That is what it will require.. The perfect stroke to Obamas Achilles Heel... Something EVERYone will understand. Something Completely turning the tide of his manufactured image. THINK... Brother and family in Kenya, Deported Aunt, Hidden records at all costs, dead family members.... , Even 2016 made a good attempt but without striking the definitive blow nor finding and striking his Achilles heel... The media has its saviour in king hussein and has propelled him like hitler willing to concede all power unto this narcissist profile similar to mao, hitler and stalin.. its a dangerous situation now with drones being deployed and we do not have much time to dismantle the man from 60606...6-6-6 (his Chicago zip code to his campaign office)...

  • kkc003

    our latest president impeached was Clinton for perjury and obstruction of justice.

  • Seeking_Truth

    Article 1, section 3, et. sec. was in the Constitution long before the 17th amendment. I wonder if the Senators were appointed by the states' legislature, as originally intended, would it make a difference. Originally a state legislature could recall their Senator for not doing what they wanted. In light of the recent movements for nullification, and the tenth amendment, If the states still controlled their Senators, Obama would most likely be removed.

    The 17th amendment opened a Pandora's Box of unintended consequences. I don't know how we could get the Congress to go for a repeal. Senators give up power? Won't happen!

  • http://www.facebook.com/howard.pettyjohn Howard Pettyjohn

    There are websites you can brouse to fing pertaining to impeachment. This is a good article also, but I can't find anyone willing to impeach anyone in the House, but with one representative it sorta slims my pickins. I have definately asked him enough times and voiced my opinion on the Oklahoma GOP website that they know me by repetition. If we could get Obama out of office maybe we could get back to a normal life after the sweepin.

  • http://www.facebook.com/tncdel Tnc Del

    A non-U.S. citizen is NOT constitutionally entitled to impeachment proceedings, only to PROSECUTION and, if not executed like the Rosenbergs, deportation following serving of a lengthy prison term.

    Since the GOP won't defend America, us Independents need to file a class action lawsuit to REMOVE the Usurper. If you know any non-partisan group willing to do that, please ask them to go ahead with it ASAP.

  • agbjr

    I would rather I and my family die defending the Constitution and OUR Republic than live in fear under Marxist mandates. I am NOT afraid of the Marxist sonofabitch Obama and his fifth columnist minions.

  • http://www.facebook.com/profile.php?id=1725386595 David Sunkle

    THERE IS SOMETHING VERY (WRONG) IN WASHINGTON. THEY ARE ALL VERY DELINQUINT IN DOING THEIR "SWORN' DUTIES. OBAMA HAS DONE NOTHING BUT INSULT AMERICA AND OUR CONSTITUTION. HE HAS AND STILL IS DOING IMPEACHIBLE ACTS OF TREASON AGAINST THE AMERICAN CITIZEN. WHAT WILL IT TAKE BEFORE (WASHINGTON) WILL TAKE ACTION. "WHAT ARE THEY AFRAID OF" THIS WAS THE COUNTRY OF FREEDOM AND DEMOCRACY. HE IS SO OUT OF CONTROL. HOW MUCH MORE DO WE HAVE TO TAKE OF HIM AND OF HIS DISTRUCTIVE , LYING , CORRUPT . ADMINISTRATION.