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Congressman Walter B. Jones Initiates the Process of Impeaching President Obama


Congressman Walter B. Jones (R – NC, 3rd District) has introduced a House Concurrent Resolution to initiate the the process of impeaching the President on grounds that the President has over reached his bounds in making aggressive acts and war which have been done without consent of the Congress. This resolution was entered March 7, 2012.

Whether this resolution gains any legs or not remains to be seen. Come Monday Representative Jones will have to be finding some co-sponsors.

The language of the resolution reads as follows:

H. CON. RES. 107

Expressing the sense of Congress that the use of offensive military force by a President without prior and clear authorization of an Act of Con- gress constitutes an impeachable high crime and misdemeanor under article II, section 4 of the Constitution.

IN THE HOUSE OF REPRESENTATIVES

MARCH 7, 2012

Mr. JONES submitted the following concurrent resolution; which was referred to the Committee on the Judiciary

CONCURRENT RESOLUTION

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 im- peachable high crime and misdemeanor under article II, section 4 of the Constitution.

Whereas the cornerstone of the Republic is honoring Congress’s exclusive power to declare war under article I, section 8, clause 11 of the Constitution: Now, therefore, be it

1 2 concurring), That it is the sense of Congress that, except 3 in response to an actual or imminent attack against the 4 territory of the United States, the use of offensive military

Resolved by the House of Representatives (the Senate

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2 1 force by a President without prior and clear authorization

2 of an Act of Congress violates Congress’s exclusive power 3 to declare war under article I, section 8, clause 11 of the 4 Constitution and therefore constitutes an impeachable 5 high crime and misdemeanor under article II, section 4 6 of the Constitution.

Discussion

17 thoughts on “Congressman Walter B. Jones Initiates the Process of Impeaching President Obama

  1. I would hope finding some co-sponsors will be easy. And, wouldn’t it be nice to see one of these type of bills get some legs and take off?? Good work KB!

    Posted by drduhgylie | March 10, 2012, 7:03
  2. Why dont you just say the real reason you want to impeach him is because he is a black man and you are racist.

    Posted by Randy Schultz | March 10, 2012, 7:03
    • First of all Randy, I didn’t propose the congressional resolution, Rep. Walter B. Jones did.

      Secondly I think you really ought to look at the last post on this blog concerning Fisker Motors and $50 light bulbs. Take note of the first video linked to the article. I think you might want to reconsider your accusations for some other forum deserving of it. This is strictly about policy. Bush unfortunately for the reputation of Congress as a rational body had approval to strike both Afghanistan and Iraq. Recent actions involving multiple countries and in more than one region by the U.S. has not had the approval of Congress.

      Posted by Kristina Bruce | March 12, 2012, 7:03
      • Kristina, it is not even worth arguing with someone that uses the bait and switch race card. They can’t argue the facts so throw out insults and use these tactics to change the subject. See how he has you trying to defend yourself as not being a racist instead of staying on the subject at hand. A tactic people like Randy use when they can’t win the debate!

        Posted by Dan Dockham | May 1, 2012, 7:03
    • Randy you are the racist.. we are americans upholding the laws of our constitution.

      Posted by Serendipity | April 19, 2012, 7:03
    • And this is why you voted for him, right? He was black when he was elected and he is still black. What’s your point?

      Posted by Joyce Ramser | April 19, 2012, 7:03
    • So if Obama was white, then it would OK for us to impeach him?

      Posted by Tom | April 20, 2012, 7:03
    • A rather simplistic answer. Run to the “racist” accusation instead of researching the facts.

      Posted by Peggy | April 20, 2012, 7:03
    • Yep, you pegged it Randy Schultz. It has nothing to do with his constant war mongering of dubious legality, Support of NDAA, ACTA, the Trespass bill, whoring for Monsanto, renewing the Patriot Act or generally systematically stripping us of our rights with a smile and a feel good apology.

      Everyone is just racist. Lmao.

      If you can refute anything I’ve posted here feel free to come and try instead of playing the race card like an ignorant troll and running away.

      Posted by い蘭黒 | May 11, 2012, 7:03
  3. What a crock. Bush got us into two wars and now it’s Obama’s fault?? BTW…which offensive use of military force was it?? You do know that under the War Powers act any president can use offensive military force for 60 days before consulting congress right?? Libya…nope…Afghanistan…already approved under Bush….so no there.

    Posted by Patriot | March 10, 2012, 7:03
    • As I said in my previous comment, Bush unfortunately had the blessing of Congress for the wars we became involved in, specifically Afghanistan and Iraq. Bush II and Tony Blair have already been found guilty of war crimes by the Kuala Lumpur War Crimes Tribunal.

      http://www.globalresearch.ca/index.php?context=va&aid=27991

      Not only that but Bush can no longer roam the planet freely,

      “On Friday, Amnesty International sent Genevoise and Swiss federal prosecutors a detailed factual and legal analysis of President Bush’s criminal responsibility for acts of torture he is believed to have authorised. Amnesty International concluded that Switzerland had enough information to open a criminal investigation against the former president.

      Such an investigation would be mandatory under Switzerland’s international obligations if President Bush entered the country.

      The organisers of the event President Bush was expected to attend told the Tribune de Genève that they decided to cancel the visit because of the “controversy” it has generated. They denied that the potential criminal investigations against the former president were a factor in the decision.” – Amnesty International

      ABC News Report of Bush Swiss trip cancellation for fear of arrest.

      http://abcnews.go.com/Politics/george-bush-cancels-swiss-trip-rights-activists-vow/story?id=12857195#.T1265pj93F8

      Not only to the Swiss want him but so do the Spanish and they want more than just him.

      “The ex-Bush officials are Gonzales; former undersecretary of defense for policy Douglas Feith; former Vice President Dick Cheney’s chief of staff David Addington; Justice Department officials John Yoo and Jay S. Bybee; and Pentagon lawyer William Haynes.”

      http://www.cbsnews.com/stories/2009/03/28/world/main4900114.shtml

      Bush’s Shrinking World: George W. Bush Cancels Europe Trip as Human Rights Lawyers Threaten Legal Action over Torture

      “Former President George W. Bush has been forced to cancel a planned trip to Switzerland after human rights attorneys threatened to take legal action against him for sanctioning the use of torture”.

      http://www.democracynow.org/…/2011/2/10/bushs_shrinking_world_george_w_bush

      So let us get this clear right from the get go as far as my personal sentiments go. I don’t like Bush, I do not like Obama because the latter is has revealed himself to be just more of the former’s policies and on steroids.

      Posted by Kristina Bruce | March 12, 2012, 7:03
    • Bush and Obama both need to pay for their crimes. Only the emotionally partisan will disagree. Bush gave us the Patriot Act, Obama gave us the NDAA — both are illegal, and so both men are to be held accountable. The problem with you Democrats and Republicans is…well, look around.

      Posted by Tom | April 20, 2012, 7:03
  4. Great news, Kristina!

    I love the ad hominem attacks aimed at you for pointing out the obvious fact that Obama is clearly a tool of the puppet masters pulling the strings of the State, a wholly owned subsidiary of Goldman-Sachs and a cog in the machine of the military/industrial complex.

    His cover’s been blown and the only ones still defending his sorry corpus are too well indoctrinated to realize that Obama Almighty is just as eager to trash the Constitution as any of the nimrods with an ‘R’ appended to their names.

    If it makes you little Orcs attacking Kristina feel better, I’d rather see Obama get another term than any of the wretched and unholy triad of Romney-Gingrich-Santorum if Ron Paul is cheated out of the race. Attempting to play the race card yet again to deflect criticism of Obama the would-be tyrant just makes you look foolish.

    Would I like to see a person of color as President? If we can’t have Ron Paul, absolutely! Walter Williams and Will Grigg come to mind but there are others as well, the amount of melanin in a person’s skin is utterly irrelevant to me.

    Now go on, shoo! Scamper back to your nests in Mordor before you’re missed. Garn!.

    Posted by Glenn Horowitz | March 12, 2012, 7:03
  5. We have three distinctive branches of government which function to prevent a single person from becoming to influential (see dictatorships). In case you Obummer nuts haven’t been paying attention, the executive branch continues to overshadow the judicial and congressional branches. This is NOT right wing rhetoric but common knowledge found on the ACLU’s website. And I’m sure you wont argue that those folks are racists OR lack the legal expertise to understand such matters.

    Posted by Tesha Miller | March 12, 2012, 7:03
  6. so where the hell were you when bush and dickie boy did worse. bush can’t visit some countries because they have the balls to try him for war crimes. dick should have gone to jail when he shot that poor man. this has nothing but a bad stench, that can be smelled all over the world. i’m sure you are a christian. when did you loose your way?

    Posted by lisa johnson | April 22, 2012, 7:03
    • So Bush is bad, Cheney’s evil, blah, blah, blah…… I no longer care. They aren’t in office anymore. obama is and he needs to be gone before he does more damage.

      Posted by Dan Dockham | May 1, 2012, 7:03

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