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Wednesday, July 28, 2010

The case for impeachment: Obama's socialist takeover must be stopped

President Obama has engaged in numerous high crimes and misdemeanors. The Democratic majority in Congress is in peril as Americans reject his agenda. Yet more must be done: Mr. Obama should be impeached.

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He is slowly piece by painful piece erecting a socialist dictatorship. We are not there yet. But he is putting America on that dangerous path. He is undermining our constitutional system of checks and balances; subverting democratic procedures and the rule of law; presiding over a corrupt, gangster regime; and assaulting the very pillars of traditional capitalism. Like Venezuela's leftist strongman, Hugo Chavez, Mr. Obama is bent on imposing a revolution from above one that is polarizing America along racial, political and ideological lines. Mr. Obama is the most divisive president since Richard Nixon. His policies are Balkanizing the country. It's time for him to go.

He has abused his office and violated his oath to uphold the Constitution. His health care overhaul was rammed through Congress. It was and remains opposed by a majority of the people. It could only be passed through bribery and political intimidation. The Louisiana Purchase, the Cornhusker Kickback, the $5 billion Medicaid set-aside for Florida Sen. Bill Nelson taxpayer money was used as a virtual slush fund to buy swing votes. Moreover, the law is blatantly unconstitutional: The federal government does not have the right to coerce every citizen to purchase a good or service. This is not in the Constitution, and it represents an unprecedented expansion of power.

Yet Obamacare's most pernicious aspect is its federal funding of abortion. Pro-lifers are now compelled to have their tax dollars used to subsidize insurance plans that allow for the murder of unborn children. This is more than state-sanctioned infanticide. It violates the conscience rights of religious citizens. Traditionalists evangelicals, Catholics, Baptists, Muslims, Orthodox Jews have been made complicit in an abomination that goes against their deepest religious values. As the law is implemented (as in Pennsylvania) the consequences of the abortion provisions will become increasingly apparent. The result will be a cultural civil war. Pro-lifers will become deeply alienated from society; among many, a secession of the heart is taking place.

Mr. Obama is waging a frontal assault on property rights. The BP oil spill is a case in point. BP clearly is responsible for the spill and its massive economic and environmental damage to the Gulf. There is a legal process for claims to be adjudicated, but Mr. Obama has behaved more like Mr. Chavez or Russia's Vladimir Putin: He has bullied BP into setting up a $20 billion compensation fund administered by an Obama appointee. In other words, the assets of a private company are to be raided to serve a political agenda. Billions will be dispensed arbitrarily in compensation to oil-spill victims much of it to Democratic constituents. This is cronyism and creeping authoritarianism.

Mr. Obama's multicultural socialism seeks to eradicate traditional America. He has created a command-and-control health care system. He has essentially nationalized the big banks, the financial sector, the automakers and the student loan industry. He next wants to pass "cap-and-trade," which would bring industry and manufacturing under the heel of big government. The state is intervening in every aspect of American life beyond its constitutionally delegated bounds. Under Mr. Obama, the Constitution has become a meaningless scrap of paper.

To provide the shock troops for his socialist takeover, Mr. Obama calls for "comprehensive immigration reform" granting amnesty to 12 million to 20 million illegal aliens. This would forge a permanent Democratic electoral majority. It would sound the death knell for our national sovereignty. Amnesty rewards lawlessness and criminal behavior; it signifies the surrender of our porous southern border to a massive illegal invasion. It means the death of American nationhood. We will no longer be a country, but the colony of a global socialist empire.

Rather than defending our homeland, Mr. Obama's Justice Department has sued Arizona for its immigration law. He is siding with criminals against his fellow Americans. His actions desecrate his constitutional oath to protect U.S. citizens from enemies foreign and domestic. He is thus encouraging more illegal immigration as Washington refuses to protect our borders. Mr. Obama's decision on this case is treasonous.

As president, he is supposed to respect the rule of law. Instead, his administration has dropped charges of voter intimidation against members of the New Black Panther Party. This was done even though their menacing behavior was caught on tape: men in military garb brandishing clubs and threatening whites at a polling site. A Justice Department lawyer intimately involved in the case, J. Christian Adams, resigned in protest. Mr. Adams says that under Mr. Obama, there is a new policy: Cases involving black defendants and white victims no matter how much they cry for justice are not to be prosecuted. This is more than institutionalized racism. It is an abrogation of civil rights laws. The Justice Department's behavior is illegal. It poses a direct threat to the integrity of our democracy and the sanctity of our electoral process.

Corruption in the administration is rampant. Washington no longer has a government; rather, it has a gangster regime. The Chicago way has become the Washington way. Chief of Staff Rahm Emanuel is a political hit man. He is an amoral, ruthless operator. It was Mr. Emanuel who reached out to Rep. Joe Sestak, Pennsylvania Democrat, offering a high-ranking job in the hopes of persuading Mr. Sestak to pull out of the primary against Sen. Arlen Specter. It was Mr. Emanuel who offered another government position to Andrew Romanoff to do the same in the Colorado Democratic Senate primary. And it was Mr. Emanuel as the trial of former Illinois Gov. Rod Blagojevich has revealed who acted as the go-between to try to have Valerie Jarrett parachuted into Mr. Obama's former Senate seat. The only question was: What did Mr. Blagojevich want in exchange?

This is not simply sleazy Chicago machine politics. It is the systematic breaking of the law bribery, attempt to interfere (and manipulate) elections using taxpayer-funded jobs, influence peddling and abuse of power.

The common misperception on the right is that Mr. Obama is another Jimmy Carter: an incompetent liberal whose presidency is being reduced to rubble under the onslaught of repeated failures. The very opposite, however, is true. He is the most consequential president in our lifetime, transforming America into something our Founding Fathers would find not only unrecognizable, but repugnant. Like all radical revolutionaries, he is consumed by the pursuit of power attaining it, wielding it and maximizing it. Mr. Obama's fledgling thug state must be stopped.

If Republicans win back Congress in November, they should and likely will launch formal investigations into this criminal, scandal-ridden administration. Rep. Darrell Issa, California Republican and ranking member of the Oversight and Government Reform Committee, has promised as much. Mr. Obama has betrayed the American people. Impeachment is the only answer. This usurper must fall.


Jeffrey T. Kuhner is a radio talk show host (570 am WTNT, 5 to 7 pm daily) and a columnist at The Washington Times and WorldTribune.com.


Comments


All of you sound like a bunch of paranoid lunatics. It took Obama a year to pass healthcare. Ramming it through? I don't think so.

Fear Mongering      8:41 a.m. / Sunday, August 1, 2010


We should not think impeachment, but rather the disqualification of the usurper. His court appointments and the bills he has signed must be rolled back in one action. Impeachment would put Biden into the presidency. Biden would pardon Obama if O were charged with crimes. The leadership of the Democratic Party is complicit in Obama's usurpation and the following cover-up. They must all be removed from being able to help one another. Don't cut down the tree; dig it up by the roots.

Alan Lake      3:38 a.m. / Sunday, August 1, 2010


The question remains.... can you impeach someone who is, and has been from the beginning, ineligible for the office because of his lack of natural-born citizenship? No wonder he loves the illegals so much. Can a usuper be impeached? Just wondering as a point of law. one way or the other, he MUST GO. I keep praying for a miracle as well as working on campaigns and giving to candidates.

Lindy      8:49 p.m. / Saturday, July 31, 2010


My comment is in regard to your comment about the federal government using taxpayer money to fund abortions and thereby forcing the expenditure of objecting factions' taxes. How do you, then, justify the federal expenditure of taxes on the military? Quakers (of whom I count myself a member) disagree with the idea of paying their taxes to a state which uses it for war. While this is a small sect, and a significantly different issue, it parallels rightly. It is a religious belief which makes criminals out of those exercising it. Just a thought.

Joe      2:56 a.m. / Saturday, July 31, 2010


My husband and I are broken-hearted that such a president is in control of our country, founded by great men of God and dependent on Divine Guidance for the Unitied States of America. Mr. Obama is definitely a Socialist, Communistic, with plans to control everything a person has or ever will have, take away our rights of every kind.

Robert B. and Mary C. Whitney      10:45 a.m. / Friday, July 30, 2010


Thank you so much for running this article. I support every word that has been written, beyond 100 percent.

AmberZimmerman      7:07 p.m. / Friday, July 30, 2010


Amen and amen! You know, I live in a mainly Democratic area in a Republican state, and it's funny how, during the election, I saw Obama-type bumper stickers everywhere, and now...they are far and few between. I believe even liberals are having second thoughts about the direction Mr. President has taken our nation in. And don't even play the "race" card here, because all men are created equal. Let's pray that the conscience of our beloved nation is fully aware of what is at stake in the upcoming elections, and that we choose to stand for what is right, not what is "popular".

D.W.      12:03 a.m. / Friday, July 30, 2010


I definitely tend to agree with you on every point, but don't think this Democrat Senate cares about the country more than their party. There will be no impeachment. Obama will be defeated only through a people revolution against his corrupt government. I am not sure the government-educated masses have the fortitude or the chutzpah to do so, though.

John Walter      12:03 a.m. / Friday, July 30, 2010


This man is the epitome of a homegrown terrorist. He has infiltrated our government at the highest level and is, in very quick order, imploding our system of checks and balances and our free market system. Impeachment is just one step; he must also be prosecuted for his crimes and incarcertated. He and everyone who has been involved in this travesty to our nation, i.e., Biden, Pelosi, Reid, etc. must also be brought up on charges of high crimes and misdemeanors and summarily punished.

Denise      4:30 p.m. / Thursday, July 29, 2010


Without going into detail, he has an Islamic agenda. He is Muslim to the core! I love all Muslims. I just hate their Satan-inspired religion. I love all Democrats. I vote for the individual who is closest to honoring the Word of God. I love minorities. I am one myself. If it looks like a duck, quacks like a duck, waddles like a duck, and acts like it duck; IT IS A DUCK!!! He has the nerve to publically state that America is not a Christian Nation, when over 80 percent of Americans proclaim that they are. Didn't his Grandmother repeatedly state that he was born in Kenya? Hey, she ought to know, she said she was there! Didn't she pass away shortly before the November election? Not only should he be impeached, but he should be thrown in Federal Prison!

Steven Scott      2:12 p.m. / Thursday, July 29, 2010


Amen to every single word written in this article. Godspeed [on the road] to rectify the wrongs against Americans!!!!

Stacy Sarhan      1:00 p.m. / Thursday, July 29, 2010


Well, Mr. Kuhner, you are the first person I know of so far to utter the word impeachment as far as Obama is concerned. And it's about time! I've been waiting a long time for someone, anyone to stand up and refute everything Obama is doing. When I didn't, I figured that he hasn't really made anyone angry...yet. Come on, people! Start demanding his impeachment now lest you find yourselves living in another Russia. We are presently headed down the path to socialism. The next and last step in that direction is communism. Does anyone want to see every last freedom we have taken away, where you have to get permission from big brother before you can do anything, say anything, think anything?

RobiMac      11:45 a.m. / Thursday, July 29, 2010


America needs a leader who will bring it together in these hard times. Obama is ripping it apart. Putting state against state, poor against rich, white against all other people and undermining us to other countries. He befriends our enemies and puts down our friends.

Rose Tripp      11:30 a.m. / Thursday, July 29, 2010


Not to mention that Obama is illegal himself. Maybe that's why he won't enforce the illegal immigration issue, then he would be found out as well.

Sandra Chain      8:53 a.m. / Thursday, July 29, 2010

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