If a President is doing things that an Act of Congress doesn't even have the authority to do, is that actionable?
I don't think that past examples of impeachment limit future examples. How many years was it until there was a sex scandal that led to impeachment? Yes they're rare, but not confined by their precedents.
I believe we would be in a better place politically if we had impeached the last three Presidents we've elected. Including Clinton, not for reasons related to the Monica Lewinsky fiasco, but for the illegal bombing of Sudan and Afghanistan. I think the unconstitutionality of recent Presidents waging war is the greatest threat the US faces today after our spending problem, though the perpetual war itself is a big part of the spending problem too.
it is their right, it is their duty, to throw off such Government, and to provide new Guards for their future security
Posted 18 January 2013 - 03:57 AM
I dotn even care what Obama says anymore. He lost trust after Sandy Hook by not fact checking the indescrepencies. Now all I hear is bla bla bla everytime he speaks. I didnt used to feel like that but now I do. If congress and the president cant have the trust of the people then they are ineffective Tyrants not doing the peoples will like they were elected to do.
Wearer of Hats, on 18 January 2013 - 02:53 AM, said:
But are they things the President has the authority to do and the previous 42 people haven't used that power because they didn't need to/didn't want to?
That the previous 42 had but didn't use? I would hope not, or else where does he get that authority?
What do you think of the US's behavior in the world over the past 10 years? What example do you think we've set for the rest of the world to follow? We have created a moral hazard in the world with these commercialized special-interest wars of aggression in the past decade and its this anti-Constitutional mindset that the President is privileged enough to shirk the Constitutional process that makes this subject so important. Presidents can't just invent their own powers or circumvent Congress by creating their own laws. They can administer the laws that are created already based on the authority granted to them by the Constitution.
If Obama has Rand Paul beheaded for treason then I'll believe he's become a king. Until then it's just politically charged nonsense.
War is an ugly thing, but not the ugliest of things: the decayed and degraded state of moral and patriotic feeling which thinks that nothing is worth a war, is much worse...A man who has nothing which he is willing to fight for, nothing which he cares more about than he does about his personal safety, is a miserable creature who has no chance of being free, unless made and kept so by the exertions of better men than himself.