The readers of this website constantly ask how they can help promote Barack Obama’s impeachment. An increasing number are contacting local media to make the case for Obama’s being turned out of office. In late April, James Boatright published this article in The Baxter Bulletin of Baxter County, Arkansas. He sent it to us, and we now take our turn printing his letter:
Why I Became a Birther
by James A. Boatright
When Barack Obama took office as President of the United States a little over two years ago, I was prepared to give him the benefit of the doubt. I hoped that he would rise above his hard left-wing tendencies and become “the president of all of us.” Instead, he has acted far worse than I ever thought possible. First, he grabbed control of two failing auto-makers, arbitrarily closed certain dealerships, fired the CEO of GM and then gave ownership of that resurrected, heavily taxpayer-subsidized company to his political friends, including the UAW. I expect GM retirees and other shareholders who lost everything were none too pleased by this. While none of these acts were legal, none have been legally reversed. After this auspicious start, he proceeded to appoint “czars” to run numerous federal programs and agencies, and he has encouraged them to issue new “laws” to side-step congress in violation of the constitutional separation of powers requirement. So far, he has appointed two of his fellow Marxists to lifetime positions on the US Supreme Court. Well, we knew he was a “progressive,” and maybe he was just so inexperienced that he didn’t know how to do things legally and properly. These were not impeachable offenses, and for the first two years of Obama’s reign, I really thought that this country would probably survive his presidency after the voters had a chance to see how badly they had been misled.
Other conduct may be impeachable: He and his Attorney General, Eric Holder, consistently refuse to enforce current federal laws controlling illegal entry into our country, and they have even sued the State of Arizona to prohibit its enforcement of a similar state law. They both swore faithfully to execute the laws of this country and to preserve, protect and defend the US Constitution. Obama continues implementing his “Obamacare” act, ignoring a federal judge’s ruling that the act is unconstitutional in its totality. He greatly exceeded his authority in dealing with the BP oil spill, and continues effectively to ban US drilling in the Gulf of Mexico in open defiance of another federal judge’s restraining orders. Together with halting the prosecution of the New Black Panthers (and failing to prosecute anyone from ACORN) for serious violations of federal election law in 2008, these failures to perform the duties of office constitute impeachable offenses of nonfeasance. Maybe our system of government just doesn’t know how to deal properly with a rogue president who willfully violates any laws or court rulings standing in his way and is supported by a friendly press. Even if he were to be impeached in the House, I do not believe that a Democrat-controlled Senate would ever remove Obama from office on any of these grounds.
In the past three months, I have become convinced that Obama intends to wreck this country’s entire economy, its time-tested social and political systems, and its very system of the rule of law. He seems to be executing quite successfully the plan of action formulated by Professors Cloward and Piven of his alma mater, Columbia University: wreck the American system from within and replace it with a soviet-style communist dictatorship rising from the ashes. Unsustainable public debt, wild monetary inflation, unchecked deficit spending, runaway entitlements, and the new federally contrived energy shortage are key pieces of that nefarious plan. Obama acts as one might expect a “sleeper” enemy agent to act upon achieving a position of great power. I have recently come to believe that Obama actually is an anti-American illegal alien. Even a cursory investigation would reveal that Barack Obama is not constitutionally qualified to be our president as a “natural born citizen.” He probably is not even a US citizen at all. He could perhaps apply for citizenship based on marriage to an American citizen. I became a “birther” because it seems our best chance to impeach and remove this imposter from office quickly and without causing a constitutional crisis.
I believe Obama intends to use taxpayer funds to purchase the votes of a permanently government-dependent, emerging majority class of Democrat voters. This bloc vote would presumably include most union members, government employees, and racial and ethnic minorities. Add to the mix virtually all “crony capitalists,” welfare recipients, the radical left, soon-to-be amnestied illegal aliens and enfranchised convicted felons. A fuel-starved economy will lead inevitably to food-starved masses beholden to the central government for their daily ration of moldy bread. Obama will be successful in these sinister efforts if he is not stopped soon. I fear that all future federal elections will be legally bought, legally coerced or illegally stolen with complete impunity. Successful early removal of this character from office by any legal means would be the patriotic thing to do. Now might already be too late to save our republic. Waiting for the 2012 elections will certainly be too late. Vice President Joe Biden is clearly an idiot and ill-equipped to become president, but at least he is an American idiot.
Others who believe in holding this administration accountable have sent letters and articles to newspapers in Ohio, California, Florida, Illinois, Virginia, Colorado, and Kansas. If you have had an impeachment letter published in the media, send me a copy.