Ben Johnson Slaps Down Liberal Media: Barack Obama Deserves Impeachment

by Ben Johnson, The White House Watch

This author reported that last Monday Congressman Michael Burgess told a Tea Party gathering that impeachment “needs to happen.” Burgess, who represents the Ft. Worth area, quickly caught fire from the media in his area. The Ft. Worth Star-Telegram ran an editorial the next day entitled, “Impeachment is not a political tool,” stating that Burgess should have taken impeachment off the table. The newspaper’s editorial director, Jill “J.R.” Labbe, was kind enough to print my response, “Barack Obama Deserves Impeachment,” as a guest column this Monday. The printed version omits the paragraph that caught its mistake about President Andrew Johnson (although the editor told me the newspaper ran a retraction in the print edition; the online edition retains the historical error). The online version also eliminated my formatting. Below is my op-ed as it was submitted to the newspaper for publication. We are grateful for the opportunity to present another point of view. We gave no quarter, and they were kind to print it. If you appreciate this, feel free to comment on the story (although comments are allegedly being heavily moderated) — and thank J.R. Labbe for printing the story. Then forward this op-ed to everyone you know and help us keep the message going.

Barack Obama Deserves Impeachment

by Ben Johnson

Congressman Michael Burgess has rendered the nation a service by placing Barack Obama’s impeachment on the national stage. As the editor of a website dedicated to impeaching Barack Obama – which its founder, Floyd Brown, states has delivered more than 2.5 million petitions to Congress – I know there is no question: Barack Obama has committed an ample number of “high crimes and misdemeanors.” His impeachment is not only warranted but may be necessary to defend our nation from his continued onslaught against our freedoms.

I therefore was profoundly disappointed by the Star-Telegram’s unsigned editorial, “Impeachment is Not a Political Tool” (August 9, 2011). The author claimed the impeached President Andrew Johnson “quickly fell out of grace with the more radical elements of his own Republican party.” [sic.] Of course, Johnson never joined the Republican Party. Unfortunately, the rest of the editorial is as accurate as this assertion.

The Star-Telegram may find Burgess’ call to use impeachment to “tie things up” beyond the pale, but the Founders would not. In the Federalist Paper, No. 65 Alexander Hamilton described impeachment as “a bridle in the hands of the legislative body upon the executive servants of the government.” Hamilton wrote impeachable offenses “may with peculiar propriety be denominated POLITICAL.” (Emphasis in original.) The famed jurist Joseph Story wrote these “political offences” include not only crimes but “misconduct, or gross neglect, or usurpation, or habitual disregard of the public interests…unconstitutional opinions,” and “attempts to subvert” the law.

In the Founders’ eyes, President Obama has committed numerous impeachable offenses:

  • The Libyan War. President Obama did not seek Congressional approval as the Constitution requires before placing troops in harm’s way, although he conferred with the United Nations and the Arab League. The War Powers Resolution requires the president to get Congressional authorization or remove all troops within 60-90 days. Instead, Obama attempted to skirt the law by redefining the term “hostilities,” a legal opinion rejected by his attorney general, Eric Holder.
  • Race-based Justice. After the Justice Department dismissed voter intimidation charges against the Black Panthers, the head of its Voting Rights division testified about a “deep-seated opposition to the equal enforcement of the” law – that Obama is denying equal justice based on race. This fundamental perversion of the law is an impeachable offense.
  • Not Defending the Border. The executive branch enforces existing law, but Obama has systematically ignored his duty and enacted a backdoor amnesty for illegal immigrants.
  • Illegal Government Propaganda. Last August, Darrell Issa issued a 36-page report highlighting the president’s “sometimes unlawful…propaganda initiatives,” including having taxpayers pay blogger Tracy Russo to make pro-Obama comments on websites anonymously or under a pen name.
  • Punishing Whistleblowers. The DHS may have illegally demoted Catherine Papoi for exposing its “illegal politicization” of Freedom of Information Act requests.

These are but a few examples. Contrary to your editorial, the time to hold Obama accountable has not “passed”; there is no statute of limitations on illegal wars. Founding Father James Wilson said, “No one should be secure while he violates the constitution.”

Impeachment is the Constitution’s self-defense mechanism. The late Congressman Peter Rodino – a Democrat – once wrote, “the framers intended impeachment to be a constitutional safeguard of the public trust.”

As Barack Obama shreds the Constitution, breaks statutory law, bankrupts the country, and presides over the TSA’s molestation of the pregnant, the elderly, and the infirm, the United States desperately needs Congressmen willing to “preserve, protect, and defend the Constitution of the United States.”

If only the Republican leadership in Washington had the courage of the Founders – or Congressman Burgess.

Ben Johnson is the editor of several websites, including ImpeachObamaCampaign.com.

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Comments

  1. Obama should have been impeached long ago. He actually should be imprisoned for treason!!!

    • Johnny—-Have you called or written to your Senators? I agree with you that he should be imprisoned!! We must put pressure on Congress NOW!!! Why are we not talking about this on the news? Obama is a FRAUD!!

  2. Shirley Walton says:

    Obama should be put out of office under the 24th amendment section 4. He is mentally incapable of his job.
    Narcissism is a disease and this Hitler/Obama is mentally ill and working to destroy America. He is a British Puppet and is working to destroy America's image and capabilities as a world power. He is a fascist at heart and has just done a coup in getting the illegal "Super Congress" which is against the Constitution and shoulb be repealed immediately.

  3. Anonymous says:

    Stop talking about it and do it already! How long do We the People have to wait?!
    !

  4. VirgoVince says:

    You folks are all right, but the question still remains, is he or is he NOT a real president, eligible for impeachment, or is he the illegal fraud we all believe him to be, more deserving of ARREST and imprisonment?? THAT is the question and whatever the answer may be, WHY hasn't it been DONE and OVER WITH??
    I'm sick to death of all this uselss, worthless posturing!! DO IT and get him out of OUR WH and OUR sight!!!!

    • I agree that the matter of elegibility should be cleared up first…Mainly because of the ease in which everything Obama has done while usurping the Office is literally wiped out of existence & does not have to be repealed by legislation. That would mean everyone he's appointed, policy he's enacted, literally every scrap of paper he signed is automatically VOID & without effect.

      Even if the elegibility question is NOT settled first, a successful Impeachment will also lead directly to Obama's arrest & indictment under charges…Take note of Article 1, Section 3, Clause 7 of the Constitution: "Judgment in Cases of Impeachment shall not extend further than to removal from Office, and disqualification to hold and enjoy any Office of honor, Trust or Profit under the United States: but the Party convicted shall nevertheless be liable and subject to Indictment, Trial, Judgment and Punishment, according to Law."

      Where it says "the Party convicted SHALL nevertheless BE HELD LIABLE & SUBJECT TO INDICTMENT," it says simply that it WILL happen…There is no other Constitutional choice for anything otherwise.

  5. I challenge anyone to provide a single piece of empirical evidence to demonstrate the authenticity of the two alleged birth documents posted on the White House web site. If they cannot be authenticated, add forgery to the list of crimes.

  6. Let them know that We The People will hold all conspirators accountable and subject to charges of Treason. A good place to start might be with Hawaii's refusal to provide the subpoened examination of birth records. Suspect they need more time to come up with a better fake.

  7. Actually, CONGRESS is liable for establishing the "super congress," therefore every member of Congress that voted in favor of it should be impeached as well…But Obama is also liable for signing it into enactment as well.

  8. ALFRED E. NEUMAN says:

    OBAMA IS A FRAUD AND INELIGIBLE TO BE PRESIDENT OF THE U. S.! IMPEACHMENT IS ONLY VALID IF THERE IS A "LEGAL PRESIDENT IN OFFICE"! THIS USURPER IS AS TOTAL FRAUD.

  9. Here is someone who can beat Obama, should the much needed impeachment not work out! Watch the ciip
    http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=OqVQ5oUkU6w&fe

    The Ron Paul Tipping Point
    Dr. Ron Paul, whom the media have attempted to keep quietly under wraps and out of the main lights of the presidential race, continues to breakthrough.

  10. http://www.infowars.com/ron-paul-exploding/
    Ron Paul Exploding
    TheAlexJonesChannel
    August 16, 2011
    The establishment media’s attempt to ignore Ron Paul’s 2012 campaign for president has become so blatant following his close-second finish in the Iowa straw poll, that even mainstream reporters cannot ignore the biased attempt to drown out his message. Despite their best efforts, Ron Paul continues to explode in popularity, surfacing repeatedly at the top of major polls as his message transcends the political gatekeepers.
    Dr. Paul is reaching a tipping point which no one can ignore– emerging as the frontrunner in the GOP 2012 primary, despite attempts to feed the populace more empty suit, pro-war, big government candidates.

  11. In my opinion, this administration is no different than the decades of when the criminal, Ferdinand Marcos ruled the Philippines. Voter fraud, lying, intimidation, assassinations of opponents, amassing huge fortunes, securing jobs and contracts to friends and family. Please tell me if there is ANY DIFFERENCE!
    It can be ANY CORRUPT DICTATOR TYPE OF GOVERNMENT. I use Marcos JUST AS AN EXAMPLE.

  12. IMPEACH OBAMA! STOP WASTING YOUR TIME ! As Obama/Soetoro clearly was never eligible to run for the presidency, once he "took" office, he legally became a usurper. That action is defined as: to seize and hold (a position, office, power, etc.) by force or without legal right: The pretender tried to usurp the throne. http://newswithviews.com/Devvy/kidd488.htm

  13. WITH ALL THIS BOLOGNA GOING ON ABOUT THE THINGS DUMBO HAS DON'T THE PEOPLE THAT COULD BRING EMPEACHMENT CHARGES AGAINST HIM ARE SCARED

  14. True patriotic Americans have sighted the enemy and it is POTUS!!! And will sink same in 2012!!!

  15. IF THERE IS ANY CHANCE OF IMPEACHMENT, IT NEEDS TO HAPPEN NOW, IF WE AMERICANS ARE SO UN-FORTUNE TO RE-ELECT HIM AGAIN, WE ALL CAN HANG-UP OUR HATS, OUR COUNTRY IS RUINED, GOD BLESS OUR PEOPLE AND GOD BLESS AMERICA.

  16. The Ten Commandments According to Obama

    I. Thou shalt have no God in America, except for me. For we are no longer a Christian nation and, after all, I am the chosen One. (And like God, I do not have a birth certificate.)

    II. Thou shalt not make unto thee any graven image, unless it is my face carved on Mt. Rushmore.

    III. Thou shalt not utter my middle name in vain (or in public). Only I can say Barack Hussein Obama.

    IV. Remember tax day, April 15th, to keep it holy.

    V. Honour thy father and thy mother until they are too old and sick to care for. They will cost our public-funded health-care system too much money.

    VI. Thou shalt not kill, unless you have an unwanted, unborn baby. For it would be an abomination to punish your daughter with a baby.

    VII. Thou shalt not commit adultery if you are conservative or a Republican. Liberals and Democrats are hereby forgiven for all of their infidelity and immorality, but the careers of conservatives will be forever destroyed.

    VIII. Thou shalt not steal, until you've been elected to public office. Only then is it acceptable to take money from hard-working, successful citizens and give it to those who do not work, illegal immigrants, or those who do not have the motivation to better their own lives.

    IX. Thou shalt not discriminate against thy neighbor unless they are conservative, Caucasian, or Christian.

    X. Thou shalt not covet because it is simply unnecessary. I will place such a heavy tax burden on those that have achieved the American Dream that, by the end of my term as President, nobody will have any wealth or material goods left for you to covet.

  17. I here Larouche has evidence that Obama is not American born and was born in Kenya and his parents were not American citizens at the time of his birth and has his records sealed from that time..????

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