Ben Johnson, FloydReports.com
A well-trafficked right-leaning blog has raised the possibility of impeaching Barack Obama. Pajamas Media, one of the most prominent political blogs followed by Republican voters, raised the possibility on its blog, The PJ Tattler. In an entry posted today entitled “Democrats Gone Wild, Subverting Our Democracy,” contributor Bryan Preston writes:
In the space of a few days, Democrats in Wisconsin and Indiana fled their state capitals rather than allow the democratic process to work.
Now, President Obama is declaring a federal law unconstitutional rather than respect the fact that the democratic process has already worked.
The Constitution is not silent on President Obama’s actions. Article II, Section I spells out the presidential oath of office:
“I do solemnly swear (or affirm) that I will faithfully execute the Office of President of the United States, and will to the best of my Ability, preserve, protect and defend the Constitution of the United States.”
Barack H. Obama took that oath — twice — on January 20, 2009. Article II, Section III is clear on the president’s relationship to US law.
[The president] shall take Care that the Laws be faithfully executed
There’s nothing in there about the president faithfully executing only the laws with which he agrees. It says nothing about the president or his attorney general being vested with the power of judicial review. That power belongs to the courts.
This president and his party have gone over the cliff into lawlessness. At this point, I wouldn’t put impeachment off the table for discussion. The president is intentionally stoking a constitutional crisis, while his party fosters anarchy in the states. These acts cannot stand.
Preston’s grounds largely echo those made by Floyd Brown‘s Impeach Obama Campaign and expounded on this website. The constitutional implications of the president’s stoking of the uprisings in Wisconsin and Indiana, which featured their Democratic legislators’ exodus from their respective states, gives even liberal writers pause. More troubling is Barack Obama’s selective, often race-based enforcement of the law and his dedication to side-stepping the usual means of legislation to implement his agenda. As conservatives, Republicans, and independents of all persuasions are beginning to discover, this administration is, in the words of Rush Limbaugh, “increasingly lawless.”
Preston’s writing of impeachment signals its growing mainstream acceptance. Preston is the former….