Impeach Obama: Common Sense from the Heartland

Ben Johnson, FloydReports.com

The movement to impeach Barack Obama has added a number of high-level spokesmen in recent days. Calls for investigation have came from Newt Gingrich (however tentatively), to Tammy Bruce, to Howard Phillips (wholeheartedly). But not everyone who speaks up for the rule of law is a nationally known author. The move to hold the president accountable for his Constitutional violations and personal corruption includes ordinary citizens from all across the country.

One of those is Fillmer Hevener of Farmville, Virginia, who published an article in the (Culpepper, VA) Star-Exponent today entitled, “Impeach Obama Over Energy Policy.” It reads, in part:

The time has arrived for the U.S. House of Representatives to seriously consider the impeachment of President Obama.

Article 2, Section 4 of our Constitution grants removal of the president, vice president and all civil officers “on impeachment for, and conviction of, treason, bribery, or other high crimes and misdemeanors,” which include abuse of power and misconduct in office.

President Obama has abused his power and demonstrated misconduct in the office of presidency in the following ways:

1. By stopping drilling for oil offshore, his administration has ignored the absolute military necessity for oil in protecting our nation; our military is heavily dependent on oil for such machines as missiles, airplanes, drones, trucks, automobiles, etc. In an emergency, as the current unrest in the Middle East shows, we cannot rely safely on Middle East oil to supply our national security needs.

2. In addition, our civilian need for oil is at an all-time high. With gas prices now well over $3 per gallon and rising rapidly, the cost of producing most commodities, goods and services will rise dramatically; these include farming, heating/cooling, food, delivery of goods, clothing, housing, manufacturing, travel, etc. Rising prices will destroy more jobs, bring about more layoffs, cause more real estate foreclosures and reduce tax income for local, state and federal governments, all of which are even now strapped for cash.

You can read the full article here.

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Obama Pushes for $8-a-Gallon Gas

The Washington Times

With oil prices surging above $100 a barrel yesterday, consumers are realizing they will be paying a heavy price at the pump for the unrest in the Middle East. A perfect storm of foreign and domestic policy choices by the Obama administration has paved the way for European-style energy prices to arrive on these shores. Far from being alarmed, President Obama sees the prospect of $8 a gallon gas as an opportunity.

When it comes to energy, the White House has sought to augment government controls to prevent the “long-term threat of climate change, which if left unchecked could result in violent conflict, terrible storms, shrinking coastlines and irreversible catastrophe,” in Mr. Obama‘s words. Making energy more expensive is exactly what the administration’s “cap and trade” scheme is meant to do. The theory is that pricier power will be used more frugally, which in turn will appease Mother Earth into blessing us with cooler weather. Mr. Obama expressed the same outlook in May when – with oil at $61 a barrel – he signed a memorandum dictating to automakers the kinds of cars they will be allowed to sell. At the time, Mr. Obama noted with trepidation, “The impetus for action would fade when gas prices started to go back down”…

It’s not possible for domestic production to relieve the pressure from international uncertainty. Mr. Obama and congressional Democrats have blocked drilling in places like Alaska’s Arctic National Wildlife Refuge, in millions of acres of federal lands and in offshore locations. Mr. Obama even took advantage of the BP oil disaster to shut down operations in the Gulf of Mexico. Mr. Obama points to the small amount of oil currently produced at home to conclude, “We can’t drill our way out of the problem.” That’s only a true statement as long as the current policies place 67 percent of America’s reserves off-limits.

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It’s Time to Impeach Obama — and Holder

Gregory Dail, Examiner.com

How much do Americans have to bear of the blatant dishonest and outright destruction of America by Obama and his minions? Impeachment at the federal level is guided by , Article Two of the United States Constitution (Section 4) that states that “The President, Vice President, and all other civil Officers of the United States shall be removed from Office on Impeachment for, and Conviction of, Treason, Bribery, or other High Crimes and Misdemeanors.” The House of Representatives has the sole power of impeaching, while the United States Senate has the sole power to try all impeachments. The removal of impeached officials is automatic upon conviction in the Senate.

Obama is racking up the high crimes, he’s proven he’s very good a bribing Democrats, ask Blagovich and his involvement with Obama, before he was even sworn in, Pay to Play scams. Obama had to hide behind Bill Clinton when he got caught offering a Sestak a cushy White House job not run for the Senate

Obama’s White House minions fraudulently rewrote the BP oil spill report, wrote hundreds of waivers from Obamacare as campaign support payoffs, contempt of Federal Court as to the Gulf oil moratorium. Ironically more contempt charges coming for Obama: he’s ignoring the Federal courts again over Obamacare being struck down by a Regan era judge.

It is no wonder that Obama thinks he can get away with anything. Dems and Republicans let them man run for President without providing meaningful documentation that he was eligible to be President. Common sense dictates that Obama had to misspend campaign contributions to hide his school records and past life. He’s spent more on legal fees that he has made from his books and he was spending the money on hiding his past before he even received big money from his publisher. Who paid for his legal expenses? Many suggest they were paid with campaign funds.

Time to “Drill, Baby, Drill”

Susan Stamper Brown, FloydReports.com

As chaos blazes a destructive path across the Middle East, leaving in its wake depressed stock markets and inflated oil prices, and as snowmaggedon makes its march across America’s Midwest trampling any thought of global warming underfoot – call me crazy, but now seems the perfect time to renew the call once and for all to cut OPEC’s umbilical cord and use the natural resources in our own country.

Including President Obama, eight presidents have promised and failed to deliver a viable plan to wean America away from foreign oil consumption. The past seven presidents had excuses, but none had a plan – nor does President Obama. Fool American voters once, shame on us. Fool us twice, shame on you. But fool us eight times?

Heavy on green energy rhetoric but light on strategy, and common sense for that matter, the president’s goal to attain 80 percent clean energy by 2035 and 1 million electric cars on the road by 2015 is impossible without a sensible plan – nor will it do anything to help us now. In July 2008, Obama promised we would be independent from Mideast oil in ten years. With eight years to go, America has grown more dependent. According to Reuters, U.S. crude oil imports from Saudi Arabia increased by 32 percent in the 2009-2010 time span.

More troubling is America’s reliance on China to provide….

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The Interior Department’s Culture of Corruption

Michelle Malkin, CNSNews.com

Oops, they did it again. President Obama’s grabby-handed environmental bureaucrats have earned yet another spanking from the federal judiciary over their “determined disregard” of the rule of law. Isn’t it time to give these misbehaving government hooligans a permanent timeout?

Federal judge Martin Feldman in Louisiana excoriated the Obama Interior Department Wednesday for defying his May 2010 order to lift its groundless ban on offshore oil and gas drilling in the Gulf. Nine months later, not a single permit has been issued. Several deepwater platforms have moved out of the area to take their businesses — and an estimated 5,000 jobs — overseas. Billions of dollars in potential oil revenue and Gulf lease sales-related rent have also dried up.

Interior Secretary Ken Salazar — a.k.a. The Loathsome Cowboy — thumbed his nose at the judge’s preliminary injunction last June and dragged his feet into July, when his bureaucracy lost its bid for a stay from the U.S. Court of Appeals. Salazar then concocted a second “revised” moratorium to replace the one Feldman had nullified as “arbitrary and capricious, and therefore, unlawful.”

The second deepwater drilling ban (which oil spill czar Michael Bromwich admitted was “roughly congruent with the original moratorium”) was “lifted” in October, but still no permits were issued. This is because Team Obama’s eco-radicals never intend to approve them.

Every step of the way, the White House team has displayed unbridled defiance — by continually broadcasting its intent and determination to impose the blanket moratorium in spite of the judicial order, and by ramming through a second sweeping ban that did nothing to address the court’s concerns after the injunction was issued.

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