It’s come to this: Time to impeach ‘Emperor Obama’

President Barack Obama is in open defiance of the U.S. Constitution.

This week, in an address to the nation, he announced he is granting relief from deportation to approximately 4 to 5 million illegal immigrants. He is doing this, even though he has said, in numerous speeches since he assumed office in 2008, that he does not have the constitutional authority to transgress or alter current immigration laws. He is now governing by diktat, acting outside of the law, overriding the separation of powers and our system of checks and balances. His action is unprecedented in American history, launching us into a full-fledged constitutional crisis.

There is only one response commensurate with this brazen power grab: impeachment.

Republican leaders such as House Speaker John Boehner issue press releases referring to a “lawless” president, an “Emperor Obama.” Boehner said during a press conference in response to executive amnesty that “all options are on the table.” Yet, he is too cowardly to utter the one key word that could put teeth into his threats: impeachment. The Speaker’s position is untenable. If a president who acts like an emperor is not impeachable, then who is?

Even the fiery Texan Republican Sen. Ted Cruz will not go that far. In a Nov. 19 appearance on Fox News’ The Kelly File, he called the president’s actions illegal and despotic. But, he then broke into Washingtonspeak in which serious misdeeds, even crimes, have only nebulous and verbal consequences. In response to the president’s actions, he called for blocking his nominees and “using the power of the purse” to defund executive amnesty. This is simply tantamount to business as usual — or more gridlock — of which we have plenty already. This is akin to fighting a roaring lion with a stick pin.

Obama’s illegal gambit will therefore be left standing; he proceeds with impunity, especially from the perspective of one who, based on the midterm shellacking, was not going to have any governing clout for the next two years. He is left to wield unilateral power largely uncontested. This is the only means he has left to continue his stated objective of “fundamentally transforming America.” By opposing him with small-ball maneuvers, Congress will allow him to do so while pretending otherwise.

The main question for the American people is: By doing nothing, or very little, will we be complicit in the president’s destruction of our Constitution and Republic?

If the president’s governance by unilateral decree is not worthy of impeachment, then what is? In other words, if we do not impeach the president on grounds that are clearly impeachable, then what use is this provision in the Constitution? We will thus become the very enablers of its demise.

The time of testing is indeed here: Either we save our Republic now or we are complicit in its destruction — not because we do not understand the magnitude of these events but because we do not have the mettle to fight for our very own birthright.

To rescue those who have broken our laws, Obama breaks even more laws: If we do not stop him and deport him from office, our nation will spiral into chaos.

Full article: It’s come to this: Time to impeach ‘Emperor Obama’ (World Tribune)

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