The Constitutional Remedy

The Constitutional Remedy

As Americans await the most devastating years — still to come — of Barack Obama’s presidency, many are resigned to what seems inevitable, bringing to mind the final lines of T.S. Elliot’s poem The Hollow Men:

This is the way the world ends
This is the way the world ends
This is the way the world ends
Not with a bang but a whimper.

I encounter such defeatism everywhere I go as I talk to people about the cunning, treacherous usurper in the White House. Even the president’s most vocal critics seem content merely to vent token resistance without serious action — from the leadership of the Republican Party in DC on down to the strangers we engage at Walmart.

The malaise suggests a nation that has too long given in, and that now appears on the verge of giving up. Only a relative few of those professing to oppose Obama seem willing to DO anything to stop him. Nearly all others appear overcome by fatalism, having lost hope of countering his deeply entrenched agenda.

Self-governance needed

The most crippling response is that evidenced by people who apparently expect others to step up and do something.

Not appreciating that America is a constitutional republic that gives THE PEOPLE the ultimate say in our nation’s governance, too many are willing to turn the future of our country over to those more “politically active,” allowing them to control the options available to the rest of us who are unduly preoccupied with our day-to-day lives.

Yet, the self-evident basis of our country is (and always has been) that God expects all of us — every citizen — to do our duty to get involved and steer the political process toward constitutionally-secure, divinely-ordained liberty. To “rely upon others” to do what we ourselves are commissioned by God to do is folly. On the scale we see playing out all around us, such dereliction — unless citizens awaken to their duty — will guarantee the ultimate loss of our fundamental freedoms, and with them, the loss of our nation itself.

That is what we are up against in the current battle for our very survival as a civilized nation: many of us talk, or protest, or complain — but only a relative handful have the courage to stand up against the treasonous designs of Mr. Obama.

The “constitutional remedy”

And what is it that the American citizenry must do to save our country at this late stage in its ever more precarious existence?

The God-inspired Constitution puts it plainly:

“The President, Vice President and all 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.” (Art. 2, Sec. 4)

To the extent there is credible evidence that President Obama, Vice President Biden, and their chief enablers (such as Eric Holder) are guilty of treasonous, criminal, fraudulent, or seriously derelict behavior — particularly in ways that violate their solemn oath to uphold and defend the Constitution — they MUST be impeached (with intent to remove), a faithful reading of the Constitution says.

We are duty-bound to follow that directive if we intend to honor the Constitution.

Failure to take such action imperils the very continuance of our nation. To a free people — or at least one that intends to be free — there can be no other recourse in the face of impeachable offenses by such high public officials.

Any other action short of impeachment will prove ill-advised, even disastrous — forestalling or preventing the only constitutionally-prescribed remedy to impeachable offenses. Appeals to the courts will ultimately fail, even if they technically succeed “legally.” The courts have no power to enforce their decisions — enforcement being solely the discretion of the executive branch; and a sitting president “convicted” by a court is empowered by the Constitution to pardon himself and any errant collaborators. (See Art. 2, Sec. 2.)

The only reasonable recourse in the face of impeachable offenses is appeal to Congress — that is, impeachment.

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