Obama Impeachment Bill Introduced to Congress

North Carolina’s own Representative, Walter B. Jones has just intoroduced legislation to the U.S. House that would make Obama’s over-zealous militry actions impeachable. Jones’ resolution claims that should the President employ the use of offensive military force without approval of Congress, he would be liable to be impeached. “Specifically, Article I, Section 8, of the Constitution reserves for Congress alone the power to declare war, a restriction that has been sorely tested in recent years, including Obama’s authorization of military force in Libya.” Jones’ actions were spurred by Secretary of Defense Leon Panetta’s efforts to get approval to bomb Syria from NATO and the United Nations instead of from Congress. Didn’t we all learn in middle school that one of the reserved powers of Congress is the power to declare war and that the President needs its approval to declare it himself? Nowhere does the Constitution give NATO or the United Nations any say in when and where the U.S. deploys its troops.  Jones has received much support for his proposed resolution, which reaffirms the importance of the Constitution and that no President is an exception to its laws.

3 comments

  1. If Jones' interpretation of the Constitution were correct, every U.S. president since Nixon would have been impeached.

    War Powers Act is still in effect. This gives Obama the authority to commit US military forces to action for 60 days without congressional approval. In order for an impeachment to have any legal basis, the War Powers Act would first have to be found unconstitutional, which hasn't happened yet.

  2. The telling, and scary part of this story is skipping the Congress. Why does our present Adm think that they need NATO & the UN approval for anything ? This is a notion that they(adm) are trying to put into citizens minds. The UN has no jurisdiction over our Country.

  3. The NAACP went to a meeting in Geneva to protest the Photo ID laws coming up in various states. First, of all, it is no business of the UN. Second, it took a photo ID to get there. Funny how only Liberals object to this law. Hmmmm.

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