Impeachment: Proper, But Impossible

The weird U.S. politics of 2014: Democrats dream of Obama’s impeachment by Andrew Malcolm –

Here’s how twisted, even sadly comical, our politics have become under the once-promising, new-age Democrat president who was going to unite Americans in hope and change:

Obama and his party now suggest Republicans impeach the man who has so often violates the law by rewriting them to suit himself. And — wait for it — Republicans, who lead the successful impeachment drive against the last Democrat to serve two White House terms, are wisely resisting the useless idea.

It’s not useless.  It’s the proper constitutional method for remedying the problem of a lawless, rogue president.  I’d love to see Obama impeached, convicted, removed from office, and then prosecuted for his many crimes, bankrupted, and jailed.

That would be proper, and as the Framers envisioned it.

Unfortunately, ever since the Senate was given to the mob with the 17th Amendment, the application of that remedy has become almost impossible.

About Bill Quick

I am a small-l libertarian. My primary concern is to increase individual liberty as much as possible in the face of statist efforts to restrict it from both the right and the left. If I had to sum up my beliefs as concisely as possible, I would say, "Stay out of my wallet and my bedroom," "your liberty stops at my nose," and "don't tread on me." I will believe that things are taking a turn for the better in America when married gays are able to, and do, maintain large arsenals of automatic weapons, and tax collectors are, and do, not.

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