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How To Impeach A President

Crossposted at Logistics Monster

MANY inquiring minds want to know the answer to that question, and I know because of watching the search traffic to this site.  After reading the following, you will probably agree that Bambi’s impeachment is not going to happen as it has to start in the House with Nazi Nancy, and we all remember that impeachment danced around the table quite a bit with Bush II.  Looks like we are on our own again; just one more reason to vote them out in 2010.

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.

–U.S. Constitution, Article 2, Section 4

From Legal Information Institute at Cornell Law:

What is Impeachment?

Technically, impeachment is the Senate’s quasi-criminal proceeding instituted to remove a public officer, not the actual act of removal. Most references to impeachment, however, encompass the entire process, beginning with the House’s impeachment inquiry. The term will be used in that broader sense here. By design, impeachment is a complex series of steps and procedures undertaken by the legislature. The process roughly resembles a grand jury inquest, conducted by the House, followed by a full-blown trial, conducted by the Senate with the Chief Justice presiding. Impeachment is not directed exclusively at Presidents. The Constitutional language, “all civil officers,” includes such positions as Federal judgeships. The legislature, however, provides a slightly more streamlined process for lower offices by delegating much of it to committees. See Nixon v. US, 506 U.S. 224 (1993)(involving removal of a Federal judge). Presidential impeachments involve the full, public participation of both branches of Congress.

The Impeachment Process in a Nutshell

  1. The House Judiciary Committee deliberates over whether to initiate an impeachment inquiry.

  2. The Judiciary Committee adopts a resolution seeking authority from the entire House of Representatives to conduct an inquiry. Before voting, the House debates and considers the resolution. Approval requires a majority vote.

  3. The Judiciary Committee conducts an impeachment inquiry, possibly through public hearings. At the conclusion of the inquiry, articles of impeachment are prepared. They must be approved by a majority of the Committee.

  4. The House of Representatives considers and debates the articles of impeachment. A majority vote of the entire House is required to pass each article. Once an article is approved, the President is, technically speaking, “impeached” — that is subject to trial in the Senate.

  5. The Senate holds trial on the articles of impeachment approved by the House. The Senate sits as a jury while the Chief Justice of the Supreme Court presides over the trial.

  6. At the conclusion of the trial, the Senate votes on whether to remove the President from office. A two-thirds vote by the Members present in the Senate is required for removal.

  7. If the President is removed, the Vice-President assumes the Presidency under the chain of succession established by Amendment XXV.

Constitutional Authority

At the time of the drafting of the Constitution, impeachment was an established process in English law and government. The Founding Fathers incorporated the process, with modifications, into the fabric of United States government. The Constitution, however, only provides the framework-the basic who’s, why’s, and how’s. The remaining procedural intricacies reside in the internal rules of the House and Senate. (emphasis mine)

Who?

Article 2, Section 4–“The President, Vice-President, and all civil officers of the United States. . .”

As noted above, this includes Federal judges. It does not, however, include House Representatives or Senators.

Why?

Article 2, Section 4–“. . .on impeachment for, and on conviction of, treason, bribery, or other high crimes or misdemeanors.”

This implies that the impeachment process is not tightly linked to the criminal law. The test is not satisfied by all crimes. With only two named offenses to provide context for the inclusive phrase “high crimes and misdemeanors,” the standard remains undefined. The language suggests, however, that criminal action may be required. It is worth noting that the term “misdemeanor” does not correspond to the modern definition of a less serious (sub-felony) statutory or common law criminal offense.

In the case of Andrew Johnson, the House accused the President, among other things, of speaking disrespectfully of Congress “in a loud voice.”

How?

Article 1, Section 2, Clause 5–“The House of Representatives . . . shall have the sole power of impeachment.”

The power of impeachment translates into the power to indict. The House, through the Judiciary Committee, conducts investigation and gathers evidence. At the proper time, the House assembles the evidence into individual indictments or charges known as Articles of Impeachment. Each article requires a majority vote of the House to pass to the Senate. Once impeached, the officer is on trial.

Article 1, Section 3, Clause 6–“The Senate shall have the sole power to try all impeachments. When sitting for that purpose, they shall be on oath or affirmation. When the President of the United States is tried, the Chief Justice shall preside: And no person shall be convicted without the concurrence of two thirds of the members present.”

The trial of the impeached officer is held in the Senate. In Nixon v. US, regarding the impeachment trial of a Federal judge, the Supreme Court ruled that the application of the phrase phrase “sole power to try all impeachments” to a particular case was not justiciable. In other words it held that the proper application of this constitutional language to a specific impeachment proceeding was not a question for the courts. Therefore, the process and procedure for impeachment lie solely within the purview of the legislature. The officer subject to an impeachment proceeding has no appeal to a federal court.

Article 1, Section 3, Clause 7“Judgment in cases of impeachment shall not extend further than to removal from office, and disqualification to hold and enjoy any office of honor, trust or profit under the United States: but the party convicted shall nevertheless be liable and subject to indictment, trial, judgment and punishment, according to law.”

An impeachment and removal does not activate the double jeopardy clause of the Fifth Amendment. The ex-officer may face criminal indictments and trials for the same conduct that led to their impeachment and removal from office.

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THIS IS Your “Come To Jesus” Moment!

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THIS IS YOUR COME TO JESUS MOMENT!

The Monster is ANGRY.  The Monster is LIVID!  I have spent hundreds of hours away from my family and months of my life looking for the spider who is behind the unbelievable insanity of the 2008 election cycle and current world events.  I knew the CFR, Trilateral and Bilderbergs were just the front men for the real shadow figures who WROTE the game, are moving the chess pieces on the board, live above the game, and DON’T CARE WHAT YOU THINK!  Not only do they not care what you think, they started the whole political bigotry of Democrats versus Republicans.  They want you squabbling like little children on the playground while they weave the awful net that you are now caught in….and what do I see and hear everywhere I go?

Conservatives versus Liberals.

The Left versus the Right.

The Democrats versus the Republicans.

Jesus F**kin’ Christ PEOPLE!

Stop allowing them to control you!

THINK OUTSIDE THE BOX THEY HAVE PUT YOU IN!

STOP LABELING YOURSELVES AS ANYTHING BUT AMERICAN PATRIOTS!

START STANDING UP FOR ANY AMERICAN THAT IS GETTING SHAFTED BY THIS GOVERNMENT INCLUDING THE AIG EXECUTIVES, because there by the grace of GOD go you…and I guarantee that you WILL BE NEXT!

You have to get past the labels they gave you to bash each other with!

If you must apply labels then start with American Patriots versus Corrupt Politicians.

KNOW YOUR ENEMY!

(Author’s Note: I guess I have not explained this well enough to everybody.  STOP thinking of yourselves as being better than somebody else and starting thinking that the aristocracy that is running this country from the board rooms are NO BETTER than you.  The boards of the companies owned by the aristocracy bought the politicians and created the game.  Turn your eyes toward the real problem.)


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Tea Party Cancelled? Send A Message To Washington And Start Packing Your Bags

By DiamondTiger of Logistics Monster

This post has been a few days in the writing, but now is a very good time to put these ideas out because now I have a great segue into it.  We have reached the crossroads folks, and we have to make a decision.  More and more people are becoming “awake” to the fact that our government stopped listening to us awhile back.  We did not want a bank bailout; it happened, and over half the money went to foreign banks.  We did not want the stimulus plan; a $1.2 Trillion fiasco; they did not read it and passed it anyways. We said “let the corrupt companies fail”, that did not happen.  We do not want the $3.7 Trillion Budget being put forth by the fascists in charge, and Nazi Nancy and her buddy, Prince Harry, “I need you to believe that we can do anything we want, so why fight?”, are going to make that happen too.  We do not want our taxes to be increased anymore, that’s definitely on the way.  It is abundantly clear to me that the people we elected to govern the country have decided to no longer listen to us and follow our wishes as was laid out in the Constitution of the United States.  How much more blatant does it have to be?

A tea party scheduled for April 1st has been cancelled because the City of Cape Coral, Florida felt more than 500 people were going to attend, therefore requiring the organizer to obtain a permit AND insurance. The news article makes it seem like the city cancelled the tea party, but fair is fair, and technically the organizer, Lynn Rosko made the decision.  Did the City of Cape Coral box her into a corner?   Well if it looks like a duck….

Cape “tea party” canceled; City fears too many attendees

CAPE CORAL, Fla. – A tea party to protest government spending and taxing is canceled. Canceled by the government.

Why? They feel too many people could show-up.

Lynn Rosko planned to hold a tax payer tea party at Jaycee Park in Cape Coral on April 1st. The idea was announced at a Cape Coral City Council meeting, then an e-mail blast by the Republican Party and it was mentioned in the local media.

With all of that attention, the City of Cape Coral felt there could be more than 500 people attending the tea party.

Therefore Rosko needed to get a permit and insurance for the event. Rosko says she’s not willing to get insurance and accept liability for something that a stranger could do. Rosko told WINK News, “I have rescinded any organizing or supervision or what ever you want to call it over this tea party on April 1st.”

WINK News spoke to the director of parks for Cape Coral. He says that even now if Rosko is willing to get insurance for the event he’ll likely re-authorize it.

For now Rosko’s event is canceled, she’s encouraging people to attend the April 15th Tax Payer Tea Party in Centennial Park in Fort Myers.

Do you recognize this?  I just re-read the Constitution and Bill of Rights AGAIN because I was looking for the exact wording of this amendment:

Article the third [Amendment I]
Congress shall make no law respecting an establishment of religion, or prohibiting the free exercise thereof; or abridging the freedom of speech, or of the press; or the right of the people peaceably to assemble, and to petition the Government for a redress of grievances.

The clause the states wanted added into the Constitution is right there in black and white.   “Congress shall make no law… abridging the right of the people peaceably to assemble, and to petition the Government for a redress of grievances.”  There is nothing in there about permits and insurance, and the city laws passed requiring permits and insurance, (in hopes of deterring ‘the people’), are an abridgement just as much as the permit that I had to obtain to have a firearm.

Our Constitution was put in place to constrict the power of the federal government, not control our every action.

We now have another prime example of how our Constitution has been eroded by the powers that be in hopes of controlling us and turning us into serfs, and according to Dr. Bob Basso/Thomas Paine, they have done a fantastic job of turning us into spectators to our own demise.

So here we all are milling about at the “crossroads” between losing our Constitutional freedoms and taking back our country, wondering what exactly we are supposed to do because the people we elected to govern wisely have all gone off a power/money/sex cliff with a moral compass that has become a gyroscope.  We entrusted them with the governing of our country so that we could get the actual work of making the country prosper accomplished for ourselves and future generations.  What have they been doing while we have been building a nation?  Once again, if it looks like a duck….or…(insert your own word here…)

For months I have felt that a 50 million person march (or more) on Washington, D.C., shutting down the business of the capital might just get our elected officials attention.  Maybe.  Mr. Basso is correct in that every single Congressman and Senator that DID NOT READ THE 1100 PAGE STIMULUS BILL SHOULD BE FIRED, and I do not think waiting until next year sends the right message – you are fired now!  Go home, your services are no longer required.  When was the last time that they actually passed meaningful legislation that helped everyday Americans?  Women got the vote in 1920?  The repealment of Prohibition? Don’t even start with FDR and his ponzi scheme of Social Security.

All of that being said, here are some suggestions that I urge everyone to tell their friends and family about, and then make it happen!

  1. Fly a Gadsen “Don’t Tread On Me Flag” at your home. (Look in the sidebar carousel for the $1.99 item.)
  2. Get a copy of the Constitution and put it in the front window of your home.
  3. Print out copies of the following pictures of the Constitution and the Declaration of Independence.
  4. Send the Constitution to your congressmen and senators with the message, “The Declaration Is Coming Next”.  Don’t waste your postage sending it to the White House, he is too busying partying, and he has proven that he does not have your best interests at heart with his additions to the $78.6 TRILLION Deficit.
  5. If they send you one of those patronizing, condescending form letters back, start sending them a copy of the Declaration as often as you would like.
  6. Start talking to everybody you know about going to Washington DC – and soon.

It is our duty and moral obligation to the Founding Fathers, every man or woman who has fought and DIED for our liberties, every legal immigrant that has made this country great, our parents and grandparents that made this country flourish, and OUR CHILDREN, to reign this suicidal, Constitution shredding, government in.  I, for one, do not want to slide off the fascist cliff that we are being so slowly led to.   How many of you think twice about what you say or write?  There is your indication!  This also includes the abolition of the Federal Reserve System so that we no longer have to pay interest on money that OUR TREASURY requested be printed.  A central bank system set up by the very corrupt bankers that are ruining our country right now is enough reason to get our sorry behinds off our couches and out into the streets!

The Tax Day Tea Parties are a great start, but we must think BIG!

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Meet The Oath-Keepers

by Diamond Tiger of Logistics Monster

On a daily basis, I am asked the question, “are the black helicopters over your house yet?”, and I always reply, “Nope.”  With the exception of a moment when I spent weeks down a rabbit hole and that time in the darkness completely skewed my ability to discern properly, I have no fear that unspeakable events are going to happen in our country because I know that we are not alone in waking Americans up, and challenging the two corrupt parties that have been propping each other up and trading favors at our expense for the last one hundred years. Let your fears be assuaged, and use that energy to move us forward.

Alongside the 9.12 Project…

Meet The Oath-Keepers


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Oath Keepers is a non-partisan association of currently serving military, reserves, National Guard, peace officers, and veterans who swore an oath to support and defend the Constitution against all enemies, foreign and domestic … and meant it.

Our oath is to the Constitution, not to the politicians, and that oath will be kept. We won’t “just follow orders.”

Below is our declaration of orders we will NOT obey because we will consider them unconstitutional (and thus unlawful) and immoral violations of the natural rights of the people. Such orders would be acts of war against the American people by their own government, and thus acts of treason. We will not make war against our own people. We will not commit treason. We will defend the Republic.

Declaration of Orders We Will NOT Obey

Recognizing that we each swore an oath to support and defend the Constitution against all enemies, foreign and domestic, and affirming that we are guardians of the Republic, of the principles in our Declaration of Independence, and of the rights of our people, we affirm and declare the following:

1. We will NOT obey any order to disarm the American people.

The attempt to disarm the people on April 19, 1775 was the spark of open conflict in the American Revolution. That vile attempt was an act of war, and the American people fought back in justified, righteous self-defense of their natural rights. Any such order today would also be an act of war against the American people, and thus an act of treason. We will not make war on our own people, and we will not commit treason by obeying any such treasonous order.

Nor will we assist, or support any such attempt to disarm the people by other government entities, either state or federal.

In addition, we affirm that the purpose of the Second Amendment is to preserve the military power of the people so that they will, in the last resort, have effective final recourse to arms and to the God of Hosts in the face of tyranny. Accordingly, we oppose any and all further infringements on the right of the people to keep and bear arms. In particular we oppose a renewal of the misnamed “assault-weapons” ban or the enactment of H.R. 45 (which would register and track gun owners like convicted pedophiles).

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