posted on Dec, 1 2009 @ 11:27 PM
Originally posted by NewWorldDisorder
So for the past couple of weeks there has been steady chatter on ATS as well as a few odd ball news sources presenting the possibility of having Obama
impeached. My education on the matter is limited to say the least. Some say the controversy over his birth certificate or lack there of is enough
without question, but for some reason I’m just not seeing this happening.
Does anyone know what criteria the president has to meet to get the boot?
Congress, to be specific the senate and house of representitives have the power to impeach the president, as granted by the constitution.
folks who complain about how "unconstitutional" the president is constantly insist ignoring the specific constitutional guidelines presented by the
founding fathers. They'd rather have a minority of disgruntled voters overthrow the constitutionally elected president by force (or let the military
take over, like Fiji) with no process.
Now the president can be impeached for, and convicted of, treason, bribery, or other high crimes and misdemeanors. Thus far Obama has committed none
contrary to the claims of many on here.
I remember during the Clinton administration when the Lewinsky scandal was at its peak seeing a big bold headline on the front of the Seattle
times stating the Clinton had been impeached, but for whatever reason it never materialized.
Yes the senate lacked afew of the votes to remove him from office. Also just a note that Nixon was never officially impeached, contrary to the
assumptions out there.
Has Obama really done anything to justify being impeached yet.
Obama has done things not to the liking of many on here, but no he has not committed an impeachable offense, yet. Some speculate he has, or will, but
as of yet he has not done so.
[edit on 1-12-2009 by Southern Guardian]