Is It Time To Define ‘High Crimes and Misdemeanors’?

Last month, Rush Limbaugh said this on his radio program: “We can’t impeach Obama, it isn’t gonna happen, but we can impeach the Democratic Party and get it out of town by voting them out.”

Yet a recent poll by WND reveals half of Americans want Obama impeached, including 1 in 4 Democrats. The implication some have noted is that because Obama is black, he is untouchable. Is the question then that America won’t impeach Obama because of race?

President Obama
Credit: The Guardian

Has Obama committed impeachable offenses? Opinions on this vary wildly among pundits, politicians, and publications. Article 11, Section 4 of the Constitution says this about impeachment:

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.

As The Heritage Foundation points out, “There is no authoritative pronouncement, other than the text of the Constitution itself, regarding what constitutes an impeachable offense, and what meaning to accord to the phrase “other high Crimes and Misdemeanors.” It may be high time for the House of Representatives and the Senate to give that phrase definitive meaning. Providing that key phrase with an operational definition would allow political biases, racial discrimination, and party loyalty to give way to the blind eye of the law.

2 Comments

  1. June 15, 2013  2:05 am by Finrod Reply

    We need something rock-solid before we can move on this. Let the Benghazi, IRS, and other investigations proceed, if they uncover what I think they'll uncover I think we'll have everything we need.

    • June 15, 2013  1:30 pm by Red_Horse Reply

      They are proceeding.

      Straight down the toilet.

      Watch the RINOs flush.

      - N

      PS - Benghazi (no media coverage-over)

      IRS (underlings 'fired': put on paid leave)

      NSA (championed by Republican rat-bastards everywhere)

      By the way, as we arm the jihadists in Syria, can we maybe send a drone to take care of that traitor, Snowden?

      The American sheeple don't like him. He told us we were being spied on. Guy's got a big mouth....

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