I received from a die-hard conservative a communication on proposed Articles of Impeachment against Barrack Hussein Obama, current president of the USA. Reading it was enlightening, as I find no Tea Baggers who have read nor even studied the Constitution of the USA. To this end, I am including the entire communication between the alleged author and myself:
As a lawyer, your Articles of Impeachment are seriously flawed. The Constitution states that an elected federal official can be impeached only for high crimes (perjury) and misdemeanors. US Constitution, Article 2, Sec. 4 (http://www.usconstitution.net/xconst_A2Sec4.html). Other comments are below.
I urge you to read the US Constitution. I keep a copy beside me all the time. And I have memorized it (it is not that long, and way back when education had value in Iowa, we were required to memorize it and the Gettysburg address–not just fantasies).
— On Thu, 11/4/10, Jon Wendelin <firstname.lastname@example.org> wrote:
From: Jon Wendelin <email@example.com>
Subject: Your heart
Date: Thursday, November 4, 2010, 6:53 PMI have not called you names as you called me or categorized you as a Nazi or Communist. Just read the following and think with your mind instead of your feelings.
ARTICLES OF IMPEACHMENT
Resolved, that Barack Hussein Obama, President of the United States, is impeached for high crimes and misdemeanors, and that the following articles of impeachment be exhibited to the United States Senate:
Articles of impeachment exhibited by the House of Representatives of the United States of America in the name of itself and of the people of the United States of America, against Barack Hussein Obama, President of the United States of America, in maintenance and support of its impeachment against him for high crimes and misdemeanors.
In his conduct while President of the United States, Barack Hussein Obama, in violation of his constitutional oath faithfully to execute the office of President of the United States and, to the best of his ability, preserve, protect, and defend the Constitution of the United States, and in violation of his constitutional duty to take care that the laws be faithfully executed, has:
unlawfully exercised the authority of his office to take private property for public use in violation of the Fifth Amendment of the United States Constitution, which guarantees to the People that “private property shall not be taken for public use without just compensation,” and without “due process of law”; read http://www.expertlaw.com/library/real_estate/eminent_domain.html and http://library.findlaw.com/1999/may/25/130971.html
unlawfully interfered with the management of private companies for the purpose of achieving government control of them, in violation of the Fifth Amendment of the United States Constitution. Not true; read: http://www.balancedscorecard.org/BSCResources/ArticlesWhitePapers/InherentlyGovernmentalFunctions/tabid/110/Default.aspxunlawfully interfered with the economic rights of the People by imposing unreasonable impairments in the fulfillment of their intended contractual obligations, and their ability to enter into such contracts, and attempting to change our fundamental economic system, where there is no significant or legitimate public purpose to do so. Not true; read: http://www.blankrome.com/siteFiles/Publications/825DBC17003BD017B3161ECE954FE761.pdf
In doing this, Barack Hussein Obama has undermined the integrity of his office, has brought disrepute on the Presidency, has betrayed his trust as President, and has acted in a manner subversive of the rule of law and justice, to the manifest injury of the people of the United States. As GW Bush;s new book, just released, Bush authorized Waterboarding which is internationally condemned, and he brought more hatred to the USA and the USA is today the most hated nation on this planet, for Bush has been judged in 37 international courts for crimes against humanity (Abu Gharib prison, secret CIA prisons in Poland, Peru, Roman, Bulgaria, etc). Before Obama, ambassadors from the USA were not welcomed on the streets, were spat upon, and the USA flag burned from Italy to Iran, from Germany to Ghana, from France to French Guiena, etc. Obama, as president, has relieved tensions and the ambassadors everywhere are now safe to move around and are received cordially. In South America, Obama is seen as a saviour, while Bush is still vilified.
Wherefore, Barack Hussein Obama, by such conduct, warrants impeachment and trial, and removal from office and disqualification to hold and enjoy any office of honor, trust or profit under the United States.
In his conduct while President of the United States, Barack Hussein Obama, in violation of his constitutional oath faithfully to execute the office of President of the United States and, to the best of his ability, preserve, protect, and defend the Constitution of the United States, and in violation of his constitutional duty to take care that the laws be faithfully executed, has prevented, obstructed, and impeded the administration of justice, and to that end, through his subordinates and agents, has:
unlawfully engaged in a conspiracy to suppress evidence of the true place of his birth. Obama’s birth certificate issued in Hawaii has been repeatedly released by the State of Hawaii Bureau of Records; it has been confirmed by the hospital, and it is on the internet. This old-acid is stale now. This obstruction of justice has resulted in a violation of the Constitutional provision that a President of the United States must be a natural-born citizen. No, the Constitution reads “native-born”–he is natural-born as you are.
Unlawfully refused his assent to the Laws of the United States, and exercised false powers of veto that are contrary to Constitution. The Constitution reads that the President of the USA can veto any law he finds unfit. It is in Articles 1 and 2 of the US Constitution (and Reagan vetoed more than Obama or Clinton), and you can find more on it at http://www.usconstitution.net/pres_veto.html
In all of this, Barack Hussein Obama has undermined the integrity of his office, has brought disrepute on the Presidency, has betrayed his trust as President, and has acted in a manner subversive of the rule of law and justice, to the manifest injury of the people of the United States. Not at all true–as there is no “manner subversive of the rule of law and justice” spelled out in the Constitution nor is it defined by any court in any ruling. This is Tea Bag nonsense first articulated by former Republican Representative Dick Armey of Denton, TX–and founder of the Tea Baggers.
Wherefore, Barack Hussein Obama, by such conduct, warrants impeachment and trial, and removal from office and disqualification to hold and enjoy any office of honor, trust or profit under the United States. Wrong again–all is within the law. But thank you, I will include your impeachment articles in my next blog that is read worldwide. I will give you full credit for the authorship of it, as your letter imports that you wrote it. If it was written by another and you are just “passing it on”, federal copyright law says that you are guilty of plagiarism which is a federal crime punishable with a fine and a prison term. It is Federal Code No. 17, chapter 5, no. 17 ff. it is located at http://www.copyright.gov/title17/92chap5.html#506. I will also send a copy of your letter to the federal court for Story county. Thank you for giving me a new blog topic. Do write at any time.