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Forbes flat-out calls for Obama’s impeachment, and their argument is very compelling

Forbes flat-out calls for Obama’s impeachment, and their argument is very compelling


The Case for Obama’s Impeachment:

It’s hard to argue with this…

Since President Obama signed the Affordable Care Act into law, he has changed it five times. Most notably, he suspended the employer mandate last summer. This is widely known, but almost no one seems to have grasped its significance.

The Constitution authorizes the President to propose and veto legislation. It does not authorize him to change existing laws. The changes Mr. Obama ordered in Obamacare, therefore, are unconstitutional. This means that he does not accept some of the limitations that the Constitution places on his actions. We cannot know at this point what limitations, if any, he does accept.

By changing the law based solely on his wish, Mr. Obama acted on the principle that the President can rewrite laws and—since this is a principle—not just this law, but any law. After the crash of Obamacare, many Congressmen have implored the President to change the individual mandate the same way he had changed the employer mandate, that is, to violate the Constitution again.

The main responsibility the Constitution assigns to the President is to faithfully execute the Laws. If the President rejects this job, if instead he decides he can change or ignore laws he does not like, then what?

The time will come when Congress passes a law and the President ignores it. Or he may choose to enforce some parts and ignore others (as Mr. Obama is doing now). Or he may not wait for Congress and issue a decree (something Mr. Obama has done and has threatened to do again).

Mr. Obama has not been shy about pointing out his path. He has repeatedly made clear that he intends to act on his own authority. “I have the power and I will use it in defense of the middle class,” he has said. “We’re going to do everything we can, wherever we can, with or without Congress.” There are a number of names for the system Mr. Obama envisions, but representative government is not one of them.

If the President can ignore the laws passed by Congress, of what use is Congress? The President can do whatever he chooses. Congress can stand by and observe. Perhaps they might applaud or jeer. But in terms of political power, Congress will be irrelevant. Probably, it will become a kind of rubber-stamp or debating society. There are many such faux congresses in tyrannies throughout history and around the globe.

Mr. Obama has equal contempt for the Supreme Court. In an act of overbearing hubris, he excoriated Supreme Court Justices sitting helplessly before him during the 2010 State of the Union address—Justices who had not expected to be denounced and who were prevented by the occasion from defending themselves. Mr. Obama condemned them for restoring freedom of speech to corporations and unions.

Ignoring two centuries of practice, President Obama made four recess appointments in January 2012, when the Senate was not in recess. Three courts have found that his appointments were unconstitutional, and the Supreme Court has agreed to take up the case. If the Supreme Court finds against him, what will Mr. Obama do?

We can get a hint by looking at how other parts of his Administration have dealt with Court decisions they did not like.

The Attorney General’s Office is the branch of government charged with enforcing federal laws. After the Supreme Court struck down the key provision of the Voting Rights Act of 1965, Attorney General Holder announced that he would use other provisions of the act to get around the Court’s decision.

The Supreme Court has defined the standard for sexual harassment as “severe, pervasive, and objectively offensive” behavior to a “reasonable person.” In open defiance of that ruling, the Obama Department of Education has declared a new definition of sexual harassment for colleges, that is, “any unwelcome conduct of a sexual nature,” including “verbal conduct,” even if it is not objectively offensive—thus reinforcing the reign of terror over sex on college campuses. If a young man’s request for a date turns out to be unwelcome, he is guilty of sexual harassment by definition.

The lack of respect for the Supreme Court by the Obama administration is manifest. They feel bound by the Court’s decisions only if they agree with them. If they disagree, it is deuces wild; they will embrace any fiction that nullifies the Court’s decision.

The direction in which Mr. Obama is taking us would make possible the following scenario. A Republican Congress is elected and repeals Obamacare over a Democratic President’s veto. The President refuses to enforce the repeal. The Supreme Court rules that the President’s refusal is unconstitutional. The President denounces that ruling and refuses to be bound by it.

If the President persists in rejecting all authority other than his own, the denouement would depend on the side taken by the Armed Forces. Whatever side that was, our national self-esteem would be unlikely to recover from the blow of finding that we are living in a banana republic.

The shocking fact is that our whole system of representative government depends on it being led by an individual who believes in it; who thinks it is valuable; who believes that a government dedicated to the protection of individual rights is a noble ideal. What if he does not?

Mr. Obama is moving our government away from its traditional system of checks and balances and toward the one-man-rule that dominates third world countries. He has said that he wants a fair country—implying that, as it stands, the United States is not a fair country—an unprecedented calumny committed against a country by its own leader.

What country does he think is more fair than the United States? He has three long years left in which to turn us into a fair country. Where does he intend to take us?

Mr. Obama got his conception of a fair country from his teachers. A fair country is an unfree country because it is regimented to prevent anyone from rising too high. Their ideal is egalitarianism, the notion that no one should be any better, higher, or richer than anyone else. Combined with a dollop of totalitarianism, egalitarianism has replaced communism as the dominant ideal in our most prestigious universities. Mr. Obama and his colleagues are the product of those universities, and they have their marching orders.

The most important point is that Mr. Obama does not consider himself bound by the Constitution. He could not have made that more clear. He has drawn a line in the concrete and we cannot ignore it.

Those who currently hold political office, and who want to keep our system of government, need to act now. Surely, rejection of the Constitution is grounds for impeachment and charges should be filed. In addition, there are many other actions that Congressmen can and should take—actions that will tell Mr. Obama that we have seen where he is going and we will not let our country go without a fight.

At the close of the Constitutional Convention of 1787, Benjamin Franklin was asked what form of government had been created. “A republic,” he replied, “if you can keep it.”

We are losing it. If Mr. Obama’s reach for unprecedented power is not stopped, that will be the end. Everyone who values his life and liberty should find some way to say “No!” “Not now!” “Not yet!” “Not ever!”

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  • William Hobbs

    What about the Senate, and the rule change. Impeachment will be stopped there.

    • June Maulfair

      You’re right, Harry Reid will stop it. That’s why it is so important for Republicans to take back the senate in the 2014 elections. They have to start speaking out when the media is falsely accusing them of the “war on women”, etc. instead of just letting it slide.

      • Fabj

        They wont. Too busy taking social policy to the bronze age. They even hate the pope now. Genius move guys. You now handed the church to the left. Republicans worst enemy is Republicans. As soon as you guys learn we have LCD’s, the internet, and condoms we can move forward. Otherwise you’ll just have to wait for the old people to die off to have your next shot.

        • Undernocircumstance

          Who are you? Republicans don’t hate the pope. You really need to get your facts strait and quit feeding your mind with democratic buzz words. You sound very unknowledgeable. Every time you post something you hurt any ideas that your political party has any honest knowledge about what is really going on in politics and or any knowledge of the types of government there are in the world. Do you even live in America? Don’t answer that I don’t want to read the next lie you post.

          • Fabj

            Please leave my country

        • Tyler Marchand

          Clearly you are delusional

      • Dmember

        How old is Harry Reid? How’s his health? Just wondering….

    • Sam Kendall

      With the current senate, that will likely be the case. One wonders just who it is who first came up with that idea and actually pushed for it. Considering that the rule change amounts to the senate, and by extension Harry Reid, losing power, I rather doubt he was the one who did so.

    • ForTheMusic


      • Fabj

        Yes, because that makes sense. Please put a door on the front of your house. We can see in there.

        • ForTheMusic

          go lick obama’s behind

  • pokenhorn

    I am counting on our military, active duty and retired, to present Obama with an ultimatum. He and Biden must resign and stand trial for crimes to be specified, or he will be arrested and imprisoned until trial dates and charges are specified. The presidency would devolve on Boehner. The destruction this president is doing to our economy, our culture, our nation is calamitous We can’t just dither and dawdle and hope he gets tired of attacking our nation. He won’t get tired. He’s loving it.

    • NotObama

      There would be riots in the streets before that could happen.

      • snowcloud

        Let ‘em riot. We are fighting for freedom again.

      • Alexander Scipio

        SO? Slavery is better?

    • Paul Born

      The military can’t do anything, that is why he is firing all of his top military brass. If you might not go along with him, you are gone. I see that he is doing this because he does not want the military to stand against him at the time of getting him out by force. He wants only the ones that are ‘Yes’ men and stand with him.

      • Alexander Scipio

        The military CAN do what he proposes. In fact, they take an oath to do so., Their oath is not to the president or Congress – it’s to the Constitution. And they are violating it every single day by not acting against our domestic enemy. Had the Founders wanted the military to be a palace guard – which they have become to their everlasting shame – their oath would be to the pres. It isn’t. — USAFA ’76

        • Dmember

          Isn’t it something that our own president (cough-cough) is American’s worst enemy. God help us!

        • RelativeChaos00

          While you are right that they swear to uphold the constitution, you are wrong that their oath is not also to the President. Unfortunately, they also swear to obey his or her orders. The Oath of Enlistment, as follows:

          “I, _____, do solemnly swear (or affirm) that I will support
          and defend the Constitution of the United States against all
          enemies, foreign and domestic; that I will bear true faith and
          allegiance to the same; and that I will obey the orders of the
          President of the United States and the orders of the officers
          appointed over me, according to regulations and the Uniform
          Code of Military Justice. So help me God.” (Title 10, US Code;
          Act of 5 May 1960 replacing the wording first adopted in 1789,
          with amendment effective 5 October 1962).

          • Tyler Marchand

            Yes, BUT, the Uniform Code of Military justice does state that it is NOT ok to follow UNLAWFUL orders that violate the constitution, in fact it is criminal and itself against the law to follow an unlawful order. So following this buffoon of a president and his orders would be akin to breaking the law, and violating your oath to uphold the constitution, and adhere to the Uniform Code of Military Justice. “I was only following orders” is not an excuse.

          • Steve

            Going back to what Paul was saying, though, what Obama has been doing is firing all those leaders who take their oaths seriously. It doesn’t matter what oath you take to defend the Constitution, if the Commander-In-Chief takes steps to ensure that the oath is changed, whether by word or by placing those who are in favor of his dictatorship over oath in charge.

          • Virginia Baldwin

            Very true, Steve. As we have recently witnessed the firing of some top leaders in the military for disobeying Obama’s order to nuke So. Carolina. Instead, these military leaders sank the nuclear bomb in the ocean and then detonated it – much to the chagrin of Obama.

        • Virginia Baldwin

          The Navy was planning on arresting Obama until he sicced Mossad on them and had the naval shipyard shot up. That’s why Obama is surrounded with Zionist. Look at his whole cabinet – it consist of Zionist.

          • Brandon Montville


          • Virginia Baldwin

            Russian President Vladimir Putin said that at least 80 percent of the members of the first Soviet government were Jewish.

            Widely seen as the first Soviet government, the Council of People’s Commissars was formed in 1917 and comprised 16 leaders, including chairman Vladimir Lenin, foreign affairs chief Leon Trotsky and Joseph Stalin, who was in charge of the People’s Commissariat of Nationalities.


          • Larry Neal

            Muslims… Zionist? plaese

          • Virginia Baldwin

            I didn’t say anything about Muslims. Mossad is Israel’s ‘hit’ squad. Nothing to do with Muslims. Zionists are Jews who used to call themselves Bolsheviks.

            “Jews are our misfortune”


        • Brandon Montville

          So their oath says to defend the Constitution, and the Constitution says that the President is the commander-in-chief of the armed forces…

          • Jer

            So the Constitution is binding on the military. Is it binding on the President?

          • Brandon Montville

            Unfortunately nothing seems binding on either. We have the Patriot Act, the NDAA, we have the recent violations of the Geneva Convention. All of those seem to be a joint effort. The sad thing is that Congress has the power to impeach, so they will tend to exercise that power when the Executive violates an act that they created. So, in reality, they would be more offended if the president violated an unconstitutional act, then if the president enforced one. Seems like a disincentive to me.

          • Corky Rathbun

            but under our Oath, our first responsibility is to the Constitution !!

          • Brandon Montville

            So, the military is fine with murdering American citizens overseas when it’s ordered by the the president, but God forbid he unilaterally alter a bill making healthcare more affordable. That calls for a revolution?

          • Virginia Baldwin

            Obamacare does NOT – and I repeat NOT! – make health care more affordable. People are losing their jobs because employers can’t afford to pay the insurance premiums.

          • Virginia Baldwin

            This president was appointed, not elected, by the PTB aka Zionist Jews, which is NOT Constitutional! Further, there is much speculation that Obama is not even a legal citizen of this country. His mother was a Jewess and that makes Obama a Jew.

          • Virginia Baldwin

            Obama and most of Congress have taken the Kol Nidre oath (research it) which absolves them of all oaths taken previously. Jewish doctors also take this oath which absolves them of the Hippocratic Oath.

    • allshallpass

      Ur an idiot

    • Feemster

      You’ve pretty much summed up the current situation. People who hate our nation, our principles and our history……now run the country. How this could have happened…I just don’t know. ANY nation that is ruled by the problem makers instead of the problem solvers……probably doesn’t have a lot of time left. We should wake up every morning and thank God there are two vast oceans between us and our enemies. It’s the only thing that is saving us for the moment. We have never been so weak.

      • libertygeek

        How did this happen?
        1) Our society started valuing PC speech over truth.
        2) Establishment Republicans now value party over country.
        3) The 4th estate has been completely co-opted. Truth is no longer reported.
        4) Our citizenry are no longer educated on their rights.

        The list goes on but WE are responsible for what has happened. Too many times we either pulled the lever for a Letter OR we traded supposed safety for a piece of our liberty. WE are our worst enemy and we are where the change needs to happen first.

        • Feemster

          Too true. Know this…if we don’t take both houses in November….it’s too late. Nothing but an insurrection will ever get this country back into the right hands.

    • Michael McGee

      We cannot just let the military handle this. DID WE HAVE A MILITARY IN 1776? WE made the military, WE THE PEOPLE ARE THE MILITARY. I am not in the military, but I want to be the first one to charge into the fray and dismantle this TYRANT.

    • Brandon Montville

      This “solution” is definitely extra-constitutional, as is the one proposed in the article. The military does not have the authority to impose an ultimatum on its commander. The House also would have a very hard time initiating impeachment proceeding against the President for a mere unconstitutional act. Why is it that there is never any historical context in these discussions? Oh, it’s because history refutes them. Presidents and Congress’s alike have repeatedly committed unconstitutional acts. Do you know what the recourse is? The recourse is for someone to bring a challenge, namely someone injured by these unilateral actions of “unconstitutional” authority, and have it declared unconstitutional by the courts. You know what happens to the president or congress after the law or action is declared unconstitutional? Nothing.

  • Law Student

    Please pick-up a copy of the Constitution at your nearest bookstore. Read it. Figure out exactly what Obama did that was “unconstitutional”. While you’re at it, look at the laws for impeachment (they’re in there too). Spewing ignorance is not going to fix anything.

    • Anonymous

      I agree! It amazes me how ignorant some people are. Yes, Obama isn’t perfect but do they really think he is blatantly violating the Constitution without it being noticed? Do your research people. It’s really not that hard.

      • Dmember

        Evidently you don’t watch the news? Try it some time. Can be informative, especially on FOX.

        • Fabj

          Yes God tells us about BO. Body odor is ruining the country and your lord has let us know. Hows that war on xmas no one knows about?

          • Dmember

            So Fabj…you’re against xmas? Pray tell, why?

          • undernocircumstance

            FABJ —- TROLL ALERT — ignore him… he is either a Troll or an idolater of BO.

      • BayouKiki

        You apparently haven’t notice. Lots of other people have, however.

      • Undernocircumstance

        Actually Anony-mouse … many people have noticed his ‘blatant’ unaccountability and respect for the Constitution. Get off of Pinterest and start filling your mind with some truth and real news.

        • Undernocircumstance

          respect was suppose to read disrespect for the Constitution. If he wants to change a law then there is a process but he refuses to use the checks and balance process.

    • Dmember

      Spewing ignorance is not going to fix anything…right…that’s why we need BO gone. Long gone!

    • American Mommy

      Did you read this article? It’s clear to me where the author thinks Mr. Obama is violating the Constitution. Why don’t you address that?

    • Bob Maddry

      I have one. I have read it. I’m checking off each time, and wondering what the hell is keeping congress from growing some stones and getting this started. Period. Spewing ignorance???? P R E S I D E N T of the U.S. decides to take apart a federal law passed by Congress, signed into law by HIS sorry a$$. Decides at random who he will and won’t enforce it on? You don’t see a problem with that??? Then you are a troll, and wish you were a law student.

      • Dmember

        Congress passed 57 laws in 2013….Obama passed almost 800 laws in the same year all by himself. Can’t wait till he’s rendered power…less. He doesn’t have a clue how to run a country. Only how to destroy one.

    • BayouKiki

      OK Law Student — let me give you a lesson. Read Article I, Article II, and Article III. Those articles define the powers of Congress, the President, and the judiciary. It’s Congress that enacts laws — the president only executes them. To redefine a law is to legislate. The duties of each is provided in a separate article for a reason — it’s called separation of power. And each was to be a check and balance on the other. Legislature makes law, president executes. Legislature makes law, president executes. Not difficult.

      • Dmember

        No…BObama makes a law then executes then he makes another law then executes again…on and on and on 800 times in 2013. Sickening. BO does nothing according to law. That’s why he’s called the Lawless One.

  • Dmember

    This is an important article excellently written! I was just thinking the other day that if “someone doesn’t DO something, and the sooner the quicker, America is lost. We cannot deny that Obama was born and raised in an environment that hates America and its freedoms. And he is in fact willingly taking America down the road of despotic destruction. Will someone PLEASE DO SOMETHING?

    • Law Student

      Are you really saying that everybody in Hawaii hates America and its freedoms? You do realize that every president must be born in AMERICA… right?

      • Dmember

        So, law student…then you think every Hawaiian was raised with the same evil influential people that BO was? Are you nuts? (Not to mention, BO was not born in America.)

        • Fabj

          Yes he was. He has a birth certificate. It’s ok to not like him or his policies. It’s ok to be a right winger or tea bagger. It’s not ok to lie and be a fake patriot. If you are going to live in my country please be honest. Less talk radio, more facts and honesty. It might even make you a better republican. Might…

          • Dmember

            Fabj…if you like honesty and hate lies, then why do you like Obama? “You can keep your Doctor, period”…”You can keep your Health Insurance Policy, period”…HUGE lies that are hurting millions of American and will damage the rest of the millions within the next year.

            I can’t stand lying men and that’s why I can’t stand the insufferable lying ARROGANCY of Obama. He just wanted his now stinky name on some big piece of legislation, but now he’s trying to back away from the failure that “Obamacare” is by calling it the “Affordable Care Act”…which is the biggest lie of all.

            That is not to mention Obama’s gross incompetency at being a president and leader of a people. He’s the last person who should occupy the White House. (Remember, he thinks the USA is composed of 57 states.) He knows NOTHING about foreign policy or even “foreign countries”, and is only good at one thing….bobbling his arrogant head and body all the way to any podium to read a teleprompter. He’s a wanna-be that failed.

            BObama will go down in history as the man who ruined North America. The buffoon that destroyed all our freedoms and traded off our Capitalist success and high standards for his preferred Socialist Communism and moral decay.

            (Did you hear the latest? BO is going back to DC while giving his wife a birthday present of millions of taxpayer’s dollars to stay in Hawaii and use AF1 fly her home at her good pleasure. By the way, she’s a piece of work too….)

          • Fabj

            I never said I liked Obama, proving you have no critical thinking skills. I’m just saying you are a fake patriot. You just list a bunch of BS logic like losing freedoms and using words like socialist and capitalist. You’re not a smart person. I’m sorry. Why would i ever read anything else you write? When you sit at home all day and bury your ears in Hannity and eyes in Fox News your going to sound like this. You listed 5 paragraphs of opinion. If you continue in this ignorance please leave my country.

          • Dmember

            Why would I hate the Pope? I’ve never even met him. As for you, I don’t like your opinions either, because I don’t like Socialism and immorality. My choice. My country.

          • Fabj

            My opinion was never stated. I simply told you yours is based off of a lack of critical thinking skills. You are actually hurting my country. We need smart people. You are not one of them.

          • allshallpass

            only a rtard (that’s u) would think Obama us senator and president doesn’t know there are 50 states

          • Dmember

            allshallpass…then do I understand you to say that because you call me a retard, you are right?

            I think it’s been well established that BO is not the sharpest knife in the drawer. And just about everything he’s done so far has been a scandal. The poor man just doesn’t have a clue what he’s doing. We need a president and we need to get one soon! God help us.

          • allshallpass

            All of your supposed scandals are pure bullshit manufactured by right wing media propagandists like fox, drudge, rush, coulter, beck, etc etc etc. The GOP is a coalition of idiots led by a cadre of Liars in service of the wealthy. Obama is a center right president but the GOP has gone batsht insane, consumed by it’s propaganda.

            Ps Obama was editor of the Harvard law review. Calling him stupid is wishful thinking, especially compared to Sarah “sadaam attacked us on 9/11″ palin.

          • Dmember

            So allshallpass….you think BO’s Communist homosexual agenda as being “Center Right”? You’re entitled to your opinion I guess.

            As for Obama being “Editor” of the Harvard Law Review…BO never earned any title he ever got. But I will admit that the “Editor” does check the grammar of articles submitted, although I’m not sure he can even do that.

            As for Sarah…you give me the perfect opportunity to display my favorite quote of hers…. “How’s that hopey changey thing workin out fer ya?” LOL

          • allshallpass

            “communist homosexual agenda”
            lol you are delusional. please stop voting.

          • Fabj

            Dude, you cant make this sh*t up ha. Talk radio has made half this country and mental disaster. I cant wait till these right wing hacks die off so we can move on…

          • Fabj

            He went on to Harvard Law School, where he was elected the first African-American president of the Harvard Law Review. After graduating he went on to lead one of the most successful voter registration drives in state history, and continued his legal work as a civil rights lawyer and a professor teaching constitutional law at the University of Chicago. My guess is you might have gotten all your piss into the toilet without hitting the rim this morning. “Might” have… Your god help YOU…

          • Guest

            Nice typing. If you put that gun down you might have more time to study up on English grammar. Please be smarter if you live in my country.

          • gray

            Hey bud why don’t you run for president then?! OH that’s right. Because of your lack of knowledge, common sense, and intelligence. It’s almost humorous that the words coming out of your mouth are so incorrect and unintelligent as you’re sitting on your ass writing about someone else’s incompetencies. Destroyed North America? Do you hear the words coming out of your mouth? If anything we have improved as a country in the past several years, no thanks to you. Go do something for your country instead of sitting on your ass insulting those who are actually taking a stand and making a difference. It’s the people like you that disgrace our country and give us the horrible name that so many people see us as.

      • Bob Maddry

        No idiot. Not Hawaii … just everyone who he grew up with, idolized, worshiped studied under, sat under in church … you know. All those. I don’t give a damn what geographical location they were in. Matters not, except this guy has spent millions to keep so much hidden. This will go down in history as the biggest scam job ever.

        • Fabj

          I believe Iraq took that cake. You tried though :)

          • Jer

            Funny, since Democrats were arguing for removal of Saddam on the basis of WMDs since around 1997. You tried, though.

          • Fabj

            Iraq Liberation Act in 1998 actually. I recommend you look up what it states. I didn’t have to try, I used facts. Less talk radio please. Yeah, I wouldn’t speak either anymore if I was you. You guys keep spinning and this is where it lands you. You are welcome.

          • Jer

            Oh, no, I got the date wrong by a year, which obviously means I didn’t know about the Iraq Liberation Act or the content. Got anything else but assumptions and snark? That’s right, you’re a troll. Never mind.

          • Fabj

            No, you got everything wrong, hence I said “look up what it states”. Facts and details are important. If you start to use them you will win debates like this. Then again you’d have to change your failed ideology and hatred for things like science and tolerance of people different than you. “Assumptions” are the very definition of your bias political ideology. Mostly proven wrong over the course of time. Snark is what I add to further anger that empty thing you call a brain inside that hick skull of yours. Plus you called me a troll, which is the same as losing against someone smarter than yourself. Please leave my country. Your thoughts are no more use to us post the cold war. You are now a speed bump. The dollar menu. Useless. Bye :D

          • Jer

            Let me correct myself; baseless assumptions and snark. And name-calling. And lame insults. So yes, that’s more than I initially gave you credit for.

        • Rose Lee Potorti Badame

          Thank you Bob, how do we explain anything to idiots? And this person signed… Lawyer?
          Should wouldn’t want them representing me..

      • Ruth

        Learn to read or at least watch real news. He wasn’t raised in Hawaii. He went to a muslim school in his early years.

        • allshallpass

          Lol. The name of obama’s elementary school for grades 1-3 in Jakarta indonesia was st. Francis Assisi…it was a private catholic school. In 4th grade he went to a state public school which did have a small amount of religious teaching. These were the only years he spent out of country. The rest of his youth he was indeed raised in hawaii.

        • Fabj

          How does it feel to be literally totally wrong on this? Less talk radio please.

      • Rose Lee Potorti Badame

        OMG, and youur user name is Lawyer?
        Bob Maddry is right, you are an idiot!!!

      • Brandon Montville

        I think what Law Student means is that Obama was born in Hawaii. I would elaborate by saying that the original poster is right in a sense. Obama was “raised” in an environment in which he received an Ivy League education. And it is true that those types of people may resent the types of freedoms being exercised on this thread, specifically ignorance, and bigotry; especially when coupled with outspokenness.

      • Jer

        You do understand that the president spent much of his formative years in Indonesia, right?

    • andrew

      so…you’re pleading for someone else to solve the problem? just another sheeple in the herd i see. you know that IS what got us into this mess right? America wanting someone ELSE to solve their problems instead of joining as a nation and DOING something about it?

      • Dmember

        Where were you when I was picketing and sidewalk counseling at abortuaries every Tues for 30 years. Sorry, but it’s YOUR turn now.

        • Jackson521

          Against Abortion?: THEN DON’T HAVE ONE

          • Dmember

            Jackson521….yours is a typical very selfish liberal left reply. Always only thinking of oneself….

          • Jackson521

            Its a libertarian view to not impose your ideals on others. I’m curious though how not imposing my own morality on others is selfish: who’s conscience is being cleared when women are heckled as they enter a clinic?

          • Dmember

            Now tell me Jackson, how does a liberal think he’s not imposing his immorality on others when he stands by and happily approves the contract hit on his own children or the children of others?

          • Jackson521

            Your exaggeration is very self serving in that; the bigger you inflate the issue, the better you can feel when you go home at night…. and morality isn’t something that can be imposed, those are laws.

          • Dmember

            So Jackson…you don’t approve of God’s laws?

          • Jackson521

            (I kind of hope that was sarcasm…. but I bet you really mean it)

            Which “Gods Law”? Seems to be a lot of them: all written by man. Our great nation was founded on freedom of religion, so you practice yours, but don’t push it on people who don’t have the same beliefs.

          • Dmember

            “These six things doth the Lord hate:
            yea, seven are an abomination unto him:
            A proud look, a lying tongue,
            and hands that shed innocent blood….” Prov 6:16,17

            And you are correct, the Lord God forces no one to choose eternity with Him. So no one can blame anyone but himself for where he spends his eternity.

          • Jackson521

            Those are profound words: but that doesn’t change the fact that many people believe them to be written only by men, and those people have rights in our nation just as you do.

          • Dmember

            Jackson…yes, God inspired the words of all the men who wrote those words in the Bible. That’s why it’s called God’s Word and the Holy Bible.

            “All scripture is given by inspiration of God, and is profitable for doctrine, for reproof, for correction, for instruction in righteousness:”
            2 Timothy 3:16

            As for ‘rights’….oftentimes man’s laws are opposed to the laws of God. That’s nothing new. But you get to choose whose laws you will follow, the good laws or the evil laws. Your choice (and mine) represents who we have chosen to worship, God or Satan.

          • Jackson521

            By that logic: could you admit that it is plausible that someone could state that their word was inspired by god; when in fact it was motivated by other things?

          • Dmember

            Jackson….many have claimed their word was/is inspired by God, but the only way to test that is against the Scriptures (Acts 17:10-12). If for example a man tells you that God told him the world would end tomorrow, you must, according to the guidance of God in His Word (above), see if that’s what the Bible says. If not, then you cannot be sure of the truth of his statement. So if we know our Bible well, we can never be fooled by all the new ‘prophets’ of today.

          • Jackson521

            Well what proves that the bible wasn’t just men saying they were inspired by god? I Understand that a lot of people say they have faith that it is the word of god, so can you at least understand why some people are skeptical?

            When I was 7 years old I asked my dad how we could possibly know if the bible was true and he said that faith is how you know, but even if it isn’t true its a great way to live your life by.

          • Dmember

            Jackson…if this is too long, you’ll have to click on ‘More’ at the bottom.

            I will assume that you and I can agree that the truth is the opposite of lies. So first, look at your Dads last phrase, “…even if it [the Bible] isn’t true its a great way to live your life by.” Is it true that living by lies is a great way to live your life? Of course not. And I don’t think your Dad would give you that kind of advice. So I think he was rather trying to say, “Believe it or not, it’s a great way to live your life.” (Because truth is good whether or not you choose to believe it.)

            Yes, I can understand why some people are skeptical about the Bible being true. That’s called doubt, and it’s the opposite of faith/belief. So what they need to do is look for the truth. After all, the Bible promises that if you ‘ shall find’. (Matt 7:7)

            Jesus called himself ‘the truth’ (John 14:6). Pilate asked Jesus, “What is truth”, then immediately went out and said to the people, “I find no fault in this man”. So Pilate at least correctly concluded that the truth is without fault (lies). Jesus is also called ‘the Word’ (John 1:1), ‘the Word made flesh’ (John 1:14), and his name is called ‘The Word of God’ (Rev 19:13). So the way I know the Bible is the truth? Because I find no fault (lies) in either it (the Word of God) or him (Jesus).

            All of us are given the truth and all of us have a choice to believe it or not. So I would suggest that you seek the truth in the Word of God and see if you find it there.

            The Bible claims that Jesus is the author and finisher of our faith. (Heb 12:2) And it’s true, the Word of God is our faith (what Christians believe). And God has given us all a free will choice to believe in him (Jesus…John 1:1) and his Word (the truth) or not.

            Is there a way to get your email address so we can discuss this more elsewhere?

          • Jackson521

            There are holes in your proposed statement: Truth is in fact the opposite of lies, but extrapolating that to the bible’s plausibility fails to pass a few logical tests. For one; My father is also human so therefore he is susceptible to the same errors that I stated the bible’s authors were. 2nd, the content of the bible is so vast that to say it is all either fact or fiction is illogical: For instance the textual criticism that exists between different gospels. 3rd and most importantly: the bible was written in Aramaic and Greek then translated a half dozen times before it became the version we see today, barring the unlikely event that every translator was assisted by God; that would indicate to me that the original messages have been altered.

            Now these authors of the entire bible; not just the gospels, were operating in a time before modern science. Meaning that they had no basis for their understanding of natural events, and did not have to adhere to the standards of accuracy and honesty that we do today. My question is; what was special about those people in that time that they would have such a frequent interaction with God when today there is not. You might say that God had already set his framework and laws, i would contend that the humans of ancient times were quick to point to god for answers to questions.

            It is human nature to want to feel special and to want to believe your life has meaning; people find that meaning in different ways. I think that when you look to God for all the answers that they do so to take themselves out of the equation of reasoning and happiness. It is difficult to comprehend the reasons for your problems or even your successes, but if you blame God for all of them; that’s easy.
            It is easy to say; Well that’s just what god intended, but hard to analyze it further. My feeling is that God, faith, and religion are all part of the equation to a good and meaningful life, but there are many other parts that are all too often ignored in favor of the others.

            I know the compelling arguments you will levy at me here; that there is nothing to gain by not believing and an eternity of happiness to gain if you do believe, the proof in scripture that I am wrong, the proof that there are still interactions with God and people today. Well my biggest problem is with those who are certain (that goes for any issue). Certainty, to me is a fools virtue. There is always room for doubt, reflection, and new understandings, so when people tell me they are certain of an afterlife, certain that the bible is fact, and certain that all humans are born with original sin; that is an indication to me that this person took logic out of their equation and simply accepted an easy truth.

          • Dmember

            Jackson…it looks like you are trying your best to prove my God a liar. So I suppose this verse fits you to a tee…1 John 5:10 “He that believeth on the Son of God hath the witness in himself: he that believeth not God hath made him a liar; because he believeth not the record that God gave of his Son.”

            I firmly believe that God has given you a choice to make him a liar if you want, so do it and don’t worry, be happy, just let your soul rest in your own version of the truth. But accusing Bible believers of being unreasonable as they quote Scripture for proofs, well, that’s just calling God another bad name, making him an unreasonable liar in your mind.

            You totally misunderstood what I said about your Dad. I never said he was perfect, in fact I said I think he misstated that comment to you, if he indeed told you that living your life by lies was a good thing (which you said he did).

            So you think ‘today’ we have standards of accuracy and honesty that they didn’t have in the Bible writing times? LOL (For God’s sake, where do you think people with high standards of accuracy and honesty get them?)

            You made a point ‘for me’ when you said those Bible writers could have had no understanding of natural events. Exactly my point. They needed no perfect understanding of what God told them because God is the one who has perfect understanding of natural events. He is the Creator, you know. And they wrote down God’s truth. And I do suppose they did ask God about things. What’s so unusual about that? Do you have perfect understanding of all things?

            You come across very strong and hell-bent on rejecting Christianity. So again, I will say for the last time I hope…that God gives us all that choice, (that’s how he separates the wheat from the chaff) so you can freely speak against the God of the Bible while I go on speaking freely in his favor. I’m sorry you have still not found the way to get any answers. Or rather should I say, I’m sorry that you have rejected the way.

          • Jackson521

            You are completely missing my point: I quite clearly stated that I was skeptical of the Men who are passing theire words off as gods words. When you reference scripture repeatedly you are proving my point that buying into something 100% takes logic out of the equation. e can agree to disagree at this time but know that I don’t think you are a bad person for believing in the bible despite your feelings towards me for not accepting it as truth.

          • Dmember

            Jackson….The Bible at Hebrews 12:2 says that Jesus is “the author and finisher of our faith” It is finished. Our faith was written in the Bible. If you asked me what my faith is, I could actually just hand you my Bible and say this is it, read it. So if you’re talking about men who call themselves prophets and tell us God is revealing new prophecies to them, you can know they’re liars. But I must admit they have a lot of followers, people who love having their ears tickled.

            If you believe that people who quote the Bible 100% of the time are being ‘unreasonable’, then pray tell, who do you think is more reasonable than God? Frankly, I quote Scripture because God is the only One who can defend what I say. Why do you want to go to other sources but God to find truth? Why would anyone do that? It has to be because they think God is a liar.

          • Jackson521

            How can i state this more plainly: GOD DID NOT WRITE THE BIBLE, HUMANS DID. To say that “prophets” today lack credibility, but prophets of the bible are certainly credible is illogical. Certainty on a matter that happened 2,000 years ago is preposterous and unreasonable.

          • Dmember

            Jackson….you’re just strengthening my point. Where Christianity is concerned, you are an unbeliever whereas I’m a believer. Hence, you have no way to know who is telling you the truth, but I know every time, because I have the truth (Bible) to check against whatever any man says. God inspired every word of the Bible writers, Jesus himself being the author (and finisher) of our faith (the Bible).

            “All scripture is given by inspiration of God, and is profitable for doctrine, for reproof, for correction, for instruction in righteousness:” (2 Timothy 3:16)

            I believe it, you don’t. What’s your beef?

          • Jackson521

            As I’ve said again and again: I don’t harbor any ill feelings towards you for believing regardless of the conventional belief that I am a blaspheming, non believing, godless man doomed to hell fire unless I believe what you do…

            Also, doesn’t it seem convenient to put a line in the book you are writing that says the book is credible and gods law … i bet you scoff at Mormons or scientologist s for their beliefs, but fail to scrutinize the factuality of your own.

          • Dmember

            Jackson… First, I’ve never accused you of harboring ill feeling against me because of my faith so please quit repeating yourself. Also, as I understand it, you have refused the free gift of the gospel offer by Jesus of eternal life with him so what more is there to say?

            The truth of the Bible speaks for itself and can answer for itself, so there is no need for you to further harass Bible believers. What is it you find so hard about just going your own way and leaving others alone?

          • Jackson521

            I guess you need to pause from basking in your self righteousness and actually read the posts you and I write: you asked what my “beef” was, I stated much more elequently I’ll add, that I harbor no Ill will despite your belief that im doomed to burn in hell for not buying into your convenient truth.

            Further you repeatedly refuse to answer my questions with anything but statements from a book I’ve told you I don’t hold in the same regard as you. If yours truly was the correct logical and moral stance, I would imagine you could draw from many areas to sustain your point. I’ve tried to have a constructive conversation in the hope of hearing some logical argument to back up your claims that god doesn’t like abortion, but you are yet to produce any.this will be my last post to you, I’m sure you’ll need to get the last word in, but know first that I have read the bible, I have atudie the bible, and that while I believe in god I’m capable of putting the book into modern context to understand the difference between the message and the misunderstanding of the time. If knowing that the earth has been here for more than 6400 years and that evolution is an undeniable fact cause me to go to hell in your religion then I will certainly call your religion wrong and unreasonable.

            I haven’t refused the gift of eternal life, I’m telling you that this is an idea that was created by your religion.

          • Dmember

            Jackson…if you think that knowing the earth has existed for more than 6,000 years will keep you out of hell, then you’re nuttier than a fruitcake. But I still think you’re hell-bent on going there. So I’ll just say it again, ad nauseum…it’s all up to you. Go where you want. It’s your choice.

            As for your needing evidence that my God doesn’t like abortion, you reject the verse where God says he hates hands that shed innocent blood (Prov 6:16,17). So go believe what your false god tells you instead. Your choice.

            And lastly, you resort to insults, but that’s your choice too. I would only suggest that you start taking your arguments up with God, and leave his believers alone. I can’t think of one single person that’s trying to stand in your hell-bound way.

    • Tyler Marchand

      YOU ARE SOMEONE!! We all are and its time the American people wake up and realize what is happening in this country and do something about it. Our founding fathers once fought and died to create this country so that future generations could live without the oppressive government they faced. Yet now, we have allowed our government to go too far and we have done nothing. We are spitting on their graves if we dont do something and how dare any of us call ourselves “American” if we lie down and refuse to act. Being American to me means you are willing to fight for freedom and to be proud of America. I dont feel very proud of America right now but i know that we are not a weak people. I know that there is still a reason im proud to be American and the time to show it is now.

      • Dmember

        Tyler, you keep saying that ‘we’ need to Do Something! Well by golly, do it! (Have you even got a plan?)

  • Charm4sure

    Obama will just ignore the impeachment. Holder was impeached and continues to operate as usual. The GOP is busy fighting the Tea Party and not interested in fighting Obama. Why not do like the teachers union when they have a child molesting teacher ie, put him in a room where he can’t do any more harm?

    • Alexander Scipio

      Holder was not impeached. Some charges were filed or posted – but no impeachment action was taken.

      • Charm4sure

        Thanks for the correction.

    • Fabj

      Another political voice with no knowledge of politics. Do us a favor and visit a library.

  • rmd_nyu

    I’m sorry, but your title: “Forbes flat-out calls for Obama’s impeachment, and their argument is very compelling” is misleading and incorrect. I would correct it in an effort to recapture any credibility you once may have had. Please note that states that “The author is a Forbes contributor. The opinions expressed are those of the writer.” This is on the very article you point to…

  • rhf1796

    Everything in this piece is right-on. However, in this time of massive corruption and deceit in our politics and in our business communities, I would simply suggest that this website remain pure and true to what’s right. It is NOT right to print someone’s written article without giving them complete credit for it. I wondered if the headline referred to Steve Forbes, or his magazine, or, really, who or what. After searching, I found this article. I also found that it was authored by M. Northrup Buechner, Associate Professor of Economics at St. Johns University, New York. He entitled it, “Obama’s Disdain for the Constitution Means We Risk Losing Our Republic.” I think you need to fix this right away. It is now making its rounds on FaceBook. Let’s not give the KoolAid drinkers any more points to employ as distractions from the real issues we face.

  • VictorLandry

    Acting on Obama’s precedent of ignoring the Constitution and Reid’s “nuclear option,” could the Senate, by a simple majority, vote to impeach Obama? They would not be doing anything the Democrats haven’t, already, done.

  • Alexander Scipio

    Look – Nixon impounded money appropriated for something of which he did not approve. Congress filed – and won – a Separation of Powers lawsuit. Obama has violated the Separation of Powers of the Constitution on DOMA, DREAM and the multiple waivers and delays of Obamacare. But has Congress, has Boenher, has McConnell, filed even ONE Sep Powers suit at SCOTUS? Nope. Congress has much more than just the power of the purse to rein-in this imp[erial prez. As long as the GOP refuses to use the Rule of Law to protect the Rule of Law, the Statist anti-liberty crowd will continue to win. It’s that simple: Congress must do its job to protect Article 1; If they don’t – the Republic is over. Period.

  • Dextro

    Great post! However, the part where you said that a guy in a college who asked a girl out on a date would be considered sexual harassment by their new definition doesn’t make sense at all. (“any unwelcome conduct of a sexual nature,” including “verbal conduct,”) How is asking someone on a date an action with a sexual nature? Sure a lot of dates may end up with a bit of boinkage (lol), but the date itself isn’t a sexual act.. o.O

  • Mikey Gonebad

    While the impeachment of Barry sounds all well and good at face value, it moves a more zionist-war-compliant stooge (Biden) into the oval office…which is the entire REAL reason for the impeachment. Who will gain? Answer: The war-mongering Israeli dual-citizens who run the US ZOG.

  • max freeman

    the president has no authority and congress has no authority to enter into civil or criminal actions in the several states or pass laws for the several states, don’t believe it? read the Federalists paper # 17 by Hamilton where he tells no civil or criminal actions, and read the U.S. Constitution where the Feds are delegated their powers and read they can only pass legislation for Wash. D.C. and the territorys OWNED by the Feds. So, first look at the foundation and see it’s all fruad. Watch immafreemann’s channel on youtube.

    • Undernocircumstance

      Unfortunately, Max, I’m not sure I understand your post. Are you saying the president cant by any means possible over step the Constitution of these here United States because he has no authority, no power? My confusion comes from witnessing the president whole heartedly ignore the constitution and cross his boundaries of authority by changing laws without going through any process of legislation. If you aren’t saying this then I apologize. The issue is what are his boundaries ‘now’ that he has crossed them and nothing is being done? Do I want his side-kick in the seat? NO! He is not at all innocent of any of this, he is allowing the president to consciously break the law .

  • abbybwood

    Just wait until he slips the TPP through….

    The entire treaty is being negotiated in secret. Try to get a copy of it.

    I’ll give you a hint: It will not be in the best interests of the American People.

  • Fit Forpost

    Benjamin Franklin was asked what form of government had been created. “A republic,” he replied, “if you can keep it.”

    The President says if you like your republic you can keep your republic. Period.

    • Undernocircumstance

      ‘REALLY’???!!!! You have to be kidding right? This was a smart remark right, because then its kinda funny. If not, then it doesn’t make any sense, but is a great dream.


    “Their ideal is egalitarianism, the notion that no one should be any better, higher, or richer than anyone else.” Well, that obviously does not include the president, Oh, I forgot, the “Ruling Elite” are exempted from that concept…..We’re turning into North Korea then….

    • John Beasley

      “Some are more equal than others.” — George Orwell from his book Animal Farm

    • allshallpass

      Of course Obama doesn’t believe in such an ideal. It’s just wingnut bullshit.

  • MMinCC

    If only.

    For all but a few in Congress, they’re a gutless bunch of cowards-you can air mail any hopes of reality to the next dimension-maybe there are some spines over there but there’s a dearth of them here.

  • allshallpass

    Goddamn the idiots who are manipulated by disingenuous GOPropaganda like this are ruining this country. The GOP vase is so fin stupid.

    • DoseOfReality

      Come talk to me when there is a republican President using Obama’s actions as a precedent to ignore or change laws he or she does not like. You seriously are familiar with fkn stupid because you look at it in the mirror every morning after you wake up.

      • Jackson521

        Patriot Act: Lets talk

        • DoseOfReality

          You missed my point entirely.

          • Jackson521

            and you can’t argue with mine: why allow ourselves to be divided. That is a tool for control, why can’t we agree that there is a system wide problem and go from there.

  • Steve Sykes

    I wholeheartedly support near-term removal of Obama from office. But – of the the next four officials in the line of Presidential Succession, at least three are pretty much worthless: Biden, Boehner, and Kerry are all little better than Obama – with Patrick Leahy (third in line) as the only remotely acceptable temporary alternative.

    America is truly and goodly f#@$&d. It is a fish rotting from the head down.

    Better to hold a constitutional convention, and start over.

  • zoeusa

    We all know this, we are all aware of this, this article is simply reiterating past arguments. Action is needed not repetitiously expressing disdain for Mr. Obama’s abominable disrespect for We the People’s Constitution. Take this article to your Congressman and insist that he/she promptly take action against Mr. Obama who is trying to govern the U.S. like a Communist. Indictment would have better consequences rather than impeachment. We the People want him out of office for lying and not upholding his oath to our Constitution. This must be promptly acted upon as every minute is crucial for We the People’s democracy.

  • Virginia Baldwin

    Congress is on the dole, they will not impeach Obama.

  • Baret Lyon

    Can someone post the link to original document?

  • Aly Palermo

    But what can I do about it? I am just a middle class, stay at home mom. I can’t go march on Washington and picket, I have responsibilities here. My daughter needs me here. I can’t run off and fight in a militia that some comments have suggested. I own a BB gun that I’ve shot twice. I accidentally killed a frog and cried. Calling my representative and voting feels super sheeple. I’ve done that and the nation is still in this mess. I’m just one of the crowd crying wolf but nobody hears me because all I’m doing is posting articles on my Facebook and reading things thinking “ya! Someone should do that!”
    But what can I do that will actually change anything ever?!

  • Calvin

    ya lets just focus on obama and forget that we have had the least productive congress in the history of our government. In fact the republicans have made a point to disagree with any bill Obama has brought them in the past even if they agreed with it. Stop pointing fingers like this little shit that wrote the article and start talking sense. Obama is the last dude I’m worried about trying to take “full control” of our nation and it is the least of our problems right now.

  • Thorkim

    Amen and amen. Get it done now!

  • gharg

    All because he is not an American. Now that it is known they are powerless to go back and repeal everything this illegal administration has done.

  • Jackson521

    Seems like rederick attacking rhetoric to me. What I’ve found is that most of us (on both sides of the party lines) know or feel there is a looming problem in our world, that we agree on, but what the Major parties attempt to do (quite successfully) is divide us up into neat demographics. Oh he is a member of the FFA, he’ll vote republican, shes a women’s rights activist; she’ll vote democrat…. What we need to realize is the problem is much bigger than Obama. Judging from the other comments, I don’t need to explain whats wrong with him, but do you believe that John McCain, The Koch Brothers (AKA the Tea Party), or Michelle Bachman have our best interests in mind?

    Also, for all you “Lets get back to the Constitution” folks; that’s a cop out that’s easy to say, but preposterous to achieve. In our Declaration of Independence, it states “We hold these truths to be self evident, that all MEN ARE CREATED EQUAL, that they are endowed by their creator with certain unalienable rights, that among these are; Life, Liberty, and the Pursuit of Happiness.” Our founding fathers signed that, then went home to their wives: who were not equal to them in the eyes of the nation until 1920, and some went home to their slaves; which only counted as 3/5s of a person as of 1787.

    Just think about the whole picture; we spend nearly 700 billion a year in defense programs, and the Iraq War will have cost tax payers 6 trillion dollars when its all said and done. I’m absolutely in agreement that the affordable health care act is a mess, and a waste of money, tax stimulus checks were ridiculous, and the “too big to fail” tag is a travesty, but they aren’t the only issues.