Sarah Palin continued her onslaught against President Obama, delivering another call for the President’s impeachment at the 2014 Western Conservative Summit in Denver today. The event was attended by 2,500 conservative activists. Palin told a cheering crowd that: “These days you hear all of these politicians, they denounce Barack Obama, saying he’s a lawless imperial and ignores court orders and changes laws by fiat and refuses to enforce laws he just doesn’t like. That’s true. Hey politicians, what are you going to do about it?” She continued to wild ovations from the crowd: “If Obama won’t do his job and enforce the borders then it’s not immigration, it’s invasion. We’re not going to dethrone God and substitute Him with someone who wants to play God.” She told the crowd that in order to “save the Republic,” the people must “have the guts to talk about impeachment.”
The impeachment demand is resonating around the country in venues small and large. The four candidates vying for the Republican Congressional nomination to fill the seat being vacated by retiring Rep. Tom Petri (R) all came out for Obama’s impeachment during a campaign debate in Cedarsburg, Wisc. this week. Each candidate in turn cited specific impeachable crimes that Obama has already committed, from the Benghazi coverup, the IRS targeting, the NSA spying to the Libya war. All four of the contenders pledged that if elected, they would support and vote for impeachment. This is no isolated incident. The groundswell for impeachment continues to grow, in the wake of the several statements by Sarah Palin, which triggered a firestorm inside the Republican Party.
According to one well-placed Washington source, with close ties to the Republican National Committee, the Rasmussen poll of last week, showing that 34% of likely voters favor impeaching Obama, was a shock. At no point prior to his resignation did Nixon’s polls show such a high demand.
This week, the House Rules Committee will likely vote on the resolution for authorization of funds to carry out the lawsuit against Obama. The resolution by a dozen conservative Republican House Members for Obama to be “condemned” for Constitutional violations is another prelude to impeachment, as is the House Concurrent Resolution 105 by Representatives Walter Jones, Jim McGovern and Barbara Lee, demanding a full House debate and vote on a withdrawal of all American forces from Iraq within 30 days, except those assigned to defend American diplomats and facilities, is being pushed to a floor debate sometime between July 29-31.
This week, Aaron Klein wrote in World Net Daily under the headline “Impeach Obama? Presidency Likely Illegal,” beginning, “One central point seems to be missing from the national conversation about impeaching President Obama for illegal violations of the Constitution. When Obama was first proposed as a presidential candidate in 2007, the nation failed to have a meaningful debate concerning the serious constitutional issue of electing someone whose father was not a U.S. citizen.” Klein emphasized that this has nothing to do with where Obama was born, so this is not a “birther” issue. It is a fundamental constitutional issue that all Presidents must be “natural born,” implying that both parents must be American citizens. However, as Klein points out, the term “natural born” was never defined in the Constitution, or in the debates surrounding the Constitution. He quotes from Rep. John Bingham, a framer of the Fourteenth Amendment, addressing the House on March 9, 1866: “I find no fault with the introductory clause (S. 61 bill) which is simply declaratory of what is written in the Constitution, that every human being born within the jurisdiction of the United States of parents not owing allegiance to any foreign sovereignty is, in the language of your Constitution itself, a natural born citizen.” Ironically, Klein points out, on April 30, 2008, the Senate passed a non-binding resolution, supported by then-Senator Obama, declaring John McCain a “natural born citizen” under Article II, Section 1 of the Constitution, because he was born of two American parents even though his birth took place in the Panama Canal Zone.
The impeachment issue and the issue of the illegitimacy of the entire Obama Presidency is hot. The momentum is there for Obama’s removal before Congress leaves town. This is at the heart of LaRouchePAC’s mission in the coming two weeks.