|This article appears in the November 11, 2011 issue of Executive Intelligence Review.
Toward a Bill of Impeachment
of Barack Hussein Obama
by Nancy Spannaus
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Nov. 7Barack Hussein Obama, currently holding the office of President of the United States, represents a clear and present danger to the People of the United States. His specific violations of our Constitution, in addition to his actions in furtherance of conspiracies to commit further heinous crimes, make him eligible for immediate impeachment, and removal from office.
In fact, if these measures are not pursued immediately, the damage to the United States and its citizens, and humanity as a whole, could be irreparableincluding through the provocation of nuclear war.
Those who argue that this President's misconduct has not risen to the Constitutional level of "treason, bribery, or other high crimes and misdemeanors," are either delusional, or incorrigibly corrupt. Obama's offenses have already gone far beyond those of President Richard M. Nixon, whose bills of impeachment recounted how he had "acted in a manner contrary to his trust as President and subversive of constitutional government, to the great prejudice of the cause of law and justice and to the manifest injury of the people of the United States."
Prestigious lawyers, including Bruce Fein and Professor Francis Boyle, have already stepped forward to offer their services in drafting bills of impeachment against Obama. It is a matter of utmost urgency that leading political circles, as well as the U.S. population, take the necessary action to get Congress to act.
We hereby provide a draft outline for a formal Bill of Impeachment. (For more elaboration on the Conspiracy counts, see EIR's previous coverage). It's your responsibility to join us in getting the process going now.
Violation of the Constitutional provision that Congress has the unique responsibility to declare war, as well as of the 1973 War Powers Resolution
Article I, Section 8, of the U.S. Constitution grants to the Congress the power "to declare war, grant letters of marque and reprisal, and make rules concerning captures on land and water." Reports on the discussions in the Constitutional convention reveal that the Founders were particularly concerned that the ability to be able to declare war not be lodged exclusively in the Executive, as it was in British monarchy.
Yet, in violation of this Article, and of the procedure set up under the War Powers Resolution of 1973 for notification of the Congress, and obtaining its subsequent approval, President Barack Obama went ahead with a war against the nation of Libya in March of 2011. While Obama notified the Congress of the action, no vote of approval was ever sought, or obtained.
Nor did the President's commitment of military forces in Libya ever conform to conditions set forward in the War Powers Resolution, including self-defense. In fact, the whole operation has been ultimately shown to have been a preemptive aggressive war in pursuit of regime change, as explicitly condemned as a war crime by the post-World War II Nuremberg Tribunal.
For these High Crimes and Misdemeanors, and before he applies this 'precedent' again, Barack Obama must be impeached.
Violation of the Fifth Amendment to the U.S. Constitution
The Fifth Amendment to the U.S. Constitution declares that no person shall "be deprived of life, liberty, or property, without due process of law."
President Barack Obama has violated this provision of the Constitution flagrantly, with the avowed assassination of at least three American citizens, Anwar Al-Awlaki, his 16-year-old son, and Samir Khan, without benefit of due process of law. Indeed, the death warrants against these individuals were effectively signed in secret, in a committee which is overseen directly by the President.
It is highly likely that other American citizens have also been summarily executed in like fashion, through the President-sanctioned program of deploying drones against individuals alleged to be "terrorists," who were hit while in the company of other unknown persons. At least one report has been leaked about U.S. soldiers in Afghanistan having been killed in such a way.
For these High Crimes and Misdemeanors, and before more such extra-judicial executions take place, Barack Obama must be impeached.
Violation of the Fourth Amendment to the U.S. Constitution
The Fourth Amendment to the U.S. Constitution declares that the "right of the people to be secure in their persons, houses, papers, and effects, against unreasonable searches and seizures," shall not be violated, and no warrants shall issue, but upon probable cause, supported by oath or affirmation, and particularly describing the place to be searched, and the persons or things to be seized."
President Barack Obama has violated this provision of the U.S. Constitution by continuing, and even expanding, the Bush/Cheney Administration's program of warrantless interception by the National Security Agency of the electronic communications of millions of Americans
For this High Crime and Misdemeanor, Barack Obama should be impeached.
Conspiracy to commit Crimes Against Humanity
In 1946 the United States subscribed to the definition of Crimes Against Humanity utilized by the Nuremberg Military Tribunal, which read as follows:
"... murder, extermination, enslavement, deportation, and other inhumane acts committed against any civilian population ... whether or not in violation of the domestic law of the country where perpetrated." This standard was applied to medical care, with the inclusion of "systematic under-nutrition" and "inadequate provision of surgical and medical services."
President Barack Obama, through his promotion of a health care "reform" which explicitly calls for cutting the cost of medical care by either denying services, pricing them in such a way as to reduce their usage, or penalizing "overutilization," has conspired to carry out mass murder through the denial of medical care to those considered to have "lives not worthy to be lived." The standard of "know or should have known," also coined in the trials of the Nuremberg Tribunal, applies strictly in this case.
In addition to denying care, through non-payment, for certain categories of the populationespecially the elderly and poor who are enrolled in Medicare and MedicaidObamacare is reducing rembursements to medical and surgical facilities, as well as physicians, with the predictable result of denying medical services to a population in need.
For his action to commit these Crimes against Humanity, Barack Obama must be impeached.
Conspiracy to violate the separation of powers provision of the U.S. Constitution
Title I, Section 7 of the U.S. Constitution, mandates that "all bills for raising revenue shall originate in the House of Representatives." Section 8 declares that the Congress shall have power to lay and collect taxes, duties, imposts and excises, to pay the debts and provide for the common defense and general welfare of the United States."
Despite this mandate, President Obama has taken the powers of the Hitlerian Unitary Executive, to pre-empt the powers of the Congress in economic policy, on behalf of imposing fascist austerity measures. The most recent and flagrant example is the so-called Budget Control Act, which sets up a Super-Congress to usurp the powers of the House over economic policy, even denying Congress the ability to amend decisions made by a committee of 12 (along with Obama).
The establishment of the Super-Congress follows the same pattern of usurpation Obama pioneered with his proposal for an Independent Payment Advisory Board (IPAB) to dictate the terms for what medical procedures are to be covered, and what they should cost. In the name of "removing decisions from politics," Obama would prevent Congress from defending the general welfare, and implement policies like those carried out by Adolf Hitler's "non-political" panel of experts at Tiergarten-4, the center of the 1939-41 Nazi euthanasia program that resulted in the mass death of the disabled and elderly.
For this High Crime, Barack Obama must be impeached.
Conspiracy to Commit the United States to an international genocide policy
Under the principles developed by the U.S.-initiated and supported Nuremberg Military Tribunal after World War II, genocide was determined to be a Crime Against Humanity. Among the measures determined to lead to genocide was population reduction, no matter under what pretext and critera it was carried out.
President Barack Obama, by wholeheartedly embracing the Green genocide agenda of low-technology and depopulation which was promoted by the British monarchy at the 2009 Copenhagen Climate Summit, has conspired with that monarchy and its agents to carry out genocide against large sections of the world's population. He has simultaneously acted to sabotage the life-saving scientific capacities of the United States, including by cancelling the manned space program, and refusing to fund life-saving satellite remote-sensing programs required in today's intensified extreme weather eventsactions which will inevitably lead to accelerated death rates among the world's population, within the United States and out.
For this High Crime, Barack Obama must be impeached.
Conspiracy to destroy the sovereignty of the United States
Article III, Section 3, of the U.S. Constitution defines treason against the United States as "only in levying war against them, or in adhering to their enemies, giving them aid and comfort." President Barack Obama meets that standard, by acting to cede U.S. sovereign powers to institutions loyal to the British Empire, and supranational institutions such as the International Monetary Fund.
As early as April 2009, Obama agreed to IMF demands to expand Special Drawing Rights (SDRs), as a means of strengthening the IMF, and de facto, weakening the U.S. dollar. Obama has also continued the Bush Administration's massive looting of taxpayer dollars to be sent into the bottom-less bit of the international financial institutions, including, but not limited, to the Royal Bank of Scotland, and other Inter-Alpha banks, thus indebting U.S. citizens in support of institutions dedicated to destroying the Constitution of the United States.
For this high crime, bordering on treason, Barack Obama must be impeached.