Libertarians Seek Impeachment of President

MONTEREY — The Central Committee of the Libertarian Party of Monterey
County recently passed a resolution encouraging members of the House of
Representatives to impeach President Barack Obama. The organization
contends Obama should be impeached for waging war in Libya without any
act of Congress. The use of force in Afghanistan and Iraq did receive
approval from Congress, but not in Libya. Obama’s action is an
outrageous violation of the U.S. Constitution.

Lawrence Samuels, Chairman of the Libertarian Party of Monterey County,
said the resolution also criticized President Obama for signing into law
the National Defense Authorization Act which allows the President the
power to indefinitely detain, without charges or trial, via the U.S.
Military armed forces, any person on U.S. soil who is suspected of
associating with or aiding any terrorist organization.

The resolution, which passed unanimously, said that the National Defense
Authorization Act “is a clear violation of the 6th Amendment and Article
I, Section 9, clause 2, of the Constitution which demands that every
citizen has the right to the English common law procedure of /habeas
corpus./ This law puts every citizen at risk.”

The resolution also states that “President Obama has expanded President
Bush’s policy whereby the US government can assassinate US citizens in
foreign lands for suspicion of terrorist activity, without any due
process or a charge.”

Samuels said he does not discriminate between the two major political
parties. In 2007, he organized the “Impeach Bush and Cheney Rally” in
Monterey to protest President Bush’s policies of war, rendition and
torture. Samuels is also an active member of the Peace Coalition of
Monterey County and has spearheaded a number of its anti-war protests.

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*Resolution to Impeach President Obama*

*Whereas:*President Obama waged war in Libya without any act of
Congress. The use of force in Afghanistan and Iraq did receive approval
from Congress, but not in Libya. Obama’s action is an outrageous
violation of the U.S. Constitution (Article I, Section 8).

*Whereas:*President Obama signed into law the National Defense
Authorization Act that allows the President the power to indefinitely
detain without charges or trial, via the custody of U.S. Military armed
forces, any person on U.S. soil who is suspected of associating with or
aiding any terrorist organization. This is a clear violation of the 6th
Amendment and of Article I, Section 9, clause 2, of the Constitution
which demands that every citizen has the right to the English common law
procedure of /habeas corpus/. This law puts every citizen at risk.

*Whereas:*President Obama has expanded President Bush’s policy whereby
the US government can assassinate US citizens in foreign lands for
suspicion of terrorist activity, without any due process or a charge.
Obama has ordered a number of U.S. citizens killed, acting as if he were
judge, jury and executioner. The /New York Times/ noted that “it is
extremely rare, if not unprecedented, for an American to be approved for
targeted killing.”

*Therefore be it Resolved*: The Central Committee of the Libertarian
Party of Monterey County encourages members of the House of
Representative to impeach President Obama.

/Resolution passed: Feb. 21, 2012 at the annual meeting of the
Libertarian Party of Monterey County./

 

Freedom1776.com <http://www.Freedom1776.com>*

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*Monterey County is in California

5 thoughts on “Libertarians Seek Impeachment of President

  1. Jill Pyeatt Post author

    I agree also, AH and DWP. If we had stopped Cheney and Bush or made them otherwise accountable, I don’t think things would be as bad as they are today in this country.

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