Skip to comments.Obama impeachment a possibility, says Ron Paul
Posted on 10/04/2011 12:22:48 PM PDT by traviskicks
Ron Paul said Monday that President Barack Obamas targeted killing of Anwar al-Awlaki might be an impeachable offense.
Asked at a Manchester, N.H. town hall meeting about last weeks killing of the American-born Al Qaeda leader, the Texas congressman said impeachment would be possible, but that he wants to know more about how the administration flouted the law.
Paul called the killing a movement toward tyranny.
I put responsibility on the president because this is obviously a step in the wrong direction, Paul said. We have just totally disrespected the Constitution.
The comments once again put Paul at odds with his Republican rivals over foreign policy and the war on terror in the latest indication of how his foreign policy views stray far from Republican orthodoxy even in a GOP thats taken on an increasingly isolationist bent. Candidates like Michele Bachmann and Mitt Romney who included the president in a list of people he commended in a statement released Friday have generally been supportive of the killing. No one else in the field has spoken out against it.
But Pauls stuck with the civil libertarians whove criticized the targeted killing of an American citizen without public due process.
Paul, speaking at the University of New Hampshires Manchester campus as part of a brief swing through the state, also made another pitch for eliminating the federal income tax.
If our lives and our liberty are our own, we ought to be able to keep the fruits of our labor, he said.
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Oba,a probably wants an easy way out
An Obama impeachement seems much more likely over Operation Fast and Furious rather than “illegally” killing a self-confessed enemy combatant.
USC 8 Sec. 1841. It’s on everyone’s Passport. You take up arms against the United States or serve in the Command Structure of those who do and your relinquish your citizenship.
It will never happen.
Republicans will never dare, and the Democrats have no reason.
The Roman nightwatch would have been more likely to arrest Caligula than the Republican machine impeach Obama.
Honestly, if a police officer shoots and kills a US citizen, there is an investigation into whether or not the use of deadly force was warranted. It seems to me that it would be too easy for absolutely nothing significant to come of this.
Can you imagine if Bush did this? Heck, Clinton and Reno murdered 80+ people in Waco and Obama orders the murder of a US (arguably)citizen. No uproar. Bush ordered wiretaps on out of country originated communications from suspected terrorists and he got excoriated. Liberals...
And Ron Paul has a snowball’s chance of becoming president.
And Bill Clinton really “didn’t have sex with that woman.”
And Barack Obama’s two birth certificates are real.
Several THOUSANDS of Americans were killed duting the Civil War when Abraham Lincoln was President.
Silly John Wilkes Booth! He should have tried impeaching Lincoln for all those un-Constitutional killings!
And THAT really would have saved the South!
Saved the South for what? ;-)
Paul will never introduce articles of impeachment.
The death figures from the Civil War vary from around 618,000 to as many as 700,000. Several thousands hits way short of the mark.
King Barry will never be impeached. The political will does not exist.
I think the majority of Dems would have been happy if Bush had succeeded in getting Bin Laden. How many Republicans are unhappy that Obama got him and 2 or 3 other really bad guys? Of course, they would much rather it had been a Republican who did it, but bad-dead is a win for all.
My thinking, too. When are they going to burn Obama in efigy in the muzzie countries??
...but then, he’s a nuts.
All the things that The Won has done that are potentially impeachable offenses...and America’s Crazy Uncle wants to string him up for ventilating a known terrorist who renounced his American citizenship when he went to work for al-Qaeda anyway. And Paulestinians wonder why more people don’t take Ron Paul seriously?
An Obama impeachement seems much more likely over Operation Fast and Furious rather than illegally killing a self-confessed enemy combatant.
I will be shocked if even Eric Holder is brought down for “F&F”. It will never reach Obama himself.
In fact, these drone killings are the only thing I applaud Obama for doing. I would actually like to see these expanded through Mexican authority surrogates to include drug cartel members. I would include Hugo Chavez in that, but it looks as if more natural causes may suffice, however slowly.
Bingo - just the legalese I was looking for.
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