By Doug Newman
I have been a huge supporter of yours since the early 1990s, long before most people even knew who you were. I worked on your 2008 campaign in Colorado and I am honored to do so again in 2012. Not only have you been a relentless champion of the Constitution and the strict limits it sets on federal power domestically and internationally, you have comported yourself with remarkable humility, dignity and self-restraint.
I am writing in reference to your recent remarks at the University of New Hampshire where you said that the recent killing of a natural-born American citizen, Anwar al-Awlaki, by a predator drone strike could be an impeachable offense for President Obama.
I believe it is.
The Fifth Amendment to the Constitution states that “No person shall … be deprived of life, liberty or property without due process of law …” Ordering the killing of an American citizen clearly violates this requirement.
And if this president can order the killing of Anwar al-Awlaki, what will he do next if he is not punished for his actions? And how will future presidents view this abuse of power?
Moreover, ordering the killing of an American citizen without due process is undeniably a “high Crime”, which is an enumerated condition for removal from office in Article 2, Section 4 of the Constitution.
Not only is it a moral imperative to impeach the president, but it would also be a huge political blow to the other Republican presidential candidates. You now have a golden opportunity to position yourself undeniably as the REAL anti-Obama.
Although it is not your nature to talk this way, introducing articles of impeachment would say to the following to the mainstream media that has worked so hard to deny your very existence: “Ignore me now.”
Please begin impeachment proceedings against the president.
To Support and Defend,
Douglas F. Newman
Storekeeper First Class
US Naval Reserve, Retired
Should Congress Impeach the President? from DownsizeDC.org.
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