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‘Nothing More Impeachable' Than War Without Authorization, Says Constitutional Scholar (w/Video)
CNSNews ^ | June 15, 2011 | Terence P. Jeffrey

Posted on 06/15/2011 4:03:05 PM PDT by jazusamo

Video at link.

(CNSNews.com) - Louis Fisher, a scholar in residence at the Constitution Project who served for 40 years as a constitutional law expert at the Library of Congress, says Americans and members of Congress should understand that President Barack Obama committed a “very grave offense” against the Constitution in taking military action in Libya without congressional authorization.

“I am not going to recommend that the House Judiciary Committee hold impeachment hearings, but I would like members of Congress and the public to say that nothing would be more impeachable than a President who takes the country to war without coming to Congress, who does it unilaterally,” Fisher told CNSNews.com’s Online With Terry Jeffrey.

“So, I would like people to be educated, including members of Congress, to be educated that that is a very grave offense,” said Fisher.

On March 19, President Barack Obama ordered the U.S. military to take actions against the Libyan regime of Muammar Gadhafi.

The day before that, Obama had given a speech stating that a resolution passed by the U.N. Security Council on the previous day that authorized the use of military force in Libya would justify U.S. action there.

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TOPICS: Military/Veterans
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This is a big deal, Obama.
1 posted on 06/15/2011 4:03:08 PM PDT by jazusamo
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To: jazusamo
This MF is daring the House to start impeachment proceedings. His recklessness is deplorable, but he feels untouchable - This may be his new ploy since he's absolutely desperate.
2 posted on 06/15/2011 4:09:18 PM PDT by demkicker (Helping Democrats Become Extinct)
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To: jazusamo

It is a big deal.

But what about clinton’s 1999 war against Serbia? Same deal, but Congress did nothing effective about it. (They did do a half-baked thing to end the bombing, as I recall).

Impeach obama, and bring him, clinton, Samantha Power and the rest of the “humanitarian warrior” crew to trial as war criminals in a REAL court (i.e., a US court, not the kangaroo “courts” in The Hague)!!!!


3 posted on 06/15/2011 4:12:14 PM PDT by Honorary Serb (Kosovo is Serbia! Free Srpska! Abolish ICTY!)
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To: demkicker

If we only had the senate this would be in the cards. I will continue to dream.


4 posted on 06/15/2011 4:12:59 PM PDT by taillightchaser (The last hope for America--2012)
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To: jazusamo
Ha! How many judge's rulings and laws has this guy flipped a booger at, already?

He's a typical lawyer who's been taught to interpret the law to suit his purposes.

5 posted on 06/15/2011 4:14:56 PM PDT by ryan71 (Dear spell check - No, I will not capitalize the "m" in moslem!)
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To: taillightchaser

IF Obama is re-elected, and if the GOP takes the Senate—maybe this could be done to boost THE ONE out of the White House and put in an American (even if its a Clinton). Lot of IFs.


6 posted on 06/15/2011 4:15:30 PM PDT by Forward the Light Brigade (Into the Jaws of H*ll)
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To: Forward the Light Brigade

This fraudulent bastard is about to send a mechanized unit to Libya. If the military leadership allow this without verifying his eligibility to be CIC, this nation is screwed beyond fixing. Winking and nodding because barry the bastard presented a fraudulent LFBC will not cut it when men and women of the greatest military in the history of the human race are ordered to go and fight and perhaps die because the sonofabitch orders it to wag his shyte soaked dog. This damned sonofabitch had bettrer be eligible to make such orders, or else ...


7 posted on 06/15/2011 4:20:03 PM PDT by MHGinTN (Some, believing they can't be deceived, it's nigh impossible to convince them when they're deceived.)
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To: jazusamo
IMPEACHABLE YOU
8 posted on 06/15/2011 4:23:23 PM PDT by FrankR (A people that values its privileges above its principles will soon lose both.)
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To: demkicker

Well said. Obama loves this because he can exhibit his arrogance.


9 posted on 06/15/2011 4:24:48 PM PDT by jazusamo (His [Obama's] political base---the young, the left and the thoughtless: Thomas Sowell)
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To: ryan71

This has nothing to do with being a lawyer but everything to do with a commie in the WH who spits on the laws of the land.


10 posted on 06/15/2011 4:34:35 PM PDT by presently no screen name ( The Palin Party: The Party of Patriots.)
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To: jazusamo

Sooooo, when will the impeachment process begin?


11 posted on 06/15/2011 4:38:19 PM PDT by SumProVita (Cogito, ergo...Sum Pro Vita. (Modified Decartes))
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To: jazusamo

Nothing more impeachable, except, maybe, being born in Kenya, to an english father and an underage misfit mother and lying about it to the
american people.


12 posted on 06/15/2011 4:39:01 PM PDT by exnavy (May the Lord bless and keep our troops.)
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To: jazusamo

Yes, it is...huge deal...


13 posted on 06/15/2011 4:39:48 PM PDT by shield (Rev2:9 "Woe unto those who say they are Judah and are not, but are of the synaGOGue of Satan.")
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To: Honorary Serb

He is calling their bluff...impeachment is what he wants to make him a martyr to his supporters...he needs a rallying cry because his record will not get him re-elected!

He needs to be seen as the underdog to get sympathy.


14 posted on 06/15/2011 4:59:21 PM PDT by IceAge
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To: jazusamo

How about the “Fast and Furious” gun program now being investigated? Does the deaths of Mexican citizens, American citizens, and a federal LEO reach to the level of an impeachable offense??


15 posted on 06/15/2011 5:00:40 PM PDT by SoldierDad (Proud dad of an Army Soldier currently deployed in the Valley of Death, Afghanistan)
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To: AdmSmith; AnonymousConservative; Berosus; bigheadfred; Bockscar; ColdOne; Convert from ECUSA; ...

Thanks jazusamo.
...served for 40 years as a constitutional law expert at the Library of Congress...
Zero's war in Libya isn't about war in Libya, and it isn't about impeachment.


16 posted on 06/15/2011 5:02:12 PM PDT by SunkenCiv (Thanks Cincinna for this link -- http://www.friendsofitamar.org)
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To: Honorary Serb

I got one better...fraudulent birth certificate.


17 posted on 06/15/2011 5:06:09 PM PDT by Shamrock-DW
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To: jazusamo

bm


18 posted on 06/15/2011 5:08:29 PM PDT by Para-Ord.45
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To: jazusamo

I’ve come to believe that there is NO impeachable offenses a DEMOCRAT president can commit. Sincerely.

WE can write and scream all we want, NOTHING will be done to bring true justice here. Nothing. They’re all in bed together in D.C.


19 posted on 06/15/2011 5:11:17 PM PDT by J40000
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To: jazusamo
Another one we might as well give up on. King Obama is America's first dictator and to fight it is a lost cause. America has lost it's moral obligation and is no longer governed by the rule of law. The Constitution was put in the garbage can by this communists black Muslim and his communists power structure.
20 posted on 06/15/2011 5:12:25 PM PDT by Logical me
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To: jazusamo

And if my grandmother had wheels she’d be a wagon.. Like THIS is gonna happen.


21 posted on 06/15/2011 5:12:53 PM PDT by RIghtwardHo
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To: SunkenCiv

“...Zero’s war in Libya isn’t about war in Libya, and it isn’t about impeachment.”

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=1k3ZLken_xk

He insulted the arabs and islam. It’s about revenge.


22 posted on 06/15/2011 5:17:51 PM PDT by Fred Nerks (FAIR DINKUM!)
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To: J40000; Logical me

I have to agree with you both. We have too few elected people in Washington that really care about the rule of law. They talk big when campaigning but performance after being elected is sadly lacking, of course they were put their by the electorate.


23 posted on 06/15/2011 5:21:51 PM PDT by jazusamo (His [Obama's] political base---the young, the left and the thoughtless: Thomas Sowell)
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To: FrankR
Good one, Frank!
24 posted on 06/15/2011 5:36:28 PM PDT by 4Liberty (88% of Americans are NON-UNION. We value honest, peaceful Free trade-NOT protectionist CARTELS)
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To: jazusamo

Why is this under chat...it’s news and/or editorial...this is an important article...it’s about time some constitutional scholar steps forward and calls this offense exactly what it is...IMPEACHABLE...


25 posted on 06/15/2011 5:41:30 PM PDT by shield (Rev2:9 "Woe unto those who say they are Judah and are not, but are of the synaGOGue of Satan.")
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To: shield

I posted it in news but it was moved.


26 posted on 06/15/2011 5:43:15 PM PDT by jazusamo (His [Obama's] political base---the young, the left and the thoughtless: Thomas Sowell)
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To: Fred Nerks

Gaddafy’s so incoherent, it would surprising if he hasn’t insulted absolutely everyone at some point. ;’) Thanks FN.


27 posted on 06/15/2011 6:04:38 PM PDT by SunkenCiv (Thanks Cincinna for this link -- http://www.friendsofitamar.org)
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To: jazusamo

Impeach Obama then try him for treason.

If found guilty the impose the death penalty.


28 posted on 06/15/2011 7:10:55 PM PDT by NoLibZone (Impeach Obama for among other things , violating the War Powers Act.)
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To: jazusamo

Ridiculous....


29 posted on 06/15/2011 8:01:30 PM PDT by shield (Rev2:9 "Woe unto those who say they are Judah and are not, but are of the synaGOGue of Satan.")
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