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Time to Tell the Truth:  Obama Ought to be Impeached

Mark A. Goldman                                                                   Dated: 5/19/2011


I would agree that we have no elected officials who have the courage to tell the truth, but that shouldn’t mean that we citizens should give up on the truth too, just because it is no longer popular to believe in it in this country.  If you want to live in a country that lives by the Constitution and the rule of law, then you have to believe in the truth and support the rule of law.  Early on in his administration Obama broke the law when he failed to prosecute his predecessor.  It’s called being an Accessory After the Fact.  It’s a crime.  That was his first crime.


TITLE 18 > PART I > CHAPTER 1 > § 3


§ 3. Accessory after the fact

Whoever, knowing that an offense against the United States has been committed, receives, relieves, comforts or assists the offender in order to hinder or prevent his apprehension, trial or punishment, is an accessory after the fact.


Except as otherwise expressly provided by any Act of Congress, an accessory after the fact shall be imprisoned not more than one-half the maximum term of imprisonment or (notwithstanding section 3571) fined not more than one-half the maximum fine prescribed for the punishment of the principal, or both; or if the principal is punishable by life imprisonment or death, the accessory shall be imprisoned not more than 15 years.


If you want to read my basic assessment of his predecessor’s crimes you can read this:

The fact is that Obama has continued to commit many of the crimes that Bush and his administration committed, including murder, torture, renditions, indefinite detentions, launching illegal war and other crimes including various war crimes and other affronts against the Constitution.  

He doesn’t deserve our respect, he doesn’t deserve to be in office, he shouldn’t be taken seriously as a public servant.  He is unqualified and disqualified.  It is too late for Obama. 

Even if he were to change his spots and behave like a real President of the United States from this point forward, it wouldn’t change the fact that he is a criminal and ought to be held accountable for his crimes.  

If you can’t see your way to agree with me then perhaps that’s why we no longer have a president or congress that believe in the rule of law.  There is no lawmaker of which I am aware who publicly agrees with what I just said.  To me that means there is no one in public office that deserves to be in public office.  If you want to live in a country that believes in the rule of law, where no one is above the law, you will need to come to terms with the truth.  

The President of the United States does not have permission to commit murder or any other crime.  Period.  No one else does either.  If the president has no authority to commit murder, he has no right or authority to give anyone else permission to commit murder or to break any other law.  We have a criminal government.  To the extent that you give them a pass on their criminal behavior, you are an accessory, and the reason, and the cause for the decline of our country.  This is how I see it.  You have no right to complain about how your elected officials behave if you haven’t the consciousness to know the difference between right and wrong, between legal and illegal, between keeping your word or oath of office and you gave your word the last time you said the pledge of allegiance.  This is how it is.  

I'm not saying that Obama shouldn't have his day in court and a chance to prove he is innocent of what the charges against him might be.  I'm saying that he should.

Nothing you say or think is going to change the truth.  It is what it is.

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