Impeachment is a formal process in which an elected official is accused of unlawful activity, and which may or may not lead to the removal of that official from office. It is the first of two stages. Impeachment does not necessarily result in removal from office; it is only a legal statement of charges, parallel to an indictment in criminal law.
So what has Obama done that is illegal? Oh he’s enacted policies that you really hate, but that is not illegal.
Bush on the other hand did several things illegally.
The 4th Amendment to the constitution:
The right of the people to be secure in their persons, houses, papers, and effects, against unreasonable searches and seizures, shall not be violated, and no Warrants shall issue, but upon probable cause, supported by Oath or affirmation, and particularly describing the place to be searched, and the persons or things to be seized.
Wiretapping the American public without getting warrants first anyone?
Oh, and how about torture, secret government facilities, indefinite detention? Well, the United States is a signatory to a little get together called the Geneva convention. At that convention they defined something called a “Grave breach” of the convention:
Not all violations of the treaty are treated equally. The most serious crimes are termed grave breaches, and provide a legal definition of a war crime. Grave breaches of the Third and Fourth Geneva Conventions include the following acts if committed against a person protected by the convention:
- willful killing, torture or inhuman treatment, including biological experiments
- willfully causing great suffering or serious injury to body or health
- compelling one to serve in the forces of a hostile power
- willfully depriving one of the right to a fair trial.
Also considered grave breaches of the Fourth Geneva Convention are the following:
- taking of hostages
- extensive destruction and appropriation of property not justified by military necessity and carried out unlawfully and wantonly
- unlawful deportation, transfer, or confinement.
Gee… Guantanamo bay anyone?
There is also the matter of treason. You see, last time I checked, reviling the identitiy of one of your nations covert operatives was treason. You put not only that person in danger for their life, but everyone associated with them. Ousting them because that operative’s husband called “bullshit” on your claim that a country had WMD’s is even more heinous.
Also, last time I checked, the punishment for treason was death….
So if you want to impeach Obama, wait until he’s done something illegal. In the mean time, call for the trial and punishment of the clowns responsible for the above crimes. (But oh wait, it’s only a crime if a liberal does it)