We have heard the calls for impeachment growing in the last several weeks in response to the border crisis but to date the most high profile names in this effort have been Sarah Palin and Allen West–neither of whom is in a position to do anything other than play the role of rhetorician.
Following the lead of both Sarah Palin and Allen West have been some members of the House who have also called for the impeachment of the president, but to date not one Republican leader has gone on record as saying that impeachment is even an option.
So if nobody of any real import is calling for the impeachment of Barack Obama why has he mentioned it recently in a couple of fundraising stops?
Back in 2008, in the District of Columbia v Heller decision, the Supreme Court ruled that the Washington DC handgun ban was unconstitutional. The court also reaffirmed that the second amendment applied to individuals and not just militias.
There are still those gun control advocates out there who believe the second amendment is not an individual right because of the use of the word ‘militia’ in the second amendment–they believe the second amendment refers to the National Guard. Of course those people have never read the United States code because it clearly states there are two classifications of militia–the organized militia (which is the National Guard) and the unorganized militia (which is the people.)
Here is the definition according to the United States code:
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This week’s musical selection is Sisters of Mercy performing ‘This Corrosion’ on ‘Top of the Pops’ in 1987.
I have written a couple of articles in recent weeks on the possibility of impeaching Barack Obama and my belief that the calls for impeachment are nothing but a distraction and would only serve to motivate a Democratic base which to this point is unenthusiastic about voting in November’s election.
According to this article Texas Representative Steve Stockman believes Barack Obama wants to be impeached for the very reason I stated above. (I like to think he has been reading America’s Watchtower but I an fairly certain he has not.)
Here is what he had to say:
Political correctness is in my opinion an attempt at controlling the masses by influencing the language and the thought process of the people. How many times have you said something only to be told that you should not say it because it is not politically correct? That does not mean that what you said is not relevant or true, it simply means you should not say it.
When this happens you are attacked as a racist, or as being insensitive, or as a misogynist, or as being anti-this or anti-that all for expressing an opinion on a divisive issue. In some cases this might be true but in many cases it is not.
This is purposely done to intimidate a person into not speaking his or her mind, but worse yet it is designed to change your way of thinking into falling in line with whatever agenda you may oppose for fear of being ostracized by the public when in fact the first amendment was designed to protect your right to say what is not “politically correct.”
When being interviewed by Chris Matthews one of the people credited as being an Obamacare architect, Jonathan Gruber, discussed the court decision which ruled that Federal exchanges could not grant subsidies and he, like most Democrats, claimed that this was simply a typo and was not what was intended when the law was written.
Here is what he had to say:
Chris, it is unambiguous this is a typo. Literally every single person involved in the crafting of this law has said that it`s a typo, that they had no intention of excluding the federal states. And why would they?
Well we soon found out why the law excluded Federal exchanges when a 2012 video surfaced in which Mr. Gruber explained why they were excluded. It turns out that this was done on purpose to coerce the states into setting up exchanges–it was not a typo.
Since the Halbig case last week ruled that the Obamacare law does not allow states with Federally run exchanges to grant subsidies the Democrats have been running around saying this provision was a mistake and Federal exchanges were also supposed to be giving out subsidies. It was a simple wording error so we are told and of course because nobody read the bill before it was passed I thought that was likely the case–still, the law must be changed if Federal exchanges are to be allowed to hand out subsidies. (Providing of course that this ruling holds up and is not overturned in time.)
But here is a video I found over at The Right Scoop and it shows a man considered to be one of the Obamacare architects, Jonathan Gruber, giving a talk in 2012 where he admits the law only allows states to grant subsidies. And it was done for a reason…