Forty years ago this week, our country experienced a monumental constitutional crisis that led to the first and only resignation of a sitting president in our nation’s history. Richard M. Nixon resigned from the U.S. Presidency forty years ago this Friday, August 8, 1974 consequential to three Articles of Impeachment that were adopted by the Committee on the Judiciary of the House of Representatives on July 27th, 29th and 30th, 1974.
Article One addressed Nixon’s obstruction of justice, Article Two his abuse of power, and Article Three his contempt of Congress. Concluding each article, the following terminology was used to describe the actions of the President:
Obama loves the troops.
The Obama Administration will send out pink slips to US soldiers deployed in Afghanistan in the coming weeks.
The Obama administration will force out 550 Army majors in the coming weeks.
Stars and Stripes reported:
About 550 Army majors, including some serving in Afghanistan, will soon be told they have to leave the service by next spring as part of a budget-driven downsizing of the service.
Gen. John Campbell, the vice chief of the Army, acknowledged Friday that telling troops in a war zone that they’re out of a job is a difficult task. But he said some of the soldiers could join the National Guard or the Army Reserve.
The decision to cut Army majors comes on the heels of a move to slash nearly 1,200 captains from the ranks. Army leaders were criticized at the time for giving 48 of them the bad news while they were deployed to Afghanistan.
The Army declined to say how many majors will be notified while they are at the battlefront.
“The ones that are deployed are certainly the hardest,” Campbell told reporters. “What we try to do there is, working through the chain of command, minimize the impact to that unit and then maximize the time to provide to that officer to come back and do the proper transition, to take care of himself or herself, and the family.”
In July the Obama administration forced out 1,100 Army captains, many still serving in Afghanistan.
This is essentially the nexus of three articles that caught my eye. Barack Obama is on the edge of forcing a Constitutional crisis. Obama has already acted in an unconstitutional manner when he unilaterally rewrote IRS rules regarding Obamacare. Now he’s on the verge of doing it again. Remember- these aren’t extremists.
President Obama’s signature piece of legislation, the Affordable Care Act, better known as Obamacare, is at great risk now, more than ever.
The victory of Hobby Lobby against Obamacare in the Supreme Court has set off a wave of new lawsuits, and given a renewed sense of confidence to other, already existing lawsuits.
There are two major lawsuits that could spell the death of the healthcare law, challenging it on the fundamentals of where the bill originated, and if the subsidies offered by the government are legal. At least 20 states have also filed their own lawsuit challenging the law on the Origination Clause of the Constitution.
Bill has a plan to use liberalism against the liberals!
Just about a month ago, people were up in arms over the VA scandal. Yet now it is hard to find a word spoken about the incident, not considering the grandstanding the politicians are making with their endless committee meetings to discuss the problem. There was a reform bill just passed, but other veteran legislation remains as Congress and the president go on their summer hiatus. American Thinker spoke to some veterans and military organizations to get their feelings on the VA.
Imagine how many more are escaping detection…
Texas Governor Rick Perry said a record number of illegal immigrants from Syria, Pakistan and Afghanistan have been apprehended at the U.S.-Mexico border.
On Sunday’s State of the Union on CNN, Perry said the “historic record highs” of individuals from “countries that have substantial terrorist ties” threaten America’s national security.
Later on the program, Rep. Mike McCaul (R-TX), the House Homeland Security Committee Chair, said Iranian terrorists have had plans to sneak across the border. He also said that others who want to do harm are seeking to exploit America’s porous border.
Perry also said that since 2008, 203,000 illegal immigrants have been put in Texas’ jails, and those illegal immigrants “have been responsible for 3,000 homicides and almost 8,000 sexual assaults.”
“I wish the President would respect that desire of Texans and the citizens of this country to secure the border,” Perry said. “That’s the real issue here—and one that all too often gets deflected by the conversation about unaccompanied minor children.”