We Need to Become America Again

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Independent Steninel

by John Velisek
USN (Ret.)
Twitter; sjspecialist

The American people, the working people of this country the 9-5ers with a wife and kid, are scared. Business owners just scraping by are demonized by the administration for being too rich, and not paying the workers enough. The economy is in the ditch, and out administration keeps telling us everything is fine.

The administration is unique in that it is the first in American History. We have an administration that dismisses our culture, religion, and principles that this country was founded on.

The majority of American do not condone the bowing of America to principles that are foreign to this country.

Our institutions are scorned, our veterans treated like pond scum, and hard earned position in life being trammeled by an administration that ignores the danger of Islamic terrorism to the point that it is now here.

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“High Crimes and Misdemeanors”

 

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High Crimes and Misdemeanors

The U.S. Constitution provides impeachment as the method for removing the president, vice president, federal judges, and other federal officials from office. The impeachment process begins in the House of Representatives and follows these steps: 1.The House Judiciary Committee holds hearings and, if necessary, prepares articles of impeachment. These are the charges against the official. 2.If a majority of the committee votes to approve the articles, the whole House debates and votes on them. 3.If a majority of the House votes to impeach the official on any article, then the official must then stand trial in the Senate. 4.For the official to be removed from office, two-thirds of the Senate must vote to convict the official. Upon conviction, the official is automatically removed from office and, if the Senate so decides, may be forbidden from holding governmental office again.

The impeachment process is political in nature, not criminal. Congress has no power to impose criminal penalties on impeached officials. But criminal courts may try and punish officials if they have committed crimes.

The Constitution sets specific grounds for impeachment. They are “treason, bribery, and other high crimes and misdemeanors.” To be impeached and removed from office, the House and Senate must find that the official committed one of these acts.

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Republicans offer Obama path to close Guantanamo before leaving office [Led by John McCain]

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Senate Republicans are offering the president a path in the annual defense policy bill to make good on a campaign promise and close Guantanamo Bay before leaving office.

The Senate Armed Services Committee passed the $612 billion bill with a bipartisan 22-4 vote on Thursday. Sen. John McCain, Arizona Republican and chairman of the committee, said the bill includes reforms of acquisition, retirement and personnel issues as well as a proposal to close the military prison in Cuba.

The bill would require the administration to provide Congress a comprehensive plan on how to close Guantanamo Bay that would need to be approved by both chambers of Congress. Once approved, Congress would give the administration whatever authority it needed to execute the plan.

“I’ve also been in favor of closing Guantanamo because of the image that Guantanamo has in the world, whether it’s deserved or not,” Mr. McCain said.

When asked if the provision could survive negotiations with the House, Mr. McCain said lawmakers understood the cost of keeping the prison open. It costs about $3.5 million per prisoner each year to detain them at Guantanamo Bay. A maximum security prison in the United States, however, would only cost about $70,000, Mr. McCain said.

(Excerpt) Read more at washingtontimes.com

ALERT: Gun Owners of America Makes Urgent Announcement About Obama’s Secret Trade Deal

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Conservative Tribune

Unbeknownst to many Americans, the House and Senate are on the verge of handing President Barack Obama the power to unilaterally negotiate the terms for the TransPacific Partnership, a trade agreement involving 12 nations, including the United States.

Even worse, the ruling would make it so that Congress cannot amend or even vet the agreement. All Congress would be able to do is either blindly approve it or kill it.

This greatly concerns the Gun Owners of America, a gun rights organization that boasts over 300,000 members.

In a post published on its website, the group warned that Obama could use this power to impose anti-Second Amendment measures like gun or ammunition import bans. Even scarier is that Obama could try tucking such measures deep inside the final agreement, where they might be overlooked.

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Mitch McConnell Sells Out Again in Iran Nuke Debate

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According to Article II, Section 2 of the Constitution of the united States of America, the president “shall have power, by and with the advice and consent of the Senate, to make treaties, provided two thirds of the Senators present concur; … .” But, the Senate is still working on the crafting and passage of the Iran Nuclear Agreement Act that would require Congress to review the “agreement” Obama makes with Iran regarding the ruling Islamic government’s nuclear program. In a not so surprising move, Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell “moved to end the debate” on the bipartisan piece of legislation Tuesday evening because “amendments proposed by some Republicans threatened to cost it Democratic support.” The actions by McConnell could bring a vote as early as Thursday to end the debate.

This action by McConnell sets the stage for a vote “in such a way as to ensure maximum bipartisan support and fend off an earlier White House veto threat,” according to CNSnews.com.

Senator Bob Corker (R-TN), Senate Foreign Relations Committee Chairman and one of the bill’s authors, predicted an “overwhelming” vote in favor of the bill earlier on Tuesday. Now, Republican amendments designed to strengthen the bill will not be considered, according to some proposers.

The move by McConnell was prompted by two amendment strongly supported by Sen. Marco Rubio (R-FL) and Sen. Tom Cotton (R-AK). The amendment supported by Rubio would require “Iranian leadership to acknowledge Israel’s right to exist as a Jewish state” while the amendment supported by Cotton required Iran to take “specified steps, including giving international inspectors full access to suspicious sites, before getting relief from sanctions.” Both Rubio and Cotton blasted the Senate members for being reluctant to vote on the amendments, basically saying, “If you don’t want to vote, leave the Senate.” Cotton had pointed to the fact that Iran continues to say Israel will be “blown off the map” and will have the capability to do so if they attain nuclear weapons.

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Clinton aide’s emails face disclosure suit (Huma Abedin)

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The emails of Huma Abedin, the top personal aide to former Secretary of State Hillary Rodham Clinton, are now facing a disclosure lawsuit after the State Department failed to turn them over in response to an open-records request.

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Judicial Watch, a conservative public interest law firm that uses open-records laws to pry information loose, had filed a request to get a look at Ms. Abedin’s emails during her four years at the State Department. News outlets have reported that Ms. Abedin also used the private email server Mrs. Clinton set up to handle government business, but the status of her messages is unclear.

It’s one of a number of open-records requests Judicial Watch filed after the email scandal broke, and Tom Fitton, president of the organization, said they’ve been stonewalled on all of them, so now they’re turning to the courts.

“We’re churning through these,” he said. “The scandal at the State Department is more than about Hillary Clinton. There are others involved.”

The State Department didn’t immediately respond to a request for comment on the lawsuit Tuesday afternoon.

Mrs. Clinton has said she turned over about 30,000 emails from her server, and discarded another 32,000 messages she deemed unrelated to business. But it’s unclear whether the messages she turned over were hers alone, or whether they also included ones from Ms. Abedin’s account or other aides who were using the server for government business.

Rep. Trey Gowdy, who exposed the private emails as part of his investigation into the 2012 terrorist attack in Benghazi, has urged Mrs. Clinton to turn the server over to a neutral third party while questions get sorted out, but Mrs. Clinton has refused,(snip)

(Excerpt) Read more at washingtontimes.com

Congress Approves Affirmative Action in the Military for Illegal Aliens

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Citizens Get Pushed Out of the Military As Obama’s Congress Puts Illegals In

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Obama’s Dream Army is not going to be what we thought it would be. It won’t be an army in name only and it will take over by stealth.

As we downsize the military and push Christians out, Obama is putting DACA into the military. It’s nothing less than affirmative action for illegal aliens who now get preference over citizens.

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