(CNSNews.com) – The U.S. House of Representatives voted 393 to 0 tonight in favor of a resolution declaring that the Islamic State of Iraq and the Levant (ISIL) is committing “genocide” against Christians, Yezidis and other religious minorities in the Middle East.
The vote on the resolution, which was sponsored by Rep. Jeff Fortenberry (R.-Neb.) and co-sponsored 203 other members, brought together as broad a coalition as possible in the House. Minority Leader Nancy Pelosi and Rep. Debbie Wasserman Schultz (the chairman of the Democratic National Committee) joined with House Majority Leader Kevin McCarthy and Rep. Louie Gohmert (R.-Texas) in voting for it.
In total, there were 229 Republican votes for it and 164 Democratic votes for it.
The House resolution declared that “the atrocities perpetrated by ISIL against Christians, Yezidis, and other religious and ethnic minorities in Iraq and Syria constitute war crimes, crimes against humanity, and genocide.”
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Source: Free Republic
Stephen Stone, RA President
Since the Constitution grants the President of the United States the power to pardon himself and all other officers of the U.S. government for any crimes, misdemeanors, malfeasance, or treason they may be guilty of, Barack Hussein Obama can’t be held accountable for his destructive, unlawful misdeeds through legal action.
The fact is, no court of law, judge, or jury in the U.S. has the power to override a presidential pardon. This verifiable reality rules out any redress of grievances against the president THROUGH JUDICIAL REMEDY.
Instead, the Constitution provides that a tyrannical president can be stopped ONLY THROUGH IMPEACHMENT AND REMOVAL BY CONGRESS:
CFP: A few weeks ago I wrote an article From the White House to the Big House: 25 Impeachable Crimes and Counting that detailed 25 illegal acts committed by President Obama and his Democrat cohorts in Washington. It showed a President and political party willing to break the law at will in order to accomplish their political aims. Thanks to reader contributions and conservative writers around the country, here are 25 more for your consideration.
Whether or not any of these troubling examples will lead to Obama’s impeachment and/or imprisonment, only time will tell. Regardless, taken together they paint a picture of an out of control President who lacks basic American values and has little to no respect for the rule of law
Hat Taps: Moonbattery
Congressman Darrell Issa has produced a shocking new report detailing the Obama administration’s extensive use of taxpayer-funded propaganda, which he says breaks federal law. The report created for the House Committee on Oversight and Government Reform details how the former Alinskyite community organizer has channeled the resources of the federal government — that is, your money — to create “a sophisticated propaganda and lobbying campaign” made up of “inappropriate and sometimes unlawful public relations and propaganda initiatives.” The highlights include:
A few weeks ago I wrote an article From the White House to the Big House: 25 Impeachable Crimes and Counting that detailed 25 illegal acts committed by President Obama and his Democrat cohorts in Washington. It showed a President and political party willing to break the law at will in order to accomplish their political aims. Thanks to reader contributions and conservative writers around the country, here are 25 more for your consideration.
Whether or not any of these troubling examples will lead to Obama’s impeachment and/or imprisonment, only time will tell. Regardless, taken together they paint a picture of an out of control President who lacks basic American values and has little to no respect for the rule of law.
Last week Rep. Michelle Bachmann was asked what Republicans had in mind should they retake the House of Representatives this November, she replied “I think that all we should do is issue subpoenas and have one hearing after another and expose all the nonsense that is going on.”
Considering the sheer volume of illegal and impeachable offences committed by Obama and his cohorts over the past couple of years, the House will be very busy indeed.
Putting aside Obama’s inept leadership, weakening of our national defenses and transparent attempt to socialize our great nation, there are a number of more practical crimes that once investigated could lead to Obama’s impeachment and perhaps even his well deserved imprisonment.
The Obama File
Bill Levinson says Whitehouse.gov is using taxpayer dollars to endorse Democratic candidates, and to promote the partisan website Barackobama.com.
Obama is, as the head of his party, certainly entitled to give campaign speeches on behalf of Democratic candidates such as Martha Coakley, an individual who advanced her career by keeping an innocent man (Amirault) in prison. We suspect, however, that he cannot legally use taxpayer money for this purpose. Whitehouse.gov, is the property of the United States Government, and, as such, is the property of America’s taxpayers. Several pages at this website endorse the election or re-election of Democratic candidates, and one recommends that people visit Organizing for America (barackobama.com).
Levinson is not an attorney and cannot say whether it is or is not legal to use a website belongong to the Federal government to host electioneering speeches that Obama delivered legally in other venues such as campaign rallies, but he questions the practice and invites attorneys to weigh in on the subject. The Hatch Act says, subject to the provisions of subsection (b), “…an employee may take an active part in political management or in political campaigns, except an employee may not — (1) use his official authority or influence for the purpose of interfering with or affecting the result of an election.” This suggests that Obama or any other elected official can campaign for a party member, but cannot use government resources such as Congressional franking privileges, government-owned websites, or similar resources for this purpose. We also question a pitch for barackobama.com (Organizing for America) at Whitehouse.gov.
Obama gave a speech on behalf of New Jersey’s governor Jon Corzine, and a copy of this speech is hosted at Whitehouse.gov. It is depicted as a “press release,” but it nonetheless uses a U.S. Government website to advocate the election of a political candidate.
And, here is a Whitehouse.gov-hosted page in which Obama campaigns for Deval Patrick of Massachusetts.
And, this page contains material that supports Martha Coakley and attacks her Republican opponent.
Again, it would certainly be acceptable for Obama or one of his people to make this kind of statement at a Coakley for Senate rally that was paid for with non-tax-deductible contributions, but we question whether it should appear on a website that is paid for by the U.S. Government. We encourage our readers to download these web pages so they don’t “disappear,” and for attorneys to weigh in on whether this is a problem.
Finally, we come to the issue of using a U.S. Government website to link to a partisan website such as the Democratic National Committee, or Organizing for America.
As bad as this may be, it’s not nearly as bad as Obama illegally using Justice department attorneys, and campaign funds to conceal his bona fides from the American People.
Now, you can add the $1 million spent to shuttle Obama to Boston to campaign for Martha Coakley — Air Force One, the escort fighters, the armored vehicles, the Secret Service, etc., etc., etc.