The measure, which was narrowly accepted by delegates at the state GOP convention on Saturday, comes amid a growing national movement to remove Obama from power — or at least take urgent measures to rein in the lawlessness. Supporters of the effort across America celebrated the move as an important milestone in restoring accountability and constitutional government.
The establishment has largely dismissed the historic resolution as “symbolic.” With the growing stench of scandal swirling around the administration, though, supporters of the resolution said the time has come to hold Obama accountable. Among other alleged crimes, misdemeanors, and oath violations cited in the measure were: The unlawful release of five Taliban leaders in exchange for U.S. soldier Bowe Bergdahl, Obama’s proven “willful” lie about individuals being allowed to keep their health insurance under ObamaCare, and the avalanche of recent executive decrees on “climate change” to unilaterally impose energy rationing on America.
“The president has ordered Federal Agencies to enact rules (laws) that threaten the security of the people of this great nation (EPA regulations) bypassing Congress and usurping its authority,” the resolution states. “The president has abused his executive privilege usurping his authority as decided by numerous federal courts.... The Constitution and Declaration of Independence are very clear on the authority of the President and the Federal Government, and when they violate their oath it is the right, it is the duty of the American people to act.”
The measure starts off by pointing out that “Barack Hussein Obama has taken an oath to uphold the Constitution of the United States and protect it from all enemies both foreign and domestic.” Instead of adhering to that sacred oath, however, the president has violated it “in numerous ways,” most recently by releasing “five terrorists” without consulting Congress as required by law, it continues. “America was designed as a Lex Rex (the law is king) rather than a Rex Lex (The King is the law) system of government,” the measure says. “It is a government of the people, by the people and for the people.”
State GOP convention delegates voted 191 to 176 in favor of the Tea Party-backed measure. Now that the resolution has been approved, the South Dakota Republican Party is apparently the first state GOP to go on the record calling for the House of Representatives to initiate impeachment proceedings. Whether South Dakota’s elected Republicans in Congress will act, though, remains to be seen. Already, Rep. Kristi Noem (R-S.D.), the state’s only member of the House, has distanced herself from the effort despite addressing the convention shortly before the resolution was passed.
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