High Crimes & Misdemeanors
"The President, Vice President and all civil Officers of the United States, shall be removed from Office on Impeachment for, and Conviction of, Treason, Bribery, or other High crimes and Misdemeanors."
-- United States Constitution, Article 2, Section 4
High crimes and misdemeanors is a phrase from Article Two, Section 4 of the United States Constitution, as quoted above. "High" in the legal parlance of the 18th century means "against the State". A high crime is one which seeks the overthrow of the country, which gives aid or comfort to its enemies, or which injures the country to the profit of an individual or group. In democracies and similar societies it also includes crimes which attempt to alter the outcome of elections. If convicted, the "civil officer" is to be "removed from office on Impeachment".
Federal judges have been impeached and removed from office for chronic intoxication, tax evasion, conspiracy to solicit a bribe, and making false statements to a grand jury. Two U.S. Presidents have been impeached: Andrew Johnson (trial) and Bill Clinton (trial). Both were impeached by the House of Representatives but acquitted at the trials held by the Senate. The House Judiciary Committee voted on Articles of Impeachment for President Richard Nixon, but he was not impeached because he resigned before the full House of Representatives could vote on any articles. Since the entire House did not vote, Nixon was never impeached.
Consider then the following list of crimes and decide if Barack Hussein Obama should be impeached and removed from office...
1) He ran for the Presidency knowing full well that he did not qualify for the Office under Article 2, Section 1 of the U.S. Constitution. As a "Constitutional scholar" he certainly knew that he is a citizen, but not a "natural born citizen".
The definition of "natural born citizen" is found in the Law of Nations written by Emerich de Vattel in 1758. In Book I, Chapter 19, Section 212, we are told that: "The natives, or natural-born citizens, are those born in the country, of parents who are citizens. [...] in order to be of the country, it is necessary that a person be born of a father who is a citizen; for, if he is born there of a foreigner, it will be only the place of his birth, and not his country." At the time of Barack Obama's birth, his father was not a U.S. citizen but a British subject.
We know that this is the correct definition for a "natural born citizen" because the Law of Nations is referred to by the Constitution itself in Article 1, Section 8. One of the enumerated powers of Congress is "To define and punish Piracies and Felonies committed on the high Seas, and Offenses against the Law of Nations". Therefore, Vattel's Law of Nations is incorporated into a made a part of the Constitution by reference here. If the Constitution itself says that Congress must use the Law of Nations "to define and punish Piracies and Felonies committed on the high seas", then it becomes an integral part of the Constitution along with all of its other definitions.
Running for President by a candidate who is knowingly ineligible is a direct violation of the U.S. Constitution, the highest and most fundamental law of the land.
2) He knowingly covered up, and worked with others to cover up, the fact of his ineligibility to hold the Office of President by preventing the disclosure of several and various documents including, but not limited to, his original long-form birth certificate (see Crime #3 below), his passport records, his college applications, transcripts and writings, etc.
This constitutes conspiracy to defraud.
3) He has knowingly allowed a forged document, which he claims to be his birth certificate, to be posted on the official Whitehouse web site. The PDF file has been examined by numerous forensic experts in the area of digital imaging and they have overwhelmingly concluded that it is "an electronically assembled document". According to the experts, the document consists of multiple layers with items on each layer that can be picked up and moved around. This would be impossible if the image was a simple "flat scan" of an original document. In addition, there are multiple fonts with different character spacings which would not be possible if the document had been produced on a single typewriter.
Doug Voght, an international expert on scanners and digital documents, has filed a 22 page Criminal Complaint with the FBI charging that Barack Obama’s long-form birth certificate that he released on April 27, 2011 is a fraudulent document.
I have irrefutably proven that the Certificate of Live Birth that President Obama presented to the world on April 27, 2011, is a fraudulently created document put together using the Adobe Photoshop or Illustrator programs, and the creation of this forgery of a public document constitutes a class B felony in Hawaii and multiple violations under U.S. Code section Title 18, Part 1, Chapter 47, Sec.1028, and therefore an impeachable offense.
The most recent investigation into the legitimacy of the birth certificate was conducted by Sheriff Joe Arpaio's "Cold Case Posse" in Maricopa County, Arizona. These volunteer law enforcement investigators were unable to establish the authenticity of the document and instead have come to the conclusion that there is "probable cause" to suspect forgery.
Mr. Obama has not disavowed this forgery, thereby making himself an accomplice and co-conspirator in the crime of fraud.
4) He has, in the past, used several different Social Security Numbers (SSN), and is currently using a SSN which was issued by the State of Connecticut to someone other than himself, and to which he has no legal right. Barack Obama was never a resident of the State of Connecticut and was not one when he first acquired this SSN to obtain employment in the State of Hawaii. He no doubt acquired this SSN illicitly because he was unable to provide a valid birth certificate to obtain a legitimate SSN in the State of Hawaii.
This makes him guilty of identity theft and fraud.
5) His Selective Service registration card, released through a FOIA request (Freedom of Information Act), also appears to be a forged document that was probably created in 2008 when the FOIA request was first filed. Aside from the suspicious events surrounding the release of this information (including a lengthy delay to release the info, from the main repository near Chicago - Obama country), there is substantial evidence to suggest that Obama’s Selective Service Registration form is in fact a 1990 form altered to appear like a 1980 form.
This raises several issues. First, Mr. Obama has not disavowed the forgery, thereby making himself an accomplice and co-conspirator in the crime of fraud. Second, the 1980 registration date conflicts with Mr. Obama's own statements that he registered in 1979. Third, in the unlikely event that his registration is not a forgery, there is a check mark in the box which states that he did NOT submit the proper ID when filing the registration. This in itself is a violation of the law. Fourth, assuming that his Selective Service registration card is indeed a forgery, that means he never registered. At that time, failure to do so for all males over the age of 18 was under penalty of law, which is a felony. Failure to register also precludes an individual from holding any public or governmental office.
6) He knowingly lied to the American people when he took the Oath of Office, saying that he would: "to the best of my ability, preserve, protect and defend the Constitution of the United States". Prior to seeking the Presidency, he had openly declared that he did not agree with certain aspects of the Constitution, calling it "an imperfect document" that "reflects some deep flaws in American culture". He has called the Constitution "a charter of negative liberties" and denounced the Supreme Court of Earl Warren for not going far enough to "break free from the essential constraints that were placed [on the government] by the Founding Fathers in the Constitution" needed to bring about "redistibutive change".
In his attempt to correct those "flaws" and achieve his goal of "fundamentally transforming" America into a socialist state, he has repeatedly undermined and/or circumvented that Constitution which he has sworn to "preserve, protect and defend".
This constitutes the crime of perjury or lying under oath.
7) He offered a bribe either directly or via intermediaries, to U.S. Senate hopeful Joseph Sestak in the form of a high-level White House job in consideration for ending his candidacy against U.S. Senator Arlen Specter (D-PA).
8) He offered a bribe either directly or via intermediaries, to Colorado House Speaker Andrew Romanoff in the form of one of three possible jobs in consideration for ending his candidacy against appointed U.S. Senator Michael Bennet (D-CO).
9) He had full knowledge, either directly or via staff members, of Illinois Governor Rod Blagojevich’s attempt to “sell” the U.S. Senate seat vacated by Barack Obama, yet did nothing to expose it or stop it, thereby making him an accomplice or co-conspirator in influence peddling.
10) He attempted either directly or via intermediaries to influence Illinois Governor Rod Blagojevich into filling the U.S. Senate seat vacated by himself, with a person acceptable to himself, thereby committing influence peddling.
11) He committed fraud and perjury by stating under oath to the Illinois State Bar Association that he never used any other name besides Barack Obama when in fact he had used the name “Barry Soetoro”.
12) He accepted illegal presidential campaign contributions from both fictional chararcters and foreign sources.
13) As Chairman of the Chicago Annenberg Challenge (CAC) from 1995 to 1999, he was responsible for dispensing more than $100 million in charitable donations ostensibly to improve public schools in Chicago, but he misappropriated those funds by disbursing them to “external partners” such as community organizers like ACORN and radical left-wing activists, rather than directing them to the public schools for which they were intended. He apparently did this for the purpose of advancing a left-wing political agenda, and for the enrichment of his friends. Bill Ayers, who wrote the original grant application, influenced other “Collaborative Board” members to elect Barack Obama as chairman, and then benefited (along with the other board members) by receiving funds from the CAC to the detriment of the public schools.
This makes Barack Obama a co-conspirator in a scheme to defraud the public.
14) He has exceeded his constitutional authority as President and shown a disregard for the “rule of law” by forcing certain banks that neither needed nor wanted “bail-out” money to accept it, for the apparent purpose of gaining government control over those institutions.
15) He has exceeded his constitutional authority as President and shown a disregard for the “rule of law” by firing the CEO of General Motors and directing GM as to what type of autos it should build.
16) He has exceeded his constitutional authority as President and shown a disregard for the “rule of law” by seizing the assets of GM bondholders and transferring them to the auto workers union in violation of existing bankruptcy laws.
17) He has exceeded his constitutional authority as President and shown a disregard for the “rule of law” by seizing Chrysler Motors and selling it to a foreign auto maker.
18) He has exceeded his constitutional authority as President and shown a disregard for the “rule of law” by his seizure and control of the student loan industry through the vehicle of the Affordable Care Act ("Obamacare").
19) He has exceeded his constitutional authority as President and shown a disregard for the “rule of law” by imposing an unconstitutional mandate on every American citizen to purchase health care insurance as a requirement of citizenship under penalty of fines, through the vehicle of the Affordable Care Act ("Obamacare").
20) He has exceeded his constitutional authority as President and shown a disregard for the “rule of law” by appointing at least 32 “czars” who are accountable to no one but himself, and who have the power to create policy and spend taxpayer funds.
21) He has exceeded his constitutional authority as President and shown a disregard for the “rule of law” by ordering BP (British Petroleum), a private company, to place $20 billion in an escrow account towards the clean-up of an oil spill in the Gulf of Mexico, and the reimbursement of American entities for losses incurred.
22) He has exceeded his constitutional authority as President and shown a disregard for the “rule of law” by imposing an unconstitutional moratorium on drilling in the Gulf of Mexico. When US District Court judge Martin Feldman ruled this moratorium to be unconstitutional, Obama simply revoked it and imposed a new moratorium that was virtually identical to the old one. Feldman then declared that the Obama administration was in "contempt of Court".
23) He has shown a disregard for the “rule of law” by ordering or allowing his Attorney General Eric Holder to dismiss the case against two Black Panther “thugs” who physically threatened voters and used racial epithets in front of a Philadelphia polling place with the clear intention of intimidating voters, even after the case had already been won.
Whistleblower Christopher Coates, former voting chief for the DOJ’s Civil Rights Division, testified under oath before the U.S. Commission on Civil Rights that the Department of Justice cultivates a “hostile atmosphere” against “race-neutral enforcement” of the Voting Rights Act. He said civil rights attorneys stick to cases that involve minority victims, and that the Black Panther case was dismissed following “pressure” by the NAACP and “anger” at the case within the Justice Department itself.
This constitutes racial discrimination in favor of minorities.
24) He has shown a disregard for the “rule of law” by seeking to use repaid TARP funds as economic stimulus in violation of the TARP law itself which stipulated that repaid funds must be used to pay down the deficit or the national debt.
25) He has shown a disregard for the “rule of law” by firing Inspector General Gerald Walpin for investigating the misuse of federal funds by one of Obama's personal friends and a supporter, in violation of rules that were established at least in part, by Barack Obama himself while he was still a U.S. Senator.
26) He has unnecessarily threatened the security of the United States and the safety of its citizens by releasing top secret classified information regarding the manner and methods in which the CIA interrogates high value detainees.
27) He has unnecessarily threatened the security of the United States and the safety of its citizens by releasing classified information regarding defense systems to the Russians, and has been considering providing them with even more such information.
28) He has unnecessarily threatened the security of the United States and the safety of its citizens by ordering his Attorney General Eric Holder to conduct the trials of foreign terrorists and enemy combatants in American courts of law, thus endowing foreigners with rights granted exclusively to American citizens, thereby making their conviction more difficult and their release more likely. Fortunately, widespread opposition and negative public opinion caused him to reverse his position.
29) He has unnecessarily threatened the security of the United States by cutting defense spending to the point that a number of retired military generals and admirals from all five service branches have warned that the cuts will be "harmful", will prevent the military from performing missions, and will limit their ability to react in times of crisis.
30) He has unnecessarily threatened the security of the United States by jeopardizing the relations with our traditional allies, while at the same time accommodating our traditional enemies.
31) He has unnecessarily threatened the security of the United States and the safety of its citizens by failing to secure the border with Mexico.
32) He has exceeded his constitutional authority as President and threatened the safety of American citizens by ordering his Attorney General Eric Holder to bring a lawsuit against the sovereign state of Arizona for passing a law which mirrors existing federal law and attempts to protect the citizens of Arizona from the rampant criminal activity of illegal aliens. Arizona only passed the law because the federal government has refused to perform its constitutionally-mandated duty of border security.
33) He has unnecessarily threatened the security of the United States and the safety of its citizens by using border security as a political bargaining chip in an effort to push for “comprehensive immigration reform”.
34) He has unnecessarily threatened the security of the United States and the safety of its citizens as well as the citizens of Mexico, by ordering or allowing his Attorney General Eric Holder to implement "Project Gunrunner" which later became known as "Fast and Furious", whereby the U.S. government allowed the sale of thousands of weapons to "straw purchasers" who would deliver those weapons to drug cartels in Mexico. This program was apparently conducted in an effort to "prove" that gun-trafficking from the U.S. to Mexico is a serious problem that can only be corrected by instituting strict gun control laws. This program resulted in the deaths of hundreds of Mexican citizens and at least one American border patrol agent.
This constitutes conspiracy to defraud. It can also be argued that this constitutes "manslaughter by proxy" if terms such as "gross negligence", "culpable negligence", or "willful indifference to human life" are applied.
35) He has unnecessarily threatened the safety and security of American and NATO forces in Afghanistan by “dithering” for 3 months after General Stanley McChrystal submitted a request for an additional 40,000 troops to implement a strategy Obama had previously approved. His “dithering” negatively impacted the morale of U.S. troops in Afghanistan while aiding and abetting America’s enemies.
36) He has unnecessarily threatened the safety and security of American and NATO forces in Afghanistan by deciding to send 30,000 additional troops at the same time announcing a date for a withdrawal of all troops from Afghanistan, thereby undermining any chance for success, and sending confusing signals to our allies and enemies. Since taking office, Obama's policies have resulted in twice the number of Americans being killed in Afghanistan compared to the previous eight years of the Bush administration.
37) He has unnecessarily broken U.S. Presidential protocol by bowing to foreign dignitaries.
38) He has misappropriated taxpayer funds through the vehicle of a $787 billion stimulus package that “overwhelmingly” benefited districts and jurisdictions that supported Barack Obama during the 2008 presidential election.
39) He has misappropriated taxpayer funds through the vehicle of grants given to green energy companies that were managed or owned by political supporters and donors, even when he was warned that some such grants were too risky. Many of those grants were wasted because they were unable to prevent the recipient companies from ultimate failure and bankruptcy.
40) He has unnecessarily threatened the U.S. economy and the welfare of its citizens by dramatically growing the federal public debt. Obama is on track to have added as much debt by the end of his first term as all prior 43 presidents of the United States combined. This is a level of borrowing and spending that is unsustainable and will ultimately lead to default. The AAA credit rating of the U.S. has already been downgraded by one rating agency.
41) He has unnecessarily threatened the national security by dramatically growing the federal debt, thereby making the U.S. increasingly beholden to credit from foreign nations that could potentially become our enemies.
42) He has unnecessarily threatened the U.S. economy and the welfare of its citizens by allowing the Federal Reserve to print money through the vehicles of "Quantitative Easing" thereby reducing the value of U.S. dollars and causing artificial inflation. This inflation has resulted in higher prices for commodities such as food, oil, gasoline, gold, etc. This dollar devaluation has also caused other nations to question the validity of the United States Dollar as the world’s reserve currency.
43) He has shown a disregard for the “rule of law” by consistently seeking to circumvent the Congress. For example, when "Cap and Trade" failed to pass in Congress, he ordered the EPA to issue a finding that CO2 is a pollutant, and began imposing tough new regulations on coal-fired power plants. He has quite plainly said: "Whenever Congress won't act, I will".
44) He has shown a disregard for the “rule of law” by consistenty ignoring court rulings to pursue his agenda. For example, he ignored a court order from the Circuit Court of Appeals for Washington D.C. which stated that the FCC does not have the power to regulate the Internet, but went ahead and ordered the FCC to begin regulating the Internet. He used the DOJ to attack Voter ID laws passed in South Carolina and Arizona, even though they are similar to those already approved by the Supreme Court of the United States. He even reprimanded the Supreme Court at a State of the Union address.
45) He has shown a disregard for the “rule of law” by consistenty ignoring the will of the people in the Sovereign States. Aside from the Arizona law discussed in #32 above, he also attempted to impose regulatory requirements on the 19 states with authority for exclusive regulation of their coal mines for the first time in more than 30 years. He used the NLRB to try and muzzle over 80 percent of state voters who supported a secret ballot amendment to the South Carolina Constitution, and attempted to tell an employer in the state (Boeing) where they can and cannot base manufacturing facilities.
46) He has shown a disregard for the “rule of law” by using the HHS to impose regulations on religious organizations that would cause them to contradict their beliefs in violation of the First Amendment. Specifically, he mandated that religious entities such as Catholic, Baptist and Jewish schools and churches be required to provide medical services they find unconscionable to their employees. When he attempted to compromise with an "accommodation" (in name only) that would require insurance companies to provide the services for free to the religious organization employees, he only made matters worse as many religious-based hospitals and schools are self-insurers.
Barack Hussein Obama is perhaps the most corrupt and lawless individual to ever occupy the Office of President of the United States. He is not eligible to be there; he knows that; and he has covered it up. Once there, he abused and misused the Office. He has misappropriated taxpayer funds to pay off his friends, donors and supporters at the expense of the public. He has exceeded his constitutional authority and shown a disregard for the "rule of law". He has sought to circumvent the Constitution, the Congress, the Sovereign States and their voters. He has threatened the U.S. economy and the welfare of American citizens. He has endangered national security and put at risk the safety of Americans. He has committed perjury, bribery, influence peddling, fraud, conspiracy to defraud, and identity theft. He is responsible for the deaths of hundreds of Mexican citizens, hundreds of U.S. and NATO soldiers, and at least one American border patrol agent. Surely these actions constitute "high crimes and misdemenors", do they not?
Why is the media silent? When will we act?