@FL10thAmendment Impeachment is for lawfully serving officers. Congress won't do ANYTHING; or are in on it. Jail the whole bunch of DCvers.
Through Article II section 4 of the Constitution, the people have delegated a great power to Congress to remove certain members of government from office. A careful reading of this section shows that Congress has the power to remove not only the President and the Vice President but ALL civil officers. One standard for removal is conviction of a high crime or misdemeanor. The language of this clause is very clear even using legally demanding language. This clause in the Supreme Law of our land demands Congress to act as they did when Former President Clinton was impeached for contempt.
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 andMisdemeanors~ Article II Section 4 US Constitution
We know Presidents and Vice Presidents are impeachable, but have we forgotten the third category of people in this clause: all civil officers? Eric Holder is a civil officer. Eric Holder is a civil officer that has been found in contempt.
The Constitution therefore DEMANDS that Congress remove Eric Holder from office. So what are they doing? Last report in the mainstream media is that they are going to “sue” himin civil court. Sue him? The Constitution does not offer that option, however it does demand he be removed from office. I think at this time it is relevant to point out that Article II section 4 does not have a stipulation that removal from office is only necessary in non-election years. All employees are required to fulfill their job description regardless of what time of the year it is, and Congress should be no exception. Have they forgotten that they took an oath to support and defend the CONSTITUTION?
Honestly, how can Congress possibly live up to their oath when they apparently have no understanding of what the Constitution means and their job requirement within it? Then again, we give them no training. If we were running a business and the members of congress were employees of that business, We The People would be in danger of a lawsuit for negligent supervision of our employees. Negligent supervision occurs when an employer fails to properly train its employees and the employees commit an act of negligence as a result of their lack of proper training. We are not training our congressional employees and they are committing negligent acts that are resulting in the destruction of our Constitution.
Many of us received and email from Congress demanding that the people remove Eric Holder from office. The email reveals that Congress is either shirking its duty and passing the buck to the people or is unaware of their obligation under Article II section 4.
It’s time for Attorney General Holder to step aside. He’s misled Congress, and entirely botched the investigation of the Operation Fast and Furious debacle — yet he still leads our nation’s Justice Department. It’s just another example of the Obama Administration’s transparent hypocrisy that despite the tragic and very human toll of this scandal, Attorney General Holder refuses to resign — and President Obama refuses to remove him.
It’s up to the American people to replace both of them on November 6.
Let’s restore justice to the Justice Department.
So, is Congress inadequately trained or do they simply feel too burdened by their responsibilities? Are they truly overwhelmed by their duty to support and defend the Constitution? Are really looking to their employers, We The People, for relief as the email assert: “it’s up to the American people?”
If our employees are unable to do their job, perhaps we need to put out some help wanted ads. Perhaps, this time we need to list plainly and clearly what the job requirements are and demand those who are hired have the proper training and exhibit a proven proficiency in the very object of their oath: the Constitution of the United States. If we do not, then We The People, the employers, are guilty of negligent supervision and our children will suffer the consequences of our negligence.
KrisAnne Hall is an attorney and former prosecutor, fired after teaching the Constitution to TEA Party groups - she would not sacrifice liberty for a paycheck. She is a disabled veteran of the US Army, a Russian linguist, a mother, a pastor's wife and a patriot. She now travels the country and teaches the Constitution and the history that gave us our founding documents. All articles originally published at krisannehall.com
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