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It's About Honor, Courage, Character and Integrity

Larry Reams · Jul. 27, 2015

It’s never the wrong time to do the right thing!

First a few quotes to set the stage:

“Duty, honor, country: Those three hallowed words reverently dictate what you ought to be, what you can be, what you will be. They are your rallying point to build courage when courage seems to fail, to regain faith when there seems to be little cause for faith, to create hope when hope becomes forlorn.” —General Douglas McArthur, to the cadets at West Point, May, 1962

“And for the support of this Declaration, with a firm Reliance of the protection of divine Providence, we mutually pledge to each other our Lives, our Fortunes and our sacred Honor.” —Last sentence in the Declaration of Independence.

“THESE are the times that try men’s souls. The summer soldier and the sunshine patriot will, in this crisis, shrink from the service of their country; but he that stands by it now, deserves the love and thanks of man and woman. Tyranny, like hell, is not easily conquered; yet we have this consolation with us, that the harder the conflict, the more glorious the triumph. What we obtain too cheap, we esteem too lightly: it is dearness only that gives every thing its value. Heaven knows how to put a proper price upon its goods; and it would be strange indeed if so celestial an article as FREEDOM should not be highly rated.” —Thomas Paine, December 23, 1776

In the event you hadn’t noticed, our Constitutional Republic is imploding before our very eyes because America, as a whole, has forsaken its core values. As Americans we apparently no longer value liberty, a nation of laws, our inalienable rights, the Constitution, the sacrifice of our founders or forefathers, or the lives of over a million men of the Armed Forces who died for our liberty. Fifty-six men put everything on the line in 1776 to put into place all that we have today, yet not one single elected official at the federal level will stand on duty, honor or country to keep it in place for posterity, and the citizenry is not upholding their constitutional duty to hold them accountable.

Barack Hussein Obama is the most impeachable president in the history of our republic. The evidence can be found in the Articles of Impeachment prepared by the North American Law Center:

The previous 43 presidents can’t hold a candle to his abuse of office. 535 Members of Congress, House and Senate, know this yet lack the courage, character, and the duty to impeach him. The excuses for not doing so are many but the bottom line is cowardice. They are afraid of the consequences. They have filed law suits as a way to force the courts to be “the bad guy” but the constitution doesn’t call for law suits. Article II, Section 4 calls for impeachment, pure and simple. The law suits are just another excuse for not acting properly. We have very few elected officials at the federal level who believe in God, country, Constitution and constituency. Today it’s all about “self,” party, agenda, special interests and money. To upset special interests is to lose votes and money. So, keep kicking the can down the road and hope for the best. Wait for the next election. It comes and goes and nothing changes.

Well, as the saying goes, “enough is enough.” Elections are not going to solve America’s problem. The whole class of elected officials and their would-be replacements are the problem along with a complacent citizenry. Impeachment is our only peaceful solution. The justification for that opinion is here.

Even before his election in 2008, evidence was abundantly available to anyone who cared to see the truth that Obama was not constitutionally qualified as he was not a natural born citizen. But those whose responsibility it is to verify his qualifications turned a blind eye so as to elect our first minority president. Minority status trumped the Constitution. We preferred to judge by color of skin rather than content of character. Had Obama been properly vetted and his constitutional ineligibility been exposed, none of the following would have taken place:

  • Kagan and Sotomayor would not be on the Supreme Court and we would not have the gay marriage ruling.

  • Obamacare would not exist.

  • Iraq would not have been abandoned and thus ISIS might actually still be a “JV team.”

  • IRS would not have conservatives on their “enemies list” or penalized them for the sake of re-electing Obama.

  • The War Powers Act would not have been violated.

  • No Benghazi. No Fast and Furious. No Bergdahl trade. No ridiculous Rules of Engagement placing our forces at a disadvantage to our enemy.

  • No Iran “deal” instead of a treaty with the Senate’s involvement.

  • 100,000 plus illegal alien criminals would not have been released on our streets.

  • No amnesty for illegals.

  • Our foreign allies would still be allies and our enemies would not have received such overwhelming support and funding.

  • We would not have given millions to the terrorist groups Hamas and the Muslim Brotherhood. That’s “aiding and abetting” terrorists on the official State Department list.

  • Our military would still be recognized as the best in the world and not reduced to pre WWII levels.

  • Our economy would have long since recovered and the unemployment rate would be back to normal.

  • Our welfare rolls would be half the size they are now.

  • $7 trillion or so would not have been added to the national debt.

  • Our nation would not be as divided as in Civil War days.

  • Muslims would not be the favored class within this administration and there would be no war on Christianity.

  • Maybe political correctness would not have advanced to the status of “utterly ridiculous” and truth would prevail.

  • No Common Core. No EPA war against society. No unaccountable Czars. No Valerie Jarrett. No Clinton and Kerry Secretaries of State.

  • No communist administration.

  • No chief executive who lies every time he’s in front of an audience or a camera, about everything, who has become a laughing stock around the globe and an embarrassment to America.

  • No tyrannical, anti-American Imperial King who shreds the constitution, bypasses congress, changes the law with his pen and phone, spends our money by the billions (millions for personal vacations alone), and in general does what he damn well wants to do with no regard to the consequences. A narcissist of the highest order.

We could all list scores more abuses of power all because We the People did not hold our elected officials accountable on one of the most important issues of the past 240 years. And in addition to all of the above, it sets a dangerous precedent. When you don’t do the right thing, it becomes easier for the successor to push the envelope even farther. We allowed the Constitution to be severely violated so as to place an ineligible person in the Oval Office. Now we have three more candidates who are also not constitutionally eligible, for the same reason, who feel they have a right to violate the Constitution too. And if Hillary and Billary go back into the White House, well, “you ain’t seen nothin’ yet.” Where does it end? When we end it!

So, what’s the solution, America? Impeachment. That’s the constitutional solution. It’s the honorable solution. But first a question: Did you know that all 535 members of Congress, even your member, is guilty of a felony? Research the legal term “misprision.” According to 18 US Code 2382: “Whomever, owing allegiance to the United States and having knowledge of the commission of any treason against them, conceals and does not, as soon as may be, disclosed and make known the same to the President or to some judge of the United States, or to the governor or to some judge or justice of a particular state, is guilty of misprision of treason and shall be fined under this title or imprisoned not more than seven years, or both.”

Short version: Every member of Congress who takes an oath of office to protect and defend the Constitution of the United States against all enemies, foreign and domestic, is guilty of complicity in Barack Obama’s treason. He is the bank robber and they are the get-away drivers. They are as guilty as he because they know of the acts yet do nothing about it. That is a felony with up to seven years behind bars. Does your representative know this? Probably not. Should they know? Yes. Should you inform them? Yes. Maybe it will encourage action. Maybe they’ll suddenly develop some courage, character, integrity, honor.

Today the oath of office to “protect and defend” is nothing but a perfunctory ceremony so one can take their seat in Congress. It has no obligation to duty, honor, country attached to it if we do not hold them accountable to it, and we don’t.

So the first step in the solution to save our republic is to find enough courageous, honorable citizens who’ll pledge their “lives, their fortunes and their sacred honor” to uphold the Constitution and our republic. Enough citizens who prefer to restore our republic peacefully rather than through civil war. Next is for this group to find one courageous, honorable member of Congress who will hand deliver the legally prepared Articles of Impeachment to the House Judiciary Committee for action. Once presented to the committee, they must act on it. It’s the rule. They can’t table it, can’t ignore it, can’t follow Boehner’s dictum that “impeachment is not on the table.” It is on the table, and the Judiciary Committee must act. It must investigate and evaluate the Articles and vote. It may vote yea or nay, but it must vote. It only takes a simple majority and there are enough Republicans on the committee to vote yea without a single Democrat vote.

If they vote yea, it goes to the full House for a vote. The articles are presented to the full House that also must vote yea or nay. It also cannot table the issue. If it votes yea, it goes to the Senate for trial. There are enough votes in the House to vote yea without a single Democrat vote. There is a trial in the Senate conducted by the Chief Justice of the Supreme Court. If found guilty, Obama is removed from office and liable for criminal charges once no longer president. The details of this whole process can be found here.

Thus, everyone reading this is a player. You’re either one who waits for someone else to do it. i.e. part of the problem, or, you’re part of the solution and take action to further this initiative. Either a summer soldier and sunshine patriot or part of the restoration of our republic. If you ever took an oath to “protect and defend the Constitution,” such as veterans, you can join your member of Congress in being guilty of misprision of treason, or, you can persuade your member of Congress to issue the Articles of Impeachment to the House Judiciary Committee. It’s as simple as that. Be part of the solution and allow your posterity to enjoy the freedoms you’ve enjoyed and protect them from dictatorship.

If you’re not already part of this effort, your beginning starts here. This is the lead group out of Tennessee with 16 states now having a Facebook page and/or website. Start at this site. Then pass on the information. The grassroots must get involved.

(Mr. Reams is a Christian, senior citizen, family man, veteran, conservative and retired small business owner.;

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