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Meese: Obama Could Be Impeached
If He Uses Executive Order
For Gun Control

Real Clear Politics, by Ian Schwartz

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Posted By:KarenJ1, 1/16/2013 11:51:46 AM

In an interview with Newsmax, former U.S. Attorney General Edwin Meese III, who served under President Reagan, says President Obama could be impeached by Congress if he enacted gun control through executive order. MEESE: It should be remembered that the president cannot by executive order do things that affects the public at large unless there is some Congressional basis for it. In other words, some Congressional authority he has been given. An executive order without specific Congressional authority can only apply to those portions of the government that are under his control. In their words, the executive branch.

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Yes he should, but sadly it won´t happen with the number of Democrats in the Senate.

      


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Reply 1 - Posted by: WAN2, 1/16/2013 11:55:59 AM     (No. 9120020)

Not enough nads.

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Reply 2 - Posted by: Scribelus, 1/16/2013 11:57:13 AM     (No. 9120023)

One can only hope that The Marxist orders the Executive Branch to become a gun-free zone. Now, one can conjure with that concept!

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Reply 3 - Posted by: Bill the Cat, 1/16/2013 11:59:27 AM     (No. 9120032)

#0, It doesn´t matter how many democrats are in the senate because impeachment happens in the house. The senate only convicts. That´s why Clinton will done in the history books as one of two presidents who have been impeached. Obama may be the third.

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Reply 4 - Posted by: sardonic, 1/16/2013 12:02:25 PM     (No. 9120040)

It will never happen because of who controls the Senate and even the questionable cajones of many Republicans. It would, however, be a fun exercise to bring impeachment charges up against the "Won" in the Congress if for no other reason than to watch little Chrissy Mathew´s head explode.

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Reply 5 - Posted by: Blue-Z-Anna, 1/16/2013 12:05:08 PM     (No. 9120048)

It´a all about the house and we control the house.

Or...do we ?

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Reply 6 - Posted by: PeoplesRepublikNY, 1/16/2013 12:12:59 PM     (No. 9120070)

The House draws up articles of impeachment ("charges") and then votes on referring those articles to the Senate for a trial. The Senate does not impeach; that is the House´s responsibility.

I´m surprised the House hasn´t already taken the steps towards impeachment, given Barry Soetoro´s contempt for the laws of the land, and his utter disregard for his sworn duty to support and defend the Constitution.

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Reply 7 - Posted by: TheMom, 1/16/2013 12:16:09 PM     (No. 9120077)

So impeach him already. Let´s get this show on the road.


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Reply 8 - Posted by: snowoutlaw, 1/16/2013 12:24:57 PM     (No. 9120100)

How can they impeach him if he isn´t legally able to be President? Just add this to the long list of Obama crimes.

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Reply 9 - Posted by: TXknitter, 1/16/2013 12:31:46 PM     (No. 9120113)

If we had a different Speaker of the House, yes, impeachment would be in order and perhaps pursued. I do not fool myself that Republicans have the courage or intelligence to do any more than threaten it, however.

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Reply 10 - Posted by: killerbee, 1/16/2013 12:34:39 PM     (No. 9120125)

I thought it would happen back in 2012 when it was so clear that he was engaging in criminal activity (Fast and Furious, Benghazi, Solyndra, and more), but now I have no faith in anything. The GOP is useless, the media is stacked, and people are just getting dumber and dumber. We are living Idiocracy.

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Reply 11 - Posted by: Veritas2009, 1/16/2013 12:43:19 PM     (No. 9120154)

Meese misses the main point. Democrats showed the effective way in 1974. Get the AG first,then John Mitchell,now Eric Holder.

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Reply 12 - Posted by: jimmiet, 1/16/2013 12:54:19 PM     (No. 9120193)

The government of the people has become the government against the people. It´s the 2nd amendment that insures the others. Our government has failed to protect the currency, private property, and individual freedoms guaranteed by the constitution. We are now faced with fight and maybe remain free or succumb and become slaves.

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Reply 13 - Posted by: lostinmassachusetts, 1/16/2013 1:03:49 PM     (No. 9120220)

#8, please stop harping on non-issues. Yes, I agree that Obama´s qualifications for becoming president are questionable. But continuing to push the "birth" issue, which has already been discounted by a majority of Americans, only undermines our own credibility. Let´s focus on mounting an effect fight over what he has and would do.

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Reply 14 - Posted by: Hotrod, 1/16/2013 1:29:37 PM     (No. 9120294)

I may be wrong but I just can´t belive that the majority of elected democrats really want to see a dictatorship. Executive orders are not to be used to defeat the checks and balances in our government, not to advance unconstitutional action by the government.

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Reply 15 - Posted by: dman, 1/16/2013 2:40:28 PM     (No. 9120450)

Impeached, but not convicted. Pee-ing in the political wind.

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Reply 16 - Posted by: Penney, 1/16/2013 3:13:22 PM     (No. 9120533)

Even back in the olden days, ...when the USA had AG´s of personal integrity and profound respect for the U.S. Constitution, Ed Meese stood out as among the very best legal minds in the country and among the most faithful to America´s Rule of Law and his oath of office. He knows what he is talking about and the GOP Congress critters should heed his wisdom.

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