Letter: Obama should be impeached
President Obama is demonstrating all the traits usually found in fascist regimes in that he singles out his political enemies for focused retribution and then sends out his political hit men to destroy them regardless of either tradition or the law.
Witnessing this is rather odd as liberalism itself is impossible without the assumption that all men are reasonable and generally disapprove of rhetorical references to violence. Perhaps liberalism has concluded if conflict disappears, then so does the main business of politics. This in itself may produce a conundrum of conflict within the liberal mind. Assuming that people are basically rational, can they not be taught that violence and selfishness are self-defeating?
The politics of modern liberalism is centered upon an attempt at a permanent removal of all pretexts for conflict. Politics thus entails a need for the skill of a special sort, a readiness to negotiate rather than to impose a rule by force.
When force or intimidation is exercised by agencies or individuals of the government, in violation of the public trust, all are harmed. This is often a violation made without the recognition of the author or of intent. The problem in determining the identity of the author or the intent is manifestly difficult due simply to the obfuscations inherent within the organization and structure of the government itself.
Is it any longer possible to find the fingerprints of the perpetrator? Unfortunately, such a clear indication of culpability does not exist within the current oblique and tortuous nature of our political establishment. We must instead recognize the intent of coercion within the office of the president itself and assign responsibility accordingly.
In the instances of such past abuses as Fast and Furious, the Benghazi incident, the IRS debacle, the Associated Press scandal and now the intelligence-gathering disclosure of the NSA on all American citizens poses the question: Who is in charge anyway?
America is in need of a president who possesses the ability and strength of character to express a clear statement of authority and responsibility. Nowhere was that trait better expressed than in President Harry Truman’s unequivocal declaration, "The Buck Stops Here."
This unequivocal statement emanated from a man largely lacking a formal education, but well versed in the philosophical truths. This president of yesteryear possessed a character of ethical and moral strengths not often experienced in this exalted office. Harry Truman was truly a man of the people … all of the people.
It is time for Congress to act to remedy the malady that has so corrupted this once-great republic. The continued and frequent infractions and violations of the Constitution and the rule of law as has been inflicted upon this nation cannot long be endured without a Constitutional republic. Nothing less than impeachment should be considered by Congress. The system of government that the Founders created within the Constitution has been usurped and corrupted.
Barring impeachment, the people must be ever alert to uphold the Bill of Rights with particular emphasis upon the right to bear arms. Don’t ever let them take our guns.
Government is beginning to appear that it is largely composed of many who are something less than rational and reasonable. The concept of "True power emits from the barrel of a gun" appears to have displaced the need for a skill of a special sort, a readiness to negotiate rather than impose a rule by force. In the words of a popular song of some years ago, "Freedom is just another word for nothing left to lose."
Violence and selfishness have become the attributes of those who claim to rule. The readiness to negotiate has become subservient to the imposition of rule by force. Don’t ever let them take our guns.
Port Haywood, Va.