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Thread: Impeachable Offense

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    Re: Impeachable Offense

    I think this thread really proves my point about why this will not be impeachable.

    It's not that Obama knew he could get away with it legally.

    It's that he knew he could get away with it politically.

    Legally the Obama administration have not provided a legal justification and framework for these drone strikes I believe satisfies in any way, shape or form serious legal questions about whether or not these were constitutional actions.

    However, you listen to the overwhelming consent voiced in this thread because it had to do with terrorism and you'll find why he'll never be impeached over it.

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    Re: Impeachable Offense

    Sheriffs all across the country hope not. Seems silly to impeach a sheriff when one of his deputies discharges his firearm against a criminal and kills the criminal.

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    Re: Impeachable Offense

    Depends entirely on the circumstances. When you actively engage in actions against the United States, and attempt to harm your fellow citizens, you place yourself out of normal guidelines.
    "Human kindness has never weakened the stamina or softened the fiber of a free people. A nation does not have to be cruel to be tough."
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    Re: Impeachable Offense

    Does the Constitution provide for the death penalty or is this not addressed?

    Real question. No sarcasm. It might help me understand.

    Quote Originally Posted by Henrin View Post
    And yet the constitution makes no such distinction.

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    Re: Impeachable Offense

    I'm no Obama fan and I was initially negative about this strategy. I felt there needed to be a special court to insure that death warrants were not issued casually. I think they are now addressing that issue, no doubt due to my great wisdom, and are providing this.

    There are numerous ruling by SCOTUS that have negated the purity of the 4th amendment. For Constitutional purists, this must be disturbing (check points are an example). I'm glad this is now out in the open.

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    Re: Impeachable Offense

    Quote Originally Posted by obvious Child View Post
    Is denying Americans the right to life without due process an impeachable offense?

    Let's put it in context.
    Nixon foiled LBJ's peace talks with Vietnam and extended the war killing more USA soldiers. That was OK.
    Reagan sabotaged Carter's negotiations with Iran to free the hostages and Used lots of death and destruction in Nicaragua to finance it. That was OK.
    Bush1 suckered Saddam into attempting to reclaim his oil lands from Kuwait. led to 1st Iraq war. Thousands of dead Iraqis. That was OK.
    Bush 2 (shrub) invaded Iraq and killed hundreds of thousands and 4,000 dead Soldiers. That was OK.
    Obama helped invade Libya and lots of death resulted. That was OK.
    Am I missing something here, or is this just a partisan turd toss.

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    Re: Impeachable Offense

    While many threads on here are "partisan turd tosses" I think our purpose here is to examine the rightness or wrongness of the specific actions of pre-emptive justice abroad. So far, I've seen both sides presented but not in the "turd toss" manner.

    Bush 2's action were not OK with me and a lot of other people. So please be fair.



    Quote Originally Posted by DaveFagan View Post
    Let's put it in context.
    Nixon foiled LBJ's peace talks with Vietnam and extended the war killing more USA soldiers. That was OK.
    Reagan sabotaged Carter's negotiations with Iran to free the hostages and Used lots of death and destruction in Nicaragua to finance it. That was OK.
    Bush1 suckered Saddam into attempting to reclaim his oil lands from Kuwait. led to 1st Iraq war. Thousands of dead Iraqis. That was OK.
    Bush 2 (shrub) invaded Iraq and killed hundreds of thousands and 4,000 dead Soldiers. That was OK.
    Obama helped invade Libya and lots of death resulted. That was OK.
    Am I missing something here, or is this just a partisan turd toss.

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    Re: Impeachable Offense

    Quote Originally Posted by specklebang View Post
    Does the Constitution provide for the death penalty or is this not addressed?

    Real question. No sarcasm. It might help me understand.
    The death penalty is fine in terms of due process. Though it does violate the right to life.

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    Re: Impeachable Offense

    As we see from the voting, there is no firm consensus on this topic. That's healthy (I think).

    Quote Originally Posted by Henrin View Post
    The death penalty is fine in terms of due process. Though it does violate the right to life.

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    Re: Impeachable Offense

    Quote Originally Posted by Slyfox696 View Post
    Sheriffs all across the country hope not. Seems silly to impeach a sheriff when one of his deputies discharges his firearm against a criminal and kills the criminal.
    The drone strikes were ordered by _ _ _ _ _.

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