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I agree... I simply have a hard time understanding how the proposed violation is something "light".and impeachment of the President of the United States should not be done lightly
Yes... and if he violates that order to stop, you have said, then you'd consider impeachment as he would be in contempt of court.Furthermore, he can make a legal case that he's following the law. It's a bull**** case, to be sure, but that's pretty standard in politics: The president interprets the law in the way most favorable to himself, his solicitor-general creates the legal arguments to justify it, and the court either buys it or they order him to stop.
But... by willfully violating the law itself, he's already in contept of the law.
Contempt of court is impeachable, contempt of the law is not? The difference is...?
Rememeber that the President is, among other things, charged with faithfully executing the laws passed by Congress; wilfully violating the law is a willfull vioation of the oath to that effect.
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I support impeachment for any president who does not follow the law but, sadly it will never happen.
Obama, Bush Jr., Clinton, Bush Sr. Reagan, etc have all not followed the law but, the dog and pony show continues.
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