North Carolina Stands Up for the Constitution – Thank you Rep. Jones

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Representative Walter Jones has introduced a resolution in Congress warning Obama that the use of military force without the approval of Congress as outlined in the Constitution would be grounds for impeachment. Article I, Section 8, Article 11 clearly defines the role of Congress, not the president to authorize offensive military force.

As Obama and Leon Panetta blatantly tell the nation how he will bypass Congress to achieve his transformation, North Carolina is the first state to say “HELL NO”.

David DeGerolamo

Congressional Source

H.CON.RES.107 — Expressing the sense of Congress that the use of offensive military force by a President without prior and clear authorization of an Act of Congress constitutes an impeachable high… (Introduced in House – IH)
HCON 107 IH

112th CONGRESS 
2d Session 
H. CON. RES. 107
Expressing the sense of Congress that the use of offensive military force by a President without prior and clear authorization of an Act of Congress constitutes an impeachable high crime and misdemeanor under article II, section 4 of the Constitution.

IN THE HOUSE OF REPRESENTATIVES 
March 7, 2012
Mr. JONES submitted the following concurrent resolution; which was referred to the Committee on the Judiciary


 CONCURRENT RESOLUTION

Expressing the sense of Congress that the use of offensive military force by a President without prior and clear authorization of an Act of Congress constitutes an impeachable high crime and misdemeanor under article II, section 4 of the Constitution.

Whereas the cornerstone of the Republic is honoring Congress’s exclusive power to declare war under article I, section 8, clause 11 of the Constitution: Now, therefore, be it

Resolved by the House of Representatives (the Senate concurring),

       That it is the sense of Congress that, except in response to an actual or imminent attack against the territory of the United States, the use of offensive military force by a President without prior and clear authorization of an Act of Congress violates Congress’s exclusive power to declare war under article I, section 8, clause 11 of the Constitution and therefore constitutes an impeachable high crime and misdemeanor under article II, section 4 of the Constitution.

OBAMA IMPEACHMENT BILL NOW IN CONGRESS

Let the president be duly warned.

Rep. Walter B. Jones Jr., R-N.C., has introduced a resolution declaring that should the president use offensive military force without authorization of an act of Congress, “it is the sense of Congress” that such an act would be “an impeachable high crime and misdemeanor.”

Specifically, Article I, Section 8, of the Constitution reserves for Congress alone the power to declare war, a restriction that has been sorely tested in recent years, including Obama’s authorization of military force in Libya.

In an exclusive WND column, former U.S. Rep. Tom Tancredo claims that Jones introduced his House Concurrent Resolution 107 in response to startling recent comments from Secretary of Defense Leon Panetta.

“This week it was Secretary of Defense Panetta’s declaration before the Senate Armed Services Committee that he and President Obama look not to the Congress for authorization to bomb Syria but to NATO and the United Nations,” Tancredo writes. “This led to Rep. Walter Jones, R-N.C., introducing an official resolution calling for impeachment should Obama take offensive action based on Panetta’s policy statement, because it would violate the Constitution.”

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Randy Dye
Randy Dye
9 years ago

Good Man!!

jen
jen
9 years ago

GW lied about WMD’s in Iraq, had a CIA agent outed! We flew a few sorties to help out NATO and keep the Libyan oil flowing for the European people. No pilots died, no soldiers were on the ground. President Obama is the bad guy? No Rep. Jones is now wasting tax payer dollars on crap like this! Disgusting!!

Bob
Bob
9 years ago
Reply to  jen

You’re right Bush did those things, he was an asshole, so you want to model your messiah after someone that did these terrible things?
Two wrongs do make a right? Is that what I’m hearing from this administration? Instead of blaming Bush, again, do something about it, kick his student out of the White House.
Man the blame Bush card was burned long time ago you idiot.

Jeff Lewis
9 years ago

I fully support Rep. Jones’ resolution, but where are the other Members of Congress from the North Carolina delegation? Where are our two U.S. Senators? Why are they not standing beside Congressman Jones in solidarity against such abuses of power by the Executive Branch?

The answer is easy, and unnerving at the same time. Unlike Congressman Jones, most of them voted for the 2012 NDAA which does away with most of the Bill of Rights. Most of them have already given the President the authority to “wage war” on Americans, to detain them without charge or trial. Senator Sessions is correct in being outraged over Defense Secretary Panetta’s comments regarding Syria, but what does Congress expect? They are the ones sending the bills to the President’s desk that give him “dictatorial” powers. Did they think Presidents Bush or Obama would veto a bill that gave each of them more power while eviscerating their own?

ALL public servants are people, but not all people are public servants. Those public servants that voted for the NDAA are people who made a mistake. If they refuse to undo that mistake, then we need to undo our mistake of thinking they serve the public, and vote them out, PERIOD.

Bob
Bob
9 years ago
Reply to  Jeff Lewis

exactly right. These representatives recognize only the power they grant themselves. They’re out of control, and after the NDAA crap they need to be tossed out of office. Everyone that voted for it. This is a ludicrious law that endangers the lives of every American in the United States. Your fools if you don’t see that.

Larry Porter
9 years ago

This is no surprise to me. The man has told us over and over that he intends to go on with or without Congress and he has done that. This is just one more step toward making us an international member, disregarding our Constitution entirely. Not one soul in power or of national influence is fighting to remove an illegal who is sitting as the most powerful man in the world. The evidence is overpowering, for those who wish to call me a wingnut. There is no reason to believe that anyone will impeach him for anything he does.

Johnny Bailey
Johnny Bailey
9 years ago

Straight up, folks! Larry is correct. If they refuse to take the president to task over the overwhelming evidence of both ineligibility AND malfeasance, they cannot POSSIBLY be relied upon to accomplish anything else of value to the average American. The reason for Congressional and Senatorial inaction? WE THE PEOPLE are no longer their boss OR employer; the NWO is! They take their instructions directly from them. That is why decisions that are blatant common sense to you and I, are not implemented by our representatives. They serve a different master, AND THIS, THIS, is what needs to change. Every serving member of both houses, even the good ones, NEED TO GO! We need to start fresh…….. we need to dismantle the entire system that has been usurped by the Bilderbergs and the One World Government types…….

The Truth
The Truth
9 years ago
Reply to  Johnny Bailey

Excellent comment, Johnny Bailey!

The dis-trustful members of congress (both houses) and their corrupt leadership have completely ignored, We, The People, for far too long. They have been carrying out the orders of their masters and destroying our Constitution and economy. Time for all of them to go!