Wednesday, July 2, 2014

Constitutional Rule of Leadership part 2

Article Two of the United States Constitution


3 Section 3: Presidential responsibilities
3.1 Clause 1: State of the Union
3.2 Clause 2: Making recommendations to Congress
3.3 Clause 3: Calling Congress into extraordinary session; adjourning Congress
3.4 Clause 4: Receiving foreign representatives
3.5 Clause 5: Caring for the faithful execution of the law
3.6 Clause 6: Officers' commissions

Here are several clause of the Constitution that Obama has huge disregard for. If any our all of thee are not followed to the letter are these impeachable acts? Looking at the clauses to get more clarity.

Clause 1: State of the Union 

"The State of the Union Clause imposes an executive duty on the President. That duty must be discharged periodically. The President's assessment of the State of the Union must be publicized to Congress, and thus to the nation. The publication of the President's assessment conveys information to Congress- information uniquely gleaned from the President's perspective in his various roles as Commander-in-Chief, chief law enforcer, negotiator with foreign powers, and the like-that shall aid the legislature in public deliberation on matters that may justify the enactment of legislation because of their national importance."

Clause 2: Making recommendation to Congress

"The Recommendation Clause also imposes an executive duty on the President. His recommendations respect the equal dignity of Congress and thus embody the anti-royalty sentiment that ignited the American Revolution and subsequently stripped the trappings of monarchy away from the new chief executive.

Clause 5: Qualifications for office

Beginning of the clause in the 1787 document
Section 1 of Article Two of the United States Constitution sets forth the eligibility requirements for serving as president of the United States:
No Person except a natural born Citizen, or a Citizen of the United States, at the time of the Adoption of this Constitution, shall be eligible to the Office of President; neither shall any person be eligible to that Office who shall not have attained to the Age of thirty five Years, and been fourteen Years a Resident within the United States.
See also: Natural-born citizen and President of the United States
By the time of their inauguration, the President and Vice President must be:
natural born citizens (including naturalization passed from parents)
at least thirty-five years old
inhabitants of the United States for at least fourteen years.
In this 1944 poster, Franklin Roosevelt (left) successfully campaigned for a fourth term. He was the only President who served more than two terms.
Eligibility for holding the office of President and Vice-President were modified by subsequent amendments:
The Twelfth Amendment (1804) requires the Vice-President must meet all of the qualifications of being a President.
The Twenty-second Amendment (1951) prevents a President from being elected more than twice.

Section 4: Impeachment

The President, Vice President and all civil Officers of the United States, shall be removed from Office on Impeachment for, and Conviction of, Treason, Bribery, or other High crimes and Misdemeanors.

The Constitution also allows for involuntary removal from office. The President, Vice-President, Cabinet Secretaries, and other executive officers, as well as judges, may be impeached by the House of Representatives and tried in the Senate.

Any official convicted by impeachment is immediately removed from office. The Senate may also choose to bar the removed official from holding any federal office in the future. No other punishments may be inflicted pursuant to the impeachment proceeding, but the convicted party remains liable to trial and punishment in the courts for civil and criminal charges.

Do we have a president today that has over reach this Job description according to the United States of Americas Constitution? Has he committed Impeachable acts?  America YOU Decide!  

Tuesday, July 1, 2014

Constitutional Rule of Leadership



Section 1
1 Section 1: President and Vice President
  • 1.1 Clause 1: Executive Power
  • 1.2 Clause 2: Method of choosing electors
  • 1.3 Clause 3: Electors
  • 1.4 Clause 4: Election day
  • 1.5 Clause 5: Qualifications for office
  • 1.6 Clause 6: Vacancy and disability
  • 1.7 Clause 7: Salary
  • 1.8 Clause 8: Oath or affirmation
There are several 'Section' that should be looked into but he oath of office seems to me to be the one that is over looked the most especially with our current situation in the White House. Let's take a look at the oath of affirmation.  Clause 8 Before he enters the Execution of his Office, he shall take the following Oath or Affirmation:—"I do solemnly swear (or affirm) that I will faithfully execute the Office of President of the United States, and will to the best of my Ability, preserve, protect and defend the Constitution of the United States."

Presidential Powers  

Section 2
2.1 Clause 1: Command of military; Opinions of cabinet secretaries; Pardons
2.2 Clause 2: Advice and Consent Clause
2.2.1 Treaties
2.2.2 Appointments
2.3 Clause 3: Recess appointments

Once again keep these Powers to in mind. Let's take a look at what relinquishes the power of the military from the president. The President shall be Commander in Chief of the Army and Navy of the United States, and of the Militia of the several States, when called into the actual Service of the United States; he may require the Opinion, in writing, of the principal Officer in each of the executive Departments, upon any Subject relating to the Duties of their respective Offices, and he shall have Power to grant Reprieves and Pardons for Offenses against the United States, except in Cases of Impeachment.