Bryan Fischer
In the end, it will be impeachment or the ruin of America
By Bryan Fischer
July 30, 2014

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America has a political problem: a renegade president, unbound by either Constitution or conscience.

America has a political problem. But it also has a political solution: impeachment.

In fact, it's impeachment or nothing. In the end, Republicans will have absolutely no other alternative if they wish to keep this president from transforming this once great nation into a banana republic.

Lawsuits won't work, because the president has already shown a cavalier disregard for the rule of law. Defunding won't work, because the president has already shown a cavalier disregard for budgetary restraints of any kind.

In the end, it will be impeachment or the ruin of America.

Now if the Republicans don't want to save this country, they won't attempt to impeach. If they do love this country, they will. In the end, the equation will be as simple as that.

The Founders were well aware of the fallenness of human nature. "If men were angels," they mused, "no government would be necessary." Alas, men are not angels, which is why we need a Savior and presidents need a Constitution.

The Founders knew what the Scriptures teach us, that presidents have as warped a fallen human nature as anybody else. They are ordinary sinners like us all, and just as capable of malice and lawlessness as anyone. That's exactly why the Founders included the power of impeachment, as a check on an out-of-control chief executive.

Impeachment is in there for one reason and one reason only: the Founders knew that the time would come when it would be needed.

Presidents are, as Jefferson said, to be "(bound)... down from mischief by the chains of the Constitution." When a president breaks the shackles of the Constitution, and wanders the land wrecking everything he sees, there is one and only one solution. He must be removed from office by the elected representatives of the people.

It's unlikely that the Founders believed that the power of impeachment would be used routinely – they had confidence in the people to choose their leaders wisely – but neither did they think it would be relegated to the attic to gather dust. It's in the tool kit for a reason.

Impeachment is to be used on presidents who commit "high crimes and misdemeanors." These are political crimes, not legal crimes.

If a president commits political crimes by violating his oath of office and refusing to obey the Constitution and faithfully execute the laws, his punishment is not a jail cell, but early and involuntary retirement.

John Boehner, goaded by the Democrats, has unwisely taken impeachment off the table. The reality is that the Democrats are scared to death of impeachment – they know the public is growing increasingly disaffected with Obama – and thus tried to goad Republicans into prematurely surrendering its powers of action. The GOP has been outwitted again.

The outsmarted Republicans, too dull of mind to realize they have been gamed, have stupidly dropped the one weapon they could use to save America.

The Democrats are using guns in this fight, while convincing the Republicans to voluntarily disarm. America now lies defenseless before a marauder.

(Unless otherwise noted, the opinions expressed are the author's and do not necessarily reflect the views of the American Family Association or American Family Radio.)

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