Alan Keyes
Pledge to impeach: stop Obama's dictatorship
By Alan Keyes
February 21, 2014

Though both involve achieving a goal, politics is more like fighting a battle than taking a trip. We can't just think about how we move from where we are to where we want to be. We have to think about how the adversary will move to hinder us – not only by using his own forces against us, but by luring us into maneuvers that weaken us, and expose us to failure or defeat before we reach our objective.

The tide is rising on which to launch the impeachment/removal craft that can successfully carry the nation to safe harbor from Barack Obama's tyrannical intent. In addition to commentators, pundits, and politicians who are taking up the cry, I have begun to receive fundraising communications from apparently well-meaning groups asking people to sign petitions to Congress, fund phone calls to representatives, etc., pushing for impeachment. You know that there's at least a perceived boomlet of public feeling at work when people think it will help in their appeals for contributions.

This budding enthusiasm is a positive moment in the battle to thwart Obama's plans for dictatorship, but only if it energizes the engine of a vehicle capable of sustained movement toward that strategic objective. Apart from such a vehicle, it could instead provide Obama's elitist faction collaborators with an opportunity to engineer a fall that deflates enthusiasm instead.

For example, if the Republican-controlled Congress impeaches Obama on a timetable that hurries to trial before the upcoming election, what will happen? In the Democrat-controlled U.S. Senate, the vote to remove the would-be tyrants will fail. Obama and his elitist faction collaborators will say that settles the matter, and they will use every propaganda outlet at their disposal to enforce that conclusion upon the public mind.

But strategically, the success of the impeachment/removal effort depends on turning November's congressional elections into a vote of no-confidence in the present administration of government – a referendum on the impeachment/removal issue. Doing so is the only way to maximize the number of people in Congress who support impeaching/removing Obama and his cronies, while putting maximum grassroots pressure on other congressional representatives to join their ranks.

This electoral strategy is critically important, since only by reforming Congress at the ballot box do the American people stand a chance of reforming the government before Obama completes his tyrannical maneuvers. Obama's elitist faction collaborators therefore have a strong interest in making sure the impeachment/removal issue does not become the focus of the 2014 vote.

The Bible offers a good illustration of their best strategy for turning the growing energy of the impeachment/removal cause against itself:

"And Judah took a wife for Er his firstborn, whose name was Tamar. And Er, Judah's firstborn, was wicked in the sight of the LORD; and the LORD slew him. And Judah said unto Onan, Go in unto thy brother's wife, and marry her, and raise up seed to thy brother. And Onan knew that the seed should not be his; and it came to pass, when he went in unto his brother's wife, that he spilled it on the ground, lest that he should give seed to his brother" (Genesis 38:6-10, AV).

As the enthusiasm for impeachment/removal rises, I therefore expect the elitist faction's fifth columnists to raise a clamor in favor of dealing with the impeachment/removal issue now, right away, without waiting to give people a chance to reform Congress with their voting power in November. That way, when Congress reconvenes in 2015, Obama and his GOP quislings will still be in charge, ready to move forward with all the socialist, America-destroying offal they mean to ram down the throats of the American people.

Another aspect of what we might call the "Onan maneuver" will be to fund a plethora of different groups offering to put pressure on Congress for immediate action. The sly aim here is to multiply spillways so that there is no one venue where the roster of support for the impeachment/removal effort can be seen to build.

Yet such a roster is the key to maximizing the effectiveness of the impeachment/removal congressional reform effort. As visible support for that effort builds, it will cast a long shadow over the expectations and calculations of those on the political scene and those who observe it.

This is why I am encouraging people to visit PledgeToImpeach. Add your name to the roster of voters demanding that candidates take the impeachment/removal pledge. Do everything you can to encourage your like-minded friends, co-workers, and others to participate in the effort.

Rightly understood, the impeachment/removal strategy isn't about subjects begging rulers for favors that mitigate their tyranny. It's about free people mobilizing our voting power to demand and elect representatives who will implement our will to defend/restore America's liberty.

So PledgeToImpeach isn't another spurious ploy to vent your feelings. It's a strategic vehicle with which to reassert liberty by using it effectively. So join us. Do more than cry out. Think, act, and dare to win.

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