Crimes and Misdemeanors

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  • My reasons why Obama should be impeached

    OVERVIEW: According to Article II, Section 4 of the Constitution, "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." [1] This issue that is at stake here is what constitutes a high crime or misdemeanor, and thus would be sufficient grounds for impeachment. CONCLUSION: While many of Obama's actions have been distasteful to many, the question here is whether or not his actions meet that standard of "High Crimes and Misdemeanors." It is not a crime to sign into law a bill, even if that bill restricts rights and grants the government too much authority.

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  • Do you think Obama should be impeached for what he has done?

    The president has done nothing worthy of impeachment he has not committed treason, bribery, or other high crimes or misdemeanors. I would like to know specifically what "high crimes and misdemeanors" advocates of his impeachment feel he has committed. According to the Constitution, impeachment is only for "treason, bribery, or other high crimes and misdemeanors".

  • Should President Obama be impeached?

    As skeptikitten has noted, there are specific criteria set out in Article II section 4: "treason, bribery, or other high crimes and misdemeanors." Also, it is generally accepted that only congress can decide what "high crimes and misdemeanors" means, so unless someone here on debate.Org is a member of congress, none of the alleged crimes mentioned here qualify. Under Article II, Section 4 of the Constitution: "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." Even assuming the worst of the allegations - lying to the public - there is no impeachable offense. Article II SEction 4 of the Constitution lays out the offenses for impeachment as "Treason, Bribery, or other high Crimes and...

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  • Petraeus Scandal

    The legal right to impeach public officials is in Article I, Sections 2 and 3 of the US Constitution, the grounds for impeachment are in Article II, Section 4, "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." Bribery, perjury, and treason are the most obvious "high crimes and misdemeanors" for which a US President can be impeached. : : The legal right to impeach public officials is in Article I, Sections 2 and 3 of the US Constitution, the grounds for impeachment are in Article II, Section 4, "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." Bribery, perjury, and treason are the most...

  • Gun Homicide Rate Down 49%

    1) Guns accessibility 2)Population Increase 3)More petty crimes and misdemeanors 4)More influx of illegal immigrants and gangs 5)Guns sales up So although these facts you just displayed are real, that does not mean that less people are dying because of guns. 56% of Americans think gun crime went up in the past 20 years, 12% think it went down.All thanks to stricter gun laws.1993 was the peak of a huge spike in gun crimes. All I can think of is this: http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Violent_Crime_Control_and_Law_Enforcement_Act: At 5/7/2013 11:22:53 PM, drhead wrote: : 1993 was the peak of a huge spike in gun crimes.

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