Nat Hentoff, historian, novelist and syndicated columnist, is not a fan of Barack Obama. In fact, Hentoff says it’s time to consider impeachment — citing Obama’s tendency to resort to executive orders or actions whenever his proposals are rejected by the Republican-controlled House of Representatives.
“Apparently he doesn’t give one damn about the separation of power. Never before in our history has a president done these things.”
The executive power abuse issue most recently made the headlines last week when Obama said: “I’ve got a pen … and I can use that pen to sign executive orders and take executive actions.”Among these executive actions are delaying the employer mandate of ObamaCare, enacting provisions of the DREAM act by fiat, and passing gun control regulations by decree.“So, if this isn’t a reason for at least the start of an independent investigation that would lead to impeachment, what is?”
Here is a dictionary definition of “impeachment“: To make an accusation against; To charge (a public official) with improper conduct in office before a proper tribunal. Or: To challenge the validity of; try to discredit. It does not necessarily mean to “throw out” of office. Shortly after President Obama took office, Hentoff declared himself as an opponent of the administration’s swift power-grab. As reported by the Huffington Post:
“Obama has little, if any, principles except to aggrandize and make himself more and more important. You see that in his foreign policy. Obama lacks a backbone — both a constitutional backbone and a personal backbone. This is a man who is causing us and will cause us a great deal of harm constitutionally and personally. This is the first administration that has scared me.”
Hentoff is widely recognized as one of the country’s foremost authorities on both the Constitution and the Supreme Court. While he has historically leaned to the left on countless issues — he railed against George Bush and Dick Cheney, the prison at Guantanamo Bay and the National Defense Authorization Act — he has been leery of Barack Obama from the beginning. Source