Catherine J. Frompovich
Hopefully, in this article I can speak intelligently to political issues, as my normal bailiwick is consumer health issues, vaccine safety advocacy in particular.
There comes a time when I feel everyone must take a stand for what he or she believes in and in what truly makes substantial difference to their sense of morality, ethics, governance, and community. For me, at least, the saturation point has arrived! I’m up to my eyeballs in overload from the lack of transparency in an administration that originally campaigned on changing the former administration’s very lack of transparency that thrust the USA, the beloved country I was born and raised in, into illegitimate wars, plus an untenable disregard for the U.S. Constitution, the Bill of Rights, and usurpation of all the basic freedoms Americans cherished for as long as our history remembers. The time has come for me to speak up, and that I will do now while I feel I still can under the First Amendment to the U.S. Constitution.
Anyone who knows me will agree that I’m a person who tells it like it is; I don’t spit polish dings into perfection, nor do I appreciate human dingbat frailties no matter where they occur, especially in elected officials. In my unflattering opinion, it seems we have an infestation of dingbats within the U.S. Congress and, particularly, in the Obama administration, starting at the very top. Strong words? Yes, but strongly impeachable actions definitively deserve strong words, in my opinion.
Let’s go back to the last time the word impeachment was seriously bandied around Washington, DC, in the media, and the press. Do you remember how incensed members of Congress were about some stains on Monica Lewinsky’s little blue dress? Those stains came about, supposedly, because of a non-discretionary sexual liaison with then President Clinton and a White House intern. OMG!
Seemingly, everyone became incensed about President Clinton’s testimony about the word “is”. Remember how pundits scathed and just about everyone’s eyebrows almost levitated about, “It depends on what the meaning of the words ‘is’ is.” Well, quite frankly, that kind of legal horseplay was nothing compared with the double talk, lies, and apparent back-room deals to give away U.S. sovereignty and rights to the United Nations. Instead of my writing about it, maybe you would like to hear from none other than Alex Jones of InfoWars here. I know many folks may consider Mr. Jones a “conspiracy theorist” but, he’s got the evidence goods to back up what he says.
Regarding transparency, which was a major plank in Mr. Obama’s 2008 campaign platform, Huff Post Politics does a great job in the article “NSA Surveillance Revelations Shine Spotlight on Obama Administration.”
In that article, Calvin Woodward points out,
Since becoming president, Obama has churned out an impressive stream of directives flowing from his promise to deliver “the most transparent administration in history.”
And Woodward cites a few things Obama did, but—and here’s the BIG but—he also says
Then there’s the other government.
It prosecutes leakers like no administration before it. It exercises state-secrets privileges to quash court cases against it. It hides a vast array of directives and legal opinions underpinning government actions – not just intelligence and not all of it about national security.
Now it’s known to conduct sweeping phone-records and Internet surveillance of ordinary people in programs kept on the lowdown until an employee of a National Security Agency contractor revealed them.
Then there happens to be a litany of 12 impeachable offenses that, perhaps, readers would like to consider. The offenses are drafted by Michael Connelley, JD, a retired Constitutional attorney, and enumerated here. Of the ‘dirty dozen’, the one that stands out as the most egregious, in my opinion, is Attorney Connelley’s Number
11. The President of the United States is not authorized by the Constitution to take our nation to war without the consent of the Congress of the United States. The only exception to this is the authority granted to the President by Congress under the War Powers Act. This law allows the President to take immediate action without the consent of Congress if there is an imminent threat to the security of the United States, or its citizens. Although there was clearly no such imminent threat caused by the Civil War in Libya, the President committed members of the United States military to combat missions in a foreign country without the consent of Congress. He based his authority on a United Nations resolution, and a resolution by the Arab League. [CJF emphasis]
Updates are needed. Benghazi and the killing of four Americans need to be added to Mr. Connelley’s list, I think, as only one person could be held responsible for giving the order to stand down, and that person is the president. Somehow, the president’s going to bed and not worrying about what was going on or happening in Benghazi ought to be considered an abandonment of the U.S. Ambassador and Navy Seals, and an impeachable criminal act, in my opinion. The USA does not abandon its people, especially its Ambassador!
According to Slate, “…he [the president] and his team made up a fake story about a ‘spontaneous uprising’ in Benghazi and downplayed intelligence that it could have been a premeditated attack by known terrorist organizations.” Are we learning about lies?
Then there’s the current NSA can of worms opened by whistleblower Edward Snowden, who exposed NSA’s unconstitutional surveillance, which, in essence, became an executive agent for a presidential dragnet and the resultant surveillance state, in my opinion. Furthermore, PRISM (a clandestine national security electronic surveillance program) violates two federal laws and the Fourth Amendment to the U.S. Constitution. See that discussed here.
Don’t you think all the above is definitely more serious than stains on a dress? Why can’t Congress or U.S. citizens get that? Why aren’t there demands for impeachment like we heard for Bill Clinton or even George W. Bush? Perhaps the answer may be found in color, as in the color of Mr. Obama’s skin. Perhaps, everyone is afraid of being labeled a racist if they don’t agree with him. Therefore, are all presidential transgressions being shoved under the Oval Office carpet because of political correctness? Well, let’s discuss the race issue as it applies to President Obama.
In my opinion, race was made an issue by Mr. Obama himself. He was the very person to play the race card first. Why do I say that? Well, factually, Mr. Obama is a mulatto, “A person having one white and one Black parent.” Mr. Obama chose to be identified as the first Black president, and not as the first biracial or mulatto president, which in fact is what he truly is. So, there you have it. In essence, Mr. Obama threw the white race part of himself and his heritage under the bus, as they would say, and chose to be known as a Black president, thereby accurately choosing a term that possibly would place the fear of God into a lot of critics if they were to oppose him. Personally, I think Mr. Obama needs to disassociate himself from everything erroneous but the facts, even to the political correctness of his race. I wonder how he listed himself on the U.S. Census form. If he checked off Black or African, he’s not told the truth!
Now what’s to be done about issues that are spiraling out of control? Well, I think concerned citizens are obliged to ask that Articles of Impeachment against President Obama be introduced by Congress. I did just that and wrote to both my Senators and Member of the House in the U.S. Congress. Below is the email letter I received from Senator Toomey of Pennsylvania, which I think explains what we need to do.
June 18, 2013
Dear Ms. Frompovich,
Thank you for contacting me about the recent scandals in the Obama administration. I appreciate hearing from you.
As you know, the Obama administration recently has been involved in several scandals and controversies. For instance, it misled the public about the attack on the U.S. diplomatic facility in Benghazi, Libya; and the Internal Revenue Service (IRS) has been subjecting conservative non-profits to inappropriate, ideologically based scrutiny. These scandals and controversies are deeply disturbing, and they must be fully investigated. Those responsible for wrong-doing must be held accountable for their actions.
Some are now calling for the impeachment of the President. The U.S. Constitution requires impeachment proceedings to originate in the House of Representatives. A majority of the House Judiciary Committee members must vote to verify that there is enough evidence to warrant impeachment. Then, the full House of Representatives must vote to approve the decision to proceed to an impeachment hearing. If that occurs, then the House Judiciary Committee will try the President on the Senate floor, with the Senate acting as the jury and the Chief Justice of the Supreme Court presiding over the trial.
As a Senator, I therefore am unable to begin impeachment proceedings. However, as I continue working with my Senate colleagues to investigate these scandals and controversies and make sure that those involved are held accountable to the American people, please be assured that I value your input and will keep your thoughts in mind.
Thank you again for your correspondence. Please do not hesitate to contact me in the future if I can be of assistance.
Pat ToomeyU.S. Senator, Pennsylvania
What Senator Toomey does not know is that I know how the process works. However, I don’t think my member of the House of Representatives, who is a staunch Obama supporter, would have the courage to introduce Articles of Impeachment. I have to depend upon others to ask their members of the U.S. House of Representatives to do that, and that’s why I wrote this article.
Catherine J Frompovich (website) is a retired natural nutritionist who earned advanced degrees in Nutrition and Holistic Health Sciences, Certification in Orthomolecular Theory and Practice plus Paralegal Studies.
Her work has been published in national and airline magazines since the early 1980s. Catherine authored numerous books on health issues along with co-authoring papers and monographs with physicians, nurses, and holistic healthcare professionals. She has been a consumer healthcare researcher 35 years and counting.
Catherine’s latest book, A Cancer Answer, Holistic BREAST Cancer Management, A Guide to Effective & Non-Toxic Treatments, is available on Amazon.com and as a Kindle eBook.
Two of Catherine’s more recent books on Amazon.com are Our Chemical Lives And The Hijacking Of Our DNA, A Probe Into What’s Probably Making Us Sick (2009) and Lord, How Can I Make It Through Grieving My Loss, An Inspirational Guide Through the Grieving Process (2008).