Tom Tancredo: If Obama’s Not Impeached, ‘Join a Militia’ and ‘Stock Up’ on Guns
Former Colorado congressman Tom Tancredo has written a new column for ultra-right-wing “news” site WorldNetDaily, calling for the GOP to impeach President Obama and calling on supporters to “join a militia” if they don’t.
“Even many in the Democratic establishment are admitting that general amnesty by edict is unconstitutional and, as such, is an impeachable offense,” Tancredo writes. “The Republican establishment – and the conservative establishment as well – is virtually unanimous in saying, yes, it is an impeachable offense, but it is a trap, so we must not talk about impeachment.”
“That argument is tantamount to saying that even if Obama burned the American flag on the White House lawn, we must look the other way and pretend it is a summer picnic because the Democratic base might get offended,” Tancredo quips.
“We are no longer debating what is an impeachable offense; we are being asked to look away and pretend the Constitution is not being shredded,” he writes. “Our answer must be: Sorry, but that is not something allowed by the genetic code of patriots.”
“The truth is impeachment will NEVER be the safest course or the smartest course for the political establishment, but it is the necessary course for the survival of the U.S. Constitution even if ultimately rejected by the U.S. Senate after a fair trial,” Tancredo argues. “We must make the case for impeachment to demonstrate that no man is above the law, not even the first black president. If we do not make that case, we are betraying the Constitution and degrading our children’s inheritance.”
“There is an additional reason we must call Obama’s bluff on impeachment,” Tancredo adds. “The time is now, not later, to accept the challenge presented by the threat to ‘energize the Democratic base.’ Are we really that afraid that the Democrat base can be rallied in support of blatantly unconstitutional acts but that the Republican base cannot be motivated and energized to respond in kind? Are we really that afraid to challenge presumptuous dictatorial behavior? If so, then the war is already lost and we should all stock our ammunition shelves and join a militia.”