Rep. McClintock points out that Pres. Obama, like Julius Ceasar crossing the Rubicon, crossed a very bright constitutional line. That line was the line that required the president to get approval from congress before initiating military action that doesn’t directly protect our country.
The more I look at the Libya action, the more I realize what is going on here. This is another opportunity for Pres. Obama to destroy the constitution, the same way his heroes FDR and LBJ did so long ago. He’s trying to create the presidential office he wished he had, which is nothing short of a tyrant who can do what he likes to the world and the American people.
Republicans in the house must send a message to the office of the presidency that such military action is not tolerated by impeaching Obama. This will send a message to future presidents that no matter how badly they want to through our military assets around, they have to get approval from congress first, just like the constitution says. If we allowed Clinton the same privilege in invading Kosovo, then we need to ensure we take dramatic action now to end the pattern before it is set in stone.
Make the impeachment solely about crossing this one line, and ensure that future generations won’t live under a tyrant like Julius Caesar.