President Of The United States Constitution

838 WordsOct 20, 20144 Pages
Article II, Section 4 of the United States Constitution says, "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." While rarely used against presidents, impeachment is an important capability to have if a president’s irresponsibility reaches that extreme point. Only two presidents, Andrew Johnson and Bill Clinton, have ever been impeached. However, due to events of the past six years, this fact should change. I believe President Barack Obama deserves impeachment because of the bad trade for the release of Army Sgt. Bowe Bergdahl, the fact that he waged a war in Libya without Congressional authorization, and his abusive expansion of executive power. Barack Obama recklessly traded five Taliban leaders for the release of Bowe Bergdahl. While stationed in Afghanistan, Bergdahl became opposed to America, growing closer to the locals than the members of his unit. After mailing several possessions home, he walked away from his unit. When he was captured, members of his unit called him a deserter. All five Taliban Obama traded for him were high-ranking and regarded as high-risk. Continued detainment was recommended to prevent them from continuing to present a risk to Americans. It 's impossible to tell how many people may die as a result of the future actions of the terrorists released in exchange for a single
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