images?q=tbn:ANd9GcRTIeb1ieJhsa1WoShO44oxeWqX7AM6i4IRJSa8IfaUoaYhsLY3Gen. Paul Vallely of Stand Up America US, who is also helping to spearhead "Operation American Spring" beginning May 16th in DC, has suggested that to counter Obama's imperious overreaching that Congress should tender a vote of "no-confidence" against him.

Alternatively, a person on another conservative site recommended that the House censure Obama. For me at least, "censure" seems more impactful, more significant than merely a vote of no-confidence. So, perhaps censure is the better route to take.

In any event, I researched the matter of censure and found that while the process is, per intra- congressional rules, limited to members of Congress, in 1834 Pres. Andrew Jackson was censured by the Whig-dominated Senate. When the Democrats reclaimed the Senate in 1837, the censure was officially expunged from the records, suggesting to me that censure is of no small consequence to the parties affected. The net legal effect of the Jackson censure was nil; however, from a public relations standpoint, the evidence suggests it was, indeed, impactful.

It is interesting to note that to avoid the disgrace of impeachment, Pres. Clinton actually agreed with his Democratic supporters to accept being censured in lieu of the historical embarrassment of impeachment. Net effect: he was impeached anyway, only the second president, Andrew Johnson being the other in 1868, to have endured this shame. Neither, of course, was convicted and removed from office.

Censure is a formal public reprimand/rebuke for an infraction or violation. It appears nowhere in the Constitution and is, as said, an internal creation of Congress intended to deal with its own members--not sitting presidents, et. al. government officials.

That said, for those who opt to censure Obama, the precedent is there. The question is which poison would have the greater impact on public opinion and support for the president. A no-confidence vote or censure? I would say censure. It certainly can't hurt, and might actually further diminish Obama's credibility as Chief Executive and substantively impair his ability to govern or to otherwise perpetrate more unbridled mischief against the Republic, the Constitution and the American people.

My view is that to stem what appears to be a veritable flood of federal usurpations, we should commit to a multitude of remedies. As said, we can, after all, walk and chew gum at the same time. While censure is certainly a compelling action to take, we must also think in terms of what will actually stop this Progressive tyranny cold.  The obvious answer is, of course, State Nullification of all federal actions (legislation/court rulings/bureaucratic regulations/executives orders) which do not comport with the Constitution, the Supreme Law of the Land.

Realistically, all peaceful remedies should be on the table and vigorously acted upon until such time that constitutional order is restored, the doctrine of separation of powers is fully practiced, and co-equality of the States with the Federal Government is achieved.

Going forward, the most compelling remedial grassroots action we should all get solidly behind is, of course, "Operation American Spring" which will be launched in earnest on May 16th. I urge readers to check it out on the Patriots for America site. You have the option of participating in the protracted occupation or volunteering your services and talents in support of the operation.

Finally and very importantly, if all of these peaceful remedies fail to achieve our constitutional goals, then ALL other remedies sanctioned by our Founders and "natural law" must necessarily be relied upon by the American people. Let the Founders ALWAYS be our guide.

Postscript: Earlier this week, Mark Levin called on Congress to boycott Obama's State of the Union address this month. Boycott, censure, State Nullification. An unbeatable combination! 

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  • Censorship is laughable!! send 3 or 4 million noisy pissed off Americans marching not just on but into our the white house(the peoples white house) this would get serious attention. I've already stated my position many times that congress is impudent and or complicit. I truly believe at this point all that is left is/are we the people and we must prevent America from completely being stolen away from it's rightful owners the American people!!! I submit the following as Obama's prime directive!!! OBAMA,S PRIME DIRECTIVE!!!!
     How to  create a social state    
    There are  8 levels of control that must be obtained before you are able to  create a social state. The first is the most important.     
    1)  Healthcare - Control healthcare and you control the people     
    2) Poverty  - Increase the Poverty level as high as possible, poor people are  easier to control and will not fight back if you are providing  everything for them to live.     
    3) Debt -  Increase the debt to an unsustainable level. That way you are able  to increase taxes, and this will produce more poverty.  
       4) Gun Control - Remove the ability to defend themselves from the  Government. That way you are able to create a police  state. 
    5) Welfare  - Take control of every aspect of their lives (Food, Housing, and  Income)     
    6)  Education - Take control of what people read and listen to - take  control of what children learn in school.    
    7)  Religion - Remove the belief in the God from the Government and  schools  
       8) Class Warfare - Divide the people into the wealthy and the poor. This will  cause more discontent and it will be easier to take (Tax) the  wealthy with the support of the poor.
    Does any  of this sound like what is happening to the United States?

  • A censure or vote of no confidence should hapen before the state of the union address.

  • There is nothing we can do to obama that will solve the problem. We must deal with a corrupt, lawless Congress which is full of schemers and con men who think and act just like obama. obama can't act without their consent.

    We are heading towards the kind of war Mike Collins fought against the British in Ireland.

  • We had our chance to remove Obama and his band of crooks and we threw it away. Our only chance of survival comes down to 2 options. Get rid of congress or have civil war. We had another option of following gods direction and again failed. Obama is running the country completely without congress . Those that want no-confidence vote are just wasting valuable time. The writing is on wall in plain English if American people could understand it. We allowed our country to fall into enemy hands and we are the only ones that can take it back. Why do Americans fight for freedom around the world but will not fight for our own freedom?

  • I too feel a censor will be ignored. We have to take stronger steps to get the Muslim not American Indonesian out of the white house. Why can't we get his college records? ?
  • Removal of this Scumbag- By Any Means Necessary.

  • A no-confidence vote or censure of Obama would be ignored by him and his followers and ridiculed by the media---a waste of time.   The only thins this tyrant respects is "heavy artillery,"   that is to say IMPEACHMENT.   And we better do it before the opportunity to do so is "taken away" from us.

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  • I can't stand to hear or see oblamea for even one nanosecond!

  • Censure the tinpot dictator out of the "office" asap!

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