Faithless Execution: Building the Political Case for Obama's Impeachment

Faithless Execution: Building the Political Case for Obama's Impeachment

by Andrew C McCarthy
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Faithless Execution: Building the Political Case for Obama's Impeachment by Andrew C McCarthy

We still imagine ourselves a nation of laws, not of men. This is not merely an article of faith but a bedrock principle of the United States Constitution. Our founding compact provides a remedy against rulers supplanting the rule of law, and Andrew C. McCarthy makes a compelling case for using it.

The authors of the Constitution saw practical reasons to place awesome powers in a single chief executive, who could act quickly and decisively in times of peril. Yet they well understood that unchecked power in one person’s hands posed a serious threat to liberty, the defining American imperative. Much of the debate at the Philadelphia convention therefore centered on how to stop a rogue executive who became a law unto himself.

The Framers vested Congress with two checks on presidential excess: the power of the purse and the power of impeachment. They are potent remedies, and there are no others.

It is a straightforward matter to establish that President Obama has committed “high crimes and misdemeanors,” a term signifying maladministration and abuses of power by holders of high public trust. But making the legal case is insufficient for successful impeachment, leading to removal from office. Impeachment is a political matter and hinges on public opinion.

In Faithless Execution, McCarthy weighs the political dynamics as he builds a case, assembling a litany of abuses that add up to one overarching offense: the president’s willful violation of his solemn oath to execute the laws faithfully. The “fundamental transformation” he promised involves concentrating power into his own hands by flouting law—statutes, judicial rulings, the Constitution itself—and essentially daring the other branches of government to stop him. McCarthy contends that our elected representative are duty-bound to take up the dare.

Product Details

ISBN-13: 9781594037771
Publisher: Encounter Books
Publication date: 06/03/2014
Sold by: Barnes & Noble
Format: NOOK Book
Pages: 248
File size: 429 KB

About the Author

Andrew C. McCarthy was a top federal prosecutor involved in some of the most significant cases in recent history. Decorated with the Justice Department’s highest honors, he retired from government in 2003, after helping launch the 9/11 investigation. He is one of America’s most persuasive voices on national security issues and author of the bestsellers Willful Blindness: A Memoir of the Jihad and The Grand Jihad: How Islam and the Left Sabotage America. Currently, he is a policy fellow at the National Review Institute, a contributing editor at National Review, and a columnist for PJ Media.

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Faithless Execution: Building the Political Case for Obama's Impeachment 3.4 out of 5 based on 0 ratings. 7 reviews.
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
spot on
storms1 More than 1 year ago
"faithless execution" is very hard to put down. the writer is a top federal prosecuter and has collected some of the best and most detailed and documented evidence proving beyond a shadow of a doud that president obama has violanted countless laws as well as the us constitution this book is amazing and the writer has done a great job and will most likly lead to an impeachment very soon. also recamended one nation by ben carson and prayers for faithful heart
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
This is what America needs.
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ComplicatedGuy More than 1 year ago
Whack job author but B&N may want to check the 'Meet the Author' photo