Mr President, what planet do you live on?

(photo page by Red Dwyer) “Se fue porque el Presidente Obama promete amnestia y permiso…” This was a Honduran woman in answer to the reason her teen age son went to the United States: “He went because President Obama is promising amnesty and permission..” Now Mr. President, you are fund raising some 250 miles from the border. A visit by you to the border would at the very least demonstrate some compassion. You refuse to do so. Your words sound wooden: “This isn’t theatre, its a problem. I’m not interested in photo ops…are folks more interested in politics or are they more interested in solving the problem?” Well sir, one of the photos coming out of your visit to raise political cash is of you playing pool. What does that say about your interest in solving the problem? Where is your sense of compassion? We are talking about children, neither Democrat or Republican, but about children! Hear from some who feel you should make an appearance. Representative Henry Cuellar, an Hispanic Texas Democrat, said simply, “He should come down…(the administration) should have seen this coming a long time ago … because we saw those numbers increasing.” Another border Democrat, Hispanic Representative Raul Grijalva of Arizona, co-chair of the Congressional Progressive Caucus, stated: “I think a visit by the president is reaffirming that the borderlands along the southwest border, are vital and important to this nation, so I think it would be important and very symbolic.” And just last week, Texas Democratic Representatives (also Hispanic) Ruben Hinojosa and Filemon Vela sent a letter to Obama requesting a border visit, And, in the interest of expediting deportation, last month Cuellar wrote Obama, and made the suggestion that courts and more security ought be set up near the border, There has been no reply. Mr. President, these legislators represent tens of thousands of Hispanos who voted for you! If you will not listen to Democrats who are deeply concerned about so grave a humanitarian crisis, we would be foolish to believe that this is about the politics you accuse Republicans of. This is about a President who is not in touch with reality. Playing pool, holding fundraisers, whilst tens of thousands of children are being housed in warehouses, while children are dying, and a third of the little girls making the long trip to the United States, courtesy of the Cartels, are being violated; playing pool and holding fundraisers while the Middle East is going up in flames, negating the precious blood and lives of thousands of American young men and women who fought for a country your highest military advisers counseled you not to abandon; playing pool and holding fundraisers while our closest ally in the Middle East (Israel) is on the brink of war; playing pool with such detachment in the midst of so much turmoil and chaos, all of this begs the question: Mr. President, what planet do you live on? Mr. President, when even leading Democrats cannot get your attention in so terrible a humanitarian crisis such as the one on our border; when threatening events escalating worldwide cannot get your attention, the time has come for you to step down. You have bowed before dictators, and to the painful chagrin of American patriots, apologized for this great country for too long now. Your detachment from reality and poor decisions pose a danger to this country at a time of great peril. It is the privilege of every American citizen deeply concerned about the future of their country to request that proceedings begin in the Congress of the United States for your removal. Article II of the United States Constitution (Section 4) states that “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.” There are a litany of offenses which can be linked directly to you, The IRS debacle is but one of them. The sole power of impeaching is the role of the House of Representatives, while the United States Senate has the sole power to try all impeachments. Upon conviction in the Senate, the removal of impeached officials is automatic. The Supreme Court determined in Nixon v. United States (1993), that the federal judiciary cannot review such proceedings, that is, there will be no appeal of any Senate decision to remove a President from office. The reader may google “How to contact congressman” for information, and begin pressuring those who represent you regarding impeachement proceedings. Much is at stake; our God, our religion, and the country we will leave to our children. The appeal here is to the patriotism of the reader. I am old fashioned. I weep when Old Glory passes by. I pray my children will so love this country, that they too will weep when the Red, White, and Blue is raised.                                       “Off with your hat, as the flag goes by! And let the heart have its say; you’re man enough for a tear in your eye that you will not wipe away.” (Henry Cuyler Bunner)