PRESS RELEASE EIR Mike Billington
Congressional Vote to Reassert Its Constitutional Power Opens Way for Obama’s Impeachment, New Just Financial OrderJuly 28, 2014 (EIRNS)—With its overwhelming vote on July 25 to reassert the unique Constitutional power of Congress, not the President, to make decisions on whether the nation should go to war, the U.S. Congress has delivered a decisive repudiation of British puppet President Barack Obama. The historic vote of 370 to 40 on House Concurrent Resolution 105 simply stated that"the president shall not deploy or maintain United States Armed Forces in a sustained combat role in Iraq without specific statutory authorization for such use."The resounding bipartisan vote was taken after an hour-long debate, in which lead sponsors Reps. James McGovern (D-Mass), Walter Jones (R-North Carolina), and Barbara Lee (D-Calif), among others, stressed its significance as a return to a Constitutional principle which has been consistently violated by Presidents from both parties—both as enshrined in Article I, Section 8, and as specified in the enabling legislation known as the War Powers Act, which HConRes 105 specifically cites.The situation is now ripe for Congress to reassert its Constitutional responsibility in other crucial areas, including the economy, by taking immediate action to reinstate Glass-Steagall, and the American System of economics as a whole, as has been demanded by Lyndon LaRouche in his "Four New Laws to Save the U.S.A. Now!"It’s obvious that there was a "complete breakdown" in the ability of Obama and his British sponsors to control the situation, commented American statesman Lyndon LaRouche. "They couldn’t hold it together."But the way is open, and it is urgent, for the Congress to assert its Constitutional obligation to impeach Obama, and to carry out a "full sweep of an honest system of financial management among nations," LaRouche continued. "The world does not have to be run the way it has been run heretofore. The world can be run on a fair basis for the improvement of the productive powers of labor in every nation. That’s what we have to shoot for."In fact, the seed crystal for such a new international system has already been established with the recent meeting of the BRICS countries in Brazil, which, in solidarity with the nations of South America, has launched a project based on rejecting the current usurious financial system, and replacing it with one providing credit for high-technology development projects, based on increasing energy flux density, development of thermonuclear fusion power, and cooperation among nations.Both the passage of HConRes 105 and the launching of the BRICS project, which involves nations representing nearly half of humanity, have been virtually blacked out of the "mainstream" (read, sewer) international media, including in the U.S. “Why has there been almost no media coverage of this?” LaRouche demanded in relation to HConRes 105. “Why is Obama just sitting back there like a dumb louse and taking the blows that are administered to him without response? Why is Obama hiding? Why is he just taking the blows, and not even attempting to defend his honor in terms of what he’s doing? Obama has been exposed as a faker.”Thus, the way is wide open for Congress to act.Senior intelligence sources in Washington, DC have confirmed Mr. LaRouche’s evaluation of the magnitude and portent of Obama’s defeat, reporting that there is now a complete repudiation of Obama’s foreign and national security policies by Republicans and Democrats alike. This has been building for some time, but it finally exploded around the HCR 105 vote, as it well could on any issue involving the national interest, as distinct from partisan politics. “There is zero trust in the President,” the source stated.