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Sarah Palin: Impeach Barack Obama for lawlessness, dereliction of duty

Sarah Palin says Obama must be impeached.
Sarah Palin says Obama must be impeached.
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In an op-ed published Tuesday at Breitbart.com, former Alaska Governor Sarah Palin called for the impeachment of Barack Obama for his lawlessness and "purposeful dereliction of duty" by allowing a flood of illegal immigrants into the country -- an act she said is "deliberate."

"Without borders, there is no nation," she wrote. "Obama knows this. Opening our borders to a flood of illegal immigrants is deliberate. This is his fundamental transformation of America."

So far, the New York Times said, there are "240,000 migrants and 52,000 unaccompanied minors" in the country thanks to what Palin called Obama's "purposeful dereliction of duty." Making matters worse, some 300,000 more Central Americans are reportedly en route to the United States, despite Obama's empty threat of deportation.

“If they make it, they’ll get sent back,” Obama said. “More importantly, they may not make it.”

But, Townhall noted, Obama has done a good job of enticing illegal immigrants with his Deferred Action for Childhood Arrivals program. Under that program, children under 16 can request a two-year waiting period, which is subject to renewal, before they are shipped back to their home country.

This "rewarding of lawlessness," Palin said, "is the foundational problem here." And, she added, it's only going to get worse as Obama does irreparable harm to America by making up rules as he goes.

"It’s time to impeach; and on behalf of American workers and legal immigrants of all backgrounds, we should vehemently oppose any politician on the left or right who would hesitate in voting for articles of impeachment," she added.

"The many impeachable offenses of Barack Obama can no longer be ignored. If after all this he’s not impeachable, then no one is," Palin concluded.

This is by no means the first call for Obama's impeachment -- only the most recent. But as Judge Andrew Napolitano noted, neither Congress nor the American people have the courage to see it through right now. Even if House Republicans voted to impeach Obama, a Senate controlled by Democrats would never vote to remove him from office no matter what he does.