WorldNetDaily today ran a glowing profile of former general and Fox News pundit Paul Vallely, who is calling for the overthrow of the Obama administration and a citizen’s arrest of the president. Vallely told WND that he simply wants to end partisan scuffles in Washington…by holding a “national vote of no confidence” against Obama.
Vallely quotes “a prominent Washington, D.C., insider with whom Stand Up America is coordinating –and who prefers to remain under the radar for the moment while conferring with potential House co-sponsors on both the basic rationale and the detailed content of such a House Resolution of no confidence” as offering the following justification for this novel course of action:
“First, in most of the world’s so-called ‘democracies’ – actually, multi-party constitutional republics – a formal vote of ‘no confidence’ by the Lower House suspends or greatly limits the governing authority of the party in power and, in a ‘recall’ of sorts, mandates new elections within 30-60 days,” the insider reportedly reasons. “Although we have no such instrument in our Constitution or in existing law, there is nothing to prevent its use as a comprehensive de facto indictment and conviction for contempt of Congress, violations of oath of office and of the Constitution itself – for all of the reasons stated in such a resolution.
“Second,” he reasons, “it would be much easier to cosponsor [than impeachment articles], to be formally adopted by the House and to achieve what might be called Obama’s ‘conviction without eviction’ – in which wholesale repudiation by the House, loss of control of the Senate and a substantial diminution of power and influence during his remaining time in office would be the penalties.
“We know there is no legal standing in a vote of ‘no confidence’ that would come of this act, but at least one thing will certainly occur: We take back the power of discourse,” the insider contends. “What do we do? We conduct a national ‘vote of no confidence.’”
Vellely contends the vote also would defuse some of the partisan finger-pointing that infects not only D.C. but the entire country.
“The House of Representatives must follow our lead and take up a resolution of no confidence,” the general contends.
Vallely’s calls to action have been immensely popular among tea party organizations that are seeking a way to restore the rule of law to Washington.