Texas Lt. Gov. David Dewhurst has called for the impeachment of Pres. Obama. This is especially disturbing because this man is a very high elected official in the state of Texas, yet he knows nothing about the law in the United States of America. Isn't there a minimum requirement, even in Texas, to be elected lieutenant governor?
I understand how angry average citizens might not bother to Google impeachment and learn why Pres. Obama cannot be impeached. But I expect the lieutenant-governor of an American state to display at least a minimum familiarity with the law and legal processes, not abysmal ignorance.
Someone who wishes to become a citizen of United States, to be naturalized, would have taken civics classes at a level equivalent to junior high school, and would know that the lieutenant governor is making an ass of himself. Why doesn't the lieutenant governor know that?
Oh, wait! Texas is the state where the governor thought that he had a right to secede from the union, which he didn't. I guess the word Texas says all.
For the lieutenant governor's information, this is what you should have known before you ever even ran for office. That is, the legal facts.
Impeachment is a legal action which can only be taken when it meets the legal requirements. These are limited to the commission of high crimes and or misdemeanors on the part of the president. Since Obama has committed no high crimes or misdemeanors, attempting to impeach him would be the legal equivalent of a false arrest.
You cannot have someone arrested because you don't like him or the way he's handling his job. You cannot impeach Pres. Obama because you don't like him or the way he's handling his job.
This is the law. PERIOD.