KY State Sen. Perry Clark Joins LaRouche In Calling For Obama To Step Down, Or Face Impeachment
August 16, 2011 • 11:55AM

In a statement issued on August 8, 2011, Kentucky State Senator Perry B. Clark (D-District 37) called upon President Obama to step down, and Congress to pass Glass-Steagall legislation. The full statement reads as follows:

"My fellow citizens, after much reflection on the passage of last week's debt ceiling and austerity legislation in Washington, I have decided that 'enough is enough.' This legislation was brazenly unconstitutional, and I hereby call for a series of emergency actions to undo the damage, beginning with the resignation of President Barack Obama.

"Our nation and the world stand at the brink of economic chaos and social breakdown. The financial system is crumbling, and most of our states and cities are undergoing unprecedented budget cutting that has resulted in increasing numbers of our fellow citizens dead or dying. This situation parallels a similar crisis in 1933. In that year, Germany, under orders from Wall Street and the City of London, brought in Hitler. The United States, however, followed a patriotic path, elected Franklin Roosevelt and reined in Wall Street.

"On August 2, 2011, the U.S. Congress, under immense pressure from the same Wall Street and British bankers that imposed Hitler, passed legislation in blatant violation of the United States Constitution, Article 1, Sec. 8. Congress enacted a vicious and unnecessary austerity program, and it created a twelve-member "Super-Congress" to execute the policy. The entire scheme, including the 'supercongress,' the prohibition of debate and amendment, and the automatic triggering mechanism, is brazenly unconstitutional. It is a direct echo of the 1933 German Reichstag Enabling Laws that ceded all legislative power to the murderous Hitler government. And only the prosecution of World War II allowed the world to overturn this madness.

"President Obama was at the center of instigating this legislation, and once he affixed his name on the bill, he crossed the line. Many members of Congress have since denounced the bill, and other national leaders have pronounced it unconstitutional. It is necessary to go further. I am joining with American statesman Lyndon LaRouche in calling for the President to step down or face impeachment.

"All elected officials, including myself, swear a sacred oath to 'protect, defend, and uphold' the U.S. Constitution. As such, I call upon the Congress to immediately heed their oath, and overturn the legislation of August 2.

"Once this is accomplished, I am calling upon the Congress to immediately restore the only viable solution to the economic crisis, and reinstate the American System of economics. We must begin with the restoration of Glass-Steagall, and the political defeat of Wall Street, once and for all. This demands swift passage of HR 1489 in the House and a companion bill in the Senate, to restore the Glass-Steagall Act of 1933. For the sixty-six years that Glass-Steagall was law, the Wall Street banks were kept in check, and we avoided financial meltdown. Reinstating Glass-Steagall is merely the first, but crucial step to rebuilding our shattered nation. As we embark down that road, we will provide a model and inspiration for other nations to quickly follow.

"I urge Congress to do their duty. This is not the time for 'summer soldiers or sunshine patriots.' The long-suffering American population deserves no less."