Time has come to impeach Obama

On June 12, the deadliest terrorist attack since 9/11 shook the nation in Orlando, where 49 Americans were killed. Under the watch of the Obama administration, there have been 44 terrorist attacks, one nearly every other month. President Obama’s failures and policies have enabled national security lapses and made our nation unsafe. The American people have to ask themselves, when is enough enough? 

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The time to consider impeachment is here. Obama has committed several offenses while in office that are impeachable. They include the use of prosecutorial discretion to not enforce provisions of the Immigration and Nationality Act; the failure to submit to Congress a breach of Iran deal when Iran launched its first ICBM missiles in March 2016; and the willful choice to not disclose to Congress the invasion of Libya in 2011. Members of Congress have repeatedly remarked on the lawlessness of the president, yet despite their power to impeach the president, they have failed to do so. 

I propose a citizen-led impeachment. The president cannot govern without the consent of the American public and people; he is a representative of the people and he has failed to fulfill his chief duty of keeping us safe. I propose the American people start considering impeachment and discuss it in their communities — with enough backing and pressure, Congress will proceed.

From Mason Woolley, Asheville, N.C.


Consider long-term Brexit impact

The global economy doesn’t need any more uncertainty. While some are quite happy about the Brexit campaign’s recent victory (“Biden: US ‘preferred a different outcome’ on Brexit,” June 24), others are far more apprehensive about this outcome.

Shortly after the referendum’s results were announced, major stock indexes plunged, with the Dow Jones industrial average losing more than 400 points and the S&P 500 Index dropping more than 2 percent. While these declines may seem like temporary setbacks, it is important to consider what consequences the Brexit could have over the long term. 

The U.K.’s split from the European Union could provoke geopolitical turmoil on the continent, helping stifle an already sluggish economy. This in turn could adversely affect the U.S., as Europe is one of the largest buyers of U.S. exports.

While many are lauding the Brexit as a victory, their response to this outcome may be shortsighted.

From Charles L. Bovaird II, Boston


Only one side puts America first

The recent vote by the people of Great Britain to withdraw from the European Union has some strong parallels to events happening here in America (“Trump hopes for boost from Brexit vote,” June 25).

British residents were unhappy with uncontrolled immigration and unelected bureaucrats imposing rules on them. This mirrors America’s problem with an open border, uncontrolled immigration and NAFTA agreements weakening our national sovereignty.

These issues are center-stage in the 2016 presidential elections: One side wants open borders, amnesty, a chaotic immigration system and transnational agreements; the other side wants to secure our borders, have an orderly system of legal immigration and a re-negotiation of NAFTA to benefit the U.S.

Whether Americans vote for open borders that benefit other nations and large corporations or for national sovereignty and an “America first” policy that benefits American citizens remains to be seen.

From Paul Carrozzo, Algonquin, Ill.