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Yet Another Reason to Remove Obama from Office?

Has Obama ordered federal employees to voluntarily do certain jobs during the government shutdown?

If so, he may be in violation of the Anti-Deficiency Act of 1870, 31 USC Sect. 1342, which states in part:

"An officer or employee of the United States Government or of the District of Columbia government may not accept voluntary services for either government or employ personal services exceeding that authorized by law except for emergencies involving the safety of human life or the protection of property."

If employees were ordered to do voluntary work that does not involve the safety of human life or the protection of property, then there may be a case for removal from office without pay.

"Federal employees who violate the Antideficiency Act are subject to two types of sanctions: administrative and penal. Employees may be subject to appropriate administrative discipline including, when circumstances warrant, suspension from duty without pay or removal from office. In addition, employees may also be subject to fines, imprisonment, or both."

The above quote is from the GAO website:

http://www.gao.gov/legal/lawresources/antideficiencybackgrou...

If someone could find the actual law that states this penalty, I would appreciate it. I'm out of time tonight.

See the following interesting article:

http://www.nbcnews.com/business/143-year-old-law-has-lawmake...

It appears that this could be a spark for some really good activism.

Let's put the heat on!!



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crietmann's picture

More than you care to know about the Antideficiency Act

http://www.gao.gov/special.pubs/d06382sp.pdf

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The key word is "emergency".

When I was detained at Gettysburg National Military Park for driving on a road that was without barricades (because we had removed them earlier) I brought up the Antideficiency Act as the reason he had no right to detain me. After a chat with HQ his ticket book disappeared (where before I was going to receive a written warning), he was completely flustered and wouldn't offer his opinion "while I am being recorded". Turns out he wouldn't offer his opinion afterwards either.

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=gnViTd9yaho

After talking with HQ
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=w6IOw6JuFc8

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Yes! I watched your videos yesterday, I think.

You did a great job. You might have been the one who inspired me to look up the Anti-Deficiency Act.
A million thanks for all you have done. It's obvious you didn't just wake up last week! :)

Your name sounds familiar, I wonder if we've met - at a Tea Party meeting or perhaps a Constitution Party meeting (I used to be a member, but now don't believe in parties).

Freedom is the ability to do what you want to do.
Liberty is the ability to do what you ought to do.
"Where the Spirit of the Lord is, there is liberty." 2 Corinthians 3:17

Appreciate the comments...

Appreciate the comments, but I really hoped to get a discussion going that would lead to ideas of actions that could be coordinated and actually acted upon that would lead to bringing some government officials down for violating the law.

Yea, I know they do it all the time, but again, if all we do is talk about it and do nothing, what hope is there? We're just being like them - pontificating rhetorically.

I'm going to spread this idea to other venues and patriot groups.

Freedom is the ability to do what you want to do.
Liberty is the ability to do what you ought to do.
"Where the Spirit of the Lord is, there is liberty." 2 Corinthians 3:17

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Agreed

The Big Plantation's "Break Down the Barriers" FB event gets the ball rolling, but I'd say the followup would have to be litigious.

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The bullet proof president.

Obama's benefactors won't let anything happen to their best chance, to date, of a totalitarian United States.

It only takes one to KEEP AMERICANS FREE. Know your duties & rights as a juror. Stop the unconstitutional conviction of innocents in federal custody. The Fully Informed Jury CALL 1-800-TEL-JURY www.fija.org IMMEDIATELY if not sooner. It's that important.

Yea, it sure looks that way. But...

...there is a God and vengeance is His. He will repay. History shows that tyrants and puppets for evil men do not end well.

Freedom is the ability to do what you want to do.
Liberty is the ability to do what you ought to do.
"Where the Spirit of the Lord is, there is liberty." 2 Corinthians 3:17

It's not just him

It's the entire U.S. government that has turned to the dark side and who serve satan.

They surely will receive their just reward saith the Lord!

I pray we see it in our time!

" In Thee O Lord do I put my trust " ~ Psalm 31:1~