LaRouche Calls For Application of 25th Amendment to Remove Obama Now
Speaking on LPAC-TV's October 6th Weekly Report, Lyndon LaRouche announced that he has called for the immediate ouster of President Barack Obama, on the basis of the 25th Amendment. Because of the urgency of this issue, we include here LaRouche's opening remarks:
"Last night, on the basis of information received, I moved for the 25th Amendment for the ouster of the President, on those grounds. The reason of the timing was the general situation, the manifest state of the President's mind, or at least behavior: that he is actually in the kind of mental condition, which warrants his ouster on this. Which means that there should be an initiative by certain people, in the White House itself, including the Vice President, who should motivate this. And, once he does that, then the Congress is called back from recess, immediately, to consider an impeachment, in this form of impeachment.
"It requires no offense, other than the fact that he has got the problems, and the problems that are diagnosed in the act, as by Jerrold Post and company who composed the study on which the amendment is based, all the conditions are there: This guy is cracking up, he's gone. He's not qualified to be President. He must be removed for the sake of the nation, and we have the Constitutional Amendment, which prepares, exactly this. And he is exactly the mental type, described in detail, the narcissist syndrome, and there's no question about it. I diagnosed this, of course, on April 11th, of last year, and I was right then, and I'm more right than ever today. So, this man has to go.
"If he doesn't go, the nation itself is in danger, by virtue of his intrinsic incompetence.
"And we see the Congress is inept, incapable of responding to anything competently. We're going into an election where we're going to have chaos in the Congress, as a result of the lack of competent action by the Congress, under the conditions of breakdown....
"There are other implications of this: Because we're now at a point, we're on the verge of a general breakdown crisis of the entire world economy. This is now in process. We have global hyperinflation; it's not only global hyperinflation, it's admitted to be hyperinflation, by our government, by the Treasury Department, by the Federal Reserve. And, the Europeans are doing the same thing! Hyperinflation.
"Now, this means, a worse condition, than hit, as a result of the German hyperinflation of 1923. The German hyperinflation of 1923, was compartmentalized to within the borders of Germany. And therefore, the rest of Europe, while affected by this, was not clobbered by it. Germany was.
"Now, that means, we're now having a 1923 Germany-style chain-reaction collapse of the world economy, now in progress, on a global scale, and there are no present barriers to a general breakdown crisis of the entire world economy.
"Europe is unable to handle it. Europe has not shown any capability — you have rustling, in Germany; they are not happy about this whole situation. Russia's got a problem, they have not resolved the problem of management there, their economic policy. China is holding out, and China will resist, but, if the United States goes, under these conditions, and it can go in the weeks ahead, then the whole world will go. And you will have a prolonged, global Dark Age, which nothing can stop, once it gets rolling. And therefore, before the Dark Age syndrome hits, we've got to stop this thing.
"We will not stop it, as long as this President remains President. Therefore, the justification for the 25th Amendment action, is very clear. Not only is this President fit for suspension, of his office, but it is now necessary to do that, because his presence in office ensures the destruction of world civilization."