Air Date: June 18, 2014
Host: Vic Eliason
Guest: Mat Staver
Mat Staver is the Founder, President and General Counsel of Liberty Counsel, an international, non-profit litigation education and policy organization dedicated to advancing religious freedom, the sanctity of life and the family. Mat is also Chairman of Liberty Counsel Action.
As reported on previous Crosstalk programs (See Crosstalk–April 1 and May 5), in January of 2013 Justina Pelletier (then 14 years old) developed flu-like symptoms and could not eat. She had been diagnosed by a doctor at Tufts Medical Center in Boston with a mitochondrial disease. At the advice of this same doctor she was taken to Boston’s Children’s Hospital because Justina’s gastroenterologist had moved to that hospital.
After taking her to BCH she was seen, not by her gastrointestinal doctor, but by a doctor who had been out of medical school for 7 months. He did not consult the treating physicians, did not look at other medical records and in the end, he disagreed with the diagnosis. He felt the problem was not physical but mental. A psychologist was brought in and it was determined that Justina had a somatoform disorder (it’s all in her head) despite the fact that all possible physical conditions were not ruled out.
Due to Mat’s work and the prayers of many, Justina Pelletier is no longer in the custody of the Massachusetts Department of Children and Families and is now home with her family.
Regarding the main topic, Liberty Counsel Action has put together a petition to the House of Representatives to draft articles of impeachment against President Barack Obama.
The reason Liberty Counsel Action is doing this is because Mat believes the President has committed impeachable offences. Mat feels the list is so long you don’t know where to begin. However, the one offence that stands out is the trade of 5 high level terrorists (who were released in Qatar) for Sgt. Bowe Bergdahl, a man whose behavior resulted in the loss of the lives of soldiers. The President failed to consult with Congress in spite of a specific law that requires 30 days notice in such matters.
Combine this with the Benghazi and IRS scandals and Mat believes these alone are enough to obtain the necessary number of votes in the House of Representatives to get President Obama charged with impeachment. With the right number of changes in the Senate in November, he also believes there could be enough votes there to bring a conviction.
To sign the petition to have Congress bring impeachment charges against President Obama, go to the Liberty Counsel website at www.lc.org.