LaRouchePAC backers appear in local towns, urge Obama impeachment
Volunteers with Lyndon LaRouche's LaRouchePAC caused a bit of a stir outside of the Waynesboro Post Office Thursday as they urged passersby to impeach President Barack Obama.
Some agreed with the message given by Tony Esposito and Joe Billington, both of Upper Darby, but others told the men they should be ashamed of themselves because Obama is their commander in chief.
Waynesboro police received a number of calls from people expressing their unhappiness with the protesters. They were not in violation of any borough ordinances, and were simply exercising their First Amendment rights, Chief James Sourbier IV said this morning.
Police went to the scene for an "unhappy person," but no charges were filed, and the person did not create a scene, Sourbier added.
The LaRouche volunteers were also spotted outside of the Greencastle Post Office Wednesday.
LaRouche is an economist and political activist who ran for president five times between 1976 and 1992. He has warned that the country's financial system is faulty and will inevitably collapse, according to the political action committee's website.
The LaRouchePAC's platform is attempting to have Obama impeached; reinstate Franklin Roosevelt's Glass-Steagall Act that will separate commercial banking from speculative banking and stop bank bailouts; and restore public credit with the North American Water and Power Alliance XXI.
"Obama is a national security threat to the U.S.," Esposito said, noting LaRouche supporters feel a nuclear war with Russia and China is imminent.
Esposito said other reasons behind their efforts to have the president impeached include drone attacks that killed hundreds of Pakistani civilians, his committing of U.S. forces to war in Libya without Congressional approval and the "Benghazi assassination cover-up."
The volunteers set up booths across the country urging people to take a stand.
"It's about time," Georgia Blevins of Newburg said after speaking with Esposito. "Everybody needs to stand up."