Wednesday, January 15, 2014

When Pres. Obama Bumps Into The Constitution---He Just Shoves It Aside

  • "But one of the things I'll be emphasizing at this meeting {Cabinet meeting} is the fact that we are not going to be waiting for legislation in order to make sure that we are providing Americans the kind of help they need. I've got a pen and I've got a phone."
  • That's a quote directly from Pres. Obama to his Cabinet yesterday. In other words, this president decided he will now make laws not Congress.
  • For those who need a short history lesson on the Constitution, you should know one of the primary purposes of the Constitution is to limit big government. The government only has those powers delegated to it by the people. The articles and amendments to the Constitution create a limited federal government. It also has Articles that lists the powers of Congress, of the Executive Branch and the Judiciary. They've all been designed to assure checks and balances---these were written to provide for limited federal powers and abuses by the government.

  • In the past five years, this president has amended laws on matters such as gun control, immigration, energy and climate and Obamacare.
  • More recently, we've watched this president change Obamacare by mandating exemptions to the law as well as mandating one delay after another without actual legislation.
  • And while the presstitutes in the media are obsessed with George Washington Bridge lane closures, they've spent little time on the political profiling by the IRS---largely targeting Tea Party Groups and other conservative groups including those that support Israel. In fact, with Bridgegate, the media has given it 17 times or more coverage than the IRS scandal.
  • Concerning the Fast and Furious scandal, the Obama administration exerted his executive privilege over documents related to the scandal. Subsequently, Eric Holder, the highest law enforcement official in the nation, was held in contempt of Congress.

  • I'm not a Constitutional lawyer. I also know that every president since George Washington exercised the executive powers granted to the president in the Constitution. It's also clear that Congress and the courts have been unwilling to curb the president's use of his executive powers. It's also been clear that the actions of this president clearly show his political ideology trumps his concern for the nation. This is the president who---in April of 2012---declared: "If Congress refused to act, I've said that I will continue to do everything in my power to act without them." (New York Times). 
  • Pres. Obama's actions also show he has little respect for the Constitution and for the oath he took to uphold the Constitution.