What a turn-around…From this:
To this just a few weeks ago:
“…we are not just going to be waiting for legislation in order to make sure that we’re providing Americans the kind of help that they need. I’ve got a pen and I’ve got a phone. I can use that pen to sign Executive Orders and take Executive Actions and Administrative Actions that move the ball forward….”
Commentary from Necessary and Proper Government:
You understand that the Constitution specifies the Executive Branch’s role is to execute and administer the carefully-enacted laws and spending appropriations of the Legislative branch. Its role is NOT to take the ball into its own hands and move an agenda forward, ahead of the Legislative branch.
As a Conservative, you recognize that what this President openly said he’s going to do is unconstitutional. Thank goodness the Constitution provides methods of checks and balances, allowing a naturally self-protective Legislative Branch to restrain an imperial president via the impeachment process.
You’re confident that if President Obama actually says anything like this directly to Congress – during a State of the Union speech for example – then Congress will surely be offended by such a display of intent for Executive overreach.
Apparently not – he received a 15-second standing ovation from most of the Congress-critters in response to the announcement that he, as President, would ignore the Constitution and bypass Congress!
Reminds me of the follow quotes and sequence from the movies:
“In order to ensure our security and continuing stability, the Republic will be reorganized into the first Galactic Empire, for a safe and secure society, which I assure you will last for ten thousand years.” – Supreme Chancellor Palpatine, Star Wars Episode III
“So this is how liberty dies… with thunderous applause.” – Senator Padme Amidala, Star Wars Episode III
“The Imperial Senate will no longer be of any concern to us. I have just received word from Coruscant that The Emperor has dissolved the council permanently. The last remnants of the Old Republic have been swept away forever.” – Grand Moff Tarkin, Star Wars Episode IV
If the President is now claiming that he has the unchallenged authority to bypass the duly elected legislative body of the American people, have We the People elected a President or a Dictator? It would seem the latter. For instance:
- Obama has directed law enforcement not to enforce immigration laws (Dream Act).
- Obama has directed the alteration of the ACA’s laws and mandates at least 15 times.
- Obama has granted ACA waivers to various employers and politically connected groups.
- Obama has directed that appointed three members of the National Labor Relations Board, as well as the head of the Consumer Financial Protection Bureau, while the Senate was still in session.
- Obama directed violations of established bankruptcy laws in the cases of GM and Chrysler, costing creditors, retirement funds, and the American people millions of dollars.
- A pending Obama Executive order would require businesses with federal contracts to disclose independent expenditures on federal elections (political speech independent of candidates and parties) which would undermine the Citizens United ruling by the Supreme Court and the First Amendment.
All of the above actions are violations of various laws established long before President Obama came on the scene. And yet any challenges are met with charges of racism, obstructionism, hate speech, fear-mongering, etc., that is if any challenges are made at all.
To which I must quote one of President Obama’s colleagues:
“We need to stand up and say we’re Americans, and we have the right to debate and disagree with any administration.” – Hillary Clinton
I would like to take this opportunity to remind President Obama of his Oath, of which he has made twice:
“I do solemnly swear that I will faithfully execute the Office of President of the United States, and will to the best of my Ability, preserve, protect and defend the Constitution of the United States, so help me God.” – Presidential oath of office (per Article II, Section 1 of the Constitution)
Does anyone reading the above believe that President Obama is living up to his Oath of Office or the Presidency?
I don’t…and it’s not because our President is black. It’s because he is incompetent, has an incompetent staff, and is destroying this Country through his actions and agenda. Our Congress, Media, and even those among us refuse to hold him and his Administration accountable for their actions.
So let’s stop and have a reality check:
Friends and readers of this post – you have a choice this next election cycle. Vote in people that will work to restore this country’s principles, or vote in the next crop of people that will continue the path to destruction. It’s that simple, and that critical.