Obama shows great potential — as a Marxist dictator
Barack Obama has many disturbing personality traits, disreputable friends and associates (past and present), and millions of poorly educated minions on his side. His political views are way out on the very edges of left-wing extremism. The ingredients are in place for a dangerous transformation of our country into something we will all quickly regret. Whatever he does in this regard must be done before the 2016 elections
. As a young man, Barack Obama spent a lot of time learning from a man named Frank Marshall Davis, who was a communist. As an adult, he has surrounded himself with others who share many of the same goals and ideals as Mr. Davis. As the candy coating wears off in the next few years, my hope is that more people will begin to see how dangerous this man really is. Barack Hussein Obama, in my opinion, is the most dangerous and one of the most thoroughly dishonest presidents this country has ever had.
Please note that the governors and the legislatures in several states are reacting negatively to President Obama’s hunger for centralized power, and many are in the process of passing bills declaring their states’ sovereignty under the 9th and 10th Amendments to the Constitution. More information about such opposition can be found here.
The most disturbing theme, especially since Obama’s re-election, is the encouragement Obama gets from his rabid supporters: The more he uses draconian Executive Orders to bypass the legislature and the Constitution, the happier they are. The activists on the political left, including a number of elected officials, are pushing the President to single-handedly enact totalitarian gun control, severe environmentalist restrictions on energy production, blanket amnesty for illegal immigrants, reparations for slavery, an unlimited debt ceiling, and so on.
Some even want Obama to be permitted to serve three (or more) terms. The Constitution means nothing to left-wing activists, because the public schools hardly mention it any more, but Senators and Congressmen should know better than to suggest bypassing the Constitution.
Reflections on Lawlessness in Government. If the Legislature is unwilling to do its job and rein in an out of control executive, then the people and the states must step into the breach. If nothing is done, sooner or later, there will be the establishment of a dictatorial executive branch. Obama’s behavior, ever since he entered the political scene shows quite clearly that this is the sort of government he favors; especially with him occupying the seat of ultimate power. If he believes he can get away with it he will continue to act unilaterally until he can assure himself that there will be no protest to the establishment of an outright dictatorship. And if he believes he can get away with it, he will do so.
Obama continues to expand the president’s war powers. Let’s start with the law: The Constitution gives Congress, and only Congress, the power “To declare war, grant letters of marque and reprisal, and make rules concerning captures on land and water ….” James Madison crafted that language at the Constitutional Convention, changing the phrase “make war” in an earlier draft to “declare war.” This change was seemingly aimed at allowing the President to defend the U.S. from an attack, but bar him from entering the country into a war of choice. Roger Sherman, a delegate from Connecticut, supported Madison’s language, saying, “the Executive should be able to repel and not to commence war.”
Stonewalled: A Conversation with Sharyl Attkisson. In many cases, reporters have allowed the government under the Obama administration to bully them into submission. [Sharyl Attkisson] documents how the Obama presidency has become an enemy to openness and is one of the least transparent administrations in American history. In fact, after reading what she had to go through, President Obama makes Richard Nixon look like Mother Teresa.
Amnesty is Treason. In 1986, a Democrat controlled Congress passed the Immigration Reform and Control Act signed into to law by President Ronald Reagan. Democrats in Congress convinced Reagan to sign the reform bill on the condition that it would provide a “one-time” amnesty for an estimated one million illegal immigrants residing in the US at the time, and that all US Immigration and Naturalization laws would be forever thereafter enforced. Because the Federal Government broke its obligation to the American people by refusing to enforce our immigration and naturalization laws since 1986, we find ourselves facing yet another national disaster and more than twenty-million illegal invaders in our country demanding equality with all “legal” American citizens. For anyone in the federal government to adhere to our enemies by providing aid and comfort within the United States, granting any degree of citizenship rights to people who have broken into our country illegally with the purpose and intent to subvert our laws and alter the social demographics of our nation, is an overt act of treason.
How Obama blatantly disregards the law. President Obama likes to claim he’s been forced into rogue executive actions, laying the blame on an intransigent Congress. In fact, his lawlessness is coldly calculated, dating back to his days as a Chicago community organizer. Consider what he wrote on page 276 of his 1995 memoir, “Dreams from My Father,” reflecting on his decision to study law: “I had things to learn in law school, things that would help me bring about real change. I would learn power’s currency in all its intricacy and detail, knowledge that I could now bring back to where it was needed … bring it back like Promethean fire.” Obama fancies himself a modern-day Prometheus stealing laws from the oppressive Founding Fathers for the benefit of the oppressed.
Down the Road: Amnesty For Gitmo Detainees. If you think granting de facto amnesty to millions of illegal aliens was a reach, wait till you see what he might do about Guantanamo. As is well known, Obama promised on Day One of his presidency to close Gitmo within a year. But then reality intruded, plus congressional legislation, when Democrats still controlled both houses, blocking him from bringing Gitmo detainees to the U.S. I’m guessing Obama remains determined to close Gitmo, and the one executive action he could take to accomplish this is simply to declare an amnesty for all of the remaining residents of Gitmo, and releasing them. If he does this in his last week in office, what could Republicans do? Impeach him? (he has already done it and congress did nothing)
A Banana Republic Without the Bananas. Should U.S. taxpayers be expected to finance millions of the 12 million uneducated, unskilled, and often un-American illegal immigrants? I can defend the position that we should not finance legal immigrants? With Obama’s legalization of at least five million illegal aliens, he will turn America into a banana republic — without bananas. While many of the aliens covered are decent, hardworking people, many are not. I think this tragic immigration policy will create political, financial, and cultural anarchy.
The Rule of Memo. Turn now to the President’s “executive action” on immigration. What did he do? According to a wide variety of media sources, the President issued an executive order. Wow. Some executive order. Except there isn’t one. Check the White House web site under the section “Presidential Actions.” The most recent executive order is one from October 17, on consumer financial transactions. What the President signed on Friday, November 21 were two memoranda, setting up a task force and directing government officials to recommend improvements in the immigration system. An executive order has the force of law. The Office of the Federal Register assigns it a number and publishes it. There is a permanent record; a place to go to find it. None of this applies to the memo. (Yes but he is continuing on as if it were. Ordering green cards and a new building to process the illegals. a dictator already.)
Who’s Planning to Sue Obama Over Immigration? Five Republican governors are so upset with President Obama’s executive actions regarding the nation’s immigration system they are ready to take the nation’s chief executive to court. A sixth, Arizona Gov. Jan Brewer, did not raise the possibility of a lawsuit in her response to Obama’s executive actions. But she did blast the president — whose Justice Department sued Arizona over its immigration enforcement practices four years ago — for “thwarting Congress and the American people.” “Evidently this president must be reminded that we, the American people, elected a president that serves beneath the law. We did not anoint a tyrannical king that is above the law,” she said in a statement.
A Bigger Problem Than Obama. We have two major parties in the nation now: the Republican Party and the Banana Republic Party, otherwise known as Democrats. The difference between them is over the rule of law. When President Obama appointed judges without Senate approval, made environmental law without Congress and rewrote his health law two dozen times, Republicans protested that Obama was shredding the Constitution. Most Democratic lawmakers turned a blind eye to the Constitution they swore to uphold. Last Thursday, Obama opted for lawlessness again, dictating broad changes to immigration law. He made them banana-republic style: one man ruling with the stroke of his pen.
National Review Editor: Ban Obama From Delivering State of the Union Address. Congressional Republicans have found themselves completely stymied by President Obama’s executive action on immigration. There’s no bill for them to vote down, they lack the votes for impeachment, and shutting down the government never works. National Review editor Rich Lowry has suggested an innovative new way for Republicans to express their displeasure: ban President Obama from delivering the State of the Union Address: “If I were John Boehner,” he said, referring to the House speaker, “I’d say to the president: ‘Send us your State of the Union in writing. You’re not welcome in our chamber.'” Well, that is new. And it could work.
Obama unleashed: Defies GOP election wins, moves in opposite direction. President Barack Obama has spent November acting with a defiant fury, moving with little regard for the message voters sent at the polls. Instead of reaching out to Republicans who won control of next year’s Congress Nov. 4, he’s charged ahead with initiatives that infuriate the victors, prompting critics to label him a “king” or “emperor.” Wednesday [11/26/2014], the Obama administration began an effort aimed at easing smog-related pollution. Earlier this month, Obama took executive action on immigration and climate change. The White House has suggested he would block the Keystone XL pipeline. He’s vowed to have the federal government regulate Internet access.
Obama’s Indifference to Law Echoes Famed Plot Of the Writer O. Henry. The phrase “banana republic” was invented by the American fiction writer O. Henry, in exile a century ago in Honduras. It was a country where laws were changed frequently by petty dictators. Mr. Obama says he’s acting alone because Congress waited too long. But the Constitution vests all legislative powers, including immigration and naturalization law, with Congress. It doesn’t say “unless Congress waits too long.” There’s no timetable.
Obama puts the Republic out of its misery. Obama isn’t the first president to abuse executive power — not by a longshot. But he has to be the first president in American history to overtly and consistently argue that he’s empowered to legislate if Congress doesn’t pass the laws he favors. It’s an argument that’s been mainstreamed by partisans and cheered on by those in media desperate to find a morsel of triumph in this presidency.
No Shame for Obama.To get to the nitty-gritty, how many millions of illegal aliens will ultimately qualify for this discretionary amnesty and completely overwhelm American hospitals, schools, courts, and other institutions that are totally unprepared to deal with this? Furthermore, Obama’s latest unilateral action will result in the destruction of American jobs. Obama is directing a self-coup whereby he came to power “through legal means but is now dissolving or rendering powerless the national legislature and unlawfully assuming extraordinary powers.
In other words, the road to a dictatorship.
America’s Eerily Calm Transition to Dictatorship. Obama’s expected plan to grant legal status to as many as 5 million illegal immigrants was hailed as a victory for the powerful amnesty movement and criticized by amnesty opponents as an extra-constitutional power grab by a president who has grown increasingly fond of issuing executive power grab.
Obama: Not Legitimate for Future Presidents to Lower Taxes via Executive Action. After unilaterally granting temporary amnesty and work permits to millions of illegal immigrants last week, President Barack Obama said it would not be legitimate for a future president to unilaterally lower tax rates. When asked on ABC’s This Week if his successor could unilaterally act to lower taxes if Congress does not, Obama replied, “absolutely not.”
Obama is not doing enough to wreck the country. Potential future Obama executive orders may include: enforcing gun control based on the United Nations Arms Treaty; closing Guantanamo Bay prison; limiting carbon emissions as part of his climate change agreement with the Chinese government; eliminating voter ID laws; expanding pre-kindergarten programs for minorities; issuing a Presidential pardon for himself; deporting the Koch brothers; making the National Cathedral a mosque; inviting ISIS to join NATO; declaring Ebonics as the official language of the United States; establishing a lesbian, gay, bisexual, and transgender SEAL team; inaugurating Al Sharpton Appreciation Day; outlawing common sense, logic and the stating of facts as federal crimes; forbidding all future fundamental transformations of the United States.
Rogue President. Asserting a legal and constitutional authority he himself said he did not have, President Obama is going rogue, issuing an executive amnesty to 4 to 5 million illegal aliens. He will order the U.S. government not to enforce the law against these 5 million, and declare that they are to be exempt from deportation and granted green cards. Where did Obama get his 4-5 million figure, not 2-4 million, or 5-7 million? Nowhere in law, but plucked out of his own mind, as to what he can get away with. Barack Obama just felt it was about right.
King Obama betters the tyranny of King George. Mr. Obama has exterminated American citizens not accused of crime without due process of law on his secret say-so alone. He has initiated wars against Libya, Syria, and the Islamic State without congressional authorization. He has imprisoned persons indefinitely without accusation or trial at Guantanamo Bay — even detainees whom the military has found to be innocent of international terrorism. He has used military tribunals in lieu of independent courts for the prosecution of civilian offenses.
Greg Abbott: Obama Feels ‘Completely Unconstrained By The Constitution’. Texas Republican Governor-elect Greg Abbott said during an appearance on “Fox News Sunday” [11/23/2014] that President Barack Obama felt “completely unconstrained by the Constitution.”
Obama plays dirty politics with the Constitution. At some point during grade school, American children are taught about the separation of powers. […] But any schoolboy watching President Obama’s speech on Thursday night — where he laid out his plan to act unilaterally on immigration (without Congress) — might rightly be confused. For it seems that the president has crossed that fine line between enforcing the law (his proper role) and simply rewriting laws that do not suit him. And in so doing, he has directly contradicted at least 22 of his own past statements, including very specific quotes like: “I’m president, I’m not king. I can’t do these things just by myself'” and “I’m not the emperor of the United States. My job is to execute laws that are passed.”
Republican Party Cowards. It was an audacious announcement that was both unconstitutional and confrontational. It circumvented Congress, and their vital role in this issue, and was, thus, radically different from the last time amnesty was given to illegal immigrants. In 1986, President Reagan did not issue an executive order on illegal immigration; he signed a bill passed by Congress. Sadly, this President does not care what Congress thinks or does. He has no interest in meeting or working with them. Whether he is acting like a tyrant or an emperor, it is clear that he is not acting in conjunction with Congress.
Dear Mr. Obama, It Must Be Good to Be King. Incredibly, even after all of the scandals, corruption, lies, and deceits; even after this past week when we learned about the depth of your Obamacare deception; even after using the IRS to target your political opponents; even after letting your ambassador die in Benghazi and lying about it afterwards; even after dividing the nation and exploiting racial tensions for your own gain; even after six years of incompetence, dishonesty, conspiracy, and illegality; even after every law you’ve flouted, promise you’ve broken, and lie you’ve told, you still found a way to top yourself. In refusing to enforce our borders and uphold our immigration laws, you are now guilty of the most profound presidential power grab
Obama’s Amnesty Speech, Deconstructed. Tonight we were treated to a spectacle eerily reminiscent of a scene from Star Wars Episode III: Revenge of the Sith, in which Chancellor Palpatine of the Galactic Republic declares a reorganization into the Galactic Empire and makes himself an emperor. That scene ends with a great quote from Padme Amidala, the character played by Natalie Portman, who laments “So this is how liberty dies. With thunderous applause.” The good news is the thunderous applause was only heard among the illegal immigrants gathered outside the White House to rejoice in the lawlessness of an American president abjectly refusing to faithfully execute American laws.
Sen. Sessions reacts: We must stop Emperor Obama. Apparently, America now has its first emperor. And he has issued an imperial order to dissolve America’s borders. Millions more will enter and demand the same amnesty benefits as those who came before. The entire moral foundation and consistency of our laws will have been eviscerated. Law enforcement officials have repeatedly warned that the president’s new amnesty will unleash a “tidal wave” of illegal immigration. The impact on our jobs, wages, hospitals, schools, police departments and neighborhoods will be crushing.
Executive Amnesty: Will We Allow One Man to Fundamentally Transform America? [Scroll down] The rare Enterovirus D68 is causing an outbreak across 45 states, sickening nearly 700 — mostly children. Illegal alien minors are also spreading dengue fever, swine flu, tuberculosis, and possibly Ebola. Obama’s open border policy has delivered over 300,000 illegals; 75,000 of them are children who directly entered schools across America without proper examinations and so on. It has been exposed that many of the illegals are gang members and drug dealers. As inconceivable as this is to imagine, it does appear that one man, exploiting the historical aspect of his presidency to break the law at will, may be allowed to fundamentally transform America. Obama via executive order will grant amnesty to 5 million illegals, plus the 75,000 children who invaded our country and their parents. If Republicans do not stop Obama’s insanity, one characterless, out-of-control, arrogant, evil liar will fundamentally transform America. That is totally unacceptable.
Jeff Sessions: Obama’s Amnesty ‘Endangering Our Entire Constitutional Order’. Incoming Senate Budget Committee chairman Sen. Jeff Sessions says that President Barack Obama’s executive amnesty is something that is “endangering our entire constitutional order” as a democratic Republic. “President Obama’s executive amnesty violates the laws Congress has passed in order to create and implement laws Congress has refused to pass,” Sessions said in a statement.
Today is a Sad Day. This is a turning point. This is a new nation. Fundamentally changed. If we are indeed to become a country in which the chief executive ignores laws and does as he pleases, then we are finished.
Ted Cruz Cites Cicero: ‘How Long Is That Madness Of Yours Still to Mock Us?’. On the floor of the Senate this morning, Sen. Ted Cruz read aloud the text of Cicero’s First Oration Against Catiline, subbing in President Obama’s name in the context. “When, President Obama, do you mean to cease abusing our patience? How long is that madness of yours still to mock us? When is there to be an end to that unbridled audacity of yours swaggering about as it does now?” Cruz asked.
Obama, Our Modern John C. Calhoun. Elementary school civics class has taught the same thing for two hundred years: Congress makes the laws, the president enforces the laws, the judiciary interprets the laws. The reason this is so is because individual liberty thrives when government is hobbled by division of power. People live better lives when federal power is stymied. When President Obama announces that he will be suspending laws to bless the illegal presence of millions of foreigners in the United States, he will have adopted the most basic philosophy of John C. Calhoun: some laws can be tossed aside because his ends justify the lawlessness.
Krauthammer: Obama Like Leader of ‘Banana Republic’. Columnist Charles Krauthammer said that President Obama’s planned executive order on immigration is comparable to the actions of a leader of a banana republic on Wednesday’s [11/19/2014] “Special Report” on the Fox News Channel.
Obama sets off on scorched-earth rampage. After his party’s historic losses, he refused to even acknowledge the thrashing. Instead, he said the real lesson from that day was that Americans want everyone in Washington to “work together.” Yet behind the scenes, the president was busy directing his team of lawyers to find real or perceived loopholes in the law — even the Constitution — in order to wave his royal scepter and instantaneously turn as many as 12 million illegal aliens into America citizens. Already he had quietly ordered the federal government to stop deporting aliens and unilaterally allowed some 60,000 “unaccompanied minors” to enter the U.S.
WH: Obama Being Called Emperor Is ‘Criticism the President Wears with a Badge of Honor’. White House Press Secretary Josh Earnest said President Obama wears the ’emperor’ label “with a badge of honor” during a press briefing Wednesday [11/19/2014]. Responding to rhetoric from critics of Obama’s impending executive action on immigration reform, Earnest said the president has no problem using the law to make “progress.” “We heard rhetoric for some time. Their most recent statement referred to ‘Emperor Obama,'” Earnest said. “The fact is the president is somebody who is willing to examine the law, review the law and use every element of that law to make progress for the American people and that’s a criticism the president wears with badge of honor.”
Obama mows down separation of powers and limits on executive power. Obama on Thursday night plans to announce an amnesty for about 5 million immigrants in the U.S. illegally. His order is based on no statutory authority, but is instead an expansion of the idea of “prosecutorial discretion” — the notion that federal government can’t catch all scofflaws, and so it must set priorities. Republicans, and even much of the mainstream media, have sniffed out Obama’s likely true motives here, and they are nakedly political.
Republicans accuse Obama of ‘imperial presidency’ as he readies immigration plans. President Barack Obama will on Thursday announce his controversial plan to halt deportations of millions of illegal immigrants before flying to Nevada to begin rallying support for his reforms. Mr Obama will use a rare prime time television speech to unveil his plans, which are expected to shield up to five million people from deportation and allow them to work legally in the United States. Republicans erupted in fury before details of Mr Obama’s executive action were even announced, accusing the President of behaving like an “emperor” who rules by fiat and promising to wage a fierce campaign to derail his plans.
The Game Plan to Stop Obama’s Unconstitutional Amnesty. The Obama Administration is planning to pardon at least 4.5 million illegal aliens and grant them work permits. This move will allow them to receive driver’s licenses and Social Security cards, and eventually obtain access to our welfare system. Additionally, as part of his coup, he is planning to make numerous changes to our immigration system — all without the consent of Congress. It’s as if Article I Section 8 of the Constitution, which explicitly grants Congress plenary power over immigration and naturalization, does not exist.
Shock: ABC Grills Obama on Executive Order Flip-Flop. Before playing a clip of Jon Karl pressing White House press secretary Josh Earnest, George Stephanopoulos pointed out: “…The President has suggested in the past that he doesn’t have the kind of power to do this on his own.” Karl agreed, noting that Obama “has repeatedly said in some very colorful ways that he doesn’t have power to do it.” The report then featured a February 2013 clip of the President admitting, “I’m the President of the United States. I’m not the emperor of the United States. My job is to execute laws that are passed.”
Obama Is Not a Monarch. The Constitution designs a system of checks and balances for our nation, and executive amnesty for immigrants here illegally unilaterally decreed from the White House would seriously undermine the rule of law. Our founders repeatedly warned about the dangers of unlimited power within the executive branch; Congress should heed those words as the president threatens to grant amnesty to millions of people who have come to our country illegally. To be clear, the dispute over executive amnesty is not between President Obama and Republicans in Congress; it is a dispute between President Obama and the American people.
Obama Is About to Commit an Act of Constitutional Infamy. Mr. Obama is now acting like, in his words, an “emperor.” His hypocrisy is, even by his standards, staggering. But hypocrisy is not unusual in politicians and presidents; firing a missile aimed at our constitutional form of government is. And that is what Mr. Obama is about to do.
Obama’s Royal Scam. Obama has on several occasions correctly described the action he now intends to take as unlawful. He has dismissed it as royal rather than presidential in character. Obama must feel some compunction about the forthcoming decree because he has baldly lied about his past statements disclaiming the constitutional authority he now purports to exercise.
Mia Love: Obama’s Executive Amnesty ‘Looks More Like A Dictatorship’. Utah Republican Congresswoman-elect Mia Love told the hosts of “Fox and Friends” that President Barack Obama’s plan for unilateral executive amnesty looks “more like a dictatorship” than a democracy. “This is not about the president. It’s about the American people, and what the American people want the president to do,” Love said Wednesday [11/19/2014]. “The American people want Congress to work with the president, want the president to work with Congress so that we can be compassionate, so that we can create a uniform rule of naturalization.
Trashing the republic to save his party with immigration ‘reform’. [Scroll down] Why would President Obama do such a thing? It is simple. When people like him suffer crushing election losses, it is never because he is wrong, that his policies are terrible, or that nobody trusts him anymore. It is because there is something terribly wrong with the people who voted. That is why Mr. Obama actually declared after the election that he would dismiss the voices of this year’s election voters in favor of the message he heard from all those people who didn’t vote. He really did actually say that.
Obama vs. Us. Obama is doing precisely what he promised during his 2008 presidential campaign, to cheering and mesmerized crowds: “We are going to fundamentally change America” and “We will change America. We will change the world.” Obama is living up to those pledges by subverting our Constitution and adopting the political style of a banana republic dictator. […] Ask yourself whether our Constitution permits the president to unilaterally change a law enacted by Congress. For a president to do so is for him to behave like a banana republic dictator.
White House: Obama Is Not A King Or An Emperor But He Can Order Executive Amnesty. President Obama is not a king or an emperor, according to the White House, but he still has lawful authority to issue executive amnesty for illegal immigrants. White House Press Secretary Josh Earnest explained to reporters that Obama still stood by his remarks about not being a king or an emperor of the United States, allowing him to act unilaterally on immigration reform.
What Should Republicans Do to Stop This Aggressively Unconstitutional President? It’s hard to overstate how irresponsible President Obama would be to go forward, as he almost surely will, with his sweeping executive order on amnesty. Ross Douthat of the New York Times has written a fine column on why doing so would be, in his words, a “disgrace.” What the president is on the verge of doing would do tremendous, long-term damage to our political culture and our constitutional order. It would set a dangerous precedent. And it would be an act of extraordinary selfishness. By now none of this should surprise us.
Jindal: Obama Threatening to Shutdown Government with Immigration Executive Order. President Obama will risk shutting down the government if he moves forward with his executive action on immigration, and Republicans “should do everything they can” to stop him, says Bobby Jindal. “No, we shouldn’t shut down the government, but absolutely Republicans should do everything they can to force the president to follow the law,” he said on Meet the Press on Sunday [11/16/2014]. “No, the president shouldn’t shut down the government so that he can break the law.”
Executive order on immigration would ignite a political firestorm. Reports are rampant that President Obama will sign an executive order as soon as this week that will allow up to 5 million undocumented immigrants to avoid deportation. Signing such an order would have explosive political consequences — it would not only reshape the near-term fights in Congress but also have a potentially profound effect on the two parties’ national coalitions heading into the 2016 election and beyond.
Liberal Law Professor: Obama’s Executive Amnesty ‘Tearing at the Very Fabric of the Constitution’. Georgetown law professor Jonathan Turley, a political liberal but a longstanding critic of President Obama’s executive overreach, continued to sound the alarm against the president’s planned executive amnesty for millions of illegal immigrants, saying it will “tear at the very fabric of the Constitution.”
The Gridlock Clause. President Obama routinely cites Congress’s obstinacy regarding his agenda as justification for a series of executive actions that suspend, waive, and even rewrite statutes. His frustration is understandable, but his response is not justifiable. Brazenly maneuvering around the lawmaking function of Congress is an affront to the constitutional order.
Is Immigration Americans’ No. 1 Priority? The fourth issue of big-government overreach is extraordinarily dangerous. You can be sure that Barack Obama will completely bypass Congress and sign an executive order to basically extend amnesty to millions of illegals. This will be done whether there is an outcry from the American people or not. He already knows how Americans feel on this issue, but nothing will stop his agenda.
Obama prepares to defy voters’ will — again. When Obama acts, Congress will have no choice but to react. Obama’s edict will involve ordering the executive branch not to enforce laws that Congress has passed and that lawmakers have specifically declined to change. Writing the nation’s immigration laws is the responsibility of Congress, and Obama’s action will likely be a major encroachment on the legislature’s constitutional authority.
Obama: Irrelevant, Incompetent or Intentional? [Scroll down] This is what, in all seriousness, Barack Obama is doing. He is planning to go ahead with an Executive Order to make millions of new Americans of the illegal aliens currently residing here. He will probably stiff-arm Congress and act in defiance of the Constitution and the laws.v He will probably nominate a new Attorney General — and press a lame-duck Senate to ram through the confirmation vote. Socialism is inherently undemocratic. Its adherents believe they are “on the right side of history” and thus they feel entitled, empowered even, to bend and break the rules in order to achieve an ever-greater central control over Americans’ lives.
Conservative Senators Warn Obama on Unconstitutional Amnesty Move. Yesterday Obama responded to the decisive public repudiation of his policies represented by the massive Republican wave by reaching out to the incoming majority, generously offering to give them a few weeks to propose legislation to his liking before he jettisons the Constitution entirely and rules by decree.
Obama Refuses To Give Up His Dictatorship. Proving once again the will of the American voters means less than nothing to him, Obama is substituting the current majority and minority ethnic races in the USA — the ones who finally woke up and saw the real writing on the wall — with his unschooled illegals from Central America and beyond. And, in case there are still a few out there who didn’t notice, Obama replaced his position of the illegal POTUS with that of the ObamaGov tyranny in early 2009. He has no intention of giving up his dictatorship that will continue to replace US citizens with illegal aliens.
Resist Executive Overreach on Immigration. Votes were still coming in on Tuesday evening when ABC’s Jon Karl reported that, per White House sources, “the president will move forward with an executive order on immigration reform no matter how big a shellacking Democrats get.” The shellacking was bigger than even the most optimistic Republicans had predicted. To act on immigration without engaging the country’s new congressional majority would be a defiance of the legislative branch, and of the American electorate.
Obama Wants the Democrats to Lose. [Scroll down] Obama wants Democrats to lose because a solidly Republican Congress will allow him to step to the Pontius Pilate water bowl, wash his hands (with a dramatic flourish) of the whole business of politics, and start ruling in earnest by fiat. We have already seen that, by executive order, Obama is going to issue green cards to some thirty-three millions Hispanics (read: future Democrats) as soon as the elections are over. With a divided Congress, though, the president would have a much less plausible excuse for slipping into full dictatorial character.
In the Wake of Massive Rebuke, Obama to Move Forward With His War on America. Coming off a massive wave election the GOP needs to play hardball now. Cut the purse strings off on him, unleash a barrage of investigations in the Senate into his myriad scandals and expose him further for the lawless thug that he is. It’s obvious he’s not learned any lesson.
Dictatorial Government takes a Beating. What it means to be fed up with machine politics is simply this: Americans do not want a country run by dictators. That’s exactly how Harry Reid ran the Senate as majority leader, blocking much-needed legislation or tossing it into the trash without a second glance. That’s exactly how President “I have a pen and a phone” Obama has been governing, issuing one executive order after another as he saw fit, circumventing the Republican-controlled House. America is not a banana republic to be run by a caudillo.
Why These 6 Senators Say Obama Is Risking a ‘Constitutional Crisis’ Over Amnesty. Despite yesterday’s [11/4/2014] electoral losses, Obama is reportedly moving forward with an immigration plan before the end of the year. In a letter today to outgoing Senate Majority Leader Harry Reid, D-Nev., the six senators expressed their concern over Obama’s vow to take executive action. According to the letter, such action would “lawlessly grant amnesty to immigrants who have entered the country illegally.”
Barack Bulworth Obama. Barack Obama has a penchant for power. The next two years will be very challenging for Americans concerned about their nation’s future. Obama’s goal to exercise power with very few limits has been clear for some time to all but the most obtuse. In early 2011 he told people that it would be so much easier to be the president of China. He has not changed his views. After losing control of the House of Representatives, he rejected compromise with Republicans by boasting he has a “pen and a phone” and would circumvent Congress and the Constitution (in other words, staying the course since his inauguration). While strolling with the visiting French resident at Monticello he “quipped” that “the good thing about being president, I can do whatever I want.” Jefferson would cringe that America, a nation he helped found, would be led by a man who had so little respect for our founding principles and fathers — and for the American people.
Carson: Declaring martial law, will Obama cancel 2016 elections? Widespread anarchy gripping the country could be reason enough for the Obama administration to announce the implementation of martial law and the suspension of some, if not all, of Americans’ constitutionally protected rights — including the right to vote and hold national elections. On the surface this seems unbelievable, but upon further analysis, Carson’s ominous suggestion is plausible; this is an extremely unnerving scenario that all Americans should be aware of and ready for. The Obama administration has very quietly and subtly done many inexplicable things that could very well be precursors to the suspension of some, if not all, of Americans’ constitutionally protected civil rights.
USA Today’s Susan Page: Obama administration most ‘dangerous’ to media in history. At some point, a compendium of condemnations against the Obama administration’s record of media transparency (actually, opacity) must be assembled. Notable quotations in this vein come from former New York Times executive editor Jill Abramson, who said, “It is the most secretive White House that I have ever been involved in covering”; New York Times reporter James Risen, who said, “I think Obama hates the press”; and CBS News’s Bob Schieffer, who said, “This administration exercises more control than George W. Bush’s did, and his before that.” USA Today Washington Bureau Chief Susan Page has added a sharper edge to this set of knives.
The White House Gaslights America on Immigration. The evidence by this point has become pretty overwhelming that the White House plans some sort of mass amnesty via executive fiat immediately after the elections have concluded. Disgruntled Democrat Hispanics have openly declared that Obama has promised them as much, and earlier this week, Breitbart News revealed that the Administration was placing a supply order that would enable them to issue 34 million green cards, which would represent either a drastic and unprecedented increase in work visa issuage or (more likely) a one-time massive order for them pursuant to an Obama executive order.
Congressman Warns, “Republic is Dead” if Obama Moves Forward With This Plan. A sitting congressman suggests that if President Barack Obama moves forward to enact amnesty for millions of illegal immigrants via executive order after the midterm elections and the American people do not rise up in protest, it will mean that the “republic has been destroyed.” Rep. Steve King said that such an action would amount to a blatant violation of the limits on presidential power imposed by the Constitution.
A Government Bureau Is The Nearest Thing To Eternal Life We Will Ever See On This Earth. It is no secret that government today is far overreaching and intrusive. This past year alone we have seen privacy breaches by the NSA, the targeting of conservative groups by the IRS, and the disastrous consequences of Obamacare on small businesses and families. Obama has even said, “I can take steps without legislation.” This self-righteous statement underscores that he has no respect for the Constitution — a document meant to protect the rights of all Americans and prevent our government and our leaders from trampling on those rights. Unfortunately, today we have a President and federal officials who are no longer accountable to the American people because they consider themselves to be above the law.
America’s perpetual state of emergency. The United States is in a perpetual state of national emergency. Thirty separate emergencies, in fact. Those emergencies, declared by the president by proclamation or executive order, give the president extraordinary powers — to seize property, call up the National Guard and hire and fire military officers at will. “What the National Emergencies Act does is like a toggle switch, and when the president flips it, he gets new powers. It’s like a magic wand. and there are very few constraints about how he turns it on,” said Kim Lane Scheppele, a professor at Princeton University.
One Bad Apple: Obama and his Influence. We’re only 6 years into a presidency gone bad and I, for one, am profoundly thankful that there won’t be another 50+ years of this terrifying laughingstock of a regime. Barack Obama has created so much havoc with his ideology and policies that it will take us years to recover. His high-handed, pen-and-phone end runs around the Constitution ought to land him in prison, but he is creating the biggest mess by just being who he is.
King Barry Is Not On The Ballot, Says Everybody But King Barry. The only time he tells the truth is when it can hurt somebody who has crossed him. And by running as fast as they can from his disastrous policies, by distancing themselves as far as possible from him, they’ve crossed him.
The Divine Right of Barack Obama. Since he ordered military action in Libya in 2011, President Obama has argued as a matter of routine that Article II of the U.S. Constitution confers such considerable power upon the commander-in-chief that, in most instances at least, Congress’s role in foreign affairs is limited to that of advice bureau. The political ironies of this development are sufficiently rich to stand without much comment. (Imagine, if you will, trying to explain to an average voter in 2008 that by his second term the Democratic candidate for president would have adopted wholesale an interpretation of the Constitution that was championed by the likes of George W. Bush, Dick Cheney, and John Yoo.) Less obvious, however, is what this means for America and her future. The bottom line: It’s not good.
Obama complains about OTHER countries for trying to silence dissent. After all that Tea Party groups have been through because they were targeted by Obama’s IRS, Obama has the audacity to call out other countries for trying to crackdown on legitimate dissent. Talk about narcissism. Not only that, but he decries ‘endless regulations’ as though his hands were clean. Hello Obamacare? Hello EPA?
‘CATALIST’: Obama’s Database for Fundamentally Transforming America. The Democrats and the institutional left have a new political tool that allows them virtually to ignore moderates yet still win elections. This tool, the Catalist database, was employed in the 2012 election. That election defied conventional wisdom: Mitt Romney sought and won independent voters overwhelmingly, but still lost. If you wondered why the conventional wisdom about independents and moderates didn’t seem so wise in 2012, the answer is Catalist.
Obama’s Secret Service unveils a plan to turn the White House into The Forbidden City. If the Secret Service gets their way, us peasants won’t be able to even look at the White House anymore. All because some guy jumped the fence on Friday [9/19/2014], and caught them with their pants down.
Sessions: ‘Obama Has Openly Reaffirmed His Unconstitutional Plan to Nullify Our Nation’s Sovereign Laws’. Senator Jeff Sessions issues this statement in response to President Obama’s decision to wait until after the mid-term election to take action on immigration by executive order. “President Obama has openly reaffirmed his unconstitutional plan to nullify our nation’s sovereign laws, issuing executive amnesty and work permits to millions of illegal immigrants. In so doing, he will wipe away American workers’ lawful immigration protections. Illegal workers will be instantly allowed to take precious jobs directly from struggling Americans in every occupation in America. Countless more unlawful workers will pour across the border and overstay their visas. These executive actions will incentivize a tsunami of illegality,” reads Sessions’s statement.
‘To Hell With the Constitution!’ In 1902 Theodore Roosevelt intervened in a strike by Pennsylvania coal miners, exceeding his Constitutional authority as president. When this was pointed out to him by Republican House whip James E. Watson, Roosevelt allegedly yelled, “To hell with the Constitution when the people want coal!” This outburst reflected the novel Progressive view of the Chief Executive. Instead of the Constitution’s limited powers focused on specific needs, such as national defense, beyond the capacity of the individual states or local governments to address, the President needed more expansive authority in order to serve the “people.” Over 100 years later, Barack Obama has governed on the same assumption, one that undermines the Constitution’s structure of balanced powers and limited government, and puts at risk our political freedom and autonomy.
In Obama Power Grab, Climate Trumps Constitution. Apparently letting the Environmental Protection Agency run amok with regulations fulfilling candidate Obama’s pledge to bankrupt the coal industry, and enact a de facto cap-and-trade regime the president couldn’t get through Congress, is not enough. The man who said his nomination was the moment the seas began to recede and the planet began to heal now plans to deal the rule of law and the U.S. Constitution yet another blow. He’s doing it by agreeing to a Kyoto-like “accord” he can use as moral cover for further destroying the U.S. economy, in lieu of an actual climate change “treaty” that must be ratified by two-thirds of a Senate that has already unanimously rejected such a pact.
Pressing the climate hoax. President Obama is preparing to use his executive authority to impose the carbon-dioxide limitations dreamed up by the climate hysterics when they meet next year in Paris. He intends to ignore his constitutional duty to ask the Senate’s consent, and use the Environmental Protection Agency and other departments to impose the rules. Ignoring the Constitution can be habit-forming, as Mr. Obama has shown us.
A President’s Global Warming Treaty Tyranny. In yet another demonstration of contempt for the Constitution, President Obama and his administration are pursuing what the New York Times characterizes as a “sweeping international climate change agreement to compel nations to cut their planet-warming fossil fuel emissions” — absent any input from Congress. The Constitution requires a two-thirds majority approval
by the Senate to ratify any legally binding treaty. The Obama administration plans to sidestep that requirement by calling the agreement a “politically binding” deal that would substitute for an actual treaty.
Constitutional chutzpah. There are three ways something can become what the US Constitution calls the “supreme law of the land.” It can be made part of the Constitution by amendment, it can be passed by Congress as a law or it can be ratified by the Senate as a treaty. President Obama can’t get his climate-change agreement made supreme law of the land by any of those constitutional routes. Not even close. The Republican House doesn’t want it. The Democratic Senate won’t act. That’s because the people don’t want it.
The deadly combination of Obama and the UN will indenture civil society. With Barack Obama now firmly in place as their ex officio leader, the United Nations pooh-bahs have come up with a surefire way to stick it to the taxpayers of the world, while feathering their nests for all time. It’s called making global warming/climate change a health issue at their very next summit in November 2015. Christiana Figueres, the top UN climate official, said upcoming negotiations on an international global warming accord should be viewed as a health issue.
Obama Tries for Kyoto 2.0. We can talk about the composition of the Untied Nations another time. But when it comes to Barack Obama’s cavalier treatment of the Constitution, you need look no further than this morning’s New York Times. Under the headline “Obama Pursuing Climate Accord in Lieu of Treaty,” the paper explains how the president, frustrated by Congress’s unwillingness to barter away U.S. sovereignty by signing on to the so-called “Kyoto Protocol,” the economy blighting climate standards devised by Greenies and other folks eager to hamstring the world’s most productive economies, especially the Untied States, is planning to “sidestep” Congress.
Obama’s new power grab: A climate change treaty without Senate ratification. It’s not a “new” treaty, apparently, if they’re rewriting an old treaty that’s already been ratified. Maybe that’s a sneak peek of Obama’s Syria policy too. Instead of asking for a new AUMF against ISIS, he could issue an “addendum” or whatever to the 2001 AUMF against Al Qaeda. Come to think of it, that’s his approach on immigration too. The mega-amnesty he’s getting ready to uncork isn’t being presented as new policy, even though it would legalize five million people or more. It’s being presented as a discretionary application of law that’s already on the books. Turns out every bold new move Obama wants to make as president has already been authorized by statute, as if prophesied.
Obama’s use of executive authority is about to become a real political issue. President Obama is weighing a big-time executive action on immigration that has both Democrats and Republicans anxious. He’s also pursuing a major international climate-change agreement without ratification by Congress. And it’s not yet clear whether the White House will seek congressional authorization for military action in Syria that appears increasingly likely. Yes, we are finally entering into what could be a very big debate about executive authority — and with the 2014 election just weeks away.
Obama’s unlawful Bergdahl-for-terrorists swap. President Obama was wrong earlier this year to trade five hardened terrorists from the prison at Guantanamo Bay for a deserter. All but the president’s most dedicated supporters understood then that the trade was a really bad idea. Now, the nonpartisan Government Accountability Office has confirmed what many suspect, that the swap violated a “clear and unambiguous” law. For this White House, the law is little more than an annoyance to be swatted away when inconvenient. Mr. Obama makes and remakes the law as he goes along. Congress has allowed itself to become irrelevant.
Why I Sued the President. The president and his administration have ignored the law on a breathtaking range of issues. For example, President Obama directed the Environmental Protection Agency to propose new environmental rules that will devastate coal miners and raise electricity prices sky-high, even though the EPA admits that the “literal” terms of the Clean Air Act prohibit the regulations. Similarly, after he failed to pass immigration reform through Congress, the president decided to ignore the laws on the books and give out work permits as he pleases. He did the same thing with the Affordable Care Act, giving billions of dollars of tax credits that the law does not authorize. […] Americans from both political parties have decried this lawlessness.
Buchanan: Obama Will ‘Set the Country Completely on Fire’ with Executive Amnesty by Labor Day. On the Friday [8/22/2014] broadcast of “The McLaughlin Group,” columnist Pat Buchanan predicted that President Obama would grant amnesty to illegal immigrants via executive order by Labor Day and that such an action would “set the country completely on fire.”
Sen. Sessions: CEOs ‘Scheming with WH to Extract by Executive Fiat’ Amnesty Congress Denied. Sen. Sessions says the CEOs are “scheming with the White House” to flout both Congress and the will of the people: “The same group of CEOs who helped write the Senate’s Gang of Eight immigration bill in secret is now scheming with the White House to extract by executive fiat what was denied to them by the American people and Congress.” If these companies so desperately needed illegal alien labor, they wouldn’t be laying off American workers by the thousands, Sen. Sessions notes: “Even while they demand more foreign workers, these companies are laying off current employees in droves. […]”
Behind Closed Doors, Obama Crafts Executive Actions. When President Obama announced in June that he planned to bypass congressional gridlock and overhaul the nation’s immigration system on his own, he did so in a most public way: a speech in the White House Rose Garden. Since then, the process of drafting what will likely be the only significant immigration changes of his presidency — and his most consequential use of executive power — has been conducted almost entirely behind closed doors, where lobbyists and interest groups invited to the White House are making their case out of public view.
The Maximalist. In 2011, President Obama, speaking before the National Council of La Raza, remarked that “I know some people want me to bypass Congress and change the laws on my own.” He acknowledged the appeal of dictatorial action, but he said “that’s not how our system works.” The crowd responded, “Change it” and “Yes, you can!” He spoke of bypassing Congress as a temptation to which he wouldn’t yield. But he has, and it is clear that he regards America’s system of checks and balances as an odious obstacle to his conception of good government.
Immigration activists beg Obama to legalize eight million illegals or more. The number kicked around for the past few months was five or six million. That’s not good enough for immigration groups, who want to see something closer to eight figures. And once you’re creeping up towards 10 million, there’s really no point in having eligibility criteria at all. Just legalize everyone, no questions asked. Honestly, if we’re going to have the president dictate national policy, what’s the sense in demanding that he do it by half-measures?
Yes, Nixon was bad but Obama is worse. No man, Nixon’s critics assured us, was above the law. For his transgressions, Richard Nixon was forced from office, evading prosecution only because of a presidential pardon. Yet by any reasonable measure, Nixon’s sins seem venal compared to those of President Barack Obama. While Nixon was known for his “Enemies List,” the former head of the National Security Agency’s global digital data gathering program says that Obama also has an enemies list stored by keyword, which has been used to take down perceived political enemies such as General Petraus. During his re-election campaign Obama even brazenly posted his enemies list on-line as a not-so-subtle threat not to donate to his opponents.
Meet Four Business Owners Squeezed by Operation Choke Point. With no explanation, Brian Brookman last month lost the bank account for his pawn shop. He had no idea why. Brookman says his store in Grand Haven, Mich., never had been in trouble with federal or state officials. […] After researching his case on the Internet, Brookman says he concluded that his banker, JP Morgan Chase, closed the account because two of his business activities — dealing in vintage coins and selling firearms — were labeled “high risk” by federal bureaucrats as part of an Obama administration initiative called Operation Choke Point.
President Humpty Dumpty. The law that Congress wrote (but didn’t read, under the shameless leadership of Harry Reid and Nancy Pelosi) turned out to be, as was inevitable, filled with holes and errors. No matter: a presidential edict a day keeps collapse away. But the Constitution doesn’t allow for government by executive edict. That’s for monarchy or dictatorship.
On Celebrating Obama’s Birthday. This is really not the biggest deal in the world, but every year on August 4, I’m reminded of something kind of creepy in the Cult of Obama. That, my friends, is the obsession with his birthday. […] This is not to be encouraged for two main reasons. One, it’s childish. Birthdays are for kids. And even for kids, they should be restrained. Yes, it’s another year to be thankful for God’s provisions. Great. Do that with family and friends. Don’t make a big production.
Michelle Obama Asks Me to Sign President Obama’s Birthday Card. I find it hard to say precisely why I find this email a bit creepy. At one level this seems innocuous enough — and it is definitely not a big thing. At another level, asking millions of Americans to sign a birthday card for the President suggests a tone-deafness about the cult of personality. If we lived in a dictatorship, getting millions of subjects to celebrate the Dear Leader’s birthday would be routine, but in a free republic this appeal to get millions of citizens to celebrate a current president’s birthday strikes a discordant note to my ear.
Is Barack Obama Plotting a Coup? When Obama changed the Affordable Care Act by decree — to name just one example, substituting “2014” for “2013” in a critical provision of the statute — he acted as a tyrant. In his refusal to enforce the immigration laws, contrary to the Constitution which requires him to “take care that the laws be faithfully executed,” he has acted like a tinpot dictator, asserting the right to change or ignore the law by fiat. If he now directly nullifies Section 274(a) of the Immigration and Nationalities Act by legalizing, and issuing work permits to, five or six million illegal immigrants, thereby repealing federal law by decree, how else can we describe his action but as a coup? The Obama administration openly takes the position that the rule of law no longer applies.
Obama’s Impeachment Game. This is the tone of the media coverage right now: The president may get the occasional rebuke for impeachment-baiting, but what the White House wants to do on immigration is assumed to be reasonable, legitimate, within normal political bounds. It is not: It would be lawless, reckless, a leap into the antidemocratic dark. And an American political class that lets this Rubicon be crossed without demurral will deserve to live with the consequences for the republic, in what remains of this presidency and in presidencies yet to come.
House Republicans authorize lawsuit against Obama for presidential overreach. House Republicans voted Wednesday evening [7/30/2014] to authorize an unprecedented lawsuit against President Obama, escalating a separation of powers battle between Congress and the White House that is heavily tinged with election-year politics. Mr. Obama mocked Republicans, telling them to “stop just hatin’ all the time,” but GOP lawmakers said they felt boxed in, being unable to get their legislation through the Democrat-controlled Senate and having to watch as the president tweaks, waives or ignores laws Congress has written but which he dislikes.
Right Now there is Nothing We Can do about Obama. What this man is doing is appalling. Everyone — including those people in his own party who actually care about this country, its constitutional framework and the rule of law — ought to be appalled by it. The problem of a president willing to destroy our border and our Constitution for the purposes of partisan political gain has been years in the making. And it will not be solved by a House vote or the stroke of a pen.
House readies bill to stop Obama’s immigration order — in advance. On what could be the last lawmaking session before the summer recess, both House and Senate are preparing bills to one-up each other on immigration. First, Senate Majority Leader Harry Reid said that if the House passes a border crisis bill, he and Senate Democrats might attach the Gang of Eight comprehensive immigration reform bill to it — a move that would clearly doom the whole border emergency spending effort. Now, House Republican leaders have written a bill that would stop President Obama from using executive power to legalize millions of currently illegal immigrants — something Obama is widely thought to be getting ready to do.
Count Down to Impeachment. While a lame duck session will at least temporarily defang the progressive beast, for many, simply holding Obama at bay doesn’t adequately redress the damage he has done to their country and Constitution.
Democrats Warn Obama Over Executive Overreach on Immigration. Democrat Senators Kay Hagan of North Carolina and Mark Pryor of Arkansas have both now warned Barack Obama against taking “any steps without the approval of Congress” when it comes to dealing with the current illegal immigration crisis. “I’m not for government by executive order. He needs to have statutory authority before he acts,” said Pryor. Meanwhile, via Politico, a spokeswoman for Hagan said, “this is a problem that needs to be solved legislatively and not through executive action.”
Sessions: ‘We Cannot Allow Executive Orders to… Eradicate Plain Law’. Sen. Jeff Sessions (R-Ala.) took to the Senate floor Wednesday [7/30/2014] to blast the president’s reported plan to use his executive authority to provide amnesty to illegal immigrants by scaling back deportations and granting them work permits, saying Congress must not allow the president use executive actions that eradicate “plain law.” “This Congress needs to speak. We cannot allow executive orders to be issued by a president that eradicates plain law. To do so is wrong. The American people are watching this. They are not going to be happy that this Congress didn’t take action, and expressions of concerns among senators really are not enough,” said Sessions.
Sessions to Obama: The American People Will Not Be Mocked by Your Unlawful Amnesty. Monday [7/28/2014], Sen. Jeff Sessions (R-AL) took to the floor of the U.S. Senate to criticize President Barack Obama’s attempt to “unilaterally implement large portions of his congressionally rejected amnesty bill by executive action.”
Legalization by Edict. Many people in Washington seem to be talking about the prospect of the president unilaterally legalizing the status of several million people who entered the country illegally as though it were just another political question. But if reports about the nature of the executive action he is contemplating are right, it would be by far the most blatant and explosive provocation in the administration’s assault on the separation of powers, and could well be the most extreme act of executive overreach ever attempted by an American president in peacetime.
Out of Order. Barack Obama’s disdain for the slow, grinding mechanisms of government has become unmistakable of late. So it is little surprise that, frustrated by congressional inaction on his proposal for “comprehensive immigration reform,” the president last month declared that he would “fix as much of our immigration system as I can on my own.”
Obama Encounters an Apex of Anger. No one in Congress believes a word Obama says and the House of Representatives is getting ready to sue him for his failure to enforce the laws Congress has passed and his usurpation of unconstitutional power to alter laws whenever he wants. This is unprecedented in the history of the nation.
The President Is Just Getting Started. President Obama is implementing his leftist policies and punishing his detractors like a Soviet dictator. In short Obama is going Soviet, as explained by analyst Brian Preston. The leftist dream agenda of open borders, green energy, income redistribution, and transference of US sovereignty to the UN is now being implemented without consent of Congress.
Of Horses, Politicians, and Fences. Leaders who fashion themselves above law “just a little” and only in their own minds, soon assert rights far above the law, and boldly move to remake the world to conform to their delusions. Even if you can tolerate a dictator, abhor his means. Such leaders never evolve back into democrats. They are never humble servants of a Sovereign People. In their minds, they are smarter. While they hold power, they are objectively powerful. They seek to control the marketplace of ideas.
Congressman Predicts Victory in Lawsuit Against Obama. Rep. Tom Rice (R., S.C.) and constitutional law expert David Rivkin on Wednesday [7/16/2014] predicted victory in the lawsuit the House is launching against President Barack Obama. The House Rules Committee held a hearing on the proposed lawsuit, which is intended to prove the unconstitutionality of Obama’s unilateral delay of the employer mandate portion of the Affordable Care Act. Witnesses at the hearing argued about whether the House has standing to sue the president to enforce the law. “I’m very optimistic that this lawsuit will succeed,” Rivkin said in an interview. “I certainly expect there to be a propaganda offensive to try to stop it, but I don’t see any fundamental legal problems, with regards to standing or the merits.”
Jonathan Turley to Congress: You face self-destruction if you don’t rein in Obama. If the president can override Congress whenever it’s at an impasse, the minority party will be forced to choose between letting the president do what he wants by executive order and “compromising” by signing onto a bill that lets the president do what he wants in exchange for a few concessions. That’s the end of Congress, and the end of checks and balances.
Boehner: House Has No Plans to Defund Unconstitutional Acts by Obama. House Speaker John Boehner (R-Ohio) indicated today that if President Barack Obama takes actions that exceed his constitutional authority, the House of Representatives has no plans to use its own constitutional authority to withhold funding from those actions. At his weekly press briefing, CNS News.com asked Boehner: “You’ve said you disagree with calls to impeach the president over abuse of power via executive actions. But under the Constitution the House actually has the power of the purse. So, if the President takes actions that exceed his Constitutional authority, will you withhold funding for those actions in the next must-pass appropriations bill?
Obama executive actions seen as threat to Constitution. A prominent law professor and avowed supporter of the Obama White House will tell the House on Wednesday that the president has created one of the biggest constitutional crises in the country’s history and will endorse House Republicans’ effort to sue to rein him in. Jonathan Turley, a professor at George Washington University, will say President Obama is trampling the founders’ vision for the country in his push to circumvent Congress, and he will demand Republicans and Democrats alike forget their party labels to unify against this White House’s power grab.
New alert system gives president special code for emergency messages. The national Emergency Alert System broadcasts television alert messages to warn people about immediate dangers. The system is often used at the local level to warn people about weather conditions such as tornadoes or flash floods. The system is not capable of reaching the entire country all at once should the president need to warn the public of something like a terrorist attack or an act of war against the country. Instead, to reach the entire country, each local jurisdiction would have to broadcast the same message — a tedious process that could leave room for gaps if one station misses the broadcast.
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This is a complete waste of money, at best, and at worst it is an opportunity for the President to overtake all broadcast stations on a whim. In the event of a national emergency, all network-affiliated television stations will talk about nothing else, as was demonstrated on 9/11/2011. (Independent stations could go on showing re-runs of “I Love Lucy,” and not without a number of oblivious viewers.) The problem with the proposed break-in-any-time system is that the definition of “emergency” is left up to the White House. Chances are Hugo Chavez or Fidel Castro or Robert Mugabe would install such a system, if their countries had the money.
New emergency alert system will give Obama the power to flip a switch and address the entire nation at once. The Emergency Alert System, the latest version of a program first established in 1951, blasts out emergency messages in the event of local weather emergencies, but can also be used to warn Americans about terror attacks and major natural disasters. Every broadcaster in the country is required to participate in the EAS. Messages travel along a closed, private network, piggybacking from station to station. It can take up to 10 minutes for every radio, TV, cable and satellite provider to blare its alert.
The Signs of Dictatorship. Barack Hussein Obama consistently flouts American law, disregards the separation of powers, and seemingly could not care less about the swirling scandals surrounding him. As of May 2014 there have been 23 executive alterations of Obama’s own Affordable Care Act. Chris Conover at Forbes highlights the egregious and unilateral changes to Obamacare when he explains that “[t]he Constitution and its carefully crafted system of checks and balances matters. If President Obama disagrees with a statutory provision enacted into law (and that he signed!), the proper course of action is to go back to Congress and get the law changed.” In addition, Obama flouts federal immigration law and enacts the Dream Act, thus bypassing the Congress.
Obama ‘believes he has the power to make his own laws’. House Speaker John Boehner put himself one step closer to suing the President of the United States on Thursday, unveiling a resolution permitting the move and attracting return fire from the White House. Announcing late in the day that the legal action will focus on the Affordable Care Act, Boehner fumed that Barack Obama had ‘changed the health care law without a vote of Congress’ in 2013, ‘effectively creating his own law by literally waiving the employer mandate and the penalties for failing to comply with it.’ The president, he carped, ‘believes he has the power to make his own laws.’
Reality vs. Political Correctness: Amnesty and the Fight for America’s Soul. Amnesty for more than 10 million illegal aliens (on the very conservative end of the projections) will necessarily cause an expansion of the federally funded social “safety net” in terms of health care and education, a burden which American taxpayers do not want, and there are pragmatic reasons, aforementioned, to suggest that the expansion of the federally subsidized social “safety nets” is a bad thing for our country. At the very least, that expansion should be considered and approved by the legislative body to which our foundational contract has assigned the task. It is not a matter that would have ever reasonably been left at the whim of a single man in executive power. And for good reason. If Obama does what his previous actions suggest he will do, which is to act well outside his constitutional tether to advance amnesty for these lawbreakers and their children that have illegally entered our country, he will have made himself an outright despot. And we Americans will have a choice to either accept his despotism or reject it.
Billionaires Call For Amnesty As Obama Plans To Legalize Millions of Illegal Aliens With Executive Power. Billionaires Warren Buffett, Sheldon Adelson and Bill Gates have teamed up to call for amnesty for America’s illegal immigrants as a solution to the ongoing crisis at the border as President Barack Obama mulls granting amnesty to millions via executive power.
President Barack Obama and Napoleon Bonaparte. The overall intent of the Founding Fathers was to avoid the defects of the British system of the 16th and 17th centuries. Until the Bill of Rights was passed in 1688, laws might be made by proclamation of the king, who could also suspend or dispense with laws. James I in 1610 declared he had an inherent authority to assert power in the absence of legislation. Clearly, the new political system of the United States was intended to avoid this extreme position, and Alexander Hamilton in Federalist Paper 70 argued for a more restrained presidency.
Republicans to fire first legal volley over Obama executive actions. House Republicans announced Thursday [7/10/2014] that their first attempt to sue President Obama for breaching the limits of his executive power will be over his decision to exempt businesses from his health care law’s employer mandate. Making good on Speaker John A. Boehner’s threat last month, the Republicans released a draft of the bill to authorize Mr. Boehner to sue the president, in what Republicans say is an effort to rebalance the powers of Congress and the White House. […] The draft resolution was introduced just hours after Mr. Obama offered his most vehement defense to date of his claims of executive authority on everything from gun control to higher education, saying it’s his “job” to act when he can’t find willing partners on Capitol Hill.
Boehner Officially Begins Plan To Sue Obama. “Today [7/10/2014] we’re releasing a draft resolution that will authorize the House to file suit over the way President Obama unilaterally changed the employer mandate,” Boehner said in a statement. “In 2013, the president changed the health care law without a vote of Congress, effectively creating his own law by literally waiving the employer mandate and the penalties for failing to comply with it. That’s not the way our system of government was designed to work. No president should have the power to make laws on his or her own.” The House Rules Committee will consider the draft resolution next Wednesday.
From King George III to King Obama I. The only way to check the abuses coming out of the White House — whether it’s the stream of executive orders, the use of the IRS to go after political enemies, or the ignoring of the clear language of the law repeatedly in the rollout of Obamacare — is for the House Republicans and Speaker Boehner to stand up and say no.
The Lawyers Behind the Lawsuit against Obama. For some time now, Elizabeth Foley and David Rivkin have had two questions about the 44th president: “How is he getting away with this? And why isn’t someone doing something about this?” Foley, a professor of constitutional law at Florida International University College of Law, and Rivkin, lead outside counsel of Florida et al. v. United States Department of Health and Human Services, one of three Obamacare challenges that ended up before the Supreme Court in 2012, are doing something. They are the architects of the House of Representatives’ likely lawsuit against President Obama, which would challenge the president’s selective suspension of various laws as violations of his constitutional duty to faithfully execute the laws, and as violations of the constitutionally prescribed separation of powers.
Sen. Cruz Releases Fifth Legal Limit Report On Obama Regime’s Attempts to Expand Federal Power. The Supreme Court has unanimously rejected Obama Administration’s arguments 20 times during the five and a half years of his presidency says Senator Ted Cruz in his fifth report on the Regime’s attempts to expand federal power.
Legal Limit report #5. [I]n the eighteen months from January 2012 to June 2013, the U.S. Supreme Court unanimously rejected the Obama Administration’s arguments for more federal power nine times. If Obama’s DOJ had been successful in those cases the federal government would have had the power to:
• Attach GPSs to a citizen’s vehicle to monitor his or her movements, without having any cause to believe that a person has committed a crime (United States v. Jones);
• Deprive landowners of the right to challenge potential government fines as high as $75,000 per day and take away their ability have a hearing to challenge those fines (Sackett v. EPA);
• Interfere with a church’s selection of its own ministers (Hosanna-Tabor Evangelical Lutheran Church & School v. EEOC);
• Override state law through presidential fiat (Arizona v. United States);
• Dramatically extend statutes of limitations to impose penalties for acts committed decades ago (Gabelli v. SEC);
• Destroy private property without paying just compensation (Arkansas Fish & Game Commission v. United States);
• Impose double income taxation (PPL Corp. v. Commissioner of Internal Revenue); […]
President Obama Doesn’t Understand Representative Government. Once again, President Obama has announced that he’s going to bypass Congress in order to impose his own agenda through executive orders, this time on immigration. Does this guy even understand how representative government works? Here’s how it works: the representatives govern. In other words, Congress makes the laws. But Obama seems to think that when push comes to shove, the president is the only representative the people need.
Obama threatens to bypass Hobby Lobby SCOTUS ruling via executive action. As we reported recently, the left is none too happy that the Supreme Court recognized the fact that the Constitution doesn’t give the government the right to force private entities to pay for the abortions of others. You can include Obama among the people who aren’t exactly thrilled. And while he’s not threatening to literally burn down any Hobby Lobbies (like many on the left are), he is threatening something very illegal: Bypassing the SCOTUS ruling by a dictatorial executive order.
No Borders, No Rules = Dictatorship! [Barack H. Obama] repeatedly promised that this would be the most transparent administration ever. Yet the members of his loving media, CNN, MSNBC, ABC, and others have all said over the last few months this has been the most closed administration that they have ever seen, and many of them are 20-year news veterans. This administration now hands pictures and narrative to the press on what will be seen and printed. This sounds like Communist America to me comrade! He tweaks the laws to say what he wants them to say. He enforces the laws he wants to enforce. He spends money where he wants to. He issues executive orders to get the EPA, IRS, and other departments to do what he wants them to do.
WH Press Sec: Obama Not Worried About GOP Response to Executive Orders. The Obama administration is not too concerned about possible Republican responses to its unilateral administrative actions on immigration. “What that they might sue?” White House Press Secretary Josh Earnest said laughing when asked Tuesday [7/1/2014] about possible Republican retaliation for the executive action. “They announced they were doing that last week,” he continued.
Obama dismisses House Speaker John Boehner’s lawsuit against him as a ‘stunt’. Obama has repeatedly touted his ‘pen and phone’ approach to implementing his domestic agenda by going around Congress, casting 2014 during his most recent State of the Union address as a ‘year of action.‘ The House has passed legislation that would curb the president’s power to take executive actions that Republicans say fall outside his constitutional authority, but Senate Majority Leader Harry Reid has declared them dead on arrival.
Obama Administration Once Again Threatens Tyrannical Executive Lawmaking on Immigration. “We’re not just going to sit around waiting for Congress to write the law,” as the Constitution requires, threatens Josh Earnest.
Does Barack Obama Understand The Constitution? The obvious answer is impeachment — but that is not a solution to the constitutional overreach of Barack Obama. Even setting aside the optics of making the first African-American president the first president to be impeached and removed, the reality is that removal will not happen. After all, as demonstrated by the quotes from Senators Melendez and Durbin, the very senators whose duty is to vote for Obama’s removal in order to defend the constitutional prerogatives of Congress are acting as cheerleaders for his usurpation of congressional power.
Administration Will Govern By Fiat Until It’s Stopped. The Supreme Court this week admonished the Environmental Protection Agency for overreaching in regulating greenhouse gases. The Clean Air Act covers polluters that emit 250 tons per year (or in some cases, 100 tons). This standard makes no sense if applied to greenhouse gases. Thousands of establishments from elementary schools to grocery stores would be, absurdly, covered. So the EPA arbitrarily chose 100,000 tons as the carbon dioxide threshold. That’s not “tailoring,” ruled the Supreme Court. That’s rewriting. Under our Constitution, “an agency has no power to ‘tailor’ legislation to bureaucratic policy goals by rewriting unambiguous statutory terms.” […] This administration does not learn constitutional lessons. It continues marching until it meets resistance. And it hasn’t met nearly enough.
White House Press Secretary: ‘We’re Not Just Going to Sit Around and Wait’ for Congress to Write Laws. President Obama, tired of waiting for Congress to act on immigration reform, is currently exploring ways to address issues with Department of Homeland Security Secretary Jeh Johnson. During an interview with MSNBC’s Chuck Todd, White House Press Secretary Josh Earnest explained that the Obama administration was getting impatient with Congress. “[W]e’re not just going to sit around and wait interminably for Congress,” he explained. “We’ve been waiting a year already.
Welcome To The Executive Dictatorship. Nobody in the executive branch has been punished for Benghazi, Libya, Fast and Furious, serious national security leaks to major news outlets, violations of civil rights by the National Security Agency or any other major scandal. The Obama administration has seized authority to regulate health care, carbon emissions and labor relations in unforeseen ways. And no one will stop the executive branch. Impeachment will not solve the problem of a 3 million-strong regulatory branch in which accountability is a fantasy.
To Impeach or Not to Impeach. It has been persuasively argued that President Obama is impeachable on many grounds. Having joked that he could do anything he wants, Obama is guilty of running roughshod over the Constitution, bypassing Congress and governing by executive decree, stuffing his administration with Muslim Brotherhood operatives, making common cause with America’s enemies and betraying its allies, promoting the global warming scam at enormous cost to the taxpayer, accepting illicit campaign donations, failing to defend U.S. soil against illegal border crossings (in direct contravention of Article IV, Section 4 of the Constitution), being in contempt of federal court for his oil-drilling moratorium in the Gulf, allowing the IRS to target conservative nonprofits seeking tax-exempt status, approving via his attorney general Operation Fast and Furious, concocting the Benghazi cover-up, and constantly and illegally rewriting the rules of the Patient Protection and Affordable Care Act, at least 29 times to date.
Did someone mention impeachment?
Boehner Planning House Lawsuit Against Obama Executive Actions. Speaker John A. Boehner, R-Ohio, told Republicans Tuesday he could have an announcement within days on whether the House will file a lawsuit against President Barack Obama, challenging the executive actions that have become the keystone of the administration. The lawsuit could set up a significant test of constitutional checks and balances, with the legislative branch suing the executive branch for ignoring its mandates, and the judiciary branch deciding the outcome.
A Lame Duck Country? President Obama has demonstrated, time and again, that he has no respect for the Constitution’s limitations on his power. Despite his oath of office, to see that the laws are faithfully executed, Barack Obama has unilaterally changed welfare reform laws, by eliminating the work requirement passed by Congress during the Clinton administration. He has repeatedly and unilaterally changed or waived provisions of the ObamaCare law passed by Congress during his own administration. President Obama has ordered Border Patrol agents not to carry out provisions of the immigration laws that he does not like.
Obama to Congress: I don’t need new permission on Iraq. I’ll let you know what’s going on, but I don’t need new congressional authority to act, President Barack Obama told congressional leaders Wednesday [6/18/2014] about his upcoming decision on possible military intervention in Iraq.
Iraq crisis: President Obama can ‘bypass Congress’. US President Barack Obama has told Congressional leaders he does not need lawmakers’ approval for any action in Iraq, the top Senate Republican says. Senator Mitch McConnell was speaking after a meeting between the president and senior members of Congress. Iraq has asked for US air strikes against advancing jihadist militants, who have seized key cities and towns.
Obama to Congressmen: If I Alone Decide to Declare War on Iraq Unilaterally, I’ll Be Sure to Send You an Email About It. As a technical matter, the 2002 authorization for the use of military force in Iraq has not been repealed, nor did it expire — but most AUMFs don’t technically expire. Given, however, that Obama has withdrawn all troops from Iraq and declared that war “over,” it seems Obama himself provided a contextual termination to the 2002 grant of authority. But now, of course, the man who vowed to the American public to not act unilaterally like the War Criminal George Bush is asserting that the 2002 AUMF contains penumbras and emanations empowering him to make war on Iraq whenever it should please His Luminescence.
Exactly what one would expect in Cuba or North Korea:
Border Patrol Agents Threatened with Criminal Charges for Speaking to Reporters. A surge of thousands of illegal immigrants crossing the U.S.-Mexico border has left federal resources and facilities overwhelmed. Most of the new migrants are children from Central America. In the aftermath of Breitbart Texas releasing photos showing minors warehoused in crowded U.S. cells, Border Patrol agents in Texas have been instructed not to speak to media outlets.
Obama is Going Thelma and Louise. This president cares a whit about whether or not anything he does is within the law. He has not shown any hesitation to violate or interpret laws as he sees fit from day to day. Another curious proposition is that the immigrant community either needs or deserves “protection” in the form of amnesty in order to insulate them from the results of illegal acts. Apparently American citizens and legal immigrants do not merit protection from the results of those acts. The most troubling suggestion, however, is the one most likely to occur. The president, probably will “take those actions.”
Gutierrez: Obama to Unilaterally Enact Amnesty After Cantor Loss. Rep. Luis Gutierrez (D-IL), perhaps the most outspoken amnesty proponent in Congress, said the stunning defeat of Majority Leader Eric Cantor in the primary Tuesday [6/10/2014] is no impediment to President Obama moving forward with immigration unilaterally. “When people say there’ll be no action on immigration, watch the White House,” Gutierrez said in a brief interview with Breitbart News.
Springtime For Warmists. Last month Rush Limbaugh remarked that the reason for “the re-establishment of climate change and global warming as a new primary impetus of the White House” is that “it offers the president opportunities to be dictatorial.” A defender of the president might counter that “dictatorial” is overwrought. But National Journal’s Lucia Graves takes a different approach. Instead of denying that Obama’s actions are dictatorial, she disputes Limbaugh’s implicit premise that there’s anything wrong with that. […] Yes, it has come to this. Americans are being urged to submit to “dictatorial” government because democracy is incapable of controlling the weather. “In college classes, climate change is taught as a textbook example of where democracy fails,” Graves asserts in the very first sentence of her column.
The Obama Impeachment Bible. Liberal [law professor Jonathan] Turley says “…Barack Obama is really the president Richard Nixon always wanted to be. You know, he’s been allowed to act unilaterally in a way that we’ve fought for decades.”
Five Ways Obama’s Immigration Decisions Parallel Those Of Castro. A wave of single mothers and children is crashing across our border from Central America in numbers not seen since Cuba’s 1980 Mariel boatlift. Incredibly, it’s now President Obama playing the role of Castro.
Obama: ‘My Government’ Didn’t Need Congressional Approval For Bergdahl Deal. During an interview with NBC’s Brian Williams, Barack Obama claims — incredibly — that “my government” acted ‘unanimously” in its decision to trade five Taliban commanders for Army Sgt. Bowe Bergdahl. [‘]It was a “unanimous decision” by “my government.” “I make no apologies for it.”[‘] But surely, he meant to say “my administration,” right? Don’t bet on it.
The Constitution, Rule of Law, and the Power of the Political Class. Why are so many people upset that the Obama White House keeps arbitrarily changing parts of Obamacare — even when bad provisions are being suspendedor certain groups are being exempted from bad policy? Well, some of them may simply dislike Obama or government-run healthcare, and there’s nothing wrong with being against a politician or rejecting bigger government. But the most important reason to be upset is that the White House is making a mockery of the rule of law.
DOJ accused of targeting gun industry with ‘Choke Point’ program. The Obama administration, after failing to get gun control passed on Capitol Hill, has resorted to using its executive power to try to put some in the firearms industry out of business, House Republican investigators say. The assertion is included in a report recently released by California GOP Rep. Darrell Issa, chairman of the House Oversight and Government Reform Committee. Citing internal Justice Department documents, the committee concluded that the administration used a program known as Operation Choke Point to target legal companies that it finds “objectionable.”
A Most Successful President. If one sets out to destroy the core pillars of a society, to incrementally break down the values of a country, and to dishearten its inhabitants, then Barack Hussein Obama has been a sterling success. […] Obama is doing what Obama said he would do. He is transforming this country into the mold he wants — a weakened America, a demoralized American people, and a vast playground that he can ultimately demolish should he become head of the United Nations.
Barack Obama and His Urban Parasites Declare War on the Constitution. Who needs the birthers when we have Barack Obama himself? His recent statement about the role of the U.S. Senate proves that he is a self-declared enemy of the United States Constitution and of its checks and balances on federal power. Of course, Wyoming has the same Senate representation as California specifically to prevent individuals like Barack Obama, and his constituency of urban parasites, from imposing their will on the less populous states. This “Great Compromise” of 1787 was a condition of these states’ willingness to join the United States in the first place. This is also why each state gets no fewer than three electoral votes, regardless of population.
Bombshell Speech: Obama is Upset That No One is Properly Following Orders. It must be very frustrating for the President that so many people will not do what he wants: International companies that aren’t investing in America, Republicans who won’t implement his economic plans, and businesses that put their priorities before his.
Barack Obama is a king, not a president. George Mason foresaw this in the 1787 Convention that gave us our Constitution. The American president would be an “elective monarch,” he said, and added that that would be worse than the real thing. All this should be alarming to Americans. Nothing is more central to the Founders’ Constitution than the idea that the centralization of political power in a single person is a threat to liberty.
Gridlock is the only thing standing between us and a dictatorship.
Obama blames Founding Fathers’ structural’ design of Congress for gridlock. President Obama is taking a swipe at the Founding Fathers, blaming his inability to move his agenda on the “disadvantage” of having each state represented equally in the Senate. At a Democratic fundraiser in Chicago Thursday night, Mr. Obama told a small group of wealthy supporters that there are several hurdles to keeping Democrats in control of the Senate and recapturing the House. One of those problems, he said, is the apportionment of two Senate seats to each state regardless of population. “Obviously, the nature of the Senate means that California has the same number of Senate seats as Wyoming. That puts us at a disadvantage,” Mr. Obama said.
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Mr. Obama seems very perplexed by the Constitution and its origins, even though he was allegedly a lecturer on the Constitution at some college years ago.
Obama Unhappy with America’s Constitutional Balance of Powers. President “I am not a dictator” Obama, the same man who once bemoaned that the U.S. Constitution is deeply flawed and America’s Founding Fathers had “an enormous blind spot” when they wrote it, is again complaining that our Constitutional Republic does not satisfy his dictatorial aspirations. Apparently, the inconvenience of having each state represented equally in the Senate is inconveniencing his ability to shove his leftist personal agenda down the throat of Congress and the American people.
Obama’s Constitution. [Roger] Sherman’s greatest contribution was as architect of the so-called Connecticut Compromise. That was the breakthrough that gave popular representation to the House of Representatives and equal suffrage of the states to the Senate. It is a core principle of our government. All the more breathtaking, 225 years later, to hear the President of America carping about it in respect of his political predicament. Yet, according to a dispatch in the Washington Times, Mr. Obama is “blaming his inability to move his agenda on the ‘disadvantage’ of having each state represented equally in the Senate.”
Obama Reaffirms His Intention to Rule By Dictatorship. He began his address with a lie: “At a time when our businesses have created 9.2 million new jobs in just over four years, and more companies are considering bringing jobs back from overseas, we have a choice to make. We can make it easier for businesses to invest in America — or we can make it harder.” We actually have 4 million fewer jobs than we had when he came into office. He is the one sending jobs overseas. He talks about cutting red tape but he is the leading purveyor of red tape. He wants another $302 billion plan to repair the country’s transportation system. He used the demand for the money as an opportunity to bash Republicans. Obama already wasted much of the 900 billion on the Stimulus in 2009, money that was spent on frivolous green energy projects.
Jailbreak: Obama Releases 36,007 Criminal Aliens Into U.S.. Here’s everything you need to know about immigration reform: last year the Obama administration released 36,000 criminal aliens into the United States population. The jailbreak was deliberate and included 193 murderers. The Center for Immigration Studies obtained the information and released a report documenting the number and nature of the crimes committed by the aliens. If 36,000 criminal aliens walking around your community wasn’t enough, Obama’s Department of Homeland Security is aiming to make it even easier for aliens to be released from detention. That’s what the groups agitating for immigration reform are demanding. That’s what the groups are likely to get. The 2013 jailbreak included rapists, kidnappers, arsonists, burglars, sex offenders, and car thieves. That’s merely for 2013.
A New Level of Illegal Immigration Chaos. A bombshell report by the Center for Immigration Studies (CIS) is difficult to construe as anything other than the Obama administration’s contempt for the rule of law. An internal Department of Homeland Security (DHS) document obtained by CIS reveals that in 2013, Immigration and Customs Enforcement (ICE) released from detention 36,007 convicted criminal aliens awaiting the outcome of their deportation proceedings — including 193 individuals convicted of murder, 426 convicted of sexual assault, 1,075 convicted of aggravated assault, and 303 convicted of kidnapping. Rep. Lamar Smith (R-TX) put this utter abdication of responsibility in the proper context. “This would be considered the worst prison break in American history, except it was sanctioned by the president and perpetrated by our own immigration officials,” he declared. ”
Feds released hundreds of immigrant murderers, drunk drivers, sex-crimes convicts. Immigration officials knowingly released dozens of murderers and thousands of drunken drivers back into the U.S. in 2013, according to Obama administration statistics that could undercut the president’s argument that he is trying to focus on the most serious criminals in his immigration enforcement. Among the 36,000 immigrants whom U.S. Immigration and Customs Enforcement released from custody last year there were 116 with convictions for homicide, 43 for negligent manslaughter, 14 for voluntary manslaughter and one with a conviction classified by ICE as “homicide-willful kill-public official-gun.”
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Fidel Castro did the same thing 20 years ago.
ICE Ordered to Stay Silent on Release of 36,000 Criminal Illegal Immigrants. Breitbart Texas recently reported on the release of 36,000 convicted criminal illegal immigrants, including almost 200 murderers, who were released back into the U.S. by immigration officials in 2013. The figures were outlined in a report by the Center for Immigration Studies (CIS). Breitbart Texas subsequently reached out to Immigration and Customs Enforcement (ICE) offices around the country, in an attempt to learn more about release policies. Each ICE representative that Breitbart Texas came in contact with was familiar with the CIS report, but would not comment on it. They additionally refused to answer general questions regarding detention and release policies.
Cruz Lists Obama Admin’s Lawless Actions in Legal Limit Reports. “Of all the troubling aspects of the Obama presidency, none is more dangerous than the President’s persistent pattern of lawlessness,” according to Texas Senator and Harvard Law graduate Ted Cruz. Cruz exposed the Obama Administration’s illegal actions in four Legal Limit reports released Wednesday [5/7/2014].
Ted Cruz claims he has evidence Obama has abused his power or acted outside the law 76 times. Speaking of what he sees as the Obama administration’s activism that falls outside the boundaries of federal law, he claimed that ‘if the same acts had been committed by Richard Nixon, every day the headlines in newspapers would be banner headlines.’ ‘And yet,’ he said, ‘you don’t have that level of scrutiny.’ Most lawmakers, Cruz said, claim to be in favor of enforcing federal laws as they are written, but many Democrats and some news outlets reflexively come to Obama’s defense because ‘he’s on our team.’
Dem Lawmaker: Obama Planning ‘Broader, Bolder Action’ On Immigration Unless Republicans Act. Illinois Democratic congressman Luis Gutierrez warned that “unless Republicans act” on comprehensive immigration reform, President Obama will take “broader, bolder action” to curb the deportation of illegal immigrants without changing the law through Congress. Gutierrez spoke to MSNBC’s Ronan Farrow on Wednesday afternoon about their agreement that comprehensive immigration reform — which may or may not include amnesty for illegal immigrants — should make it through the U.S. Congress this summer. The Illinois congressman claimed that even with strong opposition from parts of the Republican Party, he’s confident reform will pass. But even if it doesn’t, Gutierrez promised immigration activists they won’t be disappointed.
Ted Cruz Releases Definitive List of 76 ‘Lawless’ Obama Actions. Republican Sen. Ted Cruz released a definitive list Wednesday of 76 “lawless” Obama administration actions and abuses of power. Cruz’s “The Legal Limit Report No. 4,” obtained by The Daily Caller, delves into little-known and little-reported details of President Obama’s executive actions. […] “Of all the troubling aspects of the Obama presidency, none is more dangerous than the President’s persistent pattern of lawlessness, his willingness to disregard the written law and instead enforce his own policies via executive fiat,” Cruz stated in the report’s introductory remarks.
Standing to Sue Obama. The legal left and media are always last to know, but there are the makings of a correction in how the courts police conflicts between the political branches. President Obama’s serial executive power abuses — on health care, immigration, marijuana and much else — may be inspiring a heathy rejoinder. Under the Constitution, Congress is supposed to create and amend laws and the President to faithfully execute them, but Mr. Obama has grabbed inherent Article I powers by suspending or rewriting statutes he opposes. The President has usurped Congress with impunity because he assumes no one has the legal standing to challenge him.
Podesta: Congress Can’t Stop Obama On Global Warming. White House adviser John Podesta told reporters Monday afternoon that Congress could not derail the Obama administration’s efforts to unilaterally enact policies to fight global warming. Podesta said that the president was committed to using executive orders to pass regulations under the Clean Air Act to limit carbon dioxide emissions that they say cause global warming. “They may try, but there are no takers at this end of Pennsylvania Avenue,” Podesta told reporters at a Monday press conference at the White House.
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At first glance, it appears that Mr. Obama is fighting problems we don’t have. Carbon dioxide is not a pollutant, and global warming has already stopped — all by itself. In reality, global warming is all about finding a “problem” that can only be solved by establishing one centralized world government. It’s all about power, and that’s why Obama is so quick to bypass the Congress
Cleaning skeletons out of the political closet. With Europeans intrigued by America’s unexpected success, Alexis de Tocqueville carried out an in-depth study of the new nation in the 1830s. He was quite impressed by our divided government, which featured the separation of powers. This structure made it difficult for any one branch — executive, judicial or legislative — to acquire too much power and run roughshod over the other branches and the will of the American people. Unfortunately, today we are witnessing a largely unchecked executive branch issuing decrees that circumvent Congress while facing only tepid resistance.
Unmasking The Imperial Presidency Of Barack Obama. “Imperial presidency” perfectly describes what the Obama administration has become as it increasingly violates the limits on its power defined by the Constitution. Criticisms of how President Obama is overstepping his authority are now being heard from all sides of the political spectrum. A remarkable 33-page report posted on the Internet by House Majority Leader Eric Cantor proves how imperial the Obama administration has become. This easy-to-read report, which can be downloaded from majorityleader.gov, details dozens of examples where the current occupant of the White House is exercising powers that the Constitution doesn’t give him.
Senators Denounce Obama for Threatening ‘Entire Constitutional System’ By ‘Nullifying’ Immigration Laws. On Thursday [4/24/2014], 22 Republican senators, including even Senate Minority Leader Mitch McConnell (R-KY), denounced President Barack Obama in a scathing letter for threatening America’s “entire constitutional system” with his immigration “enforcement review” that threatens to “nullify” the nation’s immigration laws. “Your actions demonstrate an astonishing disregard for the Constitution, the rule of law, and the rights of American citizens and legal residents,” the senators wrote in a letter to Obama. “Our entire constitutional system is threatened when the Executive Branch suspends the law at its whim and our nation’s sovereignty is imperiled when the commander-in-chief refuses to defend the integrity of its borders.”