Thursday, October 27, 2011

Obama Tramples Constitution - #3365 - Obama 'Can't Wait' for the Rule of Law - American Thinker

President Obama's proclamation on Monday that he "can't wait" for congressional action to help underwater homeowners raises two questions.  If he already had the legal authority to take action, then why did he wait?  Some may frame the second question this way: does Obama's plan exceed his constitutional authority? Perhaps the better way to ask the second question is whether the Obama plan is unlawful.  Either way, I can't wait for Congress to conduct some oversight hearings before the plan kicks in. This isn't just a figurative slap in the face to both Congress and the rule of law; this is a kick in the groin.  Ignoring the Constitution is so liberating for Mr. Obama that he intends to do it on a "regular basis." The subtitle to Emily Miller's piece at The Washington Times following the announcement of Obama's "can't wait" plan is "President unveils lawless scheme to bypass Congress with executive orders."   The term "lawless" is sometimes used in common parlance the same way we use "unlawful," but its real meaning is "not subject to, or controlled by, the law."  If we were to deem the president's actions as not subject to, nor controlled by, the law, then we are partly to blame. If we fail to even recognize government lawbreaking when and where it occurs, we get what we deserve........  Mark Levin on his radio show Monday night played clips of the Obama "can't wait" speech and asked listeners to envision a foreign dictator speaking in English. That was quite an effective way to make the point that in America we don't do the sort of things Obama said he "can't wait" to do.
America will not lapse into a dictatorship; we won't let that happen. But the dictatorial aspects of the Obama administration must be called out for what they are: lawbreaking. Read entire article.......

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