Wednesday, September 19, 2012

Barack Obama - #4226 - How Obama is Trashing the Constitution - Point by Point - Townhall (2) Justice Department Regularly Enlists Media Matters to Spin Press - Daily Caller (3) Appeals Judge Allows Obama Administration to Continue Enforcing 'Indefinite Detention Law' - The Blaze (4) Department of Homeland Security Purchases 200 Million More Rounds of Ammunition - Infowars.com

It was Constitution Day yesterday, so I spent part of it compiling a non-exhaustive list of the ways Barack Obama has violated the Constitution. First, let’s dispense with a persistent media trope, which is that Barack Obama was a “constitutional law professor” in Chicago. Former University of Chicago Law School Interim Dean Richard Epstein blew a hole through that recently with his recollection that New York Times reporter Jodi Kantor’s claim that Mr. Obama was offered tenure is utterly false. Mr. Obama was never even a law professor, just a part-time lecturer. “[U]nder no circumstances would an offer to Obama be tenured…, Dr. Epstein told the Daily Caller. “The thought that the law school could have made a tenure offer to a person with no academic writing was out of the question.” Now for some examples of Mr. Obama’s violations. (1) Launching an illegal war in Libya. Article I, Section 8 gives Congress the power to declare war. Under the congressionally-enacted War Powers Act, Mr. Obama had 60 days to get congressional approval after U.S. bombs started dropping in Tripoli, but he didn't bother. Putting the Muslim Brotherhood in charge of yet another Arab nation appeared to be a higher priority than following the law. Read the next 13..........

Justice Department Regularly Enlists Media Matters to Spin Press - Daily Caller - Internal Department of Justice emails obtained by The Daily Caller show Attorney General Eric Holder’s communications staff has collaborated with the left-wing advocacy group Media Matters for America in an attempt to quell news stories about scandals plaguing Holder and America’s top law enforcement agency. Dozens of pages of emails between DOJ Office of Public Affairs Director Tracy Schmaler and Media Matters staffers show Schmaler, Holder’s top press defender, working with Media Matters to attack reporters covering DOJ scandals. TheDC obtained the emails through a Freedom of Information Act request. Read more..........

Appeals Judge Allows Obama Administration to Continue Enforcing 'Indefinite Detention Law - The Blaze -Less than a week after a federal judge in New York ruled against it, an appeals judge has temporarily allowed enforcement of a law that permits the indefinite detention of people believed to have supported terrorists. Despite U.S. District Judge Katherine Forrest’s claim that the “indefinite detention” provision found in the National Defense Authorization Act for 2012 could infringe on First Amendment rights, the Obama administration immediately asked an appeals judge to suspend the ruling. The 2nd U.S. Circuit Court of Appeals in Manhattan order was issued late Monday by Circuit Judge Raymond J. Lohier after the government warned in court papers that the law was necessary in the nation’s battle against terrorism. Lohier said the order would remain in effect until Sept. 28, when a three-judge panel was scheduled to hear arguments on the government’s effort to block a ruling that struck down the law......Last week, Forrest ruled that the government already has plenty of authority to detain terrorists and anyone suspected of aiding them without help from the vaguely written law. She urged Congress to make the law more specific so journalists, scholars, political activists and others would not worry that contacting enemies of the United States would put them in jeopardy of indefinite incarceration.  Read more..........

Department of Homeland Security Purchases 200 Million More Rounds of Ammunition - Infowars.com - Following controversy over its purchase of around 1.2 billion bullets in the last six months alone, the Department of Homeland Security has put out a new solicitation for over 200 million more rounds of ammunition, some of which are designated to be used by snipers. A series of new solicitations posted on the FedBizOpps website show that the DHS is looking to purchase 200 million rounds of .223 rifle ammunition over the next four years, as well as 176,000 rounds of .308 caliber 168 grain hollow point boat tail (HPBT) rounds in addition to 25,000 rounds of blank .308 caliber bullets. As James Smith over at the Prepper Podcast website highlights, “It is the type of ammunition and not necessarily the quantity that is troubling.”  Read more.........

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