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We the People…or I the President
Date posted - January 12, 2013
We the People…or I the President:
Recently a Georgetown Constitutional Law professor has claimed that the nation’s foundational document is the real impediment to progress and solutions to America’s troubles. He claims that the American system of government is broken and that the real culprit is our insistence on obedience to the Constitution, with all its archaic, idiosyncratic and downright evil provisions. Does our President share this mans views? The United States is a constitutional republic, a form of government which has served us well for more than 200 years. Our ability to preserve that government — in fact, our ability to remain a representative democracy – depends on our willingness to hold our leaders accountable when they violate the law or act in ways that are unconstitutional. President Obama has demonstrated a willingness to: aid and abet violations of the law, to abandon his constitutional duty to take care that the laws be faithfully executed, to intrude on the constitutional powers of the Senate, and to violate our right to due process, and an unwillingness to protect our liberties and those of generations to come. Barack Obama’s intrusions on the constitutional powers of Congress, his failure to fulfill his own constitutional duties, and his willingness to sign legislation which includes provisions which violate the Fifth Amendment to the Constitution render him unfit to serve as president.
He has used Executive Orders to by pass decisions made by congress b/c they did not fit his ‘agenda’. The Dream Act being one of them. Just before the election he told some Defense contractors not to follow the WARN Act law, and that his administration would pay any fines imposed on them b/c they broke the law. How can he do that? He can’t not according to our constitution. He also made three appointments to the National Labor Relations Board, even tho it was the Senates responsibility to do so. Oh, but he said the Senate was in recess, yet the Senate said they were not. A direct violation of the Article 1 of the Constitution. That was the Senate’s job. Then there is the National Defense Authorization Act of 2012 section 1021, that Mr. Obama signed on 12-31-11, it provides that the president may authorize the military to detain indefinitely any person who has committed a belligerent act or has directly supported such hostilities in aid of enemy forces. (now what constitutes ‘enemy forces’ is very ambiguant) Now when did it become acceptable or constitutional for the president to use the military to detain a citizen of the United States within our borders indefinitely for any reason? The way I take that, if you are writing something that the president feels is against his decisions, he can and will detain you, if he so chooses. Where is our 5th amendment rights on this one? Benghazi? Fast and Furious? Over-promising Economic Recovery? (“If I don’t have this done in three years, then there’s going to be a one-term proposition.”) And now vowing to not work with congress, on raising the debt ceiling, he insists on raising it with a blank check!!
And the list goes on and on!! Has this president overstepped the boundaries of his office?
Where will it end?? Our Constitution is “We the People” not I the President. Who is going to to hold this president accountable??