Saturday, January 26, 2013

“King” Obama Gets Slapped By Federal Court

"We can’t wait for an increasingly dysfunctional Congress to do its job. Where they won’t act, I will.” Barack Obama in October 2011

Barack Obama thinks he is the king of America. He doesn’t care if Congress passes his agenda. He doesn’t care what the Constitution says. If he wants to do something, the heck with the law, he’ll find a way to do it anyway.

On Friday, a federal court decided that Obama had violated the Constitution when he made a series of “recess” appointments to the National Labor Relations Board. The White House says it will appeal this decision to the Supreme Court, but if the ruling holds fast, then those appointments and the hundreds of orders from that Board since may be invalidated.

This all began when the Senate, including Democrats, did not confirm Obama’s selections for the NLRB. Although the Senate claimed to be in pro forma session, the White House said they were in recess, making the appointments anyway. The Court said Obama’s actions were unconstitutional.

This is only one item in a slew of “dictatorial” maneuvers by Barack Obama and his “politburo” of Progressive Socialists.  Here are a few more:

  • He used executive privilege to prevent Attorney General Eric Holder from providing documents in the Fast and Furious drug operation, denying Congress its lawful right to investigate federal operations. What is Obama trying to hide?

  • When Congress would not pass his version of the Dream Act for illegal aliens, Obama did it himself with an executive order. He simply ignores the fact that there is an existing immigration law that was passed by Congress.

  • He doesn’t like the criminalization of marijuana under federal law, so he ordered the Justice Department to not enforce the law.

  • He doesn’t like the Defense of Marriage Act, but Congress won’t repeal it so he ordered the government to stop defending it in court.

  • He decided he didn’t like the No Child Left Behind Act, but Congress won’t change that either so he allowed the Department of Education to issue waivers that violate this statute passed by Congress.

  • When Congress (including Democrats) refused to pass his cap and trade program, Obama allowed the EPA to do it anyway by re-interpreting Congress's Clean Air Act.

  • Even his own party didn’t support the card-check program that would eliminate secret ballots during union elections. His National Labor Relations Board appointees (the ones the Court says were illegal) issued regulations to pave the way for the card-check objective.

  • After Congress wouldn’t pass the Internet regulatory program Obama wanted, the Federal Communications Commission did it anyway with new regulations.

  • Obama has issued twenty-three executive orders relating to gun control, even though such orders will infringe on the people's right to bear arms. He is waiting for Congress to act on his gun control proposals, but if they don’t you can bet there will be some new executive orders or regulations from Obama, the Department of Justice or the Bureau of Alcohol, Tobacco and Firearms. His proposals are clear violations of the Second Amendment to the Constitution.

  • He has signed into law legislation which allows the indefinite detention of Americans without charge or trial, thus violating the Fourth Amendment to the Constitution.

  • The deficit spending under Obama continues unabated. He has already added more to the nation’s deficit than all previous presidents combined. He has refused to reduce spending or move toward a balanced budget, instead seeking only to get more tax revenue to spend more money. He told House Speaker John Boehner that we “don’t have a spending problem.” Do you sometimes wonder if Obama is intentionally trying to bankrupt America and destroy the value of the dollar?

Those of you who reelected Barack Obama have moved America one step closer to a full-blown dictatorship. This man believes we are peasants who are too stupid to know what is best for us. We are supposed to be a nation of laws with three separate but equal branches of government. It doesn't work when the only branch that makes laws is the executive branch. It also doesn't work when the executive branch decides which laws it will obey and which ones it will ignore.

The federal government under Barack Obama is extending its tentacles into every aspect of American life. Obama has four more years to grow government control to levels never seen by Americans or anticipated by our Founding Fathers. He and his administration want to control the air you breathe, the water you drink, the food you eat, the property you live on, the cars you drive, the communications you use, your ability to defend yourself, and just about every single aspect of life. This is intrusive government at its worst.

And it may just be too late to stop it….

Charles M. Grist
Author of the award-winning book My Last War: A Vietnam Veteran's Tour in Iraq

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