Tuesday, June 26, 2012

Obama and the circumvention of the Constitution.

Alternate title: Should Obama be impeached?

In part, here is Article II of the Constitution granting authority to the President (emphasis mine):

Article II of the Constitution: This article gives the President authority to ensure that the laws are faithfully executed, appoint people to assist in carrying out laws, negotiate treaties, and to command the military.

You will notice that the implication here is ALL laws, not just the ones you agree with.

Secondly, here is the Presidential Oath of office (emphasis mine):

I do solemnly swear (or affirm) that I will faithfully execute the Office of President of the United States, and will to the best of my ability, preserve, protect and defend
the Constitution of the United States.

Preserve, protect and defend the Constitution - NOT preserve, protect and defend the parts of the Constitution one agrees with. My point is that the executive branch of the government enforces duly passed laws by a congress elected by the people.

Presidents do not have the power to pick and choose which laws to enforce. By doing so, said President is effectively usurping the electorates' power and thereby becoming de facto nothing more than a dictator.

Why is this important? Just look at some of the laws this administration has decided NOT to enforce:

The DOJ/homeland security has cut Arizona off from their list of illegal aliens. They are also denying Florida access to voter lists so the state can purge its voter rolls. The DOJ choosing not to prosecute the new black panthers for voter intimidation.

But here's the kicker, in the Arizona case, not only is the administration ignoring federal law that the President has sworn to enforce, they proactively set up a hotline so Arizona residents can report cases of "discrimination". In other words, Obama is encouraging illegals to break the law.

This country was built on respect for the law. Not some of the laws all of the laws. If the electorate does not like certain laws they will show their dislike by voting out those who passed the laws (see 2010 mid-term election and Obamacare). What this administration has effectively done is circumvent the constitution all in the name of a few more votes come November.



  1. Senator Kyl has suggest that The One be impeached!! If he isn't going to fulfill his oath of office, what exactly does he think his job is? I am so disgusted with this administration I want to vomit. We cannot get rid of these people fast enough.

    1. Shovel-man, good to see you again. I gotta tell you I am too. It's one thing to simply be incompetent but another entirely to circumvent the law of the land like these bunch of corrupt knuckleheads.


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