By: Maggie M. Thornton
One thing we know today is, the Democrat party is not your Mamma’s Democrat party. If the current Democrat Congress had an ounce of integrity, the House would be impeaching Barack Obama and the Senate would be convicting him. But today’s Democrat is willing to let Obama unconstitutionally bypass them. There is no way Republicans can stop it, but they could at least try – and make a hell of a lot of noise doing it. Congress has abdicated their duty and violated their oath of office, just as Obama has violated the Constitution to which he swore. Make no mistake about, this man has committed impeachable offenses.
“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.”
…he shall take Care that the Laws be faithfully executed…
1) Obama has consistently ignored the Rule of Law regarding illegal aliens. Today he was cheeky enough to publicly announce his plan to thwart the Rule of Law. He moved beyond the DREAM Act, which would have granted fast-track citizenship for illegal children graduating high school or serving in the U.S. Military, to be granted in-state college tuition.
Congress refused to pass the DREAM Act legislation. Today we learn that some 300,000 illegals tagged for deportation will now remain here, and decisions will be made on a case-by-case basis. The news is full of stories that Obama has been confronted by angry Hispanics, wanting and demanding amnesty. His favorable polling among them has gone from 70+% down to 40-something-percent.
2) He has stated his administration, and specifically his Department of Justice, will ignore the Defense of Marriage Act (DOMA) enacted by Congress, and seek to repeal it. DOMA is law. The repealing is one thing, if he can make it happen, which he likely cannot. Taking action before a repeal is unconstitutional. The Executive Branch does not have the authority to ignore a constitutional law. The Liar-in-Chief defended the Defense of Marriage Act when he campaigned.
3) Just this week the Education Czar granted No Child Left Behind waivers – thirteen years to perform by 2012 they were given, and they can’t make it happen – American kids can’t do math! Education Secretary Arne Duncan announced states can receive waivers – yet the checks for billions to fund it continue. No Child Left Behind is a law enacted by Congress. Neither Duncan or Obama have the authority to make a single change without Congress acting first. Yet it has already been done.
4) Obama has ignored court orders and been held in contempt of court, along with Secretary of Interior, Ken Salazar for refusing and to allow drilling in the Gulf of Mexico. After the BP oil spill, Obama created a “panel of experts” to advise him. Salazar took their experienced opinions, didn’t like them, changed them and lied about them. The result: a ban on drilling. Salazar said the lie was his decision and the president’s decision. He apologized – not to the American people, or those who lost their jobs, but to the experts. Obama apologized to no one.
When a federal court smacked down the boys drilling moratorium, Salazar just issued another. As of March 2011, this from The Tulsa World:
WASHINGTON – More than two-thirds of offshore leases in the Gulf of Mexico are sitting idle, neither producing oil and gas, nor being actively explored by the companies who hold the leases, according to a Department of Interior report to be released Tuesday.
Those inactive swaths of the Gulf could potentially hold more than 11 billion barrels of oil and 50 trillion cubic feet of natural gas, the department said in the report obtained by The Associated Press.
Jobs…thousands of jobs gone.
5) This month, The Western Energy Alliance won their appeal in a suit against the Federal Government. The court recognized the administration’s illegal and unconstitutional “rules” to delay and slow down to a creep, approval to drill for oil and gas on Federal lands. The law suit was filed against the Obama administration and Interior Secretary Ken Salazar.
The ruling reinstates Bush-era expedited oil and gas drilling under provisions called categorical exclusions on federal lands nationwide, Freudenthal said.
The government argued that oil and gas companies had no case because they didn’t show how the new rules, implemented by the U.S. Bureau of Land Management and U.S. Forest Service last year, had created delays and added to the cost of drilling.
Freudenthal rejected that argument.
“Western Energy has demonstrated through its members recognizable injury,” she said. “Those injuries are supported by the administrative record.” Source Our Business News
6) When Congress refused to make certain environmental requirements actual law, Obama simply allowed the EPA to do it anyway – what he referred to as another way to “skin a cat.”
Congress refused to kill the coal and oil industry, so the EPA is doing it outside the law, by Obama fiat. When Cap and Trade did not pass, Obama said this:
“Cap-and-trade was just one way of skinning the cat; it was not the only way. I’m going to look for other means to address the problem.”
The cost to U.S. taxpayers is enormous. Five coal-fired electrical plants have closed down because the regulations are impossible to enact without the funds to make it happen. American Electric Power (AEP):
Utility giant American Electric Power said Thursday that it will shut down five coal-fired power plants and spend billions of dollars to comply with a series of pending Environmental Protection Agency regulations.
Remember, Congress refused to grant these restrictions. Even a Democrat legislator objected:
“Let me be clear, it’s decisions like the one made by AEP today that demonstrate the urgent need to rein in government agencies like the EPA, preventing them from overstepping their bounds and imposing regulations that not only cost us good American jobs, but hurt our economy,” said Manchin [Sen. Joe Manchin D-WVA], an outspoken critic of the EPA.
When I was asked earlier about the issue of coal…under my plan of a cap and trade system, electricity rates would necessarily skyrocket…even regardless of what I say about whether coal is good or bad, because I’m capping greenhouse gasses, coal power plants, natural gas…you name it…whatever the plants were, whatever the industry was, they would have to retro-fit their operations.
The public revolted. Congress refused to give the authority to allow it. He did it anyway.
Remember Joe Biden says there will be “no coal plants in America?” The EPA said their new (unconstitutional) regulations will create jobs but the National Economic Research Associates (NERA) said for every one job created, four will be lost.
Jobs…thousands of jobs gone.
7) Obama’s Affordable Care Act mandates every American will purchase healthcare or be penalized, even though it is clear the mandate is unconstitutional under the maligned and misused Commerce Act. It received so much publicity, and the Act was so clearly wrong, that the administration’s own attorneys decided arguing in court that they have the right to mandate.
Now their argument is that the mandate is a tax, and Congress has the right to tax. Courts are coming down against them right and left, (see more here and here) but this presidency dons it’s arrogant Kevlar mail and marches on. His administration is continuing to implement the Affordable Care Act.
The legal costs to taxpayers to defend themselves against this man and health care are astronomical. In the meantime, the administration is refusing to fast-track the case to the Supreme Court.
8) The bailouts were clearly unconstitutional.
No money shall be drawn from the treasury, but in consequence of appropriations made by law. Article 1, Section 9, Clause 7 U.S. Constitution
The U.S. government does not have the authority to spend taxpayer funds to buy a position in privately-owned companies. They simply do not have the authority, and Congress does not have the authority to grant that authority to the Executive branch.
There attempts made to get the Democrat-controlled Congress to introduce legislation for the bailout funds. No one would touch it, but it happened anyway.
A constitution is not the act of a government, but of a people constituting a government, and a government without a constitution is power without right.’ ‘A constitution is a thing antecedent to a government; and a government is only the creature of a constitution.’ ~ Thomas Paine
Listen up – Democrat and Republicans. Listen up:
“…operating the government without the Constitution “is a power without right.”
In an earlier post, I said this:
Message to Republicans: When you take the microphone, you MUST tell us the exact EPA regulation that is killing jobs, or the tax code that is killing jobs, or the banking regulations that are killing jobs, or the Affordable Care Act provision that is killing jobs, or the lawsuits that are killing jobs, or the unionization that is killing jobs, and definitely, tell us the stories of the hijacking of American energy dependence and the laws and regs that keep us from drilling.
9) Our President said that he wants his Supreme Court nominees to show “empathy” in their decisions. While SCOTUS Justices do not swear an oath, Congress, the Executive Branch and Judicial Officers do:
I, [NAME], do solemnly swear (or affirm) that I will administer justice without respect to persons, and do equal right to the poor and to the rich, and that I will faithfully and impartially discharge and perform all the duties incumbent upon me as [TITLE] under the Constitution and laws of the United States. So help me God.”
As I stated in an earlier post:
There is no room for empathy when justice is blind and the poor and the rich have equal rights in the sight of the law of the land. While the U.S. Constitution does not provide the oath for a Supreme Court Justice, it does state that others “shall be bound by an oath or affirmation to support this constitution.”
Which takes me back to today’s Democrats and the matter of impeachment. Why isn’t it happening?
…when a long train of abuses and usurpations, pursuing invariably the same object evinces a design to reduce them under absolute despotism, it is their right, it is their duty, to throw off such government, and to provide new guards for their future security.
Because today’s Clinton Democrats are not your Mamma’s Democrats, stalking the halls of the once, most august and admired governance in the world, we are a laughing stock. The world sees us for who and what we are, weak and corrupt – willing to ransom the freeist government by and for the people ever known in the world, in exchange for a high-end government pension and fat speaking fees.
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I don’t know if anyone out there has thought of this besides me, but are there not 3 branches of government? Where is the Supreme Court in all this trampling of the Constitution? Should not they instantly nullify any and all of Obama’s, Holder’s, and Congress’s unconstitutional laws, proposals, actions and orders? Should not the media be going there to interview them as they do with all others in the government? It is amazing that the Supreme Court is deafly silent over the years, but especially now that the Constitution is being ignored.
As long as the citizens of the United States, refuse, to use our GOD given voices in mass, in unison, the usurpations of our Constitution will continue. We the people have placed a collective group of thieves in congress, there is no way in hell you will ever get a vote of impeachment to come out from the House, much less the Senate. The call for impeachment, must come from the citizens themselves, it must echo across this great land, the congress must be forced into these proceedings. There is no other way!
Excellent article, long overdue.
The current crop of Democrats know exactly what they are doing and are aware of the associations and the people behind the Obama administration. Don’t buy into the old standby, “The Chicago Way”, they look the other way for one purpose, Power. They could care less about our Constitution or our rights as a people, just power.
We must clear house and make sure our elections are run fairly without obstruction or fraudulent acts. We must vote in conservatives with conviction who say and act on their convictions without prejudice. RINOS are wolves in sheep’s clothing.
Our Constitution must stand for what it represents our right as a free people. We must ferret out the snakes among us. Also remember, one thing about those democrats who do speak out, as brave as it may appear, rarely ever, do they switch sides and join us in cleaning up the mess they have created.
Thank you for the article, hopefully it will wake up the brain dead and make them realize, their mothers, fathers, aunts, uncles, nieces
are not terrorists members of a “Tea Party” only looking for the Constitution of the United States to mean something and be brought back to it’s respected place of honor.
There is an alternative… NULLIFICATION!!!!
Nullification is the formal suspension by a state of a federal law within its borders. The concept was first given voice by Thomas Jefferson and James Madison, in opposition to the Alien and Sedition Acts. The principle was accepted by the Hartford Convention of New Englanders in 1814 as well as many in the South, who saw it as protection against federal encroachment on their rights. It remained a point of contention and reached a crisis in 1832.
I am only a high school educated citizen that is proud of her country, constitution and government. Have voted for local,state and national electable officials since 1965. Never a “party” member but vote for the person not the party. Never have I seen so much miss-use of power as with the current president. Why aren’t our elected officials doing something about it? We the people are vocal about the problems and how we feel about them. Even the president said the government is broken (although he does not seem to know he is the person who broke it}. Of all the presidents this one is getting away with atrocious disrgard to his oath of office and is a primary candidate for impeachment. We can only hope that with the next election we elect a president that will honor his oath and rule with our constitution. There are a couple of candidates that have governed in their state without regard to the constitution and are getting away with it. We have to be very careful how we vote in this election or we will still have a president that puts his wants above the constitution even if we vote BO out.
When one knows that the democrat party was created by the American communist party back in 1924, what is going on today is not surprising. Compare the democrat party platform with Ch. 10 of the USSR Constitution and you will see that it is identical, much of it word for word.
Obama and all of his cronies are full fledged communists, converting the USA into a communist dictatorship is what his “change” and threat to “fundamentally transform” this country is all about. That is what is happening right under our noses.
The reason we have a Constitution is so that some charlatan “community organizer” (communist instigator) like Adolph Hitler or Barry Soetoro cannot “change” this country’s founding principles into what our Founders intended this country not to be. The USA is what our Founding Fathers intended it to be, not what some self serving political prostitute some 200 years later thinks it should be instead.
But when one has a strong enough majority, who cares what the Constitution says, the only ones objecting are the ineffective minority who can’t do anything about it.
What most people don’t know about is the “emergency” powers suspend the Constitution and all rights until the emergency no longer is a threat to the country’s survival. The President, as commander in chief of the military, becomes a military dictator during the “emergency”. This explains how a President can rule by decree with Executive Orders. What else allows an executive officer to violate the separation of powers doctrine and exercise legislative powers? This is how Adolph Hitler took over Germany. This country has been in a “state of emergency” since 5 March, 1933 (look it up).
If our Founding Fathers came back and saw what we have done with the legacy they left to us at the cost of their lives, fortunes, and sacred honor, they would get themselves a D-8 Cat and push the whole sordid mess into the ocean and start over.
In the case of Mr Obama being impeached, at the very least, as has been mentioned in the article — the House should be raising cain across all areas for his removal from office.
Here are what I see as the reasons they are not shouting from the rooftops right now:
A. Old Guard DC political figures who have become career politicians.
B. Progressives within the Republican party who will block any and all attempts to stop the transformation of America.
C. Charges of racism, bigotry, class/social/economic warfare.
D. Plain old fashion fear.
E. Threats delivered from the socialist unions, anarchists and the Democratic socialists that there would be civil unrest and rebellion carried out and blood in the streets.
The fear of being called a racist in my humble opinion is what is preventing his impeachment , look at the loser Dems that are now saying that racism was behind the debt ceiling fiasco . They will pull the race card for anything they can get away with .