Discounting Rand Paul’s lawsuit, which is not really directed at Obama per se, after the midterms in November, I think it’s time for some serious heat (even the “I” word if necessary) to be focused the emperor’s way wrt his trashing of the Constitution. All it takes is someone in Congress to grow a pair.
Remember this little gem, uttered while then candidate Obama was making empty promises?
This kinda reminds me of that speech he made while still a candidate, where he said that running up a $9 trillion debt was both irresponsible and unpatriotic.
It’s like shooting fish in a barrel, cataloging all the lies on the campaign trial. But this end run around the Constitution smacks of illegality to the point where silence and acquiescence is not an option anymore.
Jonathan Turley is a Constitutional scholar of the first order. He has testified in front of Congress, specifically on the usurpation of authority within the federal government;
Last night he was The Kelly File, and had this to say. Coming from a Obama supporter and proud liberal, the power grabbing going on is not only setting a bad precedent, but is undermining Constitutional authority.
In other posts I have talked about the rule of law. Some (wrongly) think all this means is that a country has laws that need to be followed and adhered to, but more importantly this rule of law means that everyone in bound by them, no exceptions. When laws are arbitrary, the government loses the authority to enforce them. Obama needs to follow the law just like anyone else. Hopefully by the end of the year, a smackdown ensues.