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Obama Minus the Constitution

What or who exactly will stop President Obama in his second term if he ignores the Constitution?

What if he just decides to stop enforcing laws, as he decided to stop defending the Defense of Marriage Act in the courts? Or if he interprets them in such as way as to not enforce them, as he did when he granted states a way out of the work requirements under the Welfare Reform Act? Or if he writes his own law, as he did when Congress failed to pass the Dream Act.

Does Congress call out the armed forces? Well, Congress can’t call out the armed forces.

Does the Supreme Court send its Praetorian Guard marching down Pennsylvania Avenue to force Obama to act in a Constitutional manner?

No, only the president has a Praetorian Guard. The Supreme Court has clerks.

The White House actually has in place – public, for all to see – an entire initiative devoted to circumventing Congress. It’s the “We Can’t Wait” agenda, which amounts to Obamaites in the West Wing and the agencies scurrying to find loopholes that, in the opinion of the White House, allow the administration to do things Congress would normally do.

In its impatience for “progress,” the White House forgets that, evil as it thinks the Republican House of Representatives is, it was elected by the people. Overwhelmingly.

This is the beginning of the logical conclusion that leftists around the world have reached at various points in history: That their agenda is so important – and so self-evidently, ineluctably correct – that legal niceties must logically be put aside so the people can experience their magnificent beneficence.

Writing today in National Review, Ramesh Ponnuru does a superb job bringing together the various ways in which Obama has dismissed the Constitution as an inconvenience to be ignored.

“The rule of law is on the ballot,” warns the headline. Take a look, but have a shot of bourbon first.

49 Responses to Obama Minus the Constitution

  1. This election is the pivotal one where Americans will either decide they are tired of the little freedoms they have left and vote to eliminate them completely, or they have a little semblance of common sense left and realize another four years of Obama will be the absolute end of the Constitutional Republic and of liberty.

    • Ditto Elaine.. this con man presented himself as a political messiah…
      a self proclaimed “constitutional professor”.. instead, he wears a mask of the highest deception. Beneath it is a lust for power & greed driven by the highest level of arrogance, self indulgence and entitlement.
      History has shown the charismatic rise & brutal fall of many like him.
      He will be no exception…..

  2. This president as much as any has come to symbolize what early immigrants fled England to escape. Congress has increasingly become Nomenklatura, the privileged elite of CCCP. America has already outlived all similar governments in history. Its death knell will sound before year’s end if the voters do not deny this autocratic poseur his dream; America’s nightmare.

  3. …amending my own post: I’d really like to see the GOP calling out the Senate especially for enabling this Chicago-style small potatoes politico. There’s more than enough blame to go around, but someone ought to stick the rubber-stamp label on these compliant now-wealthy wusses.

  4. “What or who exactly will stop President Obama in his second term if he ignores the Constitution?”

    Hasn’t he already ignored the Constitution during this term. . .all the more reason for him to be a one term POTUS (and it really pains me to call him POTUS)!

    “We the people are the rightful masters of both Congress and the courts, not to overthrow the Constitution but to overthrow the men who pervert the Constitution.”
    Abraham Lincoln

    “The Constitution is the guide which I never will abandon.”
    George Washington

    “Do not separate text from historical background. If you do, you will have perverted and subverted the Constitution, which can only end in a distorted, bastardized form of illegitimate government.”
    James Madison

    • Actually, they are right in the view of at least one of the framers, that the Constitution doesn’t apply to them.

      “Our Constitution was made only for a moral and religious people. It is wholly inadequate to the government of any other.”
      -John Adams

      If you watched ANY of the Satanic Black Mass masquerading as a convention, its really easy to see that these are NOT by ANY stretch “moral and religious people”.

      • They distain the name of God and blindly worship their pagan leader who preaches his perverted gospel of govt as our supreme solution to all our problems…
        Anyone read the OT & seen how God deals with a nation as such?

        It aint pretty..

  5. King POTUS has the Minus Touch™ – everything he touches turns to “0” or minus. How soon people forget that our credit rating was down-graded. The only reason the market went up today was because Draghi (president of the ECB) is offering an unlimited bond buying program, so that the EU zone doesn’t take a total dive before the election. Turbo Tim spent part of his summer vacation in Europe w/Draghi. They certainly were not discussing cars and driving on the autobahn.

  6. Saw Dinesh D’Souza’s movie Obama’s America 2016. It was wonderful! Highly recommend. For the first time I truly understand how Obama and his minions think.

    • I saw it opening weekend. Well done – well delivered. I understand it’s going to DVD (?) is that correct, they keep changing the letters. Sorry, I am so old that I started with 8mm home movies, 33 1/3 and 45 records.

      • What, no 8 tracks? I LOVED 8-tracks, especially that skip in the middle of the song when it changed tracks!

        Reel to reel tapes were nice too, but really inconvenient to use in the car…

    • Agreed. . .a must see, only don’t go to the last show of the evening. . .you’ll never get to sleep! I had heard/read much of what was in the movie beforehand. . .DH had not and we both were so wound up. . .couldn’t get to sleep for hours! We took our young adult children to see it as well. . .absolute must for young voters!

      • My son has lived and worked in China for three years and has become an obamabot! He’s home now and refuses to listen to anything critical of his Dear Leader. Leabing soon to start a Ph.D program in California. Should fit right in.

    • Kinda covers ground that was already covered in “Obamanation” before the election, though. The facts have always been out there, it was just that there were a WHOLE lot of people unwilling to even listen to them.

      As for understanding how they think, I don’t think a healthy person can truly understand how such dysfunctional, hate-filled people think, not really. Only a sick mind can truly comprehend a sick mind. At the end of the day, don’t try to understand them. Just remove them from anywhere they can cause further damage, and take steps to ensure they can never attack us this way again.

  7. This is what just about everyone who has posted here has been saying. We know it. This country is at a tipping point, another four years for our marxist/socialist hack and his extremist party and this country is finished as a constitutional republic. Think the constitution has been run over roughshod by Obama? Ain’t seen nothing yet, it won’t be pretty. If he gets another four years I’m heading for parts unknown with my religion and my guns.

    • Regardless of who wins, the President already has the power to have anyone killed anywhere in the world at any time, even American citizens, without even as much judicial reveiw as would go into obtaining a search warrant for suspicion of marajuana possession.

      Regardless of who wins, the President can suspend habeus corpus at any time.

      Regardless of who wins, the precident has been set that the President can choose which laws he will and won’t enforce entirely arbitraily.

      Regardless of who wins, the President can take over anything he wants, any time he wants under NDRP, vis.;
      “The President alone has the authority to take over all resources in the nation (labor, food, industry, etc.) as long as it is done “to promote the national defense” ”

      We don’t have to worry about “another four years .. and this country is finished as a constitutional republic”. The country is ALREADY finished as a constitutional republic. The only rule of law is whatever the “lawgivers” say it is at the moment.

      That’s not Constitutional.

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  9. To think I came to this country in 1961 fleeing a totalitarian regime!!! I read David Freddoso’s book when Obama was nominated and didn’t like the man’s links with shady folks, leftist characters and a pastor who screamed to attack whites. And still millions voted and ignored the warnings. Then I went to see Danesh’s movie twice to see anything else I didn’t know. Be convinced that this man will transform this country, together with all those in Congress who feel the same way. In the meantime, he and his spouse will live a grand life while expecting the rest to cut down in their lifestyle. This is typical of dictators.

    • AI47. . .you, like so many others came here “legally” and yet, they continue to slap all of us in the face with this type of garbage. . .

      “Young face put on illegal migration at DNC”

      Democrats broke yet another barrier Wednesday when they invited an illegal immigrant young adult onto the stage at their nominating convention in Charlotte — part of a historic Hispanic outreach program the party hopes will cement ties to the fast-growing ethnic voting bloc in the country.

      It’s likely the first time an illegal immigrant has taken the podium at a major party convention, and highlights President Obama’s own stance on the issue: The student, Benita Veliz, had her deportation halted under Mr. Obama’s non-deportation policies.

      Read more: Young face put on illegal migration at DNC – Washington Times
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      This absolutely infuriates me !!!

  10. If he does commit impeachable actions, then it’s up to Congress and the Supreme Court to charge him with impeachment and remove him from office.
    If he refuses to go, then we have a constitutional crisis that will lead to a civil war where the people fight, not each other, but our own government.

    This article is the ultimate ‘dog whistle’ to alert the citizens of a possible crisis. The citizens are arming themselves at a astounding rate, so much that the gun makers can’t keep up with the demand. The gun owners aren’t preparing to shoot up their neighborhoods or rob the nearest bank; they’re prepared for civil unrest that our police can’t control. Or won’t control.

  11. I know exactly what Obama, the giant egalitarian middle eastern lama, will do if the Americans of the pluzotime elect to bombard to shooptoopamine. He will beam, out of the little slits under his chin, a laser of epic proportions. That laser shall tan the hide of an unusually estute rhinosorus, which will bore a hole to China and lay a golden spoon.

  12. Not sure what you mean about IF he ignores the Constitution, Keith. He’s been ignoring the rule of law since the day after his inauguration. Once his actions are no longer tempered by an angry electorate, he will destroy this country. All the things he’s been pushing back until after the election will come down on us like a plague from which America will never recover.

  13. I’ve thought about and worried about all of these issues for the last few years, particularly this past year as we see BHO acting more and more like the imperial president. It’s truly frightening, the thought of a second term for this wanna-be dictator who spits on the constitution, our system of checks and balances, and the American people daily. He has big plans for a second term, his unilateral actions will be fast and furious (no pun intended….and btw, what the heck is going on with that investigation?), our heads will be spinning. And that will only be the actions we get to know about. Many will be done secretly, and/or not reported by the lame stream media.

    On that note, I saw that King Obummer slipped in another executive order last Thursday so that no one would notice will the RNC going on and Romney’s speech. That was all that was discussed on Friday, plus Clint Eastwood’s appearance, and then it was also Labor Day weekend. Perfect time for more executive fiat to go unnoticed:

    In his recent interview with Time, BHO came right out and admitted that he WILL continue to work around Congress in a second term if they don’t pass legislation he demands. I was kind of shocked (and disappointed) that Romney’s campaign didn’t pounce all over that and that I didn’t see it mentioned in any of the conservative media.

    This pompous jackass thinks he can do whatever the hell he wants in a second term, because he’s of the opinion that the voters re-electing him would be a clear mandate for his agenda:

    TIME Interview: Obama on Partisanship and Getting Things Done in Washington

    So given how stark the choices are, I do think that should I be fortunate enough to have another four years, the American people will have made a decision. And hopefully, that will impact how Republicans think about these problems.

    I will continue to reach out to them and work with them wherever I can. And I think it’s important to note that even in the two years that Republicans have controlled the House, we’ve gotten a lot of stuff done.

    So my expectation is that there will be some popping of the blister after this election, because it will have been such a stark choice. Where Republicans refuse to cooperate on things that I know are good for the American people, I will continue to look for ways to do it administratively and work around Congress.

    God help us all. He just TOLD us that he will do whatever the hell he wants in a second term, because he thinks by re-electing him the voters will have given him the authority to do whatever he thinks is in our best interests. Very, very scary.

  14. He’s already doing whatever he wants by executive order and has made no
    excuse for the fact the Constitution means nothing to his way of ‘governing’.
    Another term would be the end of America as we know it so our vote this year
    is to save our America. We are not a Euro social experiment we are American’s first last and always

  15. Well, it figures that Obama would start to ignore the Consitution just like he’s “shut down” any info on who he really is and his true identity…He’s nothing more than the true “Wolf In Sheep’s Clothing”…..

    Just one question to some of you Obama “Rah Rahs”…..If a stranger came to YOUR door with a clean “presence” promising prosperity but refusing to be truthful about their past, asking for your personal history and support….would you let them into YOUR home?….

  16. One of his latest acts of improperly taking “extra-legal” actions actually involved his direct role in corrupting the “democratic process” at the very Democratic National Convention that had been convened for the primary purpose of nominating him to be President of the United States!

    Think about it!

    Valerie Jarrett and David Axelrod told Charlie Rose (and Norah O’Donnell) during an interview on Thursday morning, that on Wednesday, the President had ordered that the the platform simply be changed, i.e., amended to “reinsert” the name of the Almighty, and the language memorializing the recognition of Jerusalem as the capitol of Israel.

    The trouble was that, according to DNC rules, it was necessary to get a 2/3 majority “voice vote” to amend that platform — which the Convention Chairman (and L.A. Mayor, Antonio Vallaraigosa obviously could not secure, even after three tries!

    So the Chairman, who was under those orders from the president to produce that vote, simply declared victory, and the amendments were declared adopted accordingly.

    That was an obvious corruption of the democratic process as embodied in the rules of the DNC. And, it was done on the orders of the President, and at his own nominating convention!

    “Rules? We don’t need no stinking rules!”, sez Barack Obama.

    • Lol. and those 100,000 UN peacekeepers are going to do what exactly?
      Even if backed up by the entire 2.3 million man chinese army, they are seriously outnumbered just by the licensed hunters in the USA(who number 30 -45 Million) not to mention the other ~50 Million civilan firearm owners.
      Even the democrats aren’t that stupid