It is chilling to hear a president of the United States say: “I’m not gonna wait for Congress to act.” His dictator mind and inclination is easy to track in everything he has ever said and done but it is now moving from mind set and beliefs to actions. And not just some meaningless and harmless acts and utterances of him personally, but actions and commands as the leader of the United States that violate the consitutuion under which he serves and which he has vowed and sworn to uphold and defend.
Marks Fitzgibbons at the American Thinker says:
President Obama’s proclamation on Monday that he “can’t wait” for congressional action to help underwater homeowners raises two questions.
If he already had the legal authority to take action, then why did he wait?
Some may frame the second question this way: does Obama’s plan exceed his constitutional authority? Perhaps the better way to ask the second question is whether the Obama plan is unlawful.
Either way, I can’t wait for Congress to conduct some oversight hearings before the plan kicks in. This isn’t just a figurative slap in the face to both Congress and the rule of law; this is a kick in the groin.
Ignoring the Constitution is so liberating for Mr. Obama that he intends to do it on a “regular basis.” The subtitle to Emily Miller’s piece at The Washington Times following the announcement of Obama’s “can’t wait” plan is “President unveils lawless scheme to bypass Congress with executive orders.”
The Constitution is broad in its sweep, but is specific about certain functions of government. Congress makes the laws. When Congress doesn’t pass a law, the president can’t pick up his bat and ball like an angry juvenile.
We are hearing more and more from the left that the president must do administratively what Congress refuses to do legislatively. These are not mere words of frustration. They are words of an ideology that is dangerously inconsistent with American ideals.
The calls from the left to violate the Constitution are protected by the First Amendment. It is when they are implemented by the president that they become lawbreaking. The Constitution, you see, governs government.
Posted: 10.27.11 @ 2:57 p.m.