There is a provision of the Omnibus spending bill passed by Congress before the Christmas recess that prohibits the expenditure of funds for use in the advocacy or promotion of gun control. In his signing statement, President Obama effectively said “to heck with that,” and said he would do whatever he deems “necessary and expedient.” This is the behavior of a President who when campaigning for that office said that signing statements of this sort are unconstitutional, and that as per the constitution, the law signed is the law enacted irrespective of a contradictory signing statement. I suppose we can file that one alongside his promise to be “the most transparent administration in history.” This provision was to apply to the National Institutes for Health, the Centers for Disease Control, and other health-related federal agencies.
Obama simply doesn’t care what the law says. Once again, we find the President implementing by executive fiat that which contradicts the law. Below, you can watch video of a discussion with John Frazer, NRA-ILA Director of Research and Information(H/T BreitbartTV:)
This is simply another instance of President Obama’s willingness to ignore the law, even laws he signs, and it’s a disturbing trend we mustn’t ignore as we stand now just more than ten months from a Presidential election. This continual imposition of his will in opposition to the law is becoming an epidemic. He’s taken similar steps with other provisions of law via executive orders and regulations, and as you will remember, the entire Fast and Furious debacle was undertaken to give him statistical justification for those regulations. If he’s re-elected, this will only grow worse, and we will be under his regulatory boot through January, 2017. It’s time to make this President a one-termer, and send him home.