What Stinking Constitution?
Barack Obama’s tyrannical actions must be challenged. This is going to be in the form of what Donald Rumsfeld once explained when he said to cat-calls: “You go to war with the army you have – not the army you might want or wish to have at a later time.” We are now in that sort of fix. John Boehner is a weak leader, at least in terms of his willingness to make waves or engage in battle, but this is no time for whimpering. President Obama has openly declared by his actions of Wednesday that the Constitution is fungible, and that he has no need to obey it due only to a technicality otherwise known as the law. This cannot be permitted to go without challenge, and whether the United States Senate will take it up or not, the Speaker of the House must move to begin impeachment proceedings on the basis of Barack Obama’s willful disobedience of the US Constitution. Members of Congress must assemble to denounce him, and this must be brought to the light of day. What Barack Obama has hereby argued is that the constitution only matters when he permits it to be the controlling legal authority, but that in all other cases, it is secondary to the whims of his willingness to enforce or abide by the law.
If you haven’t kept up with this issue, or like so many, haven’t heard a peep about it, let’s make it simple to understand: What’s at stake is our constitutional form of government, and the checks and balances about which you may have been taught when you were a child in school. Those checks and balances provide that presidents do not possess unlimited authority to act without reference to the other co-equal branches of government. What the President has done in this case is to make a “recess appointment” without the Senate actually being in recess. In so doing, he is violating the law, and he has more than one motive with this plot. Obama intends not only to give a new hand-out by virtue of mortgage write-downs for qualified persons, but also to set the precedent for undermining all law.
This is extraordinary, and for the President to undertake this action is a treason against the United States Constitution. What he is attempting to do is to pull the rug out from beneath his opponents by buying off enough of the electorate to swing the vote in his direction, and he’s willing to violate the law to carry it out. This sort of reckless indifference to the rule of law is unprecedented in American history, and it cannot be stated loudly enough or often enough that it must be opposed by every American, but particularly our political leadership. This demonic assault on the separation of powers embodied by our Constitutional Republic must not be permitted.
Congress must act. We haven’t the luxury of waiting for an election. Every member of Congress must stand and in one voice denounce this violation of law. Every American should be upset by this, because what it means is that one man, Barack Obama, has arrogated to himself the power of law. Ladies and gentlemen, let none persuade you that this had been a trivial matter. Presidents swear an oath to uphold the Constitution, and here, Barack Obama has taken it upon himself to simply ignore the law. At the American Center for Law and Justice has an excellent piece on the specifics here.
Let none be mistaken: Your lives are under attack by this action as surely as by the act of a foreign aggressor. If you’re not writing and calling and raising a ruckus, what you’re doing is to participate in the surrender of our nation. This isn’t just another act by Obama in defiance of some statute, or some judge’s ruling, all of which are bad enough to impeach him, but instead a direct head-on assault upon your US Constitution. Why do so many shrink from this? I realize the media is downplaying it for the most part, so it’s not really caught on with most people who aren’t even aware of the situation, much less its details. This, I submit to you, is when you can be most effective if you’re inclined to fight for your country. Pick up the phone, call your Representatives and Senators, call your friends and family, and call anybody you know who will give you a few minutes of their time.
Explain to them the simple facts, direct them to the ACLJ link above, and make it known that this is a serious issue with which we must contend. I read many oaths in the comments section, some of which do not get published because they’re too profane, but a constant theme is how you will fight for the country. This is one of those times. It’s Friday, and the press is putting the week to bed, but if you wanted to, by Monday morning the country could be a sea of uproar over this issue, with or without the media’s reporting.
I have long feared that for too long, this nation has suffered a surplus of sports fans and a dearth of active citizens. I would hate that my surmise had been proven correct over an issue of such glaring national effect. Will we have the rule of law, or the rule of one man? It’s time for you to decide. It’s time for you to place those calls. It’s time to make the start of a resistance to a growing, grasping dictatorship. Unopposed, he will grow to love his newly discovered power, and he will make ever greater use of it.