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The President Flouts The Law [His Action Shows "Contempt For Our Laws"]
Washington Post ^ | June 15, 2012 | Ed Rogers

Posted on 06/15/2012 2:28:07 PM PDT by Steelfish

The President Flouts The Law By Ed Rogers

Apparently, there are no limits to what the president will do to get himself reelected. There is evidence that he will manipulate the law in favor of pet causes and supporters, as in the case of Solyndra. His administration might be guilty of breaking the law, as shown by the leaks of classified national security information. And now, President Obama holds himself above the law on immigration.

Today’s executive order, granting work permits and immunity from deportation to young illegal immigrants, is not an example of the president using his authority; it’s a scandal involving the president performing a selfish act in furtherance of currying favor with a special-interest group.

Obama has acknowledged that what he did today would require a new law, or at least changes to the current law. But instead of waiting on either, he has decided to rule by fiat. This is not a show of strength; it’s an act of arrogance of rare severity.

Before you can even get to the question of whether this is good policy or if it invites more illegal immigration, you can see that the president’s actions today ignore some of the Constitution’s fundamental tenets. Yesterday, I spoke about the gall the president displayed in his so-called economic speech, which was full of gratuitous pledges and the selective retelling of history. Today’s actions go beyond gall, showing contempt for our laws.

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TOPICS: Politics
KEYWORDS: revolutionii

1 posted on 06/15/2012 2:28:13 PM PDT by Steelfish
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To: Steelfish

somebody please explain what the word ILLEGAL means???? And how you can be ILLEGAL and be LAW ABIDING????

The Obama administration will stop deporting and begin granting work permits to younger illegal immigrants who came to the U.S. as children and have since led law-abiding lives.


2 posted on 06/15/2012 2:29:44 PM PDT by An American! (Proud To Be An American!)
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To: Steelfish
HOLY CRAP.....

If the WAPO is bailing on Obama, he's already toast.

3 posted on 06/15/2012 2:30:14 PM PDT by Lazamataz (People who resort to Godwin's Law are just like Hitler.)
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To: Lazamataz

We’ve reached a point where the lawlessness of this regime is so blatant it can’t be denied by anybody.


4 posted on 06/15/2012 2:38:14 PM PDT by butterdezillion
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To: Steelfish

“............he has decided to rule by fiat.”

It’s a “thing” with these Leftist radicals who ignore the Constitution as some illegitimate document due its age having surpassed its usefulness. They know so much better than those old dead white guys, and they can just ignore those special words documented by them.

The Leftist radicals are “Rulers”. They all came into their positions “ready to rule” IIRC.


5 posted on 06/15/2012 2:39:20 PM PDT by rockinqsranch (Dems, Libs, Socialists, call 'em what you will, they ALL have fairies livin' in their trees.)
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To: Steelfish
Somebody, some how must stop this madman! Today, tonight, NOW!

He is laying the ground work for riots in the streets! Even now if anyone were to dare speak the truth of his malfeasance and denounce this CRIME....

Protests would ensue in less than 24 hours and not from the citizens of this country.

This would not even be a civil war as those involved are not citizens! I cannot believe we are powerless, that we are this freakin' powerless that these elite fools are unaccountable and untouchable to the CITIZENS OF THIS COUNTRY.

ARE WE NOT AMERICA?

I asked a while back that when the government no longer follows the laws that should bind it and they are sworn too, is it no longer our representative government? And if you answer no...it is not, then tell me what shall be done?

6 posted on 06/15/2012 2:39:37 PM PDT by EBH (Obama took away your American Dreams and replaced them with "Dreams from My (his) Father".)
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To: Steelfish
Obumbo refuses to enforce laws he doesn't like.

He claps suit on states when they attempt enforce federal laws that he doesn't like.

He issues executive orders to do things that are against the law.

7 posted on 06/15/2012 2:42:48 PM PDT by Steely Tom (If the Constitution can be a living document, I guess a corporation can be a person.)
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To: Steelfish
Ha, Ha, Ha. I've been warning all along that this piece of garbage is a hard core communists black Muslim. Some are coming around but still have a lot of blind ignorant that cannot see that this piece of garbage is a wanna be dictator and has pushed his communist Democrat party policy.
8 posted on 06/15/2012 2:42:59 PM PDT by Logical me
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To: Steelfish
Obumbo refuses to enforce laws he doesn't like.

He claps suit on states when they attempt enforce federal laws that he doesn't like.

He issues executive orders to do things that are against the law.

9 posted on 06/15/2012 2:43:10 PM PDT by Steely Tom (If the Constitution can be a living document, I guess a corporation can be a person.)
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To: Steelfish

Good for WaPo!

I swear I actually needed 4 hours to cool off when I heard what this pile of cat $hit decided to pull today. Goodness knows how many mods would have been needed to clean up what I was screaming.


10 posted on 06/15/2012 2:43:17 PM PDT by VanDeKoik (If case you are wondering, I'm STILL supporting Newt.)
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To: Steelfish
The illegals and Latinos will vote for Obama with or without this insane proposal. But this controversy does distract from the economy and leadership issues on which he has a poor record. It will also gain him stronger support from the far left and those with vested interests in promoting the invasion by illegal aliens.
11 posted on 06/15/2012 2:43:34 PM PDT by Dante3
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To: An American!
What else would you expect from a man who himself has refused to prove his own citizenship? If anybody can speak for illegals it just may be Obama.

Some people had no problem when Obama ignored the US Constitution and never did prove his own eligibility to be President let alone his eligibility be call himself a US citizen.

Before Obama I was for MASS DEPORTATION.

But now we are ALL Americans until proven otherwise.

The day Obama and the anti-birthers took the eligibility issue off the table was the day we ALL became Americans (until proven otherwise).

If you don't need to show your papers to be President then why should you need papers to live in America and vote?

12 posted on 06/15/2012 2:44:13 PM PDT by tsowellfan
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To: Steelfish

That to secure these rights, Governments are instituted among Men, deriving their just powers from the consent of the governed, —That whenever any Form of Government becomes destructive of these ends, it is the Right of the People to alter or to abolish it, and to institute new Government, laying its foundation on such principles and organizing its powers in such form, as to them shall seem most likely to effect their Safety and Happiness.


13 posted on 06/15/2012 2:46:16 PM PDT by EBH (Obama took away your American Dreams and replaced them with "Dreams from My (his) Father".)
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When 0bama said, “it is the right thing to do for the American people,” he meant everyone OUTSIDE the US but in any other N or S AMERICAN countries.

He has effectively eliminated US citizenship, visa requirements, etc.


14 posted on 06/15/2012 2:47:29 PM PDT by combat_boots (The Lion of Judah cometh. Hallelujah. Gloria Patri, Filio et Spiritui Sancto.)
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To: EBH

“I asked a while back that when the government no longer follows the laws that should bind it and they are sworn too, is it no longer our representative government? And if you answer no...it is not, then tell me what shall be done?”

Thomas Jefferson letter to James Maidson (30 Jan 1787): “I hold it that a little rebellion now and then is a good thing, and as necessary in the political world as storms in the physical.”

The Declaration of Independence (4 Jul 1776): “We hold these truths to be self-evident, that all men are created equal, that they are endowed by their Creator with certain unalienable Rights, that among these are Life, Liberty and the pursuit of Happiness. — That to secure these rights, Governments are instituted among Men, deriving their just powers from the consent of the governed, — That whenever any Form of Government becomes destructive of these ends, it is the Right of the People to alter or to abolish it, and to institute new Government, laying its foundation on such principles and organizing its powers in such form, as to them shall seem most likely to effect their Safety and Happiness.”


15 posted on 06/15/2012 2:51:41 PM PDT by Soul of the South
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To: tsowellfan
What else would you expect from a man who himself has refused to prove his own citizenship?

He, in effect, has bestowed immunity upon his children - how nice

16 posted on 06/15/2012 3:01:33 PM PDT by capydick (''Life's tough.......it's even tougher if you're stupid.'')
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To: capydick

Firday news dump. Obama should have done this on Tuesday. Suprised he didn’t do this 9:30 tonight.


17 posted on 06/15/2012 3:03:43 PM PDT by EQAndyBuzz (ABO 2012)
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To: Steelfish
And just last summer, this lying turd, was claiming he did not care about a second term.

He releases state secrets endangering numerous US operatives, just to gain American Jewish votes.

Then he makes it legal for illegal alien teenagers to take jobs away from legal Americans, endangering the well being of real Americans, just to gain Latino votes.

All we need to do is find a racist based voting group that he has lost support from and we might be able to predict what this lying turd will do next.

18 posted on 06/15/2012 3:17:07 PM PDT by justa-hairyape
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To: EQAndyBuzz

First, you have to admit, it’s a pretty desperate situation to go out and make a deal like this.

Second, I think they know that Rubio is “in” now...for VP, and they could lose forty percent of the Latino voters. So they have to make an effort to contain the mess.

Third and final...this really affects five states when you think about it...swing states that matter. He probably bought himself 500k votes in those states, and it had to be done.


19 posted on 06/15/2012 3:19:20 PM PDT by pepsionice
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To: Steelfish

Why in the world should we give two hoots for any hispanic anywhere in this country when their main concern is legitimizing the illegal invasion o this country by lawbreakers.
They are not and cannot be considered americans even if their name is Rubio. They are nothing less than enemies of a free and lawful republic and should be treated as such


20 posted on 06/15/2012 3:49:08 PM PDT by Breto (The Establishment party is killing our country)
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To: Steelfish

Why in the world should we give two hoots for any hispanic anywhere in this country when their main concern is legitimizing the illegal invasion of this country by lawbreakers.
They are not and cannot be considered americans even if their name is Rubio. They are nothing less than enemies of a free and lawful republic and should be treated as such


21 posted on 06/15/2012 3:50:12 PM PDT by Breto (The Establishment party is killing our country)
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To: Steelfish
"I believe in the idea of amnesty for those who have put down roots and lived here, even though sometime back they may have entered illegally."

Ronald Reagan

Look Ma! Here comes one crossing the border now.

22 posted on 06/15/2012 3:51:39 PM PDT by Orange1998
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To: Orange1998

Reagan also made the mistake of banning open-carry of guns in California while Governor. Just because one of the greatest presidents ever made mistakes doesn’t make the furthering of such stupid (while perhaps “well meaning”) actions acceptable.


23 posted on 06/15/2012 4:13:45 PM PDT by 21twelve
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To: Steelfish
Obama has acknowledged that what he did today would require a new law, ...

I guess that this means that he is daring Congress to impeach him. Too bad that our system is too corrupt for that to happen.

24 posted on 06/15/2012 4:54:15 PM PDT by Lysandru
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To: An American!

You would think blacks would be upset with Obama’s immigration order because Hispanics take a lot of jobs historically held by blacks. I guess he figures blacks will vote for him no matter what he does.

FUBO


25 posted on 06/15/2012 7:29:33 PM PDT by ilovesarah2012
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