Skip to comments.Obama vs. Congress—and the Law
Posted on 07/27/2012 8:54:01 AM PDT by american_steve
On July 12, President Obama unilaterally gutted the Clinton administrations signature achievementwelfare reform. The 1996 welfare-reform law, while passed with strong bipartisan support, has been the bane of progressives, who have never accepted its fundamental principle that those who can work must work. Over the last year, the Obama administration also took the hatchet to the immigration laws and to the Bush-era No Child Left Behind statute.
These actions have two things in common. First, they were announced with much fanfare and designed to appeal to the presidents liberal base. Second, and much worse, they were implemented by suspending enforcement or waiving applications of laws Mr. Obama does not like.
The president cannot writeor rewritethe laws. The Constitution makes Congress the legislature, and the president cannot simply ignore its decisions.
The entire system of separation of powerswhich is the heart of the Constitutions checks and balances designed to limit governmental power and thereby protect individual libertydepends upon each branch of the federal government fulfilling its assigned role and respecting that of the others. Unfortunately, Mr. Obama has now made clear that he wont respect these basic constitutional limits on his power.
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Then congress should immediately de-fund all WH social and diplomatic events, personal travel, executive chef & staff, first lady's office and staff, for beginners.
If congress has the power of the purse then why are they still funding this subverter of our constitution.
Damn good question.
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