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Obama Power Grabs Threaten Our Democracy
Canada Free Press ^ | October 20, 2010 | Fred Dardick

Posted on 10/20/2010 1:31:16 PM PDT by sheikdetailfeather

Something is very broken in our government, and I’m not talking about the trillions in wasteful spending by Democrats in Washington. It’s something else that I believe will be regarded as the true legacy of the Obama presidency—a tectonic shift in the balance of power from private citizens and our elected representatives in Congress to the executive branch.

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TOPICS: Constitution/Conservatism; Crime/Corruption; News/Current Events; Politics/Elections
KEYWORDS: democracy; democrats; elections; fail; liberalfascism; obama; powergrab; threatens
"This is a Wakeup Call for Congress

While this problem started well before Obama was ever elected, executive branch power grabs have been taken to such an extreme under his leadership that they threaten the long term stability of our nation.

Congress must retake power from unelected bureaucrats, un-vetted czars, outside activist groups and an out of control President. Every government agency mandate must be carefully reviewed and rewritten to ensure unrestrained regulations can never again grow beyond the control of our elected representatives.

No branch of government should ever grow so powerful that it can act beyond its constitutional limits. The separation of powers is the cornerstone of our democracy and it is Congress’s duty to preserve this most important of traditions for future generations of Americans."

1 posted on 10/20/2010 1:31:19 PM PDT by sheikdetailfeather
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To: sheikdetailfeather

I would be more inclined to say that they threaten our Republic, since we don’t have a democracy.


2 posted on 10/20/2010 1:32:24 PM PDT by meyer (Tax the productive to carry the freeloaders - What is it with democrats and slavery?)
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To: sheikdetailfeather

Michelle’s stump speech starts with: “We have the power!”


3 posted on 10/20/2010 1:34:27 PM PDT by hershey
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To: sheikdetailfeather

Michelle’s stump speech starts with: “We have the power!”


4 posted on 10/20/2010 1:34:43 PM PDT by hershey
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To: hershey

In Obama’s world, the people serve the government, not the other way around.


5 posted on 10/20/2010 1:35:53 PM PDT by Spok (Free Range Republican)
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To: sheikdetailfeather

Fred Dardick is right. The 112th (hopefully) Republican-dominated congress had better get to work on removing the power of ‘czars’ to make public policy without the consent of the people’s representatives in congress. Should the newly-elected Republicans allow themselves to be subsumed into the usual Democrat-dominated Washington cesspool, some sort of revolution may be the only solution left before we become a nation of peons working for our elitist masters in D.C.


6 posted on 10/20/2010 1:49:13 PM PDT by Jim Scott (Cautious optimist)
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To: sheikdetailfeather
Don't worry. The Republicans spent decades grabbing more and more power for the executive. If and when the Republicans regain control of the executive they will continue to grab more, with full support from most on FR.

Democrats and Republicans may disagree about what the executive branch should do with its ever-expanding powers, but they both agree that more is better when it comes to executive branch power.

Oh, and BTW, all of your posts have been stored and will be used against you in a kangaroo court of law if necessary.

7 posted on 10/20/2010 2:40:30 PM PDT by who_would_fardels_bear (These fragments I have shored against my ruins)
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