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Another Obama Constitutional Grab in the Works
Townhall.com ^ | April, 14, 2011 | Brad O'Leary

Posted on 04/14/2011 6:50:11 AM PDT by Kaslin

President Barack Obama, the confiscator-in-chief of your constitutional rights is at it again. As we’ve come to expect, when President Obama tramples on the Constitution it’s usually under the guise of some noble cause. He embraced new rules for broadcasters designed to silence conservative talk show hosts under the guise of localism and diversity. This year, he’s pushing for so-called “common-sense” legislation that ultimately deprives citizens of their Second Amendment rights.

The Obama administration is working with Senator Charles Schumer (D-NY) to pass S. 679, the “Presidential Appointment Efficiency and Streamlining Act,” which would sharply curtail the number of presidential appointees that must be confirmed by the Senate.

Of course, Article II, Section 2 of the U.S. Constitution provides for the advice and consent of the Senate with respect to presidential appointments. This new bill would sharply curtail that provision, allowing the President to make high-level appointments to federal agencies without the consent of the governed.

Obama and Schumer claim that the bill is designed to end the backlog of unconfirmed appointees and that it would eliminate the need for the Senate to vote on roughly 200 executive nominations. You see, the confirmation process, let alone enacting annual budgets, is too arduous a task for the Senate, so in the name of efficiency, Obama and Schumer want to do away powers enumerated in the Constitution.

When our Founding Fathers gave the Senate its advice and consent role, they clearly intended for the Senate to be a mainstay against Presidents loading the government with cheerleaders, political operatives, or in Obama’s case, radical anti-First and Second Amendment Presidential supporters.

Some Republican leaders in the Senate, perhaps eager for a lighter workload, have taken the bait and co-sponsored S.679. They include Lamar Alexander (TN), Scott Brown (MA), Susan Collins (ME), Jon Kyl (AZ), Dick Lugar (IN), and Mitch McConnell (KY). Unfortunately, they can’t see the forest for the trees. If they could, they’d understand that this nefarious bill would enable President Obama to fill high-level positions with more anti-gunners, so that Cass Sunstein, Eric Holder, and Janet Napolitano won’t feel so alone.

Stop me if this sounds crazy, but we have a President who recently met with the anti-gun crowd in a secret meeting to discuss ways to make an end-around Congress on gun control, and now the Republican leadership is going to help President Obama by giving him a tool to further circumvent Congress? Incidentally, I filed a FOIA request with the Justice Department to get the details from this recent meeting, but given the Obama administration’s disdain for transparency, I’m not holding my breath waiting for the information.

I can just see the U.N. just wanting to credit President Obama for passing their new anti-gun treaty.


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1 posted on 04/14/2011 6:50:13 AM PDT by Kaslin
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To: Kaslin

nobama hates you, hates your family, hates Free America, hates Americans, hates the Constitution and hates the Bill of Rights. nobama is a hate crime foisted upon America. nobama is the Destroyer.

nobama is intentionally trying to undermine Freedom.


2 posted on 04/14/2011 6:53:40 AM PDT by hal ogen (1st amendment or reeducation camp?)
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To: Kaslin
This is straight out of Atlas Shrugged....................
3 posted on 04/14/2011 6:53:55 AM PDT by Red Badger (Mitt Romney: The Harold Stassen of the 21st century........)
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To: hal ogen

He does indeed


4 posted on 04/14/2011 7:01:03 AM PDT by Kaslin (Acronym for OBAMA: One Big Ass Mistake America)
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To: Kaslin
Stupid gullible GOP. As soon as we get a Republican president you will see the democRATs in the Senate complaining that we must restore the senate confirmation process so that the Republican president cannot appoint anyone he/she wants. These republicans are such fools.
5 posted on 04/14/2011 7:03:19 AM PDT by Flavious_Maximus
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To: Red Badger

I wished Atlas Shrugged would be shown in my area. I have never read the book, I might have to get it from our library. The problem is, I don’t read as much as I used to when I was younger


6 posted on 04/14/2011 7:04:03 AM PDT by Kaslin (Acronym for OBAMA: One Big Ass Mistake America)
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To: Kaslin

There are ample grounds for IMPEACHMENT proceedings to begin immediately.

Why hasn’t this happened?

Rhetorical question.


7 posted on 04/14/2011 7:06:35 AM PDT by Howie66 (I can see November (2012) from my house.)
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To: Kaslin
Atlas Shrugged

For Conservatives, it's a book of prophecy. For Liberals, it's a 'How To' book..................

8 posted on 04/14/2011 7:06:59 AM PDT by Red Badger (Mitt Romney: The Harold Stassen of the 21st century........)
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To: hal ogen
nobama is intentionally trying to undermine Freedom.

"I am beneath you, but nothing is beneath me!"

9 posted on 04/14/2011 7:06:59 AM PDT by Disambiguator
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To: hal ogen
nobama is intentionally trying to undermine Freedom.

He did tell us what he was going to do, but not many actually listened:

“Starting today, we must…begin again the work of remaking America.” Inauguration Speech, 2009

Not "rebuild" but "remake".

10 posted on 04/14/2011 7:12:29 AM PDT by frog in a pot (Islamic and Communist totalitarians share the same goal - global domination via jihad.)
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To: Kaslin

Check the website. They are adding more theaters all the time.

It’s going to show at my local theater (which was added within the last couple of weeks) so I’m going to see it in the next few days.

http://www.atlasshruggedpart1.com/theaters


11 posted on 04/14/2011 7:12:36 AM PDT by Disambiguator
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To: Kaslin
http://floydreports.com/if-you-try-to-take-our-firearms-we-will-kill-you/
12 posted on 04/14/2011 7:14:44 AM PDT by ronnyquest (I spent 20 years in the Army fighting the enemies of freedom only to see fascism elected at home.)
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To: Kaslin

Why not just remove the need for the Senate and the House? What the hell, why do we need them anyway if he continues to ignore them?


13 posted on 04/14/2011 7:16:00 AM PDT by RC2
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To: Disambiguator
"I am beneath you, but nothing is beneath me!"

Off-thread ... I remember seeing The Incredibles with my kids, and wondering throughout where the heck the John Ratzenberger-voiced character was - since he's been in every Pixar movie (but one, I think). Then leaving the theater wondering if that was his voice for The Underminer.
14 posted on 04/14/2011 7:20:01 AM PDT by tanknetter
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To: Kaslin
Of course, Article II, Section 2 of the U.S. Constitution provides for the advice and consent of the Senate with respect to presidential appointments. This new bill would sharply curtail that provision, allowing the President to make high-level appointments to federal agencies without the consent of the governed.

Wouldn't that require an amendment?

Congress is letting themselves become irrelevant.

15 posted on 04/14/2011 7:21:20 AM PDT by Las Vegas Ron (The Tree of Liberty did not grow from an ACORN!)
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To: Disambiguator

Yeah I know, I subscribe to the list, but with the gas prices as they are, I am not driving 120 miles round trip


16 posted on 04/14/2011 7:23:10 AM PDT by Kaslin (Acronym for OBAMA: One Big Ass Mistake America)
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To: Kaslin

Republican leader - Scott Brown?


17 posted on 04/14/2011 7:26:31 AM PDT by ladyjane
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To: Kaslin
The two requirements for tyranny: Get control of health care and the guns, then you can do whatever you want. . .
18 posted on 04/14/2011 7:31:44 AM PDT by Art in Idaho (Conservatism is the only hope for Western Civilization.)
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To: Kaslin
The Obama administration is working with Senator Charles Schumer (D-NY) to pass S. 679, the “Presidential Appointment Efficiency and Streamlining Act,” which would sharply curtail the number of presidential appointees that must be confirmed by the Senate...

Sounds like we need a filibuster.

But once they pay off Scott Brown and the Olsen Twins in Maine, will it happen?

19 posted on 04/14/2011 7:42:41 AM PDT by SoFloFreeper
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To: hal ogen

And we’d all march on Washington with torches and pitchforks...except...uh...gasoline is $4/gal.
This isn’t the 1770’s when patriots went on campaigns in the wilderness, faced disease, hypothermia, ate their own shoes for the sake of liberty.
We will get what we pay for.


20 posted on 04/14/2011 7:43:46 AM PDT by 668 - Neighbor of the Beast (Public education is WELFARE.)
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