Skip to comments.Another Obama Constitutional Grab in the Works
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 weve come to expect, when President Obama tramples on the Constitution its 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, hes 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 Obamas 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 cant see the forest for the trees. If they could, theyd 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 wont 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 administrations disdain for transparency, Im 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.
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.
He does indeed
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
There are ample grounds for IMPEACHMENT proceedings to begin immediately.
Why hasn’t this happened?
For Conservatives, it's a book of prophecy. For Liberals, it's a 'How To' book..................
"I am beneath you, but nothing is beneath me!"
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".
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.
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?
Wouldn't that require an amendment?
Congress is letting themselves become irrelevant.
Yeah I know, I subscribe to the list, but with the gas prices as they are, I am not driving 120 miles round trip
Republican leader - Scott Brown?
Sounds like we need a filibuster.
But once they pay off Scott Brown and the Olsen Twins in Maine, will it happen?
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.
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