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Obama: A domestic enemy of the U.S. Constitution
washingtontimes.com ^

Posted on 06/17/2012 9:01:21 PM PDT by tsowellfan

“Before he enter on the execution of his office, he shall take the following oath or affirmation — I do solemnly swear (or affirm) that I will faithfully execute the Office of President of the United States, and will to the best of my ability, preserve, protect and defend the Constitution of the United States.*

“* Unless, you know, 224 years from now, whoever happens to president simply decides he really doesn’t want to do that.”

- Article II, Section 1, Clause 8 of Barack Obama’s U.S. Constitution

The Founders set the course in a simple, concise, 35-word affirmation — the president’s top job is to “preserve, protect and defend” the Constitution. The chief executive does, of course, have other responsibilities, but his guardianship of the document they had just written was deemed by the Founders to be of such great import that they made him swear it — aloud, in front of witnesses.

In 1884, Congress, having no set oath of office, wrote its own: “I do solemnly swear (or affirm) that I will support and defend the Constitution of the United States against all enemies, foreign and domestic; that I will bear true faith and allegiance to the same …”

Little did they know then that 128 years later, America would face just that: a domestic threat to the U.S. Constitution.

From the very beginning, the president and his administration made clear they had no intention of enforcing laws they didn’t like...

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TOPICS: Editorial; News/Current Events
KEYWORDS: constitution; obama


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1 posted on 06/17/2012 9:01:33 PM PDT by tsowellfan
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To: tsowellfan

Yes. It is also true that George W.Bush didn’t enforce immigration laws he didn’t like.


2 posted on 06/17/2012 9:04:50 PM PDT by SatinDoll (NO FOREIGN NATIONALS AS OUR PRESIDENT)
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To: SatinDoll

” It is also true that George W.Bush didn’t enforce immigration laws he didn’t like.”

That’s a point that could be discussed. What is beyond discussion is that GW loves America whereas Obama despises America and everything she has ever stood for.


3 posted on 06/17/2012 9:12:24 PM PDT by Rembrandt (Part of the 52% who pay Federal taxes)
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To: tsowellfan

This son of a bitch needs to be impeached. Immediately.


4 posted on 06/17/2012 9:22:28 PM PDT by RightOnline (I am Andrew Breitbart!)
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To: SatinDoll

Who said we liked free-spending W, Frist and Hastert either?


5 posted on 06/17/2012 9:40:12 PM PDT by whitedog57
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To: RightOnline
This son of a bitch needs to be impeached.

As we've all seen, impeachment means nothing. BJ got impeached and...........*chirp*...*chirp*

6 posted on 06/17/2012 9:45:04 PM PDT by houeto (https://secure.freerepublic.com/donate/)
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To: tsowellfan

Obama had to take the oath twice. At least that’s the story. I have seen no proff he ever actually took the correct oath of office.


7 posted on 06/17/2012 10:08:37 PM PDT by BigCinBigD (...Was that okay?)
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To: BigCinBigD

Wouldn’t matter if he took it correctly or not. Islam allows its adherents to swear falsely if they do it to advance Islamic interests.


8 posted on 06/17/2012 10:10:01 PM PDT by Ronin (Dumb, dependent and Democrat is no way to go through life - Rep. L. Gohmert, Tex)
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To: tsowellfan

Yes, Obama is the greatest threat to the United States we have faced in our history. Where are those who swore an oath “to support and defend the Constitution of the United States against all enemies, both foreign and domestic”? [crickets chirping]


9 posted on 06/17/2012 11:03:56 PM PDT by MasterGunner01 (11)
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To: tsowellfan

Obama can now legally be captured and thrown in the brig by any Active Duty Military Officer. No doubt.


10 posted on 06/17/2012 11:05:49 PM PDT by TomasUSMC ( FIGHT LIKE WW2, FINISH LIKE WW2. FIGHT LIKE NAM, FINISH LIKE NAM)
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To: Ronin
So every politician in America is a mooselimb. That explains a lot!
11 posted on 06/17/2012 11:06:02 PM PDT by BigCinBigD (...Was that okay?)
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To: tsowellfan

We have crossed the rubicon with this latest illegal stunt.


12 posted on 06/17/2012 11:08:59 PM PDT by AmericanInTokyo (Must meditate on what Barack Obama/DNC wants YOU to do on Election Day. And then, do NOT do THAT!)
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To: tsowellfan
"Obama: A domestic enemy of the U.S. Constitution"

I have made the same statement on this forum for years. It's encouraging to see others finally agree, (as many others on FR agree).

13 posted on 06/17/2012 11:12:21 PM PDT by matthew fuller (Hussein Obama Dada is absolutely the most offensive President that the US has ever suffered.)
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To: tsowellfan

14 posted on 06/17/2012 11:20:24 PM PDT by goron (Revelation 13:18)
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To: Rembrandt

“”During an interview for Commanding Heights: The Battle for the World Economy” in 2001, after he was elected president, [Vicente] Fox said that he sought with the United States a “convergence of our two economies, convergence on the basic and fundamental variables of the economy, convergence on rates of interest, convergence on income of people, convergence on salaries.” He suggested this might take as long as 20 years to be realized, but the ultimate “convergence” he saw between the United States and Mexico would allow them to “erase that border, open up that border for [the] free flow of products, merchandises, [and] capital as well as people”. Fox cited the success he claimed countries like Ireland and Spain had in modernizing their economies and raising the standard of living for their citizens by joining what is now the European Union. Vicente Fox also proposed a plan to U.S. President George W. Bush and Canadian Prime Minister Jean Chrétien that he said would move the North American continent towards an economic union based on the example of the European Union. Fox’s proposal was rejected by President Bush, with Fox later alleging in his book Revolution of Hope that the White House wanted him to “stop raising hackles” by talking about a North American Union.”

“Later, amid a push for greater integration and concerns about the impact of heightened security on trade relations following the September 11 attacks, an effort was organized in 2003 by the Canadian Council of Chief Executives, U.S. Council on Foreign Relations, and the Mexican Council on Foreign Relations called the Independent Task Force on North America. Several weeks before a meeting of North American leaders on March 23, 2005 the Task Force issued a press release and a statement from the Task Force’s chairmen calling for deeper integration of NAFTA to form a North American Economic and Security Community by 2010.”

George W. Bush so loved the U.S.A., he kept our borders open, and sacrificed our sovereignty to the unification of North America./sarc

He didn’t want the borders closed, and there’s you’re G— d-—d reason!


15 posted on 06/17/2012 11:22:43 PM PDT by SatinDoll (NO FOREIGN NATIONALS AS OUR PRESIDENT)
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To: SatinDoll

Obama is using the discretionary power, the right to limit executive, as virtual nullification of the law. It has been done before. Jackson refused to enforce the Supreme Court’s judgement in the Cherokee case, but of course, that was to avoid conflict with the State of Georgia, which was hell-bent on driving the indians out of the state so whites could take their lands.


16 posted on 06/17/2012 11:34:37 PM PDT by RobbyS (Christus rex.)
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To: AmericanInTokyo

Figuratively we have:this is caesarism. This in conjunction with his efforts to prevent Arizona from acting.


17 posted on 06/17/2012 11:38:17 PM PDT by RobbyS (Christus rex.)
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To: RobbyS

You’re equating President Jackson with President Obama? I that correct?


18 posted on 06/17/2012 11:46:18 PM PDT by SatinDoll (NO FOREIGN NATIONALS AS OUR PRESIDENT)
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To: tsowellfan

The problem is deeper than Obama and his Administration, although they will and have become the more visible problem.

The deeper problem lies in the political machine which brought Obama into power as its lackey.

Bring that machine and its inner power to light and half of the real problems will be exposed.

The other half of the problem is for the American people to return to God by His provision instead ours independent of Him. Until the American people return to Him, even if evil is exposed, we will lack the fortitude to do the right thing at the right time and place, simply exasperating the problems.


19 posted on 06/18/2012 12:32:12 AM PDT by Cvengr (Adversity in life and death is inevitable. Thru faith in Christ, stress is optional.)
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To: RightOnline

He should be tried for treason but that would take guts. Something no one in the house or senate has.


20 posted on 06/18/2012 2:28:55 AM PDT by maddog55 (OBAMA: Why stupid people shouldn't vote.)
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To: SatinDoll
Yes. It is also true that George W.Bush didn’t enforce immigration laws he didn’t like.

Bush never ruled by fiat, either.

But thanks for playing.

21 posted on 06/18/2012 2:46:31 AM PDT by Wizdum (My job is to get you to shoot soda out your nose)
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To: SatinDoll
Equating Bush's actions to Obama's is exceedingly weak. Bush protected this country at the risk of his popularity.

Obama on the other hand has seized dictatorial powers to govern by decree so he can secure an addtional voting bloc.

22 posted on 06/18/2012 2:55:50 AM PDT by catfish1957 (My dream for hope and change is to see the punk POTUS in prison for treason)
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To: tsowellfan
The Founders set the course in a simple, concise, 35-word affirmation — the president’s top job is to “preserve, protect and defend” the Constitution.

Little did they know then that 128 years later, America would face just that: a domestic threat to the U.S. Constitution.

All it takes for .....

capt.photo_1245188299465-1-0 obama-rip-constitution

.....EVIL....

..... to triumph is for good men to do nothing.......!"

And that includes sitting out the upcoming elections in November....due to some self-righteous, indignation and the claim of standing of "Principles."

23 posted on 06/18/2012 2:56:58 AM PDT by Conservative Vermont Vet
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To: matthew fuller
I have made the same statement on this forum for years.

I called Obama the Antichrist here in 2008. I might me more of an intiutiative than I realized.

24 posted on 06/18/2012 2:59:05 AM PDT by catfish1957 (My dream for hope and change is to see the punk POTUS in prison for treason)
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To: tsowellfan

Obama the Undocumented Tyrant without a valid Birth
Certificate HATES Americans ... but he gave Congress
exemption from ObamaCARE/RomneyCARE with his Moslem
invades ... and greedy Congress LOVES HIM FOR IT.

The US Congress will REMAIN in their Childrens BROTHEL
(supplied by ACORN with children) obedient to the
Tyranty.


25 posted on 06/18/2012 3:09:30 AM PDT by Diogenesis ("Freedom is never more than one generation away from extinction. " Pres. Ronald Reagan)
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To: tsowellfan

Obama the Undocumented Tyrant without a valid Birth
Certificate HATES Americans ... but he gave Congress
exemption from ObamaCARE/RomneyCARE with his Moslem
invades ... and greedy Congress LOVES HIM FOR IT.

The US Congress will REMAIN in their Childrens BROTHEL
(supplied by ACORN with children) obedient to the
Tyrant.


26 posted on 06/18/2012 3:09:59 AM PDT by Diogenesis ("Freedom is never more than one generation away from extinction. " Pres. Ronald Reagan)
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To: Cvengr

Well the good news is that the upcoming “fortnight for freedom” is the starting point.


27 posted on 06/18/2012 3:12:07 AM PDT by Biggirl ("Jesus talked to us as individuals"-Jim Vicevich/Thanks JimV!)
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To: catfish1957
Obama on the other hand has seized dictatorial powers to govern by decree so he can secure an addtional voting bloc.
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Even the Washington Times has to mince their words when they describe Obama’s actions. They describe him with the softer term “King” Obama rather than the correct one, “Dictator” Obama. Americans who continue to deny reality will be the downfall of this Country.
28 posted on 06/18/2012 3:19:12 AM PDT by iontheball
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To: SatinDoll

The second reply spot on many freeper threads is taken with ‘they’re all the same’... Can you explain why that message is so important to you - considering this is a conservative web site? Just curious...


29 posted on 06/18/2012 4:11:07 AM PDT by GOPJ (The 'doting court eunuchs' of the MSM fail to notice...)
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To: SatinDoll

http://www.forbes.com/sites/peterferrara/2012/06/14/president-obama-the-biggest-government-spender-in-world-history/

President Obama: The Biggest Government Spender In World History


30 posted on 06/18/2012 4:16:41 AM PDT by GOPJ (The 'doting court eunuchs' of the MSM fail to notice...)
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To: TomasUSMC

“Obama can now legally be captured and thrown in the brig by any Active Duty Military Officer. No doubt.”

Logic strongly suggests that we should but not enough serious thought is being given to how we could.


31 posted on 06/18/2012 4:30:15 AM PDT by equaviator (Where there's soot there was smoke.)
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To: AmericanInTokyo

How many in Congress will join the lawsuit over this?


32 posted on 06/18/2012 5:03:06 AM PDT by YepYep (We've just GOT to love Jesus enough to LISTEN to Him, and Do what He Says))
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To: Cvengr
The problem is deeper than Obama

I believe you nailed it.

I refer to the people who selfishly value government care more than they value their children and grandchildren’s liberty the Obama enablers. The enablers are subject to a very rude and very painful awaking.

33 posted on 06/18/2012 5:31:56 AM PDT by MosesKnows (Love many, Trust few, and always paddle your own canoe)
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To: tsowellfan
“The Hispanic population in Florida, Virginia, Nevada, New Mexico and Colorado may well decide the November election”

This could backfire in these states, too. As these states already suffer from illegal immigration, increasing that suffering may send more people to the polls to vote AGAINST Obama.

34 posted on 06/18/2012 6:33:17 AM PDT by Mister Da (The mark of a wise man is not what he knows, but what he knows he doesn't know!)
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To: tsowellfan; RobbyS
By the Founders' formula, "the People's" written Constitution was the anchor of our liberties, binding government to the "People's" limitations on its power.

The so-called "living constitution" philosophy, in effect, undoes all the monumental work accomplished by the Founders on behalf of liberty and leaves the law afloat and without anchor, relying, as of old, on mere men and women.

From Page xv of "Our Ageless Constitution," allow me to include here excerpted words from President Andrew Jackson's Proclamation of December 10, 1832:

"We have received it [the Constitution] as the work of the assembled wisdom of the nation. We have trusted to it as to the sheet anchor of our safety in the stormy times of conflict with a foreign or domestic foe. We have looked to it with sacred awe as the palladium of our liberties, and with all the solemnities of religion have pledged to each other our lives and fortunes here and our hopes of happiness hereafter in its defense and support. Were we mistaken, my countrymen, in attaching this importance to the Constitution . . .? No. We were not mistaken. The letter of this great instrument is free from this radical fault. . . . No, we did not err! . . . The sages . . . have given us a practical and, as they hoped, a permanent* Constitutional compact. . . . The Constitution is still the object of our reverence, the bond of our Union, our defense in danger, the source of our prosperity in peace: it shall descend, as we have received it, uncorrupted by sophistical construction, to our posterity. . . ."

*Underlining added for emphasis

And, it was Thomas Jefferson who used another metaphor with reference to the Constitution when he indicated that "the People" must "bind them (their representatives in government) by the chains of the Constitution." In another instance, he declared: "It was intended to lace them up straitly within the enumerated powers. . . ."

"Until the people have, by some solemn and authoritative act, annulled or changed the established form, it is binding upon them collectively, as well as individually; and no presumption or even knowledge of their sentiments, can warrant their representatives [the executive, judiciary, or legislature]; in a departure from it prior to such an act." - Alexander Hamilton

In the first of the eighty-five "Federalist Papers," Alexander Hamilton emphasized that:

"... it seems to have been reserved to the people of this country, by their conduct and example, to decide the important question, whether societies of men are really capable or not of establishing good government from reflection or choice, or whether they are forever destined to depend for their political constitutions on accident and force."


35 posted on 06/18/2012 8:38:44 AM PDT by loveliberty2
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To: Mister Da
This could backfire in these states, too. As these states already suffer from illegal immigration, increasing that suffering may send more people to the polls to vote AGAINST Obama.

Very good point!

36 posted on 06/18/2012 10:32:40 AM PDT by tsowellfan (Should Obama recuse himself from making any decisions on immigration?)
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To: loveliberty2

Well, Gouverneur Morris
s use of “We the People of the United States,” was rather cheeky of him, as was pointed out at the time. But he was a superb rhetorian and greatly under appreciated then and now. Then it probably had to do with his Don Juan habits. Npw by simple ignorance. IAC, he should have said something more clunky” “We the peoples of the several States.” For we are not like the English, “A” people, but many peoples., united less by blood and a common culture, but the idea of ordered liberty. As a matter of fact, Morris pretty much says it all in his glorious preamble.


37 posted on 06/18/2012 4:06:08 PM PDT by RobbyS (Christus rex.)
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