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Lawless and He Knows It
Townhall.com ^ | June 18, 2012 | Bob Beauprez

Posted on 06/18/2012 5:32:35 AM PDT by Kaslin

Even he knows better, or at least he should. That man, Barack Obama. After all he claims to be a Constitutional Law professor. But, on Friday, the President blew it.

I understand that there are at least as many different ideas of how to fix the illegal immigration problem as there are Members of Congress. So, it comes as no surprise that the President also has some thoughts on the subject – particularly as the election draws near.

But, when I heard him announce his executive order which changes existing law, I bristled. The Constitution is very clear about separation of powers; the Congress makes laws, the executive branch administers them.

Obama knows it, too. In September 2011 in response to pressure to take this same action he said, "this notion that somehow I can just change the laws unilaterally in just not true…there are laws on the books that I have to enforce…we live in a democracy.  You have to pass bills through the legislature, and then I can sign it."   

Earlier in 2011, Obama said the same thing to La Raza; "The idea of doing things on my own is very tempting.  But that's not how our system works."  And, on Univision he said, "Congress passes the law.  The executive branch's job is to enforce and implement those laws.  And then the judiciary has to interpret the laws.  There are enough laws on the books by Congress that are very clear in terms of how we have to enforce our immigration system that for me to simply through executive order ignore those congressional mandates would not conform with my appropriate role as President." 

What changed since then?  Did I miss an Amendment to the Constitution?

No.  Barack Obama just trampled on it – again.  The great Charles Krauthammer summed it up best, "This is out-and-out lawlessness."  See the Fox News video below.  Full text of his comments is here.

 


TOPICS: Business/Economy; Constitution/Conservatism; Culture/Society; Politics/Elections
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1 posted on 06/18/2012 5:32:38 AM PDT by Kaslin
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To: Kaslin

5:36 am bookmark.


2 posted on 06/18/2012 5:35:20 AM PDT by Inyo-Mono (My greatest fear is that when I'm gone my wife will sell my guns for what I told her I paid for them)
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To: Kaslin

You ain’t seen nuthin’ yet! Just wait until after November (it doesn’t matter which way the election turns out).


3 posted on 06/18/2012 5:35:55 AM PDT by ClearCase_guy (On the subject of illegal immigrants: It's a case of Us against Them -- and Obama is one of Them.)
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To: Kaslin

“Lawless and He Knows It”

Charles Krauthammer summed it up best, “This is out-and-out lawlessness.”

Whenever I see “lawless” it always brings to mind this version of this passage regarding the Antichrist and his destruction/captivity at the Second Coming of Jesus Christ:

http://www.biblegateway.com/passage/?search=2%20Thessalonians%202:8%20&version=NASB

2 Thessalonians 2:8

New American Standard Bible (NASB)

8 Then that lawless one will be revealed
whom the Lord will slay with the breath of His mouth and
bring to an end by the appearance of His coming;


4 posted on 06/18/2012 5:41:53 AM PDT by F15Eagle (1 John 5:4-5, 4:15, 5:13; John 3:17-18, 6:69, 11:25, 14:6, 20:31; Rom10:8-11; 1 Tim 2:5; Titus 3:4-5)
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To: Kaslin

I wish Dr. Krauthammer had gone a bit further, to outline a remedy that the low IQ congress could then try and comprehend and use to do something about this out and out lawlessness.


5 posted on 06/18/2012 5:42:38 AM PDT by MHGinTN (Being deceived can be cured.)
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To: ClearCase_guy

Obumo knows exactly what he’s doing. He’s counting on his vaulted audacity to cow the sheeple. And charges of racism, and hints of racial unrest. Fear, anger, indignation, false charges, willing co-conspirators. The great divider will be very active between now and 1//20/13.


6 posted on 06/18/2012 5:45:10 AM PDT by bossmechanic (If all else fails, hit it with a hammer)
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To: Kaslin

the communists say it’s legal if “one at a time”...
http://www.nytimes.com/2012/06/18/us/politics/deportation-policy-change-came-after-protests.html?_r=1&pagewanted=all


7 posted on 06/18/2012 5:52:06 AM PDT by biggredd1
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To: biggredd1

Even more stunning than Obama’s power grab and his spitting on the constitution is that not one democrat has spoken out against this lawlessness. It’s all too obvious that they all put party above their country. The Democrt Party is a party completely void of principles.


8 posted on 06/18/2012 6:00:20 AM PDT by Russ (Repeal the 17th amendment)
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To: MHGinTN

There’s actually nothing Congress can do. Obama has foound a way to rule by instructing the Justice Dept to NOT enforce the laws of the land. The only recourse for the people and for Congress is to elect another President, one who WILL enforce the laws, uphold the Constitution and his oath of office. [His oath of office is what he has violated]


9 posted on 06/18/2012 6:00:35 AM PDT by ThirstyMan
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To: F15Eagle

Odumbo isn’t the Anti-Christ.

But if you checked his scalp, you might find a 665.....


10 posted on 06/18/2012 6:02:32 AM PDT by mom4melody
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To: Russ

you are so right, no commiecrat speaking out nor romney. It is unbelievable what is going on and hoping steve king lawsuit can stop the crap.


11 posted on 06/18/2012 6:03:56 AM PDT by biggredd1
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To: biggredd1

With the current anti-Rule-of-Law minions, at some point, you’ll know what you have to do. God help us all.


12 posted on 06/18/2012 6:08:14 AM PDT by hal ogen (First Amendment or Reeducation Camp?)
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To: Kaslin

First, I must say, I do not hold that Obama is the antichrist. I don’t think he fits the Biblical blueprint, at least from the little we know of him.

Nonetheless, I will note that as of 6/20/2012 (this Wednesday), he will have been in power for 3.5 years. I suppose if I’m wrong, I’ll know more then.


13 posted on 06/18/2012 6:08:56 AM PDT by keats5 (Not all of us are hypnotized.)
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To: Kaslin

“Sin is... being out of alignment with my values” -
Barack Hussein Obama, April 4, 2004

Do you expect someone of this worldview to respect any law other than his own?


14 posted on 06/18/2012 6:12:11 AM PDT by MrB (The difference between a Humanist and a Satanist - the latter knows whom he's working for)
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To: All

15 posted on 06/18/2012 6:13:40 AM PDT by Hotlanta Mike (Resurrect the House Committee on Un-American Activities (HUAC)...before there is no America!)
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To: ThirstyMan
There’s actually nothing Congress can do.

BS.

IMPEACH.

If he has qualms about whether a law is constitutional, he can issue a statement, suspend enforcement, and ask the Supreme Court to review the issue; if they say it's OK then he continues his job of executing that law even if he doesn't like it.
A gratuitous refusal by the chief executive to execute established law, just as a matter of buying votes, and doing so by favoring active criminal behavior and the severe consequences thereof upon an already staggering economy, demands immediate impeachment for a host of reasons.

16 posted on 06/18/2012 6:13:50 AM PDT by ctdonath2 ($1 meals: http://abuckaplate.blogspot.com)
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To: mom4melody

I didn’t say he was.

But the imagery coming from all sorts of things shows the world is ready.

The world is ready to divide Israel, the world is ready to worship a world politician, the world is ready to accepting anything that has a so-called “christianity” label stuck to it, regardless of what the Scripture says.

Besides, the Antichrist will not be revealed until those things are put in motion.


17 posted on 06/18/2012 6:15:00 AM PDT by F15Eagle (1 John 5:4-5, 4:15, 5:13; John 3:17-18, 6:69, 11:25, 14:6, 20:31; Rom10:8-11; 1 Tim 2:5; Titus 3:4-5)
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To: MrB

And Satan said to the woman “thou shalt surely not die!”.

It’s been no surprise this is his definition of “sin”.


18 posted on 06/18/2012 6:18:20 AM PDT by F15Eagle (1 John 5:4-5, 4:15, 5:13; John 3:17-18, 6:69, 11:25, 14:6, 20:31; Rom10:8-11; 1 Tim 2:5; Titus 3:4-5)
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To: ThirstyMan

A president can be impeached for violtaing his oath to OUR Constitution, but it requires a legislature who are not also violating their oaths, which we do not have, sadly.


19 posted on 06/18/2012 6:22:26 AM PDT by MHGinTN (Being deceived can be cured.)
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To: Kaslin

Secret Service tags Obama ‘Renegade’
http://www.freerepublic.com/focus/f-news/1853176/posts

Secret Service Gives Obamas Their Code Names [Renegade and Renaissance.........]
http://www.freerepublic.com/focus/f-news/2129584/posts

When he loses in a landslide this November will he voluntary give up his throne to Romney?


20 posted on 06/18/2012 6:23:09 AM PDT by Jack Hydrazine (It's the end of the world as we know it and I feel fine!)
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To: Kaslin

Secret Service tags Obama ‘Renegade’
http://www.freerepublic.com/focus/f-news/1853176/posts

Secret Service Gives Obamas Their Code Names [Renegade and Renaissance.........]
http://www.freerepublic.com/focus/f-news/2129584/posts

When he loses in a landslide this November will he voluntary give up his throne to Romney in January?


21 posted on 06/18/2012 6:23:29 AM PDT by Jack Hydrazine (It's the end of the world as we know it and I feel fine!)
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To: Jack Hydrazine

There’s a lot of funky coincidences with this guy. Like his car being called “The Beast”.

Well, since I don’t believe the Antichrist can be a U.S. President, I’m just putting them in the coincidence category.


Abbas was the first foreign leader he called from the WH after taking office - for a Pali state, dividing Israel.

http://www.freerepublic.com/focus/f-news/2169189/posts

http://tinyurl.com/86689ls

Illinois lottery hit 666 the exact same day CNN called him “president of the world”. Bizarre coincidences.

11/05/2008: CNN: Barack Obama is ‘President of the world’

http://edition.cnn.com/2008/POLITICS/11/05/international.press.reaction/

11/05/2008: Evening Pick 3 6-6-6

http://www.illinoislottery.com/en-us/winning-number-search-year.html


22 posted on 06/18/2012 6:27:42 AM PDT by F15Eagle (1 John 5:4-5, 4:15, 5:13; John 3:17-18, 6:69, 11:25, 14:6, 20:31; Rom10:8-11; 1 Tim 2:5; Titus 3:4-5)
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To: Russ

“not one democrat has spoken out against this lawlessness.”

I wonder what Byrd would have said? He was always waving his pocket Constitution around.


23 posted on 06/18/2012 6:29:47 AM PDT by Dr. Bogus Pachysandra ( Ya can't pick up a turd by the clean end!)
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To: F15Eagle

Do a search on “Satan the first humanist”.

You’ll be surprised (maybe). People outright declaring that their “Lord and savior” is Satan because of his appeal to the intellect and his “exposure” of God’s withholding of knowledge from humanity.


24 posted on 06/18/2012 6:31:48 AM PDT by MrB (The difference between a Humanist and a Satanist - the latter knows whom he's working for)
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25 posted on 06/18/2012 6:31:56 AM PDT by F15Eagle (1 John 5:4-5, 4:15, 5:13; John 3:17-18, 6:69, 11:25, 14:6, 20:31; Rom10:8-11; 1 Tim 2:5; Titus 3:4-5)
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To: F15Eagle
Don't rule anything out with this Joker!

26 posted on 06/18/2012 6:32:59 AM PDT by Jack Hydrazine (It's the end of the world as we know it and I feel fine!)
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To: F15Eagle

There’s a lot of funky coincidences with this guy. Like his car being called “The Beast”.

Well, since I don’t believe the Antichrist can be a U.S. President, I’m just putting them in the coincidence category.


There are no coincidences...

I agree that bammers is not the AC, but I have called him the “John the Baptist of the anti-christ” since he came on the scene.


27 posted on 06/18/2012 6:34:13 AM PDT by MrB (The difference between a Humanist and a Satanist - the latter knows whom he's working for)
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To: Kaslin
If “O” ever studied it the US Constitution, it was only in the process of memorizing arguments to circumvent it!
28 posted on 06/18/2012 6:35:36 AM PDT by SMARTY ("The man who has no inner-life is a slave to his surroundings. "Henri Frederic Amiel)
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To: Dr. Bogus Pachysandra

“I wonder what Byrd would have said? He was always waving his pocket Constitution around.”

Barbaric!
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=-V95eGgZbrU


29 posted on 06/18/2012 6:35:36 AM PDT by Jack Hydrazine (It's the end of the world as we know it and I feel fine!)
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To: MrB

Many will worship Satan and receive the Mark of the Beast Antichrist, via the False Prophet who has the world erect an image(s) to the Beast. And their souls are damned forever, without possibility of repentance and Salvation.

(I know, preaching to the choir, but for lurkers)

Revelation 13, 14, 20.

For lurkers, here are the Scripture links.

http://www.biblegateway.com/passage/?search=Revelation%2013,%2014,%2020&version=KJV


30 posted on 06/18/2012 6:36:22 AM PDT by F15Eagle (1 John 5:4-5, 4:15, 5:13; John 3:17-18, 6:69, 11:25, 14:6, 20:31; Rom10:8-11; 1 Tim 2:5; Titus 3:4-5)
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To: Kaslin

We have a two bit king and not a President.


31 posted on 06/18/2012 6:37:45 AM PDT by bmwcyle (Romney - not Obama - not a Conservative - not a real Christian)
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To: Jack Hydrazine

I heard that Bobby KKK BYrd kept the cover of the little book but the inside was his reminder list each day.


32 posted on 06/18/2012 6:48:59 AM PDT by MHGinTN (Being deceived can be cured.)
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To: Kaslin

Yeah? So waddayou gonna doabout it?


33 posted on 06/18/2012 7:05:32 AM PDT by pabianice
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To: Kaslin

Don’t you all get it? Obama does not care. No one has stopped his dictatorship up to this point, out of fear of being accused of RACISM.


34 posted on 06/18/2012 7:09:33 AM PDT by Twinkie (Isaiah 53)
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To: Kaslin

So what, it’s not like anybody is going to do anything about it. The RATs are beside themselves with the thought of millions of illegals voting for them. The PUBs whine and moan, then on to the next fundraiser.

AND WE THE PEOPLE ALLOW THIS TO CONTINUE. WELCOME TO USSA.


35 posted on 06/18/2012 7:23:40 AM PDT by NTHockey (Rules of engagement #1: Take no prisoners)
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To: MHGinTN

agreed


36 posted on 06/18/2012 7:35:01 AM PDT by ThirstyMan
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To: ctdonath2

sure, and that is the ONLY option! and the House may actually pass it.

but how many votes in the Senate do you think we have? We’d need a 2/3 majority.

now you understand why I said there is NOTHING we can do about it?


37 posted on 06/18/2012 7:40:31 AM PDT by ThirstyMan
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To: ThirstyMan

Ah, but given his dismal prospects for re-election, the Left might just take the opportunity and fast-track him out of office, then replace the name on the ballots with someone who is a known quantity with connections and a public history ... say, Hillary.


38 posted on 06/18/2012 8:11:55 AM PDT by ctdonath2 ($1 meals: http://abuckaplate.blogspot.com)
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To: ThirstyMan
There’s actually nothing Congress can do. Obama has foound a way to rule by instructing the Justice Dept to NOT enforce the laws of the land. The only recourse for the people and for Congress is to elect another President, one who WILL enforce the laws, uphold the Constitution and his oath of office. [His oath of office is what he has violated]

Wrong, there is plenty they can do. He has violated his oath of office by not upholding the laws of the land and is therefore subject to impeachment. Congress can do it, but they lack the fickin' guts to do so. At least one of them had the courage to file a lawsuit against Bozo for doing this illegal act.

39 posted on 06/18/2012 9:02:17 AM PDT by calex59
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To: calex59

This ‘rat is shameless. He violates his oath of office, contradicting himself, his own words, from just last year! He’s on tape saying that to do what he just did, i.e., grant amnesty by executive order, would not be proper and not how the Executive branch is supposed to function.

O is WAY out on a limb here. Maybe he gets a lock on the Hispanic vote, but he alienates the other 70% of Americans, those who value the rule of Law. And he further coarsens the already strained discourse between the two sides.

He’s hardly a uniter!


40 posted on 06/18/2012 10:05:03 AM PDT by ThirstyMan
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