Skip to comments.All Hail Emperor Obama
Posted on 06/19/2012 5:29:55 AM PDT by Kaslin
"This notion I can somehow just change the laws unilaterally is just not true. We are doing everything we can administratively, but fact of the matter is there are laws on the books that I have to enforce. And I think there's been great disservice done to the cause of getting the DREAM Act passed and getting comprehensive immigration passed by perpetrating the notion that somehow, by myself, I can go and do these things. It's just not true." -- Barack Obama, September 2011
President Obama is no longer president in the constitutional sense. He appears to have elevated himself to the role of emperor, deciding unilaterally what should be the law and what should not, bypassing Congress and placing himself in the role of Julius Caesar.
First it was the revelation that he has a "hit list" from which he alone decides who lives and who dies by drone strikes in Pakistan and Yemen.
With last Friday's announcement that he intends to effectively grant amnesty to a category of illegal aliens, according to criteria he has set -- their age, a spotless criminal record, a minimum level of education, and/or military service -- the president has technically, possibly deliberately and it can be argued illegally, violated his oath of office in which he swore to "preserve, protect and defend the Constitution of the United States" so help him God. Whose help does the president seek when he acts as if he is God?
The Constitution empowers Congress, not the president, to make laws, but President Obama has bypassed that body to become a Congress of one and a law unto himself.
The president has announced his administration won't enforce a law passed by Congress and signed by President Clinton -- the Defense of Marriage Act (DOMA) -- because he believes it is unconstitutional. But he will craft his own immigration policy -- given that the Dream Act is still in limbo -- by immediately halting the deportation of and giving work permits to illegal immigrants brought to the United States as children. So not only is he president; Emperor Obama has usurped the power of Congress and the Supreme Court.
In an age of political pandering, this crass appeal for Hispanic votes has to rank near the top of anyone's list. While the Washington Post fixates on the 40th anniversary of the Watergate break-in and recalls Richard Nixon's disdain for the Constitution, there is silence about this president's similar disregard for that document's constraints on executive power.
Official unemployment for American citizens remains above 8 percent. Now, 800,000 noncitizens can work legally, in some cases for lower wages, thus robbing some citizens of what should be their priority place in the job line. Will those newly enfranchised noncitizens who can't find work get food stamps and welfare checks drawn on borrowed money from China? You know they will. That is part of the president's vote-buying contract.
The Obama re-election team apparently has calculated that every vote lost by an angry unemployed American citizen will be made up for with votes from Hispanics and result in a net plus for the president. That is a dangerous gamble, especially since it assumes Hispanics who are legal citizens, or legal residents, will applaud those who violated laws they had to obey when they came to America.
If a Republican president behaved in such a cavalier manner toward Congress and the Constitution he would be impeached. Again, consider Nixon and Watergate.
The president's appeal, he maintains, is about "fairness" and other notions that have nothing to do with the law. There is a constitutional and legal way to regulate people who are "undocumented." It is through Congress, which made the laws illegals have violated. The decree of a president who unilaterally and unconstitutionally decides which laws he will uphold, in the case of DOMA, and which laws he will create, in the case of illegal aliens, in order to cynically pander for Hispanic votes, is how dictators rule.
Buying illegal votes with MY money and MY kids’ job prospects.
All the red states should refuse to enforce any of his unconstitutional fiats and let the Executive sue them.
He never was and never will be. He is NOT a natural born citizen.
Yes I am a birhter.
Yes I am probably racist, however the color or non color of his skin has nothing to do with my hatred of his sorry ass.
I like your tagline. Comports with mine......
The reason I didn’t vote for that arrogant pos was not because he is black. I did not vote for him because he is a liberal and I refuse to vote for anyone in the Rat party. Besides I I realized what he was the first time I heard him talk ad his voice was also a big turnoff for me
The woman caller was crying regarding all the grief zer0 is receiving for zer0's policies and actions. She (the woman) was so upset and could hardly contain her emotional outbursts. She (the caller) said Americans need to leave zer0 alone and not be so hard on him. She went on to say zer0 was doing everything he is doing because he (zer0) has been told by God to do these things. She said zer0 is her hero and should be reelected because he is doing for America what has to be done.
Needless to say, was sitting listening and watching the TV and thought; It is sad when people (like this lady) are so confused, that they call a political program to announce their ignorance. The new montra must be: God told zer0 to do it. Shook my head in disdain and turned off the TV.
In a recent column, Dick Morris urges Romney to pick Rubio for VP to offset Emperor Obamas kiddie amnesty panderploy. (I think I just coined a new word!)
While Morris makes an interesting purely POLITICAL point, he conveniently OVERLOOKS the CONSTITUTIONAL question about Rubio’s eligibility.
Though Rubio has waffled on a few issues lately, I respect his general conservatism, which almost certainly flows from his parents having fled the nightmare of Castro’s Marxist island prison.
But therein lies the problem: Rubio’s PARENTS do not meet the necessary requirement of “natural born” for which Obama is today being challenged in a Florida court. In fact, Larry Klayman, attorney for the DEMOCRAT plaintiff in that case, made a glancing reference to the ineligibility of both Rubio and Bobby Jindal in his presentation to Judge Lewis on 6/18.
Look folks, either we HAVE a Constitution or we DO NOT. If Rubio, the son of parents who fled one form of ONE MAN TYRANNY, offers for or is tapped for VP, will he not be furthering the accelerating destruction of the very document the Founders left us to prevent our becoming a nation of men as opposed to a nation of LAWS, the Constitution being the primary exemplar?
And if the Hispanics here legally and otherwise help Obama to a second term on the basis that the rule of law and the Constitution are not important, they have only to look to Cuba to see where THAT will lead. They will have helped turn here into there and will no longer have a here to which to flee the tyranny.
Since its becoming increasingly clear that most of the morons on Capitol Hill dont give a damn about any of these details, it appears its once again as ALWAYS — up to we the people.
In case you havent noticed, were in the process of CHOOSING SIDES in America.
Which side are YOU on??
Maybe becoming the Antichrist is a growing process.
Just pick Susan Martinez and end the folly.
The name alone will pick off more hispanic votes than Rubio ever could.
I agree. He sounds and acts just exactly like the arrogant, narcissistic assh**e he is.
There it is again!
I wonder if the caller was my sister. But I am not sure she believes in God, so unlikely she would attribute 0bama’s actions to his communications from God.
The “O” administration IS tyrannical and in the worst and most insidious way.
Each executive and procedural transgression (and there are MANY) is ill-defined and WHEN defined, illegitimate by even the least rigorous standard. This is by now, so routine that Americans are justifiably frightened.
“At its most advanced stage, domination functions as administration This is the pure form of domination.”
Obama has truly opened pandora’s box. I guess repubs need to elect a person that will abolish the NEA, the EPA and all unions. The libs will love that!
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