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Strassel: Obama's Imperial Presidency
Wall Street Journal ^ | July 5, 2012 | KIMBERLEY A. STRASSEL

Posted on 07/07/2012 1:02:49 PM PDT by Innovative

When Congress won't do what he wants, he ignores it and acts anyway.

The ObamaCare litigation is history, with the president's takeover of the health sector deemed constitutional. Now we can focus on the rest of the Obama imperial presidency.

when Mr. Obama wants a new program and Congress won't give it to him, he creates it regardless. Congress, including Democrats, wouldn't pass his cap-and-trade legislation. His Environmental Protection Agency is now instituting it via a broad reading of the Clean Air Act.

This president's imperial pretensions extend into the brute force the executive branch has exercised over the private sector.

Mr. Obama came to office promising to deliver a new kind of politics. He did—his own, unilateral governance.

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TOPICS: Editorial; Government; News/Current Events; Politics/Elections
KEYWORDS: elections; imperial; obama; obamacare
There is a long list in the article -- suggest bookmarking and sending to friends.
1 posted on 07/07/2012 1:02:58 PM PDT by Innovative
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2 posted on 07/07/2012 1:04:17 PM PDT by Innovative (None are so blind that will not see.)
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Democrat Obama’s record:Let in 4 million foreign immigrants.
Zero jobs created.5 trillion $ added in debt on every one of us.
Gave amnesty to illegals by decree against the will of Congress.
Sent our jobs, technology and factories to China.
With Obama care took away our freedom to choose doctors and added 13,000 pages of new government regulations to further burden businesses and to take away our freedom.
And yes rank and file democrats actually believe that the people who run the dept of motor vehicles are better suited to give us the cutting edge technologies and treatments to save our lives. democrats love being slaves.
Obama has done a million more Crimes against America and freedom that I don't have room to post there.

Heard this monologue on Hannity form a Guest woman host. It was imo the most Amazing monologue I've heard:
http://www.hannity.com/videos/?uri=channels/400391/1681628

3 posted on 07/07/2012 1:09:36 PM PDT by rurgan (Sunset all laws at 4 years.China is destroying U.S. ability to manufacture,makes everything)
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To: Innovative

His Feculence, Emperor 0bamanus Caligula.....


4 posted on 07/07/2012 1:21:04 PM PDT by sheik yerbouty ( Make America and the world a jihad free zone!)
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5 posted on 07/07/2012 1:37:46 PM PDT by Travis McGee (www.EnemiesForeignAndDomestic.com)
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To: rurgan

That was an astoundly good monologue!


6 posted on 07/07/2012 1:42:32 PM PDT by sheik yerbouty ( Make America and the world a jihad free zone!)
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To: Innovative

King Zer0's check off list:

X He has refused his Assent to Laws, the most wholesome and necessary for the public good.

X He has forbidden his Governors to pass Laws of immediate and pressing importance, unless suspended in their operation till his Assent should be obtained; and when so suspended, he has utterly neglected to attend to them.

He has refused to pass other Laws for the accommodation of large districts of people, unless those people would relinquish the right of Representation in the Legislature, a right inestimable to them and formidable to tyrants only.

He has called together legislative bodies at places unusual, uncomfortable, and distant from the depository of their public Records, for the sole purpose of fatiguing them into compliance with his measures.

He has dissolved Representative Houses repeatedly, for opposing with manly firmness his invasions on the rights of the people.

He has refused for a long time, after such dissolutions, to cause others to be elected; whereby the Legislative powers, incapable of Annihilation, have returned to the People at large for their exercise; the State remaining in the mean time exposed to all the dangers of invasion from without, and convulsions within.

He has endeavoured to prevent the population of these States; for that purpose obstructing the Laws for Naturalization of Foreigners; refusing to pass others to encourage their migrations hither, and raising the conditions of new Appropriations of Lands.

X He has obstructed the Administration of Justice, by refusing his Assent to Laws for establishing Judiciary powers.

X He has made Judges dependent on his Will alone, for the tenure of their offices, and the amount and payment of their salaries.

X He has erected a multitude of New Offices, and sent hither swarms of Officers to harass our people, and eat out their substance.

X He has kept among us, in times of peace, Standing Armies without the Consent of our legislatures. He has affected to render the Military independent of and superior to the Civil power.

X He has combined with others to subject us to a jurisdiction foreign to our constitution, and unacknowledged by our laws; giving his Assent to their Acts of pretended Legislation:

For Quartering large bodies of armed troops among us: For protecting them, by a mock Trial, from punishment for any Murders which they should commit on the Inhabitants of these States:

For cutting off our Trade with all parts of the world:

X For imposing Taxes on us without our Consent:

XFor depriving us in many cases, of the benefits of Trial by Jury:

For transporting us beyond Seas to be tried for pretended offences

For abolishing the free System of English Laws in a neighbouring Province, establishing therein an Arbitrary government, and enlarging its Boundaries so as to render it at once an example and fit instrument for introducing the same absolute rule into these Colonies:

X For taking away our Charters, abolishing our most valuable Laws, and altering fundamentally the Forms of our Governments:

X For suspending our own Legislatures, and declaring themselves invested with power to legislate for us in all cases whatsoever.

X He has abdicated Government here, by declaring us out of his Protection and waging War against us.

He has plundered our seas, ravaged our Coasts, burnt our towns, and destroyed the lives of our people.

X He is at this time transporting large Armies of foreign Mercenaries to compleat the works of death, desolation and tyranny, already begun with circumstances of Cruelty & perfidy scarcely paralleled in the most barbarous ages, and totally unworthy the Head of a civilized nation.

X He has constrained our fellow Citizens taken Captive on the high Seas to bear Arms against their Country, to become the executioners of their friends and Brethren, or to fall themselves by their Hands.

X He has excited domestic insurrections amongst us, and has endeavoured to bring on the inhabitants of our frontiers, the merciless Indian Savages, whose known rule of warfare, is an undistinguished destruction of all ages, sexes and conditions.

7 posted on 07/07/2012 1:53:06 PM PDT by jonrick46 (Countdown to 11-06-2012)
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To: sheik yerbouty
"That was an astoundly good monologue!"

Yes it was. Did you hear it on the Hannity show of from the link I posted?

That monologue made my day! All freepers have to hear it.

http://www.hannity.com/videos/?uri=channels/400391/1681628

Rose should do her own show. Poor Quin is just holding her back!

8 posted on 07/07/2012 1:57:53 PM PDT by rurgan (Sunset all laws at 4 years.China is destroying U.S. ability to manufacture,makes everything)
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To: sheik yerbouty
"That was an astoundly good monologue!"

Yes it was. Did you hear it on the Hannity show or from the link I posted?

That monologue made my day! All freepers have to hear it.

http://www.hannity.com/videos/?uri=channels/400391/1681628

Rose should do her own show. Poor Quin is just holding her back!

9 posted on 07/07/2012 1:58:46 PM PDT by rurgan (Sunset all laws at 4 years.China is destroying U.S. ability to manufacture,makes everything)
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To: rurgan

I got it off the link and have since passed it around!


10 posted on 07/07/2012 4:54:54 PM PDT by sheik yerbouty ( Make America and the world a jihad free zone!)
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To: Innovative
Obama’s dictator style rule is one of the main reasons the economy is bad. no confidence in stability that allows people to spend money.
11 posted on 07/07/2012 5:50:37 PM PDT by jyro (French-like Democrats wave the white flag of surrender while we are winning)
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