Skip to comments.HUMPTY DUMPTY OVER RECESS
Posted on 10/10/2012 9:19:51 PM PDT by neverdem
The president shall have power to fill up all vacancies that may happen during the recess of the Senate.
The Constitution, Article II, Section 2
When I use a word, Humpty Dumpty said in a rather scornful tone, it means just what I choose it to mean neither more nor less.
Lewis Carroll, Through the Looking Glass
WASHINGTON When on Jan. 20, 2009, Barack Obama swore to defend the Constitution, he did not mean all of it. He evidently believes that the provision quoted above merely expresses the Framers now anachronistic anxieties about abuses of executive power. (Jeffersons lengthy catalog of George IIIs abuses is called the Declaration of Independence.) So on Jan. 4, 2012, Obama simply ignored the Recess Clause.
He was in his We cant wait! for Congress and legality mode, as he was when he unilaterally rewrote laws pertaining to welfare, immigration and education. On Jan. 4, he used recess appointments to fill three seats on the National Labor Relations Board, even though the Senate said it was not in recess. Obamas cheeky Humpty Dumpty rejoinder was: I decide what recess means. Now a court must decide whether the Constitution means what it says.
In 2011, the Noel Canning company, which bottles soft drinks in Yakima, Wash., was negotiating a labor contract with Teamsters Local 760. The union says it and the company reached a verbal agreement. The company disagrees. An administrative law judge sided with the union. On Feb. 8, 2012, after Obamas disputed appointments, the NLRB upheld that decision and asked a federal court to enforce it. Noel Canning is asking the court to declare that the NLRBs intervention in the dispute was unlawful because the board lacked a quorum until Obama made the recess appointments, which were invalid because the...
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It's still not too late.
If the Scrotus weren't just empty sacks, and the Congrease slimy scam artists, they would have!
'When I use a word,' Humpty Dumpty said, in a rather scornful tone,
' it means just what I choose it to mean, neither more nor less.'
'The question is,' said Alice, 'whether you can make words mean so many different things.'
'The question is,' said Humpty Dumpty, 'which is to be master - that's all.'
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