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Despotism in America Exclusive: Rick Santorum lists President Obama's constitutional violations
World Net Daily ^ | 1-20-13 | Rick Santorum

Posted on 01/20/2013 4:35:22 PM PST by ReformationFan

President Obama’s announcement last week on his plans to make sweeping changes to our nation’s gun laws by presidential executive order is yet another example of his continual disregard for the United States Constitution and the separation of powers it set forth to protect the American people from government by fiat.

Putting aside for a moment the misdirected emphasis on gun ownership, as opposed to mental illness and cultural glorification of violence to curb gun crime, President Obama’s actions represent another attempt to circumvent Congress – a Congress elected by the people but controlled by Republicans – to establish public policy that supports his liberal agenda.

As we all learn early on in grade-school civics class, one of the most important and distinguishing aspects of our government is the system of checks and balances. Our Founding Fathers created a system of divided government, where the power at the federal government is separated among three distinct branches: the legislative (Congress), the executive (the president) and the judiciary (the Supreme Court).

What makes America so great? Read Rick Santorum’s inspiring and patriotic book, “American Patriots: Answering the Call to Freedom,” now at the WND Superstore.

Yet time and time again, when President Obama has met resistance from Congress, the check on his powers in the executive branch, he has found ways to circumvent our system and impose his views and vision.

Some examples: •Two days after he took office, President Obama rescinded by executive order the “Mexico City policy,” which prevents foreign aid going to organizations that perform or promote abortions. No legislation passed, no debate, just an executive order. •In early 2011, the Obama administration stop enforcing the Defense of Marriage Act, or DOMA, a law duly passed by Congress and signed into law. Here President Obama has directed his Department

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TOPICS: Constitution/Conservatism; Editorial; News/Current Events; Politics/Elections
KEYWORDS: despotism; obama; ricksantorum; santorum

1 posted on 01/20/2013 4:35:34 PM PST by ReformationFan
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To: ReformationFan
Rick Santorum lists President Obama's constitutional violations

blah..blah..blah...

Ping me when he picks up a rifle...Otherwise, its just more Rick bloviating.

2 posted on 01/20/2013 4:40:55 PM PST by Michael Barnes (Obamaa+ Downgrade)
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To: ReformationFan

OK - I am just an ol’ country boy - but when does legal action of some kind commence?? What’s holding it up??


3 posted on 01/20/2013 4:43:20 PM PST by elpadre (AfganistaMr Obama said the goal was to "disrupt, dismantle and defeat al-hereQaeda" and its allies.)
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To: ReformationFan

I especially like what he’s been saying about using the power of the states because congress isn’t going to help us.


4 posted on 01/20/2013 4:46:28 PM PST by cripplecreek (REMEMBER THE RIVER RAISIN!)
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To: ReformationFan

Talk is cheap.


5 posted on 01/20/2013 4:50:21 PM PST by Utah Binger (Southern Utah where the world comes to see America)
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To: ReformationFan
Talk. Talk. Talk. Talk. Talk. Talk. Talk. Talk. Talk. Talk. Talk. Talk. Talk. Talk. Talk. Talk. Talk. Talk. Talk. Talk. Talk. Talk. Talk. Talk. Talk. Talk. Talk. Talk. Talk. Talk. Talk. Talk. Talk. Talk. Talk. Talk. Talk. Talk. Talk. Talk. Talk. Talk. Talk. Talk. Talk. Talk. Talk. Talk. Talk. Talk. Talk. Talk. Talk. Talk. Talk. Talk. Talk. Talk.

Meanwhile:


6 posted on 01/20/2013 4:56:39 PM PST by Diogenesis (Vi veri veniversum vivus vici)
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To: Utah Binger

Yeah, but this is better than what Santorum has done up to now. He came across as small, whiny and prissy and he never really engaged Obama, although like Romney, he was good at attacking other GOP candidates.

But maybe there’s really something there and maybe Santorum really will grow up and be a man. Sometimes it takes a crisis situation to make people open their eyes to reality, and maybe Santorum is opening his eyes right now.

Encourage people who wake up, don’t shoot them down.


8 posted on 01/20/2013 5:00:27 PM PST by livius
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To: livius
Encourage people who wake up, don’t shoot them down.

Ho Hum. We have no leaders yet that are awake. All are lightweight wannabe's with no leadership or courage to take on the job of challenging the idiots. Voter fraud? You betcha!

9 posted on 01/20/2013 5:15:18 PM PST by Utah Binger (Southern Utah where the world comes to see America)
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To: Michael Barnes

? Is there anyone else doing something besides talking? Why kick Rick’s ass?


10 posted on 01/20/2013 5:16:11 PM PST by skeeter
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To: livius

He is just so icky. He comes across as a pathetic opportunist. You could see the delirious excitement on his face at the short lived attention he got.

It seems as if his base would be in single digits. He also seems to be not that bright.


11 posted on 01/20/2013 6:12:49 PM PST by leaning conservative (snow coming, school cancelled, yayyyyyyyyy!!!!!!!!!!!)
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To: ReformationFan

Isn’t it unreasonable to expect an unconstitutional president to act in a constitutional manner?


12 posted on 01/20/2013 6:57:17 PM PST by lakecumberlandvet
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To: leaning conservative

I also thought Santorum was an opportunist and not very bright, but I would have voted for him if he had ever focused on defeating Obama. And he never did - it was all about defeating his GOP rivals, with only an occasional glance towards Obama. The same was true of Romney, who was fierce and aggressive with the other GOP candidates and an absolute kitty-cat when it came to Obama.

But better late than never, and if something has somehow managed to make Santorum realize that it’s about the country and not about him, that would be a good thing.


13 posted on 01/20/2013 7:28:45 PM PST by livius
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To: livius

“But better late than never, ..”

Actually Rick Santorum had an A+ rating from the NRA, and was responsible for allowing guns to be still Made in the USA. If it weren’t for Rick, we’d probably being buying guns made from foreign nations, like Red China.


14 posted on 01/20/2013 7:42:14 PM PST by Sun (Pray that God sends us good leaders. Please say a prayer now.)
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To: ReformationFan

Rick Santorum fought to keep gun companies in the U.S.A.! Santorum gets things done, because he is a figher!
Just ask the NRA CEO:

‘“He [Rick Santorum] was the most effective advocate of bringing it [legislation to protect gun companies from frivolous lawsuits] to the floor and getting a vote scheduled. He used his influence to get it to the floor. Without that, we would have lost every American gun company.”

– Wayne LaPierre, CEO – National Rifle Association, October 25, 2006’

excerpt http://www.ricksantorum.com/defending-2nd-amendment-rights


15 posted on 01/20/2013 7:46:38 PM PST by Sun (Pray that God sends us good leaders. Please say a prayer now.)
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To: ReformationFan

Santorum (Romney stalking horse) was nothing more than a means to keep Gingrich from challenging Romney for the nomination. Once Gingrich was down, Santorum was out. Santorum will be one of those perpetual candidates collecting contributions every four years and selling books while presenting himself as a candidate for one office or another. America is full of such politicians. Why people contribute to the clowns that will never cast a shadow on the second floor of the White House dumfounds me.


16 posted on 01/20/2013 8:27:11 PM PST by sefarkas (Why vote Democrat Lite?)
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To: Utah Binger
All are lightweight wannabe's with no leadership or courage to take on the job of challenging the idiots

Yes, and is that why the Bushbots yearn once again for Jebbie?

17 posted on 01/20/2013 9:06:41 PM PST by Theodore R. ("Hey, the American people must all be crazy out there!")
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To: sefarkas

Judging from things Gingrich recently said, I shed no tears for his not being the 2012 GOP presidential nominee. He sounds as bad as Romney.


18 posted on 01/20/2013 9:11:47 PM PST by ReformationFan
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To: Theodore R.
The same was true of Romney, who was fierce and aggressive with the other GOP candidates and an absolute kitty-cat when it came to Obama.

Ditto, John McPain. Even Nixon hesitated to go after HHH in 1968. Our little Republican primary voters do a terrible job picking candidates.

19 posted on 01/20/2013 9:12:15 PM PST by Theodore R. ("Hey, the American people must all be crazy out there!")
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To: ReformationFan

ping


20 posted on 01/20/2013 9:50:24 PM PST by rolling_stone
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To: ReformationFan
(Art.)
Yet time and time again, when President Obama has met resistance from Congress, the check on his powers in the executive branch, he has found ways to circumvent our system and impose his views and vision.

He's probably already at work on gun control, bribing RiNO members of the House -- the 84 who broke with their electorates to vote with RiNO Boehner for Barky's triumph on the "fiscal cliff".

21 posted on 01/20/2013 10:33:49 PM PST by lentulusgracchus
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To: Theodore R.
Even Nixon hesitated to go after HHH in 1968.

I remember that -- but actually, he was running (IMHO) against the Chicago rioters and that whole Hippie, New Left crowd. He made them the alternative to his own candidacy -- and considering that they put up McGovern and Carter, Nixon was right to do so. He recognized, apparently, what was happening to the Democratic Party as the radicals and neo-Stalinists began taking over and making it truly the party of Alger Hiss and the Rosenbergs.

22 posted on 01/20/2013 10:38:06 PM PST by lentulusgracchus
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To: leaning conservative
It seems as if his base would be in single digits. He also seems to be not that bright.

Having seen any of the GOP candidates mostly through the deliberately lying prism and funhouse mirrors of the LieStream Media, how can you be sure your picture of him is anything like accurate? Look what they said about Sarah Palin and George W. Bush.

Mark Halperin (TIME magazine chief political correspondent, institutional talking head, former Clinton Administration apparatchik, and spawn of Pentagon Papers traitor Morton Halperin) bragged to Charlie Rose and Gwen Ifill during the GOP convention that the "messages" the GOP wanted to send the People about their platform and candidate -- and Clint Eastwood's "Empty Chair" speech (which Halperin spat on as a "Bayonne dinner-club routine", which it wasn't at all) -- would never, ever reach the People, the Media would see to that. His Media cohorts would, Halperin said, spin, refract, and interpret the GOP message into incoherence .... there would be nothing left of it by the time it got to the People. He really said that -- he was frosted at Eastwood's good speech, and stung by it. So he dropped his guard to show his @ss, and incidentally tipped the Media's hand.

23 posted on 01/20/2013 11:31:23 PM PST by lentulusgracchus
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To: Michael Barnes
blah..blah..blah... Ping me when he picks up a rifle...Otherwise, its just more Rick bloviating.

Perhaps it might be better for you to set the example and pick up your rifle first. We have a lot of folks that "blah..blah...blah" whatever they hear and I fail to see how this method of "cheerleading" leads to anything but apathy.

24 posted on 01/21/2013 4:24:21 AM PST by trebb (Allies no longer trust us. Enemies no longer fear us.)
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To: lentulusgracchus

Thank you for the very polite reply w/ lots of meat to mull over.

I see Mark Halperin regularly on Morning Joe & I find him to be very arrogant. I pretty much find the entire panel to be arrogant w/ perpetual smirks. (Especially the guy who just wrote a book on Jefferson or Lincoln...........he used to be w/ a magazine........he always looks as if he smelled something bad.)

I am a Clint Eastwood fan, but frankly he seemed very off that night.It was a schtick that went on too long & verged into cringe inducing for me. He also looked very unkempt. It made me wonder if his wife takes care of him at all. I have even more respect for him after I read the Esquire profile on him a few months ago.

I think people who are suspicious of the media aren’t dummies & can’t have the wool pulled over their eyes that easily.

The older I get the more Libertarian I become & Santorum would NEVER get my vote. He is a fringe candidate and should never see the light of day as anything else. That’s just my 2 cent opinion!


25 posted on 01/21/2013 6:17:47 AM PST by leaning conservative (snow coming, school cancelled, yayyyyyyyyy!!!!!!!!!!!)
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To: leaning conservative
I see Mark Halperin regularly on Morning Joe & I find him to be very arrogant. I pretty much find the entire panel to be arrogant w/ perpetual smirks.

I once saw a speech by former Energy Secretary James Schlesinger. It was at a geological convention in Austin in 1985. Schlesinger was there to talk about the post-peak, pre-bust oil market, when oil was still selling for around $25/bbl (it had peaked in 1981 around $39) and would start its slide over Christmas Week that year when Mobil mugged Statoil (the Norwegian national oil company) to break the price -- and the price wound up sliding all the way to $9 and over a million jobs lost. (The big integrated oils wanted the break -- they laid off their E&P "upstream" staffs en masse and made a ton of money on the downstream end, selling high-priced gasoline and other fuels refined from low-cost feedstocks. Shell, Texaco, Mobil -- all of them made a mint and shed thousands of employees.)

So Schlesinger came to signify and prophesy to us, and we discovered very quickly that he was overbearing, extremely rude to people who were trying to help him, declamatory, vain, and generally a USDA Grade A Prime PITA. I decided then and there that DC could never benefit from anything so much as a neutron bomb.

I've never heard anything since thing to cause me to change my opinion; in fact, things only got worse, the more I heard about what typical Washington political denizens are like.

I am a Clint Eastwood fan, but frankly he seemed very off that night.It was a schtick that went on too long & verged into cringe inducing for me.

I think if you saw it again and realized that he was trying to reach that vast lower-middle-class and upper-lower-class of people who've heard nothing but praise for Obama for six years now, you might judge him a little more kindly. I thought it was a good effort and that he connected on many points with his criticisms, which were not delivered as a big philippic or jeremiad like you'd get from Pat Buchanan or Garner Ted Armstrong back in the day. Instead, he was gentle, used a lot of humor, and if Halperin sneered at his talk as a "Bayonne supper club routine", that was because Clint was, precisely, talking to people in Bayonne and Shaker Heights and Romulus.

26 posted on 01/21/2013 5:10:08 PM PST by lentulusgracchus
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