Skip to comments.Should Obama violate the Constitution to protect it?
Posted on 01/26/2013 9:12:19 AM PST by lowbridge
Our government is guided by the U.S. Constitution, the vital document created over 200 years ago that includes founding ideals which protect civil liberties of Americans. With the help of appointed and elected government officials, the United States runs on a set of unchangeable principles and carefully added amendments.
Recently, the debt ceiling debate called into question the Constitution and how the presidents power is demarcated in the original text. The issue lies in whether or not President Obama should bypass Congress and make the executive decision to raise the spending limit.
It is not unprecedented to violate the Constitution deliberately, with good intention. In 1861, Abraham Lincoln used this path when he suspended habeas corpus in an effort to save the country during the civil war. In doing so, President Lincoln was successful in reuniting the government. On Saturday, host Melissa Harris-Perry and her panel discussed when it would be necessary for the Commander-in-Chief to trump the age-old document.
The president needs to get his best legal advice and move forward [without Congress] said Seton Hall University law professor Mark Alexander on Saturdays Melissa Harris-Perry, urging that valuable time is being wasted in Washington debating the debt ceiling issue.
Inside the fevered mind of the “progressive”. God protect us from these people.
” . . . that valuable time is being wasted in Washington . . .”
I think we have a different definition of “valuable”. Would that those clowns in DC were to waste the next four years, and leave the rest of us alone.
Sometimes you have to destroy the village to save it?
That is one of the worst titles of a thread I have ever seen.
Racist and stupid is no way to go through life.
And to think Americans used to chuckle at Pravda.
Not even the pretense of a free press. A state run media that would make any dictator proud.
Not surprised it’s come to this.
Major difference is Lincoln suspended Habeas Corpus, an Article I power, because Congress was not in session in April, 1861 and copperheads were burning down railroad bridges in Baltimore to keep Union troops from reaching Washington.
What’s Obama’s emergency?
So, I guess it’s official now. We’re at CWII. According to this author, Ogumbo is Lincoln reborn and must ignore the constitution in order to save the nation....or something...
Getting his full communists dictatorship in force with him as King.
Faiven Feshazion. Know this name. Find this man. He is a clear and present danger to America, and he is no less than a Domestic Enemy of the Constitution.
Faiven Feshazion turns out to be a woman.
The only thing nobama “should” do is resign immediately and turn him self into Leavenworth to find a solitary cell in which to spend the rest of his worthless existence.
That’s a great title...if you’re intention is to plant a whole new crop of propaganda. “Gee whiz. Daddy wants to follow the constitution very badly. But some in congress won’t let him so Daddy will have to fix the boo boo himself. This is what GOOD Daddy’s do.”
If Zero decides to violate the Constitution (some more) to try to subvert the 2nd Amendment, I predict that record numbers of citizens violate his edicts from the get-go instead of waiting for the courts to settle it. And if the courts choose wrong, I would guess that a large number of citizens will take it upon themselves to stop obeying a number of unconstitutional "laws". Perhaps this is the event horizon we need to regain some semblance of what the Founders set up.
Obama has already done enough things against the Constitution and against the law to be impeached.
F&F and Benghazi just to mention two things.