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The Lawless President
American Spectator ^ | 0710/2013 | Peter Ferrara

Posted on 07/10/2013 8:20:09 AM PDT by safetysign

It’s not so much that he thinks he’s above the law as that he thinks he is the law.

The duties of the President of the United States are spelled out in Article II, Section 3 of the Constitution, which states, inter alia, that the President “shall take Care that the laws be faithfully executed.” As Stanford Law Professor and former federal judge Michael McConnell explained in yesterday’s Wall Street Journal, “This is a duty, not a discretionary power. While the president does have substantial discretion about how to enforce a law, he has no discretion about whether to do so.”

Section 1513(d) of the Unaffordable Care Act (aka “Obamacare”) states unequivocally, “The amendments made by this section shall apply to months beginning after December 31, 2013.” In other words, the provisions of Obamacare become fully effective in 2014, as a matter of duly enacted federal law.

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TOPICS: Constitution/Conservatism; Crime/Corruption; Government; News/Current Events
KEYWORDS: bho44; constitution; corruptdems; ferrara; laws; obama; obamaconstitution; obamalawless; tas
Obama is not a King.
1 posted on 07/10/2013 8:20:09 AM PDT by safetysign
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To: safetysign

Why is nobody taking on the president on this issue of delaying the employer mandate of Obamacare?

The start date is written into the law. Yet the MSM dutifully reports that the start will be delayed, and there is no follow up on any of this. The president does not have the authority to do this, yet apparently he will be allowed to get away with it.


2 posted on 07/10/2013 8:23:04 AM PDT by Dilbert San Diego
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To: Dilbert San Diego

If he were to be challenged in court (which would be the only remedy), the challenge and subsequent appeals would take more than a year to resolve and by then the delay will have expired.


3 posted on 07/10/2013 8:26:16 AM PDT by Old Retired Army Guy
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To: safetysign

Quick, let’s call the DoJ and the AG.


4 posted on 07/10/2013 8:28:26 AM PDT by jamaksin
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To: safetysign

>”Obama is not a King”<

Has anyone told him yet?


5 posted on 07/10/2013 8:30:53 AM PDT by Kickass Conservative (They can follow the Communist, I'll follow the Constitution...)
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To: Old Retired Army Guy

Well, if a court challenge is unrealistic, at least the media should report that this is an illegal move on the part of the president. It might not change anything but it would bring to light that the president is ignoring his own signature achievement.

I would love to see the president be asked about this at a press conference. The reporter asking the question better have their taxes in order, as they will face an IRS audit.

Comedians such as Jon Stewart would also roundly ridicule any Republican president who did this. Of course, Jon Stewart and Letterman and all the rest will be silent about their hero Obama doing anything illegal.


6 posted on 07/10/2013 8:30:59 AM PDT by Dilbert San Diego
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To: safetysign

Another impeachable offense.

Why isn’t someone doing something to stop him.

Well-—He owns the Media, The Congress and even the Supreme Court.

Barbara Waters said he had info on everyone and he surely used it on Roberts. The other are frightened.


7 posted on 07/10/2013 8:31:56 AM PDT by Venturer
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To: safetysign
The only reason Obama acts in the lawless manner is because the corrupt MSM allows him to do so. Think back a few short years ago when every single day during his presidency the MSM blasted yet another shrill headline regarding what Bush did or did not do - every day. Now? The corrupt MSM sit by, intentionally mute and therefore willing co-conspirators.

The Republicans are weak and spineless and allow themselves to be bullied by the corrupt MSM.

8 posted on 07/10/2013 8:32:49 AM PDT by Obadiah (Inside of every Liberal beats the heart of a fascist yearning to reveal their true nature.)
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To: safetysign

At his inauguration, Obama recited the Oath of office: “I do solemnly swear that I will faithfully execute the Office of President of the United States, and will to the best of my Ability, preserve, protect and defend the Constitution of the United States.”

He must have mumbled an addendum under his breath:
“Unless doing so will hurt me or my party politically.”


9 posted on 07/10/2013 8:33:03 AM PDT by TruthShallSetYouFree (July 4, 1776: Declaration of Independence. Nov 6, 2012: Declaration of Dependence. R.I.P. America.)
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To: safetysign

If we had a Republican leadership with any balls Obama would be brought up on articles of impeachment for dereliction of duty.


10 posted on 07/10/2013 8:35:06 AM PDT by Blood of Tyrants (Inside every liberal and WOD defender is a totalitarian screaming to get out.)
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To: Old Retired Army Guy

Not if the injunction stated that the president must implement the law as written.


11 posted on 07/10/2013 8:36:35 AM PDT by Blood of Tyrants (Inside every liberal and WOD defender is a totalitarian screaming to get out.)
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To: Dilbert San Diego
Why is nobody taking on the president on this issue of delaying the employer mandate of Obamacare?

The start date is written into the law. Yet the MSM dutifully reports that the start will be delayed, and there is no follow up on any of this. The president does not have the authority to do this, yet apparently he will be allowed to get away with it.

I think the answer -- sad as it may be -- is that (1) those large employers (i.e., those with 50 or more employees) who stand to benefit from this "delay" don't want to rock the boat; while, on the other hand, (2) Obamacare supporters have no interest in calling in the artillery on the their own position by objecting and thus highlighting what a fiasco the PPACA is turning out to be.

Strange bedfellows.

12 posted on 07/10/2013 8:36:55 AM PDT by DSH
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To: safetysign

"L'etat, c'est moi."


13 posted on 07/10/2013 8:37:37 AM PDT by Travis McGee (www.EnemiesForeignAndDomestic.com)
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To: safetysign
When you have a Department of Justice whose head is perhaps equal to or worse than Obama’s obvious flouting of established law,

when you have an FBI surveilling its own citizens as terrorists instead of bugging him and proving he wasn't born here,

when you have an NSA that collects EVERY dirty little secret on the planet for him,

when you have an IRS that is his Number One CAPO in revenge on his enemies,

when you have PP, NAACP, ACLU, Supreme Court, nearly every black in this country - seems like Hispanics also,

when you have all this, how can one NOT call him a king?

14 posted on 07/10/2013 8:38:12 AM PDT by Gaffer
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To: Dilbert San Diego

15 posted on 07/10/2013 8:38:13 AM PDT by Travis McGee (www.EnemiesForeignAndDomestic.com)
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To: Gaffer

16 posted on 07/10/2013 8:38:41 AM PDT by Travis McGee (www.EnemiesForeignAndDomestic.com)
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To: safetysign

While our Congress fiddles, America continues to burn.


17 posted on 07/10/2013 8:39:20 AM PDT by EagleUSA
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To: safetysign

Bob: “Did you hear about the Obama administration scandal?”
Jim: “You mean the Mexican gun running?”
Bob: “No, the other one.”
Jim: “You mean SEAL Team 6 Extortion 17?”
Bob: “No, the other one.”
Jim: “You mean the State Dept. lying about Benghazi ?”
Bob: “No, the other one.”
Jim: “You mean the voter fraud?”
Bob: “No, the other one.”
Jim: “You mean the military not getting their votes counted?”
Bob: “No, the other one.”
Jim: “You mean the president demoralizing and breaking down the military?”
Bob: “No, the other one.”
Jim: “You mean the Boston Bombing?”
Bob: “No, the other one.”
Jim: “The NSA monitoring our phone calls, emails and everything else?”
Bob: “No, the other one.”
Jim: “You mean the president wanting to kill Americans with drones in our own country without the benefit of the law?”
Bob: “No, the other one.”
Jim: “Giving 123 Technologies $300 Million and right after it declared bankruptcy it was sold to the Chinese?”
Bob: “No, the other one.”
Jim: “You mean the president arming the Muslim Brotherhood?”
Bob: “No, the other one.”
Jim: “The IRS targeting conservatives?”
Bob: “No, the other one.”
Jim: “The DOJ spying on the press?”
Bob: “No, the other one.”
Jim: “Sebelius shaking down health insurance executives?”
Bob: “No, the other one.”
Jim: “Giving SOLYNDRA $500 MILLION DOLLARS and right after they declared bankruptcy 3 months later the Chinese bought it?”
Bob: “No, the other one.”
Jim: “The NSA monitoring our phone calls, emails and everything else?”
Bob: “No, the other one.”
Jim: “The president’s ordering the release of nearly 10,000 illegal immigrants from jails and prisons and falsely blaming the sequester?”
Bob: “No, the other one.”
Jim: “The president’s threat to impose gun control by Executive Order in order to bypass Congress?”
Bob: “No, the other one.”
Jim: “The president’s repeated violation of the law requiring him to submit a budget no later than the first Monday in February?”
Bob: “No, the other one.”
Jim: “The 2012 vote where 115% of all registered voters in some counties voted 100% for Obama?”
Bob: “No, the other one.
“Jim: “The president’s unconstitutional recess appointments in an attempt to circumvent the Senate’s advise-and-consent role?”
Bob: “No, the other one.”
Jim: “The State Department interfering with an Inspector General investigation on departmental sexual misconduct?”
Bob: “No, the other one.”
Jim: “HHS employees being given insider information on Medicare Advantage?”
Bob: “No, the other one.”
Jim: “Clinton, the IRS, Clapper and Holder all lying to Congress?”
Bob: “No, the other one.”
Jim: “I give up! ... Oh wait, I think I got it! You mean that 65 million low-information voters stuck us again with the most corrupt administration in American history?”
Bob: “THAT’S THE ONE!”


18 posted on 07/10/2013 8:39:26 AM PDT by laplata (Liberals don't get it. Their minds have been stolen.)
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To: safetysign
Major demand to impeach Obama

Excerpt.......
“I want Obama to go through the process because he has it coming. In totalitarian states, after all, the people have no other recourse except to take to the streets and spill blood. But we have available the process of impeachment, and Obama should be forced to defend his contemptible lies and actions,” he wrote. “If for no other reason than his unbearable arrogance, the schmuck should have to pay a penalty. For instance, when a White House reporter asked him to justify spying on the Associated Press, Obama said, ‘I’ve still got 60,000-plus troops in Afghanistan and I still have a bunch of intelligence officers around the world.’ No, sir, the United States has 60,000-plus troops in Afghanistan and a bunch of intelligence officers around the world.”

A panel of top constitutional experts convened by WND blasted Obama’s actions in office. Bruce Fein, the legal scholar who is best known for having drafted articles of impeachment against former President Bill Clinton for perjury after he lied under oath, said Obama’s orders to drone-kill a terror suspect were “tantamount to murder.”
19 posted on 07/10/2013 8:40:06 AM PDT by Cheerio (Barry Hussein Soetoro-0bama=The Complete Destruction of American Capitalism)
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To: safetysign
UnConstitutional Monarchy

If he gets to choose which laws he’ll enforce, do we get to choose which laws we follow?

20 posted on 07/10/2013 8:44:28 AM PDT by Servant of the Cross (the Truth will set you free)
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To: TruthShallSetYouFree
Obama recited the Oath of office: “I do solemnly swear that I will faithfully execute the Office of President of the United States

Needle and all.

21 posted on 07/10/2013 9:13:04 AM PDT by Slyfox (Without the Right to Life, all other rights are meaningless.)
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To: safetysign

Given the current configuration of the Constitution, every 4 years we elect a dictator, not a president.


22 posted on 07/10/2013 9:35:17 AM PDT by gotribe (Limit The Government's Right To Bear Arms)
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To: safetysign

The only thing that has not surprised me is that he isn`t dead yet. They shot Lincoln and JFK for less.

Not that I condone obama`s head being blown up or anything horrible like that.


23 posted on 07/10/2013 10:05:34 AM PDT by Para-Ord.45 (Happily in tutelage by the reflection that they have chosen their own guardians.)
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To: Old Retired Army Guy

What is there to challenge in court? The law is the law. Obama’s decrees are not the law.


24 posted on 07/10/2013 10:15:58 AM PDT by Ray76 (Do you reject Obama? And all his works? And all his empty promises?)
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To: safetysign

“Obama is not a King.”

That’s not what John Boehner says and he should know, he’s kissed the ring.


25 posted on 07/10/2013 10:21:15 AM PDT by Ray76 (Do you reject Obama? And all his works? And all his empty promises?)
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To: safetysign
"It’s not so much that he thinks he’s above the law as that he thinks he is the law."

And he is as long as the spineless GOP 'leadership' let him get away with it.

26 posted on 07/10/2013 10:43:07 AM PDT by I am Richard Brandon
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To: safetysign

Perhaps not ‘de jure’.


27 posted on 07/11/2013 12:22:29 AM PDT by pluvmantelo (After Bush & Obama, surely most people agree, the Excutive must be curtailed!)
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