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Congressmen Want to Bring Obama to Court for Not Faithfully Executing Laws
The Weekly Standard ^ | 12/12/2013 | DANIEL HALPER

Posted on 12/12/2013 11:12:59 AM PST by sheikdetailfeather

Congressman Tom Rice of South Carolina, a Republican, is sponsoring a resolution in the House of Representatives that would, if adopted, direct the legislative body "to bring a civil action for declaratory or injunctive relief to challenge certain policies and actions taken by the executive branch." In other words, Rep. Rice wants to take President Obama to court for not faithfully executing the laws.

"President Obama has adopted a practice of picking and choosing which laws he wants to enforce. In most cases, his laws of choice conveniently coincide with his Administration’s political agenda. Our Founding Fathers created the Executive Branch to implement and enforce the laws written by Congress and vested this power in the President. However, President Obama has chosen to ignore some of the laws written by Congress and implemented by preceding Presidents," Rice wrote in a letter to fellow House members to ask them to co-sponsor this resolution.

"This resolution allows the House of Representatives to bring legal action against the Executive Branch and challenge recent actions, inactions, and policies."

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TOPICS: Constitution/Conservatism; Crime/Corruption; News/Current Events
KEYWORDS: congressmen; court; laws; obama
I just saw this on Twitter.
1 posted on 12/12/2013 11:12:59 AM PST by sheikdetailfeather
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To: sheikdetailfeather

This will go nowhere.

Impeachment is the only recourse.


2 posted on 12/12/2013 11:15:40 AM PST by Michael.SF. (I never thought anyone could make Jimmy Carter look good in comparison.)
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To: sheikdetailfeather

3 posted on 12/12/2013 11:16:35 AM PST by Travis McGee (www.EnemiesForeignAndDomestic.com)
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To: sheikdetailfeather

About friggin’ time.

Is it illegal for the head of Homeland Security to not enforce our laws? It damn well should be.


4 posted on 12/12/2013 11:16:47 AM PST by ChiefJayStrongbow
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To: Michael.SF.

Exactamundo.


5 posted on 12/12/2013 11:17:10 AM PST by Mr. Lucky
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To: sheikdetailfeather

He’ll be in Hawaii beginning Year 2 of continuous golf before the case ever makes it to SCOTUS.


6 posted on 12/12/2013 11:18:55 AM PST by Buckeye McFrog
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To: sheikdetailfeather

The media will label them as racists and this will die.


7 posted on 12/12/2013 11:20:54 AM PST by Baynative (Wake me up early, be good to my dogs and teach my children to pray.)
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To: Michael.SF.
While you are correct, it must be recognized that impeachment could never happen either. There is no offense great enough to even cause congress to consider removing Obama. He has pigmentation immunity.

That is why most of the extreme left supported him.

8 posted on 12/12/2013 11:26:33 AM PST by Baynative (Wake me up early, be good to my dogs and teach my children to pray.)
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To: sheikdetailfeather

Stop farting around and impeach the SOB.


9 posted on 12/12/2013 11:32:48 AM PST by Venturer (Half Staff the Flag of the US for Terrorists.)
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To: sheikdetailfeather

I don't care if it goes no where; it's the right thing to do. A coin has two sides: either he's a traitor for not faithfully executing the law, or we are a traitor for being surrender monkeys and not holding him to that responsibility for fear it might not go anywhere. I'm not a traitor. I want to charges raised.


10 posted on 12/12/2013 11:34:46 AM PST by so_real ( "The Congress of the United States recommends and approves the Holy Bible for use in all schools.")
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To: so_real

"want to charges" = "want to see charges"


11 posted on 12/12/2013 11:35:52 AM PST by so_real ( "The Congress of the United States recommends and approves the Holy Bible for use in all schools.")
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To: sheikdetailfeather

What a bunch of cowards. Impeachment is the tool.


12 posted on 12/12/2013 11:40:47 AM PST by Manta (Obama to issue executive order repealing laws of physics)
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To: so_real

The courts will most likely decide that it is a political decision, and thus in the hands of Congress.


13 posted on 12/12/2013 11:41:27 AM PST by lepton ("It is useless to attempt to reason a man out of a thing he was never reasoned into"--Jonathan Swift)
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To: sheikdetailfeather

It is possible to impeach 0bama, but it is mathematically impossible to get the two thirds vote in the Senate to remove him from office. Even if every Democrat senator running for re-election is replaced with a Republican there will not be two thirds control of the Senate. We are screwed.


14 posted on 12/12/2013 11:42:31 AM PST by forgotten man
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To: 2nd amendment mama

Hey—at least he’s trying!


15 posted on 12/12/2013 11:48:18 AM PST by basil (2ASisters.org)
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To: forgotten man

The sad and correct assumption behind your post is that we can’t depend on Democrats to do the right thing.


16 posted on 12/12/2013 11:49:41 AM PST by MrB (The difference between a Humanist and a Satanist - the latter admits whom he's working for)
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To: sheikdetailfeather

Idiots.

They ARE the court.


17 posted on 12/12/2013 11:50:15 AM PST by Jim Noble (When strong, avoid them. Attack their weaknesses. Emerge to their surprise. E)
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To: Travis McGee
Kinda reminds me of Fort Sumter...
(Since this is an article about SC.)


18 posted on 12/12/2013 11:51:21 AM PST by moovova
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To: sheikdetailfeather
Too late. King Obama, the communists black Muslim owns America along with the communists Democratic Party.
19 posted on 12/12/2013 11:51:40 AM PST by Logical me
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To: sheikdetailfeather

sort of like a “Writ of Mandamus”???


20 posted on 12/12/2013 11:52:36 AM PST by Mr. K (If you like your constitution, you can keep it. Period.)
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To: forgotten man

if there is a major sweep of GOP next election there MAY BE enough democraps who have had enough of this BOZO to help get rid of him

They can’t ALL be stupid, can they? If Harry Reid is not majority leader who care what he thinks after that, right?

Impeach Reid too.... while they are at it


21 posted on 12/12/2013 11:58:30 AM PST by Mr. K (If you like your constitution, you can keep it. Period.)
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To: Michael.SF.
Impeachment is the only recourse.

Yep, and I don't care if the senate convicts the muslim marxist or not. Although conviction, and a room at Leavenworth would be nice.

5.56mm

22 posted on 12/12/2013 11:58:46 AM PST by M Kehoe
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To: Michael.SF.
Impeachment is the only recourse.

Unfortunately, you are correct. Impeachment would be "racist", so it will not happen, even though the grounds to justify removal from office are overwhelming. Unless Congress is willing to do its job (and we know the Dem Senate will not do its job properly), America has no recourse. The courts have no jurisdiction over this issue.

23 posted on 12/12/2013 12:00:52 PM PST by Pollster1 ("Shall not be infringed" is unambiguous.)
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To: Venturer
Yeah and the rat senate is going to remove him from office.
24 posted on 12/12/2013 12:04:06 PM PST by Kaslin (He needed the ignorant to reelect him, and he got them. Now we all have to pay the consequenses)
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To: Venturer

They won’t. Boehner has no intestinal fortitude.


25 posted on 12/12/2013 12:04:45 PM PST by Private_Sector_Does_It_Better (I AM ANDREW BREITBART)
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To: Michael.SF.

This could be considered impeachment as long as certain rules are followed. Successful impeachment doesn’t necessarily mean removal from office does it?

The GOP controlled house has all the tools it needs to put heavy and deliberate scrutiny on Obama, The Rino’s just won’t go along.


26 posted on 12/12/2013 12:07:01 PM PST by Usagi_yo
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To: Private_Sector_Does_It_Better
Boehner recently made this statement.

"It was my job and my obligation to stand up for conservatives here in Congress," Boehner said Thursday of his original comments.

Here's your cue, Boehner. Announce your full-throated support for this.

Stand up and be a man, for a change.

27 posted on 12/12/2013 12:11:53 PM PST by Madame Dufarge
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To: Michael.SF.
Impeachment is the only recourse.

... followed by Senate conviction, indictment, trial, conviction, sentence, and execution of sentence for treason.

But the House has too many gutless cowards and traitors to even censure Traitorobama and his hell-spawned thugs.

28 posted on 12/12/2013 12:15:36 PM PST by Carl Vehse
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To: Carl Vehse

The power of the purse strings to defund is a recourse. Unfortunately the founding fathers did not anticipate spineless congressional leaders like Boehner and Ryan. The founding fathers probably thought “It is almost impossible to get two thirds vote in the Senate to remove a corrupt president, but if we ever get a truly corrupt president the House of Representative would surely step in and use the purse strings.”


29 posted on 12/12/2013 12:36:04 PM PST by forgotten man
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To: sheikdetailfeather

Impeach, Remove From Office, Then Try in Court, lastly Imprison for LIFE.


30 posted on 12/12/2013 12:37:09 PM PST by SandRat (Duty - Honor - Country! What else needs said?)
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To: Madame Dufarge

I think it is important to establish some court precedent that the POTUS cannot just willy-nilly go modifying and/or ignoring laws he does not like. But this case will not be resolved before Obama leaves office. He surely knows this.

So this will be all about restraining future Obamas.


31 posted on 12/12/2013 12:46:01 PM PST by Buckeye McFrog
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To: Michael.SF.

At this point I thnk they could prolly successfully invoke the 25th Ammendment and remove Barky. Unfit for duty.


32 posted on 12/12/2013 1:37:56 PM PST by Georgia Girl 2 (The only purpose of a pistol is to fight your way back to the rifle you should never have dropped.)
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To: Pollster1
Unfortunately, you are correct. Impeachment would be "racist", so it will not happen, even though the grounds to justify removal from office are overwhelming.

Hey, maybe we can just impeach his white half.

That wouldn't be racist ... would it?

33 posted on 12/12/2013 2:31:40 PM PST by bassmaner (Hey commies: I am a white male, and I am guilty of NOTHING! Sell your 'white guilt' elsewhere.)
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To: sheikdetailfeather

0bama’s protected-class status will save him from impeachment.


34 posted on 12/12/2013 2:36:45 PM PST by windsorknot (>>>)
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To: Buckeye McFrog
So this will be all about restraining future Obamas.

Yes, I agree. Laying a paper trail of objections is the first step in a very long journey.

35 posted on 12/13/2013 4:40:00 AM PST by Madame Dufarge
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