Skip to comments.Ron Paul Rages "Will No One Challenge Obama’s Executive Orders?"
Posted on 02/10/2014 5:23:42 PM PST by Nachum
Submitted by Ron Paul of the Ron Paul Institute,
President Obamas state of the union pledge to act with or without Congress marks a milestone in presidential usurpation of Congressional authority. Most modern presidents have used executive orders to change and even create laws without Congressional approval. However President Obama is unusually brazen, in that most Presidents do not brag about their plans to rule by executive order in state of the union speeches.
Sadly, his pledge to use his pen to implement laws and polices without the consent of Congress not only received thunderous applause from representatives of the presidents party, some representatives have even pledged to help Obama get around Congress by providing him with ideas for executive orders. The Constitutions authors would be horrified to see legislators actively aiding and abetting a president taking power away from the legislature.
Executive orders are perfectly legitimate and even necessary if, in the words of leading Constitutional Scholar Judge Andrew Napolitano, they . guide the executive branch on how to enforce a law or complement and supplement what Congress has already done. The problem is that most modern presidents have abused this power to issue orders that, as Judge Napolitano puts it, restates federal law, or contradicts federal law, or does the opposite of what the federal law is supposed to do.
Political opponents of the president rightly condemned Obama for disregarding the Constitution. However, it was not that long ago that many of the same politicians were labeling as unpatriotic or worse anyone who dared question President Bushs assertions the he had the inherent authority to launch wars, spy on Americans, and even indefinitely detain American citizens.
Partisan considerations also make some members of the opposition party hesitate to reign in the president. These members are reluctant to set a
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Nutless wonders beholden to their money and power. That is why no one will do anythign about it. The right will scream, or some of them will, but that’s about it. THey stir the pot to get re-elcted and then forget about it.
I’ll take “Sure Don’t Look Like It” for $200,000,000,000,000, Alex.
The Progressive Republicans and Progressive Democrats are not going to stop Obama. He’s on a roll and we’re almost an irrevocably socialist nation now.
Our grandparents and parents would’ve already revolted.
Nah, anyone expecting opposition from the GOP might as well pound sand. Ain’t going to happen.
No guts and no glory.
He always screws up his legitimate points with bs like Bush started his own wars. The moron was in Congress and voted FOR the war in Afghanistan.
Ron Paul is right!The republicans have been going along to get along while odumbo does anything he pleases while even the courts can’t even control this nut!
Which is why we need a Con Con.
Ah, he finally found an issue to speak up about. Belatedly. Too bad about his reputation.
Ron has a great reputation unless you are communist.
Sure, his reputation is great w.r.t. Israel and Jews.
No, they wouldn’t.
They’d be baby boomers and union shops stewards getting their pie.
Our remote ancestors, now they were shooting by now. but that blood has been bred out of America, except for neanderthal throwbacks like you and me...
Sure it didn’t come off of Stormfront?
I blame the half of America that has sat on their hands instead of marching on Washington.
Before or after the social security checks didn't show? I see lots of parents and grandparents who can't be bothered to care so long as the "gets paid."
Hey, his kid’s a Senator.
Instead of suing the Kenyan prick, he could always submit a bill on the Senate floor to nullify the Imperial Decrees.