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.
I’d take Paul over the last 4 loser presidents anyday!Bush 1,Clinton,Bush 2 and Obama.They all stunk up the whitehut!No new taxes,Nafta,more wars and big debt from Obama!Pottersville is here.
Why would they do that?
They’re working for amnesty.
They’re very busy
I’m a late “baby boomer” (born 1960) and my father was a depression kid who went on to fight in World War II, Korea and early Vietnam. My grandfather was drafted for World War I but never left Camp Dodge, where I was on a Selective Service draft board about 70 years later.
I dont care how many bee-ess college degrees you have, because all education today consists of is pumping and dumping information onto multiple-choice tests and occasionally faking a short-answer or occasional paper. That isnt education. Thats beta pack animals learning the gestures of submission to the alpha.
You’re AWFULLY NEW HERE to be going up against Olog-hai. Although he’s not “class of 1998” he’s proven himself here. Tread lightly.
And you, you have had lots of microphones in your face for several years same ole dribble.
Sorry,I’ve been here since 1999 but I do come and go if it’s alright with the NEWBIES.
PAUL’S A KOOK! PAUL’S OFF HIS MEDS!
What does that make obama?Your DADDY?
If not you, Senator, who?
I’d love to see someone get elected president that, upon swearing in, will close down nearly every federal agency/department, and terminate all of their employees. During their four years in office, they’ll veto each and every bill passed out of Congress, unless they are repealing a law. Instead of living in Washington, they’ll fly back home after the Inauguration and sit around playing video games.
There’s nothing preventing his boy the senator from filing a suit against an executive diktat he believes violates the law or intent of Congress. There are an increasing number of opportunities (alas).
It was the regular patriotic American who stepped up and stopped Hitler.
It will be the same with Obama. (Well, with tremendous help from God.)
Yeah! I'd love to have our Right to Keep and Bear Arms up for review and approval by today's Congress! I'm sure we can all trust the Leftist 'Rats and the gutless Pubbies to do the right thing and reaffirm our rights, right? /sarc
A Con Con would be the worst thing that could happen. Do you really want the likes of Schumer, Reid and Swinesein deciding which of your rights you can keep, and which taxpayer funded giveaway programs are going to be declared "rights"? Even doing nothing would be better than a Con Con.
Scouts Out! Cavalry Ho!
What is one to do about it ?
You can sue him and maybe 5-6 years later, you get a judgement in your favor.
You can ask the FBI to arrest him, except he controls the FBI.
You can try to impeach him, but we don’t have the votes.
You can disobey, but the swat team will arrest you.
You can tried and armed insurrection but the NSA will nip that in the bud before you can get critical mass to pull it off.
Americans are sleeping while their federal and local governments disarm them.
SNOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOZE!The to busy crowd!
Yeah, if you don’t tow the line the old folks get grouchy with you.
Gee,I’m old but I do stand up for what’s right and Ron Paul was right on the $$$.
We have a go along to get along WORTHLESS congress full of DEADBEATS leading the country to POTTERSVILLE with an insane president.
I wish I had a five dollar bill for every time I've heard that story. I'd go buy a nice used car.
Yeah, I get irritated because of the in-fighting here. Conservatives, libertarians need to be united against Obama.
You mean like the gal who sold the state jet airplane on e-bay the minute she was elected governor and got rid of her personal chef?
Shows what an airhead you are on FR that doesn;t have a CLUE.Remember geezer?
I wish I had a 100 dollar bill airhead!What’s geezers name back years ago know nothing???
The Black Republicans have already filed Impeachment last year...see their papers, and if the Republicans had any balls they would back them up!
It’s funny people like you think you have on a site when I’ve been here since 1999.Would you like to bet your house on it with all your fortunes?I’ll do it motormouth.
Do you really think that's how things work in the Democrat controlled US Senate? Try again.
Warning! Warning! Warning!
Don't trust RAND Paul!
What are you going on about? Are you saying your name used to be “Geezer” here or some such? So you’re a retread?