Skip to comments.Obama signs Ted Cruz bill into law, but says he won´t enforce it
Posted on 04/18/2014 4:35:04 PM PDT by Nachum
President Obama on Friday signed into law a bill authored by Texas Republican Sen. Ted Cruz that would bar an Iranian diplomat from entering the United States, but immediately issued a statement saying he won't enforce it.
Obama decided to treat the law as mere advice. "Acts of espionage and terrorism against the United States and our allies are unquestionably problems of the utmost gravity, and I share the Congress's concern that individuals who have engaged in such activity may use the cover of diplomacy to gain access to our Nation," Obama said in his signing statement.
"Nevertheless, as President [George H.W.] Bush also observed, "curtailing by statute my constitutional discretion to receive or reject ambassadors is neither a permissible nor a practical solution." I shall therefore continue to treat section 407, as originally enacted and as amended by S. 2195, as advisory in circumstances in which it would interfere with the exercise of this discretion."
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So if you don’t enforce the law and are selective with it, why are the Feds harassing ranchers out west?
Well DUh,,who thought King Obama would enforce a law preventing his terrorist buddies from entering the US as diplomats? Gee,,that was a given. He just didn’t have guts to veto it.....but you know he wanted to.
Then don’t enforce 0CommieCare either, putz.
It now comes from the Mouth of 0bama. (so he says)
now that’s the last straw!
Barry isn’t much into laws except when they are used to steal other people’s money.
So, what you're sayin' is - business as usual?
I remember reading about a long time ago, when Nanzi Pelosi was just a girl, England had a law against executing women and there was a lady-in-waiting who Henry VIII believed had corrupted one of his wives—the young, silly wife, Katherine Howard, that’s it—and he really wanted this woman whacked, so he had Parliament immediately change the law. And then he had he head lopped off.
Just because he could.
Here our King is saying he refuses to respect the act of a co-equal branch of government, just because he can.
“When a long train of abuses ....”
But IT’S THE LAW OF THE LAND!
So laws aren’t really laws anymore. I wonder if Barry will ever connect the dots when CWII really gets underway. Of course he doesn’t see that its already started.
What are mere laws to the felon in chief.
Clown Prince nobama wipes his arse with the Law.
He can’t enforce it. The treaty the U.S. signed with the UN prevents the U.S. from denying entry into the country and access to the UN for any country’s diplomats. He can prevent them from leaving the New York City area but that’s about it.
He is picking which parts to enforce and who to force it on.
Of course not. He and the Iranians are pals, from the same brotherhood. When you are attempting to destroy the nation from within, you have to do these things. So, he continues to let the enemy in.
So Obama disagrees with Harry Reid about allowing people to break the law?
A law is “advice” .... IMPEACH THIS LAWLESS SOB!!!
Like Obama taking money to write a book and never writing the book
By which Zero meant, “curtailing by statute My royal prerogative to receive or reject ambassadors is neither a permissible nor a practical solution”
So it's pretty much OK if we treat any future gun control measures as "mere advice"? Right?
Had the diplomat ever been to a Tea Party rally, Obama would be willing to enforce the law.
No, I think there will be a lot more straws where that one came from, unfortunately.
So laws are merely “advisory”, unless you’re a peon. Then it’s at his satanic majesty’s discretion whether or not to enforce-ie, if you’re a legal citizen, if you’re on the right politically, etc.
He doesn’t, where he doesn’t find it expedient to do so.
“So if you dont enforce the law and are selective with it, why are the Feds harassing ranchers out west?”
That’s different! /S
Yes. And everyone knew that when the law was passed.
Washington runs on ignorance and cynicism... and money.
No, no, no. You misunderstand. Obama is just using a very broad interpretation of Article 2, Secion 2. Advice and consent. To him and his rogue administration advice and consent simply means that if he agrees with Congress, they have given him their consent. If they disagree with him, it is only advice and can be ignored.
So in the mind of the esteemed Constitutional scholar, Barack Obama, the branches of government were never co-equal.
I wonder what Jimmy Carter thinks of this tyranny.
If it’s under way, he’s to blame, ultimately. He is not going to see the result he thinks he is going to get, though. If the country breaks because of him, then he had better hope that he does not receive the burial of a donkey, dragged away and thrown outside the limits of Washington DC (and may God forgive me for my ill paraphrase of Jeremiah 22:19).
I honestly believe he's having fun seeing how many impeachable offenses he can rack up.
Obama: (giggling) "... wow, that's 471...! ... wonder if I can get another dozen by nightfall...."(giggles again)
So harry reid, time for you to go after obama, after all he is not going to enforce the law of the land (again!) or is it only when the citizens nullify a law that gets you up in arms?
If he won’t enforce the law he signed isn’t that grounds for IMPEACHMENT?
Scary I thought this was from the onion
Does anyone know what the Bush reference is about?
President Obama on Friday signed into law a bill authored by Texas Republican Sen. Ted Cruz that would bar an Iranian diplomat from entering the United States, but immediately issued a statement saying he won't enforce it. Obama decided to treat the law as mere advice.Didn't I tell ya?
Jug ears is a worthless POS.
It’s time to hang Barry by his empty nut sack in the White Hut rose garden. Tomorrow during the huevos hunt would be a good time to do it.
Michelle will be too preoccupied with her yoga extravaganza to notice.
What will dumBO do when some citizens make an arrest?
Well, I am going to treat the IRS regulations as “mere advice”.
This is the exact argument that Cliven made. Those fees sre just a recommendation.
so... he’s effectively created an equal and opposite law to nullify the actual law
my guess is, there is some provision buried in the bill they wanted to push thru ... and just ignored the main point
he should be impeached Immediately for failure to uphold the laws of the land... a duty he was sworn in to do
I like the way he throws Bush’s name in there. I thought he did not like anything Bush did so why then rinse and repeat?