Skip to comments.The Legal Limit Four Reports on the Obama Administration's Lawlessness
Posted on 05/07/2014 12:25:47 PM PDT by LucianOfSamasota
The Legal Limit Report No. 4: The Obama Administrations Abuse of Power A catalogue of power grabs regarding national security, Obamacare, the economy, executive nominees, free speech, privacy and more.
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The President's taste for unilateral action to circumvent Congress should concern every citizen, regardless of party or ideology. The great 18th - century political philosopher Montesquieu observed: There can be no liberty where the legislative and executive powers are united in the same person, or body of magistrates.
America's Founding Fathers took this warning to heart, and we should too. Rule of law doesnt simply mean that society has laws; dictatorships are often characterized by an abundance of laws. Rather, rule of law means that we are a nation ruled by laws, not men. No one and especially not the president is above the law. For that reason, the U.S. Constitution imposes on every president the express duty to take Care that the Laws be faithfully executed.
Rather than honor this duty, President Obama has openly defied it by repeatedly suspending, delaying, and waiving portions of the laws that he is charged to enforce. When President Obama disagreed with federal immigration laws, he instructed the Justice Department to cease enforcing the laws. He did the same thing with federal welfare law, drug laws, and the federal Defense of Marriage Act. In the more than two centuries of our nations history, there is simply no precedent for the White House wantonly ignoring federal law and asking others to do the same.