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Obama executive actions seen as threat to Constitution
The Washington Times ^ | July 15, 2014 | Stephen Dinan

Posted on 07/15/2014 10:10:14 PM PDT by 2ndDivisionVet

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A prominent law professor and avowed supporter of the Obama White House will tell the House on Wednesday that the president has created one of the biggest constitutional crises in the country’s history and will endorse House Republicans’ effort to sue to rein him in.

Jonathan Turley, a professor at George Washington University, will say President Obama is trampling the founders’ vision for the country in his push to circumvent Congress, and he will demand Republicans and Democrats alike forget their party labels to unify against this White House’s power grab.

“What we are witnessing today is one of the greatest challenges to our constitutional system in the history of this country,” Mr. Turley said in a prepared testimony, saying it began with previous presidents but under Mr. Obama has “reached a constitutional tipping point that threatens a fundamental change in how our country is governed.”

The scorching testimony to the House Committee on Rules kicks off what’s expected to be a several-week push by Republicans that will end in the House approving a lawsuit against Mr. Obama, challenging his unilateral decision to ignore or waive parts of his own signature health care law.

Already, the GOP effort is ensnared in politics.

“House Republicans have resorted to their most wild and desperate stunt yet,” said Rep. Louise McIntosh Slaughter of New York, the ranking Democrat on the Rules Committee, who will help lead opposition to the GOP’s lawsuit push....

(Excerpt) Read more at washingtontimes.com ...


TOPICS: Constitution/Conservatism; Crime/Corruption; Extended News; Government
KEYWORDS: boehner; congress; constitution; obama

1 posted on 07/15/2014 10:10:14 PM PDT by 2ndDivisionVet
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To: 2ndDivisionVet

That’s the point, isn’t it?


2 posted on 07/15/2014 10:12:13 PM PDT by TBP (Obama lies, Granny dies.)
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To: Jet Jaguar; NorwegianViking; ExTexasRedhead; HollyB; FromLori; EricTheRed_VocalMinority; ...

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3 posted on 07/15/2014 10:14:50 PM PDT by Nachum (Obamacare: It's. The. Flaw.)
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To: 2ndDivisionVet

Impeach, impeach, impeach.


4 posted on 07/15/2014 10:15:11 PM PDT by doc1019
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To: 2ndDivisionVet

That lawsuit is an excellent move!


5 posted on 07/15/2014 10:26:28 PM PDT by Star Traveler (Remember to keep the Messiah of Israel in the One-World Government that we look forward to coming)
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To: doc1019

The problem with that is even if all the GOP Senators vote in the Senate for conviction, I don’t see a single one of the needed 22 Democrats Senators’ votes ever happening.

I’m actually being optimistic to even think that all the GOP Senators would vote for conviction ... :-) ...


6 posted on 07/15/2014 10:28:50 PM PDT by Star Traveler (Remember to keep the Messiah of Israel in the One-World Government that we look forward to coming)
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To: 2ndDivisionVet

Our New National Anthem:

Humpty Dumpty sat on a wall;
Humpty Dumpty had a great fall.
All the kings horses
And all the kings men
Couldn’t put Humpty Dumpty back together again.

Exactly what Obama has wanted to happen all along.


7 posted on 07/15/2014 10:29:39 PM PDT by veritas2002
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To: 2ndDivisionVet
sue IMPEACH
8 posted on 07/15/2014 10:30:51 PM PDT by Ray76 (True change requires true change - A Second Party ...or else it's more of the same...)
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To: 2ndDivisionVet

The constitution calls for impeachment for HCAM.

Everyone accepts that multiple instances have been Committed.

The Constitution does not take party/politics/election prospects into consideration. If HCAM have occurred, impeachment is the remedy. Not letting HCAM slide. Every person in congress swore an oath to uphold the Constitution. Ergo, they are oathbound to impeach.

Since the above is true, people wanting to skip impeachment for any reason are guilty of the exact same thing Obama is. Twisting/ignoring the laws/Constitution based on situational ethics. And that isn’t conservative.


9 posted on 07/15/2014 10:36:33 PM PDT by Norm Lenhart (How's that 'lesser evil' workin' out for ya?)
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To: Norm Lenhart

Nowhere in the constitution does it say “The president shall be impeached IF they think they have enough votes in the senate to remove him.”


10 posted on 07/15/2014 10:57:59 PM PDT by VerySadAmerican (Liberals were raised by women or wimps. And they're all stupid.)
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To: Star Traveler
I disagree. Our elected officials suing each other is the opening of Pandora's box on a grand scale. Where does it stop? This is Boehner's way of protecting Obama from being impeached. Yeah yeah I know about the Senate not impeaching Obama but what if the Repubs take control of the Senate after November???? Hmmmmm??? This lawsuit is Boehner's way of softening the blow of impeachment of Obama.

Make no mistake.. Nothing Boehner does has conservative values or their moral compass at heart.

11 posted on 07/15/2014 10:59:01 PM PDT by CivilWarBrewing
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To: 2ndDivisionVet

This is a joke. It will take the rest of zero’s term to wend it’s way through the courts. In the mean time millions of illegals flood over the border to be put on welfare and to vote, our first and fourth amendment rights will be continue to be abridged, our enemies will continued to be armed, aided and abetted, no one will be held accountable for F&F, Benghazi, IRS, Extortion 17, the Bergdahl treason...


12 posted on 07/15/2014 11:03:53 PM PDT by Eagles6 (Valley Forge Redux. If not now, when? If not here, where?)
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To: CivilWarBrewing

Actually Obama has been slapped down ALREADY by the US Supreme Court, at least 12 or more times (twelve court cases) ... which is unprecedented for a President.

SO ... it’s already being done and Obama is getting hammered ... plus the fact that it’s setting some real good precedent for any future Presidents so they don’t get the same wild ideas as Obama!


13 posted on 07/15/2014 11:04:54 PM PDT by Star Traveler (Remember to keep the Messiah of Israel in the One-World Government that we look forward to coming)
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To: CivilWarBrewing

Boehner’s politics aren’t part of this. This isn’t a person-to-person lawsuit. This is the Congress suing the Executive office for exceeding its authority.


14 posted on 07/15/2014 11:22:38 PM PDT by Little Pig
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To: CivilWarBrewing
what if the Repubs take control of the Senate after November???? Hmmmmm???

Fat lot of good that'd do.
Seriously, what happened from Fast & Furious?
What happened from the NSA's domestic espionage?
The dozen other things that huge portions of government agencies could have been taken down over?
If they cannot be trusted to do right over these littler things, why should they be trusted on the big things?

Face it, the Republican party is very much for statism, corruption, and tyranny.

15 posted on 07/15/2014 11:58:17 PM PDT by OneWingedShark (Q: Why am I here? A: To do Justly, to love mercy, and to walk humbly with my God.)
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To: 2ndDivisionVet

It is time, for the Republic, for the Constitution.


16 posted on 07/15/2014 11:59:31 PM PDT by RJS1950 (The democrats are the "enemies foreign and domestic" cited in the federal oath)
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To: 2ndDivisionVet

Several weeks? That’s just too long to wait.


17 posted on 07/16/2014 12:00:19 AM PDT by reefdiver (Be the Best you can be Whatever you Dream to be)
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To: VerySadAmerican

Exactly.

For some bizzarre reason, some claiming to be on the right think repeating Obama’s ignoring of the Constitution is OK when ‘we’ do it. For some reason some claiming to be on the right think they know more/better/are wiser than the people that actually wrote it.

I guess the authority granted to them by the almighty Internet makes them better judges of how to interpret the plainly written words of the document and makes situational ethics OK.

People make all sorts of excuses. In the last week we all have seen plenty. But the bottom line is just what you said. So these people can either follow the Constitution or join openly with the GOP in opposing it.


18 posted on 07/16/2014 12:08:39 AM PDT by Norm Lenhart (How's that 'lesser evil' workin' out for ya?)
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To: 2ndDivisionVet
Why are people saying that what Obama does against the Constitution automatically becomes legal once he does it?
Drives me nuts. Damn people are treating it like case law. No reality.
19 posted on 07/16/2014 12:13:14 AM PDT by MaxMax (Pay Attention and you'll be pissed off too! FIRE BOEHNER, NOW!)
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To: 2ndDivisionVet

Bookmark


20 posted on 07/16/2014 12:30:40 AM PDT by Cap Huff
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To: CivilWarBrewing
When Scotus either throws out the suit, or finds that it is up to congress to deal with political questions, the rats will claim a terrific victory.

It will be used to vindicate their lie that all opposition to Him is racist.

21 posted on 07/16/2014 1:25:43 AM PDT by Jacquerie (To restore the 10th Amendment, repeal the 17th.)
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To: Norm Lenhart

Hello Norm, the democrats piss on the Constitution daily....Sadly, so do many Republicans.


22 posted on 07/16/2014 2:44:50 AM PDT by Bullish (You ever notice that liberalism really just amounts to anti-morality?)
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To: MaxMax

“Why are people saying that what Obama does against the Constitution automatically becomes legal once he does it?”

I think one answer to your question is: precedence. Not that it makes future Infringements legal, but they’re more likely to happen again and again, and with greater but incremental impact.

So, like everything else, we must deal with the abuse of power some day. Get it over with now, while it still might be possible for an opposition party to win an election.


23 posted on 07/16/2014 2:59:05 AM PDT by ReaganGeneration2
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To: TBP
That’s the point, isn’t it?

Exactly - can't have that pesky document of negative rights that restricts the government hanging around. It's to dang.........restrictive dammit.

24 posted on 07/16/2014 3:15:47 AM PDT by trebb (Where in the the hell has my country gone?)
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To: trebb

Odumbo is a threat to this entire nation, not just our Constitution, which to him is only “old toilet paper”.


25 posted on 07/16/2014 5:20:33 AM PDT by DaveA37
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To: trebb

Odumbo is a threat to this entire nation, not just our Constitution, which to him is only “old toilet paper”.


26 posted on 07/16/2014 5:20:34 AM PDT by DaveA37
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To: 2ndDivisionVet; SunkenCiv; Nachum

Turley To Testify In House Hearing On Authorization Of Congressional Lawsuit

http://jonathanturley.org/2014/07/16/turley-to-testify-in-house-hearing-on-authorization-of-congressional-lawsuit/

This morning I will be testifying as the lead witness before the House Rules Committee on the authorization of litigation by the House of Representatives to challenge the unilateral actions of President Obama. The authorization makes it clear that the House will focus on the ACA changes. The hearing will begin at 10 am in H-313 in The Capitol building. It will be aired live on C-Span 3.

http://www.c-span.org/video/?320415-1/hearing-lawsuit-president-obama


27 posted on 07/16/2014 6:53:36 AM PDT by Whenifhow
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To: 2ndDivisionVet

What’s the big deal, it hasn’t been referenced let alone adhered to for over a century... /semi-s


28 posted on 07/16/2014 9:31:03 AM PDT by i_robot73 (Give me one example and I will show where gov't is the root of the problem(s).)
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To: 2ndDivisionVet; All

A democrat supporter of the White House (read supporter of Obama and President Jarrett) agrees with Crybaby Boehner that Obama should be sued for his many breaches of Constitutional directives.

Of course he does.
He is working for the opposition.

Obama and his henchmen know that a lawsuit will give him time to do all the damage he has lined up as it will still be being fought in the courts when he leaves office, and then dismissed.

Obama has committed MANY UN-Constitutional crimes and is MORE than eligible to be IMPEACHED!

The cowardly house members will diddle around and not do what we ELECTED them to do.

Namely see that the government is run by the Constitution and if not impeachment proceedings should be started.

NOW!


29 posted on 07/16/2014 6:28:46 PM PDT by Syncro (The Tea Party is Dead---MSM/Dems/GOP-e -- LONG LIVE THE TEA PARTY!)
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