Skip to comments.Our President and the Constitution: Barack Obama has gone rogue
Posted on 03/05/2015 10:28:34 AM PST by Jim Robinson
Can the president rewrite federal laws? Can he alter their meaning? Can he change their effect? These are legitimate questions in an era in which we have an unpopular progressive Democratic president who has boasted that he can govern without Congress by using his phone and his pen, and a mostly newly elected largely conservative Republican Congress with its own ideas about big government.
These are not hypothetical questions. In 2012, President Obama signed executive orders that essentially said to about 1.7 million unlawfully present immigrants who arrived in the U.S. before their 16th birthdays and who are not yet 31 years of age that if they complied with certain conditions that he made up out of thin air they will not be deported.
In 2014, the president signed additional executive orders that essentially made the same offer to about 4.7 million unlawfully present immigrants, without the age limits that he had made up out of thin air. A federal court enjoined enforcement of the 2014 orders last month.
Last week, the Federal Communications Commission -- the bureaucrats appointed by the president who regulate broadcast radio and television -- decreed that it has the authority to regulate the Internet, even though federal courts have twice ruled that it does not.
Also last week, the federal Bureau of Alcohol, Tobacco, Firearms and Explosives, whose director is appointed by the president, proposed regulations that would outlaw the only mass-produced bullets that can be fired from an AR-15 rifle. This rifle has been the target of the left for many years because it looks like a military weapon; yet it is a lawful and safe civilian rifle commonly owned by many Americans.
Thisweek, the presidents press secretary told reporters that the president is seriously thinking of signing executive orders intended to raise taxes...
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The judge knows that of which he speaks.
Gone rogue? His job from the beginning was “fundamentally transform America”, so he was rogue from Day 1.
What do you mean “has”?
Boner and Ditch have long been rogue to the base.
That is why the line item veto was nullified by the Supreme Court, because one change in the bill makes it no longer viable - legally speaking.
Obama is counting on no one bringing up the truth.
But if no one stops him, does it matter if he’s a rogue?
Congress seems to have rolled over and is playing dead and letting BO do what ever he gosh darn well feels like.
This is going to get worse before it gets better.
He said the Constitution and rule of law is irrelevant.
His minions make no attempts to cover their naked love for crass crude tyrannical rule.
Sadly, WE have a leaderless CONGRE$$, adrift in a sea of cameras and recorders, oblivious to the battle citizens face daily while they fiddle and diddle.
But the Republicants won't do a damn thing about it.
It's gonna be a long two years.
Indeed, regardless, if he decrees and is not stopped or muddled action is taken years later, Obama has become a dictator and his word is law.
The President can do anything he wants if nobody stops him. With this Congress he could declare himself "Emperor for life" I mean why not? It's not like they will do anything about it. We ARE living under a tyranny right now, EVERYTHING this enemy of the United states does is against the will of the people. That IS tyranny, a tyranny courtesy of the US Congress who if it was up to me, with the exception of a few, would all be arrested, tried for treason, and executed if found guilty....and quite a few would be. That HAS to be done, otherwise this crap will continue. The code is quite clear.....
18 U.S. Code § 2381 - Treason
Whoever, owing allegiance to the United States, levies war against them or adheres to their enemies, giving them aid and comfort within the United States or elsewhere, is guilty of treason and shall suffer death, or shall be imprisoned not less than five years and fined under this title but not less than $10,000; and shall be incapable of holding any office under the United States.
What the hell? He already has many times. And is it now law his way? America is in a shi! load of trouble and its people and GOP is allowing it. We are done since most will never be changed back but will be added to.
“But if no one stops him, does it matter if hes a rogue?”
Yes it matters, because he can, will, and IS destroying the core principles that hold our nation together, and he is doing this come hell or high water. Our (supposedly) elected officials are doing absolutely nothing! I would expect such from those that clearly indicate they side with the Obama regime, but for so many “republicans” to roll over on every single infraction just mere days and weeks is unprecedented in this nation’s history.
The question remains: what are WE going to do about it?
The Judge is playing catch-up but is performing a valuable service by getting the summarized information out to the public.
Obama is going rogue obviously because there is no Congress to rein him in.
What is needed ASAP is described below. Thanks to Freepers Jim Noble and Tolerance Sucks Rocks for valuable input.
Repeating here an illustrative example of how the power of Article V can be unlocked by the States to restore federalism:
To redress the balance of powers between the federal government and the States and to restore effective suffrage of State Legislatures to Congress, the following amendment is proposed:
A Senator in Congress shall be subject to recall by their respective state legislature or by voter referendum in their respective state.
Term limits for Senators in Congress shall be set by vote in their respective state legislatures but in no case shall be set less than twelve years nor more than eighteen years.
Upon a majority vote in three-fifths of state legislatures, specific federal statutes, federal court decisions and executive directives of any form shall be repealed and made void.
If Section 1 above can be replaced with a repeal of the 17th, then thats even better but it may be a hard sale. Section 1 above gets the job done by making US Senators pay attention to their State Legislators and at the same time requiring both to interact with the state voters.
I would strongly recommend the following must-see video of Mark Levin be watched, consumed and studied:
And I would strongly recommend all to urge respective state senators and state representatives, and the people that work for them, to view it
“would outlaw the only mass-produced bullets that can be fired from an AR-15 rifle”
Correction: would outlaw specifically the M855 ammunition which features a steel tip, which BATFE is construing as a “core”, on grounds that it is “armor piercing” (which legally has nothing to do with ability to pierce armor), and is thus illegal but has been exempted from prohibition by BATFE via a ruling which is now, without cause, being rescinded.
All other non-steel-tip/core AR15 ammo is NOT BEING PROHIBITED.
There is a great deal of misinformation surrounding this issue. Our side need get the facts straight to have any hope of resolving it properly.
Yet in the last month or so, I REALLY feel he's stepped up the rogue-ness.
The recent interview where he says Congress can over ride his executive actions all they want by legislation I'll just veto them is probably the most frightening and belligerent example of his intent I've seen in 7 years.
We are, in short, watching a coup unfold before our eyes.
Oh look, the President has picked out a costume for Purim...
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