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Sunday, October 16, 2011

Obama: Not Gonna Wait For Congress

"No morn ever dawned more favorable than ours did; and no day was every more clouded than the present! Wisdom, and good examples are necessary at this time to rescue the political machine from the impending storm." -- George Washington, letter to James Madison, 1786



By Douglas V. Gibbs

Audrey from Yucaipa, a listener of my KCAA 1050 AM radio show, asks:

"After Obama's Jobs Bill failed in the Senate, Obama said he was not going to wait for Congress, and that he would break the bill up into little pieces and implement each piece administratively. Can he do that according to the Constitution?"

Answer:

Isn't it amazing that a President of the United States, when it comes to a piece of legislation, actually said he will implement the bill without Congressional authorization? On the surface, that seems dubious as it is.

Then, when we consult the Constitution, we realize how insidious his plans truly are.

Article 1, Section 1 of the U.S. Constitution reads: "All legislative powers herein granted shall be vested in a Congress of the United States, which shall consist of a Senate and House of Representatives." Pretty straight forward, in my opinion. All legislative powers belong to the Congress, which means Obama as the executive has no legislative powers according to the Constitution.

Obama sees the Constitution as an obstacle, not the Law of the Land. Therefore, he could care less if he has the authority or not. He believes through regulatory powers he can do whatever he wants. That is false. Regulations are only supposed to execute existing laws that were passed in accordance with the authorities granted by the Constitution.

We know that the agencies are willing to legislate on their own, however. We saw that when the EPA imposed Cap and Trade even after the Congress had voted it down.

Obama has a complete disregard for the American system, and will bypass Congress at will, because he hates this nation as it was founded. He complains when the Congress debates, instead of just voting for his proposals, and now he is willing to bypass the Congress altogether.

There is, by the way, another unconstitutional aspect to the Jobs Bill. The Jobs Bill includes spending and new taxation. That makes it a revenue bill, and according to Article I, Section 7, Clause 1 of the U.S. Constitution, all bills of that nature must originate in the House of Representatives. The Jobs Bill originated in the Senate when Harry Reid proposed it.

This President does not care what the Constitution says, whether or not Congress agrees with him, nor what the people think. He is a narcissist who, as a "professional politician" (his words, not mine), believes he is above everyone, and above the American System.

He has the makings of a dictator.

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