Tuesday, October 27, 2009

Are Obama’s Czars Constitutional?


Are Obama’s Czars Constitutional?
A Commentary by J. D. Longstreet
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OK. Let us “tell it like it is!” Obama’s Czars are simply a way for Obama to get around the Constitution. There. I’ve said it.

We have noted many times in the past that the Constitution is only an irritant to the political left and they will do almost anything to get around dit. They consider it an outdated “suggestion” if you will, and not The Law as the political right considers it.

With the Obama Regime, America has a government being run, for all practical purposes by a bunch of unelected officials who answer, not to the American people, but to the benign dictator Barack Obama. Oh, may I remind you that even a benign dictator is still a dictator.

One of the finest military men this country has ever produced, a republican, and a man in line to receive his party’s endorsement as a candidate for president, Douglas McArthur, once said: ““I am concerned for the security of our great nation, not so much because of any threat from without, but because of the insidious forces working from within.” — General Douglas MacArthur. If General MacArthur could see the US today, he would be spinning in his grave!

A friend admonished me many months ago because I referred to Obama as a socialist. My friend told me I was wrong. He went on to say that Obama was not a socialist; he was, and is, a communist! I must tell you now, that I am slowly coming around to my friend’s way of thinking. Why? It is primarily because of Obama’s Czars.

Alan Caruba in his commentary entitled: “Obama’s Unconstitutional “Czars” says the following: “As I read it, the Constitution is very specific about whom the President may appoint and he can do so only within parameters “established by law” and this applies specifically to the “heads of departments.” I interpret this to mean Cabinet Secretaries, all of whom must be vetted and approved for their positions by the Senate.” Mr Caruba goes on to say: “Obama’s appointments are clearly “principal officers” though it will be argued that they are only advisors to the office of the President. Clearly, Obama’s appointments are not heads of departments, but they appear to have been granted an unknown degree of influence and control as regards their responsibilities. They function “in the dark.” You may read the entire article HERE.

Looking at the Constitution we find this: “Article II. Section 2. “He (the President) shall have power, by and with the advice and consent of the Senate, to make treaties, provided two thirds of the Senators present concur; and he shall nominate, and by and with the advice and consent of the Senate, shall appoint ambassadors, other public ministers and consults, judges of the Supreme Court, and all other officers of the United States, whose appointments are not herein provided for, and which shall be established by law; but the Congress may by law vest the appointment of such inferior officers, as they think proper, in the President alone, in the courts of law, or in the heads of departments.”

Clearly, The Founders gave no thought to CZARS when writing the constitution. Clearly they did not intend for any unelected group to weild authority over their fellow American then or now. But that is what we have with the Obama Regime and its Czars.

Many times in the past we have warned of a “Shadow Government” wielding the REAL authority in the American government. We have taken a good bit of ribbing for that. But, not so much these days as readers begin to understand what a shadow government is. It is a group of Czars operating, as Mr. Caruba says: “… in the dark.”

Why should we fear this group of 30 odd czars? As usual, Mr. Caruba’s insight has nailed it for us. He says: “There are now some thirty or more of these “czars” and they represent a threat to the authority of the Congress and could be utilized in some manufactured “crisis” to take control of the federal government, dispensing with the rule of law.”

I don’t know about you, but I am convinced that Americans have a “Shadow Government” in place and ruling America today.

But – is this Shadow Government”, this group of Czars, constitutional? We need a ruling from the Supreme Court on it and the sooner the better before irreparable harm is done the Republic.

J. D. Longstreet

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