Thursday, January 06, 2011

Obama Prepares To Rule By Executive Order


Obama Prepares To Rule By Executive Order
Obama Assumes Dictatorial Powers?
A Commentary by J. D. Longstreet


In ancient times, the dictators/emperors ruled by proclamation. If they spoke it – it was made to happen.

That is not supposed to happen in a republic, especially a democratic constitutional republic like the United States.

But it is about to happen in the US. In fact, it has already begun.

Recently Charles Krauthammer said: “For an Obama bureaucrat … the will of the Congress is a mere speed bump.”

Recently, Americans received a Christmas present from the Obama Regime. The “Death Panels,” which had been stripped from Obamacare because even the dems knew there was no way they would get even their own pols to vote for Obamacare with the death panels a part of it, were made a part of US law by regulation.

Another proclamation/regulation came in late December from the Interior Department. They gave themselves the authority to designate public lands as “wild lands.” By doing so, they can restrict exploration for oil on those lands even though America is in dire need of more domestic sources of oil.

Oh, and the beloved Environmental Protection Agency, again in late December, announced it would draw up anti-carbon regulations on oil refineries and power plants in 2011.

Congress passed none of these new laws. None of them!

This is what Americans can expect when we have a dictatorial socialist in the Oval Office.

Even now Obama is girding up his loins and preparing to issue a host of presidential executive orders. It is well know that he intends to rule by executive order and regulations issued by HIS czars and the heads of the various government agencies under his command.

Obama is going to make an end run around the people’s national legislature, the Congress.

He must be stopped. The House of Representatives must deny funding to those agencies having the power to carry out Obama’s orders -- and their own. If that means shutting down agencies, and disbanding them, agencies such as the Environmental Protection Agency, then it must be done -- and it must be done quickly.

In an article at the Washington Examiner entitled: “Obama ready to deploy executive powers against GOP Hill” Julie Mason says the following:

“In response, Obama is expected to make more frequent use of executive orders, vetoes, signing statements and policy initiatives that originate within the federal agencies to maneuver around congressional Republicans who are threatening to derail initiatives he has already put in place, including health care reforms, and to launch serial investigations into his administration's spending.” Read the entire article (HERE).

It has become apparent, even to those who were reluctant to believe earlier in Obama’s reign that he doesn’t give a hoot for what Americans want or desire. He is so immersed in his socialist ideology that he is willing to abuse the power of the Office of the President to press on his “fundamental change” of America.

WE call on the new Congress to stop the power mad clutch of “Obamanites” in the executive branch by using the power of the purse and by overturning the dictatorial rules and regulations issued by those agencies under Obama’s immediate command and disbanding as many agencies as possible. (That’s a LOT!) The savings would be hugely significant and the relief felt by the American people would be immeasurable.

Let’s face it, fellow Americans, we have a narcissistic president who reigns and rules rather than governs. THIS IS NOT THE AMERICAN WAY! We fought a Revolutionary War to free ourselves from just such a situation in the 1700’s. Are we going to allow it to continue in 2011?

America has one of the most power hungry executive branches in the history of this nation. It has taken unto itself powers the American people had no knowledge even existed. The end result, to date, is an administration that has the hallmarks of a dictatorship. It cannot be allowed to continue.

Congress must do whatever it has the constitutional authority to do to “defang” the Obama dictatorship. The freedom of America is at stake. Liberty is at stake. The continued existence of the constitutional republic of the United States is at stake.

When America was founded it was determined there would never be a king in America. There would never be a dictator in America. Yet, ignorance and apathy has handed us the dictator we swore never to have.

This must be set aright. NOW.

J. D. Longstreet

2 comments:

  1. Would there be any way to overturn an executive order, once given? Just wondering.

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  2. Executive orders for the most part are not worth the paper they are written on.

    There is no Constitutional provision or statute that explicitly permits Executive Orders, there is a vague grant of "executive power" given in Article II, Section 2, Clause 1 of the Constitution, and furthered by the declaration "take Care that the Laws be faithfully executed" made in Article II, Section 3, Clause 4, that has been construed as justification for the legal weight of Executive orders. Presidents have used this Constitutional reasoning as a basis for an authorization that allows for the issuance of Executive orders as part of carrying out the President's sworn duties,

    [1] the intent typically being to help direct officers of the US Executive carry out their delegated duties as well as for compliance with current statute in the regulating of normal operations of the Federal Government -- in spite of the fact, Article I, Clause 1 specifically grants all federal legislative authority to the United States Congress:

    "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."

    For this reason, many Executive Orders cite authorization from specific acts of Congress rather than vague or perceived powers somehow granted to the Executive without explicitly saying so in the Constitution. Those Executive Orders that are not authorized through Congressional acts frequently contain some other purported justification such as the reference above to "executive power" in Article II, Section 1. These justifications have largely gone untested by the Courts for their validity however.(THEY NEED TO BE)

    The President does, of course, have the authority to issue orders to officers and employees of the executive branch and to penalize non-compliance by removing such officers and employees from office. This is much the same power that the president of a private company has over his employees to dismiss them if they do not follow his instructions. Such authority may be proper and Constitutional provided that the President does not order executive branch employees to carry out unlawful or unconstitutional acts. Please note the last part of this sentence. So far Obama's EO's have sidestepped the Constitution and the powers of the Executive Branch.

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