Most Americans know more about forensic evidence in the Casey Anthony case than they do about the Constitution. That ignorance gave Barack Obama the hubris to end constitutional government in the United States. He did it, and you probably didn’t even notice. Over the course of a week, Barack Obama made a series of so-called recess appointments. In the process, he and his henchmen in Eric Holder’s Justice Department effectively nullified the US Constitution.
The Constitution separates the federal government into three co-equal branches: executive (president), legislative (Congress), and judicial (courts).
Article I of the Constitution gives each House of Congress the power to make the rules under which it operates.
Each House may determine the rules of its proceedings, punish its members for disorderly behavior, and, with the concurrence of two thirds, expel a member.
One of the the rules each House sets for itself involves recess. The Senate has rules governing its recesses; the House of Representatives governs its own.
But Obama Administration, through the Justice Department, overruled the Senate’s rules on recesses.
Even the liberal New York Times found this dictatorial move troubling, recognizing that the White House has overturned a Senate rule:
On Wednesday, Mr. Obama went where Mr. Bush had declined to go. He invoked his constitutional right to recess appointments to install four nominees — the first director of the Consumer Financial Protection Bureau, Richard Cordray, and three members of the National Labor Relations Board — effectively calling the pro forma Senate session illegitimate.
Its experts agree that Obama has nullified the Constitutional power of the Senate to advise on and consent to certain presidential appointments:
Republicans, lawyers and parliamentary experts say the move, if it survives potential legal challenges, could herald an end to the Senate’s constitutionally guaranteed right to advice and consent.
It’s easy for the left to shout “hyperbole” when confronted with terrifying evidence of Obama’s aims. This naked power grab exposes the sorry state of Constitutional government in the United States. It demands drastic action by the courts and Congress and the people.
I see no reason why Congress, business, government employees, and citizens would obey any ruling, regulation, or requirement issued from the illegitimate offices filled without the Senate’s advice and consent. No one is required to obey an illegally appointed official, just as no one is required to obey an illegal order in the military. (In fact, a member of the military is required to disobeyillegal orders.)
The most significant of these appointments is the frighteningly powerful office Consumer Financial Protection Bureau—an office with the power to fine private businesses up to $1 million per day.
I also call on all Missouri and Illinois candidates to the US House or Senate to publicly state their position on these anti-Constitutional appointments.
Here’s what Constitutional scholar Mark Levin says:
The President of the United States is trashing the Constitution now day in and day out.
What do you think?
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