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Jul 20 2013

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Addressing the Post-Constitutional President

President Obama Takes Questions From The Press During News ConferencePresident Obama has shed all pretense of concern for Constitutional boundaries; ignoring every limitation on Executive power.  He has usurped powers explicitly denied the Executive branch in our Constitution; From committing U.S. troops in foreign countries without Congressional approval  – to releasing incarcerated illegal alien criminals into our communities –  to non-recess appointments to the NLRBobstructing the Benghazi investigation –  targeting conservatives for IRS scrutiny – to the unilateral postponement of Obamacare’s employer mandate,  America is witnessing the fundamental transformation of Barack Obama from elected CEO to monarch.

The President thumbs his nose at the Rule of Law, challenging Congress and every American who still has a shred of faith in our federal government to stop him and his acolytes from goose-stepping their way to tyranny. To quote Mr. Obama’s words from 2011, regarding implementation of his progressive agenda,   “We can’t wait for an increasingly dysfunctional Congress to do its job. Where they won’t act, I will.”   It’s only mild consolation is that the U.S. Court of Appeals (4th Circuit) agreed on July 17 with previous lower rulings that Obama’s appointments to the NLRB were unconstitutional. But we welcome every victory at this point.

The conundrum facing us today — America’s mostly uninformed/misinformed electorate would see impeachment proceedings as persecution.  The minority of engaged, well-informed citizens are rightfully furious that prosecuting abuse of power in the Oval office will lead to a martyred President while the list of illegal actions continues to grow each day. The question at hand — should the House pursue impeachment, knowing that the media and Democrat members of Congress would successfully portray their President as a victim and the Congress members pushing for impeachment as hateful racists?  If past experience is any indication, this President would find his reputation enhanced and suffer no real disgrace, having suffered malicious treatment at the hands of Republicans.  Disgrace pays pretty well, by the way; former President Bill Clinton made $17 million dollars from speeches in 2012 and $106 million since leaving the White House.

How then, do we rein-in this President?  He has the freedom to push an agenda with no concern for a future election and little interest in who follows him into the Oval Office.  Impeachment is not a realistic option with this Congress. There is an option that may prove equally effective without the backlash against principled members of Congress:

Impeach Eric Holder.

Mr. Holder’s Justice Department has become a defender of injustice and selective justice.  From the beginning of the Obama administration, Holder has used his role as Head of the Department of Justice to protect the President while fostering division among Americans.

Mr. Holder has directed his Department to:

  • Seize the email and phone records of Fox News reporter James Rosen to punish him for reporting on stories that hurt President Obama.
  • Sued Arizona and Maricopa Co. Sheriff Joe Arpaio in order to stop them from protecting the Mexico border from the onslaught of illegal aliens.
  • Blocked state Voter ID laws around the country
  • Covered up and lied to Congress regarding Operation Fast and Furious where Border Patrol agent Brian Terry was murdered.
    * Thanks to ACU for compiling this list

The person in this role is supposed to be the top law enforcement officer in the country.  Mr. Holder has made a mockery of the Justice Department and created a climate of fear among Americans who look for equal protection under our system.  Mr. Holder warrants impeachment; this is beyond dispute. The added benefit is that, just maybe, the President will realize that Americans are not quite ready for his brand of tyranny.

 

 

 

 

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Ed Bell

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