by Bob Livingston
In delaying portions of Obamacare, President Barack Obama — the undocumented usurper currently occupying the people’s house — has taken on powers not granted him under the Constitution.
This is very simple to understand, yet most people seem to be turning a blind eye to the fact.
Congress and Congress alone is empowered under the Constitution with writing the laws. The President is charged through his oath to carry them out. Article II, Section 1 reads:
Before he enter on the Execution of his Office, he shall take the following Oath or Affirmation:“I do solemnly swear (or affirm) that I will faithfully execute the Office of President of the United States and will to the best of my Ability; preserve, protect and defend the Constitution of the United States.”Since Obamacare was signed into law, Obama has changed it no fewer than five times. In instances where Congress has proposed making the same the change to Obamacare in order to give it the imprimatur of law, Obama has threatened to veto the very the thing he wants done.
And it’s not just Obamacare that Obama violates. He has also ignored or selectively enforced the Defense of Marriage Act and Federal immigration laws while watching — if not actually sanctioning — his misnamed Department of Justice as it ran roughshod over laws related to firearms trafficking, voting and civil rights.
Additionally, Obama has plundered the Federal Treasury to give multibillion-dollar payouts to his cronies under the guise of stimulus and “green” initiatives. These monies were turned around and plowed back into his campaign fund while the corporations receiving the funds went bankrupt.
Article II, Section 4 says, “The President, Vice President and all civil Officers of the United States, shall be removed from Office on Impeachment for, and Conviction of, Treason, Bribery, or other high Crimes and Misdemeanors.”
Congress is abdicating its authority by ignoring the serial lawbreaking of the chief executive and not bringing him up on charges. It is complicit in turning the U.S. republic into an authoritarian banana republic under the high-sounding name of democracy.