Saturday, May 17, 2014

I Don't Blame Obama Anymore

You all know I've spent almost four years now pointing out the shortcomings of the President and the Democrats in general. I have put the blame on Obama and the Democrats for the continued deterioration of the economy, the deterioration of morals and adherence to the laws of the land , the growing national debt, the shrinkage of the value of the dollar, the ever rising unemployment numbers (don't kid yourself that unemployment is going down - the workforce is shrinking), the failure in Iraq and our diminished status in the world.

The Obama administration has lied to the American people time after time, from Obamacare ("You can keep your doctor") to Benghazi ("It was a spontaneous event caused by a video"). They have refused to cooperate with Congressional committees searching for the truth by refusing to hand over requested documents that would reveal their true roles in the various scandals.

Just days ago we learned that the Department of Homeland Security released over 36,000 "convicted" illegal aliens, who were waiting for deportation, to the streets. These 36,000 included murderers, rapists, burglars, drug addicts, etc. And most of them were discretionary releases - not mandatory. 

Obama and Eric Holder have initiated a plan to prevent Border Patrol agents from doing their jobs. It is so bad the Border Patrol union has sued the Obama administration over it. That's how lawless Obama and his ilk have become.

I used to blame Obama. But the time has come to put the blame where it truly belongs - on the spineless Republicans. They refuse to take any real action and refuse to impeach Obama because he's "the first African-American President" and they don't want to be called racists by the Democrats and the main stream media.

Impeachment of a President is an expressed power of the legislature that allows for formal charges against a civil officer of government, including the President, for crimes committed in office. In his oath of office the President said “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.” Article 2, Sec. 3 of the Constitution charges the President “shall take care that the Laws be faithfully executed.” It doesn’t say that he “should” execute the laws of the United States; it uses the imperative “shall.”

Since taking that oath he has circumvented the Constitution on numerous occasions, even telling the American people he was going to do it. " of the things that I’ll be emphasizing in this meeting is the fact that we are not just going to be waiting for legislation in order to make sure that we’re providing Americans the kind of help that they need. I’ve got a pen and I’ve got a phone,” the President said during a cabinet meeting. In other words - if Congress doesn't do what he wants he'll do it himself, even without the authority to do so.

The President picks and chooses the laws he will enforce - also contrary to his sworn duties as President. From immigration to the health care law, the President has unilaterally decided which parts of both he will and won't enforce. He also made some unchallenged appointments the National Labor Relations Board by declaring that the Senate was in recess, which it was not. The 4th Circuit Court of Appeals joined the federal appeals courts in D.C. and Philadelphia in ruling that these appointments were unconstitutional yet the President has done nothing to reverse those appointments.

In June of last year the Supreme Court ruled in Shelby County v. Eric Holder that Section 4 of the Voting Rights Act is “unconstitutional” and that “the formula can no longer be used as a basis for subjecting jurisdiction to pre-clearance.” Instead of complying with the Supreme Court ruling the President allowed Eric Holder to file suit against the State of Texas to order the stated to submit to pre-clearance, in defiance of Congress’ authority to legislate and the Supreme Court’s authority to rule on the constitutionality of the law.

The President is in clear violation of several federal laws yet Republicans refuse to impeach him. So from now on when Obama commits another lawless act I'm not going to blame him. I'm putting the blame on the people who could but won't do something about it. The impeachment process is set up precisely to prevent lawless behavior by elected officials. If the Republicans refuse to use their legal authority to stop Obama from doing whatever he wants whenever he wants it's their own fault. And it's about time to put the blame where it now belongs.

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