THE WISE SHALL UNDERSTAND

Lawless Obama Continues To Ignore And Defy The Constitution

| November 28, 2013

For all the gnashing of teeth over the lack of comity and civility in Washington, the real problem is not etiquette but the breakdown of political norms, legislative and constitutional.

Such as the one just spectacularly blown up in the Senate. To get three judges onto a coveted circuit court, frustrated Democrats abolished the filibuster for executive appointments and (non-Supreme Court) judicial nominations.

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The problem is not the change itself. It’s fine that a president staffing his administration should need 51 votes rather than 60. Doing so for judicial appointments, which are for life, is a bit dicier. Nonetheless, for about 200 years the filibuster was nearly unknown in blocking judicial nominees. So we are really just returning to an earlier norm.

The violence to political norms here consisted in how that change was executed. By brute force — a near party-line vote of 52 to 48 . This was a disgraceful violation of more than two centuries of precedent. If a bare majority can change the fundamental rules that govern an institution, then there are no rules. Senate rules today are whatever the majority decides they are that morning.

What distinguishes an institution from a flash mob is that its rules endure. They can be changed, of course. But only by significant supermajorities. That’s why constitutional changes require two-thirds of both houses plus three-quarters of the states. If we could make constitutional changes by majority vote, there would be no Constitution.

As of today, the Senate effectively has no rules. Congratulations, Harry Reid. Finally, something you will be remembered for.

Barack Obama may be remembered for something similar. His violation of the proper limits of executive power has become breathtaking. It’s not just making recess appointments when the Senate is in session. It’s not just unilaterally imposing a law Congress had refused to pass — the Dream Act — by brazenly suspending large sectionsof the immigration laws.

We’ve now reached a point where a flailing president, desperate to deflect the opprobrium heaped upon him for the false promise that you could keep your health plan if you wanted to, calls a hasty news conference urging both insurers and the states to reinstate millions of such plans.

Except that he is asking them to break the law. His own law. Under Obamacare, no insurer may issue a policy after 2013 that does not meet the law’s minimum coverage requirements. These plans were canceled because they do not.

The law remains unchanged. The regulations governing that law remain unchanged. Nothing is changed except for a president proposing to unilaterally change his own law from the White House press room.

That’s banana republic stuff, except that there the dictator proclaims from the presidential balcony.

Remember how for months Democrats denounced Republicans for daring to vote to defund or postpone Obamacare? Saboteurs! Terrorists! How dare you alter “the law of the land.”

This was nonsense from the beginning. Every law is subject to revision and abolition if the people think it turned out to be a bad idea. Even constitutional amendments can be repealed — and have been (see Prohibition).

After indignant denunciation of Republicans for trying to amend “the law of the land” constitutionally (i.e. in Congress assembled), Democrats turn utterly silent when the president lawlessly tries to do so by executive fiat.

Nor is this the first time. The president wakes up one day and decides to unilaterally suspend the employer mandate, a naked invasion of Congress’s exclusive legislative prerogative, enshrined in Article I. Not a word from the Democrats. Nor now regarding the blatant usurpation of trying to restore canceled policies that violate explicit Obamacare coverage requirements.

And worse. When Congress tried to make Obama’s “fix” legal — i.e., through legislation — he opposed it. He even said he would veto it. Imagine: vetoing the very bill that would legally enact his own illegal fix.

At rallies, Obama routinely says he has important things to do and he’s not going to wait for Congress. Well, amending a statute after it’s been duly enacted is something a president may not do without Congress. It’s a gross violation of his Article II duty to take care that the laws be faithfully executed.

A Senate with no rules. A president without boundaries. One day, when a few bottled-up judicial nominees and a malfunctioning health-care Web site are barely a memory, we will still be dealing with the toxic residue of this outbreak of authoritative lawlessness. source – Washington Post

 

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  1. Tracy says:

    Not one thing is going to change in D.C. until God says “enough.” The majority of our House and Senate are satisfied–they haven’t missed one paycheck. If they were on merit pay, about 525 would be on starvation. Therefore, not enough of them are willing to rock-the-boat; and Obama and his minions know this. This entire country and the world is just sliding more and more down the slippery slope of self-destruction.
    Christians just know that God is still in total control of ALL things, and He is with us always.
    Isaiah 5:20 “Wow unto them that call evil good and good evil; that put darkness for light, and light for darkness; that put bitter for sweet, and sweet for bitter.”

  2. Hope says:

    We, as a nation, let this man “win” the last election and then let him sell out Israel without a challenge. We should expect nothing good from here foward. May God have mercy on our souls.

    • STL says:

      Its all in God’s hands, not ours, the changes are happening at a rapid pace, all we need to do, is just watch, our lives are being changed for the better, if you recieved Salvation in our Lord Jesus Christ.

      • judy says:

        yes it is STL. YET, NOW WE CAN SEE Y GOD SAITH PUT TRUST IN NO MAN,YET TRUST IN GOD . OVER HALF OF THE PEOPLE IN THE WORLD STILL HAS THEIR TRUST IN THIS MAN,. GOD WOULD HEAL THIS LAND, YET MAN RATHER WALK BY SIGHT , THAN WALK BY FAITH , TRUSTING IN GOD AND GOD ALONE.

    • Rusty says:

      This is probably one of the truest statements I’ve heard in quite a long time.

    • judy says:

      AMEN HOPE. AND CHRISTIANS SHOULDNT HAVE EVEN THOUGHT OF VOTING FOR HIM,YET KNOW SO MANY CHRISTIANS WHO DID AND STILL FOR HIM. SAD TIMES WE ARE LIVING IN. YET MANY WILL LEARN TRUTH SOONER THAN THEY THINK . YET , GOD CAN CHANGE THINGS THRU THE PRAYERS OF HIS CHILDREN. .

  3. Arizona says:

    Get close to the LORD kids,cause the rules in washington have changed and soon oboozo is going to TOSS OUT the US CONSTITUTION,and put in his new 2300 page constitution,bring sheria law to america,and take over the country,ALL these foriegn troops are here to herd you into his fema death camps,THEN put the mark of the beast on you and then starve you to death or just excute you if you refuse the mark,BETTER to die in your front yard,FIGHTING….

  4. Arizona says:

    OH,one other thing,OBOOZO didn’t win the last election,…he only had 15% of the vote,RON PAUL WON,he had over 50% of the vote,but as we all know everyone in the government works for LUCIFER,the whole thing was RIGGED,and the demoncrates were all in favor of the out come,…they’ll change their mind after their rounded up to be excuted……………

  5. Doc says:

    Obama is the most vile, evil, loathsome, racist, feckless, petulant, nefarious, narcissistic, arrogant, despicable, detestable, anti US Constitution, anti-military, pathological lying, integrity stricken, morally corrupt, divisive, destructive sociopath to have ever soiled OUR Oval Office.

  6. Samuel says:

    THE WILL AND COUNSEL OF THE HOLY ONE OF ISRAEL,WILL ALWAYS PREVAIL,WHETHER LUCIFER (OBAMA),LIKES IT OR NOT. See LAMENTATIONS 3 :37!!!

    • jediutahn says:

      Israel and Islam are both evil and corrupt remove these religions from the world and have peace…finally after 3000 years there will be peace.

      • Elaine Coker says:

        There will be no peace without Israel. Israel is God’s time clock, and they are not going away. Jesus Christ is coming back to Jerusalem to restore His name that has been blasphemed throughout the entire world.The Jews have always wanted peace. Israel is/has always been the persecuted ones, not Islam or the Palestinians. There are so called christian groups who are persecuting Israel right now and they are going to pay dearly for it.
        3 And in that day will I make Jerusalem a burdensome stone for all people: all that burden themselves with it shall be cut in pieces, though all the people of the earth be gathered together against it.
        9 And it shall come to pass in that day, that I will seek to destroy all the nations that come against Jerusalem.
        Not only will nations pay for what they are doing to Israel, but individuals will pay also.

      • STL says:

        Jediutahn: There will not be any peace deal that will last until Jesus Christ set up his government in the 1000 year reign on earth right after the 7 year Tribulation!

      • STL says:

        ISLAM WILL LOSE, THE JEWS WILL WIN THE FINAL BATTLE ON EARTH!

  7. Heather says:

    Posts on this website are glaringly unchristian, filled with all sorts of anger and hatred. You look at the stories, 6 out of 9 on the forums page today about Obama and politics, which the Lord Jesus never spent five minutes fretting over or telling us to fret over.

    Look at the anger and hatred you post. Most of you have serious emotional problems, are sociopathic and unstable. This is all just shameful and disgusting. Coming here is like getting slimed anymore. Please show me where hate mongers and hateful trolls are included in the kingdom of God.

    They profess that they know God; but in works they deny him, being abominable, and disobedient, and unto every good work reprobate. Titus 1:16

  8. R S Stewart says:

    In the Supreme Court decision regarding Obamacare, the “Affordable Health
    Care Act,” the Supremes made some startling, perhaps shocking, contradictions. They also overstepped their Constitutional authority.

    As the Act is written, it claims to have authority to regulate health care and health care insurance based on the interstate commerce clause, which is probably correct to a degree, at least in some aspects of the Act. (Individual points are debatable.)

    But regarding the very act of mandating Obamacare itself they ruled:
    “The individual mandate, however, does not regulate existing commercial activity. It instead compels individuals to become active in commerce by purchasing a product, on the ground that their failure to do so affects interstate commerce.
    Construing the Commerce Clause to permit Congress to regulate individuals precisely because they are doing nothing would open a new and potentially vast domain to congressional authority.”

    I.E., an illicit act of Congress.

    But they turned around and twisted the Act until it appeared it was legal.

    -They called the penalties for failure to participate a tax rather than a penalty, ignoring the actual language of the Act. In effect, they redefined to their satisfaction a piece of legislation, in effect rewriting the legislation.
    -They ignored limitations the Constitution itself dictates in Congress’ ability to tax.
    -They claimed that this “tax” was not a penalty and did not actually mandate or act to force the participation in Obamacare.
    -They ignored the fact that permitting “Congress to tax individuals precisely because they are doing nothing would open a new and potentially vast domain to congressional authority.”

    If in fact any of these areas are “allowed” by precedence in recent jurisprudence, these precedents were themselves erroneous.

    -Regarding rewriting the legislation, when they pointed out that Congress’ intent in justifying their legislation was unconstitutional, and the express intent in doing so as well, it should have been returned to Congress for revision and enactment or no enactment.

    A law passing a tax is a different express intent than a law passing a mandate. Congress was never allowed to approve or reject a “tax that doesn’t mandate” new economic activity. But it is Congress’ prerogative to approve or reject legislation, and to expressly approve or reject new taxes, not the Supreme Court’s.

    The actuality of the matter is that Obamacare, the so-called “Affordable Care Act,” is a defacto coup against the Constitution allowing Congress to seize for itself “a new and potentially vast domain to congressional authority” regardless of how its interpreted.

    I.E., the Supreme Court literally altered the express intent of legislation, AND enacted a tax Congress never approved of as a tax. This is a deliberate coup by the Supreme Court to “seize for itself a new and potentially vast domain of Supreme court authority” regarding an ability to rewrite law.

    -Congress is expressly limited in what taxes they may levy. Economic inactivity is not in the list. Congress does not have authority to levy a “penalty tax” in order to compel individuals to become active in commerce any more than they have authority to penalize, or fine, them for it.

    -Regardless of what its called, whether it’s called a penalty or a tax, the consequence of attaching a cost to non-participation in Obamacare IS a penalty, a fine for economic inactivity. It WILL have the effect of penalizing people for doing nothing so that those who are within an income range where cost of Obamacare +deductibles is less than expected cost of other health care options in a market where price is dominated by Obamacare + the fine will indeed be forced to participate.

    I.E., a thorn by any other name is still a thorn, whether you call it a thorn or a biological self-defense mechanism. Like the “judicial activism” upon which it is based, this entire decision erodes separations of powers.

    -Again, this decision accomplishes an anti-Constitutional coup. In appearing to reject giving Congress specifically and government in general broad new powers, the Court creates a new taxing power to government.

    In conclusion, the Act itself is a coup by Congress to “open a new and potentially vast domain to congressional authority,” and by the Supreme Court for it’s deliberate decision to support that while seizing broad new power for themselves.

    (This doesn’t even begin to address Obama’s sweeping power to pick and choose who Federal laws apply to, or even if they need be applied at all. When you consider that, you realize that the three branches have jointly pulled a coup against the Constitution.)

  9. we need to pray for each other, we need GODs spirit poured out upon each of us, help us lord, please.

  10. Ron Murphy says:

    Funny thing about Lot and Noah the went through quite a bit , before the wrath of God came, that’s when they were delivered, when the rest were destroyed but not until. The didn’t know until the flood came and took them all away! But it was to late then, Matt. 24:39. Tribulation is totally different than God’s wrath, which is like the flood and fire and brim stone, it brings total destruction upon the wicked, Tribulation is the time of trying, Rev. 3:10

  11. YA’LL AIN’T SEEN NOTHING YET!! JUST WAIT WHEN THE LORD JESUS COMES AND TAKES HIS BRIDE TO THE MARRIAGE SUPPER OF THE LAMB!!!
    RIGHT NOW, THE CHURCH , THE CHRISTIANS ARE THE PROVERBIAL GLUE THAT IS HOLDING THIS MESS TOGETHER!!

    WE GO UP!! THE WRATH OF GOD COMES DOWN!!! EVERY demon FROM HELL WILL BE UNLEASHED !!

    SO, IF YOU DO NOT KNOW JESUS AS SAVIOR AND LORD YOU CAN! JUST SAY,” JESUS I BELIEVE YOU DIED, WAS BURIED AND THAT YOU ROSE AGAIN! PLEASE FORGIVE ME OF ALL MY SIN AND COME LIVE IN ME AND THROUGH ME! AMEN!!

  12. Steve says:

    The time just gets oh so close, it seems like everyone who reads this blog has this “gut feeling” something big is about to happen!!

    Well…it truly is. I believe the Holy Spirit is giving us a spiritual heads up that Christ may be walking in the clouds approaching this Earth and is soon to hear the voice of the Father to gather His Church!!

  13. 2Th 2:3 Let no man deceive you by any means: for that day shall not come, except there come a falling away first, and that man of sin be revealed, the son of perdition;
    2Th 2:4 Who opposeth and exalteth himself above all that is called God, or that is worshipped; so that he as God sitteth in the temple of God, shewing himself that he is God.
    2Th 2:5 Remember ye not, that, when I was yet with you, I told you these things?
    2Th 2:6 And now ye know what withholdeth that he might be revealed in his time.
    2Th 2:7 For the mystery of iniquity doth already work: only he who now letteth will let, until he be taken out of the way.
    2Th 2:8 And then shall that Wicked be revealed, whom the Lord shall consume with the spirit of his mouth, and shall destroy with the brightness of his coming:
    2Th 2:9 Even him, whose coming is after the working of Satan with all power and signs and lying wonders,
    2Th 2:10 And with all deceivableness of unrighteousness in them that perish; because they received not the love of the truth, that they might be saved.
    2Th 2:11 And for this cause God shall send them strong delusion, that they should believe a lie:
    2Th 2:12 That they all might be damned who believed not the truth, but had pleasure in unrighteousness.
    2Th 2:13 But we are bound to give thanks alway to God for you, brethren beloved of the Lord, because God hath from the beginning chosen you to salvation through sanctification of the Spirit and belief of the truth:

    • Eze 13:19 And will ye pollute me among my people for handfuls of barley and for pieces of bread, to slay the souls that should not die, and to save the souls alive that should not live, by your lying to my people that hear your lies?
      Eze 13:20 Wherefore thus saith the Lord GOD; Behold, I am against your pillows, wherewith ye there hunt the souls to make them fly, and I will tear them from your arms, and will let the souls go, even the souls that ye hunt to make them fly.
      Eze 13:21 Your kerchiefs also will I tear, and deliver my people out of your hand, and they shall be no more in your hand to be hunted; and ye shall know that I am the LORD.
      Eze 13:22 Because with lies ye have made the heart of the righteous sad, whom I have not made sad; and strengthened the hands of the wicked, that he should not return from his wicked way, by promising him life:

    • STL says:

      Brenda: I hope you and Ron are doing just fine, as we watch the changes in our country and the world. And yes, you completely right the falling away has begun. The Gays, Atheist’s, and people simply do not want to hear about religion or politics. We are seeing this world developing into Satan’s world.

      I believe by April-May the Firestorm will begin in the Middle East, as Israel and the USA have their military drills, that will set off Iran and Syria, and the fireworks begins!

  14. Guess I’ll just get me some figi newtons, and play some chess—while the world destroys itself………….. lolol

  15. gump says:

    Oh bologna….this started with Bush

  16. Jay says:

    Lean not on your own understanding.

  17. Teresa B says:

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    I was informed by a friend a few weeks ago that Jon Lopey was having a hard time with getting a permit for a firearm, I had to laugh. This man is one of the highest caliber men I have ever known. Colonel Lopey is what I call him. He served in the Marine Corps during the Vietnam era. Then served thirty three years as a California Highway Patrolman as Captain and Assistant Chief. In his spare time he attended college and served in the Army Reserves as an Officer. Colonel Lopey was deployed several times during the duration of the War. He was awarded two Bronze Stars and one with Valor. After all of this, Colonel Lopey was recently denied a permit to purchase a firearm from the very government he has served faithfully during his career.

    I read an article awhile back where some pin-head from the Huffington Post was running him down. It seems this patriot lawman has been spotted and flagged by the very Federal government he has sworn to protect.

    When Colonel Lopey applied for a permit to own a M1 Garand he was denied with no explanation. He filed an appeal and is waiting for a response. He also holds a Top Secret Clearance and has attended the F.B.I. National Academy. With accomplishments such as these, in the military and law enforcement, it seems he has crossed the federal government one too many times. It sure seems pretty blatant and evident what is going on to me. Just imagine what they are doing to the regular Joes out there! Keep up the Good fight Colonel Lopey!

    Editor’s Note: An interview with Col. Lopey regarding the fumbled firearms purchase.

    The first time I met Colonel Lopey

    Colonel Jon Lopey
    Colonel Jon Lopey
    After I was wounded in Iraq I spent eighteen months in a medical hold company going through surgeries and therapy. During one of my surgeries I came home for thirty days of convalescent leave to heal up. One day my daughter comes into my room and says, “Dad the Cops are outside taking your pick-up!” So, I got up and went outside to ask them why they were taking my truck and why they didn’t come to my door first? About that time, I heard the pawl gear in the transmission break as they yarded the truck up onto a flatbed. There was several law enforcement agencies present; County Sheriff’s Deputies, California Highway Patrolmen and California Department of Fish & Game Warden. They said it was too close to the county road. I said “I was born and raised here, people have been parking here for forty years!” It didn’t make any sense.

    I followed the tow truck to town where I had to pay the tow fees, get a battery and a permit to drive the truck home. It was my younger brother’s truck, and he’d died while I was deployed, so I hadn’t had time to register it yet. I busted the staples out of my arm while working on the truck. I did manage to get the truck home and went back for another surgery. I felt betrayed and insulted and lost a lot of respect for the law that day! I wrote the county Sheriff, the Yreka California Highway Patrol and the local newspaper about what had happened to me. I didn’t get a response from anyone.

    Serving in Iraq
    Serving in Iraq
    A couple of weeks later I get a phone call from a Commander Jon Lopey. The new commander of the Yreka CHP office. He said he had just been assigned to the new post and had seen my letter on the desk. He asked if there was anyway he could help with anything at all. Commander Lopey did everything he possibly could to make things right. I was impressed and grateful.

    A few months later I was discharged and sent home. The General of the California National Guard phoned and said the Pentagon was getting caught up on Purple Heart recipients. He said mine was grated and sent out to General Wade. He told me that I would be sent a plane ticket to come down to San Diego and receive the Medal in a proper military ceremony. I asked if he could just drop it in the mail and I would have a local military Commander present me the award. He didn’t care for the idea, but agreed nonetheless.

    My service in Iraq
    My service in Iraq
    The mail came in just before Veterans Day and I asked Colonel Lopey if he would present the Purple Heart to me where my friends and family would be able to attend. He said it would be an honor. That Veterans Day my friends, my family, brothers in arms, Veterans and the community all gathered at The Living Memorial Sculpture Garden, Hot LZ Memorial, near Weed, California. Colonel Jon Lopey and First Sergeant Jerry Shoemaker awarded me the Purple Heart.

    A few weeks later he phoned and asked if I would care to visit Governor Arnold Schwarzenegger with him. I went to Redding, California where Colonel Lopey and I boarded the Governor’s bus and talked for an hour. I was coined by the Terminator. (beat that one supply sergeant!) Then I was coined by Colonel Lopey! I was one of those guys who never seemed to get coined. So that was awesome, and I will never forget the day Colonel Lopey and I spent with the Governor.

    I was and still remain amazed by the accomplishments, the stand and the integrity of Colonel Jon Lopey. He means what he says and says what he means. I was proud to help when he decided to run for Siskiyou County Sheriff. He stands for our constitution and is an avid supporter of the 2nd Amendment. He has been active and vocal with regards to his stand on these matters.

    Read more: http://freedomoutpost.com/2013/12/col-jon-lopey-retired-policeman-combat-vet-sheriff-top-secret-clearance-denied-firearm-purchase/#ixzz2mMxdixZx

    Read more at http://freedomoutpost.com/2013/12/col-jon-lopey-retired-policeman-combat-vet-sheriff-top-secret-clearance-denied-firearm-purchase/#pUGYxR7flPq4ccol.99

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