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Ron Anderson

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Mar 31, 2013 - 03:10pm PT
Heres some ways Obama has shredded the Constitution







Is Trashing the Constitution
Robert Knight

Sep 18, 2012
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It was Constitution Day yesterday, so I spent part of it compiling a non-exhaustive list of the ways Barack Obama has violated the Constitution.

First, let’s dispense with a persistent media trope, which is that Barack Obama was a “constitutional law professor” in Chicago. Former University of Chicago Law School Interim Dean Richard Epstein blew a hole through that recently with his recollection that New York Times reporter Jodi Kantor’s claim that Mr. Obama was offered tenure is utterly false. Mr. Obama was never even a law professor, just a part-time lecturer.

nder no circumstances would an offer to Obama be tenured…,” Dr. Epstein told the Daily Caller. “The thought that the law school could have made a tenure offer to a person with no academic writing was out of the question.”

Now for some examples of Mr. Obama’s violations.

Launching an illegal war in Libya. Article I, Section 8 gives Congress the power to declare war. Under the congressionally-enacted War Powers Act, Mr. Obama had 60 days to get congressional approval after U.S. bombs started dropping in Tripoli, but he didn't bother. Putting the Muslim Brotherhood in charge of yet another Arab nation appeared to be a higher priority than following the law.

Undermining the nation's armed forces. Article II, Section 2, names the president Commander in Chief. Instead of asserting American power, Mr. Obama projects weakness, emboldening our enemies. The murder of our ambassador and three other staff in Benghazi, Libya, and the attacks on our embassies in Egypt and Yemen, are bitter fruit of that reality. In addition, Mr. Obama rammed through Congress a bill homosexualizing the military despite failing to make the case that this won't hurt readiness, morale, retention or recruitment. He is unfit to be Commander in Chief.

Violating religious freedom. Mr. Obama’s Department of Health and Human Services ignored the First Amendment by issuing a Soviet-style order to Catholic and other faith-based institutions to violate their beliefs and provide insurance covering abortifacients, contraceptives and sterilizations.

Appointing agency “czars” without Senate approval. Article II, Section 2, gives the president the power to appoint ambassadors, judges and top agency officials, but only with the “Advice and Consent of the Senate.” Mr. Obama has appointed, without Senate approval, more than two dozen “czars” in federal agencies.

Making illegal recess appointments. Article II, Section 2 allows the President to “fill up all Vacancies that may happen during the Recess of the Senate.” While the Senate was in session, Mr. Obama made recess appointments of Richard Cordray to head the new Consumer Financial Protection Bureau and three members of the National Labor Relations Board.

Forcing Americans to buy health insurance. Article I, Section 8 gives Congress the power to regulate commerce and levy taxes. It does not force Americans to engage in commerce. During policy debates in 2009, the White House denied that the Affordable Care Act’s individual mandate was a “tax.” But in court, the administration argued that it was a tax after all. In a shocking ruling, Chief Justice John Roberts bought the logic, upholding this unconstitutional monstrosity.

Refusing to enforce laws that he doesn’t like. Article II, Section 3 states that the president “shall take care that the Laws be faithfully executed.” Mr. Obama directed Attorney General Eric H. Holder Jr. to ignore the Defense of Marriage Act and even work against it in the federal courts. Mr. Holder also suspended newly enacted photo ID voter laws in Texas and South Carolina.

Stonewalling Fast and Furious. The Justice Department’s subdivision of Alcohol, Tobacco and Firearms “walked” more than 2,000 firearms to drug gangs across the border to Mexico. U.S. Border Patrol Agent Brian Terry was killed, along with at least 100 Mexicans. The administration has shown contempt for Congress, and Mr. Holder denied knowing about the debacle despite evidence indicating otherwise. This is not “faithfully” executing the law or defending America’s sovereign borders.

Violating Equal Protection and Voting Rights. The 14th Amendment guarantees “due process” and “equal protection of the laws.” The 15th Amendment guarantees that “the right of citizens to vote shall not be denied or abridged … on account of race.…” Mr. Holder ditched the case of New Black Panther Party members videotaped intimidating Philadelphia voters in 2008. Two former Justice Department officials testified that employees were told to ignore white complainants.

Using the EPA to attack America’s energy industry. In 2010, the Senate refused to pass the "cap-and-trade" bill that would have created a carbon-tax system, vastly increasing federal power over energy. The Environmental Protection Agency declared carbon dioxide a pollutant anyway and began exerting raw bureaucratic power. Mr. Obama's green zealots nixed the Keystone XL pipeline from Canada and virtually shut down new oil exploration and drilling.

Allowing the FCC to grab the Internet. The Telecommunications Act gives the Federal Communications Commission (FCC) authority over wire and broadcasting, but not broadband. Congress and a federal appeals court rejected the FCC's claims of authority, yet the FCC released "net neutrality" rules in December 2010. This violates the First Amendment’s protection of free speech. The FCC has no more authority over the Internet than it does over the musings of Joe Biden.

Attacking a state for upholding federal law. The 10th Amendment says “The powers not delegated to the United States by the Constitution, nor prohibited by it to the States, are reserved to the States respectively, or to the people.” In July 2010, the Justice Department sued Arizona for a law requiring state officials to enforce federal immigration laws. Nothing in the Constitution prohibits states from assisting in enforcing federal laws. Meanwhile, the Justice Department ignores "sanctuary cities" that openly violate federal law.

Giving a foreign leader platforms to denounce an American state. In May 2010, Mexican President Felipe Calderon addressed Congress, where he blasted Arizona to cheers from Democrats. Mr. Obama joined him later at a White House press conference where both men trashed Arizona. The president takes an oath that he will “preserve, protect and defend the Constitution,” which guarantees that states are part of the United States, not part of a foreign country by default.

Using the National Labor Relations Board as a goon squad. The NLRB sued in April 2010 to stop the Boeing Co.'s new $750 million Dreamliner plant in right-to-work South Carolina because unions objected. Nowhere does the Constitution give the federal government the power to tell businesses where they can operate.

There’s so much more, but I’ve run out of room. When liberals write the history of the Obama era, they’ll have to perform contortions to cover up the sheer amount of lawlessness.




If that isnt enough, then consider the NDAA 2013 and the stacks of sub sections regarding clandestine and cyber ops. In those mile thick pages are new regs that say they can do whatever they like in the name or terrorist campaigns, but hardly limited to just that. ANY computer on the internet is now open game for the feds. As demostrated, the killing with out due process of US citzens have ALREADY Happened. Drones now fly in the USA. Not ONE freedom loving American should think for a second that sacrificing liberty for safety will work out well.


Then onto the UN Treaty which deals WITH the 2nd Amendment as well as many other critical issues that he wanted to lump into the UN- (the most dysfunctional organization ever!) where we would have counrties like IRAN deciding what was best for everyone. TOTAL BULLSHEET and directly conflicts with the Costitution in many ways. Thats why the House threw it out. But why does Obama want it? Lord only knows.
And then theres the recent gun owner attacks from the feds and they have seen how that went over as well. So Yeah Rick,, hes been fairly good a tap dancing around and over the Constitution...
jghedge

climber
Mar 31, 2013 - 03:28pm PT

Hahahahaha, poor Rong

"Mr. Obama’s Department of Health and Human Services ignored the First Amendment by issuing a Soviet-style order to Catholic and other faith-based institutions to violate their beliefs and provide insurance covering abortifacients, contraceptives and sterilizations."

No one was "ordered" to do anything, fool.

http://www.forbes.com/sites/rickungar/2012/02/02/the-truth-about-contraception-obamacare-and-the-church/

"For starters, all churches—or any other type of house of worship— are expressly exempted from the requirement that they offer health insurance to their employees that includes any provision for contraception. The issue under discussion involves whether other entities owned and operated by a church should be obligated to do so under the law."


Try to get a grip on reality, son.


Dr. F.

Big Wall climber
SoCal
Topic Author's Reply - Mar 31, 2013 - 08:14pm PT
thanks for the post rick
I guess you are just ignorant
What have Kerry or the others that you list to enrich themselves compared to the Repubs??

And i ask once again, Do you know what is going on in our Congress? with the Republican Obstructionism

We could have put millions to work, Including veterans, our economy could be booming, but the REPUBLICANS HAVE Filibustered Everything, just said No to Helping Americans

The Democrats put forward bills to put people to work, the Republicans say no and filibuster them

That is a Huge difference if you were smart enough to be able to understand it




and rong!!
I can't get enough laughs from your recent propaganda about shredding the constitution

Violating religious freedom. Mr. Obama’s Department of Health and Human Services ignored the First Amendment by issuing a Soviet-style order to Catholic and other faith-based institutions to violate their beliefs and provide insurance covering abortifacients, contraceptives and sterilizations.

WTF???
such BS
If they are buying Insurance that conforms to Federal standards, then they have to accept the Federal standards, like everything else, if they don't like it, they can Not buy it.

I could go over every thing on that list and prove it's complete BS

Yet Bush, his crimes are so far beyond anything ever done by any President, yet he is just the same as Obama in rong and rick's brain

I call that brain damaged
Dr. F.

Big Wall climber
SoCal
Topic Author's Reply - Mar 31, 2013 - 08:20pm PT
rong, you should read what you post before you post,
so it doesn't make you look as foolish

Unconstitutional!!
What a f-ing joke
Using the EPA to attack America’s energy industry. In 2010, the Senate refused to pass the "cap-and-trade" bill that would have created a carbon-tax system, vastly increasing federal power over energy. The Environmental Protection Agency declared carbon dioxide a pollutant anyway and began exerting raw bureaucratic power. Mr. Obama's green zealots nixed the Keystone XL pipeline from Canada and virtually shut down new oil exploration and drilling.

Launching an illegal war in Libya. Article I, Section 8 gives Congress the power to declare war. Under the congressionally-enacted War Powers Act, Mr. Obama had 60 days to get congressional approval after U.S. bombs started dropping in Tripoli, but he didn't bother. Putting the Muslim Brotherhood in charge of yet another Arab nation appeared to be a higher priority than following the law.

Obama launched a illegal War in Libya???
When was that?
Oh, you mean the UN Security Council Peace Keeping resolution intervention
That wasn't a war you knucklehead, There was No war, so your whole argument is totally BS

and Obama did not have any part of them picking a New Gov. so it's complete BS that he put the Muslim Brotherhood in charge

Hey rick, here's a question
Why do the Right Wingers believe so may lies and propaganda?
It's because they have a media that fabricates lies and feeds it to the ill informed, misguided, and moronic idiots that compose the base of the right wing empire.
jghedge

climber
Mar 31, 2013 - 08:25pm PT
"If they are buying Insurance that conforms to Federal standards, then they have to accept the Federal standards, like everything else, if they don't like it, they can Not buy it."


Hahahahaha, can you imagine accusing your insurance company of issuing "Soviet-style orders" because they offer coverage you don't want?


"WHAT? Free towing? It's October 1917 all over again!!!"
Dr. F.

Big Wall climber
SoCal
Topic Author's Reply - Mar 31, 2013 - 08:35pm PT
Credit: Dr. F.

Just an example of the difference
Can you read

everything possible to improve America Blocked by Republicans
They are purposefully Sabotaging our recovery for political gain

Millions suffering as they play games with our economy and National well being


It's treasonous
Dr. F.

Big Wall climber
SoCal
Topic Author's Reply - Mar 31, 2013 - 08:45pm PT
Some more differences
They are Not the same
Credit: Dr. F.
Credit: Dr. F.
Credit: Dr. F.
Credit: Dr. F.
Credit: Dr. F.
Credit: Dr. F.
jghedge

climber
Mar 31, 2013 - 08:57pm PT
"They are purposefully Sabotaging our recovery for political gain"


Except look which party is gaining
Dr. F.

Big Wall climber
SoCal
Topic Author's Reply - Mar 31, 2013 - 09:02pm PT
More from David Stockman
Stockman may have a point when it comes to Bush’s policies, at least. The cost of the wars in Iraq and Afghanistan combined with the Bush-era tax cuts for the wealthy will account for nearly half of the debt the U.S. will owe by 2019, according to a February analysis from the Center on Budget Policy and Priorities, a left-leaning think tank.

Bush isn’t the only Republican leader to draw Stockman’s ire in recent months, though. During the 2012 presidential election, Stockman called Republican candidate Mitt Romney “a master financial speculator who bought, sold, flipped, and stripped businesses.” He also attacked Vice Presidential Candidate Paul Ryan’s budget, arguing that it was “devoid of credible math or hard policy choices.”

A budget devoid of credible math or hard policy choices???
I thought he was financial whiz or wonk, no, he is just another snake oil salesman trying to sell his recipe for failure, and of course all the Republicans jumped on the train and sell this crap in lockstep
Ron Anderson

Trad climber
Soon to be Nipple suckling Liberal
Mar 31, 2013 - 09:04pm PT
Rick,, we have a way of spinning the hamster wheel..
Dr. F.

Big Wall climber
SoCal
Topic Author's Reply - Mar 31, 2013 - 09:10pm PT
The wild west!!

I guess we can point directly to people that have their head in the sand, asleep, ill informed, brainwashed, can't see beyond black and white, Have No idea of what's going On!

They hate the Governement and want to go back to the Wild west

And I can pay someone $100 to go to your house and shoot you while you sleep, just because you insulted me, how would that work out for you, just like back in the good ole days, right?
It would be so great, not having to pay taxes.

Morons
rick sumner

Trad climber
reno, nevada/ wasilla alaska
Mar 31, 2013 - 09:11pm PT
I was outside most of the day doing things. Popped in about 5pm for long enough to post a brief response on another thread, then i took my wife out to dinner,

Anyway it was good to give you guys plenty of time to trash me unopposed in your usual personal way. Your critiques almost invariably reveal more about yourselves than the person you are trashing.

I'll admit to a degree of ignorance. It is an exceedingly complex world we find ourselves alive in at this time. Only an arrogant fool would claim true expertise in more than a handful of disciplines or fields of knowledge.

I'm afraid you are confused good Dr. F, or Norton or whatever alter egos you might exhibit on this forum,the ball is in your court and the turn is yours to answer. You have made outrageous claims and accusations backed by little of substance unless you call cartoons, opinion blogs, biased and discredited partisan think tank propaganda, proof.I gave you a list of democratic politicians, the majority of which are just as rich and as surely corrupt as the repubs you trash.I'm not going to fall for a reversal of the court where i am expected to answer and defend instead of you.

As i told you previosly Dr., i will not engage in an internet pissing match with you.It is my desire to meet on middle ground and discuss rationally the real problems facing this country as well as posit some sensible solutions.Maybe we could establish something like the "climbers political platform". After all isn't the brotherhood (and sisterhood to be PC) of the rope a more powerful bond than party affiliation.

To others i might have offended, forgive me. I just thought since i wasn't getting anywhere through a calm give and take process then it was time to blast the horn just as loud as Dr. F. And Hedge, it was good of you to admit the reason for your vote and allegiance to party line is a pocketbook issue.
Dr. F.

Big Wall climber
SoCal
Topic Author's Reply - Mar 31, 2013 - 09:14pm PT
Well answer this easy question
What have the republicans done that has been good?
We know they have done plenty of bad, tell us what they do that's good
Then you can turn this around

The ball is in your court now.
rick sumner

Trad climber
reno, nevada/ wasilla alaska
Mar 31, 2013 - 09:17pm PT
Yeah Ron they seem to be spinning themselves dizzy.
Dr. F.

Big Wall climber
SoCal
Topic Author's Reply - Mar 31, 2013 - 09:18pm PT
I already talked about those Dems yesterday
So what if they are rich, they work to help all Americans, not just themselves

Those photos are based in Fact, Not Fiction like TGT's BS Cartoons
You apparently are just able to disregard facts
jghedge

climber
Mar 31, 2013 - 09:25pm PT
"And Hedge, it was good of you to admit the reason for your vote and allegiance to party line is a pocketbook issue."

Thanks

My accountant might beg to differ however

(Hint: He's not a democrat)


Bought your green Tahoe guidebook back in the day, by the way, and met you when you came into The Old Post Office in Carnelian Bay - I was 19, and working there, washing dishes

Cheers

John M

climber
Mar 31, 2013 - 09:26pm PT
Anyway it was good to give you guys plenty of time to trash me unopposed in your usual personal way. Your critiques almost invariably reveal more about yourselves than the person you are trashing.

This is funny since you trashed Dr F while he was gone. You certainly fail to see yourself in many of the things that you complain about.
rick sumner

Trad climber
reno, nevada/ wasilla alaska
Mar 31, 2013 - 09:26pm PT
Come on Dr., i know you can do it. Give up the goods on a few (even one) of the more unsavory rascals you defend. Do this in good faith and we can move forward.
jghedge

climber
Mar 31, 2013 - 10:58pm PT
Any facts yet?

Or just the usual crash and burn


Just checked w/my ins. agent on whether contraception is covered

Apparently vasectomy isn't Stalinist enough
Dr. F.

Big Wall climber
SoCal
Topic Author's Reply - Apr 1, 2013 - 09:15am PT
Ok rick
I checked on Nancy Pelosi, and seems truly amasing as a person that has fought to get good things done

read for yourself
wikipedia

Nancy Patricia D'Alesandro Pelosi (pron.: /pəˈloʊsi/; born March 26, 1940) is the Minority Leader of the United States House of Representatives and served as the 60th Speaker of the United States House of Representatives from 2007 to 2011. She was the first woman to hold the office and to date is the highest-ranking female politician in American history.[1]

A member of the Democratic Party, Pelosi represents California's 12th congressional district, which consists of four-fifths of the city and county of San Francisco. The district was numbered as the 5th during Pelosi's first three terms in the House, and as the 8th from 1993 to 2013. She served as the House Minority Whip from 2002 to 2003, and was House Minority Leader from 2003 to 2007, holding the post during the 108th and 109th Congresses. Pelosi is the first woman, the first Californian and first Italian-American to lead a major party in Congress. After the Democrats took control of the House in 2007 and increased their majority in 2009, Pelosi was elected Speaker of the House for the 110th and 111th Congresses.

On November 17, 2010, Pelosi was elected as the Democratic Leader by House Democrats and therefore the Minority Leader in the Republican-controlled House for the 112th Congress.[2]


Now the ball is your court
Tell us what the Republicans have done that is good, and compare that to what the Dems have tried to do, but couldn't because of the Republican Obstrucitionism

what is your solution?

Mine is a 2 step plan
1) expose Republicans through education of what they are doing
2) vote them Out

Our only hope is to completely rid Republicans/Conservatives from our Congress, and future Presidents and SCOTUS.

And get the money out of politics, and vote in people that want to work for the Country.
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