This blog originally founded by Blogger who holds a theological degree and a doctorate in Counseling Psychology. Taught Psychology for 32 years and is now Professor Emeritus. Is a board-certified psychologist and was awarded the Lifetime Achievement Award in his profession. Ministered as a chaplain, and pastored Baptist and Episcopal churches. Publications cover the integration of psychology and theology. Served in the Army, the Merchant Marines and the Peace Corps.
Sunday, January 17, 2016
The Lawless President
"The Take Care Clause of the Constitution in Article II commands
each president to "take care that the laws be faithfully executed." So long as he issues orders specifically directing his subordinates on how to administer or enforce some aspect of federal law, he’s fulfilling his constitutional duty".
Two things executive orders cannot do: "They cannot make law, and they cannot stop laws from being carried out.
Obama fails on both accounts. Examples: He refuses to "faithfully execute laws" he does not like in violation of the Constitution. He refuses to prosecute some drug laws with which he does not agree. He refuses to prosecute immigration laws. His refusal to enforce a provision in ObamaCare that was making Democrats look bad.
He usurps Congress and passes his own laws. Examples: He created law with the Dreamers and what’s more it was done to head of Rubio’s act through Congress. That was a double transgression. Others include his executive order that organizations who do not support the LGBT agenda under the rubric of "nondiscrimination" cannot receive a business contract with the federal government. Even Congress probably cannot get away with that. He also just changed Obamacare as to the number of workers required. He did those by fiat.
Obama is even using executive orders and actions to alter his own legislation. In these cases he can’t even claim Congress won’t do something. He actually does it to cover his own errors.
He has been unusual when he claims he has commanding power to do one thing, then turns around and says he does not have power to do other things he does not want to do–sometimes it is on the same thing–the NSA for example. He declared he had no power over immigration, then unilaterally granted temporary amnesty and work permits to millions of illegal immigrants.
By Obama’s first five and one half years as president, he had seen 20 unanimous defeats before the Supreme Court. His unanimous Supreme Court loss rate, for the five and half years of his presidency, is nearly double that of President Bush and is 25 percent greater than President Clinton," Even the Congress itself has taken an unprecedented step of suing him for usurping powers not granted to him. There are numerous other suits.
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