Constitutional Crisis?


“All legislative Powers herein granted shall be vested in a Congress of the United States, which shall consist of a Senate and House of Representatives.” – United States Constitution, Article I, Section 1

“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.” – Presidential Oath, United States Constitution, Article II, Section 1

“The President…shall have Power to grant Reprieves and Pardons for Offences against the United States, except in Cases of Impeachment.” – United States Constitution, Article II, Section 2

“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.” – United States Constitution, Article II, Section 4

This past week, President Obama violated his Oath of Office and the Constitution by essentially bypassing the Constitution of the United States with his Executive Order concerning illegal immigration.  Only Congress can create laws concerning the legality of immigration by people of foreign birth, the penalties of violating such laws, and procedures for legal immigration.  The President, through his Administration, is charged with upholding said laws, not to change, selectively ignore, or violate.

I will not speculate on what Congress’s response will be to this naked power grab by the President.  The leadership and quality of people that we have in Congress leave much to be desired.  The lack of spines in that legislative body would leave a chiropractor broke.

Regardless, I must say that the Members of Congress and the President do not have respect for the Constitution of the United States nor for the People of the United States.  If they did, we would not have legislation like the Affordable (!?!) Patient Protection Act (aka Obamacare) nor scandals such as warrantless NSA spying, the IRS targeting specific groups, or even the Executive Action of last week.  All of these are violations of the various Oaths of the members of Congress and the Administration as well as various codes & statutes, and no one has been held accountable in a meaningful way for these violations!

This last reminded me of something I wrote last year at both Wise Conservatism and Tom’s Place:

I see the President in his actions and speeches toward his political opposition, and his demeanor toward anyone who opposes him does not befit the Office of the President.  His attitude is “I won, you lost, so do as I command” to not only Conservatives, but his own party and the American People.  The sheer arrogance is on display for anyone with half a brain and paying attention to his speeches of no compromise to his will.

And this is exactly what we have in our government at the highest levels:  Naked arrogance toward the American People.  Our government is a large, bureaucratic, insatiable beast that has incredible power which has become increasingly politicized and whose purpose is not to serve the American People, but to serve itself and the politically connected.

With this latest action by President Emperor Obama, the People of the United States are waking up to the fact that the Liberal/Progressive agenda personified by President Emperor Obama is at odds with the desires & wishes of the People of the United States and the Constitution of the United States.  There were massive outcries against ObamaCare before it’s passage by Congress, and the same for the latest Executive Order concerning illegal immigration reform.  The People were not heard, the politicians did what they wanted, and The People are not pleased.

The recourse that We The People now have is to pressure the newly elected Congress to restore the balance of power as stated by the Constitution, and for the Courts to direct the enforcement of the laws of the United States by the Administration.

We The People have no other choice.

About Tom Roland

EE for 25 Years, Two Patents - now a certified PMP. Married twice, burned once. One son with Asperger's Syndrome. Two cats. Conservative leaning to the Right. NRA Life Member.
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2 Responses to Constitutional Crisis?

  1. The sad part of all this Tom, is the media is going to report the untruths of everything just like it was the God’s truth, and deny all of us who know what is really going on, the voice to say things. One of the reasons I believe the government is working to regulate the internet. We are at a Constitutional Crisis here, but the problem lies in the fact that it isn’t just one thing, which we can fight, it is an on-going campaign of problem after problem, strategically placed to take our minds off of what is really happening. And it is posts like yours that keep us in the loop and knowing what is going on. Thanks for posting this one Tom.

  2. Tom Roland says:

    There are two reasons that government would regulate the Internet. The first would be to collect taxes for both Federal and State coffers (sales, usage, or whatever the politicians could think of). The second would be to control the flow of information by denial of service to sources of information not complementary to the powers that be (the NSA already knows who we are).

    I have noticed that the media is becoming disenfranchised with Obama. Last weekend’s SNL Schoolhouse Rock parody on how a bill becomes law is just the latest. Even some of the Liberal news sources are questioning His Imperiousness’s actions concerning his powers of the Executive Order – if the current President (who is somewhat friendly with the media) can get away with an egregious EO concerning immigration laws, who says that the next President (or this one) cannot shut the Media down for some offhanded remark?

    Yes, we have many, many crises occurring at the same time, and it is truly a challenge to stay on top of them all. We need to stay informed, and most importantly, let our Representative know what our concerns are and to hold them accountable for their actions.

    Thanks for having a blog to write on besides my own.
    reply from Robert: The honor of having you here is mine Tom. I am glad that you are writing here. Especially with me working long hours now so I can’t write as often as I was. And I don’t think I could have gotten anyone to write as well as you do about the subjects you write about.

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