In the immortal words of President Reagan, “There he goes again”: President Obama is reportedly considering bypassing Congress and using an Executive Order to codify legislation that couldn’t survive a Senate filibuster. This pattern of autocratic power grabs has become far too common recently with the Obama Administration. It is unconstitutional, it is illegal, and, considering the fact that his Administration is teetering on authoritarianism, it is down right scary.
Last week, Conservative-Daily brought you a story about the Cyber Security bill that was being debated in the US Senate. Thanks to your efforts, the legislation was blocked by Republicans based on the content of the bill itself and because of the a gun control measure that liberal Democrats tried to sneak into the legislation in a failed ambush on your 2nd Amendment rights. Your grassroots efforts worked!
We wish that were the end of the story. In a democratic society such as ours, that SHOULD be the end of the story; in fact, with previous Presidents, that WOULD have been the end of the story. However, President Obama has shown a clear distaste for the Constitution and the democratic principles it espouses; he is ruling by fiat, illegally hijacking congressional power and using Executive Orders as alternatives to legislation that doesn’t have enough support to win passage in Congress.
In short, he is stealing the power away from the YOU and centralizing it in the Executive branch. The United States is supposed to be a shining example of democracy for the rest of the world to emulate. Unfortunately, over the last three and a half years we are a better example of a socialist dictatorship than the democracy we claim to be. Obama has ushered in a dangerous era of authoritarian Presidential power that ignores the Constitution and rule of law.
As stated earlier, this is not the first time President Obama has decided to take legislative matters into his own hands and usurp congressional authority granted by the Constitution. In fact, we have become so accustomed to such actions that they have become the norm rather than an anomaly.
At Conservative-Daily, we have been keeping a close eye on Obama’s journey from President to de facto dictator. We have chronicled his use of Executive Orders and his lack of respect for the rule of law. Below is a non-exhaustive list meant to highlight some of the more profane acts against our democracy undertaken by our “President”.
Legislating Through Executive Orders
Since taking office, President Obama has used Executive Orders to facilitate the creation of his police state. He has done so silently and effectively. Below are his most frightening Executive Orders to date:
- National Defense Resources Preparedness Executive Order: This edict, signed by the President on March 16, 2012, gives Obama all the tools necessary to dissolve our Republic and create a Marxist dystopia! That’s right! This Executive Order would not only allow Obama to declare martial law during peacetime, but also gives him the “legal” authority to confiscate private property, nationalize the means of production, create forced worker camps, and even ration your family’s food and water!! At any given moment, Obama could institute martial law, dissolve Congress, and finalize our march toward Communism that he started on the day he took office!!
- Assignment of National Security and Emergency Preparedness Communications Functions Executive Order: This Executive order gives the President the power to take control of and administer ALL public and PRIVATE communications in the United States. According to government documents, Obama can nationalize all wired, wireless, satellite, broadcasting, and cable in the United States during a national emergency.
- Russian Highly Enriched Uranium Executive Order: This Executive Order put the United States into an immediate state of National Emergency. In conjunction with the National Security and Emergency Preparedness Communications Functions Executive Order, this gives Obama the ability to hijack our entire communication infrastructure in the United States. Public and PRIVATE!
Not only is Obama using Executive Orders to lay the groundwork for a police state, but he is also bypassing Congress at every opportunity in an effort to illegally change laws in the United States absent the constitutionally required bicameral process. Below are just a few examples of how the President has usurped Congressional authority:
- After internet regulation legislation failed in Congress, the President used the FCC illegally regulate the internet. Even after a Federal court said it was unconstitutional.
- On July 12, 2012, President Obama issued a memorandum that illegally guts the work requirements found in the Temporary Assistance for Needy Families (TANF) legislation passed in 1996. This action is in direct contravention of the legislation in question and demonstrates the tyrannical intent of our sitting President. This move will put more people on welfare and is an attempt by Obama to buy off the American people so he can win the next Presidential election.
Ignoring Duly Enacted Legislation
President Obama is also legislating by omission. That is, he is ignoring FEDERAL LAWS that he does not like and refuses to enforce them despite a constitutional requirement to do so. Below is a short, non-exhaustive list of his illegal actions:
- Though still illegal under applicable Federal law, Obama has announced he will stop enforcing g marijuana laws in the United States.
- The Obama Administration has stopped enforcing the Defense of Marriage Act rather than allowing Congress to change the legislation.
- President Obama declared that he will no longer deport illegal aliens if they fulfill a certain criteria despite Federal laws that require their deportation effectively granting amnesty to 800,000 illegal aliens
If this list doesn’t scare the hell out of you, it should. Further, it is FAR from exhaustive and continues to grow each day with a new attempt to illegally grab power as demonstrated by his push to unconstitutionally ignore Congress and codify the failed Cyber Security legislation using an Executive Order. Each action, taken as a single event, is troubling; taken together they paint a picture of a President who is ignoring constitutional checks and balances and is preparing to rule our country as a dictator through the use of martial law. We DESPERATELY need your voice to stop him!
Join with us and fax Congress today and demand that they take back their legislative power from the President. We can no longer idly stand by and watch the dream for which so many have sacrificed their lives evaporate from the heat of liberal intolerance. The far left liberals refuse to tolerate the Constitution, your gun rights, and your right to freedom of speech and religion. Now they are refusing to tolerate the rule of law and the President is acting outside his authority. If we don’t act now, we may not have the freedom to do so in the future.