Just a day after accepting his party’s nomination for President of the United States at the Democratic National Convention, President Barack Hussein Obama is once again ignoring Congress and ruling by fiat. This time, he is attempting to use an Executive Order to bypass Congressional authority. In short, he is acting like a tyrant in contravention of United States Constitution.
According to at least one news story, President Obama is circulating a draft for a new Executive Order that seeks to codify Cybersecurity legislation that failed to win Senate passage several months ago. Instead of taking a bipartisan approach and reaching across party lines for a compromise, the Obama Administration is seeking to act authoritatively by unconstitutionally creating an Executive Order that would accomplish the goals of the failed legislation without Congressional authorization. This is NOT how a democracy is supposed to work!
As any school age child can tell you, the Constitution created a system of checks and balances that keeps centralized power out of the hands of any one branch of the Federal government. By design, legislation is a slow moving beast that must be fed and watered by BOTH parties if it seeks to survive a bicameral vote. This system creates the best and most democratically created legislation. It demands input from both Republicans and Democrats and it requires a meeting of the minds between Congress and the President.
President Obama’s dictatorial use of Executive Orders over the last three and half years has thrown the system of checks and balances under the bus and our democratic system along with it. Instead of compromising with Republicans, Obama is acting unilaterally. Not only is this a danger to our form of government and liberty, but also more pragmatically, it creates bad legislation.
Cybersecurity is far too important of an issue to allow the Executive Branch to run rough shod over the Constitution. We must demand Congressional input to make sure that American cybersecurity is preserved. President Obama’s policy initiatives have been dismal failures across the board; now he wants to legislate cybersecurity from the Oval Office! Do you trust Obama to keep our country safe from cyber threats? Do you think the man that created Obamacare has the intelligence to create a cybersecurity law that would not only protect our cyber infrastructure but would also foster the growth of cyber related businesses in the United States?
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 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!
We must stand up against the tyranny that is beginning to overrun our democratic system. President Obama has illegally expanded Executive Branch powers to the point of tyranny. Not only is he bypassing Congress, but also he is doing so at the expense of our economy, our individual freedoms, and our cyber safety. Our Founding Fathers created our system of checks and balances to protect us from the incompetence of one branch, one individual, or one ideology. President Obama’s Executive Orders have eviscerated that system and have left us vulnerable to his incompetence and failed ideology. But all is not lost if we act quickly! Fax Congress and demand the legislative veto of these unconstitutional Executive Orders. Like Clint Eastwood said, this is OUR government and with your help, we can take it back.