Mr. Obama claims his power to govern is omnipotent; this is why he despises and ignores limitations imposed on the presidency by the U.S. Constitution.
On March 30, 2007, during a fundraiser he said, “I was a constitutional law professor, which means unlike the current president [George W. Bush] I actually respect the Constitution.”
Well now; he has never been a constitutional law professor, and he clearly does not respect the Constitution.
Apparently he thought that padding his resume by claiming a history that is untrue would be something nobody would check. He was a “senior lecturer,” not a “constitutional law professor.” If you think there is no difference, just refer to a full professor as a “senior lecturer” and see what happens.
Mr. Obama thinks the U.S. Constitution is a flawed document because it “is a charter of negative liberties. Says what the states can’t do to you. Says what the Federal government can’t do to you, but doesn’t say what the Federal government or State government must do on your behalf, and that hasn’t shifted…” and the U.S. Supreme court, “…didn’t’ break free from the essential constraints that were placed by the founding fathers in the Constitution…” Clearly it is his desire to overthrow the Constitution.
He hates the fact that the Constitution tells the government exactly what it can do, and that all other powers belong to the states or to the people. He hates this because he wants to exercise the powers of a dictator in order to make America in his own image. His presidency is defined by his use of unconstitutional powers.
The Preamble of the Constitution begins, “We the people…” If the Constitution is to remain the people’s document and not to be turned into an interesting but out dated artifact of history, we must fight against the attempt by anyone to ignore, flout, violate, or overturn our Constitution.
The Obama administration – aided and abetted by the Democrat Party is openly engaged in the greatest theft of constitutional liberty in history. If our constitution needs to be changed, “we the people” have the power to do it; we have amended it 27 times since it was ratified in 1788.
Our current dictator chaffs at his constitutional limitations; so he ignores them. He has no desire to encourage the people to amend the constitution because he knows we don’t want to do it. This must not stand, or our liberty is gone forever.
Below I offer four examples of the illegal exercise of powers he is forbidden from exercising in the last 3 years. This should not surprise us given Mr. Obama’s Marxist ideology, and here, and here. Marxism is the organizing principle of Barack Obama which is why he wants to redistribute your wealth, and why he hates the limitations of the Constitution.
After his election and five days prior to his inauguration Mr. Obama publicly announced his intention to ignore the U.S. Constitution
“We are five days away from fundamentally changing the United States of America,” he said. A “fundamental change” is certainly more than signing legislation that operates within the Constitutional parameters; it is something more than that. Mr. Obama has not proposed one amendment to the Constitution, so it is clear that he planned from the beginning to make “fundamental” changes in the United States through the exercise of powers he is forbidden to use by the Constitution.
Mr. Obama publicly announced his intention to violate the Constitutional limits on appointments
He stated that he would appoint a high official while the Congress was in recess. The Constitution requires that all such officials be ratified by the U.S. Senate. A president can make a “recess appointment” to keep the government running if necessary when the Senate is in recess.
The problem is that the Senate was not in recess, so Mr. Obama cannot make a recess appointment. Rather than follow the Constitution, which told Mr. Obama “no” to this appointment, he said, “I refuse to take ‘no’ for an answer, I’m not going to stand by while a minority in the Senate puts party ideology ahead of the people that we were elected to serve.” He may not like it that a minority in the Senate uses “party ideology” as a stumblingblock to his plan, but he cannot ignore the Constitution. That is, he cannot unless we let him.
Mr. Obama is Attempting to use the Commerce Clause to force you to force you to purchase a product he wants you to buy
I have written about it elsewhere and the campaign by the Democrat Party under the leadership of Mr. Obama continues to try to use the Constitution as a means of forcing you to make purchases of things you may not want and if you refuse you will be fined.
His plan to create socialized medicine in America as it exists in Britain and Canada was forced through the Congress by Democrats who announced that they had to pass it so we would know what was in it.
A part of ‘Obamacare’ is a mandate that everyone in the country purchase health insurance. If we don’t we will have to pay a “tax” (previously called a fine). The communist leaning Democrat Party wants to justify this by the Commerce Clause in the U.S. Constitution which says, “The Congress shall have Power to regulate Commerce with foreign Nations, and among the several States, and with the Indian tribes.” Only a “constitutional law professor” with a political agenda could interpret this to mean that you have to purchase health insurance or be fined.
By simply declaring the requirement that everyone purchase health insurance to be a matter of interstate commerce – which it clearly is not – the dictator in the White House usurps your constitutional freedoms in order to “fundamentally change the United States of America.”
It this is permitted to stand, there are no limits to what the government can require you to purchase. They will require you to purchase specific kinds of food given that diet is intrinsically tied to our health that the government will now control. Expect hamburgers to be outlawed. The can require you to purchase a gym membership because if you exercise it will lower the cost of government healthcare. It could require you to purchase only electric automobiles made by General Motors, or purchase only clothes made in America.
Mr. Obama has publicly misappropriated Government Money in Violation of the Constitution
Mr. Obama arranged for $17 billion of TARP (Troubled Asset Relief Program) money to go to financially bail out General Motors as part of his campaign to keep UAW union jobs which will help the Democrat Party in general and Mr. Obama in particular.
This is in clear violation of the U.S. Constitution Article 1; Section 9: “No Money shall be drawn from the Treasury, but in Consequence of Appropriations made by Law; and a regular Statement and Account of the Receipts and Expenditures of all public Money shall be published from time to time.”
That is, no money from the accounts of the U.S. government can be spent on anything, “…but in Consequence of Appropriations made by Law…” That means that the legislation providing TARP funds can only be spent on what the legislation specifically stated the money could be spent for.
I will use a few quotes regarding the purpose of the TARP legislation:
The purposes of this Act are—
(1) to immediately provide authority and facilities that the Secretary of the Treasury can use to restore liquidity and stability to the financial system of the United States; and
(2) to ensure that such authority and such facilities are used in a manner that–
(A) protects home values, college funds, retirement accounts, and life savings;
(B) preserves homeownership and promotes jobs and economic growth;
(C) maximizes overall returns to the taxpayers of the United States; and
(D) provides public accountability for the exercise of such authority.
Note that there is absolutely nothing in the stated purpose of the law that would permit it to be spent on an automobile manufacturing company – General Motors.
But there’s more!
(9) TROUBLED ASSETS- The term ‘troubled assets’ means–
(A) residential or commercial mortgages and any securities, obligations, or other instruments that are based on or related to such mortgages, that in each case was originated or issued on or before March 14, 2008, the purchase of which the Secretary determines promotes financial market stability; and
(B) any other financial instrument that the Secretary, after consultation with the Chairman of the Board of Governors of the Federal Reserve System, determines the purchase of which is necessary to promote financial market stability, but only upon transmittal of such determination, in writing, to the appropriate committees of Congress
(Read the whole text of the legislation here.)
General Motors is a manufacturing company, not a bank, not a mortgage holder, is not a financial instrument; and so there is no way it qualifies to receive funds under this legislation. Any money given or loaned to GM constitutes an impeachable offense because it violates the Constitution.
The Obama administration gave GM $17 billion in money they borrowed from China and others while guaranteeing that you would pay the loans back with your tax dollars. Mr. Obama clearly engaged in a criminal violation of the U.S. Constitution.
Mr. Obama has violated his oath of office by refusing to insure domestic tranquility or provide for the common defense
The Constitution prescribes the oath every person assuming the Presidency must take: “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.”
The preamble of the Constitution says, “We the People of the United States, in Order to form a more perfect Union, establish Justice, insure domestic Tranquility, provide for the common defence, promote the general Welfare, and secure the Blessings of Liberty to ourselves and our Posterity, do ordain and establish this Constitution for the United States of America.”
In violation of the purpose of the existence of the government of the United States, Mr. Obama and his administration used Bureau of Alcohol Tobacco, Firearms and Explosives (ATF) gun running campaign called Fast and Furious to justify more gun control which is another violation of the Constitutional Second amendment: “A well regulated Militia, being necessary to the security of a free State, the right of the people to keep and bear Arms, shall not be infringed.”
These circumstances are absolutely disturbing. A bureaucracy of the government, the ATF Bureau of Alcohol, Tobacco, and Firearms), devised a plan to prevent gun shop owners from complying with U.S. law in order that sham gun purchasers could illegally buy the guns that our government wanted to be delivered into the hands of violent, criminal citizens of a different country to be used for illegal purposes against the U.S.
They had no plan to follow the guns or trace them nor did they make any attempt to do so. IN other words, the plan was to enable illegally obtained guns to travel from the U.S. to Mexico without being traced; they had no intention of capturing the criminals who obtained the guns. Our government under Mr. Obama wanted violent criminals to obtain illegal weapons in order to dramatize the importance of more gun control! This is a clear violation of the whole purpose of the U.S. government to, “…establish Justice, insure domestic Tranquility, provide for the common defence, promote the general Welfare, and secure the Blessings of Liberty to ourselves and our Posterity…”
Mr. Obama has also violated the Constitution by presiding over this program that clearly is not intended to “preserve, protect, and defend the Constitution of the United States,” or to establish Justice, insure domestic Tranquility, provide for the common defence, promote the general Welfare, and secure the Blessings of Liberty to ourselves and our Posterity