ABUSE OF POWER
A Commentary by J. D. Longstreet
We have said many times that Obama envisages Congress as an inconvenient impediment to his agenda to create a strong socialist central government in the United States of America. If there was ever a single iota of doubt in the minds of Americans that Obama is seeking to assume all US government power unto himself, then his recent actions in naming a head for the controversial Consumer Financial Protection Bureau and three new members to the National Labor Relations Board and totally by-passing Congress to make those appointments – while the Senate was still in session – should remove all doubt.
What we have here, dear reader, is a full-out raw power grab by the Executive Branch of the US government. This move by Obama is an abuse of power. It is arguably unconstitutional -- and should be grounds for impeachment.
If the US Congress does not take immediate steps to stop the power hungry mob in the White House then the US will, very soon, find itself the newest tin-pot dictatorship with a petty tyrant in total control of the government.
(A reminder: Only days ago the media was asking why Americans were buying so many guns. You have just seen the answer to that question.)
Look: We have a would-be emperor on our hands right here in America, the world’s last hope for democracy.
Obama’s disrespect for the US Constitution is breathtaking. Not only does he disrespect it – he defies it!
As we continue to see Obama’s tentacles spread through the government with his new agencies, Czars, and a myriad of additional rules and regulations handed down by his henchmen – is it too far a stretch to predict that by next fall the Obama Administration will declare a national emergency and suspend the election set for next November? No, I am not kidding -- and I fear it is NOT an exaggeration.
Americans are in serious trouble and I don’t mean with out national economy. We are in critical danger of losing our freedom and liberty as a country. I would not be surprised, any day, to see the news channels suddenly break in with a bulletin that Obama has dissolved the Congress and placed the country under martial law until a date uncertain, far in the future, when our economy has been, er, stabilized.
Farfetched? Really? I mean – REALLY? We have a branch of our government out of control, people.
This in-your-face move by Obama demands action by Congress to stop his abuse of power in its tracks.
Senate Minority Leader Mitch McConnell, a Kentucky Republican, said: “Although the Senate is not in recess, President Obama, in an unprecedented move, has arrogantly circumvented the American people,” (SOURCE)
Senator McConnell is absolutely right.
John A. Boehner, Republican of Ohio and Speaker of the US House of Representatives, said Obama’s action was: “an extraordinary and entirely unprecedented power grab by President Obama that defies centuries of practice and the legal advice of his own Justice Department”
“The precedent that would be set by this cavalier action would have a devastating effect on the checks and balances that are enshrined in our Constitution,” (SOURCE)
The fact is – Obama has spat upon those constitutional checks and balances referenced by Speaker Boehner. The longer Obama stays in office the more America resembles a banana republic, with a tin pot dictator holding the reins of power. Move over Hugo Chavez!
Of course Obama’s defiance of Congress is an integral part of his political campaign for reelection. But this time he has gone to cussed far. There can be no question now that Obama is a threat to the freedom of the American people. His seeming thirst for power begs the question: Is Obama the American Putin??
Here we have a man in the Presidency who is, I believe, constitutionally unqualified to be President by reason of the circumstances surrounding his birth. His father was a citizen of Kenya and not an American citizen. The Constitution declares a candidate for US President must be a natural born citizen of the United States, which means -- BOTH mother and father must be American citizens.
We Americans know less about Obama than any other President in US history. Is his name Barack Hussein Obama or Barry Soetoro? Was he born in America – or Kenya? Whose Social Security number does he really have? A number of other people have, or have had, the same number. The record of his education is blurry at best. He is reported to have been a college instructor on the US Constitution, yet he seems to totally ignore it when it gets in the way of his insatiable thirst for power over the American people.
Let’s face it. Obama is a truly scary figure in American politics today. I am convinced he has a dark agenda for America and that agenda is a threat to the freedom of the people of America.
J. D. Longstreet