Sunday, June 17, 2012

Obama admits violating the Constitution

Obama has once again done an end-around on Congress by using his office to enact a portion of the DREAM Act that was not passed by that legislative body. Obama is in effect creating laws, the power given solely to Congress in the Constitution. The level of his aggressive use of the Executive Branch's power is unprecedented, but his supporters compare it to Bush's use of "signing statements" to do much the same thing.  Obama ran against that practice when campaigning for President the first time. In 2008 he said, "We've got a government designed by the founders so there would be checks and balances...Part of the theory of Bush is that he can make laws as he's going along. I disagree with that.

Obama justifies his opinion by citing the fact that he taught the Constitution. If his supposed legal expertise has any credibility at all, then he is precedently admitting that his actions since taking office violate the Constitution.  

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