At the close of the Constitutional Convention in Philadelphia on September 18, 1787, a Mrs. Powel anxiously awaited the results and as Benjamin Franklin emerged from the long task now finished asked him directly,
Well, Doctor, what have we got? A republic or a monarchy?'A republic, if you can keep it,’ responded Franklin.
Indeed, most of the domestic miseries which America’s labor, businesses and investors now suffer are traceable to irrefutable violations of our constitutionally limited “Republican Form of Government”. During the past four years President Obama and his Administration has taken it upon themselves to not only ignore the rule of law and the limited powers granted to our federal government, but has willingly engaged in practices which dictatorial regimes around the world have adopted in order to plunder what labor, businesses and investors have worked to create.
Is this plundering of the American People’s federal treasury not obvious to every hard working wage earner when considering Obama’s green energy industrial complex and how he has used the force of the presidency to engage in swindling deals which have fatten the fortunes of his pals at Solyndra, Chevy Volt, Fisker, and Exelon? This is the sum of every dictatorial government ___ the use of government force to steal what labor, businesses and investors have worked to create.
But just for the record let us review Obama’s love affair with abandoning our Constitution’s rule of law and imposing his whims and fancies upon America’s entire population.
In, 2011, The Obama Administration was found in contempt of a court order by continuing its deepwater-drilling moratorium. See: U.S. in Contempt Over Gulf Drill Ban, Judge Rules
It should be noted because of the Obama Administration’s refusal to comply with the Court’s ruling, Obama’s ban on oil drilling caused Seahawk Drilling to file for bankruptcy.More recently the Obama Administration engaged in solicitation to commit a crime when threatening defense contractors to not issue pink slips to employees because of sequestration, even though the WARN ACT requires the notifications to be issued prior to the election.
***“The Labor Department issued guidance in July saying it would be “inappropriate” for contractors to issue notices of potential layoffs tied to sequestration cuts. But a few contractors, most notably Lockheed Martin, said they still were considering whether to issue the notices — which would be sent out just days before the November election.
But the Friday guidance from the Office of Management and Budget raised the stakes in the dispute, telling contractors that they would be compensated for legal costs if layoffs occur due to contract cancellations under sequestration — but only if the contractors follow the Labor guidance.”*** The Labor Department’s “guidance” was don’t issue pink slips prior to the election!
And let us not forget a few months back the Obama Administration usurped legislative power over welfare. See: Obama Guts Clinton Welfare Work Requirement
***“July 12, 2012
Today, the Obama Department of Health and Human Services (HHS) released an official policy directive rewriting the welfare reform law of 1996. The new policy guts the federal work requirements that were the foundation of the reform law. The Obama directive bludgeons the letter and intent of the actual reform legislation.”***
In fact, under the Personal Responsibility and Work Opportunity Reconciliation Act of 1996 the legislation states:SEC. 415. WAIVERS.
`(B) NO EFFECT ON NEW WORK REQUIREMENTS- Notwithstanding subparagraph (A), a waiver granted under section 1115 or otherwise which relates to the provision of assistance under a State program funded under this part (as in effect on September 30, 1996) shall not affect the applicability of section 407 to the State.
And sec. 407 is as follows:
SEC. 407. MANDATORY WORK REQUIREMENTS.
(a) PARTICIPATION RATE REQUIREMENTS-(1) ALL FAMILIES- A State to which a grant is made under section 403 for a fiscal year shall achieve the minimum participation rate specified in the following table for the fiscal year with respect to all families receiving assistance under the State program funded under this part:
Bottom line is, Sec. 407 lays out the work requirements which shall not be affected by a waiver granted under section 1115 and yet, the Obama Administration ignores the rule of law and imposes his whims and fancies.
And with reference to interfering with a federal ICE AGENT’S duty to enforce the law, we have the Obama Administration once again engaging in solicitation to commit a crime and instructing these agents to ignore the rule of law and follow Obama’s dictatorial directives. See: Immigration agents file suit against Napolitano over ‘amnesty’ program
“The suit, obtained by Fox News, says the agents are being forced to “violate federal law.” It says the new directive "unconstitutionally usurps and encroaches upon the legislative powers of Congress."
And when it comes to abiding by statutory law affecting student loans, Obama once again decides to ignore the law, play class warfare, bribe college students, and engage in Executive Order tyranny!
By TAMAR LEWINPublished: October 25, 2011
“Melody Barnes, director of the Domestic Policy Council, said the president would use his executive authority to expand the existing income-based repayment program with a “Pay as You Earn” option that would allow graduates to pay 10 percent of their discretionary income for 20 years and have the rest of their federal student loan debt forgiven. That plan would start next year.”
What the writer failed to establish is the constitutional basis for the “executive authority” mentioned ____ an authority nowhere to be found in our Constitution!
Under Article II, Section 1 we find, “ The executive Power shall be vested in a President of the United States of America.” Section 1 goes on to outline how the president is chosen, his term in office, requirements to be president, and then commands, in crystal clear language he shall take the following Oath or Affirmation:–"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."
And what is the very first command in our Constitution? Article I, Section 1, commands that All legislative Powers herein granted shall be vested in a Congress of the United States, which shall consist of a Senate and House of Representatives, a provision intentionally designed to preclude Obama’s type of executive order tyranny which seems to have become common place these days.
In closing and before voting this election, let us not forget the warning which one of our most prominent founding fathers gave:
***" I believe that there are more instances of the abridgement of the freedom of the people by gradual and silent encroachment of those in power than by violent and sudden usurpations." ***___ Madison Elliot`s Debates, vol. III, page 87
***Obamacare by consent of the governed (Article 5) our amendment process. Tyranny by a majority vote in Congress or a Supreme Court’s majority vote ***