by John Hawkins | December 5, 2013 3:49 am
A lot of South Carolina Republicans were pining for Trey Gowdy to challenge Lindsey Graham and the fact that he has the conhones to bring this up shows you why so many conservatives like him.
The post on Jonathan Turley’s testimony at yesterday’s House hearing was well received, so here’s another seven minutes on executive power grabs from the same proceeding. Simple question from Gowdy to the legal panel: How far can Obama go? Now that he’s claimed the royal prerogative to not enforce immigration law against young illegals, not enforce O-Care’s employer mandate against businesses, and not enforce the new rules about “essential benefits” against insurers who un-cancel old plans, what else can he choose not to enforce? If Congress imposes a mandatory minimum sentence for certain offenses, presumably Obama could refuse to enforce that by granting blanket commutations for thousands of people convicted of those offenses. Presumably he could also refuse to enforce election laws. Why not? What’s the limiting principle?
Barack Obama is a lawless President who doesn’t care about the country, the American people or the Constitution. Like Hugo Chavez or Fidel Castro, Obama’s only concern is expanding his own power as much as possible and he will get away with anything and everything he believes he can. Congress must be willing to act to aggressively check Obama to safeguard the country. Obama may not care about the future of the country, but there are a lot of Republicans in Congress who will be there after he’s gone and they need to act to limit the damage to the American Dream as much as possible.
So, when Obama refuses to obey the law of the land, Republicans have a responsibility to challenge it publicly, legislatively and in the court system. Nobody is above the law, including Barack Obama.
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