Jonathan Turley: Obama Is the Danger the Constitution Was Designed to Protect Us From

George Washington University law professor and MSNBC regular Jonathan Turley is no right-winger. But Obama scares him — and for the right reasons. From his testimony at a congressional hearing on Tuesday, after Turley was asked by Rep Bob Goodlatte (R-VA) how Obama’s “unilateral modification” of laws passed by Congress “affect both the balance of power between the political branches and the liberty interests of the American people”:

“The danger is quite severe. The problem with what the president is doing is that he’s not simply posing a danger to the constitutional system. He’s becoming the very danger the Constitution was designed to avoid. That is the concentration of power in every single branch.

“This Newtonian orbit that the three branches exist in is a delicate one but it is designed to prevent this type of concentration. There [are] two trends going on which should be of equal concern to all members of Congress. One is that we have had the radical expansion of presidential powers under both President Bush and President Obama. We have what many once called an imperial presidency model of largely unchecked authority. And with that trend we also have the continued rise of this fourth branch. We have agencies that are quite large that issue regulations. The Supreme Court said recently that agencies could actually define their own or interpret their own jurisdiction.”

That’s how Obama’s cat’s paw, the unelected and maniacally ideological EPA, has gone from scary to terrifying.

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It sounds like even Turley is about one more executive order away from joining Forbes in calling for Obama’s impeachment.

Obama isn’t just destroying the foundations of the economy. His administration is an attack on our very system of government.

If the situation gets worse — and it will — liberals are going to have to choose between supporting Obama and being Americans. Kudos to Turley on choosing early and wisely.

On tips from Bo Jangles and Jester. Cross-posted at Moonbattery.

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