Wednesday, June 29, 2011

Constitution? The Legislative Branch? How Obama Ignores Both.

For all of candidate Barack Obama’s campaign rhetoric promising to respect Congress’s authority to draft the nation’s laws, President Obama has demonstrated a persistent pattern of circumventing the legislative branch via administrative fiat whenever his agenda stalls. And though one of the Obama campaign’s legal advisers cautioned against a President who would “take the law into his own hands and shred it when it’s convenient,” Obama has done just that time and time again.

The Obama Administration generally employs one of two strategies to legislate without—and often in spite of—congressional action: (1) administrative decree establishing a new federal rule, or (2) a refusal to enforce existing federal law. In five separate policy areas, the President and the federal agencies under his command have spurned congressional authority to achieve Obama’s objectives...

Lachlan Markay goes on to give alarming examples of those five areas in this excellent Heritage Foundation report. This is a great pass around article showing clear, specific and very frightening ways of how liberals are making an end run around the U.S. Constitution. And getting away with it.