Never before in the history of our nation have we been in the severe constitutional crisis as we face today. Thanks to liberal public education and even more liberal mainstream media, few Americans are aware of it or if they are they just don’t care.
Over the past six years, Obama has repeatedly taken it upon himself to decide what laws he would enforce and what ones he doesn’t want enforced. The first ones that come to mind are the Defense of Marriage Act and immigration laws.
Then there are other laws that Obama decided to alter and change on his own. This would include immigration laws and the Affordable Care Act to name just a few.
The drafters of the US Constitution purposefully wrote it to keep law making powers out of the hands of the President. Those powers were reserved for Congress who was supposed to do the will of the people, but we know that doesn’t happen anymore either.
The drafters of the US Constitution also established a federal judiciary to help protect the Constitution. Their duties were to make sure that no American citizens violated the Constitution, Bill of Rights or federal laws. They were also charged with making sure that the other two branches of the federal government, legislative and executive, operate within the confines of the Constitution and federal laws.
However, the White House is now saying that Barack Obama is not only above the law, above the Constitution, above Congress and now above the federal courts.
Judge Arthur J. Schwab of the Western District of Pennsylvania heard a case involving the delayed deportation of an illegal immigrant. In his ruling, Schwab stated that Obama has some discretion in how to enforce laws, which I strongly disagree with. There is nothing in the Constitution that gives enforcement discretion to anyone, especially the occupant of the White House.
Schwab went on to say:
“President Obama’s unilateral legislative action violates the separation of powers provided for in the United States Constitution as well as the Take Care Clause, and therefore is unconstitutional.”
His ruling, although made in a single case, could be used as a precedent to argue against Obama’s memo that led DHS Secretary Jeh Johnson to delay the deportation of up to 20 million illegal aliens.
However, what I found alarming in this case was that attorney’s for the Obama administration argued that judges have no power to review a president’s decision-making. If judges don’t have the power to review a president’s decisions and he has some discretion in how to enforce laws and he is allowed to make law without Congress; then that equates to a dictatorship and America is once again ruled by a greedy self-serving tyrant like we were over 240 years ago. Perhaps it’s time for another revolution to take our country back and re-establish a true constitutional government.