All brave men love; for he only is brave who has affections to fight for, whether in the daily battle of life, or in physical contests.
- Nathaniel Hawthorne, American Novelist and Short Story Writer (1804-1864)
In the first of a series, I’m going to compare and contrast the soaring rhetoric of Obama, the awesome teleprompter reader and the reality of Obama, the pathological liar who truly believes there was nothing great about America until he became president.
Today in Obama vs. Obama: Executive Power and Immigration.
First, three quotes from just last year, when Obama, the awesome teleprompter reader, made it quite clear he understood the separation of powers as defined in Article I, Section 1 of the United States Constition:
With respect to the notion that I can just suspend deportations through executive order, that’s just not the case, because there are laws on the books that Congress has passed — and I know that everybody here at Bell is studying hard so you know that we’ve got three branches of government. Congress passes the law. The executive branch’s job is to enforce and implement those laws. And then the judiciary has to interpret the laws.
There are enough laws on the books by Congress that are very clear in terms of how we have to enforce our immigration system that for me to simply through executive order ignore those congressional mandates would not conform with my appropriate role as President. – Barack Obama, March 28, 2011
Note the fact that our constitutional scholar of a president is well aware of the three branches of government and states quite clearly that he understands the executive branch has zero power to assume the duties of the legislative branch.
Two more quotes from less than a year ago:
Now, I know some people want me to bypass Congress and change the laws on my own. .?.?. But that’s not how our system works. That’s not how our democracy functions. That’s not how our Constitution is written. – Barack Obama, July 25, 2011
America is a nation of laws, which means I, as the president, am obligated to enforce the law. I don’t have a choice about that. – Barack Obama, July 25, 2011
So we’ve seen three different quotes which show Barack Obama was fully aware that his ensuing actions a year later would be completely against his powers as defined by the Constitution.
Here’s the real Obama, a man willing to defecate all over the Constitution and sell out any principle if it helps his chances for re-election:
Obama grants amnesty to 800,000 illegal immigrants by executive decree, giving them free reign to live and work in America.
To hell with all those who played by the rules and immigrated here legally, to hell with the rest of the Americans still seeking jobs while Obama’s economy has given us unemployment over 8% for the longest stretch in U.S. history.
Most importantly, to hell with the checks and balances so ingeniously devised by our founding fathers to keep tyranny at bay. King Barry has now assumed the powers of lawmaker along with his role as chief executive. The final step is to neutralize the Supreme Court he so plainly despises and then Obama will have “fundamentally transformed” America into the third world dictatorship he’d always envisioned it could be.