Posted By LambChop
Texas Senator Ted Cruz penned an important article for The Wall Street Journal about THE most troubling aspect of the Obama presidency – his need for unilateral power grabs. Obama has defied the U.S. Constitution and mocked our nation of laws by bypassing the entire law-making process as it existed since the inception of the United States.
Cruz makes the point succinctly and artfully:
Yet rather than honor this duty, President Obama has openly defied it by repeatedly suspending, delaying and waiving portions of the laws he is charged to enforce. When Mr. Obama disagreed with federal immigration laws, he instructed the Justice Department to cease enforcing the laws. He did the same thing with federal welfare law, drug laws and the federal Defense of Marriage Act.
Cruz goes on to point out that Obama proudly and openly defies limits to Presidential authority:
President Obama has a different approach. As he said recently, describing his executive powers: "I've got a pen, and I've got a phone." Under the Constitution, that is not the way federal law is supposed to work.
In the more than two centuries of our nation's history, there is simply no precedent for the White House wantonly ignoring federal law and asking private companies to do the same.
Cruz sums it up, describing the danger to our Republic:
As Montesquieu knew, an imperial presidency threatens the liberty of every citizen. Because when a president can pick and choose which laws to follow and which to ignore, he is no longer a president.
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