Monday, June 26, 2017
Lame Duck Democracy

Lame Duck Democracy

Jun 28

Is it salvageable

Thomas Sowell, an economist at Harvard wrote a disquieting message to all. Some of his comments are below, and the full article is here.

President Obama has demonstrated, time and again, that he has no respect for the Constitution’s limitations on his power. Despite his oath of office, to see that the laws are faithfully executed, Barack Obama has unilaterally changed welfare reform laws, by eliminating the work requirement passed by Congress during the Clinton administration.

He has repeatedly and unilaterally changed or waived provisions of the ObamaCare law passed by Congress during his own administration.

President Obama has ordered Border Patrol agents not to carry out provisions of the immigration laws that he does not like. We see the results today in the tens of thousands of illegal immigrants entering the country unimpeded.

Why do we have a Constitution of the United States if a president can ignore it without any consequences?

What can ordinary citizens do?

Everything! The most important thing the voters can do is vote against anyone who violates the Constitution.

After voters have failed to protect the Constitution, the last-ditch remedy is impeachment. But Barack Obama knows that he is not going to be impeached.

Who wants to provoke a Constitutional crisis and riots in the streets? And . . . some cynics long ago referred to Barack Obama’s choice of mental lightweight Biden to be his vice president as “impeachment insurance.”

If Republicans do not win control of the Senate in this fall’s elections, a Senate controlled by Majority Leader Harry Reid can confirm judges who will have the power to extend Barack Obama’s agenda and complete the dismantling of Constitutional government.

Barack Obama can, as he said before taking office, fundamentally “change the United States of America.” Far from being a lame duck president, Obama can make this a lame duck democracy.

 

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