MAY 10, 2012 BY
WESTERN CENTER FOR JOURNALISM
WESTERN CENTER FOR JOURNALISM
When power is placed in the hands of a usurper like Barack Obama, all thought of accepting authority from the other branches of government as delegated by the Constitution is rejected. Three years in office, we have seen Obama use the various agencies of the executive branch to break countless federal statutes, rob states of their legislative prerogatives, and flout the authority of Congress and the courts.
Obama’s Department of Justice has actively prevented South Carolina, Arizona, Texas, and other states from implementing voter ID laws designed to prevent the widespread incidents of fraud so instrumental to the success of the Democrat Party in elections for the past 50 years. The Department has filed suit in federal court to prevent implementation of those state laws in spite of a 2008 Supreme Court ruling which found Constitutional an Indiana voter ID law whose various requirements were mirrored in the Texas and Arizona legislation.
The EPA imposed water quality rules in Florida which would have led to “…billions of dollars in compliance costs, significant spikes in utility bills and the loss of thousands of jobs.” In February, the Florida Attorney General prevailed in a lawsuit against the EPA in which the presiding judge found “…the EPA’s rules were not based on sound science…” Moreover, the judge declared the EPA had even failed to prove its scheme would prevent any harm to the environment.
Obama’s National Labor Relations Board (NLRB) threatened suit against South Carolina “for guaranteeing a secret ballot in union elections.” The NLRB eventually backed down, but then turned its attention to the Boeing Company, telling Boeing it could not relocate its plants. Once again, the Board backed down “but only after the company and the union worked through an agreement.”
The Equal Employment Opportunity Commission (EEOC) demanded that the Hosanna Tabor Lutheran School rehire a minister discharged for her disagreement with the religious doctrines of the church. So outragious was EEOC involvement in this case that the Supreme Court UNANIMOUSLY found in favor of the School in a January 2012 ruling.
Health and Human Services mandated Jewish, Catholic, and Baptists schools and churches provide abortion services to their employees. Seven state Attorneys General have filed suit after Barack Obama made an “accommodation in name only that required insurance companies…provide the services for free…”
In the Constitution, the Founders created an overlap of authority, based on the view that “…liberty can only be effectively preserved by having not only separate branches…but also by mixing in each branch aspects of all the forms of power—legislative, executive and judicial…” The argument as to which branch—the executive or the legislative– has the final authority to declare and engage in war, for example, has especially raged in recent years.
But Barack Obama and his thuggish Regime desire the exercise of absolute control over all aspects of existence in the United States. It is anathema to this would-be dictator that authority even be shared with the people he was elected to govern, much less that all authority to govern be DERIVED of their consent. The system of federalism upon which this nation and its Constitution are based is systematically being destroyed by a Manchurian Candidate bent on absolute rule over a free people.