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Obama ‘Can’t Wait’ for the Rule of Law
Posted By admin On October 26, 2011 @ 3:04 am In Commentary | Comments Disabled
Mark J. Fitzgibbons
American Thinker 
October 26, 2011
President Obama’s proclamation on Monday that he “can’t wait” for congressional action to help underwater homeowners raises two questions.
If he already had the legal authority to take action, then why did he wait?
Some may frame the second question this way: does Obama’s plan exceed his constitutional authority? Perhaps the better way to ask the second question is whether the Obama plan is unlawful.
Either way, I can’t wait for Congress to conduct some oversight hearings before the plan kicks in. This isn’t just a figurative slap in the face to both Congress and the rule of law; this is a kick in the groin.
Ignoring the Constitution is so liberating for Mr. Obama that he intends to do it on a “regular basis .” The subtitle to Emily Miller’s piece at The Washington Times  following the announcement of Obama’s “can’t wait” plan is “President unveils lawless scheme to bypass Congress with executive orders.”
The term “lawless” is sometimes used in common parlance the same way we use “unlawful,” but its real meaning is “not subject to, or controlled by, the law.”
If we were to deem the president’s actions as not subject to, nor controlled by, the law, then we are partly to blame. If we fail to even recognize government lawbreaking when and where it occurs, we get what we deserve.
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URLs in this post:
 American Thinker: http://www.americanthinker.com/2011/10/obama_cant_wait_for_the_rule_of_law.html
 regular basis: http://dailycaller.com/2011/10/24/obama-says-hell-be-taking-executive-actions-without-congress-on-regular-basis-to-heal-the-economy/
 piece at The Washington Times: http://www.washingtontimes.com/news/2011/oct/24/obamas-one-man-show/
 Crisis in Libya Too Urgent to Wait for Congress, White House Says: http://www.prisonplanet.com/crisis-in-libya-too-urgent-to-wait-for-congress-white-house-says.html
 Climategate: Barack Obama’s rule by EPA decree is a coup d’etat against Congress, made in Britain: http://www.prisonplanet.com/climategate-barack-obamas-rule-by-epa-decree-is-a-coup-detat-against-congress-made-in-britain.html
 Obama: Iran should not wait for next U.S. president: http://www.prisonplanet.com/obama-iran-should-not-wait-for-next-us-president.html
 Congress’ questions for Petraeus will have to wait: http://www.prisonplanet.com/congress%e2%80%99-questions-for-petraeus-will-have-to-wait.html
 Obama May Not Wait for Inauguration to Put His Stamp on Economy: http://www.prisonplanet.com/obama-may-not-wait-for-inauguration-to-put-his-stamp-on-economy.html
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