Monday, June 20, 2011

He shall take care

He shall from time to time give to the Congress Information of the State of the Union, and recommend to their Consideration such Measures as he shall judge necessary and expedient; he may, on extraordinary Occasions, convene both Houses, or either of them, and in Case of Disagreement between them, with Respect to the Time of Adjournment, he may adjourn them to such Time as he shall think proper; he shall receive Ambassadors and other public Ministers; he shall take Care that the Laws be faithfully executed, and shall Commission all the Officers of the United StatesArticle II, Section 3 United States Constitution

I don't see anything there about the President being able to choose which laws he's supposed to enforce..There is nothing in the Constitution that gives the President the power to make laws, modify their meaning or to reinterpret them to suit his personal political agenda..

From the begining Obama made it clear he care to much for the restaints placed on the office.  He's called the Constitution a deeply flawed document. Under President Obama, department after department, from Enviroment, to Homeland Security and even the Department of Education have tried regulating their way around the Constitution and Congress..  Congress as usual is blowing a lot of hot air and doing Nothing... except passing some BS resolutions that Obama is joking about on the way to his next golf game..

The latest example his our involvement is Libya..  The President is telling Congress they don't know what the law they passed to prevent a President from doing exactly what Obama is doing was written for..  Congress is barking, but they don't have the guts to do anything..

Critics assault Barack Obama's Libya policy. Politico

An intensifying battle over the president’s power to wage war without congressional consent will come to a head this week in the House with a bipartisan contingent’s efforts to amend a defense spending bill with provisions designed to end American engagement in Libya.
Rep. Joe Heck (R-Nev.), a member of the intelligence committee, has drafted an amendment to prohibit the use of government funds to continue the Libya mission, unless the expenditure is aimed at withdrawing from the theater. Rep. Dennis Kucinich (D-Ohio), one of 10 lawmakers who filed suit against President Barack Obama over his failure to seek congressional approval for U.S. military action against Libya, plans to offer one that is a straightforward cutoff of funding

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When you get a chance, read the Constitution slowly.  I think you'll be surprised how many times it mentions Congresses' authority to remove the President from office..  I was


  1. On the flip side, Senator Lindsay Graham disagrees with these efforts and said he would not support them in interviews this weekend. There is not agreement over U.S. and NATO involvement in Libya it seems. How Congress decides to continue military funding will be most interesting.

  2. drop graham on libya, we have suffered this man enough. Just tell the Kenyan to BOW out or face impeachment.

  3. Mad Pole his Libyian logic applies as much to Syria, if not more so than is does to Libya.. You can apply it to several countries in Africa.. For some reason he decided he wants Ghaddafi dead... this isn't much more than a expensive assignation attempt.

    More important is his overall disregard for the Constitution

  4. barry does presume himself to be a lawyer well versed in Constitutional Law.


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