~ “LETTERS FROM AMERICA” - by The Metaphysical Peregrine ~
Last year the Democrats controlled the legislature and executive branches and did not pass a budget as required by law. That left the Republicans with the task of passing that budget for the rest of the fiscal year (the result of the elections which gave them control of the House). We are $14 trillion in debt; that’s $45,000 for every man, woman and child in this country. Republicans tried to curb some of the spending and the result was the usual Leftist rap, Republicans want to steal from the poor (how does one take from those that don’t have?), starve children, send old people out into the streets to eat dog food and die and all the rest. They actually say those things seriously, and this is just for reducing the rate of growth of governmental spending, not actual cuts.
Most significantly about all this, is the lawlessness of the Democrats, and most especially this president. In the final budget that was just passed to complete fiscal year 2011, was Section 2262, which defunds many “adviser” positions Obama has created in the executive branch. These “czars” are not vetted by Congress, and are not Executive Branch positions; they are the crony’s of Obama, and not answerable to anyone but Obama. These are the full blown communists and extremist “greens” that would not pass a congressional vetting. In response to this, Obama wrote in his signing statement:
“The President has well-established authority to supervise and oversee the executive branch, and to obtain advice in furtherance of this supervisory authority,” he wrote. “The President also has the prerogative to obtain advice that will assist him in carrying out his constitutional responsibilities, and do so not only from executive branch officials and employees outside the White House, but also from advisers within it. Legislative efforts that significantly impede the President’s ability to exercise his supervisory and coordinating authorities or to obtain the views of the appropriate senior advisers violate the separation of powers by undermining the President’s ability to exercise his constitutional responsibilities and take care that the laws be faithfully executed.”
…the executive branch will construe section 2262 not to abrogate these Presidential prerogatives.”
In other words, he will not abide by the legislation.
This is his way. After the oil drilling disaster in the Gulf of Mexico last year, he declared a moratorium on drilling there. He's continued that moratorium and has refused to issue any more drilling permits. Two federal judges have ruled this is against the law, and he’s ignored the rulings.
He’s refused to protect the borders as is required by law. As a result US citizens living along the Mexican\US border are getting murdered, raped and robbed. Arizona decided to enforce federal law and Obama sued the state.
Two federal judges have ruled that his health care bill, passed around midnight on Christmas\Christmas Eve last year (only Democrats voting for it), unconstitutional. He’s ignored the rulings and has continued to implement the program. Leading up to the vote, he spent an estimated $200 million of taxpayer money to advertise the benefits of the Affordable Health Care Act (aka ObamaCare), and is still spending. This is an illegal use of taxpayer money.
The Environmental Protection Agency (EPA, department of the executive branch) has been and is paying the American Lung Association (ALA) to finance campaigns against Republican legislators that vote to curtail the power of the EPA. This is illegal. The EPA creates regulations and fees that are in fact legislation and taxes, which is illegal.
The Federal Communications Commission (FCC), another executive branch department, recently passed regulations and fees regarding the internet, in violation of a federal judicial ruling last year confirming the FCC has no jurisdiction regarding the internet. This is an illegal action.
During the last election, racist Black Panthers stood outside an election site with clubs and made threatening gestures at white voters; caught on video. US Attorney General Eric Holder (a black man) has refused to press charges of this violation of civil and voting rights laws because of the Black Panthers race. (Several staff of the Department of Justice have quit because Holder does not allow prosecution of blacks.) The Department of Justice is in the Executive Branch. This is illegal.
These are the most blatant violations of the law this president has engaged in. These violations have the support of the mainstream media, the Democrat Party, most federal employees, and the unions. We can only hope the American people wake up enough by election time to realize we have a criminal president; that and his running the economy into the ground with his Marxist principles will hopefully oust this regime.