Monday, October 20, 2014

Obama defends executive powers

Obama has been accused of executive overreach.  Some say that his use of executive powers is violating the separation of powers, which are meant to prevent one branch of government from getting too powerful.  Yet Obama defended his executive usage to move forward his agenda.

At a press conference at the U.S.-Africa Leaders Summit on Wednesday, October 6, 2014, he defended his use of executive power as a means to bypass gridlock in Congress.  He said:

"The American people don't want me just standing around twiddling my thumbs and waiting for Congress to get something done,"
This is a perfect example of what I wrote about in a previous column, where I discussed that liberals, or progressives, like Obama believe that it's okay to ignore the law if the ends justify the means.  It's okay to ignore the Constitution so long as the progressive/liberal agenda is moved forward.

Those of us who love and cherish the Constitution and the rule of law, which would include all presidents prior to Obama, would put the Constitution and the rule of law before themselves and their political agenda.

Once again, this proves the Limbaugh Doctrine, whereby the President believes he is not responsible for anything bad that ever comes out of his term as President. He is not responsible for the down-trending polling numbers: it's the republicans fault.

Here's what I have to say on the matter:  "It's better to do nothing than to do something stupid.  It's better to do nothing and let the people solve problems, than to risk signing something into law that has never been tested before."

In other words, gridlock is better than passing stupid laws.  There's a reason for gridlock, and that is to prevent laws from being passed that will trample on the natural rights of those in the minority.