by Ben Barrack
When it comes to the impeachment and subsequent removal from office of a sitting president, the ‘how’ is found in the Constitution; much of the ‘why’ is found in the Declaration of Independence. The former was an extension of the latter.
As a Constitutional law professor, Barack Obama is extremely familiar with our founding documents but – quite ironically in light of his nearly palpable contempt for Great Britain – he seems to be channeling the individual most responsible for the Declaration’s authorship – King George.
He (King George) has forbidden his governors to pass laws of immediate and pressing importance, unless suspended in their operation till his assent should be obtained; and when so suspended, he has utterly neglected to attend to them.
Two states have passed laws recently that have, in effect, been “suspended.” In the case of Arizona’s SB 1070, U.S. District Judge Susan Bolton blocked the most key parts of the law one day prior to its scheduled implementation. This never would have been done had Obama’s Department of Justice not filed a lawsuit against the state of Arizona. As for the neglecting-to-attend-to-them part, the law has virtually faded from public view since the ruling.
The other state to have an activist judge rule in favor of the Obama administration – inferred based on the president’s ideology and past statements – is Oklahoma. After 70 percent of that state’s voters decided they wanted to preemptively eliminate the possibility of Shari’a law factoring in to any court rulings there, an activist judge “suspended” the results of the ballot measure.
How courts rule on the multiple lawsuits already filed in different states challenging the legal standing of Obamacare will further demonstrate the degree to which this administration’s luck may not be luck at all.
He (King George) has called together legislative bodies at places unusual, uncomfortable, and distant from the depository of their public records, for the sole purpose of fatiguing them into compliance with his measures.
Speaking of Obamacare, isn’t this precisely what happened? The twisting of arms behind closed doors and under the cover of darkness is what allowed it to pass. The supposed Democratic champion for the pro-life movement, Bart Stupak was the last one to cave; he did so for a worthless Executive Order, which ultimately put the bill on Obama’s desk. Earlier, Nebraska senator Ben Nelson had his arm twisted until he took a bribe.
During his 2008 campaign, Obama demonstrated his knowledge of our founding documents by running on a platform of transparency, telling voters that C-SPAN would be part of all negotiations, thereby appealing to our country’s ideals; the exact opposite happened.
He has erected a multitude of new offices, and sent hither swarms of officers to harass our people, and eat out their substance.
In the wake of Obamacare becoming law, the IRS is expected to add over 16,000 new agents to enforce the newly signed law which, as mentioned previously, is being challenged in court by more states than not.