"We the people are the rightful masters of both Congress and the courts, not to overthrow the Constitution but to overthrow the men who pervert the Constitution." -- Abraham Lincoln
Click here to hear South Carolina Congressman Trey Gowdy's impassioned presentation to the Democrat Party members of the House Judiciary Committee regarding the benefit to us all of maintaining the rule of law as the foundation of the American republic – & specifically if the law is weakened purposely when one party senses a distinct political advantage by ignoring the law it will be weakened for all in the long run thereby jeopardizing the entire Union.
Congressman Gowdy recognizes that BO smells blood in the water & is playing for keeps with his unconstitutional immigration policy that was formulated last September but not presented until after the November mid-term elections in which BO issued an executive action that is the biggest rewrite of U.S. immigration policy in decades removing the threat of deportation for millions of illegal immigrants. BO's executive action also bestows work authorization benefits on these immigrants including providing cash in the form of tax refunds even for years when no income tax return had been filed. This immigration play is the electoral dénouement to BO to end the Republican Party or @ least forever limit the Republicans to only scattered electoral wins in fewer & fewer congressional districts & states every election.
Now every pronouncement like that of Congressman Gowdy's above are spoken to members of the opposing party or their own party, or heads of state whether friend or foe but in truth they are always ultimately meant for the citizenry who as President Lincoln said above are the rightful masters of our country's destiny.
BO is counting on enough of the citizenry being mesmerized & beguiled by their government dependence in the apathy to dependence stage of our history so that his unconstitutional executive actions that changed legislation are of no importance or relevance to them. In addition to the above unconstitutional immigration law rewrites BO has 1) "unilaterally revised, delayed, or reinterpreted ObamaCare no fewer than 38 times" – source WSJ last June 26; 2) only partially enforced drug law legislation; & 3) selectively ignored legislation & Supreme Court decisions when it suited his purposes (immigration laws especially in AZ). In truth, the foregoing examples show that BO has forsaken his presidential oath of office on numerous occasions to "faithfully execute the Office of President of the United States".
The immigration offenses are especially egregious because not only has BO not enforced immigration laws he also has initiated lawsuits against states like Arizona for trying to protect their citizens when he won't, & then he emphatically states with a straight face & without a trace of embarrassment that "the Constitution does not entitle states to intrude into the uniquely federal domain of immigration enforcement." I have always said to watch out when BO, Pelosi, or Reid quote the Constitution because they never follow it except to make a point that confuses their latest transgression.
Add to the above constitutional offenses BO's following anti-American actions (in no particular order): 1) releasing hardened terrorists from the Guantanamo prison, 2) exchanging five Taliban terrorist generals for one Army deserter followed by an embarrassing Rose Garden ceremony with the deserter's parents & then with no report issued months after the exchange regarding the deserter's status, 3) seeking the normalization of relations with the repressive Cuban regime that will do nothing but aid the Castro brothers who will wind up with any tourist or trade money as the general Cuban population remains tyrannized, 4) playing golf within minutes of an American being beheaded by ISIS, 5) refusing to refer to the Islamic fascist terrorists as Islamic, 6) negotiating a nuclear arms agreement with Iran to the detriment of our allies in the region as if the Iranians could be trusted – BO will present any agreement to the United Nations for approval but not to Congress, 7) elevating the known trouble maker Al Sharpton to a position of trust & frequent visitor to the White House, 8) agitating class warfare & envy by promoting economic policies that if the recovery of the past five years had been as strong as the average Reagan-Clinton recoveries, per capita GDP would be $6,678 higher & 15.8 million more Americans would be @ work today in full time well paying jobs, 9) covering up the Operation Fast & Furious gun running program to Mexico where one border agent was killed, 10) using the IRS to abuse & target Tea Party groups, & of course 11) covering up the Benghazi Libya murders @ the American diplomatic facility on September 11, 2012.
Any one of the foregoing eleven points would be an embarrassment to every other president so it is clear that they not only represent a trend for BO but also a deliberate intention. The last three on the list are not totally resolved & any or all of them could rise to the same level of offense as the ones above regarding abandoning the oath of office.
Feel free to add your own injustices to the list of onslaughts with which BO has invaded our unsuspecting country. But the point is plain & clear – BO is not a friend of America, he has a downright hatred for the country.
The influence on BO in Hawaii of BO's Communist Party childhood mentor Frank Marshall Davis in the 1970s & BO's later study & training of the Alinsky method of community organizing under Rules For Radicals in which the goal is to transfer wealth from the "haves" to the "have-nots" especially in exchange for votes has left "the middle class of today feel(ing) more defeated & lost than do our poor." Rules For Radicals – page 194.
So the question becomes (always has been) what do we do in order to minimize BO's destructive impact on America the next twenty two months?
Alan Keyes recently pointed out that the Republican Congress complains & threatens on the one hand but really has been stymied to do anything substantial since taking control of both chambers of Congress in January. On the other hand Congress has conducted business as usual in confirming BO's cabinet nominees like Defense Secretary Ashton Carter who responded very poorly in his confirmation hearings yet was confirmed by the Senate 93 to 5. Waiting in the Senate confirmation process wings is Attorney General nominee Loretta Lynch whose position on illegal immigration is as lawless as BO's – so why would Republicans rush to confirm her or really confirm her @ all? In fact gumming up the approval process of nominees for cabinet or Supreme Court justices, court of appeals judges, and district court judges (all nominated by BO & confirmed by the Senate) has far less notoriety or negative press than shutting down the tours of the White House over some budget or Continuing Resolution dispute that Republicans can't win or having Boehner initiate another lawsuit that Republicans could lose while also setting another dangerous legal precedent.
Along the way it is very important for all of us to explain that BO deliberately works against America – there never has been another president who has deliberately so worked against America. That has been the theme of RTE since BO became a national figure & it cannot be explained too many times in just these clear straightforward simple terms using the above examples that make the conclusion truly obvious once they are pointed out.
The idea is to gain support for the rule of law principles that Congressman Gowdy presented to the Democrats in the above video before it is too late so that the citizenry can initiate through their elected representatives the action to "overthrow the men who pervert the Constitution." I don't know what supporter of America could look at the information presented hereinbefore & conclude that BO is a friend of America.
Below is my letter to the editor of the WSJ that was published last June that brings Congressman Gowdy's concerns to their logical conclusion.
I am afraid that the Journal is preparing for another slide down the same slippery slope with the same people as we did in 2012 by recommending that Congress sue President Obama for "unilaterally waiving his duty to faithfully execute statutes" (The Standing to Sue Obama – June 16).
I cringe every time I hear of one of the two elected branches turning to the judicial branch for resolution of some problem that should be handled through "the court of public opinion" known as elections.
Just like in this current legal theory regarding Congress's standing to sue, David Rivkin was the "legal innovator behind the challenge to ObamaCare's individual mandate" in 2012.
The problem is that in deciding the ObamaCare case the Court not only upheld the ObamaCare law but in so doing set a very dangerous legal precedent concerning Congress's power to tax. Since we are dealing now with exactly the same people as two years ago the chances of another manipulated disastrous decision is very real.
You say that "short of impeachment, there is no way for Congress to defend its rights." The power of the people is superior to that of any of the branches and if an elected official is way out of line such conduct can be remedied in the next election.
But if the conduct is so egregious that it requires immediate attention the Constitution says impeachment can be done for "high Crimes & Misdemeanors." I don't know of a higher crime than the President forsaking his oath "to the best of (his) Ability, (to) preserve, protect, and defend the Constitution of the United States" which includes enforcing & faithfully executing all of the statutes that he signed into law.