Reining in America's Greatest Lawbreaker, President Obama
We are exceptional not by national origin, but because our national origin guarantees that we have law that rules the government that rules us.
That is our English heritage. President Obama is hostile to this view of the law, believing he can fundamentally transform America by undermining this law....
By Mark J. Fitzgibbons
The Hill reports that Republican members of Congress are contemplating actions to combat President Obama's lawbreaking methods of ruling from the Oval Office.
"GOP officials have long claimed that the president has violated the law and the Constitution through administrative actions on issues ranging from immigration to nominations to the U.S. military involvement in Libya," writes The Hill. Conservative Rep. Jason Chaffetz of Utah is quoted, "There are a lot of examples of this."
A lot, indeed, and not just recently. As reported at American Thinker last year in March, nine GOP state attorneys general issued a report on Obama's unprecedented officious lawbreaking.
Obama has now reached the tipping point, however, with his illegal "fix" of Obamacare designed to overcome his lie that Americans can keep their health insurance. The president's open lawbreaking following his notorious lying puts Democrats' electoral prospects at risk. It frustrates the unquestioning goodwill and endless love of some members of the political establishment.
Obama has lied to the American people many times, which is unbecoming of his office. But his unilateral actions in violation of the Constitution and even statutory law are so brazen that they seem calculated to undermine our very system of government, even to the point that they can be called "un-American" from the perspective of our heritage.
British Member of Parliament Daniel Hannan has a marvelous essay at The Wall Street Journal adapted from his new book, "Inventing Freedom: How the English-Speaking Peoples Made the Modern World." The topic of his essay helps us understand why Barack Obama is actually the greatest lawbreaker in American history.
If you consider that claim hyperbole, factor this: No person, corporation, union boss or corporate CEO -- no criminal -- who has violated the law could count every American as their victims. President Obama can...
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