“ … It is to be remembered, that the general government is not to be charged with the whole power of making and administering laws…” — James Madison, 1787
Obama’s disrespect for the U.S. Constitution is breathtaking. Not only does he disrespect it — he defies it!
After unilaterally appointing Richard Cordray as director of the new Consumer Financial Protection Bureau (CFPB), President Obama proceeded to appoint three new officials to the National Labor Relations Board (NLRB) declaring “I can’t wait.”
While recess appointments are not uncommon, these appointments are only constitutional when the Congress is, in fact, in recess. Obama made these four appointments while the Congress was in session, thereby circumventing the advice and consent of the Senate. This direct violation of the Constitution is a blatant, in-your-face abuse of power and a breathtaking violation of the separation of powers.
President Obama has said many times that he believes his goals are so important that he intends to implement them with or without Congress, through executive or administrative usurpations. He has acted in violation of the Constitution numerous times and intends to accelerate that course. His actions are exactly what our Founders feared and sought to guard against with no end in sight.
The question is — will we the people demand our lawmakers reassert the legislature’s constitutional authority and take a stand to stop Obama’s arrogant authoritarianism and save our Republic? It’s time to stand!