An Unprecedented Constitutional Crisis

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Using fraudulent budget math which landed Bernie Madoff in prison with a 150-year sentence, Obama deliberately lied to the American people about the cost of insurance [under Obamacare], their ability to keep the policies they liked, and the fact that middle income Americans were being bled dry in order to fund other people’s medical care.

When his politicized Internal Revenue Service was caught trying to destroy his political opposition, Obama stonewalled and used the “dog ate my homework” excuse. Thus, he argued, an Executive Branch which could suck up meta-data on every phone call in the world somehow couldn’t locate e-mails that, not coincidentally, would have incriminated it.

If Congress refused to pass his immigration legislation, he would enact it by executive fiat. If Congress frustrated his efforts to exploit a horrific tragedy in order to pass gun control, he would craft 23 “executive actions” to achieve the same thing. If the law barred him from demanding sales information from gun dealers or creating a national gun registry, he would do it anyway.

After all, wasn’t it Richard Nixon who said to David Frost: “If the President does it, that means it’s not illegal.” And nothing happened to him, right?

Perhaps, as Richard Nixon found out, the Constitution is a little more resilient than Obama imagines.

Tim Macy is the Chairman of Gun Owners of America, a gun lobby that represents more than one million members and activists.

(Excerpt) Read more at gunowners.org

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