#1 America's descent from rule of law to jungle law via Obamacare by conservgramma 19.11.2013 13:21

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WASHINGTON, November 18, 2013 — The Obamacare debacle and the president’s attempts to fix it have created yet another notable episode in our political history. This one will long live in infamy.

The federal government has been directed by President Obama to ignore the Constitution, to which the president and members of Congress have sworn an oath. Obama has unilaterally delayed implementation of the provisions of Obamacare that have shattered his frequently repeated “If you like your insurance, you can keep it” promise.

The one-year delay is not really the issue here. The more fundamental issue is that American Citizens have meekly and timidly accepted a blasphemy against our constitutional freedoms.

Congress is responsible for creating laws. The president’s responsibility is to enforce them. Their responsibilities in this don’t overlap. This division of powers is designed to keep any one branch of government from becoming too powerful, and it is being ignored.




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Obama promulgated, by executive order, further delays and changes in implementing the law. This was not a lawful modification of a law passed by Congress, not a simple judgment call on how to faithfully execute the law. Rather, it was an order to the government to not enforce the law. This effectively negates the Constitution’s careful division of government powers.

Is this a constitutionally permitted trespass? No, but hardly anyone seems to care. Too many citizens either feel it was legal or are too busy with matters more entertaining than their rights.

Protections of rights that were so carefully crafted by our Founders have simply been booted aside by elected officials, again dis-honoring their oath of office and their duty to their constituents.

We can cry shame on elected officials, but shame on us for letting them get away with it. But shame is not the worst consequence. The real tragedy is that it takes us away from civilization back toward the lawless jungle, where the most powerful and arrogant need only growl to force their way. Our nation is falling from the Rule of Law, ruled instead by the whims of an arrogant executive.

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