With a compliant Democratic majority in the U.S. Senate that consistently defends the president’s executive theft of power, Barack Obama and his allies are well on their way to carrying out his 2008 threat to “fundamentally transform the United States of America.”
What is being transformed first—through growing, abusive executive edicts never conceived under the U.S. Constitution—is the very form of government and strict guarantees of individual freedom in the Bill of Rights that are the bedrock of our nation’s remarkable stability.
“Change”—Obama’s election mantra—is a direct, in-your-face affront to the very vision of our Founding Fathers.
Without doubt, the most dire warnings over Obama’s daily violation of the Constitution have come from George Washington University law professor Jonathan Turley, an Obama supporter and self-proclaimed champion of a “socially liberal agenda.”
Nonetheless, appearing before the House Judiciary Committee in February 2014, Prof. Turley called President Obama’s usurpation of power “a constitutional crisis with sweeping implications for our system of government.” And although he didn’t use the term, he defined what I would call the high crimes of the administration thusly:
“The current threat to legislative authority in our system is comprehensive—spanning from the misappropriation of funds, to the circumvention of appointments, to negation of legislative provisions.”
Let me just name a few of Obama’s illegal and unconstitutional executive actions beginning with his refusal to enforce immigration laws and ignoring congressional mandates to close our borders to criminal aliens. Then there is Obama’s Internal Revenue Service threatening to silence ordinary Americans whom the president considers enemies, and his massive NSA domestic telephone and Internet surveillance of millions of innocent Americans.
Obama’s Justice Department overseeing gun smuggling to Mexican drug cartels makes our list, as does routinely refusing to answer congressional subpoenas, officials stonewalling Congress, routinely ignoring orders from federal courts or unilaterally rewriting his systemically flawed laws.
And then there is Obama’s order to circumvent clear congressional restrictions on spending for “research” by the Centers for Disease Control that claims gun ownership by law-abiding Americans is a public health menace.
The list goes on and on…..>>> http://dailycaller.com/2014/04/21/wayne-lapierre-we-must-act-to-stop-obamas-transformation-of-our-constitution/