Breaking: Federal Appeals Court Rules Obama Recess Appointments Unconstitutional

The lawlessness of Barack Hussein Obama’s gangsta government has been well-document here, and as we chronicled his frequent expressions of contempt for the rule of law and our precious Constitution, we frequently asked whether anyone would have the spine to stand up to him. Today, a federal appeals court did. From the AP:

A federal appeals court has ruled that President Barack Obama violated the Constitution when he bypassed the Senate to fill vacancies on a labor relations panel.

The U.S. Court of Appeals for the D.C. Circuit says Obama did not have the power to make recess appointments earlier this year to the National Labor Relations Board.

This case will certainly by appealed to the Supreme Court. Will John Roberts save B. Hussein’s bacon again?

Obama’s Lawlessness Continues. Executive Orders to Trample Your 2nd Amendment Rights

Even though it has been declared outmoded and too hard to understand by brilliant analysts like the Washington Post’s resident wunderkind (read “silly, puerile self-important weenie”) Ezra Klein, just for fun, it might be worth revisiting that quaint parchment written by dead white Europeans, our precious Constitution. I recognize that for most of the people in this audience, such a review is unnecessary, but keep in mind that for every one of you, there are probably at least 100 people for whom this information would not be a review, but a complete revelation. Please spread the word if you can get them to stop watching “Entertainment Tonight” and “Here Comes Honey Boo Boo.”

The Constitution provides for three branches of government; specifically, the executive, the legislative and the judicial, or as they are commonly known, the President, the Congress and the Supreme Court, and the lower federal courts. The President is the executive, as in the one who sees that the laws, which are enacted by the legislative branch, are faithfully executed. Got it? Executives execute, as in carry out, which brings us to the reason for the executive order. It is a directive to carry out policies, or as Article II, Sec. 3 of the Constitution says to “take Care that the Laws be faithfully executed,” NOT to independently make policy, or to willfully impose policies that have been rejected by Congress.

The Obama administration’s breathtaking lawlessness has been a constant source of amazement, anger, and anxiety for all freedom-loving Americans. Whether it is appointing officials using the recess appointment power when the Senate is not in recess, unilaterally granting the amnesty to young illegal aliens that Congress declined to grant, or deciding not to enforce duly-enacted laws like the Defense of Marriage Act, Barack Obama has made clear through both his actions and his words that when “we can’t wait!,” he’ll blow his nose on the Constitution and do whatever he wants.

Tomorrow, if news reports are accurate, His Majesty Barack Obama will present his “solution” to “gun violence” surrounded by kiddie human shields, including the “executive action” that had the gang over at the 24/7 televised insane asylum, MS-NBC, practically wetting their panties just thinking about it. Predictably, they pull out their race card, to suggest that those of us who correctly state that any executive orders infringing on the 2nd amendment are illegal, are showing disrespect to the One because of his race. After all, they point out, George H.W. Bush imposed restrictions on “assault weapons,” so why can’t Obama? As usual, our leftist friends are glossing over some critical details, either because they are ignorant of them, or because they are politically motivated to avoid pointing out critical differences. Pres. Bush 41 did indeed use an executive order to restrict the importation of certain guns in 1989 after a wacko killed 5 and wounded 29 others in January, 1989. Here’s the critical part. He acted pursuant to an act of Congress, the Omnibus Crime Control and Safe Streets Act of 1968, another reactive law, admittedly, but still a legal enactment by Congress. President Bush did not attempt to ban any weapons, or restrict the size of magazines, or do any of the other lawless crap that this bunch is discussing trying to impose on us.

Even though many of the recommendations that are being bandied about would be illegal if imposed by executive fiat, there are still a number of legal actions that Barack Obama could impose by executive order that would burden our 2nd amendment rights. He could act through federal agencies to make it more difficult and more expensive to purchase a firearm and the ammunition that you need to use it. What if, for example, he directs the Environmental Protection Agency to investigate the environmental impact of the lead in bullets and requires ammo manufacturers to pay a tax for cleaning up the alleged “mess” that they cause? What if he directs the Drug Enforcement Administration to conduct more frequent examination of gun store records, making it more difficult for them to conduct business? Oh, yes, Bitter Clinger, don’t kid yourself. Barack Obama despises the Constitution in general and the 2nd Amendment in particular. He has shown that he has no compunction about acting as if he is above the law.

Will anyone have the cajones to stop him?

Ultimate Irony: Will Obama be Disqualified from Running in 2012? Today on the Teri O’Brien Show

If we were to describe the Obama administration in one word, it would be difficult, but several options do spring to mind. “Stagnation,” certainly wold be on the list, when we think of our limping economy, which Barack Obama pledged to fix. Considering the frequent White House celebrity-studded soirèes, the lavish luxury vacations, Michelle’s full-time makeup artist and fly-ins for their personal trainer, “extravagance” is another word we could use, which brings us to something that probably comes a lot closer, “hypocrisy.”

All of these words are spot on, but there is one that captures the essence of this administration better than any other, and that word is “lawless.” Michele Bachman was completely accurate when she referred to “gangster government.” Consider the following:

  • The Solyndra scandal
  • His continuation of an offshore oil drilling moratorium, despite its being struck down by a U.S. District judge, an action that resulted in the administration being held in contempt of court
  • His “recess” appointments, deemed legal by one of his own administration’s lackeys in the White House counsel’s office, including the appointment of Richard Cordray, head of the new Consumer Financial Protection Bureau. This last one particularly offensive, since the very stature creating this position requires Senate confirmation

The latest example of this bunch thumbing its nose at the rule of law and the other brances of government, occurred this past Thursday, when Barack Obama defied Georgia administrative judge, the Honorable Michael Malihi’s order that he appear and produce documents to respond to a challenge to his eligibility to appear on the ballot. Today we are delighted to welcome back Van Irion, founder of the Liberty Legal Foundation, lead attorney in the case arguing the position that Barack Hussein Obama is not an Article II “natural born citizen.” Why did Obama fail to appear through his attorney? Is this just another example of his administration’s lawlessness or is there something else behind it? What’s the end game? If the judge enters a judgement against Obama, what will be the practical effect? And what about the political implications? Is this litigation a gift to the Obama campaign? Could this be the ultimate irony: a lawless administration disqualified from consideration in the upcoming election because of its very existence violates the law?

Tune in Sunday for the rest of the story.

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