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    Obama Poised to Use Executive Power to Muscle Through Domestic Agenda

    If threats and intimidation don't work, there's always stealth and Executive Orders. I DID NOT vote for this man and will be forever grateful that I didn't.
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    Updated February 13, 2010
    FOXNews.com - Obama Poised to Use Executive Power to Muscle Through Domestic Agenda

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    Faced with a resurgent GOP and a largely stalled legislative agenda, President Obama is planning to use his executive powers to forge ahead with his domestic initiatives, including on energy, the environment and the economy, The New York Times reported

    President Barack Obama is pictured at an impromptu news conference in the Brady Press Briefing Room of the White House in Washington, February 9, 2010. (Reuters)
    Faced with a resurgent GOP and a largely stalled legislative agenda, President Obama is planning to use his executive powers to forge ahead with his domestic initiatives, including on energy, the environment and the economy, The New York Times reported.

    "We are reviewing a list of presidential executive orders and directives to get the job done across a front of issues," White House Chief of Staff Rahm Emanuel told the newspaper.

    But aides told the newspaper that Obama is still hopeful that progress can be made on Capitol Hill, citing the bipartisan summit on health care scheduled later this month. Yet the GOP's stunning capture last month of the Senate seat previously held by Ted Kennedy has prompted the White House to prepare to go solo to break any partisan gridlock heading into the midterm elections.

    The president has a range of powers -- from executive orders to agency initiatives -- that don't require legislative action, and White House officials argue that the increased focus on executive powers is not uncommon in the second year of any presidency.

    "The challenges we had to address in 2009 ensured that the center of action would be in Congress," Dan Pfeiffer, the White House communications director, told the newspaper. "In 2010, executive actions will also play a key role in advancing the agenda."

    Obama was threatening to use his executive power this month to install nominees whose confirmations had been delayed by senators. But he dropped his threat to use recess appointments after Republicans released their holds and allowed 27 nominees to be voted on and confirmed.
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    In other words **** **** If you don't like it, then @#&!~ Sit down and shut up?
    I wish somebody in Congress had enough chonies to start a censure procedure. I have to agree that this man is going to do so much harm to this Country my grand kids won't be able to repair it. This is just plain, old fashioned "Pelosi"

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    In other words, this president is going to miss use a tool that is/has been used in the past. Using this tool to advance his personal agenda over the due process set forth in the Constitution, This is just pushing the edge of Treason.
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    Like all elected officials, he took an oath to protect and abide by the Constitution of the United States. At what point to we as citizens hold our elected officials to this oath? Or is this just some words that sound good at the time but mean nothing.
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    Quote Originally Posted by fuhr52 View Post
    Like all elected officials, he took an oath to protect and abide by the Constitution of the United States. At what point to we as citizens hold our elected officials to this oath? Or is this just some words that sound good at the time but mean nothing.
    This will happen at the voting booth. The U.S. citizenry is waking up to the grim realities of where our government is steering us. I am so looking forward to Nov., 2010 Election Day. Meanwhile, I pray that God will send us true Constitutional Patriots/Statemen to get our country back on course, by listening to the will of "we the people".
    Conservative Wife & Mom -- I'm a Conservative Christian-American with dual citizenship...the Kingdom of God is my 1st home and the U.S.A. is my 2nd.

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    Another good artivcle on the subject. by the way the New American is one of the very best magazines if you want the real truth about what is going on.



    Obama Eyes "Executive Orders" to Circumvent Congress
    Obama Eyes "Executive Orders" to Circumvent Congress | Print | E-mail
    Written by Thomas R. Eddlem
    Saturday, 13 February 2010 15:45

    ObamaThe lead of the New York Times story February 13 proclaims: “With much of his legislative agenda stalled in Congress, President Obama and his team are preparing an array of actions using his executive power to advance energy, environmental, fiscal and other domestic policy priorities.” But constitutionalists ask, what “executive power” to make law?

    The role of the President under the U.S. Constitution is not to make laws, but simply to execute the laws passed by Congress. Article I, Section 1 of the U.S. Constitution begins: “All legislative powers herein granted shall be vested in a Congress of the United States.” If the Constitution mandates that “all” law-making powers reside in the Congress, then it stands to reason none is left for the President. The President's job is that "he shall take care that the laws be faithfully executed" under Article II, Section 3 of the U.S. Constitution.

    But the Constitution's explicit prohibition on executive branch law-making hasn't stopped a White House frustrated by a Congress that has neglected to pass most of the White House legislative agenda over the past year. “We are reviewing a list of presidential executive orders and directives to get the job done across a front of issues,” White House chief of staff Rahm Emanuel told the New York Times. Likewise, White House communications director Dan Pfeiffer is signaling that the White House plans to ignore the constitutional process over the next year and pursue a more dictatorial course. “The challenges we had to address in 2009 ensured that the center of action would be in Congress,” Pfeiffer told the Times. “In 2010, executive actions will also play a key role in advancing the agenda.”

    This new extra-constitutional power of creating law by imperial decree has tremendous support from the leftist New York Times, which agreed that “Any president has vast authority to influence policy even without legislation, through executive orders, agency rule-making and administrative fiat.” This support contrasted greatly from the Times' heavy — and appropriate— criticism of the Bush-era dictatorial fiats.

    The Times stressed that the Clinton and George W. Bush administrations set the precedents where this undefined dictatorial power was exercised, such as “Mr. Bush’s expansive assertions of executive authority, like the secret program of wiretapping without warrants.”

    The White House goal is to make Congress irrelevant by circumventing the Constitution. The practical effect of this trend is that America will increasingly have an elective dictatorship if citizens don't insist upon a return to a strict adherence to the U.S. Constitution.
    By faith Noah,being warned of God of things not seen as yet, moved with fear,prepared an ark to the saving of his house;by the which he condemned the world,and became heir of the righteousness which is by faith Heb.11:7

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    He's doing what any President would do in his place: proving he has options and is willing to exercise them to get his way. The problem for most of you is that he is a President that you disagree with -- if you were a supporter of his you'd be screaming "Hell Yeah!"

    The problem is that he has extra-Constitutional choices. Reign in the government and make it follow the Constitution and all of these abuses will disappear.
    People don't like to be meddled with. We tell them what to do, what to think, don't run, don't walk. We're in their homes and in their heads and we haven't the right. We're meddlesome.--River Tam

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    Quote Originally Posted by NDS View Post
    He's doing what any President would do in his place: proving he has options and is willing to exercise them to get his way. The problem for most of you is that he is a President that you disagree with -- if you were a supporter of his you'd be screaming "Hell Yeah!"

    The problem is that he has extra-Constitutional choices. Reign in the government and make it follow the Constitution and all of these abuses will disappear.
    I did not like it any better when any of the other presidents, Republican or democrats did it and if you read some of the orders they were pretty scary.
    By faith Noah,being warned of God of things not seen as yet, moved with fear,prepared an ark to the saving of his house;by the which he condemned the world,and became heir of the righteousness which is by faith Heb.11:7

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    Quote Originally Posted by HK4U View Post
    I did not like it any better when any of the other presidents, Republican or democrats did it and if you read some of the orders they were pretty scary.
    +1 No matter what the party affiliation, if Congress and/or the President's actions stink something rotten is going on...and it's up to the people to "freshen up the atmosphere".
    Conservative Wife & Mom -- I'm a Conservative Christian-American with dual citizenship...the Kingdom of God is my 1st home and the U.S.A. is my 2nd.

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