Where In The Constitution Does It Say Obama Can Rule By Decree And “Do Whatever He Wants”?

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Obama - I Have A PenBy making “at least a dozen major adjustments” to Obamacare without congressional approval, Barack Obama is making a mockery of the U.S. Constitution.  Throughout human history, political power has always tended to become concentrated in the hands of one man.  The Founding Fathers knew this, and they tried very hard to keep that from happening in the United States.  A system in which the people rule themselves is a very precious and fragile thing.  As humans, we all have the tendency to want more power.  That is why a “separation of powers” was such a radical concept.  As Bill Federer is constantly pointing out, the Founding Fathers made our federal government inefficient on purpose.  They wanted a system of checks and balances that would make it difficult to push through major changes very rapidly.  Unfortunately, Barack Obama has become extremely frustrated by this and has expressed his intention to rule by decree as much as he can during the remainder of his second term.


In our system, the legislature is supposed to make the laws, and the executive branch is supposed to execute them.  But Obama does not seem to care for that arrangement too much.  Just recently, he made the following statement…

“We’re not just going to be waiting for legislation in order to make sure that we’re providing Americans the kind of help they need. I’ve got a pen and I’ve got a phone.”

And during a visit to Monticello on Monday, Obama said the following…

“That’s the good thing about being president, I can do whatever I want.”

Of course that was probably a joke, but it just reveals what his mindset is.

Obama believes that he has a tremendous amount of power, and he has consistently exhibited a blatant disregard for the U.S. Constitution.

This week, Obama made another major change to the Affordable Care Act without getting congressional approval.  At this point, it has become clear that Obama believes that he can change any law, for any reason, any time that he likes.

The following is what the Wall Street Journal had to say about this most recent lawless act…

‘ObamaCare” is useful shorthand for the Affordable Care Act not least because the law increasingly means whatever President Obama says it does on any given day. His latest lawless rewrite arrived on Monday as the White House decided to delay the law’s employer mandate for another year and in some cases maybe forever.

This latest “modification” directly contradicts the plain language of the law, and if the American people do not object to this it will let Obama (and all other future presidents) know that they truly “can do whatever they want”.

Charles Krauthammer is completely outraged by all of this.  He says that this is the kind of “stuff you do in a banana republic”…

But generally speaking you get past the next election by changing your policies, by announcing new initiatives, but not by wantonly changing the law lawlessly. This is stuff you do in a banana republic. It’s as if the law is simply a blackboard on which Obama writes any number he wants, any delay he wants, and any provision.

It’s now reached a point where it is so endemic that nobody even notices or complains. I think if the complaints had started with the first arbitrary changes — and these are are not adjustments or transitions. These are political decisions to minimize the impact leading up to an election. And it’s changing the law in a way that you are not allowed to do.

And he is right.

For those that have not read it, the U.S. Constitution states that the president “shall take Care that the Laws be faithfully executed“.

If Obama wants part of Obamacare to be changed, he must ask Congress to change it.

He cannot change laws all by himself.

As Stanford Law School Professor Michael McConnell stated last year, the Office of Legal Counsel for the Justice Department “has always insisted that the president has no authority, as one such memo put it in 1990, to ‘refuse to enforce a statute he opposes for policy reasons.’”

What in the world is happening to this country?

Meanwhile, those that are objecting to the lawless behavior of the Obama administration are increasingly being portrayed as national security threats.  This is also the kind of thing that we are accustomed to seeing in banana republics.  According to a recent WND article, the Ohio Army National Guard conducted a training drill last year in which the “enemies” were supporters of the 2nd Amendment and had “right-wing beliefs“…

Internal documents from an Ohio Army National Guard training drill conducted in January 2013 describe the details of a mock disaster in which Second Amendment supporters with “anti-government” beliefs were portrayed as domestic terrorists.

The Guard’s 52nd Civil Support Unit and first responders in hazmat suits conducted the training exercise last year in Portmouth, Ohio. In the terror-attack scenario, two Portsmouth Junior High School teachers follow orders from a white-nationalist leader to poison school lunches with mustard gas to advance their “right-wing” beliefs about gun rights.

“It’s the reality of the world we live in,” Portsmouth Police Chief Bill Raisin told WSAZ-TV. “Don’t forget there is such a thing as domestic terrorism. This helps us all be prepared.”

Sadly, this was far from an isolated incident.  For many more examples, please see my previous article entitled “72 Types Of Americans That Are Considered ‘Potential Terrorists’ In Official Government Documents“.

Whether you support Barack Obama or you are deeply opposed to him, hopefully we can all agree that he needs to follow the law.

Hopefully good sense will prevail and Obama will stop trying to rule by decree.  There is a reason why we have a separation of powers and a system of checks and balances.  One man is not supposed to make all of the decisions.  The members of Congress should be loudly objecting to this massive power grab by Obama.

Please pray for Barack Obama and for Congress.  Up to this point, they have been behaving very foolishly.  Let us pray that they will soon return to following the U.S. Constitution.

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  • K

    I am sorry, but neither Congress or Obama will change. They are just bought and paid for puppets. However on the good news side. If you can find a real judge. With all the illegal changes, collecting any penalty should be ruled null and void, under the equal protection clause.

    • seth

      The kaballah-talmudic(not torah)/satanic bankers are destroying the world.

      • nekksys

        Hey, Seth… The Talmud is just a commentary on the Torah… Qabballah is simply Jewish mysticism.

        I think you’ve pegged it with Satanic Bankers tho… Those guys are JERKS!

    • RKae

      Bought and paid for? No. Sorry. It’s far worse than that. They are pedophiles who are under constant blackmail.

  • A Dodgy Bloke

    This is the problem with BHO. The press is either afraid of doing their jobs or are so wrapped up in their ideology they can’t see that in the long run they are cutting their own throats. It reminds me of the book by Melody Phillips called Londonstan. You had radical gays protesting with Islamic crazies. If the Islamic guys where in charge who do you think would be the first ones against the wall? The left is so blinded by their hate of the right, and their own mind set they can’t see the long term danger. That’s what makes the left and this guy so dangerous

    • Syrin

      No, it goes beyond that which is why two scandals are so important. The NSA is used as a blackmail device. The data the NSA collected on Roberts kid was used to blackmail him into approving Obamacare. Reporters are also subject to blackmails and threats of IRS audits. These issues are ENORMOUS, and the sheeple are stupid.

  • DJohn1

    It is called articles of Impeachment. And that is what has to happen after the next election in November when the Republicans gain back their power.

    • usmcmailman

      The time for impeachment is long past! This Chocolate Messiah should be arrested and
      charged with high treason !

      • DJohn1

        I would rather approach this without calling this jerk names. The problem I have is that I have no faith in the Republican Party growing some guts to take on anything at all. I think they are all gutless wonders and it will be highly entertaining to see just exactly what the Republicans do when they have the power to do so.
        Demoncrats act. Republicans react. I think that they are all closet devils and we will learn this after we give them back a little bit of power to change things.
        There is history here. A fictional account of the Republican Party in the 20s called Boardwalk Empire might be very accurate about the inner workings of these people and how they have manipulated Christian Churches to support them with no real results in the Congress.
        Mr. Bush is a prime example. He did do Executive Orders that directly effected Veteran’s ability to get health care.
        It is still unpopular but he restricted benefits by how much yearly income you and your wife have as to whether we are eligible for VA Health Benefits or not.
        That was not the original contract with our Veterans. I do not believe in communistic laws. I do believe if you earned benefits in service an AWOL national guardsman should not have the legal right to change those benefits.
        The only reason that man was not sent to jail was his Father was Vice President at the time.
        Mr. Obama let the executive order stand as written. So it is an abuse of both parties that this restriction was put into place.
        Well 8 of 10 people I served with in the Vietnam Conflict were shipped to Vietnam and all 8 never came back alive.
        So this is not about any one President issuing executive orders. It is about the right to order executive orders by ANY President past, present, or future.
        Luck luck of the draw was I served 13 months in South Korea and they never moved me to Vietnam because I was the only man on base with my career field at the time. So by the grace of God, I survived when men better than me didn’t.
        I worked hard to obtain a goal of good pensions and Social Security during my life.
        Executive orders are only for real emergencies where there is no other solution. Congress makes laws not the President. But we allowed this to happen and now we are harvesting what we have sown.
        The only way I can see to stop it is to have Congress limit the President’s powers to make executive orders. Make all executive orders with expiration dates. None of which can survive the current President’s term of office.
        All men are imperfect. The laws have to reflect that imperfection if they are going to work long term. Otherwise we might as well just pack it in, Grin and Bear It, and smile real pretty when they come to arrest all of us somewhere down the road.

        • joerocket

          Did you just call him a jerk?

          • DJohn1

            I think you have caught me out. I did call him a soda jerk, meaning in the old time definition, someone totally unqualified for his job. The old time definition was that if someone is working at a low class, low pay job, somewhat lacking in morales, then yes, I called him a jerk because that is an adequate description without reference to his skin color of what my opinion of him is. When multiple agencies of news take every speech this man has made, and virtually call him out as a liar something is wrong.
            Every word out of this person’s mouth appears to be a little less than the complete truth.
            We all are human and less than perfect, and I am sure this President is seeing things from the inside out while we the people do not have access to the

            same information that he does.
            I found this out the hard way when I was in a much smaller group of people and elected every six months.

            I still maintained complete honesty with the people I served. People value that over lies. It is not always easy to do.
            I served also as an assistant to the elected person after I left office and for several years and the minute I felt that person was less than honest I resigned.
            The problem is a less than honest person in office that is caught at it time and time again(lying) does an extremely bad service to the people that are honest and deserve to be re-elected. When an entire political party is caught out like this it becomes difficult to put people in that are honest.

        • Gdrake

          Very well put, as a half breed myself who did not vote “this person” , I cannot say his name, I agree with you wholeheartedly this abuse of power has been building up by both parties for a long time. Term limits for everyone!

    • Syrin

      So cute. Putin would do it, Germany would do it, Syria would do it, but the republicans are scared to death of a president with approval ratings in the toilet. They’re spineless and that won’t change. The real secret is they WANT a big gov’t system as long as they are part of the insider trading and making millions, they are fine sitting as also rans on the sideline.

      • Hammerstrike

        “The Republican Party Establishement have today announced that the Republican Party will not participate in the November elections…”

  • jack nichols

    The first black president is behaving very badly of course this will cause distaste among the electorate and be the reason that Americans will avoid reelection of another Black president. Obama is doing so much damage to his race it will be hard to consider Negros for president and perhaps all elected offices. Sadly Obama will leave a legacy of carefree spending, extravagant vacations, rule by decree that will fatally damage the ideal of the caring American President. I am sure that he will be marked as the worst, most selfish egotistic president in American history. And establish the image of the black president as some sort of witchdoctor King with the giant feather headdress, using the constitution for toilet paper and devouring American children. With huge gleaming teeth dripping with American blood.

    • Syrin

      I like the fact you think there will be elections in the future. I don’t think there will be, but if there are, there will be more black presidents. The blacks in this country are highly racist, and despite the fact that they have been hit the hardest by Obama’s policies, they still vote for skin color before anything else. Race is all that matters to them. The illegals will vote for whatever liberal you run, and the parasite class/welfare state will always vote liberal. So in other words, over half the country will vote against their self interest, and Romney was persecuted for stating the readily apparent and irrefutable facts.

      • jack nichols

        I agree with you, I don’t care for blacks, they are the scourge of America. Abe Lincoln wanted to send them back to Africa just before his murder. Too bad he didn’t suceed

        • Jordan

          See, it’s idiots like you that hinder the progression of this failing country, by investing in division. One is foolish to blame an entire race on the actions of one man. The same “scourge of America” you refer to with disrespect, are actually the hands that buit this country from the ground. Through architecture, agriculture, and warfare (since you made a Lincoln reference). Not to mention groundbreaking innovations in science, medicine, art and music. An astonishment to read this type of rhetoric and racism, sent from a senior citizen cloaked behind the saftey of a computer. You should try google searching: “Black contributions to America” before allowing such vile incompetence to leave your lips.

          • joerocket

            Wow, that Google sure is an unbiased and trustworthy source of information. Thanks for putting me on to it. Almost as credible as Wikipedia and Obama himself. Of course, I just look to the incredible progressive societies blacks have built for themselves in their homelands in Africa; of course I overlook the burning tire necklaces and machete murders. Masters of self-governance and self-control they are.

          • Gay Veteran

            you do understand that a lot of former colonies are screwed up due to their boundaries being drawn by the European powers in an effort to divide and conquer the native populations.

          • jack nichols

            Please tell me how Negros built this land? Or articulate the groundbreaking innovations in science, medicine, art and music. they have provided

          • Gay Veteran

            pig ignorant racist

          • jack nichols

            Gay, are you articulating the ground breaking innovation’s? I can’t help but laugh at you for your namesake, and your sensitivity to my racist remarks, you must be a gay ni66er. HahahahahahGay the ni66erHahahahahha

          • Gay Veteran

            seems like every site has a racist POS troll like you

          • jack nichols

            Gay, hahaha Gay, Are you touching yourself right now. you being gay and all

          • Gay Veteran

            why, does that get you excited?

          • jack nichols

            because I like to make fun of practicing Homos, especially arrogant ones that like to call names like racist POS

          • Gay Veteran

            your own words prove you’re a racist POS

          • jack nichols

            I see that you have had little experience dealing with the blacks in our society

    • Gay Veteran

      you can criticize Obama without the racist imagery

      • jack nichols


        • Gay Veteran

          uh, it’s easy, leave out the racist BS

    • JW

      Jack N, the Present isn’t Black. His mother was Caucasian. We all came from Adam and Eve.

      • jack nichols

        The president is as black as the ace of spades. Adam and eve had children Caine and Able. Caine murdered Able and God marked Caine for the rest of time and the mark of Caine is black skin. Furthermore I can think of no groundbreaking innovations in science, medicine, art and music. that can be attributed to blacks, well except of course pounding on drums, and rap music, or beating each other up in contact sports. Blacks demonstrate almost daily their desire to effect violence upon an unwitting public that is forced to support these degenerate offspring of Caine. Why is it that the Asian people, arguably the worlds smartest people, disrespectfully refer to Obama as Monkey Man?

        • Gay Veteran

          racist pos

          • jack nichols

            God, or you?

    • marvin nubwaxer

      the president was elected on his advocacy of policies supporting the poor and middle class. we voted against romney because of his support of the rich in his imagined America, Inc., where he saw himself as the rightful CEO.
      and the right wing’s propaganda that portrays the country falling under a king or tyrant only exists in the paranoia bubble of right wing extremists. the president must be just lazy darky who’s wasted 5 years to proclaim his kingdom and show us he has taken full personal control of the country with a coronation.

  • westernwoman.wordpress.com

    My children and Ipray for the president and our country daily. God have mercy, and bring people to repentance.

    • usmcmailman

      The Lord will no longer have mercy on a sinful
      nation such as this !

  • prestodo

    Should this come as a surprise?? Since the silent coup that took place over the period of 1913 to 1933 (Ending with the Emergency Banking Act of 1933 where the US was declared bankrupt and wholly beholden to the Federal Reserve and its controlling banks), Congress has been ceremonial in nature only, and is only allowed to exercise power at the discretion of the banks that own the US via the commerce clause found in the US Constitution. The US President has been leading America into foreign wars since that time without the approval or permission of Congress. The precedent has already been set. This is nothing new.

  • RKae

    Where In The Constitution Does It Say Obama Can Rule By Decree And “Do Whatever He Wants”?

    Its right after the part that says “Abortion is legal” and right before the part that says “The government can read your mail.”

    • Gay Veteran

      The Constitution does not grant rights, it merely recognizes them. People have the inherent right to control their own body.

      • RKae

        A baby in the womb IS a body.

        • Gay Veteran

          and how many unwanted babies have YOU adopted?

          • Major Solutioil.com

            How many unwed mothers have you helped, since you care so much? Posted by a male single parent of two would be aborted daughters. They are my blessings. You sir are a curse

          • Gay Veteran

            you sir want to make slaves of women.
            Who controls your body?
            You? Or Big Government?

          • ryan karl

            And you want to make unborn babies slaves to their murderous aborting mother. No one should ever have the right to kill another human being unless that other human being is trying to kill them.

          • Gay Veteran

            murderous aborting mother? so you would charge her with first degree murder?

            and how many unwanted children have YOU adopted?

  • usmcmailman

    Time to put a leash on this monkey !

  • Syrin

    It’s cute how some here still believe we are a nation with laws. Clearly they are unaware of the NDAA, the 30+ unelected unaccountable czars who have unlimited power bypassing representational gov’t, the fact that more people have been killed by cops who go unpunished by the court system than have been killed in the Iraq War, the exemptions from the worst law in the history of the world (Obamacare) for the lawmakers and friends, but not for the rest of us, the insider trading that allows Feinstein to become a multi-millionaire but gets Martha Stewart jail time, and I could go on for PAGES. We are A LAWLESS NATION people, and the sooner you wake to that reality, the sooner you can become part of the solution.

  • Stan

    I often get into conversations with liberal supporters of this president on this very issue. They summarily dismiss this completely. They don’t believe obama is violating the US Constitution and then they always fall back on that Bush signed Executive Orders too and “besides”, I agree with what he is doing, because the republicans are blocking what he wants…….”

    If you ask them to cite what Bush declared through EO, they can’t and if you ask them what obama signed they cannot do that either…….

    It proves that the support for this POTUS is out of ignorance…. Great country weve turned into……

    • Syrin

      The irony is that they thought EO’s were bad under Bush, but all of a sudden they’re okay. So in other words, they have no moral base. It’s moral relativism 101. I hated EO’s under Bush, and I hate them even more under Obama. See, it’s moral consistency.

      • Gay Veteran

        as Gerard Celente says, right-wingers actually believe the crap they spew but liberals are hypocrites.
        I agree, you have to have consistent standards.

        • jack nichols

          cept Osambo is a gay muslim, that should send a quiver up your leg

          • Gay Veteran

            hmmm, he’ s self-confessed Christian, married with 2 children.

  • rkb100100

    Everyone gets their turn abusing power!

  • lisa

    It is not about democrat vs republican any longer. It is plain in simple “POWER”. Who can have the most.We all argue over democrat does this and Republicans does his. That is what they want us to do. But behind closed doors it is about power. None of us knows the truth. The Dem and Rep at this point is a big game to play with American people.They think they can write a bill that says Americans will walk like dogs and the thing is we are to stupid to fight against it. LAZY comes to mind. Lots of people are blind these days. If this hurts your feeling and makes you lash out. Your the one that is in dreamland.”Everything is Not OK wake up”
    Do not argue with other people devote your energy and argue with the government. This has to stop or will will ennd up with kings and queens over here in America.This is not the same U>S i used to live in it is like a different place now.Frankly I do not know what happened but, something did.
    Do not be divided any more stand..Me too this is also what I should do.I am not knocking on anyone’s door before I knock on my own. I want my America I grew up in the one my family members died to protect I want it back..

  • Chris

    It says that in his copy of the constitution.

  • Piglet

    “That’s the good thing about being president, I can do whatever I want.”

    I remember his predecessor said something very similar: “I do not need to explain why I say things. — That’s the interesting thing about being the President. — Maybe somebody needs to explain to me why they say something, but I don’t feel like I owe anybody an explanation.”

    And a staffer of his predecessor said, referring to Slick Willy, “Stroke of the pen. Law of the land. Kinda cool.”

    When Dubya was in power and his supporters cheered what he was doing, I warned them that one day a Democrat was going to be in the White House, doing the same thing and using the liberties Bush took with the Constitution (“…a G.D.ed piece of paper!” – Remember that?) as a precedent and they wouldn’t be so overjoyed with American style dictatorship anymore. That day came in 2008, but I know if another Republican got into the White House they wouldn’t complain about it any more, even if that president continued Obama’s policies. After many years I’ve learned not to trust either political party, as both are controlled by the same special interests and specialize in lying to and cheating the American people.

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  • Jason7189

    Interpreting the signs of the times, Obama may not be the antichrist, but he’s at least paving the way for the man of lawlessness.

    A man thinking in his heart, he’s anointed and specially ordained from Heaven, is the spirit of anti-messiah (antichrist). Looking for a man calling himself Jesus, is misinterpreting the Scriptures.

    I firmly believe we are the generation that will see Jesus Christ’s return and the countdown started in 1948, when Israel became a Nation. The Parable of the Fig tree (Jews coming back to the land and it flourishing)

    Mark 13:28 “Now learn this lesson from the fig tree: As soon as its twigs get tender and its leaves come out, you know that summer is near. Even so, when you see these things happening, you know that it is near, right at the door. Truly I tell you, this generation will certainly not pass away until all these things have happened.”

  • Georgiaboy61

    Re: “Where In The Constitution Does It Say Obama Can Rule By Decree And ‘Do Whatever He Wants’?”
    Nowhere, of course – but that is of little concern, for Obama and his fellow travelers regard the constitution as a relic which belongs in a museum – one by whose provisions they refuse to be bound.

    We are in fact living in what might be called “post-constitutional America.” Recent actions by the government have further weakened the first, second, and fourth amendments to the bill of rights – and apart from patriots like Rand Paul and Ted Cruz – who are raising the alarm – Congress has remained silent about Obama’s flagrant abuses of power and has done nothing to stop them.

    These days, Congress – having ceded its constitutional role as one of the three coequal brands of government – serves as little more than a rubber stamp for the latest schemes of the White House. In short, the members have become complicit in the crimes of the White House.

    Day by day, the line between legitimate government and tyranny becomes harder and harder to find; soon it will not be there at all. Obama will then no longer need to maintain the pretense of being an elected chief executive accountable to the people; finally, he will revealed as the dictator he has always been.

    • Alex Schnarr

      You’re delusional if you think Obama started this – Executive Orders to get around Congress is a staple of presidents since Reagan. I blame Reagan, Bush Sr, Clinton, George W, and Obama for perpetuating this travesty. Obama said “That’s the good thing about being president, I can do whatever I want.”? Well ‘W’ said the same effing thing: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=E2Zv1T4Qdv4

  • Gay Veteran

    Obama,like Bush the Stoopid. And Charles Krauthammer is a war mongering hypocrite.

  • Colin

    President Obama is using an interpretation of the Constitution that has been in place since the first president. If you have issues with what he is doing, than place the blame on the first man who went “outside” the Constitution – George Washington.

    Wikipedia: http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Executive_order

    President Obama has issued 166 executive orders. The record holder for the most executive orders is FDR, with 3,522. And Obama has done half of the executive orders that Reagan issued during his administration – 381.

    Wikipedia: http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/List_of_United_States_federal_executive_orders

    The objectioin that a president is a tyrant, when he takes an action that some oppose, has been part of the national dialogue since the first president. GW was called a tyrant for his actions during the Whiskey Rebellion.

    Wikipedia: http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Whiskey_Rebellion

  • Hammerstrike

    That congress is worst than Herpes, thou.

  • Citizen Quasar

    The United States Constitution, in Article II, Section 1, Clause 5, states: “No Person except a natural born Citizen, or a Citizen of the United States, at the time of the Adoption of this Constitution, shall be eligible to the Office of President…”

    It looks to me like this says the Constitution self destructed when no one was left alive who was alive at the time of the adoption of the Constitution. This means that President Tyler was the last legitimate President. If I have made a mistake in my interpretation then please correct me.

  • George

    Constitution??? WHAT Constitution?? did not obummer declare the ‘flawed document’ invalid during his Denver ‘speech’ to the sheeple in attendance?? Nothing he does (in accordance with his puppet masters’ orders) will ever do anything but increase the power of the state over the formerly-free Americans. And why is this marxist in office? Because we the sheeple have told God to get out and leave us alone; He is doing just that, and the result should be obvious even to the lefties (think NSA spying, TSA perverts, etc).

  • Evermoreknowing

    He is the representation of the lifelong freeloading blacks who steal what ever is within their reach when they have access. Think about it. He has NEVER PAID for all the things he has had in his life……someone else paid……always……including his educational costs. He has absolutely NO CONCept of what it means to WORK and earn your money and have to make decisions about how to spend it……he is a vile and disgusting ghetto rat.