By Matthew Burke
Respected liberal George Washington University Law School Professor, Jonathan Turley, speaking regarding the House GOP’s lawsuit against Obama for unconstitutionally using executive orders, issued a chilling statement on Wednesday, saying that “this could be a historic moment.”
Professor Turley said that the current Congress is losing its powers “to a kind of uber presidency.”
“Our system is changing, and this body [Congress] is the one branch that must act, if we are to reverse those changes,” Turley urged. Turley said that there is a new model of government emerging, one in which our Founding Fathers thoroughly rejected, and pointed out that when Obama announced his unconstitutional dictatorial powers, Democrats in Congress cheered him on.
Read the Rest @ CHILLING Video: Famous Liberal Law Professor Warns of Obama Dictatorship; Urges Congress to Act
From a law professor that voted for Obama in 2008…
By Jonathan Turley
Below is my column yesterday in the Sunday New York Daily News on the unfolding controversy over President Obama’s unilateral actions to circumvent Congress. The pledge of the President to “go it alone” has already resulted in court losses for the Administration and a growing separation of powers crisis. I testified (here and here and here) and wrote a column on President Obama’s increasing circumvention of Congress in negating or suspending U.S. laws. I ran another column recently listing such incidents of executive over-reach that ideally would have included this potentially huge commitment under Obama’s claimed discretionary authority. I happen to believe that the President is right in many of these areas but that does not excuse the means that he is using to achieve these goals.
The unanimous decision of the Supreme Court late last month that President Obama violated the separation of powers in appointing officials is the type of decision that usually concentrates the mind of a chief executive. Obama, however, appeared to double down on his strategy — stating in a Rose Garden speech on Tuesday that he intended to expand, not reduce, his use of unilateral actions to circumvent Congress.
Summing up his position, the President threw down the gauntlet at Congress: “So sue me.”
… In our system, there is no license to go it alone. Rather, the Republic’s democratic architecture requires compromise. The process is designed to moderate legislation and create a broader consensus in support of these laws. Nor is congressional refusal to act on a particular prescription of how to fix the economy or repair immigration laws an excuse. Sometimes the country (and by extension Congress) is divided. When that happens, less gets done. The Framers understood such times. They lived in such a time.
While Obama did not create the über-presidency, he has pushed it to a new level of autonomy and authority. It is a model that Democrats may soon regret. Just as Obama has unilaterally rewritten federal laws and ordered the nonenforcement of others, the next President could use the same authority to gut environmental or employment discrimination laws. An über-President is only liberating when he is your über-President.
Read the Rest @ “So Sue Me”: Presidential Taunts and Constitutional Consequences | JONATHAN TURLEY.
By Bradford Thomas
One of the four teens charged Tuesday with murder in the beating of University of Southern California grad student Xinran Ji was an illegal immigrant, a fact that has only increased the frustration for many—including the L.A. County Supervisor—with the U.S. State Department’s delaying of visas for the slain student’s parents.
“It is unconscionable that suspect Jonathan Del-Carmen-Refugio, arrested for the murder of USC graduate student Xinran Ji, entered the country illegally — yet the victim’s parents were delayed in entering the country legally to claim their son’s body due to failures in the State Department’s visa process,” said Supervisor Michael D. Antonovich. The four defendants are 17-year-old Alberto Ochoa, 16-year-old Alejandra Guerrero, 18-year-old Andrew Garcia and 19-year-old Jonathan Del Carmen. The oldest, Del Carmen, was in the country illegally. Though two of them are juveniles, they have been charged as adults. Three of the defendents—Garcia, Ochoa and Guerrero—face a special allegation for the use of a dangerous weapons, a bat and a wrench.
Xinran Ji, 24, was attacked early Thursday while walking back to his off-campus apartment after a study session. Ji was an engineering student who had won a scholarship for his research and innovative work in one of China’s leading universities. After coming to America on a tour several years ago, Ji decided that he wanted to take his studies further at USC, enrolling in 2013. In a statement released Tuesday, Ji’s parents said that they had not yet been able to receive visas from the U.S. State Department.
Read the Rest @ Parents of USC Student Slain by Illegal Alien Were Delayed Entry by U.S. State Department | Truth Revolt.
Related Article @ Suspected Killer Of USC Student Has Been In U.S. Illegally For Seven Years
If the video doesnt play, click the youtube links to watch it over there… may be an embedding issue.
By Brendan Bordelon
Ed Schultz isn’t exactly known for being an independent thinker. But the MSNBC host bucked all other voices on his ultra-liberal cable network this week by opposing President Obama’s planned amnesty for millions of illegal immigrants, declaring on Tuesday that “I don’t think any country just hands out work permits to solve an immigration problem” and calling it “a real tough sell.”
The union-friendly cable host already declared his opposition to the impending move on Monday (RELATED: MSNBC Host: Obama’s Amnesty Could Doom Democrats). And during a debate with progressive radio host Mike Papantonio, Schultz doubled down.
“I get a little bit nervous when I even hear the thought, the possibility that undocumented workers — immigrants — would be granted work permits in the numbers of millions,” he said.
“Wouldn’t this create more problems that it solves? And legally what does it mean for the president? Can we just pass out work permits to anybody who crosses our border?”“I don’t think any country just hands out work permits to solve an immigration problem,” Schultz shot back. “I think this would be a ground-sweeping move by the president to do that, and I think a lot of Democrats would have a hard time with it.”“It would be a real tough sell to independents,” he continued, “and it would also all of a sudden start competing with American workers who are abiding by the laws.”
Read the Rest @ ‘I Don’t Think Any Country Just Hands Out Work Permits’: MSNBC’s Ed Schultz Blasts Obama’s Amnesty AGAIN | The Daily Caller.
Wait for it…. Pelosi… dissapointed CNN didnt give her enough time to bash Republicans.
By Brittany M. Hughes
Sen. Jeff Sessions R-AL issued a statement Tuesday declaring that Congress “must use its spending power” to prevent President Obama from using executive power to grant amnesty to thousands of illegal aliens.
“The Obama Administration has openly declared its plan to implement a unilateral executive amnesty for 5 to 6 million more illegal immigrants. This unlawful amnesty, urged on by congressional Democrats, would include work permits, taking jobs directly from millions of struggling American citizens,” Sessions said.“
Any action Congress might consider to address the current border crisis would be futile should the President go forward with these lawless actions,” he added, declaring that “Congress must speak out and fight against them… It must use its spending power to stop the President’s executive amnesty,” Sessions urged.
… According to press reports, Obama plans to use his executive power to grant work permits to potentially millions of illegal aliens, with some Democratic lawmakers calling on him to also unilaterally defer deportations.
Article 1, Section 9, Clause 7 of the U.S. Constitution says: “No Money shall be drawn from the Treasury, but in Consequence of Appropriations made by Law; and a regular Statement and Account of the Receipts and Expenditures of all public Money shall be published from time to time.”
While the President can take certain executive actions unilaterally, funding for those actions can only be appropriated by Congress, and all spending bills must originate in the House of Representatives. Federal spending laws regularly include language prohibiting the Executive Branch from using funds for certain purposes.
Read the Rest @ Sessions: Congress ‘Must Use Its Spending Power to Stop’ Obama’s Amnesty | CNS News.
By John Hinderaker | Power Line
Jeff Sessions is mounting a heroic campaign to persuade Congress to block President Obama’s apparently imminent decree legalizing, in essence, five to six million illegal immigrants by granting them work permits. The Obama administration has been lawless in many ways, but this is stark illegality even by its standards. This is what the actual law says:
INA Sec. 274A– Unlawful Employment of Aliens
(a) Making employment of unauthorized aliens unlawful
(1) In general
It is unlawful for a person or other entity—
(A) to hire, or to recruit or refer for a fee, for employment in the United States an alien knowing the alien is an unauthorized alien as defined in subsection h3 of this section with respect to such employment, or
(B)(i) to hire for employment in the United States an individual without complying with the requirements of subsection b of this section…
President Obama proposes to nullify the law by executive degree. He has no constitutional power to do so. If the roof were not falling in on America in so many ways, this kind of usurpation would precipitate a constitutional crisis.
Read the Rest @ An Immigration Trio | Power Line
This is an extremely informative brief given by the NAFBPO (http://www.nafbpo.com). This is an organization that is speaking out against the way the US Govt is moving forward with their orchestrated push of destroying the US from the inside! Great info and gives some good insight as to what is really happening down at the border of New Mexico and Arizona.
Related Data @ GAO report
By Noam N. Levey | LA Times
When President Obama signed the Affordable Care Act, its requirement that large employers provide health coverage or pay a penalty seemed to many supporters a key pillar of the effort to guarantee health coverage to Americans. Four years later and after repeated delays, the so-called employer mandate has become something of an orphan, reviled by the law’s opponents and increasingly seen as unnecessary by many of its backers. Twice in the last two years, the Obama administration has put off the penalties, citing difficulties enforcing the mandate.
House Republicans plan to sue the president, largely over his suspension of the mandate, saying he has broken the law by failing to enforce a requirement that they bitterly oppose… But over time, the mandate has drawn increasing criticism, even from the law’s supporters.
By contrast, most experts see the law’s other well-known mandate — the requirement that most Americans have insurance or pay a penalty — as far more central to the law.
“The employer mandate is not an essential feature of the Affordable Care Act,” said Dr. Bob Kocher, former special assistant to the president for healthcare and economic policy. Kocher worked extensively on the law in 2009 and 2010.
Read the Rest @ Almost no one wants the Obamacare employer mandate now: Here’s why – LA Times.
by Joel Gehrke
Senator Jeff Sessions R., Ala. denounced the House Republican border bill as a “surrender to a lawless president” because the legislation does not include any language to prevent President Obama from expanding his unilateral legalization of illegal immigrants. Here’s the statement:
The Obama Administration has openly declared its plan to implement a unilateral executive amnesty for 5–6 million more illegal immigrants. This unlawful amnesty—urged on by congressional Democrats—would include work permits, taking jobs directly from millions of struggling American citizens. Any action Congress might consider to address the current border crisis would be futile should the President go forward with these lawless actions. Congress must speak out and fight against them. It must use its spending power to stop the President’s executive amnesty…
Read the Rest @ Jeff Sessions: House Border Bill Is a ‘Surrender To a Lawless President’ | National Review Online.