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(VIDEO) Obama 2008: I Will Obey the Constitution of the United States

During the 2008 campaign Obama regularly excoriated George W. Bush for adding signing statements and called them a violation of the separation of powers, and told an audience that he would veto a bill he thought trampled on the Constitution and individual rights. Obama promised he would never use signing statements. On April 15, 2011 Obama used a signing statement to avoid abiding by a provision in the budget bill to de-fund some of his czars.

 

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