Posted Aug 20, 2014 by Martin Armstrong
The arrogant President Obama suggested in an interview published in the New York Times on Saturday that you need to be a lawyer to understand the U.S. Constitution. This is precisely what I mean about law. It is always someone’s interpretation because it is impossible to ever write anything and have it mean a single thing.
Obama made the outrageous suggestion that only lawyers understand the Constitution that is reminiscent of the Dark Ages when that very same proposition was argued as to why the Bible could only be read by priests – never the average person.This was the Dark Age when people could not read and Obama has done everything possible to destroy the foundation of law and the Constitution clearly in his mind because it means only whatever he says it does.
Obama’s outlandish statement was made when talking about members of Congress who have argued he does not have the constitutional authority to unilaterally suspend enforcement of parts of the Obamacare law. To set the record ABSOLUTELY STRAIGHT, Obama is without question WRONG!!!!!! He has the power to veto a law, but not to suspend a law. That would be un-Democratic. The Constitution provides no such discretion whatsoever.
The New York Times even asked Obama if he “consulted” with “his” lawyer when making that outrageous decision to suspend the employer mandate, which would require businesses with more than 50 employees to buy them health insurance, and which was supposed to take effect on Jan. 1, 2014. Obama’s arrogant dodging of the question illustrates the dangerous position he has placed the country in.
“[I]f you heard me on stage today, what I said was that I will seize any opportunity I can find to work with Congress to strengthen the middle class, improve their prospects, improve their security,”
“But where Congress is unwilling to act, I will take whatever administrative steps that I can in order to do right by the American people.”
“And if Congress thinks that what I’ve done is inappropriate or wrong in some fashion, they’re free to make that case,” Obama added. “But there’s not an action that I take that you don’t have some folks in Congress who say that I’m usurping my authority. Some of those folks think I usurp my authority by having the gall to win the presidency. And I don’t think that’s a secret.”
“But, ultimately, I’m not concerned about their opinions–very few of them, by the way, are lawyers, much less constitutional lawyers.”
Obama was merely a lecturer on constitutional law at the University of Chicago Law School from 1992 to 1996, and a senior lecturer from 1996 to 2004. He is by no means a specialist in Constitutional Law. There is no question that he does not have the power to pick and choose when mandates are enforced, contrary to the law enacted by the people through their representatives in Congress.
As President, Obama has sworn to faithfully execute the law of the land – not enforce whatever he likes or not. That very position would nullify the entire Congress and mean that the United States is a dictatorship, not a Republic. There would be no purpose to elections whatsoever if the President is exempt from the law and the Executive branch has the duty to enforce the laws that only the people can introduce through their pretend representatives in Congress,
Suspending the deadline for the Obamacare mandate that requires large employers to provide health insurance for their workers that was supposed to begin on Dec. 31, 2013 was a political decision that he does not want to take effect until he leaves office for it will cause serious rise in unemployment. Any company with even slightly more than 50 employees will fire all excess to avoid such expenses. Others will split companies and still others will hire temp employees if not move to contract status rather than employee status. This will also set in motion the end of pensions.
Obama’s argument that only LAWYERS can understand the Constitution is so arrogant it is just unbelievable. George Washington presided over the convention that drafted the Constitution and established the presidency. Washington was not a lawyer. Therefore, how can there be a Constitution if those who drafted and voted on the Constitution were not lawyers? Is the entire thing just babble? Obama is saying the Founding Fathers were idiots for they voted on something they lacked the mental capacity to understand – and that includes Ben Franklin who was just a lowlife printer to Obama.
This is yet another example of the arrogance of Obama and the very wrong path this man has taken the country down. This is not and issue even about left and right politics. This is the great expanded power of Stalinistic surveillance he has supported and endorsed that is inconsistent with criticism the actions in Ferguson. How can we have no rights whatsoever to enable surveillance and yet police have any restraint at all? This is Obama’s Dark Age view of the Constitution and it illustrates that he sees himself with the power of dictator and does not respect the separation of powers or the idea that the people have any role in government whatsoever.