Posts Tagged ‘Separation of powers’

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Upholding the Law

It’s time for Congress to show political courage and defend the constitutional separation of powers—by partially defunding the IRS, the agency that’s at the center of Obama’s lawlessness.

The Weekly Standard, March 10, 2014
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    All the President’s IRS Agents

    President Obama continues to defy longstanding norms by using the IRS to help muzzle those who oppose his consolidation of power in Washington, and he’s doing so with the support of Senate Democrats.

    Wall Street Journal, February 27, 2014
  • Connecting the Dots in the IRS Scandal

    A former chairman of the Federal Elections Commission helps the mainstream media tie the IRS’s abuse of power in targeting conservative groups back to requests from President Obama and Senate Democrats.

    Wall Street Journal, February 26, 2014
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    ‘We Are Now at a Constitutional Tipping Point’

    A prominent left-leaning scholar says this president’s “aggregation of power” is “destabilizing,” “wrong,” and “dangerous”—and he respectfully calls upon an “inert,” “feckless” Congress to “assert its powers” and rein in what Madison (in Federalist 51) called a “weaker department.”

    Tea Party News Network, February 27, 2014
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    New Obama Initiative Tramples First Amendment Protections

    Having repeatedly violated the Constitution's separation of powers, the Obama administration takes aim at the First Amendment.

    Washington Examiner, February 20, 2014
  • President Obama: I’m the Law

    It’s time for policymakers and candidates—from the right and the left—to make plans to restore the constitutional rule of law that the Obama administration is trampling.

    Forbes, February 12, 2014
  • ‘I Can Do Whatever I Want’

    It’s time for the Republican Party to channel its own founding principles, and those of the country, and be the party that’s devoted to preserving the rule of law.

    The Weekly Standard, February 14, 2014
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    How Republicans Should Respond to the President’s Lawlessness

    President Obama’s usurpations of legislative power are becoming painfully clear, and Congress should start taking concrete actions to hold him accountable.

    National Review, February 11, 2014
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    The launch of myRA is just the latest example of President Obama’s seeming indifference to the separation of powers, as he increasingly acts as if Congress isn’t the only lawmaking entity in Washington.

    The Weekly Standard, January 31, 2014
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    The Imperial Presidency of Barack Obama

    President Obama’s consistent disregard for the law of the land is redefining the role of the presidency in a manner that is inconsistent with our Constitution.

    Wall Street Journal, January 28, 2014
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    Paul Ryan on Obama’s Lawlessness

    Following the State of the Union address, Chairman Ryan argues that President Obama’s approach of “going around the Constitution” and skirting the legislative process entails “a violation of his oath.”

    National Review, January 29, 2014
  • Obama’s ‘Become the Very Danger the Constitution Was Designed To Avoid’

    Renowned left-leaning legal scholar Jonathan Turley warns the House Judiciary Committee that Obama’s imperial presidency poses a severe danger to the constitutional separation of powers.

    Real Clear Politics, December 4, 2013
  • A Lawless ‘Fix’

    What gives President Obama the authority to circumvent Congress and change his centerpiece legislation unilaterally?

    National Review, November 14, 2013
  • Can Obama Write His Own Laws?

    President Obama’s brazen and dangerous disregard for the rule of law is the sort of behavior one expects from a third-world dictator, not an American president.

    The Washington Post, August 15, 2013
  • Obama’s Unconstitutional Steps Worse than Nixon’s

    There is no excuse for President Obama’s illegal suspension of Obamacare’s employer mandate and his brokering of an illegal Obamacare bailout for the political class.

    The Washington Post, August 14, 2013