Obama keeps testing the bounds of his dictatorial powers. Just the other day he said that he is tired of “waiting on legislation” and isn’t afraid to wield his executive power to force his agenda on the country — whether anyone likes it or not. He said, “I’ve got a pen and I’ve got a phone. And I can use that pen to sign executive orders […] that move the ball forward.”
A day later, he met with Senate Democrats about his despotic plans for 2014; he told them he “can’t wait for Congress” to solve problems and instead can just “act on [his] own without Congress.” According to Conservative Outfitters, “The senators left the White House without speaking to reporters.”
Calls for his impeachment aren’t based on weak, juvenile disagreements with his party or even necessarily his policies; they are a direct response to the tyrannical behavior Obama unabashedly exhibits. It is a means by which we hold those seeking a position as dictator or king in check.
President Obama operates more and more as a king and less and less as an elected leader, accountable to the people.
Speaking in North Carolina on Wednesday, Obama announced (again) that he would rule on his own if need be. Discussing the extension of unemployment benefits, Obama stated,
“So Congress should do the right thing and extend this vital lifeline for millions of Americans. Of course, that’s just short term. Long-term, the challenge of making sure everybody who works hard can get ahead in today’s economy is so important that we can’t wait for Congress to solve it. Where I can act on my own without Congress, I’ m going to do so.”
This is unsettling. More and more during his second term, the brash president has declared that he can operate without Congress on important issues.
Obama has already made it clear that he thinks he’s above the law. Last year alone, he signed twenty-three executive orders “concerning gun control in the aftermath of the Sandy Hook shooting,” and is not afraid to “violate current healthcare laws” by signing two additional executive orders “concerning information-sharing amongst federal agencies.” He also “continuously tweaks and revises Obamacare, delaying mandates and unilaterally changing the law after it has been passed.”
So, when your elected leader of a free republic openly refuses to protect and enforce the Constitution, you have two choices:
- Take action. Hold him (or her) accountable. Send a clear message to the current president and all future presidents that the American people don’t want a king… and if you so much as try, we will kick you out of office.
- Sit back and watch it happen: Inaction just signals to the president that we either don’t care or are fine with a dictator who makes up the law as they go, ignore pieces of it when it’s convenient, or change it on their personal whim.
Which story will we tell our children and grandchildren? That we were “too busy” or “not informed enough” to feel like we could make a difference in taking action… or that we steadfastly fought against tyranny and preserved liberty?
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