When the story of the President Barack Obama‘s political career has become history, what should the story be called? I think THE ADVENTURES OF BARACK HUSSEIN OBAMA IN THE LAND OF GULLIBLE would be an appropriate title. However, those of us alive today don’t have to wait for the book. In fact, tonight we saw the beginning of yet another episode in the career of our nation’s leading liar (For those with strong stomachs, here is the transcript.).
What would be an appropriate chapter title? That’s easy: EXECUTIVE ORDER: AMNESTY II FOR ILLEGAL ALIENS.
How do we know our president is lying? We can read the charter of the Federal Government, The United States Constitution. Four short little clauses in that document give us the full answer.
Article 1 describes the structure of and the powers of Congress of the United States, and it provides the process for choosing our Congress. Section 1 begins by explaining what Congress does.
All legislative Powers herein granted shall be vested in a Congress of the United States, which shall consist of a Senate and House of Representatives. (from here)
– having the function of making laws: a legislative body.
– of or pertaining to the enactment of laws: legislative proceedings; legislative power.
-pertaining to a legislature : a legislative recess.
– enacted or ordained by legislation or a legislature: legislative ruling; legislative remedy.
Because Congress has “All legislative Powers,” Congress makes the laws.
What kind of laws does Congress have the powers to make? The Constitution enumerates those powers in Article 1, Section 8. Section 8 specifically includes this power.
To establish an uniform Rule of Naturalization
That means Congress has the power to establish our nation’s immigration laws.
Article II of the Constitution describes the powers of the president, and it provides a process for choosing both president and the vice president. Section 1 by begins by explaining what the President does.
The executive Power shall be vested in a President of the United States of America. (from here)
– of, pertaining to, or suited for carrying out plans, duties, etc.: executive ability.
– pertaining to or charged with the execution of laws and policies or the administration of public affairs: executive appointments; executive committees.
– designed for, used by, or suitable for executives: an executive suite.
As amazing as it may seem, the president does not make new laws. The president enforces existing laws.
In fact, because the men who wrote the Constitution were worried that the president would exceed his authority, Article 2, Section 1 of the Constitution requires the president to take an oath, one written just for him.
Before he enter on the Execution of his Office, he shall take the following Oath or Affirmation:—”I do solemnly swear (or affirm) that I will faithfully execute the Office of President of the United States, and will to the best of my Ability, preserve, protect and defend the Constitution of the United States.” (from here)
Unfortunately, we have allowed President Barack Obama to get away with violating his oath of office. So part of the blame for Obama’s repeated oathbreaking belongs to us. When he ran for office, Obama made promises the Constitution would not allow him to keep. Thus, for example, he and his cronies in Congress foisted Obamacare on us. Nevertheless, we voted for him a second time. So now he is foisting AMNESTY II FOR ILLEGAL ALIENS on us. And what’s his reason?
For more than 200 years, our tradition of welcoming immigrants from around the world has given us a tremendous advantage over other nations. It’s kept us youthful, dynamic, and entrepreneurial. It has shaped our character as a people with limitless possibilities – people not trapped by our past, but able to remake ourselves as we choose. (from here)
Even as he violates his oath of office, subverting our constitutional republic, he tells us it’s for our benefit? And we are suppose to believe him? What is amazing is the number of people who still do? Thus, the book title: THE ADVENTURES OF BARACK HUSSEIN OBAMA IN THE LAND OF GULLIBLE.