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> Please explain the tyranny...and remember, show your work.
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Obama Frees America From the Tyranny of Law (see above)
By Charles C. W. Cooke
February 11, 2014 10:00 PM
Executive orders aim to prevent 'Constitution-lock.'
'That's the good thing as president," President Obama joked yesterday at
Thomas Jefferson's home in Monticello, Virginia. "I can do what I want."
And, as if signaling that he had finally transcended all of those
antediluvian "I'm not a king/emperor/dictator" reassurances, a few hours
later the news broke that he had, once again, done what he wanted - this
time delaying part of Obamacare's employer mandate until 2016.
"Now," ventured the Volokh Conspiracy's Eugene Kontorovich, "Obama really
is bypassing Congress"
Manipulating large-scale legislative policies, duly enacted, around
election schedules goes beyond the parameters of executive discretion. Nor
can this be justified by the dubious claim of "transition relief" from tax
obligations. The employers are not being relieved just from taxes, but
from direct primary legal obligations to provide insurance. Every year the
administration delays large portions of ObamaCare, it says it is no big
deal, because it is "temporary." But a few temporary fixes in a row
becomes a new permanent form of executive lawmaking.
"Executive lawmaking" sounds so harsh, don't you think? Perhaps conceive
of it instead as the executive branch's "liberating" itself from that
pesky "Constitution-lock" we've heard so much about. After all, the
alternative is just too depressing: "Whatever the stated reason for the
new delay," Kontorovich's colleague at Volokh, Jonathan H. Adler, adjudged
candidly, "it is illegal," and "the increasing brazenness with which the
Administration is disregarding inconvenient or ill-conceived portions of
its signature legislative achievement lowers the bar to a disturbing
degree." Fair enough. But how rich and how various have been those
reasons! "Why do you care: you like the outcome?" the president's critics
have been asked, just one among a host of unconvincing defenses that have
included, "well, I don't like Congress," "think of it more as that the
White House is improving the law," "this is too important for the rules,"
"look, Obama won," and, perhaps my all-time favorite, "what are you going
to do about it anyway?"
STILL can't understand why liberal Democrats are so in love with Mexicans.
Mexicans are against abortion, contraception, pre-marital sex, mainly
because they're mostly Catholic... oh, and they HATE you. Am I leaving
anything else out that you just LOVE about them?
Riiiiight... they're potential Democrap voters.