Doesn’t it just send you into orbit to hear Barack Hussein Obama declare that there will be consequences if people do not toe the line and follow his unconstitutional dictates?
Talk about “Do as I say, not as I do.”
Yesterday, Obama held a “Town Hall” about Amnesty, and had the unmitigated gall to declare, “if somebody is working for ICE and there is a policy and they don’t follow the policy, there are going to be consequences to it.” [hat tip The Weekly Standard]
So, let’s see if we can noodle this out, shall we?
If Obama violates the law, defies the Separation of Powers, acts unconstitutionally, it’s A-okay.
If ICE agents refuse to follow the unlawfully enacted “Executive Amnesty” that violates the Constitution, there will be consequences.
Can you believe this guy?!
I know. I know.
This is how the Obama Administration has behaved for over six years.
The truth is, Barack Obama truly does believe he is above the law.
Worse, he believes his is the Law.
He will not be defied!
Not to put too fine a point on it, but what an arrogant prick.
But the truth is, as much as We the People may believe that there should be consequences for Obama acting unconstitutionally, the Republicans in Congress have proven to his satisfaction that there never will be.
Impeachment? Off the table.
The Power of the Purse? Off the table.
The worst these spineless jellyfish are willing to do is make some stern remarks on “Meet the Press” or “Face the Nation.”
Yeah. That oughta work.
But his “there will be consequences” remark wasn’t the part that sent me into orbit. It was his follow-up comment: “In the U.S. military, when you get an order, you’re expected to follow it. It doesn’t mean that everybody follows the order. If they don’t, they’ve got a problem. And the same is going to be true with respect to the policies that we’re putting forward.”
Let’s address this, shall we?
Everyone who enlists in the Armed Forces takes the following oath:
“I, (NAME), do solemnly swear (or affirm) that I will support and defend the Constitution of the United States against all enemies, foreign and domestic; that I will bear true faith and allegiance to the same; and that I will obey the orders of the President of the United States and the orders of the officers appointed over me, according to regulations and the Uniform Code of Military Justice. So help me God.”
Ironically enough, ICE Officers, like every other Federal Employee, take a similar oath:
“I, [name], do solemnly swear (or affirm) that I will support and defend the Constitution of the United States against all enemies, foreign and domestic; that I will bear true faith and allegiance to the same; that I take this obligation freely, without any mental reservation or purpose of evasion; and that I will well and faithfully discharge the duties of the office on which I am about to enter. So help me God.”
So, here’s a question. If your President orders you to carry out an action that violates the Constitution that you have taken an oath to “support and defend” and “bear true faith and allegiance to,” do you follow the order?
Yes, everyone in the military is to obey orders.
But, as we learned during the Nuremberg trials after World War II, the defense “I was just following orders,” doesn’t hold water.
What Obama is effectively saying here, in his typical “I-don’t-know-what-in-the-hell-I’m-taking-about-but-I’m-just-going-to-keep-talking” fashion is, if ICE personnel do not willingly violate their oath of office and defy the Constitution they have sworn to support and defend, there will be consequences.
The only way to understand his bloviating bilge is to accept the premise that Obama believes is the Law.
Let that sink in for a moment.
This arrogant, brazen, preening son of a bitch believes that when it comes down to a choice between upholding your oath and defending the Constitution, and obeying His Royal Fussiness, you must always choose to obey.
And he can rest in the knowledge that nobody has the testicular fortitude to stop him.
Not in Washington anyhow.
Obama has never acted Presidential.
From day one, he has behaved as if on January 20, 2009, he did not so have an inauguration as he had a coronation.
He really does believe that he himself is above the law because he himself is the law.
Obama is like Louis XIV who said “L’Etat, c’est moi” (I am the State).
He isn’t Presidential because he really doesn’t believe he is the President of a Constitutional Republic.
Rather, he believes he is the State. He is the Law.
He is our Sovereign.
Why do you think he sent loose the IRS on his political opponents?
If you defy His Royal Highness King Barack, there will be consequences.
Why do you think he wants the FCC to regulate the Internet?
If you speak out freely against His Royal Highness King Barack, there will be consequences.
And what the Republicans doing?
Oh, there over there in their little time-out corner tinkering around the edges of Obama’s tyranny. Like little children dressed up in Daddy’s clothes trying to look like they are big boys who can “govern.”
God help us all.
Diann Russell is the author of
RANT 2.0: Even More Politics & Snark in the Age of Obama,
Liberals Gone WILD!!! The Not-So-Silent Conquering of America,
RANT: Politics & Snark in the Age of Obama,
and two novels: Sliding Home Feet First and Under the Cloud
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