As Obama has unconstitutionally bypassed congress multiple times in order to pursue his individual political agenda, it appears as if the Congress members he is portraying as useless are starting to become a bit agitated. Several of the members have now banded together to put an end to Obama’s illegal crusade and say they are preparing to sue him.
Leading the march is Rep. Michele Bachmann who shares her disgust of Obama’s actions by saying, “He’s the president of the United States — he’s not a king.” She goes on to say that, “He may think he’s a king, he may declare himself king, but that’s not what he is under our Constitution.”
As Obama’s illegalities are evolving into public and blatant violations of the Constitution, Bachmann seeks to put an end to his ways before it is too late. Obama continues to promise the American people to do as he pleases by simply bypassing Congress and unilaterally changing laws, but many explain that his actions travel down a slippery slope that needs to be remedied.
Bachmann is attempting to do just that saying that it’s time for Congress to revive their, “authority under the Constitution as the House of Representatives.” In declaring the need for such action, she claims that Congress is preparing its own legislation that will allow for Congress itself to hire an attorney.
In doing so, she claims, will, “force the president to act under the Constitution.” Riiiiight—because we saw how well forcing the president to do something goes. Last time Congress tried to force Obama to do something, he lied on Congress’s floor kicking and screaming as the government remained shut down. Obama has made it clear, time and time again, that if he doesn’t get what he wants not only will he punish the government, but American citizens as well.
However, Bachmann is right—something needs to be done, and this could be a good first step at accomplishing just that.
Obama specifically referenced gun control during his most recent State of the Union address when he stated, “I intend to keep trying, with or without Congress, to help stop more tragedies from visiting innocent Americans in our movie theaters, shopping malls, or schools like Sandy Hook.”
Bachmann however views this as an extreme breach in the authority that his office holds. She boasts, “If he wants to go forward with his unilateral activity, he better be prepared for the lawsuit that the United States Congress will bring.”
She explains that what Obama has already done in terms of constitutional overreach is far beyond what he should have been allowed to do. She details, “Obamacare is the passed law of the land and yet the president has changed Obamacare at least 17 times on his own, unilaterally, without going through the legislative action that he’s required to do under the United States Congress.”
It appears as if Congress is finally as fed up with Obama’s antics as the American people are. As Obama continues to show how worthless Congress really is—also depicted by Congress’s own abysmal disapproval ratings of 81%–they may just be ready to take a stand.
It would however seem more reasonable to impeach the man as he directly violated the Constitution several times and continues to make threats that he will do it again, but there is one thing to take into consideration—his potential successor(s).
Biden in office could be even more disastrous that our current Commander-in-Chief. They may just be going on the notion that it would be better for everyone involved to just control the current president for his remaining time in office rather than allow double-barrel Joe the privilege of the presidency.
What do you think—is this the smart way to go about Obama? Let us know in a comment below!