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Wednesday, March 19, 2014

Obama's Pen vs. the Constitution

Barack Obama has now revealed that he unilaterally plans to use executive orders to "bypass" Congress. His shocking words were: "We are not just going to be waiting for legislation. ... I've got a pen.... And I can use that pen to sign executive orders and take executive and administrative actions." I hope every American actually sees Obama speak those words on a TV or computer screen. His dictatorial attitude and arrogance should be repudiated by a self-governing people. Obama doesn't seem to be familiar with the Constitution. It states that "all legislative powers" are vested in Congress, and the President "shall take care that the laws be faithfully executed." He refused to enforce the Defense of Marriage Act. He used his now famous pen to wipe out key sections of the 1996 bipartisan Welfare Reform law, and of Obamacare (which his appointees repeatedly bragged is "the law of the land"), and to "legislate" the Dream Act which Congress refused to enact.

For decades, the liberals have tried to take total control of public school curriculum so they can mold the minds of our youngsters into activists for leftwing causes. Obama's famous "pen" can now achieve that goal. Don't look to the regular courts for a remedy. The federal Ninth Circuit ruled that parents' rights do "not extend beyond the threshold of the school door" and that public schools have the right to provide students with "whatever information it wishes to provide, sexual or otherwise." Obama's pen is now forcing schools to use the Common Core standards, and parents are up in arms nationwide about what they see as bad choices of readings, obnoxious federal control, and the computerizing of very private information on all students.

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