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Treaty-Gate: Obama Is Becoming Nixon

Obama's actions on Iran and Obamacare threaten the Constitution.

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Janine Turner

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December 6, 2013 - 11:25 am
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Reactions to recent constitutional violations are pathetic and they will truly be the demise of our republic. Tyranny is unfolding before our very eyes. Astonishingly, shoulders are shrugged, just like in Ayn Rand’s Atlas Shrugged. Legislative representatives are saying, “There’s nothing we can do – precedents have been established.” Really? Our nation was built with brighter minds than this and more fortitude. The legislative branch is collectively sounding like Neville Chamberlain.

Our constitutional branches of government were specifically designed to be dependent on each other, not independent. Today, the executive branch executes in a style reminiscent of the French Revolution. To the guillotine go all political efforts of the legislative branch to check the president. Let us not forget, the French Revolution led to a tyrant – Napoleon.

Passivity and apathy are the engines of anti-constitutionalists. Due to this lack of accountability, we are losing both major and minor constitutional battles in obvious ways and not-so-obvious ways. The president’s illegal pick-and-choose execution of Obamacare and the recent execution of the Iranian “deal” are two such examples.

Both the former and the latter need to be addressed. Yet we are being told that there is no way to check the president and the executive branch. We are being told that precedents bar the door to justice. Presidents, both past and present, have set unconstitutional executive precedents. Regrettably, at the cost of our freedoms, they were not held accountable by the legislative branch or, even more importantly, us.

The most recent example is the execution of the Iranian “interim deal.” It is a blatant violation of the Constitution. Now this argument will impel lawyers, experts, and liberals to shout out in disagreement. They will say, “A treaty has to have x, y, & z in it before it can be recognized as a treaty; only then will it have to be approved by the Senate.” Defiantly, they will redefine “treaty.” They do this to attain the goal of the president. Meanwhile, back on the home front, we the people, who have become lazy stewards of our republic, unaware of what’s really in the Constitution, have allowed, and continue to allow, our presidents to set unconstitutional precedents. Lawyers prop up these presidents as the legislative branch topples.

We have been betrayed not only by past presidents who have made “deals” with foreign nations and defied Congress, but also by a Congress that has let it happen due to “precedents.” Consider this: Do we let someone steal because someone else stole even if it was in the best interest of a person in need? Do we let a president lie because another president lied?

At some point there has to be accountability before our liberties and country are beyond return and beyond recognition, before we have drones hovering in front of our windows, medical care that is substandard, an economy that falters, taxes at 65%, and foreign vulnerabilities that are irreversible.

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Obama is worse than Nixon and impeachment proceedings should begin at once. Heck, even the Egyptians want to bring charges against Obama in an International court. Unfortunately, with the Democrats controlling the Senate nothing will happen. During the next election, we need to put people in office who will take the Constitution seriously and finally heed the call to impeach him.
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I would suggest that, rather than the French revolution, our situation is heading towards the 21st century version of the Weimar Republic. Without an immediate correction in our fiscal policies, our massive debt will require even more "quantitative easing", which will further devalue our currency to the point of hyper-inflation, and drive us into a depression. And what then? The Weimar Republic's failure gave birth to Adolph Hitler, and the Nazis. Should we expect history to repeat itself, and bring a new tyrant to power, here?
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Your column uses a current example to show that when a Democrat president violates the constitution, a Democrat Senate allows it.
It is accepted by basically all wielding political power in America that the president cannot be impeached.
What about the one running the Senate? Every breach of the Constitution by the current President is his fault, since he permits it while heading the Senate.
Someone need but compile a list of all the things the Senate leader has illegally allowed to occur under the current President. Outrage over that list will force the Senate leader to resign. I just need a list.
It is accepted the President cannot be impeached due to political reasons. But the Senate leader is easily removed if there is public outrage over what he permits. Then Americans get the Constitution enforced again.
If prayer says post this, I will.
38 weeks ago
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I wish people would stop insulting Nixon by comparing him to Obama.
38 weeks ago
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Nixon was superior to Obama on too many levels to mention.
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Your comparison is insulting to Nixon.
38 weeks ago
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Well done.
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I love the righteous indignation. So I opened a chocolate pie. Congress did not move. You wrote: "It’s time to do something."
Let's hear your idea? Don't know why you didn't use all that space above to lay it out when you had the chance. Maybe because you're just as much at a loss for that magic "something" the rest of us are.
Here's the conundrum. When the chains of the constitution are broken, meaning government does what it wants, all we got to make it better is the Second. Vote? That's a joke. That means two things. A. The constitution isn't relevant. B. We have rex lex- the king is law or worse, democracy. You got something better, spit it out. I'm wagering a lobster dinner on the author, she got nothin'.
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The problem with Impeachment is that (after Bill Clinton), it seems meaningless. Now it just looks like another colossal waste of time & money and WORSE YET, a deflection from the issues, as this action would be jumped on with both feet by the lamestream media & would further drown out ANY chance at discussions (or God Forbid actual actions) on the issues!! Sorry, I just can see how this will net any positive traction.
38 weeks ago
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Impeachment is hardly meaningless, since it would force the Democrats in the Senate to choose between loyalty to the Party or loyalty to the country.

The media doesn't matter since it has already chosen loyalty to the Marxist Party.
38 weeks ago
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Obama is worse than Nixon and impeachment proceedings should begin at once. Heck, even the Egyptians want to bring charges against Obama in an International court. Unfortunately, with the Democrats controlling the Senate nothing will happen. During the next election, we need to put people in office who will take the Constitution seriously and finally heed the call to impeach him.
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