What do we do about Obama? It's great that Republicans now hold congress. It's great that thanks to Jonathan Gruber, the truth about Obamacare is finally being reported and therefore more and more people are slowly awakening from their six-year-long government-begotten stupor. But Obama doesn't care about any of that. Far from being chastened, he's become even more defiant!
So what are our options? There's Impeachment of course, but that would be merely a sideshow, a circus for the masses and much ado about nothing. Obama could be impeached, but he could not be convicted, because conviction requires that two-thirds of the Senate vote to convict. Republicans don't have that kind of majority, and Democrats care more about their careers than they do about justice or the will of the people. So what's left?
There is no constitutional provision nor statute that explicitly permits executive orders. The term "executive power" Article II, Section 1, Clause 1 of the Constitution, refers to the title of President as the executive. He is instructed therein by the declaration "take Care that the Laws be faithfully executed" made in Article II, Section 3, Clause 5, else he faces impeachment. Most executive orders use these Constitutional reasonings as the authorization allowing for their issuance to be justified as part of the President's sworn duties, the intent being to help direct officers of the U.S. Executive carry out their delegated duties as well as the normal operations of the federal government: the consequence of failing to comply possibly being the removal from office.The President of the United States has intransigently—with chin arrogantly thrust into the sky—proclaimed that he will do whatever he wants, the will of the people be damned. He's got two years to finish fundamentally transforming the USA into a 3rd-world dysfunctional dystopia, and he will damn well accomplish that mission no matter what. The recent shenanigans of the Democrats in the Senate provide a blueprint on how to get around stumbling blocks, although to be honest in Obama's case it would be more apropos to say bumbling block.
An executive order of the President must find support in the Constitution, either in a clause granting the President specific power, or by a delegation of power by Congress to the President.
The Office of the Federal Register is responsible for assigning the Executive order a sequential number after receipt of the signed original from the White House and printing the text of the Executive order in the daily Federal Register and Title 3 of the Code of Federal Regulations.
Senate Democrats took the dramatic step Thursday of eliminating filibusters for most nominations by presidents, a power play they said was necessary to fix a broken system but one that Republicans said will only rupture it further.The Democrats in a straight party-line majority vote, changed rules that were in place for half-a-century. Who's to say that so-called Executive Orders even though Presidents have issued them, seemingly from the very beginning, are permissible? America has a system of checks and balances, and it's apparent, incredibly undeniably apparent that the Executive Branch has usurped the power of Congress. He must be stopped and because of the bicameral system in place and the constraints of the Impeachment process, he cannot be stopped by Congress. Therefore the 3rd branch must perform its solemn duty to reign in this naked power grab by an imperious megalomaniacal sociopath with delusions of Godhood.
Democrats used a rare parliamentary move to change the rules so that federal judicial nominees and executive-office appointments can advance to confirmation votes by a simple majority of senators, rather than the 60-vote supermajority that has been the standard for nearly four decades.
The immediate rationale for the move was to allow the confirmation of three picks by President Obama to the U.S. Court of Appeals for the District of Columbia Circuit — the most recent examples of what Democrats have long considered unreasonably partisan obstruction by Republicans.
In the long term, the rule change represents a substantial power shift in a chamber that for more than two centuries has prided itself on affording more rights to the minority party than any other legislative body in the world. Now, a president whose party holds the majority in the Senate is virtually assured of having his nominees approved, with far less opportunity for political obstruction.
THERE IS NO CONSTITUTIONAL BASIS FOR EXECUTIVE ORDERS IN THE CONSTITUTION! So the solution is simple. Somehow, the legitimacy of these so-called Presidential Executive Orders must be challenged in the Supreme Court of the United States of America. Take away his pen. He'll still have a phone. I guess he can use it to cry into.