Will On Constitution Twisting – Today’s Quote

Will On Constitution Twisting – Today’s Quote

President Obama’s increasingly grandiose claims for presidential power are inversely proportional to his shriveling presidency.  Desperation fuels arrogance as, barely 200 days into the 1,462 days of his second term, his pantry of excuses for failure is bare, his domestic agenda is nonexistent and his foreign policy of empty rhetorical deadlines and red lines is floundering.  And at last week’s news conference he offered inconvenience as a justification for illegality.  Explaining his decision to unilaterally rewrite the Affordable Care Act ACA, he said: “I didn’t simply choose to” ignore the statutory requirement for beginning in 2014 the employer mandate to provide employees with health care.  No, “this was in consultation with businesses.”  He continued: “In a normal political environment, it would have been easier for me to simply call up the speaker and say, you know what, this is a tweak that doesn’t go to the essence of the law. . .  It looks like there may be some better ways to do this, let’s make a technical change to the law.  That would be the normal thing that I would prefer to do.  But we’re not in a normal atmosphere around here…”

Dr. George Will via Obama’s Constitution twisting:  His arrogant claims are worse than Nixon’s

Andrew’s Note:  The key takeaway from Dr. Will’s comment is “offered inconvenience as a justification for illegality.”  This mantra is getting all too common from our elected leaders and doesn’t bode well for our future if we don’t send strong messages through our representatives and the ballot box.  This whole idea that ‘there’s just no time to follow the legal process’ is nothing short of a move to rule by decree.  I’m no supporter of the horribly misnamed Affordable Care Act and would love to see it repealed but the administration has taken the position that it’s the law of the land…they just don’t intend to follow it.

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