Obama: I’ll Break the Laws I Sign to Keep Violating the Constitutition


Emily Miller of The Washington Times reports that Obama plans to violate the $1 trillion omnibus spending bill he signed on Friday. Instead, he issued a signing statement that he and Eric Holder’s Justice Department believe the bill is “subject to well-founded constitutional objections.” (Here’s the text of the statement.)

What are they? That Congress has asked to be notified if U.S. troops are placed under foreign command. It does not ban the practice of placing U.S. troops under foreign generals; it simply requires that Congress be notified beforehand. Yet Obama whines the bill he signed “disallows the expenditure of funds ‘for any United Nations peacekeeping mission that will involve United States Armed Forces under the command or operational control of a foreign national,’ unless my military advisers have advised that such an involvement is in the national interest, and unless I have made the same recommendation to the Congress.

Placing U.S. troops under foreign command has been controversial for decades — and had been unthinkable for more than 100 years after the ratification of the Constitution. Then-Congressman Doug Bereuter, R-Nebraska, said on the House floor in 1995, “There is a serious question whether foreign command can ever be constitutional.” Even those on the Right who would allow the possibility do so only under limited circumstances. Liberals in the Justice Department have argued for the president’s unlimited use of the military, under UN command, just as long. Evidently this president views Congressmen asking him for notification when he is violating their war-making powers beyond the pale.

Obama is also livid Congressional Republicans have “once again included provisions that would bar the use of appropriated funds for transfers of Guantanamo detainees into the United States.” Obama threatened to use executive powers to bring Guantanamo Bay detainees to the mainland last December, before backing down.

The bill — which Obama signed — defunded four of his nine czars. Zero-funding these offices, Obama wrote, “could prevent me from fulfilling my constitutional responsibilities.”

Altogether, these acts, Obama writes, represent “constitutionally impermissible forms of congressional aggrandizement.”

Obama had criticized George W. Bush for using signing statements (rightly, in my opinion) but began using them himself shortly into his first year in office. As this author was the first to report, since losing control of Congress, Obama has ruled by executive order, regulation, and federal fiats, side-stepping Congress altogether.

This kind of move shows just how shameless Obama is: He is willing to use a signing statement to ignore provisions of a law he signed in order to preserve his ability to engage in a practice that almost certainly violates the U.S. Constitution. Quin Hillyer at The American Spectator summarizes:

This isn’t just a matter of choosing how to interpret unclear provisions of a law; this is explicitly refusing to abide by clear-as-day provisions in a law he just signed. As I have written repeatedly, this man has dangerously authoritarian tendencies. He is a menace.

Obama is a menace to our freedoms that must be removed from office.

– from Ben Johnson, The White House Watch.

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Comments

  1. He's never cared about following the laws or the constitution. He should be removed from the US as well!

  2. trackfodder says:

    He swore to uphold and defend the Constitution but his mouth was moving so we know he was lying. What a pity with all the impeachable offences he has committed there isn't enough MEN with courage and patriotism to begin impeachment proceedings to save our once-great nation from destruction and slavery, starvation, thirst, etc.

    • So what is the matter with the Repubs in Congress who also swore to uphold the Constitution that they are allowing an overthrow of our gov't under the Commie Soros/Obama? What is the matter with our military who also took this oath that they do not go in and carry this bas%ard out in handcuffs? They are all a bunch of traitors.

      • The Catch 22 for our military is that the provisions of Posse Comitatus forbid operating in such a manner within the borders of the United States of America. More is the pity, but we ARE a nation of laws – except for the maggot occupying the White House.

  3. He pokes his finger in our collective eyes at every opportunity. It is an absolute disgrace that the Congress of the United States cannot act against this Muslim dictator's take over of the U.S. government! They all just stand there with their tongues hanging out. "We do the best we can!" BS! They are not doing a damn thing while the socialists are rewritting all the rules and ignoring Congress.

  4. FactNotRhetoric says:

    My understanding is that this bill allows Obama to arrest and detain indefinitely any American Citizen that Obama says is a threat to Obama.
    So I think you IMPEACH OBAMA guys are already on the list.
    This bill also declares Obama Martial Law with the next FEMA disaster anywhere in the world.
    Under Obama Martial Law, the constitution of the United States and Congress are both nullified.
    This bill allows for the Obama Terrorist Overthrow the the US Government with the next hurricane or the next Occupy Any City. It's kinda funny how Obama funded the last Occupy movement.

  5. obama is clearly narcistic and filled with illusions of grandeur. He goes on spending sprees and exhibits many behaviors that are syptoms of bi polar disorder.

    • You have been reading too many books that give excuses for bad behavior. Obama is just plain EVIL. He is a Sociopath Commie lowlife.

  6. I'm really starting to hate this man! November isn't soon enough for eviction!

    • I think Newt is the best man to defeat this Commie, not because he is perfect, but because he was a great Speaker. The RINOS went after him because he didn't put up with their BS. I'm not interested in his infidelities, he has calmed down, accepted responsibility for his sins which is fine with me. I don't recall Slick Willie ever apologizing. I am disgusted with the Repubs for letting this Commie overthrow the govt. Believe me, he stands a very good chance of usurping the election again through voter FRAUD. Get after Darrell Issa to once and for all DEFUND ACORN. I haunt his office with emails demanding an end to ACORN now operating under other names. Same Fed Id# and same peopel We have got to get the Commie Dems and RINOS out.

    • Guillotine says:

      I think it’s about time we show this dictator what America does with traitors!

  7. Where is our cowardly congress on these issues? I'm beginning to think they are traitors also. It's time the Obama administration is stopped.

    • ProundPatriotToo says:

      Congress is out scratching it's butt and picking their nose. Oh yaah!, performing illegal inside trading.

  8. Treason is just that and it Takes both Party's to do nothing for it to happen or it is BOTH Party's to comment TREASON to save there ass from being charged with Treason.

    • we the people charge this treasonous trader of violating the constitution,the bill of rights,theft of service,not upholding the oath of office,for ovomit,holdup,kagan,reid,pelosi,doj,doh,un people.and farther charge all politicians for aiding and abetting this treason to be allowed to continue without taking action.we the people demand you remove these traders from office or all politicians will be held accountable.god bless america

  9. IMPEACH THIS ROTTEN TO THE CORE SOB!

  10. It really makes no difference. He pay no attention to our laws, unless they work in his favor. If he wants to do something, his just writes and Executive Order and plows right ahead. He uses the Justice Department and the EPA to back up his memos (Executive Orders). A new presidenat can nullify everyone of them, because they are not laws.

  11. florida subshine says:

    vote them all out and start fresh. i blame the democrats for the mess we are in
    please vote in 2012

  12. It is NOT Obam! It is…ALL of those that have ever supported Obam! They are the real problem for America, common sense, justice, dignity etc..

  13. Obama you lieing —you swore to uphold the canstitution now you say you will break it. I hope you fall and break your lieing neck. You have done do good fore this country and are unelgible to be pres. you are worser than an old mangy mut in the salvage yard. you are the biggest liar ever, and you wikll get yours , the God of heaven said LIARS hav e no place in heaven.

  14. There is only one answer to our dilemma – unseat this traitorous lunatic and ALL of his seditious minions.

  15. With the gentleman in the white house continuing to "by executive order" run this country, his position seems to be always "he will work to repeal" – - Well Mr President, sitting in Hawaii on a 4 million dollar vacation – oh yes, your family went out a week early which cost "ME" the tax payer – - more – enjoy yourself "you are a big spending liberal" and next november things will be repealed – STARTING WITH YOUR POSITION placing you on a train back to chicago". – - You hoodwinked the public 4 yrs ago, not again – - – your days as president are now numbered and with the election in 2012 – you will be spoken of as "the worst past president" in US History

  16. Joanne Walczak says:

    Why ? Why? doesn't some one take a stand agains't this man and his minions? What a bunch of hipocrites we
    have in WDC. If he is re-elected in 11/12 we can only blame the current group that is running against him.They
    must bring up "birth certificate" school records,ssn # father being from Kenya to name a few.BHO came joke all
    he wants to about these facts about him but they well known.

  17. Be gone with this daemon in 2012.

  18. Where has our Congress gone?? Are they all on permenant vacation??? Can they not see the mess before their eyes?? If they won't do anything about the Executive in the oval office then when the time comes keep them in mind. If action has to come before Nov. 2012 it will have to be a 30 cal. election.

  19. ProundPatriotToo says:

    The Democrats and Republicans are the current clear and present danger of domestic terrorist do nothings. Just by allowing Obama to perform Muslim/Marxist rape on our financial institutions, freedom of thought, freedom of speech, freedom of faith. All politicians should be brought up on treason and jailed. Read this Homeland of Stupidity/Communism. Just remember what happens to all tyrants in world history. You all get yours in the end and it isn't pretty. No club med for you. God will judge you and he will not be kind.

  20. PTCRUISERMAN says:

    The "last" sentence says it well! By vote or follow the Declaration of Independence and Constitution if the vote dosen't work because of the amount of "illegal" votes!

  21. What I can't understand is why Congress continues to allow Obama to spew his wicked, vile hatred of America destroying her from within. Maybe its because Congress is in league with Obama shredding our Constitution if there is anything left to shred. Our freedoms and liberties will be no longer, America will just be a memory. There is irreparable damage that has been done to America, Obama and his administration's (communistic regime) socialist agenda must be derailed.

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  22. Continuation: There are those in government, both Democrat and Republican, who have blatantly defied the Constitution passing immoral laws, such as recently, the Detainment Act (NDAA). On Christmas day the Senate voted 86-14 for passage defying the Constitution. There are 8 states that have laws on their books that allows a recall of Senators, Montana, Arizona, Colorado, Louisiana, Michigan, Nevada, North Dakota, Oregon, and Wisconsin. Montana has started a recall for two Senators, Baucus and Tester who voted for the bill. Also recently there is an Act called The Student Non-Discrimination Act (HR998) that is being introduced in Congress. It is basically a homosexual movement to force schools to indoctrinate our children on the gay lifestyle starting at the kindergarten level. There are presently 184 radical Senate and House leftists pushing this legislation through Congress. These are just a few of the atrocities that's taking place in todays political arena. We must take America back, restore our core values, regain our Sovereignty

  23. KENNETH DUNN says:

    Isay what the truth as a know it to be and OBAMA AND HIS S.S. TRUPS CAN SUCK A FART OUT OF MY BACK SIDE !!! NEW MEDIA LIES AS BAD AS OBAMA !!!!
    THE REAL APROVE RATE FOR THAT JACKASS OBAMA 27% !! AND THAT THE TRUTH

  24. Ron Paul- Iran should have nuclear power too- if they thought it would get them closer to their God, they would take out their own country to take out the world. Obama & Huntsman both have their lips planted on China’s back sides & think Amer could do better if we partnered up w/China & share our nuclear technology w/them & give them free money to improve their internet as they constantly cyber attack us. We r kept dependent on China’s imports to feed & clothe us/ now they want to see China even more rooted in America w/ 50 sq mile Chinese Gov ran Communities across America set up next to airports? Who in their right mind would give the Chinese free run of their airspace? Obama spent our taxes on Brazils &Columbia’s oil drilling projects yet he prevent us from moving forward on the Key stone project. Dems force Am-citizens to allow immigrants illegally in Am to vote & veto our votes. We need a New President w/back bone whom will protect our rights & allow us to be competitive again. If we keep electing far left liberal to run our Gov, we will be w/out a country! Call & tell your reps to stop selling us out before we lose our country!

    • Robert Waldron says:

      Its not a question of a backbone. He has a one world government in mind,Just as the bible predicts.He has his eyes on being the one world dictator.

  25. This black man is a cancer to AMERICA.

  26. HELLION1ACTUAL says:

    THE MOTIVATOR HERE PEOPLE IS SOMETHING NO ONE WANTS YOU TO KNOW. I'LL TELL YOU HERE AND NOW. "YOU'RE ALL VERY WEALTHY!" THAT'S RIGHT. SIMPLY BY VIRTUE OF BEING "IN" (AMERICAN/AMERICAN CITIZEN), YOU ALL ARE RICH, YOU JUST DON'T KNOW IT, AND YOUR WEALTH IS BEING SYSTEMATICALLY STOLEN VIA THIS FOREIGN OWNED CENTRAL BANK-THE FEDERAL DISEASE BANK. IF YOU ALL KNEW JUST HOW WEALTHY YOU ARE AND HOW MUCH BETTER YOU LIVES COULD BE OVERNIGHT SIMPLY BY REMOVING THESE JACKAL MIDDLEMEN THAT HAVE STOLEN UNTOLD FORTUNES OF OUR WEALTH, YOU'D ALL BE OUT PROBABLY BURNING DOWN THE FEDERAL RESERVE BRANCHES. THIS, WHILE A GOOD SOUNDING IDEA IS WRONG. WE NEED TO FIRST SEIZE ALL ASSETS AND MOST IMPORTANTLY ALL RECORDS OF THESE THIEVES ACTIVITIES FOR PROOF AGAINST THEM IN THE WORLD COURT. THERE WILL BE NO "VICTIMS EXCUSES" NOR "PERSECUTION LIES", NOT WHEN WE HAVE THE PROOF POSITIVE-(JUST AS WE LEARNED OF THE 7.7 TRILLION LOANED OUT WITHOUT OUR PERMISSION AT LITTLE TO NO INTEREST TO SOME "FRIENDS OF THE FED"), SOME OF WHOM WERE COMPANIES-(TOO BIG TO FAIL) THAT WERE ALSO GETTING TARP FUNDS AT THE SAME TIME!!! WE FOUND THIS STARTLING REVELATION OUT DURING THE "MINI-AUDIT" OF THE FED LAST FALL, AND THEY HAVE ADMITTED TO THE "SECRET LOANS". JUST IMAGINE WHAT ALL WE'LL FIND WHEN WE SEIZE THEIR RECORDS AND THEIR PERSONNEL FOR TRIAL. ONE THING IS FOR SURE, ONCE WE REMOVE THE JACKALS POSING AS MIDDLEMEN AND STEALING OUR FORTUNES, YOU WILL ALL REALIZE, AND RATHER SUDDENLY, THAT WE AS A NATION ARE IN FACT VERY, VERY WEALTHY, AND WITH A WIDE OPEN ROAD AHEAD FOR MORE. ALL WE GOTTA DO IS GET RID OF THESE CENTRAL BANKING PARASITES THAT HAVE FED ON US FOR NEARLY A HUNDRED YEARS NOW, AND WE ARE RICH OVERNIGHT. IT TRULY IS THE BRIGHTEST SUNNY DAY AWAITING US JUST OVER THIS HILL IN FRONT OF US. WE RUCK UP, AND GET UP OVER THAT HILL, AND IT'S GRAVY-BABY ALL THE WAY. THEN WE GO BACK TO TRYING TO INSTILL "DILLIGENCE" AND "VIGILENCE" ON MAINTAINING OUR REPUBLIC, AND NOT FALLING ASLEEP AT THE WHEEL AS HAPPENED LAST TIME. NO MORE PUPPET WOODROW WILSON'S, AND NO MORE FOREIGN MIDDLEMEN THIEVES. NOW LET'S GET TO THE HEAVY LIFTING, AND GET THIS DONE! YOU'LL ALL BE HAPPIER WHEN IT'S OVER, BELIEVE ME! VOTE RON PAUL FOR PRESIDENT AND YOU'LL HAVE YOUR WEALTH BACK PERIOD. VOTE FOR ONE OF THE OTHER PUPPETS, AND IT'S "SAME-OLD-SAME-OLD" AND YOU'LL LIVE LIKE DOGS IN YOUR OWN HOUSE WITH NOBODY TO BLAME BUT YOURSELVES. TIME TO SHOW COURAGE, TIME TO STAND UP,…TIME TO BE AMERICAN AND FREE AGAIN. NOW LET'S GET GOING LADIES AS THE TIME IS LATE AND THE DAMAGE DEEP. "FORTUNE AWAITS, AND FORTUNE FAVORS THE BOLD."

  27. "Restriction of free thought and free speech is the most dangerous of all subversions. It is the one un-American act that could most easily defeat us." Thurgood Marshall
    (Former Supreme Court Justice)

  28. The life blood of America does not flow through the veins of Barack Obama, it never has and it never will. Here is a perfect example, Canada has offered America a golden opportunity to stimulate an economic recovery with the Keystone oil pipeline. From what I have read it will create 85,000 jobs, $71 billion in wages, boost our economy by $149 billion, and will reduce the cost of gas at the pump. But this is not in the plans that Obama has for America. His goal is to change America into what she was never meant to be, a communist style socialistic country, this is what communism is, our fore fathers are turning over in their graves.

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