The Top 10 Violations of the Constitution by Obama and the 111th Congress

Paul Skousen, DailyCaller.com

At the close of the 111th Congress, America is deeply in the bog of Thomas Jefferson’s prophetic warning: “The two enemies of the people are criminals and government, so let us tie the second down with the chains of the Constitution so the second will not become the legalized version of the first.” Unfortunately, the broken chains of the Constitution have failed to contain the federal government.

By way of review, let’s take a stroll through the junkyard of constitutional violations that have been painted fresh by President Obama and the 111th Congress. Here’s my top-ten list, highly abbreviated for length.

#10. — 9/11 Responders Relief Fund: We love and honor those who put themselves in harm’s way for our security. However, giving the 9/11 first responders money after the fact violates the Constitution. Article 1.8 gives Congress the right to expend funds for all the purposes itemized, provided it is done for the general welfare, NOT for individuals or preferred groups. The states may reward heroes if they so choose.

#9. — Checks and Balances Failure: The Chairmanship of the UN Security Council: Where was Congress when President Obama became the chairman of the powerful UN Security Council in 2009? The normal monthly rotation for that chair goes to the U.S. ambassador to the U.N. because Article 1.9 of the Constitution forbids the president (and all other office-holders) from accepting any present, foreign office or title from a foreign country or a foreign potentate unless it is specifically authorized by Congress. The Founders wanted to prevent deal-making, corruption, and foreign influence from affecting America’s internal affairs.

#8. — Net Neutrality: The government is trying to stop Internet providers from blocking or slowing some web traffic and prevent providers from showing favoritism. The FCC thinks it should be able to regulate the Internet like it regulates utility companies. This violates the property rights of Internet providers and interferes in the market’s free choice of which services receive funding. Article 1.8 makes it clear that the FCC is not constitutionally authorized to pass laws, especially those disguised as regulations.

#7. – Czars: The moniker for appointees who report to no one but the president has taken on a new and eerie resemblance to the dusty Russian tsars of old. Article 2.2 grants the president leeway to appoint managers, but those managers may not have any regulatory, legislative or law-making powers — such powers are reserved to the legislative branch. Today’s “czars” have the power of cabinet members without having to go through a vetting process or the confirmation process prescribed for cabinet members. Czars are unelected and untouchable political decision-makers — in violation of Article 1.1.

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Comments

  1. thats what we get for voteing for a marxist

    • This may be what YOU got for voting for a marxist – I did NOT vote for him – and I want to know why he has NOT been impeached!!!!!

      • Highlander25 says:

        The reason he has not been impeached is because if they impeached him, people would find out the whole democratic congress would be at fault for him being elected in the first place. Besides, to impeach him would be admitting that he was a legitimate president, which he is NOT! If the new congress means what they say, they will start proceedings to indict obama for treason among other crimes committed against the people of the USA! I’m not holding my breath though…it takes backbone and I doubt that anyone in Washington has any!!!!

        • None of thia will happen. Congress in a toothless joke. The People don`t count anymore and what they want for sure means nothing. this country is already a dictatorship with obumass as the head cheese. He controls the military, police and all the differant agency`s that control our lives. From enviroment to food to medical to banks to transportation. Next step is to crash the dollar. declare martial law and declare himself dictator for the good of the people. With his private police army he will rule as a dictator just like his buddy chavez.

  2. Why is he still President? He should have been removed the 1st time he violated the constitution. He's broken his campaign promises but muslims don't have to keep promises made to infidels. I can't stand what's happening to our country. This my home and it's being destroyed by this dictator.

    • I aree 100 %…WHY does it seem like everybody keeps talking about the problem but no one has a solution??? IMPEACH HIM NOW!!!

  3. Angelicsweep says:

    It is my hope that this New Year will usher in considerable change in Washington with this new congress and we will finally get the answers that WE THE PEOPLE deserve to have answered about this person who is in the Whitehouse. obama has broken so many of our laws and tromped all over our Constitution, it should be a given that he would be charged with crimes against America and her people. But I have reservations about what this “new” congress will actually do. If prayers ARE answered, they will do the will of the people and remove this fraud from the Whitehouse, clean the Whitehouse of the garbage that has built up in the 2 yrs he has been there! Get rid of his shadow government…meant to bring down the United States and hopefully put soros on notice that even with all his money he can not break the American people!!!

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