Separation of Powers? Obama's King!

>> Tuesday, March 31, 2009

He don't need no stinkin' separation of powers!

Bailout Boundary Dispute
--George Will, March 29, 2009

It is high time Americans heard an argument that might turn a vague national uneasiness into a vivid awareness of something going very wrong. The argument is that the Emergency Economic Stabilization Act of 2008 (EESA) is unconstitutional.

By enacting it, Congress did not in any meaningful sense make a law. Rather, it made executive branch officials into legislators....

...The Supreme Court has said: "That Congress cannot delegate legislative power to the president is a principle universally recognized as vital to the integrity and maintenance of the system of government ordained by the Constitution." And the court has said that properly delegated discretion must come with "an intelligible principle" and must "clearly delineate" a policy that limits the discretion. EESA flunks that test.

Have we elected a president or an emperor? Are our elected leaders in both the house and senate entirely ignorant of their proper roles within our government? They sure as hell knew it under Bush! So what gives? Do they love this man they've elected king so much that they unconstitutionally abdicate their constitutional authority and responsibility to this pretender on the throne?

These folks are traitors to their oaths; to protect and defend the Constitution from ALL enemies, foreign and domestic (including themselves). On top of this, Geithner says to the American people that a one-world currency is out of the question, but in front of a world body he says America would be willing to consider it? Is he serious!?

Look at all the pretty criminals we've stood up to represent us!


Jim March 31, 2009 at 10:42 PM  

It is to laugh. This from the folks who supported the Bush-Cheney Unitary Executive, the biggest power grab since Germany in the 30s!

You people crack me up! Hail Michele Bachman!

Eric April 1, 2009 at 7:24 AM  

You really have this Michelle Bachman up your craw, don't you? Biggest power grab since 30's Germany? Take the blinders off sonny Jim. Obama's is the biggest in both scope and congressional culpability. Bush didn't destroy the very fabric of this country, but that's exactly what Obama is working feverishly toward.

You're as bad as ER. You flounce in, have yourself a chuckle, then leave. You offer opinion and nothing else:

"the Bush-Cheney Unitary Executive"


Is that, or was that a real entity? Biggest power grab since Germany? You've said nothing nor offered anything of value here.

Eric April 1, 2009 at 8:37 AM  

Would anyone care to address the article? IS congress overreaching its authority? abdicating their constitutional duties to the executive branch?

Mark April 1, 2009 at 8:56 AM  

Eric, This Jim has been infecting my blog for years now, and it's obvious he is not capable of rational thought. I have given up trying to convince these idiots, (Dan and Geoffrey included) of the facts.

Welcome to my world.

And by the way, I think Michele Bachman is brilliant. If more people would listen to her, this country wouldn't be going to hell in a handbasket now.

As to your post:

It is absolutely spot on. I don't remember Bush-Chaney ever taking over banks and other corporations, and firing their chief executives, as if they ever had the right to fire anyone in a private company. How much more of a power grab can that be? What amazes me, is that these incredibly blind Obama worshipping Liberals can't see the obvious.

By the way, Eric, I mentioned you in one of my posts over at my place. I thought you'd have a comment.

Marshall Art April 1, 2009 at 1:21 PM  

"IS congress overreaching its authority? abdicating their constitutional duties to the executive branch?"

It appears so. I'm guessing that they figure there will be less debate, and thus less chance of obstruction of their whims, if they put this power in the hands of Barry. Jeez, even when Bush had Republican majorities we didn't see this kind of crap. Apparently for Dems, they don't need absolute power to be absolutely corrupted.

As for Jimmy-boy, his drive-by shots are impotent, baseless and miss the mark each time. I don't know what his problem with Bachman is, unless her calling for Geithner to explain the Constitutionality of his actions is troubling for him as much as for Timmy himself. He would do well to actually listen to Michelle Bachman and explain where she's going wrong, rather than to pretend he knows more than we know he does.

Jim April 1, 2009 at 11:08 PM  

Mark, you wouldn't know a fact if it bit you on the ass.

BenT - the unbeliever,  April 2, 2009 at 3:01 PM  

Congress can create and delegate powers and authorities to the executive branch. Those subsequent actions are reviewable and rescinable by the legislative branch. Without this idea there would be no OSHA, FDA, EPA, HUD, Interior Dept., etc.

And amazingly all this has to take place with the consent and active participation of Congress. Both republicans and democrats.

Don't be sheep.

Eric April 2, 2009 at 3:20 PM  

What? You're more knowledgeable on Constitutional matters than George Will?

No sheep here, dude.

BenT - the unbeliever,  April 2, 2009 at 3:33 PM  

In this instance George Will is arguing a point that has long been a settled feature of American government.

He is not specifically pointing to the EESA legislation. He is instead making a broader libertarian assertion that no portion of the executive branch should make any regulations or budgetary decision or rules. He is saying that is strictly the purview of Congress.

If we were still the 13 colonies with no technological progress since 1787 then that would certainly be feasible. But such is not reality. George Will in this instance is wrong.

Don't be a sheep.

Jim April 2, 2009 at 10:52 PM  

I think Michele Bachman is brilliant.

Of course you do! And that explains everything.

Al-Ozarka April 3, 2009 at 7:46 AM  

If Barry-O is King...what does that make the King of Saudi-Arabia?


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