Expose Obama -- 12/28/2011 -- Ben Johnson -- White House Watch
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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.Northwoods Patriots - Standing up for Faith, Family, Country