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Lawlessness in America

June 8, 2014

Liberty cryingThe Constitution is the supreme law of the land, and rule of law is one of the things that makes America shine above other nations.  However, everywhere you look, examples of corruption and lawlessness in our government abound.

There are many ways to encourage lawlessness.  One is to blatantly ignore or refuse to enforce existing laws that are on the books.  Take the episode of the New Black Panther who in Philadelphia was charged by the Department of Justice in the 2008 election for blatant voter intimidation, but then had all of the charges quietly dropped by Eric Holder and the White House.  Or, how about the ICE officials who were instructed NOT to enforce immigration laws by allowing illegal immigrants to stay in the the country without penalty.  Or Homeland Security simply freeing over 37,000 illegal aliens with serious criminal records.  Least we forget the “fast and furious” saga of incompetent and illegal actions and subsequent coverup  from our own DOJ again.

Ignoring the “supreme law of the land” is another Obama administration favorite.  The recent EPA release of “rules” around carbon emissions.  Call them what you want…but this is legislation that does an end run around the Congress, who according to Article 1 Section 8 of the Constitution of the only government body allowed to legislate.  The EPA, nor any other of the myriad of alphabet soup groups have the delegated power to make law…period.    The swap of 5 high rank terrorists for a possible Army deserter this week, with a president who ignored by law by not notifying Congress should not shock anyone….it’s par for the course in this administration.

The greatest and most egregious violation of the rule of law by  President Obama and his administration is Obamacare.  When finally enacted, we were told it was the law of the land, so “just get over it.”  However since then, of the 41 or more significant changes to the law, 23 of them have been unilaterally by the president without approval or consultation from Congress….again a clear violation of the Constitution.

Even at a local level, we’ve seen firsthand the case of Paul Schwartzberg, Gardiner ZBA acting chair, who admitted to filing false information in a public document, which is a crime by the way, and then having the town board look the other way and do nothing.  Corruption happens at every level of government .

“…when the laws have ceased to be executed, as this can only come from the corruption of the republic, the state is already lost.”
― Montesquieu, The Spirit of the Laws

He also noted in the Spirit of the Laws that “when the legislative and executive powers are united in the same person, or in the same body of magistrates, there can be no liberty; because apprehensions may arise, lest the same monarch or senate should enact tyrannical laws to execute them in a tyrannical manner.

Think what evil creeps liberals would be if their plans to enfeeble the individual, exhaust the economy, impede the rule of law, and cripple national defense were guided by a coherent ideology instead of smug ignorance. -P. J. O’Rourke

Evil creeps indeed.  But evil creeps in power, God help us.


One Comment leave one →
  1. June 8, 2014 12:34 pm

    Great post! They are #LAWLESS!

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