Obama takes his leftist war against the American system to a new level
Yesterday, the President of the United States, who is, one must recall, an attorney trained at Harvard Law School, said this:
Ultimately I am confident that the Supreme Court will not take what would be an unprecedented, extraordinary step of overturning a law that was passed by a strong majority of a democratically elected Congress.
Today, federal judge Jerry Smith, Fifth Circuit Court of Appeals, gave this order to a Justice Department attorney:
Does the Department of Justice recognize that federal courts have the authority in appropriate circumstances to strike federal statutes because of one or more constitutional infirmities?
The DoJ attorney replied “yes.” Smith continued:
I would like to have from you by noon on Thursday—that’s about 48 hours from now—a letter stating what is the position of the Attorney General and the Department of Justice, in regard to the recent statements by the president, what is the authority is of the federal courts in this regard in terms of judicial review?
This is absolutely amazing. Open warfare between the branches, with the DoJ and AG being ordered to go on record stating the President was wrong.
I’m referring to statements by the president in past few days to the effect, and sure you’ve heard about them, that it is somehow inappropriate for what he termed “unelected” judges to strike acts of Congress that have enjoyed—he was referring to, of course, Obamacare—to what he termed broad consensus in majorities in both houses of Congress.
But that isn’t really the most disturbing thing. I think one has to assume that Barack Obama, Harvard JD, knows what powers the Supreme Court has and why. Which means, he knowingly made that statement with the clear purpose of putting open political pressure on the Supreme Court. Willing to lie about a key feature of the Constitution, which he took an oath to uphold, to put some kind of Kenyan Third-World pressure on the gosh darn Supreme Court of the United States of America.
He should be impeached
Here is the beginning of the CBS News article about it:
In the escalating battle between the administration and the judiciary, a federal appeals court apparently is calling the president’s bluff—ordering the Justice Department to answer by Thursday whether the Obama Administration believes that the courts have the right to strike down a federal law, according to a lawyer who was in the courtroom. [cont.]
Another amazing thing about Obama’s statement is that all of modern liberalism is founded on the Living Constitution with its idea that the Constitution can and must be re-written for each generation and its needs. Without the activism by federal courts that the president now attacks, the modern liberal order wouldn’t exist. There would be no Brown v. Board of Education, no Griswold v. Connecticut, no Roe v. Wade, no Lawrence v. Texas, no overturning of school prayer, and on and on and on and on. But the Obamacare case does not, contrary to Obama’s complaint, threaten an activist re-writing of the Constitution. To the contrary, it’s about whether a federal statute grants the government powers that exceed constitutional limits. If the Court overturned Obamacare, it would not be activist, it would be doing what the Court it supposed to do: uphold the Constitution.
Posted by Lawrence Auster at April 03, 2012 09:09 PM | Send
By the scale and audacity of his lie, Obama shows once again that the Democrats are a criminal leftist party. The Democrats want what they want, and, with deliberate and conscious intent, tell lies—lies of ever-increasing magnitude—in order to get it.