Wednesday, January 9, 2013

Biden: Obama Could Use Executive Order for Gun Control

Der Fuhrer Barack Obama
Jan. 9, 2013 - "The president is going to act," Biden said to reporters before he met with gun violence victims and gun control advocate. "There are executives orders," said Biden, "there's executive action that can be taken."

Biden added, "We haven't decided what that is yet. But we're compiling it all with the help of the attorney general and the rest of the cabinet members as well as legislative action that we believe is required."

In other words, the Obama Regime will do as it damned pleases, legislative action be damned, representative government be damned, the Constitution be damned. The Imperial Presidency further advances itself.

"Today’s session of an administration panel led by Biden was the first of two scheduled this week," reports NewsMax. "Obama gave Biden an end-of-the-month deadline to come up with recommendations for measures to stem deaths and injuries from firearms in the U.S. Since the Dec. 14 shootings at the Newtown, Connecticut, school that killed 20 children and six adults, advocates of more restrictions on firearms have revived long-stalled efforts to push for legislation to regulate or restrict access to firearms."

Judge Correale F. Stevens
Regardless of your own opinion of gun control, it should bother you that our President is willing to bypass the Congress and make law by himself. That is not how it is supposed to be. That's not the kind of government  the United States is based on.

"The Revolutionary War," wrote Correale F. Stevens, a judge on Pennsylvania Superior Court, "was fought for our freedom from the King of England who made arbitrary laws with no accountability, no restraints, no constitution." Judge Stevens wrote his remarks in a column published by the Baltimore Sun on January 3, 2013. "The system of checks and balances with three independent branches of government was designed to protect us from a president who would envision himself as a king who can do no wrong, who can by the "stroke of a pen" as the law professors say, make law according to his own personal whims." Stevens ended his column by saying that, "Just because a president wins re-election does not give him authority to rule our county by executive order. Such a powerful tool is especially disturbing in any lame duck president who does not have to account to the voters directly again."