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Obama’s Unconstitutionalism

Posted By Daniel Greenfield On September 18, 2012 @ 12:38 pm In The Point | 2 Comments

Ask YouTube to take down a video that Muslims find offensive? Sure. Jail a filmmaker who made a movie that offends Muslims? Holder’s on it. And all of it just in time for Constitution Day on September 17th, or as Obama calls it, “Let’s have a barbeque and use that old piece of paper made by some dead white men that I found lying around the place to feed the flames.”

Robert Knight at the Washington Times has assembled a list of ways that Obama has enriched our understanding of the Constitution by ignoring it, violating it or setting it on fire during his favorite concerts.

Now for some examples of Mr. Obama’s violations:

Launching an illegal war in Libya. Article I, Section 8 gives Congress the power to declare war. Under the congressionally enacted War Powers Act, Mr. Obama had 60 days to get congressional approval after U.S. bombs started dropping in Tripoli, but he didn’t bother. Putting the Muslim Brotherhood in charge of yet another Arab nation appeared to be a higher priority than following the law.

Undermining the nation’s armed forces. Article II, Section 2, names the president commander in chief. Instead of asserting American power, Mr. Obama projects weakness, emboldening our enemies. The murder of our ambassador and three other staff members in Benghazi, Libya, and the attacks on our embassies in Egypt and Yemen are bitter fruit of that reality.

Violating religious freedom. Mr. Obama’s Department of Health and Human Services ignored the First Amendment by issuing a Soviet-style order to Catholic and other faith-based institutions to violate their beliefs and provide insurance covering abortifacients, contraceptives and sterilizations.

And there is that whole thing about criminalizing blasphemy against Islam. I hear we have something in the Bill of Rights about that.

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