The Patriot Post® · Obama: Law Unto Himself

By Albert Maslar ·

President Barack Obama has no authority to arbitrarily change ObamaCare, aka Affordable Care Act (ACA) – a bill passed by Congress and signed into law by Obama himself – and he has no Constitutional power to change any part of a law, a legislative right of Congress alone. The Constitution provides the government roadmap: The Legislature creates laws; Executive branch enforces those laws; and a judicial branch determines the Constitutionality of those laws.

Obama placed himself above the law and its other two components too many times to list, but embodied in his statement, “I cannot wait for Congress to act,” and so legislates or ignores legislation off the top of his head and the seat of his pants. In July 2012, After Obama signed ACA into law, he arbitrarily changed ACA, dropping a requirement for employers to provide affordable health insurance starting Jan. 1, 2014 or pay fines, changing the effective date to Jan 1, 2015, strategically after the November 2014 mid-term elections.

Obamacare is the subject of many lawsuits, and in 2012 the Supreme Court of the US (SCOTUS) ruled that the penalties constitute a tax, and are therefore Constitutional, even though the administration previously argued the fines were not taxes that are supposed to be equally applied. Therefore, ObamaCare is unconstitutional, as it does not apply equally to all.

SCOTUS and especially Chief Justice Roberts should be ashamed for interpreting the fines and penalties as taxes – something Democrats denied, a fact that Justice Roberts maliciously and arbitrarily changed and in effect legislated. SCOTUS is not authorized to make or change legislation, only to rule on whether a law is Constitutional or not. Where are all the Constitutional lawyers or are they all in the Liberal camp?

ObamaCare is front and center of the current reduction of government operations, that in absence of budget or Continuing Resolution (CR) cannot spend in excess of current tax and other revenues. This scenario is a result of the Harry Reid Senate not having approved a Constitutionally required annual budget for now the fifth consecutive year.

Government is addicted to excessive spending, probably 40% of which is waste, duplication, fraud, and corporate welfare, not much different from studies that show that 40% of all food is wasted, by rich and poor alike. A parent with an addicted child needs to cut off allowances used to feed the addiction. Same deal with the spending addicted government as its spending authorizations must be restrained and forced to operate on the 64 cents to the dollar spending government receives every month. “I will not negotiate over Congress’ responsibility to pay bills it’s already racked up,” as though he had nothing if almost everything to do with it.

Many Americans are forced to survive paycheck to paycheck, and it should be no different for government. Congress passed “PAYGO” Pay as you go, but ignores its own rules, laws, and regulations, as even though they passed ObamaCare, it is not good enough for Congress and government staff and employees, only for taxpayers , that unlike unions and other Obama favorites, are not exempted due to Obama partiality.

Obama had the audacity to proclaim, loudly and often, “ObamaCare is Settled Law, and nothing can change that,” rendering the political game to be over. Okay, give the devil his due. Obama wins, game, set, match.

A closer look at that rationale means that Obama would not have nullified slavery because it was Settled Law as well. Slaves were introduced to America in 1619, abolished in 1808, made illegal in 1819, but not abolished until 1865 with the 13th Amendment. SCOTUS in its Dred Scott v. Sandford decision ruled that Blacks could not be US citizens. SCOTUS also declared the 1820 Missouri Compromise unconstitutional, permitting slavery in all US territories.

SCOTUS then and now has proven itself markedly less than “Supreme.” Now in 2013, Obama stands by a doctrine that held slavery in the US to be legal for 150 years. Eventually liars, manipulators and the great Intelligentsia fall and trip over their own words that come back to haunt them, except for one thing; they are so proud and arrogant that they refuse in the light of day to admit their operations under the cover of a plethora of words words words.

Taking that concept one step further, the Liberal obsession with promoting abortion at every level for any reason at taxpayer cost proves itself to be criminal, in that babies surviving abortion are either killed outside the womb, or left to painful death in the trash can. Again, the less than supreme Supreme Court ruled in favor of abortion on demand, even when it is proven to be murder outside the womb.

Planned Parenthood (PP) is anything but what is implied by its name, as the bulk of its income derives from federal, state, and local funding for abortion. Obama is so obsessed with abortion that he threatens to cut off Medicaid support for States that deny or cut back funding of PP.

Constitutional Professor President Barack Obama has proven himself to be staunchly unconstitutional as he declares the Constitution to be obsolete, irrelevant, particularly as it does not address the fair socialist distribution of wealth. But the man must be the anointed one as ballyhooed, as no blame sticks to him as he inherited all the problems. The only way Obama can avoid that blame game from being directed at him is to pull an FDR, three or four terms, or whatever suits his royal highness.