As I type this Eva Longoria is wrapping up her little speech at the DNC, talking about some utopia that doesn’t exist. Later tonight President Obama is going to speak and ask us to forget the lousy economy and give him four more years to finish us off. How will he do that? By ignoring the Constitution, or interpreting it in any way he sees fit.
Keith Koffler spells it out at White House Dossier.
What if he just decides to stop enforcing laws, as he decided to stop defending the Defense of Marriage Act in the courts? Or if he interprets them in such as way as to not enforce them, as he did when he granted states a way out of the work requirements under the Welfare Reform Act? Or if he writes his own law, as he did when Congress failed to pass the Dream Act.
Does Congress call out the armed forces? Well, Congress can’t call out the armed forces.
Does the Supreme Court send its Praetorian Guard marching down Pennsylvania Avenue to force Obama to act in a Constitutional manner?
No, only the president has a Praetorian Guard. The Supreme Court has clerks.
The White House actually has in place – public, for all to see – an entire initiative devoted to circumventing Congress.
H/T EOSR on Twitter