Tuesday, August 24, 2010

"What 'Rule of Law'"? Asks Obama & Co.

Let's review.

We've talked before about President Obama's tendency to use an expansive (read: lawless) interpretation of executive powers to avoid Congressional commands. That tendency was highlighted this summer when the courts had to step in and block the Obama Administration's arbitrary and capricious oil drilling moratorium. A few weeks later, a court blocked the Obama Administration's unlawful attempt to end the Yucca Mountain project over Congress' express wishes.

Yesterday, another court blocked the Obama Administration from funding embryonic stem cell research that requires the destruction of human embryos.

This is called a "pattern of practice." It is not good.

HT: Gabriel/AOSHQ


jimspice said...

Yeah, it used to really burn me up when Bush would invent new powers. Doesn't bother me NEARLY as much any more. Funny how that works, aina?

Beer, Bicycles and the VRWC said...

Oh, Spiceboy? Which powers were those, how were they not within the Constitution and compare to the current prez, please?

J. Strupp said...

You've got to be kidding right?

Beer, Bicycles and the VRWC said...

Just askin'. Spice-boy brought it up. You guys love to throw out the "but Bush" BS, so back it up.

Dad29 said...

Still waiting, Spicey!