Today the President once again promised to “act” without Congress.
According to CNN’s Jim Acosta, Obama told his Cabinet, “We are not just going to be waiting for legislation in order to make sure that we are providing Americans the kind of help that they need. I’ve got a pen and I’ve got a phone.”
There were no phones in 1787 at the Constitutional Convention, so I need not break out my pocket Constitution to be 100% certain there is absolutely no provision in the entirety of the Constitution for the President to use a phone to bypass the constitutional process commonly known as law making.
And the only Constitutional law making power given to his precious pen is to either sign or veto a law adopted by CONGRESS, not his lobby friends (Article 1, Section 7, Paragraph 2).
Has this faux “constitutional law professor” ever even read the document?
Even the least educated American from my generation that grew up watching Schoolhouse Rocks on Saturday morning knows that the little fellow named “Bill” was born in Congress and approved by Congress before the President ever had a say.
Gee, I wonder why the founding fathers preferred such a difficult and time consuming process? Didn’t they know there would be gridlock and deal making and back scratching and back stabbing, delays and abuse? If they were so smart, why did they not create a much easier, seamless process and just give the President the power of the stroke of a pen to do whatever he though best for the people?
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