“I do solemnly swear that I will faithfully execute the Office of President of the United States and will to the best of my ability preserve, protect and defend the Constitution of the United States.” Since becoming America’s 44th President, Barack Obama has repeatedly scorned that sacred oath.
Our Founding Fathers risked their very lives to create a new nation in which no one branch of government—namely the executive, legislative or judicial—would have unlimited authority over the others. Tell that to the despot now occupying the White House, who seems to think of himself as “King Obama.”
In a Wall Street Journal op-ed, Michael W. McConnell—a law professor and former federal judge—pointed out: “Article II, Section 3, of the Constitution states that the president ‘shall take Care that the Laws be faithfully executed.’ This is a duty, not a discretionary power. While the president does have substantial discretion about how to enforce a law, he has no discretion about whether to do so.”
President Obama has habitually disagreed. Wielding the hammer of the State Secrets Privilege, he has prevented certain legal cases reflecting badly on his regime from even being heard by a judge. With other cases he has interpreted certain laws his way because, after all, he can say, “I won the election.” Twice.