President Obama's Top 10 Constitutional Violations Of 2013

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By Ilya Shapiro

One of Barack Obama’s chief accomplishments has been to return the Constitution to a central place in our public discourse.

Unfortunately, the president fomented this upswing in civic interest not by talking up the constitutional aspects of his policy agenda, but by blatantly violating the strictures of our founding document. And he’s been most frustrated with the separation of powers, which doesn’t allow him to “fundamentally transform” the country without congressional acquiescence.

But that hasn’t stopped him. In its first term, the Administration launched a “We Can’t Wait” initiative, with senior aide Dan Pfeiffer explaining that “when Congress won’t act, this president will.” And earlier this year, President Obama said in announcing his new economic plans that “I will not allow gridlock, or inaction, or willful indifference to get in our way.”

And so, as we reach the end of another year of political strife that’s fundamentally based on clashing views on the role of government in society, I thought I’d update a list I made two years ago and hereby present President Obama’s top 10 constitutional violations of 2013.

1. Delay of Obamacare’s out-of-pocket caps. The Labor Department announced in February that it was delaying for a year the part of the healthcare law that limits how much people have to spend on their own insurance. This may have been sensible—insurers and employers need time to comply with rapidly changing regulations—but changing the law requires actual legislation.

2. Delay of Obamacare’s employer mandate. The administration announced via blogpost on the eve of the July 4 holiday that it was delaying the requirement that employers of at least 50 people provide complying insurance or pay a fine. This time it did cite statutory authority, but the cited provisions allow the delay of certain reporting requirements, not of the mandate itself.

3. Delay of Obamacare’s insurance requirements. The famous pledge that “if you like your plan, you can keep it” backfired when insurance companies started cancelling millions of plans that didn’t comply with Obamacare’s requirements. President Obama called a press conference last month to proclaim that people could continue buying non-complying plans in 2014—despite Obamacare’s explicit language to the contrary. He then refused to consider a House-passed bill that would’ve made this action legal.

4. Exemption of Congress from Obamacare. A little-known part of Obamacare requires Congressmen and their staff to get insurance through the new healthcare exchanges, rather than a taxpayer-funded program. In the quiet of August, President Obama directed the Office of Personnel Management to interpret the law to maintain the generous congressional benefits.

5. Expansion of the employer mandate penalty through IRS regulation. Obamacare grants tax credits to people whose employers don’t provide coverage if they buy a plan “through an Exchange established by the State”—and then fines employers for each employee receiving such a subsidy. No tax credits are authorized for residents of states where the exchanges are established by the federal government, as an incentive for states to create exchanges themselves. Because so few (16) states did, however, the IRS issued a rule ignoring that plain text and allowed subsidies (and commensurate fines) for plans coming from “a State Exchange, regional Exchange, subsidiary Exchange, and federally-facilitated Exchange.”

6. Political profiling by the IRS. After seeing a rise in the number of applications for tax-exempt status, the IRS in 2010 compiled a “be on the lookout” (“BOLO”) list to identify organizations engaged in political activities. The list included words such as “Tea Party,” “Patriots,” and “Israel”; subjects such as government spending, debt, or taxes; and activities such as criticizing the government, educating about the Constitution, or challenging Obamacare. The targeting continued through May of this year.

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THIS SHAMEFUL, DISGUSTING PIECE OF SCUM, OBAMA......SHOULD BE "HUNG IN PUBLIC" FOR ALL HIS CONSTITUTIONAL VIOLATIONS AND CRIMES AGAINST AMERICA AND THE AMERICAN PUBLIC !!!!!!!!

Why is he still in office ? why hasn't he been impeached yet and all his communist regime ? are we the people fed up enough yet ? 

Why is he not impeached and prosecuted??? Can't Constitutional Lawyers do this???? This is why the people are so upset with Government. They can break laws, lie, implement their own laws and nothing is done. WHY ?????

I agree or use the guillotines they already have in place for us , he can show us by him being the first person

with his head being lopped off then Reid, Pelosi, Feinstein, Boxer, Schumer , Murray and the rest of Obummers

team of "Unconstitutionalists" all "Bobble Heads" :) :) :) this way he can meet all of his virgin women waiting for him on the other side...send him on his way :) :) :)  We don't want to keep him waiting right ???

Barry Soetoro/Barack Obama could have and should have been impeached and tried for his TRAITOROUS crimes at least twenty times over since he was illegally elected as POTUS, however, our duely elected CORRUPT congress has refused to take any action against him! WE THE PEOPLE need to demand inmasse that this TRAITOROUS CRIMINAL and all of his COMMUNIST minions be INDICTED "NOW!"

When will we the people start holding the lame stream media accountable for holding back or altering the news to  protect this Imposter; that we have to call president. From day one he and his hole administration have lied and or deceived the American people. We the people can no longer stand for the media lying to us or hiding the truth to protect such a dishonest President, Administration and the Democrats/Progressive party's.
They pump out propaganda like any other third world socialist country I'm sixty five years old and never have I seen this country so divided as it is today We the people must unite to stop this socialist attack on the United Stats of America 

Truly, this is the worst bunch of idiots, from the top right on down to the custodians, to ever inhabit any government office.

Guess what?  That's right, in 2014 the ignorant, beer guzzling, non-working, career welfare, illiterate bunch will elect them all over again.

This is just the top 10?   Now many constitutional  violations does it take before Congress will take action? I remember a time when it only took ONE violations..

On November 17, 1973, Nixon said, “People have got to know whether or not their President is a crook and a liar. Well, I'm not a crook or a liar. I've earned everything I've got”  The people spoke out and next…knowing he was facing impeachment.

Nixon stated that he had a lapse of memory and accepted blame for misleading the country. Due to loss of political support and the near-certainty of impeachment Nixon resigned the office on August 9, 1974.

Obama when can we expect your resignation?

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Refugee Complains:
‘Too Many Laws’ In Western World

 During a recent interview with local media in Australia, a Sudanese refugee and mother of six suggested that the Australian government deserves the blame for her eldest son’s propensity for crime.

According to Nine News, Asha Awya’s eldest son is an unemployed gang member who has spent time in prison. Instead of pinning the blame for her son’s actions on him, however, Awya feels the Australian government deserves it for passing “too many laws.”

She said so during an appearance last week on the Australian program “A Current Affair,” where she also appeared to slam actual Australians for allegedly not making it easy for refugees to assimilate.

“They (her kids) came from a very traumatized environment, and coming to Australia, trying to fit in with the religion and the friends around them at school, is very challenging,” she said. “We have all these laws, so it’s just very confusing, and I feel sorry for the kids because they don’t know how to deal with this.”

But that’s not all. Awya also complained that the government provides her with too little money.

“The Centrelink money is not enough,” she said, referencing a welfare program operated by the Australian government’s Department of Human Services.

“Sometimes I cut some of their entertainment,” she added, saying in effect that she sometimes stops handing out allowances so as to reduce her costs.

And this, she believes, only serves to incentivize her son’s desire to commit crime.

“If mum always not giving me money, there’s no pocket money, then maybe I have to find a way of stealing and get my own money,” she said, articulating what she believes goes through her son’s mind.

So even though the Australian government graciously (and perhaps naively) allowed this Sundanese woman to migrate to the country, she basically resents this same government because it refuses to lavishly provide for her and her family’s every single need, including their desire for entertainment.

Behold the perfect example of a spoiled-rotten, ungrateful refugees, ladies and gentlemen.

You know, the media often accuse those who criticize their respective governments for allowing refugees to flood their neighborhoods of harboring racist views. If only it were that simple.

Many Westerners, including your truly — a citizen whose family immigrated to the West from India over three decades ago — take issue with the behavior of refugees.

Besides making nary an effort to assimilate, many refugees wind up on welfare, eschewing hard work and effort for a life of government subsistence and oftentimes a life of crime as well.

Now, consider what Awya told “A Current Affair” and answer me this: Is it really “racist” that Westerners such as yours truly prefer that migrants such as her remain in their own country instead of being allowed to migrate to ours?

Please share this story on Facebook and Twitter and let us know what you think about this Sudanese refugee’s disgusting lack of gratitude.

What do you think about this migrant trying to blame her son’s behavior on the Australian government? Scroll down to comment below!

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