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Levin: Obama Has No ‘Constitutional Authority To Do Half of What He’s Doing’
CNSNews ^ | February 28, 2014 | Ali Meyer

Posted on 02/28/2014 9:21:15 AM PST by jazusamo

Video at link: 46 seconds.

(CNSNews.com) -- At a meeting of Tea Party conservatives in Washington, D.C. on Thursday, conservative talk radio host Mark Levin said President Barack Obama “doesn’t have the constitutional authority to do half of what he’s doing,” and added that the “Republican leadership” has not taken any steps to stop Obama's unconstitutional actions.

CNSNews.com asked Levin, “Do you believe Obama has the constitutional authority to address climate change or minimum wage without congressional approval?”

Levin said, “Of course not. He doesn’t have the constitutional authority to do half of what he’s doing.”

“But nobody appears to want to stop him,” said Levin. “Has the Republican leadership taken any steps whatsoever? No."

"It’s about time when the Supreme Court gets a chance it steps up too," he said. "But, so far it’s given him power he doesn’t have under the Constitution on the health care law; it’s given him power he doesn’t have under the immigration law; it’s given him power he doesn’t have under DOMA [Defense of Marriage Act]. So the Supreme Court looks like it’s willing to go along with this.”


TOPICS: Constitution/Conservatism; Crime/Corruption; News/Current Events; Politics/Elections; US: District of Columbia
KEYWORDS: corruption; levin; marklevin; obama; teaparty

1 posted on 02/28/2014 9:21:15 AM PST by jazusamo
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To: jazusamo

Just what does the Constitution matter to Obama?


2 posted on 02/28/2014 9:21:55 AM PST by sevinufnine (A moderately bad man knows he is not very good. A thoroughly bad man thinks he's alright. C.S. Lewis)
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To: jazusamo

The question is “What are we conservatives going to do about it and when are we going to do it?”


3 posted on 02/28/2014 9:25:01 AM PST by BuckeyeTexan (There are those that break and bend. I'm the other kind. ~Steve Earle)
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To: jazusamo

Neither do the federal courts


4 posted on 02/28/2014 9:25:01 AM PST by GeronL (Vote for Conservatives not for Republicans!)
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To: jazusamo

You King needs no "constitutional authority".
He is your King. He is EXEMPT.
He controls the IRS and NSA.
Bow now, and put your cracker necks beneath our feet."



5 posted on 02/28/2014 9:25:21 AM PST by Diogenesis
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To: sevinufnine

Correct...It matters not one whit to him but Levin couldn’t be more in saying no one is doing squat to stop this criminals abuses.


6 posted on 02/28/2014 9:25:57 AM PST by jazusamo ([Obama] A Truly Great Phony -- Thomas Sowell http://www.freerepublic.com/focus/news/3058949/posts)
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To: sevinufnine

As a state Sen, comrade obamatollah told NPR he rejects the Constitution because it limits the power of the Federal government.

Sounds like a dirty, filthy communist to me!


7 posted on 02/28/2014 9:26:46 AM PST by newfreep (Breitbart sent me...)
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To: jazusamo

He doesn’t need Constitutional authority. The Constitution is moot if the other branches of the federal government and we the people are willing to stand by and allow this brazen lawless corruption of our system!


8 posted on 02/28/2014 9:27:11 AM PST by pgkdan
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To: jazusamo

...Levin couldn’t be more right...


9 posted on 02/28/2014 9:28:14 AM PST by jazusamo ([Obama] A Truly Great Phony -- Thomas Sowell http://www.freerepublic.com/focus/news/3058949/posts)
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To: pgkdan

“Power perceived, is power achieved.”


10 posted on 02/28/2014 9:29:24 AM PST by Antihero101607
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To: jazusamo

My sense is that the GOP establishment can’t wait to get their hands on the levers of power so they can get away with all the stuff Obama has. Unfortunately for them it doesn’t work that way.


11 posted on 02/28/2014 9:29:28 AM PST by Menehune56 ("Let them hate so long as they fear" (Oderint Dum Metuant), Lucius Accius (170 BC - 86 BC))
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To: BuckeyeTexan

It looks to me like Ukranians and Egyptians care a whole lot more about their country that us fat and lazt Americans do. As long as everyone can get a flat screen tv and a smartphone eveeryone’s happy!


12 posted on 02/28/2014 9:29:54 AM PST by pgkdan
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13 posted on 02/28/2014 9:30:20 AM PST by jazusamo ([Obama] A Truly Great Phony -- Thomas Sowell http://www.freerepublic.com/focus/news/3058949/posts)
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To: newfreep

Yep...he called it a Charter of Negative Rights. POS!


14 posted on 02/28/2014 9:30:50 AM PST by pgkdan
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To: jazusamo

When the AG is as corrupt as sin, what do you expect?


15 posted on 02/28/2014 9:32:12 AM PST by NormsRevenge (Semper Fi - Revolution is a'brewin!!!)
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To: NormsRevenge

BUMP that! Holder is 0bama’s right hand slimeball.


16 posted on 02/28/2014 9:34:13 AM PST by jazusamo ([Obama] A Truly Great Phony -- Thomas Sowell http://www.freerepublic.com/focus/news/3058949/posts)
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To: jazusamo
Has the Republican leadership taken any steps whatsoever? No."

Well a couple of congressmen have said that they're really thinking about filing article of impeachment. I guess they just haven't gotten around to it yet. </sarcasm>

17 posted on 02/28/2014 9:37:54 AM PST by DoodleDawg
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To: jazusamo

Obviously the constitution no longer matters to the WH, congress nor the supreme court so expect that the obozo to remain in the WH unless or until he is arrested and removed. An Article V constitutional convention will mean nothing unless the people are willing to back it up. If one believes they will, then why is this constitution being circumvented now without consequence? Old law, new law, so what? An American spring like the ones in Egypt and Ukraine may get the ruling elites attention and guaranteed, the people will not like their response. Just saying.


18 posted on 02/28/2014 9:40:46 AM PST by drypowder
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To: jazusamo
“But nobody appears to want to stop him,” said Levin. “Has the Republican leadership taken any steps whatsoever? No."

Of course they don't want to stop him. They all want the same things he does, and are perfectly willing to let him take the heat for doing what they want. The GOPe wants liberalism, the SCOTUS under Roberts wants it, so Obastard is free to operate without any checks in place.

I used to think the only difference between the GOP and the Rats is the GOP wants to be the ones in charge of big government, but I've come to realize they're OK with riding in the back seat, just so long as they get to go on the power trip too.

We conservatives don't have any representation at all in DeeCee, and probably haven't since Reagan.

19 posted on 02/28/2014 9:41:39 AM PST by Cyber Liberty (H.L. Mencken: "The urge to save humanity is almost always a false front for the urge to rule.")
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To: jazusamo

Admit I “stole” this from another blog while looking up how Obama complained the Constitution “restricts” him. It’s priceless:

“Catching a glimpse of a Sasquatch in the wild is more likely than seeing Obama respect our Constitution (...no, Michelle hasn’t been hiking lately)”


20 posted on 02/28/2014 9:43:42 AM PST by sevinufnine (A moderately bad man knows he is not very good. A thoroughly bad man thinks he's alright. C.S. Lewis)
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To: jazusamo

And the House sleeps on....


21 posted on 02/28/2014 9:46:52 AM PST by onedoug
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To: Menehune56
My sense is that the GOP establishment can’t wait to get their hands on the levers of power so they can get away with all the stuff Obama has.

I used to believe that, but lately it's dawned on me they don't even care if they're in charge or not, so long as they can maintain the perks of their offices. The Limos, the parties, the legal graft and being feted by fetid celebrities and hangers on. IOW, their sinecures.

The Rats have bribed the GOPe, and they went pretty damned cheap.

22 posted on 02/28/2014 9:47:18 AM PST by Cyber Liberty (H.L. Mencken: "The urge to save humanity is almost always a false front for the urge to rule.")
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To: sevinufnine

I Like! :-)


23 posted on 02/28/2014 9:48:05 AM PST by jazusamo ([Obama] A Truly Great Phony -- Thomas Sowell http://www.freerepublic.com/focus/news/3058949/posts)
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To: jazusamo; All

Thank you for referencing that article jazusamo. Please bear in mind that the following critique is directed at Levin and not at you.

I’m not a fan of Levin. This is because I’m very suspicious of “conservatives” like Levin who don’t reference specific constitutional clauses when they complain about Obama & Congress.

That said, I woudn’t be surprised if Levin didn’t mention Congress’s constitutional Section 8, Article I-limited powers, or that many of Obama’s executive orders don’t have the force of law because the Constitution’s Section 1 of Article I clarifies that all federal legislative powers are vested in Congress, not in the executive and judicial branches.

Corrections about what Levin said are welcome.


24 posted on 02/28/2014 9:53:13 AM PST by Amendment10
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To: BuckeyeTexan
The question is “What are we conservatives going to do about it and when are we going to do it?”

Hmm, my belief is that we've had, as others have called it, a soft revolution and are no longer a functionally Constitutional based Representative Republic. Therefore, since the head of state is governing outside the Constitution, I believe we are then entitled to also use measures to remove him that are outside the Constitution!!! There is no need for the House to impeach and the Senate to convict. The illegitimate occupier of the oval office needs to be grabbed by the seat of his pants and the scruff of his neck and frog marched to the nearest federal prison holding cell to await his trial by a citizen's tribunal!

25 posted on 02/28/2014 9:54:25 AM PST by varon (Para bellum)
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To: pgkdan

Pretty much.


26 posted on 02/28/2014 9:59:02 AM PST by BuckeyeTexan (There are those that break and bend. I'm the other kind. ~Steve Earle)
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27 posted on 02/28/2014 10:11:14 AM PST by DJ MacWoW (The Fed Gov is not one ring to rule them all)
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To: pgkdan
“It looks to me like Ukranians and Egyptians care a whole lot more about their country that us fat and lazt Americans do. As long as everyone can get a flat screen tv and a smartphone eveeryone’s happy!”

Humans have evolved to be relatively satisfied if they have food, shelter and company. They won't do anything too risky if they feel secure in these things.

I don't know about Egypt. But in Ukraine, my country, many people are nearly starving and freezing. Especially in cities/suburbs where you can't grow food or burn wood. Moving is usually too expensive for most people.

Land/shelter costs almost nothing there but everything else is just as expensive as in the USA. For example, a family might earn $200/month and that is only enough to eat mostly potatoes and heat their home to 55 degrees. One parent loses a job and that family is suddenly starving and cold. They have no option but to take to the streets.

When the majority of people are as cold and hungry in the USA, the same will happen here.

28 posted on 02/28/2014 10:12:55 AM PST by varyouga
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To: varon

Yeah? Wake me when the rest of conservatives come to that realization.

What’s that saying about judging when it’s time to revolt? Something about grabbing your gun and running outside to see if your neighbors are doing the same? I forget. Anyway, every single I get mad as hell and am not gonna take it anymore, I run outside with my gun to find my neighbors mowing lawns and planting flowers or some other such mood killer. Heh.


29 posted on 02/28/2014 10:13:07 AM PST by BuckeyeTexan (There are those that break and bend. I'm the other kind. ~Steve Earle)
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To: pgkdan
<>The Constitution is moot if the other branches of the federal government and we the people are willing to stand by.<>

Yes, we the people must work to return the states to the senate. Our Framers didn't rely on, as per Madison, “parchment barriers.” Their freedom enhancing design relied first and foremost on federalism, the vertical separation of power between the states and the federal government they created. Until the senate is de-democratized, raw power will continue to accumulate in the executive and judicial branches.

30 posted on 02/28/2014 10:44:28 AM PST by Jacquerie (Article V.)
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To: jazusamo
Just remember what Lysander Spooner said. Either the Constitution permits the government we have, or it is powerless to prevent it.

However, the Constitution is not self-executing. Ultimately we the people must enforce it. If we lack standing in the courts, and if Congress allows itself to become superfluous, there is still the Second Amendment.

31 posted on 02/28/2014 11:38:52 AM PST by JoeFromSidney (Book: Resistance to Tyranny. Buy from Amazon.)
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To: drypowder
Obviously the constitution no longer matters to the WH, congress nor the supreme court so expect that the obozo to remain in the WH unless or until he is arrested and removed.

I said when he was just a candidate that if he were elected he had no intention of serving only two terms. I have seen nothing yet, that dissuades me of that opinion.

32 posted on 02/28/2014 12:20:42 PM PST by itsahoot (Voting for RINOs is the same as voting for any other Tyrant)
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To: jazusamo

The D.C. brotherhood is doing just fine thank you.

/s


33 posted on 02/28/2014 12:32:19 PM PST by Vaduz
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To: Vaduz

Sadly you’re right and the very few who speak out are on the hit list of their own party.


34 posted on 02/28/2014 12:43:05 PM PST by jazusamo ([Obama] A Truly Great Phony -- Thomas Sowell http://www.freerepublic.com/focus/news/3058949/posts)
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To: Jacquerie
Yes, we the people must work to return the states to the senate.

Another good reason to move the Congresscritters to their respective States. Move them to their home district where they can be cognizant of the effects of their actions on the people. Do not put them in the State Capitol. keep them away from lobbyists and other arm twisters. We have today, the electronic means of doing business from anywhere in the Country. Move it away from the DC party circuit, make them conduct their duties in front of the PEOPLE who hired them to do their jobs. A thousand disgruntled constituents outside the door is a lot more effective than ten thousand unread e-mails, or some lobbyist promising tons of payola.

35 posted on 02/28/2014 2:44:13 PM PST by snowtigger
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