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White House Down: Obama Version
American Thinker ^
| July 7, 2013
| Clarice Feldman
Posted on 07/07/2013 12:22:00 AM PDT by neverdem
I don't know how he does it, but Internet Wit Sans Peer, Iowahawk, wrapped up the week more succinctly than anyone:
BREAKING: State Department says Egyptian military overthrow spontaneous reaction to 'White House Down' movie"
For those who scream that the Republicans should sue to stop the rest of the law from being enforced, this analysis from a correspondent, Chicago lawyer Joseph A Morris, explains why this is impossible, riffing off Professor Adler's blog at Volokh Conspiracy
It seems to me that, as a general proposition, the Executive has great discretion in deciding whether or not to refrain from enforcing law (as in deciding whether or not to prosecute any particular crime).
(As an aside, there is a conceptual nexus here to the Second Amendment debate. Governments -- Federal and State -- have authority to protect me from crime, and they have authority to prosecute people who commit crimes against me. But they have has no duty, enforceable by me, to protect me from crime, nor a duty, enforceable by me, to undertake any particular prosecution. There are exceptions, I suppose, as when government systematically refuses to protect me because of my race while it protects everyone of another race; or if I become a victim of crime because government somehow wrongfully put me in harm's way; but my remedies, even then, are likely to be civil damages rather than injunctions commanding government to protect or to prosecute. The absence of a cognizable "duty to protect" coupled with the practical inability to protect in many places and circumstances makes a compelling case in the interests of self-protection alone for the vindication of Second Amendment rights.)
Thus the remedy for the Executive's exercise of discretion not to enforce law is not judicial but political, that is, at the...
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TOPICS: Constitution/Conservatism; Crime/Corruption; Editorial; Politics/Elections
KEYWORDS: abortion; banglist; benghazi; deathpanels; fastandfurious; guncontrol; impeachnow; irs; obamacare; ppaca; secondamendment; zerocare
posted on 07/07/2013 12:22:00 AM PDT
posted on 07/07/2013 2:48:42 AM PDT
(To the faceless, jack-booted government bureaucrat who just scanned this post: SCREW YOU!)
LOL!!! Egyptian military overthrow is due to the movie “White House Down”!!!!!!! PRICELESS!!
posted on 07/07/2013 3:26:25 AM PDT
by Ann Archy
(Abortion.....the HUMAN Sacrifice to the god of Convenience.)
Question? How about voter fraud?????
posted on 07/07/2013 3:55:59 AM PDT
(Give me back my conservative vote; then find me a real conservative to vote for)
posted on 07/07/2013 4:30:52 AM PDT
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Obamacare might be destined to become one of those laws that sit on the books only partially applied and usually unenforced.
One of those laws that makes us all lawbreakers but generally not enforced, yet always there for the government to selctively apply to punish critics and opponents.
Ayn Rand --
"The only power any government has is the power to crack down on criminals. Well, when there aren't enough criminals, one makes them. One declares so many things to be a crime that it becomes impossible for men to live without breaking laws"
posted on 07/07/2013 4:55:32 AM PDT
by Iron Munro
(The past is a foreign country; they do things differently there.)
U.S. President Barack Obama's administration has achieved the hat trick of alienating all factions in Egypt. It neither defended nor pushed out Hosni Mubarak, thereby earning the embitterment of both the "deep state" that had been America's ally for 30 years and liberals who agitated against it; gave the military a pass during the 18 months of its "caretaking" when policy choices and governance rules might have been established; waived congressional concerns limiting U.S. foreign aid; gave the elected government too little support to have influence; was largely silent during a crackdown on nongovernmental groups; and now condescendingly suggests Egyptians would do better to politically organize than protest.
0bama voting 'present' ... and leading from beHeinz again.
To: Iron Munro
Ayn Rand —
“The only power any government has is the power to crack down on criminals. Well, when there aren’t enough criminals, one makes them. One declares so many things to be a crime that it becomes impossible for men to live without breaking laws”
posted on 07/07/2013 6:51:58 AM PDT
More like “White House Down Low”.
posted on 07/07/2013 10:43:40 AM PDT
(In the next rebellion, the rebels will be the ones carrying the American flag.)
To: wardaddy; Joe Brower; Cannoneer No. 4; Criminal Number 18F; Dan from Michigan; Eaker; Jeff Head; ...
posted on 07/07/2013 12:44:45 PM PDT
(Register pressure cookers! /s)
To: Iron Munro
Exactly. The full quote is high on my FR profile page.
What leaving these laws on the books does, is enable anarcho-tyranny.
posted on 07/07/2013 1:21:01 PM PDT
(Islam delenda est)
To: Jet Jaguar; Lady Jag; Slings and Arrows; null and void; maggief; Dog; BP2; Candor7; ...
ping to an EXCELLENT article.
posted on 07/07/2013 5:17:54 PM PDT
To: bitt; neverdem
From the article: "Thus the remedy for the Executive's exercise of discretion not to enforce law is not judicial but political, that is, at the polls
or by impeachment. [snip] Rather than impeaching Mr. Obama for refraining from enforcing ObamaCare, we should confer upon him
a medal for admitting that his law is improvident, unenforceable, and,
ineluctably, stupid and injurious to the people."
I almost spewed my mouthful of Franzia Chianti unto the keyboard! What a riot.
But in all seriousness. I continue as so many of us to be saddened of
the breakdown in any recognizable form of governance for the past six years.
posted on 07/07/2013 8:10:11 PM PDT
(Galt level is not far away......)
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