Nonsequitur: Obama Ignores Constitutional Mandates Again (and Again)

July 11, 2013

 Judge Andrew P. Napolitano documents the numerous times that President Obama has failed to uphold the law including failures of omission (not administering those requirements of the Affordable Care Act that are considered unpopular) and overt acts of commission (ordering American citizens considered terrorists killed without due process).  As Napolitano points out, the list of laws broken by this administration is long but well documented.  While Presidents Clinton and Bush (43) also failed to follow the law, this president has demonstrated a shocking disregard for his Constitutional duties and limits. 

Why does this matter?  If the last three presidents (and others before them) knowingly violated the law, isn’t this now an accepted norm?   As Freidrich Hayak put it, “”Stripped of all technicalities, [the rule of law] means that government in all its actions is bound by rules fixed and announced beforehand – rules which make it possible to foresee with fair certainty how the authority will use its coercive powers in given circumstances and to plan one’s individual affairs on the basis of this knowledge.”  (The Road to Serfdom).    

Without the rule of law, our individual liberty is dependent upon the arbitrary whims of those in power. In other words, we cannot be free if our leaders do not follow the laws we have made.

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One Response to “Nonsequitur: Obama Ignores Constitutional Mandates Again (and Again)”

  1. […] Judge Andrew P. Napolitano has an excellent commentary, a warning really, about how the current administration continues to flaunt the laws of the land. Recent actions by our government have violated international law and Constitutional law. These violations were done more or less openly by a government that does not respect the laws it is charged and sworn to uphold. You can read specifics here. You can read about additional lawlessness here. […]

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