Monday, August 19, 2013

He shall take care that the laws be faithfully executed

Art 1 Sect 1: All legislative Powers herein granted shall be vested in a Congress of the United States, which shall consist of a Senate and House of Representatives.

Art 1 Sect 7: Every Bill which shall have passed the House of Representatives and the Senate, shall, before it become a Law, be presented to the President of the United States: If he approve he shall sign it, but if not he shall return it, with his Objections to that House in which it shall have originated, who shall enter the Objections at large on their Journal, and proceed to reconsider it. If after such Reconsideration two thirds of that House shall agree to pass the Bill, it shall be sent, together with the Objections, to the other House, by which it shall likewise be reconsidered, and if approved by two thirds of that House, it shall become a Law. But in all such Cases the Votes of both Houses shall be determined by yeas and Nays, and the Names of the Persons voting for and against the Bill shall be entered on the Journal of each House respectively. If any Bill shall not be returned by the President within ten Days (Sundays excepted) after it shall have been presented to him, the Same shall be a Law, in like Manner as if he had signed it, unless the Congress by their Adjournment prevent its Return, in which Case it shall not be a Law.


From Healthcare to Immigration, from Education to the Environment the administration picks and chooses which legislation it wants to enforce and which legislation it wants to ignore.  In Labor and Environmental it has even gone so far to decide which law it wishes to create, establishing regulatory agencies with no basis in legislation.

Where is the clamor and the outcry?  What do you think about our Imperial Presidency?

Weekly Standard
Washington Post
Wall Street Journal
New York Times

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