President Obama’s Department of Justice (DOJ) just released a memo attempting to give political cover for “recess” appointments he made while the Senate was still in session. In fact, the political memo was issued two days AFTER the appointments were announced.
It changes nothing. President Obama’s actions are unconstitutional and ignore a century of bipartisan precedent.
The ACLJ has taken action, and nearly 60,000 Americans are standing with us so far.
The DOJ office that drafted the memo — headed by a political appointee who was hand-selected by President Obama — is attempting to use a political smokescreen to hide the fact that he violated the Constitution.
The memo wrongly claims that the President can determine when the Senate is in recess. The Constitution is clear: only Congress, not the President, has the power to determine when it will enter a recess. We cannot allow President Obama to shred the Constitution for political gain.
Members of the Senate Judiciary Committee have sent the Justice Department a letter expressing their concern about this tactic, Members of Congress have put forward a resolution condemning this power-grab, and now it is time for the American people to take a stand for the Constitution.
As we continue considering our legal options, we will keep you informed. Thank you for standing with us today.
ACLJ Chief Counsel
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The unanimous Declaration of the thirteen united States of America
When in the Course of human events it becomes necessary for one people to dissolve the political bands which have connected them with another and to assume among the powers of the earth, the separate and equal station to which the Laws of Nature and of Nature’s God entitle them, a decent respect to the opinions of mankind requires that they should declare the causes which impel them to the separation.
We hold these truths to be self-evident, that all men are created equal, that they are endowed by their Creator with certain unalienable Rights, that among these are Life, Liberty and the pursuit of Happiness. — That to secure these rights, Governments are instituted among Men, deriving their just powers from the consent of the governed, — That whenever any Form of Government becomes destructive of these ends, it is the Right of the People to alter or to abolish it, and to institute new Government, laying its foundation on such principles and organizing its powers in such form, as to them shall seem most likely to effect their Safety and Happiness. Prudence, indeed, will dictate that Governments long established should not be changed for light and transient causes; and accordingly all experience hath shewn that mankind are more disposed to suffer, while evils are sufferable than to right themselves by abolishing the forms to which they are accustomed. But when a long train of abuses and usurpations, pursuing invariably the same Object evinces a design to reduce them under absolute Despotism, it is their right, it is their duty, to throw off such Government, and to provide new Guards for their future security. — Such has been the patient sufferance of these Colonies; and such is now the necessity which constrains them to alter their former Systems of Government. The history of the present King of Great Britain is a history of repeated injuries and usurpations, all having in direct object the establishment of an absolute Tyranny over these States. To prove this, let Facts be submitted to a candid world.
He has refused his Assent to Laws, the most wholesome and necessary for the public good.
He has forbidden his Governors to pass Laws of immediate and pressing importance, unless suspended in their operation till his Assent should be obtained; and when so suspended, he has utterly neglected to attend to them.
He has refused to pass other Laws for the accommodation of large districts of people, unless those people would relinquish the right of Representation in the Legislature, a right inestimable to them and formidable to tyrants only.
He has called together legislative bodies at places unusual, uncomfortable, and distant from the depository of their Public Records, for the sole purpose of fatiguing them into compliance with his measures.
He has dissolved Representative Houses repeatedly, for opposing with manly firmness his invasions on the rights of the people.
He has refused for a long time, after such dissolutions, to cause others to be elected, whereby the Legislative Powers, incapable of Annihilation, have returned to the People at large for their exercise; the State remaining in the mean time exposed to all the dangers of invasion from without, and convulsions within.
He has endeavoured to prevent the population of these States; for that purpose obstructing the Laws for Naturalization of Foreigners; refusing to pass others to encourage their migrations hither, and raising the conditions of new Appropriations of Lands.
He has obstructed the Administration of Justice by refusing his Assent to Laws for establishing Judiciary Powers.
He has made Judges dependent on his Will alone for the tenure of their offices, and the amount and payment of their salaries.
He has erected a multitude of New Offices, and sent hither swarms of Officers to harass our people and eat out their substance.
He has kept among us, in times of peace, Standing Armies without the Consent of our legislatures.
He has affected to render the Military independent of and superior to the Civil Power.
He has combined with others to subject us to a jurisdiction foreign to our constitution, and unacknowledged by our laws; giving his Assent to their Acts of pretended Legislation:
For quartering large bodies of armed troops among us:
For protecting them, by a mock Trial from punishment for any Murders which they should commit on the Inhabitants of these States:
For cutting off our Trade with all parts of the world:
For imposing Taxes on us without our Consent:
For depriving us in many cases, of the benefit of Trial by Jury:
For transporting us beyond Seas to be tried for pretended offences:
For abolishing the free System of English Laws in a neighbouring Province, establishing therein an Arbitrary government, and enlarging its Boundaries so as to render it at once an example and fit instrument for introducing the same absolute rule into these Colonies
For taking away our Charters, abolishing our most valuable Laws and altering fundamentally the Forms of our Governments:
For suspending our own Legislatures, and declaring themselves invested with power to legislate for us in all cases whatsoever.
He has abdicated Government here, by declaring us out of his Protection and waging War against us.
He has plundered our seas, ravaged our coasts, burnt our towns, and destroyed the lives of our people.
He is at this time transporting large Armies of foreign Mercenaries to compleat the works of death, desolation, and tyranny, already begun with circumstances of Cruelty & Perfidy scarcely paralleled in the most barbarous ages, and totally unworthy the Head of a civilized nation.
He has constrained our fellow Citizens taken Captive on the high Seas to bear Arms against their Country, to become the executioners of their friends and Brethren, or to fall themselves by their Hands.
He has excited domestic insurrections amongst us, and has endeavoured to bring on the inhabitants of our frontiers, the merciless Indian Savages whose known rule of warfare, is an undistinguished destruction of all ages, sexes and conditions.
In every stage of these Oppressions We have Petitioned for Redress in the most humble terms: Our repeated Petitions have been answered only by repeated injury. A Prince, whose character is thus marked by every act which may define a Tyrant, is unfit to be the ruler of a free people.
Nor have We been wanting in attentions to our British brethren. We have warned them from time to time of attempts by their legislature to extend an unwarrantable jurisdiction over us. We have reminded them of the circumstances of our emigration and settlement here. We have appealed to their native justice and magnanimity, and we have conjured them by the ties of our common kindred to disavow these usurpations, which would inevitably interrupt our connections and correspondence. They too have been deaf to the voice of justice and of consanguinity. We must, therefore, acquiesce in the necessity, which denounces our Separation, and hold them, as we hold the rest of mankind, Enemies in War, in Peace Friends.
We, therefore, the Representatives of the united States of America, in General Congress, Assembled, appealing to the Supreme Judge of the world for the rectitude of our intentions, do, in the Name, and by Authority of the good People of these Colonies, solemnly publish and declare, That these united Colonies are, and of Right ought to be Free and Independent States, that they are Absolved from all Allegiance to the British Crown, and that all political connection between them and the State of Great Britain, is and ought to be totally dissolved; and that as Free and Independent States, they have full Power to levy War, conclude Peace, contract Alliances, establish Commerce, and to do all other Acts and Things which Independent States may of right do. — And for the support of this Declaration, with a firm reliance on the protection of Divine Providence, we mutually pledge to each other our Lives, our Fortunes, and our sacred Honor.
I forgot to add this important video:
When questioned about the non repentant terrorist, William Ayres, Obama replied that “He was just a guy in my neighborhood” Even Hillary Clinton was concerned about Obamas ties to this terrorist, you should be too!
All Nobama does is lie and none of the MSM will expose him for the fraud that he is. Why does the main stream media want this far left, inexperienced liberal to be President so bad? Where is their fairness in broadcasting?
Again these Obama worshipers want you to think that it is the Republicans fault that we are in this financial mess from Fannie Mae and Freddie Mac….OBAMA made a fortune off of this so did his current advisor Franklin Raines Check out this video then see the hearings investigation video here
It appears that some people are listening to the Obama media and not what this dangerous Marxist, Obama, is saying…Can’t you Liberal Obama supporters think for yourselves and rationalize what this idiot Obama, is saying and what he really supports and what he really stands for? If Obama is so great then why is Acorn (Obama) at it again pushing the limits of voter fraud?:
Let every vote count, is the Democratic Party’s mantra these days. That slogan might better be: Let every vote count as often as we need to win.
Such, at any rate, are the tactics of ACORN, Barack Obama‘s favorite “community organizers,” and its Project Vote – of which, the Democratic presidential candidate has boasted, “I started working as the director . . . here in Chicago.”
ACORN has been implicated in voter-fraud schemes in 15 states – including Ohio, from where The Post’s Jeane MacIntosh reports today that a Board of Elections investigation has unearthed evidence of widespread voter fraud. Vote Fraud a Go Go
Can you handle more of the truth?
Check out these links:
McCain-Palin Must Reads:
USA Today (10/9): McCain: ‘Bare Knuckled Fighter’ Won’t Take No for Answer
The Findlay Courier (10/9): Elect McCain – By the Issues
The Washington Times (10/9): Health Care: Obama’s More of the Same
Akron Beacon Journal (10/9): McCain Plays Offense
New York Post (10/9): Vote-Fraud-A-Go-Go
The leadership in Congress is at it again. This time, it is the Chairman of the House Committee on Oversight and Government Reform, Henry Waxman. Numerous media outlets are reporting that he has instructed the Committee’s investigative staff to actively pursue a strategy for reinstating the Fairness Doctrine. From various sources around Capitol Hill, reports are coming that Waxman and his staffers are pushing the Federal Communications Commission to reinstate the Fairness Doctrine, even beginning to quietly claim that the FCC’s rejection of the Fairness Doctrine in 1985 was politically motivated. The reports indicate that Waxman has initiated this investigation specifically because of concerns with the content of programming hosted by the likes of Rush Limbaugh, Sean Hannity and Mark Levin. As you know from my regular updates, this effort to reinstate the Fairness Doctrine amounts to nothing more than an unconstitutional effort to restrict and censor speech. Imagine a government censor sitting and listening to talk radio with pen and pad in hand taking notes on what radio hosts can and cannot say on the air and then fining them if they cross the line! That’s where we were before the repeal of the Fairness Doctrine back in the 1980s. That’s where Henry Waxman and other Members of Congress want to return talk radio to.Because of this imminent threat, Congressman Mike Pence of Indiana and Congressman Greg Walden of Oregon have redoubled their efforts to pass the Broadcaster Freedom Act, which would prohibit reimplementation of the Fairness Doctrine. The new strategy they are invoking involves a rarely used legislative tactic called a Discharge Petition. Simply put, if a majority of the House of Representatives (218 Members) sign this petition, they can bypass committee proceedings and force the House leadership to put the bill on the calendar, which means the full House will be afforded the opportunity to take an up or down vote on the Broadcaster Freedom Act. Keep in mind that in June, 309 Members voted for an amendment supporting the principles of the Broadcaster Freedom Act. This petition is a way for those 309 Members to stand against the liberal leadership who has refused to schedule a vote on the issue.
The ACLJ and their Office of Government Affairs is currently assisting Congressman Pence and Congressman Walden as they work to obtain the necessary 218 signatures. They will soon need your help in this effort. In the coming days, hey will be asking those of you living in districts represented by Members who have refused to sign the petition to express your support for the Broadcaster Freedom Act. We can make this happen, but time is of the essence. I will keep you posted.
If anyone needed proof … last week sealed the deal.
It seems the new liberal Congress on Capitol Hill has made its mark, shown its true colors, and clearly questioned the authority of our President.
With a new Congress in town … distraction will be the name of the game.
Nancy Pelosi and her team are crying foul over the firings of eight U.S. federal attorneys.
But the hard truth is this: federal prosecutors serve at the pleasure of the President of the United States. It is perfectly legal for him to fire any – or all – of the U.S. attorneys for any reason at all.
In March of 1993, the Clinton administration fired all 93 federal prosecutors with absolutely no fanfare. No controversy. No congressional subpoenas or public hearings.
But the House of Representatives – and now a Senate panel as well – have issued the ”OK” for subpoenas of key aides to the President. This is a significant issue!
A constitutional challenge has been issued. The liberal-leaning House of Representatives is pushing hard, putting on the pressure, grasping at whatever means possible to defy the President. True to form, the political spectacle is being led by House Speaker Nancy Pelosi.
This is unprecedented in United States history. The Constitution grants the executive privilege. A move to subpoena the President’s top aides, such as Karl Rove or Harriet Miers, and force them to testify under oath sets up a political showdown unlike any we have ever seen.
Make no mistake: if the President’s top White House aides are compelled to testify publicly, this issue will end at the Supreme Court of the United States.
And we at the ACLJ are going to be there every step of the way. We will not back down in the face of blatant politicking and political pandering. We ask that President Bush stand firm … and come out fighting.
Who runs this country … President Bush or Nancy Pelosi?
I urge you to add your name to our online COMMITTEE TO DEFEND THE CONSTITUTION right now. I want to deliver to the White House tens of thousands of names of United States citizens who will be standing strong beside our President in the face of this significant issue.
Stand with the Constitution and with our President today.