Obama 'recess' appointment violate Constitution
Article II, Sec. 2, Clause 2 of the United States Constitution, regarding powers of the President:
He shall have Power, by and with the Advice and Consent of the Senate, to make Treaties, provided two thirds of the Senators present concur; and he shall nominate, and by and with the Advice and Consent of the Senate, shall appoint Ambassadors, other public Ministers and Consuls, Judges of the Supreme Court, and all other Officers of the United States, whose Appointments are not herein otherwise provided for, and which shall be established by Law: but the Congress may by Law vest the Appointment of such inferior Officers, as they think proper, in the President alone, in the Courts of Law, or in the Heads of Departments.
Further, Article II, Sec. 2, Clause 3 reads:
The President shall have Power to fill up all Vacancies that may happen during the Recess of the Senate, by granting Commissions which shall expire at the End of their next Session.
This constitutional language is unambiguous; and yet President Obama ignored its requirements, so to avail the levers of federal power to more of his socialist "change" agents. Obama chose to unilaterally overrule the Supreme Law of the land, which REQUIRES the advice and consent of the Senate when making appointments of "Ambassadors, other public Ministers and Consuls, Judges of the Supreme Court, and all other Officers of the United States ... " In fact, the Senate was not in recess, and so Obama's unlawful fiat is yet one more dictatorial act in his appalling record of usurpations. This action was not the altruism of a sympathetic president, but rather the machination of a malevolent dictator, who is hell bent on transforming this representative constitutional republic into a third-world socialist basket case. Obama has again successfully defied the U.S. Constitution -- and we stand silent and watch!
We have an increasingly arrogant and lawless president imposing his will upon America. Barack Obama's actions endanger all Americans, regardless of party affiliation, because the Constitution is the ONLY procedural protection we possess against government -- and failing its provisions, we must then resort to force of arms. If the Supreme Law of the land no longer holds, then not one of us is secure in our liberties -- and we will pay a terrible price for our collective apathy. Tyranny begins with a whisper, but always ends with a roar. Silence is CONSENT! Our choice is brutally simple: We shall have the Law, or we shall have anarchy.
Please visit, call, or mail a handwritten letter to your U.S. Senators and Representatives. Request they take concrete action against these unlawful appointments: defund the agencies involved; prohibit these illegally appointed bureaucrats from receiving compensation. Moreover, demand the initiation of impeachment proceedings against President Obama. His continued and willful undermining of the U.S. Constitution must stop now, or America is finished as a free nation.
Bruce C.A. Desautels