He is accomplishing this by implementing gradual steps to completely eliminate any responsibility of the Presidency, to the American Constitution, and I believe this could become the last step in that goal.
This final step looks like a building Obama attempt to allow the President of the United States (POTUS), to ignore the constitutional necessity of congressional APPROVAL for raising the debt ceiling, and allow him to unilaterally raise the ceiling by "Executive Order". If this turns into the final step, then from this point on, the POTUS is a dictator without any of the intended Constitutional checks & balances instituted to prevent his becoming a dictator.
When this happens, the only options to the American people are tax revolt (cut off the economic head of the beast), and revolution.
This possibly final step today was spoken against, by Texas Senator John Cronyn: Sen. Cornyn warned President Obama on Sunday to not even consider interpreting the Constitution's Fourteenth Amendment to bypass Congress and raise the debt limit without it's approval. "That's crazy talk. Its not acceptable for Congress and the President to not do their job, and to say somehow the President has the authority then to basically do this by himself." Cornyn (REP-Texas), a former judge on the Texas Supreme Court, told "Fox News Sunday".
The proposal that Obama re-interpret Section 4 of the Fourteenth Amendment to justify raising the RECORD $14.3 trillion debt limit has been gaining traction in Democratic circles since possibly outgoing Treasury Secretary, & income tax violator, Tim Geithner told reporters last May that in his opinion the Constitution's language could support the President's raising the national debt limit without congressional approval.
Sen. Charles Schumer, D-N.Y., and others on Capitol Hill reportedly acknowledged that the idea is percolating, and had been presented to the president. "It's certainly worth exploring. I think it needs a little more exploration and study," he said during a conference call with reporters held Friday.
Without addressing efforts to invoke the Constitution, Sen. Jeff Sessions, R-Ala., said Sunday the president and congressional negotiators shouldn't even be discussing a debt deal privately. "Congress is the constitutional place for this to be decided," said Sessions, who is the ranking member of the Senate Budget Committee.
Asked during a press conference Wednesday whether the debt limit was constitutional, the president glossed over the question, saying, "I'm not a Supreme Court justice, so I'm not going to put my constitutional law professor hat on here."
Read more: http://www.foxnews.com/politics/2011/07/03/cornyn-obama-bypassing-congress-on-debit-limit-is-crazy-talk/#ixzz1R6ZaaHlg
If the Obama plan works, and we allow him the right "not to be questioned" and to unilaterally raise the debt ceiling of the United Stated of America without confirming vote by the US Congress, we will then be operating as a dictatorship for the first time since the birth of out country! Is this the change we can believe in?
Obama's plan best works slowly. The same way the lobster doesn't struggle in the pot so long as the temperature goes up slowly. As you see from above Geithner brought up the "no questions" concept in relation to raising the nation's debt ceiling, three months ago.
Other occasions where Obama started chipping away at the REQUIREMENT of Congressional approval are:
The forged birth certificate, even though McCain was REQUIRED to provide his birth certificate.
Placing American troops under the command of UN authorities, and into combat in Libya without Congressional approval, nor threat to the United States from Libya. CANDIDATE Obama made several statements about his opinion AGAINST PRESIDENT BUSH in an interview with the Boston Globe:
Q: In what circumstances would the President have Constitutional authority to bomb Iran without seeking a use-of-force authorization from Congress?
A: The President does not have power under the Constitution to unilaterally authorize a military attack in a situation that does not involve stopping an actual or imminent threat to the nation. In instances of self-defense, the President would be within his Constitutional authority to act before advising Congress or seeking it's consent. History has shown us time and time again, however, that military action is most successful when it is authorized and supported by the legislative branch. It is always preferable to have the informed consent of Congress prior to any military action.As for the specific question about bombing suspected nuclear sites, I recently intro taken by the United States against Iran must be explicitly authorized by Congress.duced S.J.Res.23, which states in part that "any offensive military action taken by the United States against Iran must be explicitly authorized by Congress.
Source: Boston Globe question on Executive Power Dec 20, 2007
Q: Can the President disregard a congressional statute limiting the deployment of troops - either by capping the number of troops, or by setting minimum home-stays between deployments?
A: No, the President does not have that power. To date, several Congresses have imposed limitations on the number of US troops deployed in a given situation. As President, I will not assert a constitutional authority to deploy troops in a manner contrary to an expressed limit imposed Congress and adopted into law.
SOURCE: Boston Globe question on Executive Power Dec 20, 2007
I am sure there are other examples of Obama's using small steps to ignore REQUIRED Congressional approval for POTUS actions. If you are aware of any, please leave a comment.
If he gets away with this illegal debt ceiling takeover without congressional approval, I fear it might become the final nail in the coffin of transfer of the US into a dictatorship. Once we allow that to happen, Obama could become dictator for an indefinite term (no longer needing congressional approval for any law he wants to institute).
WHAT CAN WE DO?
We can recognize that the Administration is encouraging blatantly unconstitutional, if not criminal, actions. Two hundred and thirty years of law is being subverted by a Marxist socialist named Barack Obama.
“We the people” can take action by vowing not to buy vehicles from Fiat/Chrysler and to avoid doing business with those concerns which profited from the "bail-out" travesty of justice. Ditto with General Motors … or Government Motors as it is now called.
We can also continue legislating restrictions on unions and their ability to influence elections and the selection of politicians. This has gone way beyond monopolistic practices, it is now bordering on subverting the Constitution of the United States.
We can start considering a grass roots movement to demand that Barack Obama produce documents proving that he is eligible to be the President of the United States.
We can continue to promote and contribute to grass roots movements to pressure elected officials to investigate Barack Obama and draft articles of impeachment citing massive self-dealing, bypassing REQUIRED Congressional approval, and other corruption involving trillions of dollars.
We can let our Senators know that we will not accept activist judges and that there will be consequences for their actions when they come up for reelection.
And we need to let our elected officials on all levels know that we are serious about not reelecting any incumbents.
IF WE FAIL, THIS COULD BE THE DEATH OF THE UNITED STATES OF AMERICA AS WE KNOW IT