EagleTribune.com, North Andover, MA

August 22, 2013

Letter: Obama violates Constitution with regularity

The Eagle-Tribune

---- — To the editor:

Obama has proven himself to be the anti-constitutional president.

Article 2, Section 2 gives the president the power to fill vacancies in the executive branch “with the advice and consent of Congress.” Obama has violated this a number of times with his illegal National Labor Relations Board appointments, when the Senate was not in recess. Three federal courts have already deemed this illegal, he is appealing to the Supreme Court.

Article 2, Section 3 states that he will “he shall take Care that the Laws be faithfully executed.” He has violated this section by refusing to uphold the Defense of Marriage Act, even going so far as to challenge it in court. He has unilaterally decided to postpone his own Obamacare, despite that fact that he does not have the authority to change or fail to uphold any law.

Article 4, Section 4, states: “The United States shall guarantee to every State in this Union a Republican Form of Government, and shall protect each of them against Invasion.” Given Obama’s failure to uphold immigration laws, and his legal challenge to states trying to uphold federal immigration laws, he is willfully ignoring invasion on a daily basis. He has used an executive order to enact the DREAM Act despite Congress’ refusal to pass it.

The First Amendment states: “Congress shall make no law respecting an establishment of religion, or prohibiting the free exercise thereof; or abridging the freedom of speech, or of the press; or the right of the people peaceably to assemble, and to petition the Government for a redress of grievances.” And yet Obama has ordered that the implementation of Obamacare forcing Catholic doctors and hospitals to perform abortions, and employers to provide coverage for same. Despite their religious prohibitions against it, he has further violated the free press clause with his wiretaps of James Rosen, his family, and office, as well as CBS computers, phones, etc.

The Fourth Amendment states: “The right of the people to be secure in their persons, houses, papers, and effects, against unreasonable searches and seizures, shall not be violated, and no Warrants shall issue, but upon probable cause, supported by Oath or affirmation, and particularly describing the place to be searched, and the persons or things to be seized.” Need I detail how the National Security Agency spying that Obama defends violates this, or his executive branch practice of wiretapping reporters and critics?

The 14th Amendment guarantees “equal treatment under the law.” Obama has issued 2,400 waivers to unions and politically connected friends exempting them from Obamacare. He has exempted Congress. He has delayed implementation for business, while keeping it for the people. Different standards for some is not “equal treatment under the law.”

Mark Acciard