It is no surprise that Barack Obama makes the list for Marine Vet For Freedom’s Outing Oath Breakers list. He is by far the worst president to ever hold office, and has repeatedly compromised his oath of office to defend the United States Constitution. His actions at time nearly reach treason, and in my opinion, needs to be impeached for over reaching the bounds of the Constitution, and imprisoned.
From day one Obama campaigned for the “Affordable” “Care” Act. This bill, once signed, forced the American people to buy a product against their will. Unfortunately, the Supreme Court upheld this as Constitutional, though they ignored that taxes must be originated in the House of Representatives, after ruling this bill was a tax. Because this bill forces Americans to buy something against their will, it is direct violation of the US Constitution, and as it originated in the Senate, it violates for that as well.
Obama has been picking and choosing laws to enforce. According to his belief, along with his Attorney General Eric Holder and Secretary of the Department of Homeland Defense, it is up to him to decide whether or not he will enforce the laws passed by Congress. This is very far from the truth. In our Constitution it states that the President shall dutifully execute the laws. Plain and simply stated, he cannot pick.
This violation of his office includes, but is not limited to: the nearly absent prosecution of persons restricted from buying guns attempting to purchase, nearly absent prosecution of bankers using public monies inappropriately, not enforcing border security, among other violations.
This man has also signed into law the National Defense Authorization Act, including the provision that allows for indefinite detention which violates the 5th and 6th amendments of the Bill of Rights; and resigned the PATRIOT Act, a violation of the 4th amendment.
At every turn Mr. Obama has had the chance and failed in his duties to ensure the American people remain safe. He has lied to the American people, and in other instances, put them into harms way.
He prosecuted an unlawful war against Libya without any approval from Congress, which has the sole power to declare war. He has assassinated an American citizen in Yemen for being suspected of terrorist affiliation (violation of several amendments). He has used military force in Pakistan, Yemen, and other countries in a never ending “war on terror.”
Barack Obama has also made unconstitutional appointments, claiming they were made in recess. However, the Senate was not in recess, and when they returned from their weekend, they were not given the ability to confirm appointments, as is their duty in the Constitution. This has been ruled on in federal court, and will likely be seen in the Supreme Court.
President Barack Obama on 9/16/2013 announced he would waive the federal law intended to prevent the supply of arms to terrorists groups so the U.S. can provide arms and other military assistance to the Syrian rebels. The President doesn’t have the power to waive a law. The only thing he could do is ask Congress to repeal a law. Keep in mind also that the rebels in Syria are linked with al Qaeda, an enemy of the United States, so this brings to bear the question of Article 3, Section 3 defining treason.
This is merely the tip of the iceberg of this man when it comes to his utter disregard for the document he swore to uphold. While there is nothing we can do at present, if we are able to gain enough of a majority and a spine in the House and Senate, we can move to impeach him and nullify all his executive orders and possibly the bills he signed into law. If we do not gain that majority, we will be stuck with further violations of our country’s highest laws and have to wait until his second term ends in 2016. Personally, I’d rather see him removed from office and unable to represent the United States in any fashion ever again.