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The Danger of Obama Power

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Thomas Sowell -

Among the objections to ObamaCare, one that has not gotten as much attention as it should is the president’s power to waive the law for any company, union or other enterprise he chooses.

The 14th Amendment to the Constitution provides for “equal protection of the laws” for all Americans. To have a law that can cost an organization millions of dollars a year either apply or not apply, depending on the whim or political interest of the President of the United States, is to make a mockery of the rule of law.

How secure is any freedom when there is this kind of arbitrary power in the hands of one man?

What does your right of freedom of speech mean if saying something that irritates the Obama administration means that you or your business has to pay huge amounts of money and get hit with all sorts of red tape under ObamaCare that your competitor is exempted from, because your competitor either kept quiet or praised the Obama administration or donated to its reelection campaign?

Arbitrary ObamaCare waivers are bad enough by themselves. They are truly ominous as part of a more general practice of this administration to create arbitrary powers that permit them to walk roughshod over the basic rights of the American people.

The checks and balances of the Constitution have been evaded time and time again by the Obama administration, undermining the fundamental right of the people to determine the laws that govern them, through their elected representatives.

You do not have a self-governing people when huge laws are passed too fast for the public to even know what is in them.


HT/ Conservative Cowgirl


  1. dba_vagabond_trader

    November 6th, 2012

    I was disappointed when an equal under the law argument was not used during the he11care challenge. But then, I’m not a Constitutional scholar.

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  2. Stranded in Sonoma

    November 6th, 2012

    This is the way socialists roll. Pander individually to all of the liberal greivance groups. Divide and conquer.

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  3. deli doug

    November 6th, 2012

    a coupla great books by Dr. Sowell:

    Quest for Cosmic Justice

    Vision of the Anointed

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  4. bitterclinger

    November 6th, 2012

    Jeebus, as if I’m not already depressed enough.

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