Obama and Our Constitution?
Why do a lot of Americans think that Obama is trying to do away with our constitution?
- 7 years agoFavorite Answer
In a word, yes. Barack Hussein Obama is destroying the Constitution by using Chicago thug political techniques to mount broad and deep attacks on the Constitution, generally and the Bill of Rights specifically.
His military adventure into Libya, with United Nations authorization but without either consulting with Congress or receiving approval therefrom, was a direct attack on the Constitution's separation of powers, as is his appointment of multiple "White House czars." Obama's Justice Department has refused to perform its Constitutionally-mandated duty to defend and uphold all laws passed by the Congress by declining to defend the Defense of Marriage Act in court. These are just a few of the headliner assaults on the Constitution; at a level below general public awareness, many more are occurring.
Then we come to the Bill of Rights. Here, Obama is destroying the Constitution first with its continuing attempts to corrupt the First Amendment freedom of speech provisions with "diversity" efforts targeting radio stations with conservative talk-show hosts in order to bankrupt them through government-mandated requirements to include content that is politically+ correct but unprofitable.
Moving on to the Second Amendment, Obama's cartoon-like incompetence in the "Fast and Furious" gun-running affair (where the federal bureau of Alcohol, Tobacco and Firearms aided and abetted "straw buyer" gun purchaser efforts to provide Mexican drug cartels with U.S. weapons) exposed its intent to attack the right of Americans to keep and bear arms by creating a drug war-related excuse for restricting and criminalizing firearm possession.
So far, no attempts have been made to quarter troops in the homes of citizens without their consent.
The Fourth Amendment protections against unreasonable search and seizure are null and void as soon as you step into an airport, where you, your grandmother, and your infant children become subject to public sexual assault at the blue-gloved hands of Transportation Safety Administration (TSA) "workers."
In 2010, Obama's attorney general Eric Holder sought to soften Miranda protections for anyone accused of being a terrorist - a designation which Obama's "Homeland Security" secretary Janet "Big Sis" Napolitano now says includes, anti-abortion activists, gun owners, military veterans -- and Ron Paul supporters. Obama further attacked the Fifth Amendment with his takeover of General Motors, whereupon, the first-in-line creditors and bondholders were denied the monies due them and gave them to his union supporters, thereby violating the Fifth Amendment's last provision that no "private property be taken for public use, without just compensation."
The assault on the Fifth Amendment is being made in concert with a parallel attack on the Sixth Amendment by seeking to "alter" its speedy trial and right-to-counsel provisions.
Obama has so far not turned his sights on destroying the Seventh Amendment's guarantee of a jury trial, or changing the Eighth Amendment's restrictions against excessive bail or cruel and unusual punishments.
He has, however, doubled down on the Ninth and Tenth Amendments. In May 2011, he directed his attorney general to threaten Texas with a shutdown of all air travel into and out of the state if its legislature persisted in passing a law that would hold TSA workers criminally responsible for conduct defined as sexual assault. This came a year after Obama attacked Arizona for passing state laws that supported federal immigration laws -- but not Obama immigration policy.
This short-course summary on the ways in which Barack Hussein Obama is destroying the Constitution should serve as a serious wakeup call to all Americans, regardless of their political affiliations and philosophies, not including those who aid and abet this destruction.
- Anonymous7 years ago
Republicans always project their own actions onto others.
For example, here is video evidence of republicans calling for eliminating the entire constitution:
- Anonymous7 years ago
Obama signed the NDAA, which is in direct violation of the right to a fair trial:
He also extended the Patriot Act:
- ArtemiscLv 77 years ago
If it's bad, they accuse Obama of it. It was the same thing with the Clintons, it will be the same with the next democratic president.
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- Demsey DumpsterLv 77 years ago
Because he would remove the 2nd amendment if he could and he doesn't agree with the 4th amendment and he gets very angry when people who he disagrees with use their 1st amendment rights.
- Anonymous7 years ago
Because they are dirty GOPs and have no policy solutions of their own