Not Allowed to Arrest
February 14, 2013, 4:06 pm
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It is nice that our Senators are finally coming to see that law enforcement, under this President, is only allowed to do its job when it is convenient for the President. Mr. Obama has signed an executive order that says that ICE cannot arrest people who have entered the country illegally unless they have committed murder, rape or some other felony. So we blame the man in charge of the ICE cops instead of blaming the man who has decided that he will only enforce those laws that he likes. As the chief executive of the country, he is tasked to enforce the law, if he doesn’t like it then he can go to Congress and tell them he wants them to change the law or abolish it, but he cannot pick and choose which laws to enforce and which ones to ignore.

If he was king, or emperor or maybe dictator then he could make his own laws but he is none of those things, he is instead President of the United States and must operate under the Constitution, which severely limits his power. Here is what the Constitution says are the powers granted to the President:
Article II: Section 2. The President shall be Commander-in-Chief of the Army and Navy of the United States, and of the Militia of the several States, when called into the actual Service of the United States.
He/she may require the Opinion in writing of the principal Officer in each of the executive Departments upon any Subject relating to the Duties of their respective Offices, and has the power to grant Reprieves and Pardons for Offenses against the United States, except in Cases of Impeachment.
He shall have power, by and with the Advice and Consent of the Senate, to make treaties, provided 2/3 of the Senators present concur; and he shall nominate, and by and with the Advice and Consent of the Senate shall appoint Ambassadors, other public Ministers and Consuls, Judges of the Supreme Court, and all other Officers of the United States, whose Appointments are not, herein otherwise provided for, and which shall be established by Law: but the Congress may by Law vest the Appointment of such inferior Officers, as they think proper, in the President alone, in the Courts of Law, or in the Heads of Departments.
The President shall have Power to fill up all Vacancies that may happen during the Recess of the Senate, by granting Commissions which shall expire at the End of their next Session.

Section 3 He shall from time to time give to the Congress Information of the State of the Union, and recommend to their Consideration such Measures as he shall judge necessary and expedient; he may, on extraordinary Occasions, convene both Houses, or either of them, and in Case of Disagreement between them, with Respect to the Time of Adjournment, he may adjourn them to such Time as he shall think proper; he shall receive ambassadors and other public Ministers; he shall take Care that the Laws be faithfully executed, and shall Commission all the Officers of the United States.

Section. 4. The President, Vice President and all civil Officers of the United States shall be removed from Office on Impeachment for, and Conviction of, Treason, Bribery or other high Crimes and Misdemeanors.

That is the extent of the powers of the President of the United States, note that the President cannot just willy nilly do as he pleases, nor can he by executive order nullify any law duly passed by the Congress of the United States. That power is not granted to the President.

It is a shame that We the People have forgotten our heritage, this President works for us, we elected him and he is not empowered to suppress any of us in any way. The Constitution does not give the President or the Congress the ability to run roughshod over the citizens of the country. They are tasked with certain duties and responsibilities, and no more. I shall begin writing on the Amendments to the Constitution simply because we the people seem to have forgotten our rights and privileges and it is high time we begin to take back our nation from these Career Politicians.

It is past time for we the people to get some back bone and begin to act as the free and sovereign people we are, instead of serfs under the boot of a dictator.

Wake up America, before you lose all that our forefathers fought to preserve!

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