Obama's Rules by Executive Fiat, "Allows" Change to ACA

By the Left Coast Rebel  

(Reposted from a Facebook post I did moments ago)

I'm not a law student nor do I need to be to be highly disturbed by Obama's executive decision today.

Let me get this right: Obama is telling individual state insurance commissioners to ignore new federal law passed by Congress and signed by His Highness into place three years ago. Doesn't Congress, for cripe's sake, have to vote and approve a change like this? (of course they are required to)

Who gave him authority to, just on a whim, ignore any federal law? Why in God's name is the press not picking up on this today?

Are too many Americans today just to flat-out illiterate to see King Obama's blatant executive overreach and just how dangerous and unconstitutional it is?


It makes me think that we need more literate immigrants versed in what America truly stands for to save this country. 

For example, I follow a German immigrant fella named Hansi N. on Facebook (LCR's Facebook page). 


Hansi understands the perils this nation is in the midst of. For example, he caught this headline and edited it to reflect the basic civics lesson he learned when he came to America:


Hansi writes:

When I went to Civics Class for my US Citizenship, it was emphasized that a US President is no Dictator / King, and does not have the power to "allow" and not "allow" laws, that are strictly made by congress and nobody else. So I went back into my books and found it, and pasted it over today's news-line. 
 He's right and smarter than a large portion of the American public at this point.

16 comments:

  1. This nation has many problems, they've been growing and taking hold (root) for many years. There will be a time these problems and the pressures they create will reach critical mass so to speak. Results when they do will not be pretty, for anyone or group.

    I hold both the Republican party and the Democratic party responsible. Ultimately however the responsibility rests with us, the citizens of this nation.

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    1. The seeds were sown generations ago. It's up to my generation to speak up and stop the slide into tyranny or lose our freedom completely. I'm up to the task but don't think my generation is. Maybe they are waking up. I hope so.

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  2. Until we break free from the left -vs-right mentality and the false paradigm it creates don't expect much to change. When raw ideology and party loyalty becomes more important than results, which it hasIMO, we might as well toss in the towel and acknowledge we have ceased to be a nation.

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  3. There are reasons people no longer trust their government, and the beginning of our current national dissatisfaction began before Barack Obama took office.

    They will persist after he leaves office. Why? Because the reasons for them existed before he got to Washington and they persisted and yes in some ways have gotten worse.

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    1. Agreed, agreed and agreed. The road was paved for Obama many decades, if not generations ago. He's just running with the ball faster than any other terrible leader before him. GWB is a close second though.

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    2. I think Thomas Sowell put it best when he said, "Obama is not the cause of our problems, he is the culmination of them."

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  4. No one individual, or one party has all the answers, as much as they might like to believe they do.

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    1. The Founders got it pretty close. If we would only heed their predictions/wisdom/warnings/system of government we once had, we wouldn't be facing what we are today.

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  5. They did. They were wise and realized succeeding generations would face different challenges and that knowledge would open up possibilities they and their generation could not possibly conceive of.

    Hence the amendment process. The nation has wisely used it sparingly. Perhaps it is time to consider a liberty enhancing amendment. Although I don't know what that would look like.

    The 21st century doesn't look at all like the 18th, or even the 20th in many ways.

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    1. I love the idea. And no, you are right, the 21st century doesn't look like the 20th - the government is clamping down on our personal freedoms like no other time in our history.

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  6. And to think that just yesterday I was being "saved" from my "sub-standard" plan. Damn.

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    1. Government is here to save you, from yourself.

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  7. Some presidents are Fords, others are Lincolns. Ours is a Fiat.

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  8. No, our president is a UAZ http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/UAZ

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  9. Hayek's "Road to Serfdom" predicts the trajectory of Obama's line of thinking, it ends like Venezuela. Changing the minds of our fellow citizens, indeed, getting them to realize they are citizens, not subjects, is key to fixing the long term problems to which Rational Nation alludes.

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