Hmmmmm........ what gave him that First Clue.....

Discussion in 'General Discussion' started by BTPost, Dec 3, 2013.

  1. BTPost

    BTPost Stumpy Old Fart,Deadman Walking, Snow Monkey Moderator

    Expert Testifies to Congress that Obama’s ‘Ignoring Laws’ Could Lead to Overthrow of Government


    During a congressional committee hearing about the constitutional limits imposed on the presidency and the implications of President Barack Obama’s disregard for implementing the Affordable Care Act as written, one expert testified that the consequences of the president’s behavior were potentially grave. He said that the precedent set by Obama could eventually lead to an armed revolt against the federal government.

    On Tuesday, Michael Cannon, Cato Institute’s Director of Health Policy Studies, testified before a congressional committee about the dangers of the president’s legal behavior.

    “There is one last thing to which the people can resort if the government does not respect the restrains that the constitution places on the government,” Cannon said. “Abraham Lincoln talked about our right to alter our government or our revolutionary right to overthrow it.”

    “That is certainly something that no one wants to contemplate,” he continued. “If the people come to believe that the government is no longer constrained by the laws then they will conclude that neither are they.”

    “That is a very dangerous sort of thing for the president to do, to wantonly ignore the laws,” Cannon concluded, “to try to impose obligation upon people that the legislature did not approve.”
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  2. Rabid

    Rabid Monkey

    Wow someone with the ability to think in Washington. Who da thunk it.
  3. Dont

    Dont Just another old gray Jarhead Monkey

    I'm thinking he is about twenty years behind the curve..
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  4. kckndrgn

    kckndrgn Monkey+++ Moderator Emeritus Founding Member

    yes, good to hear, but for the most part his words probably fell on deaf ears!
  5. Dont

    Dont Just another old gray Jarhead Monkey

    Most likely.. He was talkin to congress after all..
  6. enloopious

    enloopious Rocket Surgeon

    If they ignore the laws then it is our duty to ignore those laws too. I think they are well aware of this and that is why they are buying so many rounds of ammunition for domestic use and outfitting our police with military training, equipment, and weaponry.
  7. Dont

    Dont Just another old gray Jarhead Monkey

    He was talking of more than just ignoring some laws..
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