At a House Judiciary Committee hearing on December 3, Congressman Trey Gowdy (R-S.C.) asked that if President Barack Obama has the “prosecutorial discretion” not to enforce all the laws he’s been ignoring, is there anything to stop him from enforcing election laws and, for instance, run for a third term?
“If the president can fail to enforce immigration laws, can the president likewise fail to enforce election laws?” Gowdy asked of Simon Lazarus, senior counsel to the Constitutional Accountability Center, who was giving testimony. The panel was titled, The President’s Constitutional Duty to Faithfully Execute the Laws.”
Needless to say, President Obama has been ignoring an awful lot of laws. From not prosecuting gun cases, to refusing to prosecute the vote fraud committed by the Black Panthers, even to his 2008 announcement that he wasn’t going to enforce the DOMA laws, Obama ignores all laws he doesn’t like while using his Executive Orders to create law out of whole cloth to push the many extremist, left-wing ideas he’s failed to get through Congress.
“If you can dispense with immigration laws or marijuana laws or mandatory minimums, can you also dispense with election laws?” Gowdy asked Lazarus.
For his part, Lazarus said that Obama couldn’t do such a thing.
But Gowdy pressed on and asked the logical question, “Why not?”
“Because we live in a government of laws, and the president is bound to obey them and apply them,” Lazarus replied.
But Gowdy wasn’t to be so easily pushed off point.
“Well he’s not applying the ACA, and he’s not applying immigration laws, and he’s not applying marijuana laws, and he’s not applying mandatory minimums. What’s the difference with election laws?” Gowdy asked pointedly.
Of course, all Obama’s supporters blithely assure us that Obama wouldn’t be so anti-American, anti-law, and anti-Constitution as to ignore his lawful duties in the way Gowdy suggests. But the fact is he’s already done it dozens of times before. So, why not again?
So, what if Obama decided just to throw away the 22nd Amendment just because he feels like it and run for a third term? Who would stop him?
What do you think? Could this most anti-American President in American history be so arrogant? Tell us in the comments.
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