Barack Obama: We don’t need no stinkin’ legislation:
Obama, speaking to reporters during a cabinet meeting at the White House, foreshadowed his upcoming State of the Union address and what appeared to be a new messaging strategy by emphasizing his ability to take executive actions without approval from lawmakers.
Laws without lawmakers. I like the “without…lawmakers” part….
"We are not just going to be waiting for legislation in order to make sure that we're providing Americans the kind of help that they need," he said.
Waiting for legislation? No; that would be too, oh…what’s the word…Constitutional?
"I've got a pen, and I've got a phone. And I can use that pen to sign executive orders and take executive actions ... and I've got a phone that allows me to convene Americans from every walk of life," he said.
I don’t find a Constitutional amendment replacing Congress with a pen and a phone….
Do they swear to uphold the Constitution, or do they swear at upholding the Constitution?
Grievances against King George, from the Declaration of Independence:
He has dissolved Representative Houses repeatedly, for opposing with manly firmness his invasions on the rights of the people.
Not that the US Congress demonstrates any “manly firmness” these days (that’s not what I mean), but you get the point….
For suspending our own Legislatures, and declaring themselves invested with power to legislate for us in all cases whatsoever.
Damn those Patriots. Thanks for nothing.