Saturday, December 21, 2013

The Ad Hoc Presidency vs. the Constitution | Mediaite

The Ad Hoc Presidency vs. the Constitution | Mediaite: "Lawlessness. It’s not a pleasant word. While it is an accurate description of how this White House has conducted itself, the word offends the sensibilities of both the president’s supporters and the civility crowd. So let’s abstain from using that word. Instead, let’s settle on discussing the ad hoc way in which president views his responsibility to faithfully execute the laws duly passed by a legitimate and coequal legislature.

Late Thursday night, less than a week before the Christmas holiday, the administration unilaterally delayed a Supreme Court-approved tax for a group of people deemed by unelected officials to be special. It is a violation of law. It may very well violate the equal protection clause in the 14th Amendment. It will create chaos in the insurance industry. It is, as has been widely reported, a maneuver of service to the president’s political goal of ensuring nervous Democrats in the Senate are placated."

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