Discussing the Republican lawsuit against Obamaâ€™s executive overreach and violation of the separation of powers, Charles Krauthammer says it is a very serious issue. He thinks â€œDemocrats will regret not having taken seriously the â€˜presidentâ€™sâ€™ overreach on domestic issues, which I think are unprecedented. Thereâ€™s always been arguments about the â€˜presidentâ€™sâ€™ powers on foreign affairs, no president, for example, has accepted the restrictions of the War Powers Act, Democratic or Republican because it ambiguous.â€
He continues, â€œBut on domestic issues the Constitution is absolutely clear. The presidentâ€™s job is not as the â€˜presidentâ€™ says to help people, in his interpretation of what he does, itâ€™s to faithfully execute the laws that Congress has passed. That is as clear as day. Thatâ€™s the definition of his job.â€
Krauthammer goes on to say, â€œThere is a very strong argument that he has overreached that by actually creating law, ignoring law, not enforcing law, changing laws on his own, which you are simply not supposed to do and there are many examples of it.â€
He says his only problem with the lawsuit is that they chose one specific issue because they wanted to narrow down the lawsuit to one law and not fifteen, â€œWhich I think is a problematic one having to do with the employer mandate.â€
He says, â€œThe one thing to be said about it is they are trying to find a way less than impeachment, some step that is not about impeachment, which is a constitutional crisis, as a way to rein in a runaway president.â€
As for selecting one lawsuit, Krauthammer doesnâ€™t mention the possibility of borrowing a page from the socialist Democratsâ€™ playbook and throwing fifteen different lawsuits at the problem. That tactics works to overwhelm states who conduct their affairs in a manner that the regime finds unacceptable. Maybe it would work in supporting our Constitutional government as well.
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