Will so-called “Progressives”—aside from Jonathan Turley—ever wake up to the reality that what is happening is a danger to us all?
Or should we simply scream at them to “shut up, and lump it” when a Tea Party or Republican President ascends the throne to rule?
From the Free Beacon:
Members of Congress and constitutional law experts testified before the House Judiciary Committee on Wednesday, warning that the legislative branch is in danger of ceding its power in the face of an “imperial presidency.”
The hearing, “Enforcing the President’s Constitutional Duty to Faithfully Execute the Laws,” focused on the multiple areas President Barack Obama has bypassed Congress, ranging from healthcare and immigration to marriage and welfare rules.
Jonathan Turley, Shapiro Professor of Public Interest Law at George Washington University, testified that the expansion of executive power is happening so fast that America is at a “constitutional tipping point.”
“My view [is] that the president, has in fact, exceeded his authority in a way that is creating a destabilizing influence in a three branch system,” he said. “I want to emphasize, of course, this problem didn’t begin with President Obama, I was critical of his predecessor President Bush as well, but the rate at which executive power has been concentrated in our system is accelerating. And frankly, I am very alarmed by the implications of that aggregation of power.”
“What also alarms me, however, is that the two other branches appear not just simply passive, but inert in the face of this concentration of authority,” Turley said.
While Turley agrees with many of Obama’s policy positions, he steadfastly opposes the method he goes about enforcing them.
Simply put, every one of us—and the nation as a whole—Is in grave danger when we allow any President to do what the past two have done on far too many occasions.
You should only support giving “your man in the White House” the same powers that you wouldn’t mind giving to the worst choice you can imagine (you know, like John McCain). The danger to our future is beyond measure due to the precedents which have been set by Barack Obama.