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Sen. Paul Joins Lawsuit Against President Obama's Recess Appointments

I believe this actually took place yesterday, but the article includes a nice transcript and video, if you follow the link.

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http://www.thecypresstimes.com/article/News/National_News/SE...

WASHINGTON, D.C. - Today, Sen. Rand Paul announced he will submit an amicus brief supporting a recent lawsuit filed by the National Right to Work Foundation (NRTW), the National Federation of Independent Business (NFIB) and others, challenging the legality of President Barack Obama's recess appointments to the National Labor Relations Board and Consumer Financial Protection Bureau. Sen. Paul released the following statement following the court challenge:

"With the recent recess appointments, President Obama has circumvented our Constitution and showed complete disregard for the separation of powers. He has demonstrated once again that he is willing to treat the office of the Presidency like a dictatorship," Sen. Paul said...



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MJS is correct

Every president since Washington (Obama included) has combined both offices, that of POTUS and POTUSA (head of state and head of the military). Obama is not a citizen, but did not circumvent the Constitution. He took the oath for POTUS/POTUSA, not for the Office of the President. I would still like this to come out in the wash though.

Please go to edrivera.com Dr. Ed Rivera is pretty much the only one that understands and is teaching LAW. Everything else is obfuscation.

Best to all here.

Obama is both POTUSA and POTUS

Article II Section 2 Clause 3 of the Constitution of September 17, 1787 appears to give a President the power to grant commissions which shall expire at the end the Senate’s next session: “The President shall have Power to fill up all Vacancies that may happen during the Recess of the Senate, by granting Commissions which shall expire at the End of their next Session.”

The power to make recess appointments is in the President of the United States of America and not in the President of the United States. Article II Section 1 Clause 1 expressly vests the executive power in “a President of the United States of America.” The authority of the President of the United States is expressed in the form of duties set out in Article I Section 7, which make the President of the United States an employee. The President of the United States must either approve, object or fail to approve or object to Bills. The President of the United States of America may make recess appointments in his sole discretion.

The American Presidency is actually two Offices: the President of the United States of America, which is conferred when the Certificates and Votes are opened and counted in the presence of the Senate and House of Representatives and the Office of President of the United States which is assumed when the President of the United States of America takes the oral oath of Office set out in Article II Section 1 Clause 8.

Obama knows the Constitution he uses it to his advantage.
Rand Paul should know this if he reads the Constitution.

This is according to Ed Rivera at edrivera.com
Ed also know the Constitution better than anyone with whom I have ever come in contact.

Good points, thanks for

Good points, thanks for sharing. I think you are right, Obama does know the constitution very well-- and he does use that to his advantage very often. Reading Rand's statement, he seems to be suggesting that this power is being abused, not that Obama doesn't technically have it?

I have the utmost respect for

I have the utmost respect for Ron Paul. Take this into consideration with one person having the power of POTUSA and POTUS.

Question: “Where did the idea come from to combine the ceremonial head of state and the head of government in one person, Adolf Hitler?

This is dialogue taken from the DVD version of the TNT miniseries “Nuremberg,” which is based on Joseph E. Persico’s book “Nuremberg: Infamy on Trial. “

fully explains Hermann Goering’s answer
Hermann Goering: “That’s quite simple. We took our example from the similar dual roles of the President of the United States.”

Our country's government problems actually began with George Washington not Bush or Obama.

Grounds for impeachment

To circumvent our Constitution and show disregard for the separation of powers and to treat the office of the Presidency like a dictatorship should be grounds for impeachment.

Blessed are the peacemakers, for they shall be called the children of God.