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America is at a “constitutional tipping point.”: Testimony before the House Judiciary Committee 2/26

http://conservativebyte.com/wp-content/uploads/2012/07/92384651.png ‘The Imperial Presidency’
House holds hearing on executive overreach

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.
http://freebeacon.com/the-imperial-presidency/

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Video of the hearing.

Hearing starts at 34:56 (Mins:Secs) into the video (Time on screen 10:17:17 AM.



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"Without a whimper of regret or opposition."

Jonathan Turley, Shapiro Professor of Public Interest Law at George Washington University: “... our system is changing in a very fundamental way. And it’s changing without a whimper of regret or opposition.”

I mean, c'mon Congress. Even a little weenie dog will REACT to having something he values taken away. In your case, it's not even just a widdew wabbit. It's YOUR RIGHTS AND RESPONSIBILITIES IN REPRESENTING THE PEOPLE AS THE LEGISLATIVE BRANCH OF GOVERNMENT - ONE OF THREE THAT WERE DESIGNED TO SERVE AS CHECKS & BALANCES.

Whimpering Dog

http://youtu.be/6aiLRDp5hco

Well, speaking of changing the system in a FUNDAMENTAL WAY, the president did warn us. Of course, that's when the two-faced senator had led us fools to believe he was talking about things like... ending the lobbying... creating transparency... getting GMO frankenfoods labelled...


http://youtu.be/oKxDdxzX0kI

When we try to pick out anything by itself, we find it hitched to everything else in the Universe.
~ John Muir

The US was "tipped over" at Appomattox

and has been a dictatorship since

Cyril's picture

Hmm... Nope. America is at a spiritual tipping point.

Hmm... Nope.

America is at a spiritual tipping point.

A question is presenting itself to Her:

Does America want to live as a Happy Slave - abandoning Her maiden name for, instead : "Amerika"

- or -

does She want to be ANEW the Free People She once was?

America's answer should come from Herself - The People - not from Her "legislators" or "experts".

But then again, that's just in your fresh immigrant's opinion, from this end.

Peace.

"Cyril" pronounced "see real". I code stuff.

http://Laissez-Faire.Me/Liberty

"To study and not think is a waste. To think and not study is dangerous." -- Confucius

The two are not mutually exclusive.

It's both. In fact, add "Environmental Tipping Point" as well. For one, there's the dying pollinators such as the honeybee (also butterflies and bats), an integral part of the FOOD CHAIN: http://www.dailypaul.com/281864/to-bee-or-not-to-bee

Constitutional tipping point, Spiritual tipping point, Environmental tipping point...

America is in some pretty serious trouble.

When we try to pick out anything by itself, we find it hitched to everything else in the Universe.
~ John Muir