Heil to the Chief
By: Joseph Harris
The dictator in chief continues to show his true colors (for those who are not color blind) with alarming news this first week of the New Year on how he intends to do the work of Congress, without Congress. According to cnsnews.com, President Obama has threatened to use executive actions, since Congress will not work with him. Anything less than full compliance with Barack Hussein Obama is “not working with” him. The POTUS needs to be reminded that legislation is the job of the legislative branch of government and executing is the job of the executive branch. In other words, he needs to stay in his own area and do his own job. If he would do just that, he would not have time to meddle in the affairs of congress. But then, when you have nothing but disdain for the US Constitution and view it as a hindrance, trivial matters like switching job descriptions are no problem.
More than once over the past year, he has mentioned meeting with Congress, and has talked about sending things to Congress for them to pass. There is one little problem with this: it’s not his job! I realize anyone can write a bill, and only a member of Congress can introduce it, but his intention is to not just discuss, but to dictate. Congress is supposed to craft legislation (remember, they are the legislative branch) then they send it over to him to either sign or veto.
His reason for meddling where he doesn’t belong? The tired old mantra of growing the economy and creating jobs was mentioned. It is not the job of the President or Congress to grow the economy or create jobs. Government needs to get out of the way and let the free market work.
Notice his latest executive action two days after this announcement? He has appointed a director to the newly formed Consumer Finance Protection Bureau. What was the reason: a mortgage company took advantage of some elderly company and it was a crisis that just couldn’t be wasted. Result: a new watchdog group has been created out of thin air, to be funded by money that will also have to be created out of thin air. (Let us stop now for a moment of silence as we meditate on the proverb of the fox guarding the henhouse).
It has been stated he wants to work with Congress. Then do it the constitutional way. Pouting and taking your toys home is for children. A wise Rabbi once said, “When I was a child, I spake as a child, I understood as a child, I thought as a child: but when I became a man, I put away childish things.” It’s time to grow up, follow the rules and do things the right way. Mr. Obama should consider working with Congress, the constitutional way, the right way, through the protocol of the executive office.
Joseph Harris has been a Bible college professor and pastor since 1987 and his writings have appeared on WorldNetdaily, Sword of the Lord and Land of the Free. firstname.lastname@example.org