Obama suspends Constitution as he grasps for absolute power
World news Friday, January 21st, 2011
Each president recites the following oath, in accordance with Article II, Section I of the U.S. Constitution: “I do solemnly swear (or affirm) that I will faithfully execute the office of President of the United States, and will to the best of my ability, preserve, protect and defend the Constitution of the United States.” Since taking this oath of office Obama has sought to violate, attack and suspend the United States Constitution – not just once but time and again.
Since taking office in early 2009, Obama has completely overturned the once free United States through his use of Executive Orders that asserts unconstitutional power to; appoint czars who answer only to him, put anyone he wants in prison without charges or trial forever, force every American to pay for health care insurance and to assassinate any American citizen he deems a threat to his narcissistic agenda.
Over the past thirty years a few presidents have each had one or two czars for various issues, and once the number went as high as five. But now, Obama has created more than sixteen czars, and there may be more on the way. Each of these has enormous government power, and answers only to the president. Even before Obama appointed Kenneth Feinberg as a czar, top-ranking Democrat in the Senate wrote President Obama a letter saying that these czars are unconstitutional. President Obama’s “czar strategy” is an unprecedented power grab centralizing authority in the White House, outside congressional oversight and in violation of the Constitution.
The Title of Nobility Clause is a provision in Article I, Section 9, Clause 8 of the United States Constitution, that forbids the United States from granting titles of nobility. A czar is a title used to designate nobility. Czar is a Slavic term derived from the Latin word Caesar, meant emperor in the European medieval sense of the term, that is, a ruler who claims the same rank as a Roman emperor, with the approval of another emperor or a supreme ecclesiastical official. Congress has not authorized any of the czars that President Barack Obama has created. The United States Constitution forbids any and all granting of titles of nobility.
These czar appointments by Obama violate both the constitutional system of checks and balances and the constitutional separation of powers, and is a clear attempt to evade congressional oversight. The Constitution commands that government officers with significant authority (called “principal officers”) are nominated by the president but then are subject to a confirmation vote by the U.S. Senate. And principal officers include not only cabinet-level department heads, but go five levels deep in executive appointments, to include assistant secretaries and deputy undersecretaries.
In December 2010 U.S. District Judge Henry Hudson ruled that the government’s attempt to force citizens to buy health insurance violates the U.S. Constitution. Obama’s unconstitutional health plan was designed around a “minimum essential coverage provision” that seeks to force every American to purchase health insurance beginning in 2014. This is essentially a Big Brother commerce requirement where the government dictates that private citizens must purchase a product or service even if they don’t wish to. It also forces followers of natural medicine to buy into a system of drugs-and-surgery conventional medicine even if they have no intention of ever using it.
The United States Constitution, which is the document that grants the federal government powers, did not grant the federal government any right to force citizens to purchase certain products or services. Obama’s health care insurance mandate, therefore, was an overreaching effort on the part of the federal government to dictate the purchasing decisions of private citizens in order to achieve a political goal.
Citizens who refused to comply with this requirement to purchase health insurance were to be punished by none other than the IRS. Fines would be issued to citizens beginning in 2014 if they failed to prove to the IRS that they had purchased health insurance. Thus, Obama’s health care system puts the IRS in charge of enforcing an unconstitutional mandate that private citizens buy something they did not want nor need. Judge Henry Hudson ruled that the essential coverage provision “exceeds the constitutional boundaries of congressional power.”
Furthermore, the Tenth Amendment clearly states that the “powers not delegated to the United States by the Constitution, nor prohibited by it to the States, are reserved to the States respectively, or to the people.”
In other words, if a specific power was never granted to the federal government, then that power remains with the States or the people. Since the Constitution never granted the federal government the power to dictate that private citizens purchase health insurance — and in fact Jefferson, Franklin, Madison and other founding fathers would have been horrified by such a power grab — that power remains solely with the States and the people.
On January 7, 2011 US Federal Judge for the State of Arizona, John McCarthy Roll, ruled against the Obama administration’s plan to begin the confiscation of the U.S. citizens’ private retirement and banking accounts in order to stave off their nations imminent economic collapse. On January 8, 2011 Judge Roll was assassinated for ruling against Obama.
Early last year, at the FT Silver conference in London, lead-off speaker John Levin, HSBC Bank’s Managing Director, Global Metals and Trading recounted conversations with some of the U.S.’s top asset managers controlling massive amounts of capital asking if HSBC had the capacity in its vaults to store major gold purchases. On being told that the bank’s U.S. vaults had sufficient space available he was told that they did not want their gold stored in the U.S.A. but preferably in Europe because they feared that at some stage the Obama Administration might follow the path set by Franklin D. Roosevelt in 1933 and confiscate all U.S. gold holdings as part of the country’s strategy in dealing with the nation’s economic problems. Obama is a keen follower of Roosevelt’s views and policies and that the very fact that U.S. asset managers controlling huge volumes of money feel that such a move is possible is a significant factor – and one that is perhaps heightened by the huge amounts of money flowing into gold at the moment.
In February 2010, the White House released its “Annual Report on the Middle Class” containing new regulations including a bailout of critically underfunded union pension plans through “retirement security” options. The Obama solution is the seizure of private 401(k) plans for government disbursement — which lets them off the hook for their collapsing retirement scheme.
Vice President Joe Biden floated the idea, called “Guaranteed Retirement Accounts” (GRAs), in the February 2010 “Middle Class” report. In conjunction with the report’s release, the Obama administration jointly issued through the Departments of Labor and Treasury a “Request for Information” regarding the “annuitization” of 401(k) plans through “Lifetime Income Options” in the form of a notice to the public of proposed issuance of rules and regulations. (pdf)
On January 10, 2010 Obama signed Executive Order 13528 creating a Council of Governors he hand-picked to rule over the United States in place of its elected representatives when the next “disaster” strikes and orders them to begin “synchronization and integration of State and Federal military activities in the United States; and other matters of mutual interest pertaining to National Guard, homeland defense, and civil support activities.”