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Obama’s Pen and Phone (Townhall.com) February 14, 2014

Posted by daviddavenport in Op/Eds, Radio Commentaries.

Much has rightly been made of Obama’s threat to expand executive power to its limits in the remainder of his presidency, his famous State of the Union promise to use his pen and his phone when he can’t get his way in Congress.

But what is left unsaid is that he was already beyond any reasonable use of executive power to start with. From appointing the most unconfirmed executive czars (38 and counting) to deciding which enemies to kill with drones to engaging in war with Libya without Congressional authorization, this is a president who was already on executive power overdrive.

He unilaterally changes the healthcare law, and uses executive orders to initiate new policies such as gun control and immigration..

Watch out, America, but the tearing sound we hear is the separation of powers in our Constitution.

Link to audio on Townhall.com: http://townhall.com/talkradio/dailycommentary/698241

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