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A Lump of Coal for Obama (National Radio Commentary / Salem-Townhall.com) April 23, 2015

Posted by daviddavenport in Op/Eds, Radio Commentaries.

With Congress and the President at odds, the President continues to use his executive power pen in powerful and unconstitutional ways.  Now the executive branch’s Environmental Protection Agency wants to force coal plants to reduce carbon dioxide emissions by up to 30 percent.

But a complicated policy question of energy independence versus clean air is not a matter for an administrative agency to decide on its own.  Even President Obama’s liberal constitutional law professor from Harvard, Laurence Tribe, agrees this goes too far.  He says “burning the Constitution should not become part of our national energy policy.”

Those who defend the President argue that he has not issued an extraordinary number of executive orders.  But it’s not just about quantity—it’s also about substance.  When a president tries to run everything from immigration to gun control to health care and now the environment by executive order, it’s too much.

The courts must stop him.

Link to Salem-Townhall.com audio:  http://townhallreview.com/2015/04/davenport-lump-coal-obama-4-21-15/

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