Charlie Rangel: “Drop the charade of democracy”

It appears one Democrat member of Congress has decided to drop the mask and reveal who he really is. Unbelievably, Charlie Rangel told NY1 that “President Obama should drop the charade of democracy and rule directly through executive orders.” I mean, why not? After all, Rep. Rangel’s own relationship with following laws is fuzzy at best, given his problems with tax evasion.

According to Politicker, Rangel said “I’m gonna see why we can’t use executive orders for everything.” Why not Charlie? Because of our pesky Constitution, which states executive orders are only to be used in case of national emergency, not as a means by which the executive branch circumvents the legislative branch, or our established process of checks and balances.

Of course, the House of Representatives, which holds the government purse strings, can simply not fund these imperial edicts as handed down from on high.

Have other American presidents utilized the executive order? Absolutely, but none as prominently as President Obama, and perhaps Rangel clues us in as to why.

It was President Obama who stated to a cheering crowd he would bypass Congress to further his agenda, and I guess that’s one thing he didn’t lie about.

Rangel says a precedent has been established – and it’s a very dangerous one when a president believes himself (or herself) above the rule of law and makes decrees to be obeyed outside the legislative branch. This would indeed represent the end of our beloved Republic and the rise of someone similar to a Caesar – which did not end up so well for ol’ Julius.

Rangel’s comments are a window into the mindset of these liberal progressives. They simply do not believe the rule of law should constrain their intentions to fundamentally transform the United States of America. It’s as if they’re sitting back and daring the American people to defy their will. Sadly, I don’t believe the Republican Party has the intestinal fortitude to fight this ideological war. The mission, as it should, falls squarely upon the shoulders of us, We the People. Are you up for this fight? I sure as heck am.

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keithsmustache
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We are in a heap of trouble. A civil war is coming. I can smell it.

Jay Sands
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yes indeedy.

jimhobson
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What do you do when confronted by an enemy?

Subo
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If only you were still in Congress… HA HA HA HA HA HA HA HA HA HA HA

jeanbean14
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Your idiocy will never stand up to the dedication of lovers of freedom.

Jactelit2
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Stupid is as stupid does and ergo, you are stupid! DA!!

BruteForce
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Sadly, the only solution is to rebel against our own government, but I fear we may be out-gunned, what with the recent up-armoring of DHS. If blood needs to be shed, I fear it may be too much to bear. Our politicians as they stand, despite party affiliation no longer seem to have America in mind, instead its about political party or self. What a sad state we’re in.

Jay Sands
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uploading DHS is nothing. Law enforcement all over American is receiving, $500,000 per vehicle, heavily armored vehicles that were designed to withstand IEDS in Iraq and Afghanistan.

Rick Norman
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We are in no way out-gunned…it’s just that how many true patriots will rise against this crap and put everything on the line to take back our country. Keyboard talk is cheap…a lot of us older veterans have nothing to lose at this point in our lives. If you think for a minute we won’t take up arms, you are sadly mistaken. The question is: how many of you will stand beside us?

Alan Burford
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Rick…. I am not a veteran but I would definitely help in an uprising against a tyrannical gov’t. I can see as well as anyone the way our country was 20 years before the Civil War. All the bitterness, anger and discontentment that was displayed all the way up until the War began. The same thing is happening all over again. History repeating…. I pray this won’t happen but if it does you can bet I’ll be the side that upholds our beloved constitution! I agree with you. I don’t think in any way that we are “out-gunned.” That really… Read more »
Just Me
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I would hope that ALL Americans would stand against tyranny…

Maisy5
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We the people need to do some house cleaning. The White House is OUR house – not his.

I, too, smell a civil war on the horizon. And I know the vast majority of the military will be on our side since they take the oath to protect the constitution above all else.

I never thought I’d see the day when my country would be run by a bunch of communists and a wannabe dictator king.

Jay Sands
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21% of the military is black. 85% of blacks support barry lyinkenyan hussein soetoro. so yes probably 70% would support a revolution.

joshuasweet
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some how I doubt those numbers they are just as honorable as their fellow troops!

rebel yell
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Actually the number of his supporters is much higher. In the 2012 election he received 93% of the black vote. Now some of those voters are less than pleased with him at this present time, however I believe the blacks (in a revolution) would side with color, not what is right or wrong, just like they did in the past 2 presidential elections…

BDPSU
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Yeah…except Obamarx has purged the military of leaders who would defend the Constitution.

Joe
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” since they take the oath to protect the constitution above all else.”

So did the President. Don’t count on it.

joshuasweet
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Obama swore in on a Koran behind closed doors after “supposedly ” flubbing up the formal swearing in. remember that?

Jay Sands
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not exactly. however 95% of the military abides by their oath. I cannot say hussein nor any member of government does.
it is all about being elected and staying elected. lie, cheat, steal…….

Maisy5
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There is a big difference. Obama hates the military and they know it.

My brother is active duty Army. He pretty much has assured me that the majority will be on the side of us. Obama had no intention of honoring the Constitution. Our military does.

NoStalkerz
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I’m with ya Sir, Steadfast & Loyal. 2nd BDE, 4ID, 2000-2004!

This We’ll Defend!

Harvey Stanbrough
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Gotta love a United States Marine who remembers his oath! Semper fi! I’m with you.

TonyDales
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We need a million citizens to march on DC and occupy till they throw the bum out!

Grandhuff
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I have been to so many Marches on DC. Amnesty, Bikers, Truckers, Vets (a great one!), and just last Tues,”The Second American Revolution.” by the “The Reclaim America Now” coalition. Nothing has produced any results so far. I won’t give up, but a BIG protest with all groups combined needs to be arranged.

Dlg
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More…many more

LBowes
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I have heard that once an “Executive Order” goes into the National register, it becomes law after 45 days if not contested. Why is no one contesting these acts of dictatorship?

Nelson
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you’ve heard wrong. executive orders, by law, only apply to executive agencies. executive orders are NOT “laws”. the legislative branch creates laws, the executive enforces them (well, they’re supposed to anyway)…the executive branch can’t create “laws.” (it’s a lot more tricky than that of course. i mean, we are talking about DC. but that’s the basic gist of it. the executive branch can not, not even the president, create laws. that’s why his delaying of part of the obamacare law, as an example, is such a farce. the law states certain things happen by certain times. he can’t change that.… Read more »
Jay Sands
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they do carry the same weight as statutes. they are NOT intended to supercede the legislature. Rather to correct an immediate situation. Hell they are all lying, embezzling frauds. they voted themselves all of these perks and golden parachutes. Americans have sat on our asses for 60 years watching this crap,

clintoonzombie
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I fear we may have to physically throw them out….

Jay Sands
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i agree. armed revolution is coming. which, i believe, is the reason our framers guaranteed the right to bear arms to the people.

Wayne Wilhelm
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Democrats believe disarming the public will make a tyrannical government safe. Amassing an armed attack against a tyrannical government in the U.S. would likely be comprised of the usage of thousands of remote controlled drones.

Eric Weaver
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well on the bright side it would save us money because everyone in congress would be unemployed. Thats a joke btw

rebel yell
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The Messiah is in my neck of the woods today. Raising funds at Magic and Cookie Johnson’s mansion. Sickening, it’s his 10th fundraising trip to L.A. Those hollywood types ya know…

RVNMike
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How much did this cost the American taxpayer? Plane ride, SS protection, minions tagging along. How many millions of dollars did this “fundraiser” cost us?

rebel yell
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$162,000 per flight hour for AF-1. Then add the “procession” in limo’s, suv’s, security (cops, sheriffs, FBI, private security firms) along the “parade route”, all the bomb sniffing dogs, handlers that work for days before the “Messiah” arrives, logistics, and some “decoy” processions. A TON! Never mind lost revenue and extra fuel costs for those in snarled traffic and people having to take alternate routes as well as businesses along the route that lose business because of closures.

KeepYourHealthInsurance
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KeepYourHealthInsurance

Destroy these communist.

akatom3565
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This also explains why they wanted to eliminate filibusters!

BDPSU
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Of course.

Don Anastas
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What is Charlie Rangel doing out of jail? I would personally donate money so he and Obama, Pelosi and Reid and Holder could share a cell block.

BDPSU
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Openly calling for Dictatorship..what more do people need to see about the DemocRATS?

hrdcore
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when you vote for a known socialist (twice) what the hell you expect????? When you vote for socialist democrats or back stabbing “Party of we need to get along” republicans who at best are socialist lite? All I can say is “want some cheese with your wine?

Daniel Black
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Reminds me of Star Wars Episode III, when Palpatine turned the Republic into the Empire.

BDPSU
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Obamarx probably watches that and gets excited.

Alaric Viola
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Perhaps it was a prediction?

Shane McMahon
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And the winner of the ugliest individual in Congress goes to….

RVNMike
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Maxine Waters?

Reiki-ology Master Healing
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Reiki-ology Master Healing

You?

BDPSU
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Wow…what a stupid response.

baciball
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Thank you Mr West, you should be in office…we can talk all day about how we want a revolution, but that aint gunna happen…in reality, the only way to change this is to vote out the dems…we need to take the senate, it is a must, and then the gop can turn their own statute on themselves…i wonder if obama was put in place only to mask a larger undertaking…

bdeklof
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Wonder no longer baciball. I was certain from the outset that he is owned and operated by some unknown source or most likely, sources. But as I have stated elsewhere, BO is so ignorant that he will soon open mouth and insert foot. Then we may know who wants this precious nation so many have fought and died for. Although if the puppeteers are successful, the USA will be too weak to oust the intruders! What is needed is to get a petition of impeachment to our US Representatives, so impeachment based on incompetence may begin. The four patriots who… Read more »
ceholley01
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thank you Mr. West, tyranny and dictatorship is only one generation behind. Liberty and freedom must be protected and the US Constitution is that protection. It is a shame we do not have a congress or chief executive to protect it. It is time for the states to call a Convention and add some amendments to the US Constitution before it is too late for our republic to survive.

Dale Lieneke
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When Woodrow Willson vetoed the Volstead Act in 1919, the Congress went around him by having another vote. By what majority does the Right need to make that happen again?

RVNMike
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2/3rds

BDPSU
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You need a 2/3 majority to override the President.

Reddkl
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Executive orders – look it up. This man is lying as every president issues them and Obama has signed fewer than any other president. I don’t mind him stating his opinion, but I must object when he lists something as fact that is not true.

RVNMike
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Have you lost your mind?

Reddkl
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No – Nor do I join gang-mentality groups speaking on emotion and no facts.

Donald H Sullivan
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I had to read your comment several times. My mind would simply not accept that you actually believed what you said in your comment. .

lyndaaquarius
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no,no, it’s just the opposite. There’s a list available on line.

BDPSU
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Go vote for Obamarx again.

Amanda
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Uh, not true. Look at the record. Bush, in 8 years, used 300 some odd executive orders–excessive. But Obama?? THUS FAR, in less than 5 years, has used well over 900. That’s beyond excessive. Furthermore, that is far from the point of this article!! Does it not bother you that the democrat party wants to “use executive order for everything”???

Reddkl
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Bush issued 291 in 8 years – As of 2012, Obama has issued 138. Again, please only facts.

Amanda
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You are right. I definitely never checked. However, you are Still ignoring the whole point of the article. I guess you’re OK with executive rule?

Reddkl
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No, I’m not. It’s impossible for Obama to “rule” without consent of Congress & Senate.

Reiki-ology Master Healing
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Reiki-ology Master Healing

You need to re-read what this man said before you make a fool of yourself again. He says other Presidents have issued them. He then points out the only reason WHY one would issue them.Read it again.

Reddkl
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You need to check why and how executive orders are issued. You’re wrong and I won’t get into insulting/name calling. Facts only, please.

midas360
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Coming from a crook. Hmmm…

REOjim
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Charlie Rangel is a Richard.

ccsaint
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I would like to know why there are no impeachment charges? Its obvious he has moved aggressively against the American people in weakening our economy, our security and ties with our trusted allies. Nixon was charged for far less crimes than this president has why haven’t charges been brought against this president what is it going to take?

Dale Ramsey
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you really don’t know why he is not being Impeached???? the Senate tries the President for Impeachment, The house can bring the charges but do you really think that the Democratic held senate with all the RINO’s in place in the Senate are going to convict one of their own????? c’mon

bdeklof
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this is a continuance of the longer post below, which I posted prematurely. Anyhow, All of us who agree could sign such a petition, as a beginning point to help others become aware that such an action is wanted by some people. I
believe we have more than enough incompetence has occurs, besides acts of treason against the American public! Who will stand with those who want BO impeached??

bdeklof
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Well, we have put up with far more than Nixon was guilty of, yet we do not insist on this government (BO, etc) being held responsible for their crimes. One fears the label of “racist”, especially when it is false. We can and should hold Obama and Rodham-Clinton responsible for the deaths of the four men last year in Benghazi. This may be the subject of an impeachment of BO and Rodham-Clinton should be rendered unable to run for public office, or imprisoned. The deaths of those men must be avenged and the conspirators brought to justice. BO & crew… Read more »
Alan Burford
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I’ll sign it!

ravenmoon
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Although charges are filed in the House the Senate is in charge of the “trial.” Do you honestly think that the party that recently voted for the nuclear option will bring let that slide. Senate not on board means no impeachment proceedings.

Bud Brota
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I am tired of hearing people respond to overtures of “impeach the President” with strains of “the Democrats in the Senate won’t convict him.” That doesn’t matter. Cops don’t NOT arrest someone because they think they can’t win in court. THEY ARREST THEM ANY WAY!! This fatalistic, defeatist “we can’t win in court” argument is an obstruction of justice. WE have a DUTY to perform. IT DOESN’T MATTER if others downstream in the chain don’t or won’t perform THEIRS. Impeach the infractor. Impeach the lot of them.

ravenmoon
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Since the police aren’t the ones that put perps on trial you analogy is poor at best. It is up to the D.A, in this case the House of Reps to bring up the charges. Since they know there is no way in hell they’d possibly get the conviction with the Senate being the way it is it makes no sense to show your hand before all the chips are on the table or all the cards have been dealt. Now if you want to make it a better scenario then push to get a majority, better yet a super… Read more »
Wayne Wilhelm
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Yes and no. I’d like to see someone present the case for charging crimes of treason against Obama. They need to list all of the treasonous acts / charges against Obama. They need to list the evidence. They need to present what an unbiased judge would conclude about that evidence. They could also reach for a trial by jury via an unbiased jury. Write the book and publish it: “Grounds for Impeachment of President Obama”

Bald Eagle
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Formal Articles have been written and sent to the House:

http://www.michaelconnelly.jigsy.com/entries/general/formal-articles-of-impeachment

“The Senate shall have the sole Power to try all Impeachments.
When sitting for that Purpose, they shall be on Oath or Affirmation. When the President of the United States is tried, the Chief Justice shall preside: And no Person shall be convicted without the Concurrence of two thirds of the Members present…”

In case you have forgotten, the Chief Justice is “Benedict” Roberts. Ravenmoon’s advice is sound.

bouncerdave
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because the dems control the senate

BDPSU
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Bingo.

Elections have consequences.

Wayne Wilhelm
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The extreme degree of treasonous acts by anything Democratic Party related proves elections tend to have ‘limited’ consequences. The only possible explanation of why Democrats are not being held accountable must be due to two factors:
1) The liberal media refuses to hold any Democrat accountable for their actions.
2) 80% of Americans both don’t care about what’s transpiring in politics and they don’t have the ability to determine what is true and what is not true.

Carlene Doan
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You are absolutely right again. This has been coming since it was first elected. I thought we might survive eight years of him, but the pressure is on himi now to “get the job done” quickly before he is impeached and, you are probably right that the republicans of tod t.

johnny8
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this whole thing will not end well…

BDPSU
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Nobama!

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IFC_Buzzkill
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I’m in.

Richard StJohn
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Mr. West, if you really care about America with the following you have among conservatives would you please identify for the masses the true enemy of freedom. America was conquered 100 years ago next month. We’ve been slaves to one of the most corrupt systems in the history of mankind. A system that is almost as bad as Obama being King. I will gladly stand up and fight for America. But if America is going to be saved her enemies need to be identified. For any who haven’t figured out what I’m talking about it’s called the Federal Reserve Bank… Read more »
bdeklof
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I don’t think this moment and act has anything to do with the Federal Reserve Bank, even though they are acting in a treasonous fashion. I’m sure Mr. West is aware of the debacle known as the Federal Reserve Bank, too!

Richard StJohn
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I’m sure Mr. West is aware of it. I’m also sure he can put it in far better terms than I can. The article above is about Obama ruling by EO. What’s the difference between that and the owner of the Fed ruling by financial leverage? I submit we already have a King. We just can’t see him. And for the record I’ll stand up and fight Obama and his followers should he try to usurp our nations government.

bdeklof
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Obama has done it already!! I for one would like to see you stand up and fight Obama, as you so bravely state, Mr. St. John! BO is owned by concerns that have not shown their true colors (no pun intended) but their time at the strings is running out. BO is so ignorant that he will soon open mouth and insert foot. Then you can take up your stand, which I again state I would like to see. We all know that those with the biggest mouths hide behind their many declarations of bravery!

Bonnie McCollett
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Impeachment is not the only to get rid a president and i don’t mean assassination haha There was something I read along time ago about failure to be able to preform his job but I can’t find it again

Wayne Wilhelm
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President Nixon resigned on the basis that due to the massive witch hunt by the media and the Democratic Party, he was unable to perform his responsibilities as president. In theory, if pressure becomes too great, Obama might decide he simply can’t do anything whatsoever and resign. In theory. If we can mount pressure to where Obama is booed no matter where he goes, we might have a chance. But I caution; Obama is anything but honorable. Nixon was at least, honorable. I don’t believe we can say that about any Democrat.

1SKTrynoskySr1
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Nixon was also told by the Republican Leadership, Barry Goldwater in particular, that it was time to leave. republicans, for all their legion of faults will still by and large put country over party. Democrats will not put anything over power and have not since ’72.

tiggyboo
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Why would you say Obama used executive orders “more prominently” than anyone in the past? He’s in the middle of the pack historically in terms of numbers of executive orders.

Alan Burford
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Prominently doesn’t necessarily mean more in this context.

bdeklof
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Once again, I agree with Cong. Allen West and must call on him in our hour of need. You must dream of freedom for your children and although we can not ALL follow you into battle, we can hold BO’s feet to the fire until he screams for relief!! May he run to
whatever country would like to entertain him. He won’t be a leader anywhere here where so many are blind to his acts of TREASON!! He must be brought to answer for his treasonous, poisonous behavior!! HELP US TO uproot this viper in our midst!!

ajweberman
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He wants an N-ocracy?

Roger Wilson
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cool ,Anarchy it is then, Just don’t complain when those said executives making these insane orders start getting sniped off from a mile away. We all are in training! Thanks Call of Duty! Were learning how to defend ourself from the inside 😉

Guest
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If Obama wants to see blood run in the streets like water, then yeah0 “Charlie the clown’ you are 100% right. Obama is a poor leader but not stupid.

Willie Lee
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You know I just see people bitching about O here but few if ever getting after our SUPER LAME Speaker of the House John Boehner! IF we had a decent Speaker we wouldn’t be in half the mess we are in today. WHAT ARE YOU GOING TO DO ABOUT IT? 2014 Ohio someone mount an unbelieveably well funded campaign to oust that kiss-up and get West in the driver’s seat!

Willie Lee
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Actually found this on Huff. which makes me VERY HAPPY and it should make you elated too: “I’d be surprised if he did [stay],” said one former senior aide to Boehner, who, like many consulted for this article, spoke on condition of anonymity to protect their relationships. (HuffPost spoke to four top former Boehner aides, two current aides, five former leadership aides close to Boehner’s inner circle, and a GOP operative on familiar terms with his circle.) Boehner has plenty of reasons to make this coming year his last, but one may be more compelling than the others: It’s not… Read more »
pack134
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. You mean come out in the open and be the dictator that you are.

Rob
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The law will be enforced. If those who represent us choose not to represent us, we can and will do it ourselves.

Mr Sandman
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Rangel is living proof that at one time one of his ancestors had sexual relations with a buffalo

American-By-Choice
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Wow, a Socialist doing what socialists do. Hard-core! That’s so rarely ‘reported’ in present terms, usually something ya only see through the perspective of history.

Refreshing.

Robert Conley
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Rangel is not just a Socialist, he is a Racist Socialist who has someone of his own skin color in a position of power and now wants to F*#* Whitey for all of those ancient wrongs that WE had nothing to do with. Hey Charlie, Raceisim sucks too!

Chris
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and some say this is still the best country in the world? guess they might be right, but we are just about done for, we have let them have their way for to long.

Laurie G R
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Gee, FB won’t let me share this article directly from your website. Wonder why not??? Go figure. Keep up the good fight, future President West! We’re standing with you. I do NOT understand why the impeachment process wasn’t started a long time ago. Let it begin NOW.

Bob
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I hate to tell you all, but Rangel is “Criticizing” Obama in this piece for trying to usurp the Rule of law and the Legislative Branch of government. Although I am shocked by that, I am proud of him standing up to Obama in saying it!

dginga
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If you click on the link and read the piece in Politicker, it appears that Rangel said EXACTLY what West is claiming.

dginga
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Bob, do you have a link to the whole speech/interview/whatever so we can see the remarks in context?

1SKTrynoskySr1
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Right about the J. Caesar reference. However, a few years later Augustus began the reign of Caesars that ended the Republic. Republican ideals became too difficult both for the Senators and the people of Rome.Sound familiar?

AH White
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What do you expect. The GOP and the DNC do not care what Americans want. The current government is almost a feudal system where professional politicians believe they are above the people instead of being their representative. They are not subject to the laws they make for the lowly serf (also known as the people). If the democrats win the senate again in 2014, the GOP might as well just not show up for any vote. If they also win in the House we should just get ready for a repeal of the 22 amendment so the Congress can change… Read more »
nwbrian
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I prefer Libertarian.

AH White
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Not willing to at least look?

nwbrian
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Trust me, I have. There’s nothing wrong with the group and I align with many things they do. Just prefer Libertarian.

Irene Elizabeth Grooms
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Irene Elizabeth Grooms

Can’t you people see that if the democrats can gt rid of our REPUBLICNS ITS GOT A FREE RIDE OVER YOU. If this happens you cn kiss your DAM ASS GOOD BY.

Don McLaughlin
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Republicans are no longer the answer to the Democrats. Every single man and woman who still believes in the constitution are going to have to stand up for ourselves. The only way I lose my freedoms is with my life, and if that happens, those who didn’t stand with us, will wish they had. Even if it would have meant death for them as well. Life without freedom, is not life at all..

AH White
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Come and view the Modern Whig party. http://www.modernwhig.org

Milton Vaughn Cassidy
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Milton Vaughn Cassidy
In the movie Braveheart Mel Gibson played William Wallace. A Scottish commoner who got sick and tired of capitulation to England by the pathetic nobility of Scotland. In the movie, Wallace said to the noble council, “You think these people exist to provide you with position, while I think your position is to provide these people with freedom.” Can the same be said to our so-called leaders on both sides of the aisle? Anyone want to help me have a pitchfork and torches sale in my yard? It’s time to use the technology we have been fortunate to have and… Read more »