Steny Hoyer gives thumbs up to tyranny: Obama can decide how to implement laws

Remember back earlier this year at President Obama’s State of the Union address when he said (threatened?) if Congress wouldn’t act, he would do so unilaterally, and all the Democrats stood and cheered?

Well, we should have right then given a “pink slip” to every member of the legislative branch who applauded. Why have them there and pay them if they prefer having the executive branch do their job? Democrat legislators just don’t seem to understand the Constitution and the system established delineating the roles and responsibilities of the respective branches — the theory of separation of powers, coequal branches, and checks and balances.

And now House Minority Whip, Steny Hoyer (D-Ma) has become the poster child for that lack of understanding – or is it purposeful dismissal?

As reported by CNS News, “House Democratic Whip Steny Hoyer (D-MD) said that President Obama “can’t legalize” the illegal aliens in the United States, but then added that the president “can implement the laws as he believes they should be implemented.”

So according to the Number Two Democrat in the US House of Representatives, the president of the United States is not charged to uphold the laws, but can just do as he feels or believes. That folks is called tyranny, and I guess it has the consent of Rep. Hoyer. Yep, the president can enact “selective enforcement” and become his own legislative branch according to this imbecilic and unconstitutional statement from Hoyer.

The U.S. Constitution states in Article I, Section 8, Clause 4 that “Congress shall have the power…To establish a uniform Rule of Naturalization.” This power is not granted to the president, meaning Obama could not legally grant citizenship to illegal aliens apart from Congress via executive action.

So when CNS News queried Hoyer, “Article 1 of the U.S. Constitution states that Congress has the power to make laws governing naturalization. Given this, does President Obama have the unilateral power to legalize illegal aliens?”

Hoyer responded, “I don’t think he does,” Hoyer responded, “and I don’t think that’s what he’s going to do. You’re right. He can’t legalize them.”

“What the president can in fact do, however, is implement the laws as he believes they should be implemented,” Hoyer added. “And there have been a lot of scholars – and I’m not going to go through the quotes now – who have said the president clearly has broad authority to decide how he’s going to implement the law.” “But that does not mean he can legalize people. He can’t make them citizens,” he maintained. “Not according to the law.”

No Mr. Hoyer, the president, not this one or anyone, can implement laws as he believes they should be implemented. And this is exactly why no one trusts this current president because this is how liberal progressive socialists see the rule of law in America — as Obama would say, “flexible.” Even liberal Constitutional scholar and law professor Jonathan Turley has stated that Obama is overstepping his constitutional bounds with his constant unilateral actions.

Hoyer also said he’s “not going to speculate” on the possible outcome of President Obama’s usurpation of congressional authority in his executive actions on immigration. “The president is discussing [this] with his lawyers, and he’s made it very clear he wants to do that, which is in his authority. But he’s also made it very clear he wants to take such action as is appropriate legally, that is consistent with his responsibilities, in light of a refusal of the Congress to even consider fixing a broken system either through their [Republican] bills, or with our bills, or with Senate-passed bills. The continual refusal to act has put the president in this position,” Hoyer added.

Again, it seems Hoyer fails to understand the system of checks and balances as established in the Constitution. I don’t see Hoyer complaining about the stacks and stacks of legislation passed by the House of Representatives sitting on Senate Majority Leader Harry Reid’s desk.

This all boils down to one simple thing: Democrats don’t want to govern, they want to rule — and our established rule of law, the Constitution, is an obstacle. Why would anyone trust a president about whom the Number Two Democrat in the House just said, “can implement the laws as he believes they should be implemented?” Steny Hoyer and his ilk are not deserving of the title U.S. Representative — but then who votes for these people?

Pure and simple, this is tyranny, and I dare Obama to wave a magic wand and make a bunch of illegal aliens American citizens. I will make it my mission in life to ensure liberal progressive socialists never, ever have a majority in the House or Senate or as president for as long as I live. And I ain’t going anywhere soon.

Go ahead Barack, make my day.

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Hamm Sammichez
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We need to partition off the NE part of the US (starting from the People’s Democratic Republik of Maryland) and let all the liberals move there and live in the utopian society that they so desperately crave.

Robert A. Clemons
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Just make DAMN SURE they can NOT LEAVE once they get there.

Tommie
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Hamm, after they finally get to the Republik they will find that there is no such thing as a utopian society, an idea which runs counter to the nature of humankind.

Linda Tepley-Kean
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To them it is just a J O B, they get
paid big money and sit on their thumbs. They don’t give a damn about the Americans, because most see through the B S.

mrlace
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Politics is the biggest business in the world. Too many people who run for public office are only in it for personal gain…( such as Steny Hoyer) Money=Power Democrats are basically Gangsters as Mario Puzo wrote in the book “The Godfather” …A man can steal more money with a briefcase than he can with a gun. The Democrats not only steal money but are stealing our Freedom , our Liberty and basically our country by running rough shod over our constitution .

Bill Storm
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THIS IS WHY THE REPUBLICANS PISS ME OFF AND HAVE LOST THE RESPECT OF THE AMERICAN PEOPLE. tHEY LET DEMOCRATS WALK ALL OVER THEM AND DO NOTHING. TIME TO MOVE TO CANADA, AT LEAST POLITICIANS UP THERE ACT LIKE THEY KNOW WHAT THEY ARE DOING.

Betty Mullins
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A LOT OF THEM ARE NOTHING EXCEPT A BUNCH S.O.B. ] I WISH WE COULD SHIP THEM OVER TO ANOTHER NATION AND LET THEIR REAR ENDS’ BE RULED BY OTHER DICK TATORS’ ] BESIDE’ THEY ALL OUR DO A HELL OF A JOB DESTROYING OUR COUNTRY ] PUT THEIR BUTTS IN JAIL FOR TREASON OR EITHER ONE .]

AR_Hacker
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So Democrats and Liberals just remember this when/if a Republican becomes President these are the new rules just so everyone is clear, no more complaining about abuse of power by the whiny left

Earl Lee
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It will be DECADES before a republican will EVER win the white house again

Robert A. Clemons
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You LIBTURDS HAD BETTER HOPE SO, BECAUSE KARMA IS A REAL BITCH.

Earl Lee
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We don’t have to HOPE! The republican racist/bigot machine just made sure that a republican will not enter the white house. The country is CHANGING and republicans refuse to change with it!

Troubleshooter
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All elected and/or appointed government officials involved in such abandonment of our Constitution deserve Capital Punishment. That would put a stop to it once and for all.

thomashenryjr
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Federalist 46 : The argument under the present head may be put into a very concise form, which appears altogether conclusive. Either the mode in which the federal government is to be constructed will render it sufficiently dependent on the people, or it will not. On the first supposition, it will be restrained by that dependence from forming schemes obnoxious to their constituents. On the other supposition, it will not possess the confidence of the people, and its schemes of usurpation will be easily defeated by the State governments, who will be supported by the people. On summing up the… Read more »
Anthony Ellero
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This is so creepy when the top Dem and Rep are placing jewels in the Pharaoh’s crown. I salute you, Mr. West and best of luck with your mission.

The Curmudgeon
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Obama will do as he’s pleases and nothing will stop him. Race card trumps everything.

Earl Lee
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This is why ALLEN WEST should run for PRESIDENT…oh….wait…he has already said he is too afraid to run! NEVERMIND!

randall22000
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He has NEVER said that you moron!!!!!

Earl Lee
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You have 2 choices…either he is too afraid OR he knows he doesn’t stand a chance of winning the republican nomination and he is making too much money from you LOONS!

Mark Brookhart
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Evidently the Democrat’s mantra is “Sieg heil!”

Lucian
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Steny Hoyer… why is it that name conjures up pictures of a preppy, country club guy playing tennis with a sweater tied jauntily around the neck?

TinStarred
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Oh…you’re right on the money. I’m from his state and I apologize for this Marxophile sycophant and the burden he has been on the American citizens As much as I would like it to be otherwise, he was placed there by the socialist diminished capacity electorate of the State of Maryland. Our state motto is “The Free State”, but of course, it’s just a slick slogan and has no real meaning. It should be “The Tax State”, after all we are the only state that taxes the rain……….really…..I’m not kidding.

Southern Xposure
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the peoples house of lawmakers has been bypassed

Alkemyst
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I find it disturbing how the left seems to always want to challenge conservatives and libertarians with a question about whether we want a civil war, yet seem to be doing everything in their power to provoke one. A president who thinks he can decide whatever he wants?! Guess again, Mr. Supoosed Constitutional Lawyer. I believe they WANT a civil war to “prove” how us poor, benighted, uncivilized , uncompassionate, evil conservative types have only EVER watned a war to begin with, thereby “proving” that they are the only ones “fit” to rule. I also think they have no idea… Read more »
catdad7
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Tyranny…..Benghazi….Can’t conservatives engage in any real discourse of public policy? Opps, I forgot, when your public policy involves enriching the top 2% and giant corporations and marginalizing/blaming the poor, then real debates won’t work…so it’s distraction 24-7…Just trick enough people to vote against their own interests and you can win elections….and if that does not work, there’s always the Right Wing Judicial Activists on the Supreme and DC Circuit courts to void out legislation conservatives don’t like.

Rancho Del Valkayrie
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Boy catdad7 you sure got the regressive liberal US scholastic system indoctrinating learned talking points down pat.

James Paterson
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Take your liberal butt and go away. If you like living in a tyrannical society, ill buy you a ticket so you can go live in one. I don’t want my country to become a tyrannically perverse society that you liberals are so interested in having.

Tread7
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Amen Mr. West Amen.

Rafael X
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This morning Boehner sue the President over executive action, this afternoon Boehner demands exectutive action after his border bill imploded.

Eric Martin
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Boehner is suing the president over improper executive action. What he’s demanding of the president a day later is that he enforce laws passed by Congress. Big difference overlooked by you and the Democratic media. Your statement would make a good bumper sticker, but is very misleading

Rafael X
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First of all it was all on the same day. Boehner is suing over delaying the employer mandate for Obamacare. Delay House Republicans asked for. So he’s suing Obama for delaying a law he tried to repeal 40+ times. Good luck proving injury. Boehner press release explicitly said: “There are numerous steps the president can and should be taking right now, without the need for congressional action, to secure our borders and ensure these children are returned swiftly and safely to their countries.” In reaction to the border bill going down in flames. Congress didn’t pass anything for the President… Read more »
Eric Martin
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Fact is the House has passed hundred of bills, including ones dealing with illegal immigration, and they’re still sitting on Harry Reid’s desk. The “do nothing” Congress can only do what Harry wants them to do. Obama has even said that if Congress passed an immigration bill, he would veto it. Try to look past your ideological filter long enough to see the other side.

Robert A. Clemons
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The POS Obozo just NEEDS TO DO HIS JOB, WHICH IS ENFORCE THE LAWS CURRENTLY ON THE BOOKS AS WRITTEN. NOT CHANGE THE THRU EXECUTIVE FIAT. HE IS NEITHER KING NOR EMPEROR. HE IS MY EMPLOYEE, AS I AM A LEGAL AMERICAN, TAX PAYING, AMERICAN CITIZEN. BORN HERE IN THESE UNITED STATES OF AMERICA.

Rafael X
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Your employee, lol. Aren’t we full of ourselfves. Fire him if you have the brass.

Robert A. Clemons
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Just WHO do you think pays the POS salary, IF NOT THE LEGAL U.S. TAXPAYERS? The ENTIRE government is paid by LEGAL TAXPAYERS. Therefore, he works for ME, AS WELL the rest of the LEGAL citizens. WE ARE NOT HIS SERFS.

Earl Lee
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You can’t make this stuff up!!! HAHAHAHHAHA

Rafael X
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Only thing they can do on their own is sue and start investigations. For actual laws they need adult supervision.

James Lisek
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We need to focus less on the SYMPTOMS of Washington’s incompetence and focus more on the CAUSES of their incompetence. Fix the foundation and the rest will right itself. The foundation of our gov’t has been broken since 1913. And this faulty foundation has resulted in laws for every conceivable thing and an enormous debt to boot. Here are the cracks in our foundation: 1) The Federal Gov’t is in charge 2) The Federal Gov’t taxes individuals (therefore, companies) Here’s how #1 happened: Originally the federal gov’t had 3 equally-important entities at the federal negotiating table. These were the ONLY… Read more »
treebird
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We have been under tyranny for a while now, but no one has called it what it is. AND no one has or will do anything to fix it. The same people get reelected (by hook or by crook) for so long many have simply stopped voting. The Republicans are also part of the problem, they are becoming just like the Socialist left. We the people are not represented anymore in Washington, and no one is willing to make any move against Obama for fear of being labeled racist! I fear things have gone unchecked for too long and am… Read more »
abaton7
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Gowdy / West 16!

Earl Lee
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Allen west has come to a understanding that he isn’t a viable presidential or vice presidential candidate…why haven’t you?

abaton7
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Because I dream of a better America.

All Along The Watchtower
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All Along The Watchtower

would someone please tell me what the new system is suppose to fix that is suppose to be broken in the system we have now. I’m always hearing or reading about our broken system but have yet to hear or read a specific set of laws that are broken and how a new bill will fix those laws/rules. That is beside give amnesty to 20 million illegals.

zumbanana
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Obama is not allowing the Border Patrol to catch anyone crossing the border for the last year. When they were apprehended the Border Patrol would determine which would have their status determined by the Court and which had no legal status and would be deported immediately. To be a Border Patrol Agent you must pass an intensive Immigration Law course and if you don’t pass it you will not become an Agent. They have the expertise. However, the Border Patrol had that ability taken away and the Courts are backlog so badly it takes over a year for an illegal… Read more »
powhatan1
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These people need to go back to school…..This is out of control..I fear some bad tidings

Phoebe
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Should we allow a company from another country secure our borders? Elbit was awarded the contract, beating out Boeing and Lockeed Martin.

http://mobile.bloomberg.com/news/2014-02-27/israel-s-elbit-wins-u-s-border-surveillance-contract.html

Final_Word
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Some say it is the beginning of the end. I say it is the middle of the end. Prepare for war.

Norwood Tea Party
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Just tweeted via @NorwoodTeaParty: No surprise when Reichstag burns again: Steny Hoyer gives thumbs up to tyranny:Obama can decide how to implement laws http://76.pe/WTfFnQ

zumbanana
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I agree, all those who applauded should have gotten pink slips and I think the people in their states should go forward with this idea!!! You’re right if they’re not going to do their jobs why should they get paid. Get rid of ’em!!