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Uncommon Sense - We’re approaching a constitutional cliff


Published:   |   Updated: September 4, 2013 at 04:27 PM

Every day there is a new revelation on some program, policy or procedure that this administration has no regard for the rule of law or of the Constitution. When Congress passes a law such as the Affordable Care Act, the president is charged with making sure the law is faithfully implemented. What we have is an administration that acts outside the law and decides what parts it likes, doesn’t like or is detrimental to its political agenda.
 
Why hasn’t the president been brought before the courts to answer for his actions? In the one case on which he was challenged, he was severely rebuked by the court for an abuse of a president’s recess appointment powers. There need to be more challenges to his unilateral actions on several other issues. The Affordable Care Act debacle is another area with decisions that are outside the rule of law and should be addressed.
 
The immigration issue has taken on a new life, in that immigrants have been given key words to use about gaining entry and seeking political asylum. So many immigrants have used that ploy that the government had to rent hotels to house them.
 
There is no doubt that we have lost this country as the progressives have steadily infiltrated our government and brought about massive change without bloodshed. This is not hysteria; this is a fact, as it was first outlined by the Cloward-Piven Strategy, which seeks to hasten the fall of capitalism by overloading the government bureaucracy with a flood of impossible demands, pushing society into crisis and economic collapse.
 
We are nearing the era of no return and if our elected leaders take some remedial action this republic will go down as a footnote to history of what might have been. The tea party showed us in 2010 that there is hope if people stand on principle and it is possible to effect some change for the better.
 
- Len Tria is a former Hernando County commissioner.

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