The Presidency is not a Monarchy

Our Founding Fathers (oft referred to by progressives as “dead white men”) created a system of Government specifically and deliberately designed to limit the power of Government.  Having been subjects of an arrogant and detached King, they specifically created an Executive for their new Republic who was the first among equals and who was specifically subject to the same laws as the rest of the citizenry.  In furtherance of this idea they created an oath of office which pledges all Federal Officials to “…support and defend the Constitution of the United States…” first and foremost.

The current administration has repeatedly demonstrated a contempt for both the Law and the Constitution.

Gunwalker and the budget: Crises in the integrity of government

by J.E. Dyer | the Green Room, HotAir

The mainstream media are failing to address two central truths about key domestic issues for America this summer.

1.  Agencies of the US federal government created the “Gunwalker” problem.

2.  President Obama is the one who will decide who gets paid after 2 August, if there is no budget deal.

The two issues are largely unrelated, except through the principles on which the Obama administration has handled them and the MSM are dealing with them.  The latter principle is one of slavishly repeating the talking points put out by the Obama administration.  In both Gunwalker and the budget stand-off, the administration has relied on obfuscation and unrealistic narratives to frame the public discussion.  And the MSM are largely acting as a giant repeater, propagating the original signal without modification or loss of fidelity.

First, I take exception to referring to Gunwalker as a “problem.”   At the very least Gunrunner is an unprecedented dereliction of duty on the parts of the Departments of Justice, State, and Homeland Security.  It is furthermore a gross delinquency on the part of all of the Federal Law Enforcement agencies involved as they are foresworn of their duty to uphold the Law.  In addition there is growing evidence that the various operations now referred to as Gunrunner are in fact a criminal conspiracy to create a crises to justify Federal Regulations and new Laws which are intended to infringe upon the rights of American Citizens.

The debt ceiling debate, while indicative of this Administration’s arrogance is less a matter of law than of the President’s willingness to lie to the American People.

Both have indubitably demonstrated the malfeasance of the LSM, who, at this point in the Republic’s history, can in no way be considered a “Fourth Estate” given their lapdog loyalty to the Administration.

Of the two, the debt ceiling is more likely to cause a domestic and international economic meltdown, but Gunwalker is far more dangerous to the Constitution and the rule of Law.

Dyer continues:

In both matters, Gunwalker and the budget stand-off, it is the actions of the government that have created the mess; the “fix” proposed by the Obama administration puts the constraints and burdens on the people, without addressing the behavior of government that created the “problem” at hand; the administration is choosing to do things it has the freedom not to do; and the MSM are simply repeating the administration’s narrative about what’s going on, without analysis or criticism.

Our LSM have converted themselves into a Tass without Pravda and a Pravda without Tass*, as our President has arrogated unto himself the powers of an Emperor answerable to no one.

Hat Tip: Hot Air

*  In Russian “Tass” is News (and the name of one Soviet news outlet), and “Pravda” is Truth (the name of another Soviet news outlet).  Thus the Russian saying that in Tass there is no Pravda and in Pravda there is no Tass.  It is both sad and revealing to see our own press sink to this level.

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