"The welfare of humanity is always the alibi of tyrants" - Albert Camus

Wednesday, April 20, 2011

Death By Thousand Cuts Continues

The U.S. Constitution has been going through what can best be described as 'death by thousand cuts' since the turn of the 20th century.  With every unconstitutional act of congress, faulty court decision, regulation, and presidential executive order, we have lost a little bit more of our liberties.  Yesterday, as I was listening to Mark Levin on the radio, I found out the latest in a long line of violations of the spirit of our Constitution.

Obama Administration, that has already unconstitutionally ignored federal judge rulings in cases regarding Obamacare and drilling ban, is now apparently ready to use executive order to implement the DISCLOSE Act. 

As Pajamas Media reports it, the Administration (White House) is circulating a draft of an Executive Order that flies in the face of defeat DISCLOSE Act has suffered in congress, the Supreme Court, and the FEC.

Under the current law, federal contractors are already barred from making contributions to any politician or political party.  This EO takes the existing law a step further and forces employees of contractors to disclose their personal contributions.  Do you see the problem, especially with this - the most vindictive - Administration, of what kind of a chilling effect this EO would have on political free speech?
Here is an excellent article on the subject by Ed Lasky in the American Thinker.

Oh, and by the way, this EO would not apply to public unions and public grant recipients.  How convenient!

With the addition of the EO to implement the DISCLOSE Act, on top of earlier EOs to implement EPA rules on greenhouse gas emissions, and  implementing the DREAM Act - all of which failed to clear the Congress -
this Administration is once again thumbing its nose at the checks and balances provided by the U.S. Constitution.

Such disregard for the constitutionality of their actions by an administration is unparalelled in U.S. history.  Sadly, this latest action is just the latest cut, but not the last in the slow death of the U.S. Constitution.

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