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Rep. Tom Rice: House Will Sue If Obama Keeps Abusing Power
« on: February 18, 2014, 10:33:56 PM »
President Barack Obama has launched a "fundamental attack" on the nation's freedom with his overreaching use of executive power — and a new House bill has been designed to stop that, U.S. Rep Tom Rice says.

 "The framers of our system of government ... fought a revolution to escape the bonds of a monarch — somebody who both makes the law and enforces the law," Rice told Joe Concha, guest host of "The Steve Malzberg Show" on Newsmax TV.

 "What they put in the Constitution was a separation of powers — the executive branch enforces the law but the legislative branch makes the law — and the president is trying to assume both of those roles.

 "That's a fundamental attack on our freedom, and the prosperity that this country has enjoyed for the last 200 years arose from our freedom, our freedom to pull ourselves up by our bootstraps, to pursue our own dreams, and to pursue our own prosperity," he said Tuesday.

Rice, a South Carolina Republican, says a House resolution now being circulated would bring a lawsuit against the president to end his flaunting of power.

 "If it passes by a majority vote of the House only, the House as an institution will bring a lawsuit against the president to enforce the Constitution," he said, adding that the bill is picking up steam.

 "When the president ... goes out and says things like, I've got a pen and I've got a phone and if Congress doesn't act on my agenda, I'll act on my own — every time he does that I pick up 10 more co-sponsors. He's doing a great job of getting me co-sponsors."

 Rice says that whatever Obama's motivation is behind using executive power to sidestep Congress, "what he's doing's illegal."

 "Just think, if the president has the power to decide that a tax is going to be enforced or not in a given year, could the next president just say, well, look, I don't like Obamacare at all, therefore, I'm not going to enforce any of the mandates?" he said.

 "Or could the next president say, you know, the capital gains rate is too high, therefore, I'm not going to enforce it? Or the national tax bracket's too high? … If we just let this slide now, are we really even relevant? This is something that we have got to move on."

 "When we initially proposed this, the leadership thought it was radical and my response was what we're talking about here is not radical. What the president's doing is radical. He took an oath to protect and defend the Constitution, and he's not. He's wiping his feet on the Constitution."
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Re: Rep. Tom Rice: House Will Sue If Obama Keeps Abusing Power
« Reply #1 on: February 19, 2014, 02:57:10 AM »
What is the purpose of this?   
It won't pass the House.
The suit would presumably be judged in DC so it can't win.
But even if it could pass or get a fair ruling it can't be enforced.

How do you make the constitutional enforcer enforce the Constitution?

Besides, or more importantly for me, there is no political payoff with this bill.

People inclined to cheer an Obama defeat are already going to vote GOP.  This will inflame the rats and fill their campaign war chests.  and the moderates/LIVs won't know about it unless the rat media tells them how the GOP, in their racist madness, brought suit against the twice elected President of the United States because he tried to fix the Affordable Care Act while the GOP stalled and shutdown the government.

If it had a shot of passing, or catching a fair ruling, or was enforcable then I might say "great job thinking outside the box GOP."

Sadly, these are the people who will pick the next President
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So the GOP better find out how to reach them cause most of them ain't watching Foxnews or Duck Dynasty.  Their eyes glaze over when they hear the words freedom, liberty, and constitutional.  They believe President Obama has every right to change his law.  He made it...that's why its got his name on it...Obamacare.
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Does anybody really want to throw out good, educated and accomplished young people who have jobs, some serving in the military? Really!.....
...They have been in our country for many years through no fault of their own - brought in by parents at young age. Plus BIG border security
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Re: Rep. Tom Rice: House Will Sue If Obama Keeps Abusing Power
« Reply #2 on: February 19, 2014, 08:31:21 AM »
The republicans are long on threats but carry a huge deficit in action. :bs:
"Of all the dispositions and habits which lead to political prosperity, religion and morality are indispensable supports. In vain would that man claim tribute to patriotism who should labor to subvert these great pillars of human happiness -- these firmest props of the duties of men and citizens. . . . reason and experience both forbid us to expect that national morality can prevail in exclusion of religious principles."
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Re: Rep. Tom Rice: House Will Sue If Obama Keeps Abusing Power
« Reply #3 on: February 19, 2014, 03:19:27 PM »
When raising children a good parent learns early that threatening to do something but never taking any action just makes the child more inclined to disobey. We are seeing that happening in DC with nothing being done Obama just keeps on breaking the law. You don't wait for the next election you start using what power you do have to stop Obama from continuing the destruction of this country if nothing is done by election time there won't be anything left to save.

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