by Thomas Madison, Powdered Wig Society
“Tactically, a coup d’état involves control, by an active minority of usurpers, who block the remaining (non-participant) defenders of the state’s possible defence of the attacked government, by either capturing or expelling the politico-military leaders, and seizing physical control of the country’s key government offices, communications media, and infrastructure.”
The definition of coup d’etat fits perfectly the actions of King Hussein, I mean Barrack Obama, since he has been emperor, I mean President of the United States. With “an active minority of usurpers,” (Obama’s corrupt cabinet and a handful of complicit members of Congress), he has ignored and neglected his duty to execute laws written and passed by Congress. He has, instead, written the law himself, to suit his agenda, changing it at will. And Congress watches…. and they do NOTHING!
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King Hussein need not seize physical control of our “communications media,” as it has been in his pocket since he was a candidate. Objective journalism has gone the way of the dinosaur. We now suffer a state-run media, not a sole entity media, like Pravda. Nosiree, that’s for those nasty communists. We have several media outlets (to present the illusion of choice), all echoing the same state-approved drivel!
The Presidential oath or affirmation reads: “I do solemnly swear (or affirm) that I will faithfully execute the Office of President of the United States, and will to the best of my ability, preserve, protect and defend the Constitution of the United States.”
Article II, Section 3 reads, “He shall take care that the laws be faithfully executed.” In Obamaworld context may shift fluidly for convenience. “Executed,” in this case, adopts the alternate meaning, as in “terminated.”
How many times has Barrack Hussein Obama violated our Constitution and his oath to “preserve, protect and defend” same? I have seen various numbers, some in the hundreds. In addition he has ignored existing laws as if they didn’t exist at all, violating the specific and unambiguous language in Article II, Section 3 that requires him to “take care that the laws be faithfully executed.”
From John Hinderaker at Powerline:
“That seems like an awfully strong word, but it is the term that distinguished law professor Glenn Reynolds, no hysteric, uses to describe the Obama administration’s oft-reported plan to issue executive amnesty to five or six million illegal immigrants in violation of federal law. Glenn’s characterization is a fair one. When a tyrant asserts the right to rule by decree in a state that has formerly been subject to the rule of law, he is commonly described as carrying out a coup d’etat.
That is just what the Obama administration has done, and reportedly will continue to do. When Obama changed the Affordable Care Act by decree–to name just one example, substituting “2014″ for “2013″ in a critical provision of the statute–he acted as a tyrant. In his refusal to enforce the immigration laws, contrary to the Constitution which requires him to “take care that the laws be faithfully executed,” he has acted like a tinpot dictator, asserting the right to change or ignore the law by fiat. If he now directly nullifies Section 274(a) of the Immigration and Nationalities Act by legalizing, and issuing work permits to, five or six million illegal immigrants, thereby repealing federal law by decree, how else can we describe his action but as a coup? The Obama administration openly takes the position that the rule of law no longer applies.”
From Obamacare to the border crisis, King Hussein has violated his oath, our Constitution, and our laws. Ignoring or violating our laws makes him a criminal, which is what any American would be called if he or she ignored or violated the law. And yet he continues, uninterrupted by an impotent Congress, whose members on the right may strut up to the nearest microphone for a little face time, clearly forcing a disingenuous monologue of faux righteous indignation, but they continue to do NOTHING! NOTHING!!!!