Posted by Brian
Mark Levin weighed in on Barack Obama's Tuesday press statement (below), saying that Barack Obama is conducting a "gradual, quiet coup" of the government, and based on the statements made by the President, it is hard to see how anyone objectively looking at what he said, and has been saying and doing over the last several years, can disagree.
The last time I checked, the Constitution does not authorize the President to unilaterally, write, pass, and implement legislation from the Oval Office. Yet that is what he is threatening to do, and has done in the past.
Mark Levin addressed this abuse on Tuesday:
“[O]ne of the things that I’ll be emphasizing in this meeting is the fact that we are not just going to be waiting for legislation in order to make sure that we’re providing Americans the kind of help that they need. I’ve got a pen…and I can use that pen to sign executive orders and take executive actions…that move the ball forward.”
“He’s just announced that he is going to assume law-making powers. He does not recognize the [Republican Party] majority in the House of Representatives. I don't know how much more clearly he can say it. You know what this is folks? You know what this is? This is a gradual, quiet, coup. That's what's taking place. It's gradual. It's quiet in the sense that it's non-violent. But it's a coup.”
“One of the things that I’m going to be talking to my Cabinet about is how do we use all the tools available to us, not just legislation, in order to advance a mission that I think unifies all Americans.”
"This is the common parlance of the dictator - assuming that he represents all Americans, that he’s a unifying figure, that we just need to concentrate more power in his hands. He will decide what laws are good, what laws are bad. He will use executive orders to pass laws that Congress won’t pass. And he will ignore laws he doesn’t like, and he’ll rewrite laws that he wants to rewrite like ObamaCare and so forth. This is the mindset, and the language that dictators have!”