Obama:The Problem is I am not the Emperor of the United States
While on his Google chat yesterday, President Obama made the following statement:
“This is something I’ve struggled with throughout my presidency,” said Obama. “The problem is that I’m the president of the United States, I’m not the emperor of the United States. My job is to execute laws that are passed.”
Two problems that are striking. First, the Founding Father’s set up our form of government precisely so that we would not have an emperor who would rule over their subjects. As a matter of fact, that is a large part of the reason we fought the Revolutionary War; therefore if it is a problem the President has ‘struggled with thought his presidency’ perhaps he ought to resign and allow for someone who does not see our chosen form of government as “the problem”.
Secondly, he stated that his job “is to execute laws that are passed”. He has been an abysmal failure in this regards. His administration is being sued by the border patrol union for ordering them (and they are an Executive Branch department) to not uphold a law when it comes to immigration. His administration has been found in contempt via the interior departments illegal oil drilling moratorium. His Justice department disregarded the laws regarding illegal gun running and the list goes on and on.
So to recap, the President of the United States laments the fact that he is not an emperor and is expected to uphold the laws passed by Congress. If these two items are the problem you are proclaiming them to be Mr. President, then do all of America a favor and resign immediately. You will no longer have these “problems” weighing on your conscience and America can once again be a nation of laws, passed by our duly elected Representatives in Congress and enforced by a President who understands that this is what makes America the greatest nation on the planet.
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