The Democrat Party has wrapped up its “retreat” in a chic hotel along Maryland’s Eastern Shore. They apparently stand united behind their president and his strategy of using a “pen and phone” to violate the Constitution and bypass their very own chambers.
While left leaning editorials and scholars begin to voice their concern over Barack Obama’s use of executive orders to fundamentally change statutes, congressional Dems remain uniformly silent. Even liberal Constitutional Attorney, Jonathan Turley’s profoundly disturbing, ominous comments criticizing the president’s actions have had no effect.
Here’s a small sampling of what Turley had to say. “The framers would be horrified, because everything they did was to create balance between the branches of government and we’ve lost it.” They designed a system to prevent “the concentration of powers in any one branch.” Mr. Turley used powerful descriptors like “unstable” and “dangerous”, and pointedly said he was “astonished at the degree of passivity in Congress, particularly among Democrats” as they’ve allowed “the usurpation of legislative authority unprecedented in this country”.
Even with that, not a single member of the president’s party has come forward to join Turley (and the others who routinely support their causes and ideology) on this make or break constitutional issue. Of the 55 Democrat Senators and 200 House members, not one is willing to put principle ahead of party. There’s not a patriot-statesman in the bunch.
Given that, they should make it official by rewriting their Congressional Oath of Office. What the hell, if the President United States can rewrite the law why shouldn’t members of his party be able to rewrite their oath of office?
I do solemnly swear (or affirm) that I will support and defend the Constitution of the United States against all enemies, foreign and domestic; that I will bear true faith and allegiance to the same; that I take this obligation freely, without any mental reservation or purpose of evasion; and that I will well and faithfully discharge the duties of the office on which I am about to enter: So help me God.
I do solemnly swear (or affirm) that I will support and defend the Democrat Party against all enemies, foreign and domestic; that I will bear true faith and allegiance to the same; that I take this obligation freely, without any mental reservation or purpose of evasion; and that I will inappropriately and with complete partisanship scorn the duties of the office on which I am about to enter: So help me Obama.
We’ll leave it to Jonathan Turley to sum up the result of the Democrats’ cowardly abdication of their original pledge. “Many people will come to loathe that they remained silent during this period…” because, “a system in which a single individual is allowed to rewrite legislation, or ignore legislation, is a system that borders on authoritarianism….”.