This would be funny if it wasn’t so sad and hypocritical. When it comes to the mosque at Ground Zero, Barack Obama is suddenly concerned with the Constitution? Why now?
This mosque will never be built. When you have the police, mafia, Village People and Harry Reid all aligned against it, it’s safe to say it’s not going to happen. And I think it’s also safe to say Obama just waded into the biggest mistake of his political career. He just cemented his fate as a one-term president by ignoring the opinions of about 70 percent of 300 million common-sense, deeply offended Americans.
Let’s take a look a look at just a few of the cases where Obama has ignored or violated the Constitution as president:
Obama didn’t care about the law or Constitution when he threw the bondholders, shareholders and secured creditors of GM and Chrysler under the bus so he could hand majority ownership to his union cronies that bankrupted and destroyed them in the first place. But hey, what’s a little violation of the Constitution when you can pay off your biggest campaign contributors?
Obama didn’t care about the law or Constitution when he passed universal health care that will eventually force American citizens at gunpoint (with the help of 18,000 new IRS agents) to buy health care, pay a fine or go to jail. But hey, what’s a little violation of the Constitution when you can pay off your big health care and health insurance contributors?
And don’t forget the biggest beneficiaries of ObamaCare — the trial lawyers. Obama made them billions by refusing to allow tort reform in the health care bill.
Obama didn’t care about the law or Constitution when he raised taxes on everyone to pay for universal health care — except union employees. But hey, Lincoln saved the union. Obama has pledged to do everything in his power to save the union, too — the government employee unions, even if it means violating the rights of every nonunion employee and taxpayer in America.
Obama didn’t care about the law or Constitution when he asked the U.S. Justice Department to sue Arizona for simply enforcing U.S. immigration law. Don’t forget who joined Obama’s side in the lawsuit versus one of our own states — Mexico. Here’s an idea. What Obama should have done instead is secure our borders and sue Mexico for the billions of dollars America’s taxpayers are forced to pay annually for the welfare, education, medical care, Medicare and Social Security of Mexican citizens here illegally. Where is that lawsuit, Mr. President?
Obama didn’t care about the law or Constitution when he demanded an end to an entire industry — offshore oil drilling — in response to the first accident in more than 40 years. So far, two courts have overturned that temporary ban. Eventually, the Supreme Court will overturn it as well. But those violations of the Constitution, costing more than 100,000 jobs and bankrupting hundreds of oil industry and Main Street small businesses, never bothered Obama — not when his violations make his big campaign contributors in the environmental lobby happy.
Obama didn’t care about the law or Constitution when he bailed out banks and Wall Street firms with trillions of dollars of taxpayer money. But hey, what’s a little violation of the Constitution when you can reward your biggest campaign contributors on Wall Street? Or were you not aware that Sen. Obama was among the biggest beneficiaries of contributions from AIG, Goldman Sachs and the banking industry?
Obama didn’t care about the law or Constitution when he named “czars” to oversee the entire U.S. economy, thereby bypassing congressional oversight. If the people who run our lives are called “czars,” doesn’t that make us “serfs”? I doubt that’s what the Founding Fathers had in mind when they wrote the Constitution as a document that limited the powers of the federal government.
Obama didn’t care about the law or Constitution when he included a clause in the just-passed financial reform bill that mandates affirmative action when banks give out small business loans. Don’t you think forcing banks to loan shareholder money to one racial group, regardless of their assets, credit history or ability to repay, might be a violation of the Constitution? But hey, what’s a little violation of the Constitution when you can reward with other people’s money one racial group that votes 90 percent for Obama?
All these violations of the U.S. Constitution didn’t bother Obama (a former constitutional law professor), yet now when the issue involves Muslims building a mosque steps from Ground Zero, where thousands of people died, Obama suddenly cares about the Constitution?
Interesting how our fearless leader doesn’t hesitate to fleece or violate taxpayers, small business owners, corporations, shareholders, investors, secured creditors, states and law-abiding Americans, but when the situation involves an issue or group he supports, suddenly the Constitution matters.
On Nov. 2, Obama, the entire Democratic Congress and a record-setting number of incumbents of both parties, will find out how all this selective violation of the Constitution and the rights of certain Americans plays out with the (no longer so) silent majority of American taxpayers and voters. Here’s my prediction: Obama’s larger-than-life ego is about to be violated in ways he cannot even imagine.
Wayne Allyn Root was the 2008 Libertarian vice presidential candidate. He now serves on the Libertarian National Committee and as chairman of the Libertarian National Congressional Committee. He writes for the Las Vegas Review Journal and is a regular guest on Fox News.