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Monday, February 15, 2010

Obama Breaks Yet Another Key Campaign Promise

"During a May 2008 campaign event in Colorado, Obama promised to 'not use signing statements as a way of doing an end run around Congress,' and yet the administration’s announcement that they will use not merely signing statements, but wholesale Executive Orders, as a means of enforcing what Congress refuses to pass, is exactly that – an end run around the Constitution.

"The government is keenly aware of the depth of unpopularity for measures like cap and trade, health care, bailouts, and other big government initiatives, which is why they are moving to rush them through by authoritarian decree before we see mass national strikes, protests and civil unrest.

"Obama’s promise on signing statements was completely contradicted by his aides last month, who said that he 'still reserves the right to ignore sections of bills he considers unconstitutional if objections have been lodged previously by the executive branch,' reports the NY Times.

"Indeed, back in August the Times‘ Charlie Savage wrote that Obama 'has issued signing statements claiming the authority to bypass dozens of provisions of bills enacted into law since he took office,' thereby doing exactly what he promised not to."

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