Liberal Law Professor Takes Obama to Task for Dangerous Power Grab
Posted by Steve Markowitz on February 24, 2014
Barack Obama was first elected under the rallying cry of “hope and change”. He also promised transparency and that he would not lead by executive orders. These promises proved hollow.
During the first few years of his presidency, Obama was only called on his broken promises by right of center political forces. With the exception of some cable news channels, the mainstream media remained silent on the President’s transgressions. That is no longer the case with some of the more liberal in the media including Jon Stewart questioning Obama’s policies.
Earlier this month, liberal constitutional law professor and Obama supporter, Jonathan Turley, was interviewed by Fox News’ Megyn Kelly and raised serious concerns relating to Pres. Obama’s power grab stating:
Well, I’m afraid this is beginning to border on a cult of personality for people on the left. I happen to agree with many of President Obama’s policies. But in our system, it’s often as important how you do something as what you do.
And I think that many people will look back on this period in history and see nothing but confusion as to why people remained so silent when the president asserted these types of unilateral actions. You have a president who is claiming the right to basically rewrite or ignore or negate federal laws. That’s a very dangerous thing. It has nothing to do with the policies, it has to do with the power.
Well, you know, a system in which a single individual is allowed to rewrite legislation or ignore legislation is a system that borders on authoritarianism. I don’t believe that we are that system yet.
Prof. Turley’s warnings should be of concern to all Americans. Today, the Left controls the executive branch of government. That will change at in the future. The slippery slope that Obama and the Country are traveling has dangerous consequences.