Obama: I’ll Decide What’s Constitutional

The assault on the 2nd Amendment and the Constitution by the Obama administration continues.

Just a few days before Christmas, Obama served notice to all Americans that he will continue to abuse executive privilege by seeking new ways to vilify gun owners and further his anti-gun agenda.

Congress placed a provision in the $1 trillion omnibus spending bill for 2012 designed to bar the National Institutes of Health (NIH) from using any of its $30.7 billion taxpayer funds to “advocate or promote gun control.” However, upon signing the bill into law, President Obama issued a caveat of his own:

I have advised Congress that I will not construe these provisions as preventing me from fulfilling my constitutional responsibility to recommend to the Congress’s consideration such measures as I shall judge necessary and expedient.

In other words: “Congress may pass laws, but I decide which of its laws are constitutional and which I can simply choose to ignore.”

Of course, the Constitution doesn’t actually give the president this power, but Obama won’t allow a little thing like the U.S. Constitution get in his way. And in the present case, Congress is right to try to prevent him from using a federal health agency, not to mention our tax dollars, as a weapon in his ongoing war against the Second Amendment. As The Washington Times reports, NIH has wasted over $5 million since 2002 producing deceptive studies aimed at furthering gun control — including one study that tried “to prove that a home without firearms was essential to a child’s safety and well-being.”

Even more importantly, Congress knows that there is no scheme too radical, or dangerous, for the Obama administration when it comes to using federal agencies to push its anti-gun agenda.

In other words the administration of President Obama has no qualms with bypassing Congress when it comes to his agenda.

Last month, email exchanges surfaced between employees at the Bureau of Alcohol, Tobacco, Firearms, and Explosives (BATFE) that show the administration helped illegally transfer guns to violent Mexican drug cartels in order to manufacture a case for gun registration. Now gun dealers in four Southwest border states must abide by a new gun registration requirement, courtesy of BATFE, that forces them to register the sales of any law-abiding American who purchases more than one semi-automatic rifle within five business days.

Congress never passed any law like this. Rather, Obama’s BATFE orchestrated the deadly “Fast and Furious” gun-walking scandal to give cause for its unconstitutional gun-control edict. Given this, how hard is it to envision the Obama administration issuing a phony “health” study that maligns gun owners?

Yet another reason why in 2012 the American people must vote President Obama out of office.

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Craig Fletcher gets high marks …

when it comes to his position on 2nd Amendment rights.

It certainly seems as though everyone is jumping on the Second Amendment rights bandwagon these days, mainly because it is politically expediently to do so. All rhetoric aside, a closer look at the facts can be very revealing.

A division of the National Rifle Association (NRA), an organization that, in election years, closely monitors and keeps track of gun issues, what the candidates and incumbents positions are, and how the incumbents voted on record concerning gun issues and Second Amendment rights legislation shows candidate Craig Fletcher of the 5th Assembly District is at the head of the class.

Fletcher is the only candidate running for the 5th Assembly District seat to earn an AQ rating from the NRA’s Political Victory Fund, the highest a new candidate can garner. An AQ rating means exactly this: “A pro-gun candidate whose rating is based solely on the candidate’s responses to the NRA-PVF Candidate Questionnaire and who does not have a voting record on Second Amendment issues.”

The grading system ranges from A+ to F. The A’s only being awarded to those who have official state voting records. A “?” is awarded to those who, through indifference, disagreement, or hostility failed to respond to the group’s questionnaire.

For those interested in checking out any candidate running for each of the state offices can go online at http://www.nrapvf.org/ELECTIONS/State.aspx?y=2010&State=WI. (Source: Fletcher for Wisconsin)

If you live in the 5th Assembly District this is important information to know as the September 14 primary approaches.

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