“Sen. Rand Paul Introducing Bill to ‘Nullify’ Obama’s Executive Action on Guns”
I know what you’re thinking: how can any Senator come out against common sense gun reform? He must be bought and paid for by the gun lobby. Or maybe the Jewish lobby. I mean, how else can you explain this ginning up of hysteria, this suggestion that by, for instance, compelling medical professionals to become deputized snitches, or empowering the CDC to politicize “gun violence” in order to set the stage for a repudiation of the second amendment, Obama is looking to take away some of your liberties?
How absurd! Obama sneers at such talk. He’s for the children, after all. And if you’re for the children, you can’t be tyrannical or do anything unconstitutional. So what is this Rand Paul teabagger on about?
Sen. Rand Paul (R-Ky.) says he plans to introduce a bill next week that “will nullify anything the president does that smacks of legislation.”
Paul spoke with Sean Hannity Wednesday night, hours after President Obama signed 23 executive orders on gun control.
Paul said several of those executive orders appear to be a case of Obama writing new law.
“That cannot happen,” Paul said. “The court struck (President Bill) Clinton down for trying this, and I’m afraid that President Obama may have this king complex sort of developing, and we’re going to make sure that it doesn’t happen.”
According to Talking Points Memo, Paul’s bill would also deny federal funding for the implementation of Obama’s executive actions on guns.
Paul said Obama has “a history of arrogance” in trying to legislate from the Oval Office. He mentioned Obama seeking a cap-and-trade program “through regulatory fiat” and ordering U.S. military strikes on Libya without congressional authority.
Hannity mentioned recess appointments when the Senate wasn’t in recess, an executive order allowing illegal immigrants to stay in the U.S., the president’s refusal to defend the Defense of Marriage Act, weakened welfare work requirements, and Obamacare’s contraceptive mandate.
“Is it all unconstitutional in your view?” Hannity asked. “Yes,” Paul replied. Paul noted that even some Republican presidents have “usurped their executive privilege to exert more authority than the Constitution gave them.”
“But, you know, our founders looked to Montesquieu, and Montesquieu wrote that there can be no liberty when you combine the executive and legislative powers. You have separation of powers, so the powers check and balance each other and I’m very concerned about this president. FDR had a little bit of this king complex also. We had to limit FDR finally because he served so many terms that I think he would have ruled in perpetuity. I’m very concerned about this president garnering so much power and arrogance that he thinks he can do whatever he wants.”
According to Paul, “the idea of checks and balances and separation of powers “should be a fundamental one that Democrats and Republicans alike would support, but I’m afraid that there isn’t much support on the Democrat’s side, but we’ll see.”
The nerve! Why does Rand Paul hate the children? And why do we allow what is so clearly his racial animus toward an historic President to hide behind phony policy differences? The fact of the matter is, Rand Paul, by refusing to grant this historic President free reign over all branches and functions of government, has shown himself to be a hater of black people, a defender of gun violence, and an enemy of common sense.
And I daresay that should any mental health professional get a hold of such information, Senator Paul, having proven himself a dangerous bigot who hates children, blacks, and common sense while simultaneously defending gun violence, will have his firearms privileges unceremoniously revoked.
For the greater good.