Tuesday, July 14, 2015

Obama's Deal With the Iranians Violates The Constitution

It the fifty plus years that I have been cognizant of world affairs, I have never before witnessed what I witnessed this morning. The president of the United States, on television on all channels, at 7 AM in the morning, making a major announcement to the people of America. An announcement of abject capitulation to one of our greatest global enemies.

I seriously thought there had been a terrorist attack when I turned on the TV in bed at 7 AM and saw Obama's face and “live” captioned underneath the broadcast, with Joe Biden standing behind him. Once I turned up the volume and began to listen to the message being conveyed, all I could do was lay there and shake my head in disbelief, as I flipped through channels and saw that his message was interrupting all normal broadcasting networks and was being broadcast on all cable news channels.

A sitting president of these Untied States, telling the American people at 7 AM in the morning, that he had reached an agreement with the Iranians on nuclear weapons and the production of nuclear grade plutonium. The same Iranians who as recently as yesterday, were still making public statements of their intent to not abide by any agreements with America or the world on their nuclear program. The same Iranians who were continuing to tell the world and America (as recently as yesterday) that their greatest wish is the death of America and Israel. These are the same people that this president had just made his wonderful deal with and he wanted America to know about that, along with his intent to use his executive powers to insure that no one, including the senate or the combined congress of the Untied States could stop him.

Obama has made a deal with the Iranians that he is so proud of? That he put congress on notice immediately in his speech this morning. Telling congress and the US Senate, that if they refused to accept his agreement or if they attempted as congress or as the separate body of the senate, to pass any legislation by any means that is aimed at thwarting his nuclear treaty with the Iranians? He would just veto anything that they attempted and issue presidential executive orders to insure that his supreme authority is maintained.

The last time I checked? The constitution of this nation spells out very specific duties and authorities of the presidency. One of those specific duties is to negotiate treaties with other nations. Those negotiations are to be conducted via very specific parameters.

Specifically, the duties of the president are clearly spelled out to say: “He shall have Power, by and with the Advice and Consent of the Senate, to make Treaties, provided two thirds of the Senators present concur.” That constitutional directive seems pretty clear to me.

The founders of this nation and the framers of the constitution were very specific in their intent of what executive powers the president of the United States would be allowed to utilize. The making of treaties, specifically requiring the “advice and consent of a 2/3's majority of the senate” to enact. That specific directive of the constitution, was apparently willingly, consciously and with intended impunity, disregarded by this president this morning and to add insult to injury, the man took control of all of the nations broadcast networks at 7 AM this morning to make his will and intent known to America and congress. To which he added that he will veto the US Congress if any attempts are made to thwart his actions.

This morning, the president of the United States in essence told the American people, congress and the senate specifically, that he would veto any legislation that may be attempted to thwart his nuclear treaty with Iran and that via his use of presidential caveat's, he will continue to do as he damn well pleases.

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