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King Obama Decrees Once Again

18 Jan

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I have to laugh – bitterly – when I read conservative pundits trying to assure us that Obama “has to know” that he does not have a mandate, and so he will have to govern from the middle. I don’t know what they’re smoking. Obama does not care that he does not have a mandate. He does not view himself as being elected (much less re-elected) to represent individuals. He views himself as having been re-elected to complete the “fundamental transformation” of America, the basic structure of which he despises. Expect much more of the same – largely the complete disregard of the will of half the American public, his willingness to rule by executive order, and the utter inability of another divided Congress to rein him in.——Laura Hollis Conservative Columnist
Once again our imperial president has struck again using executive orders to sweep legislation in power in the name of gun control. There are already close to 3000 laws on gun control in the country and these new executive orders reaching into the healthcare system and effecting every law abiding gun owner as well as the nuts and mentally ill people who get a hold of them.
Previously Obama has used Executive Orders to: 1) No congressional approval for air strikes over Libya, 2) Made recess appointments when congress wasn’t in recess 3) Used E.O to stop thousands of illegals from being deported because he couldn’t get the DREAM Act passed. 4) Used E.O to jam through Obamcare. 5) Used E.O when congress refused to uphold the defense of marriage act 6) Weakening of welfare work requirements 7) Used E.O as his power over religious institutions to push thru his contraception mandate.
All presidents have abused the power of Executive Orders, but none to this extent on so many important issues. Many of the new orders in Obama’s 23 orders for gun control were already in place. That being the case as a quip in a cartoon in the NY Post stated “Do we need background checks for the Mexican Drug Lords who brought guns from Holder’s fast and furious?”
Here is a list of the23 executive orders Obama announced:
List of executive actions Obama plans to take as part of anti-gun violence plan
1. Issue a Presidential Memorandum to require federal agencies to make relevant data available to the federal background check system.
2. Address unnecessary legal barriers, particularly relating to the Health Insurance Portability and Accountability Act, that may prevent states from making information available to the background check system.
3. Improve incentives for states to share information with the background check system.
4. Direct the Attorney General to review categories of individuals prohibited from having a gun to make sure dangerous people are not slipping through the cracks.
5. Propose rulemaking to give law enforcement the ability to run a full background check on an individual before returning a seized gun.
6. Publish a letter from ATF to federally licensed gun dealers providing guidance on how to run background checks for private sellers.
7. Launch a national safe and responsible gun ownership campaign.
8. Review safety standards for gun locks and gun safes (Consumer Product Safety Commission).
9. Issue a Presidential Memorandum to require federal law enforcement to trace guns recovered in criminal investigations.
10. Release a DOJ report analyzing information on lost and stolen guns and make it widely available to law enforcement.
11. Nominate an ATF director.
12. Provide law enforcement, first responders, and school officials with proper training for active shooter situations.
13. Maximize enforcement efforts to prevent gun violence and prosecute gun crime.
14. Issue a Presidential Memorandum directing the Centers for Disease Control to research the causes and prevention of gun violence.
15. Direct the Attorney General to issue a report on the availability and most effective use of new gun safety technologies and challenge the private sector to develop innovative technologies.
16. Clarify that the Affordable Care Act does not prohibit doctors asking their patients about guns in their homes.
17. Release a letter to health care providers clarifying that no federal law prohibits them from reporting threats of violence to law enforcement authorities.
18. Provide incentives for schools to hire school resource officers.
19. Develop model emergency response plans for schools, houses of worship and institutions of higher education.
20. Release a letter to state health officials clarifying the scope of mental health services that Medicaid plans must cover.
21. Finalize regulations clarifying essential health benefits and parity requirements within ACA exchanges.
22. Commit to finalizing mental health parity regulations.
23. Launch a national dialogue led by Secretaries Sebelius and Duncan on mental health.
Talk show host Rush Limbaugh made an interesting observation saying,” “I think he wants people to snap. I think Obama is challenging everybody’s sanity,” Limbaugh said on his show Wednesday afternoon. “Obama [is] literally pushing people to snap, attacking the very sanity of the country.”
Obama announced a sweeping set of directives he intends will cut down on Americans’ access to guns, setting the stage for a constitutional battle with states where lawmakers already are openly defying the latest power grab by the White House.
His plan would demand federal access to the details every time an uncle sells a .22 to a nephew, would ban some weapons outright through a limit on ammunition capacity, would waive medical privacy laws in some cases so individuals can be reported, and others.
Speculating why Obama is taking this action, Limbaugh said, “Maybe this is about revenge. Obama used that word when he was on the campaign trail prior to the election. He told his supporters in Ohio to go vote and get their revenge. Revenge against who? Well, obviously the people that disagree with Obama. But who are those people? He clearly knows who they are, and I think the root of this … can be found in the comment that Obama made when he thought he was off the records at a fundraiser in San Francisco when he talked about the ‘bitter clingers.’”
In 2008, Obama made the “bitter clingers” comment, referring to small-town Pennsylvanians upset over a number of issues, saying “It’s not surprising then they get bitter, they cling to guns or religion or antipathy to people who aren’t like them or anti-immigrant sentiment or anti-trade sentiment as a way to explain their frustrations.”
I think Rush is right and something is about to give very soon. Late last year in October the government purchased a million hollow point bullets instead of the usual full metal jackets they normally use in training agents and now reports of guns selling out like crazy and lines forming around the block and a million new members to the NRA. Yes I believe people will snap and very soon. As the words to an old protest song from the 60’s say, “Something’s happening here. What it is ain’t exactly clear” or as folk singer Bob Dylan once sang, “You know something is happening, but you don’t know what it is, Do you Mr. Jones.”

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