United States Court of Appeals
District of Columbia Circuit
WASHINGTON — President Barack Obama violated the Constitution when he bypassed the Senate last year to appoint three members of the National Labor Relations Board, a Federal Appeals Court ruled Friday in an encompassing decision that would restore the limits of a chief executive’s powers to make recess appointments.
The court’s decision marked a victory for Republicans and business groups critical of the agency. If it stands, it could invalidate hundreds of board decisions over the past year, including some that make it easier for unions to organize.
A reminder to the feds, that the United States is made up of individual States; it’s not a federal authority broken up into political subdivisions.
$11 trillion ‘micromanaging’ price sparks explosion in sovereignty movement
A movement to reclaim for states all rights not specifically designated to the federal government in the U.S. Constitution is exploding across the nation, with 35 states already acting or at least considering such proposals – and one state lawmaker estimating the nation as a whole could save $11 trillion in coming years if it would succeed.WND reported not long ago when the number of states with lawmakers considering such sovereignty efforts reached 20.Now, according to the Tenth Amendment Center,such provisions have been launched in at least 35 states. They all address the Tenth Amendment that says: “powers not delegated to the United States by the Constitution, nor prohibited by it to the States, are reserved to the States respectively, or to the people.”
On one issue after another, President Obama says he can’t wait for Congress to act. This is the same justification presidents have always used when they find the checks and balances required by democracy to be inconvenient. That preference for ruling as an unaccountable monarch is precisely what our founders feared.
Evasion of Constitutional Checks
President Obama has said he would prefer to rule without interference from the elected representatives of the American people. His record shows a disturbing willingness to do just that.
- The president’s arrogant approach to governing disregards important constitutional structures — such as the Appointments Clause of the Constitution — and displaces Congress in favor of unelected bureaucrats and czars.
- Bipartisan legislating has been replaced by unilateral executive rule-making. Oversight has given way to unaccountability.
- Unfortunately for the American people, President Obama’s regulatory over-reach ignores their views and circumvents their elected representatives.
Should the U.S. Senate let President Barack Obama install radical forced-unionism zealots at the Department of Labor (DOL) without a confirmation vote?