The Rio Norte Line

When you see stories like this:

Obama uses executive power to move gun control agenda forward

The president has used his executive powers to bolster the national background check system, jumpstart government research on the causes of gun violence and create a million-dollar ad campaign aimed at safe gun ownership.

DO NOT be sucked in by the claim that Obama is just trying to keep you safe.  THAT IS NOT WHAT THIS STORY IS ABOUT!  This story is about the further usurpation of Congress’s power/authority.  There is nothing – NOTHING in the U.S. Constitution that allows the President to make law or spend money.  That is the sole power of Congress.  Yet, per this story, Obama is making law by decree and directing the expenditures of public funds – and all of it without going through Congress.

 This is nothing less than a power grab.  When Bush did it, the…

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