I hope we can take these signing statements to court, not that I have much faith in the court system at this point. But hope springs eternal. What is the purpose of having three branches of government? When I think there may be some hope for our great nation to return to its Founders principals, we are reminded of how far off the track we have come. Everyone, please watch the video.
His signing statement also tells Congress to shove its Gitmo detainee-transfer restrictions. Huffington Post
Please. From Hot Air
You didn’t seriously think he was going to abide by the will of Congress, did you? Such is The One’s personal awesomeness that he can order the bombing of Libya without so much as a heads up to the legislature in advance. Surely he wasn’t about to be tripped up by a duly enacted bill that dares to cut off the money he uses for his auxiliary cabinet.
One rider – Section 2262 — de-funds certain White House adviser positions – or “czars.” The president in his signing statement declares that he will not abide by it.
“The President has well-established authority to supervise and oversee the executive branch, and to obtain advice in furtherance of this supervisory authority,” he wrote. “The President also has the prerogative to obtain advice that will assist him in carrying out his constitutional responsibilities, and do so not only from executive branch officials and employees outside the White House, but also from advisers within it. Legislative efforts that significantly impede the President’s ability to exercise his supervisory and coordinating authorities or to obtain the views of the appropriate senior advisers violate the separation of powers by undermining the President’s ability to exercise his constitutional responsibilities and take care that the laws be faithfully executed.”…
In other words: we know what you wanted that provision to do, but we don’t think it’s constitutional, so we will interpret it differently than the way you meant it. More here at Hot Air
His signing statement:
His signing statement also tells Congress to shove its Gitmo detainee-transfer restrictions. More at Huffington Post