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Iowa Representative King Intends to "Repeal Everything" Obama has Signed

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An Iowa congressman said on Tuesday that he will sue President Barack Obama over the executive’s decision to stop the deportation of certain young illegal immigrants. According to The Messenger, August 8, U.S. Representative Steve King told a audience at a Humboldt (Iowa) picnic, “I am bringing him to court and we're going to defend the Constitution of the United States and the separation of powers.'' The event was sponsored by the Humboldt County Republican Party.

King was referring to Obama’s signing of an executive order earlier this year halting the deportation of law-abiding illegal immigrants who arrived in the United States before age 17, but who are not yet 30. Qualifying immigrants must have completed high school or served in the military. A long-time opponent of amnesty, King said he’d made the decision to sue the president the day of the announcement. He believes Obama violated the Constitution in issuing the executive order, since such a program should be created only through the congressional process, but a lawsuit must be filed before Labor Day, according to King. The Hill stated that under the policy change, immigrants will enjoy two a two-year deferral.

Of Obama’s executive order, King said, ''He has prosecutorial discretion, but he does not have the ability to grant blanket amnesty to entire classes of people.''

But King didn’t stop there, adding that he’s considering introducing a bill that would repeal everything the President has signed into law. He places top priority on stopping ObamaCare.

Iowa’s Republican Party chairman, A.J. Spiker chimed in, saying that Obama has been tearing the country apart ''from Day 1 with his socialist agenda of Obamacare.” He added that the Republican Party would, according to The Messenger, “continue to stand for low taxes, less regulation, and the sanctity of life, beginning at conception.”

But King parts ways with many constitutionalist conservatives on a few issues. He reiterated to Humboldt Republicans his commitment to a balanced budget amendment, “If you don't tighten the belt on Congress by insisting upon a balanced budget amendment to our Constitution, I'm afraid we don't have five years before we go off the cliff into the abyss of an economic collapse for our country.” His idea of a balanced budget amendment would cap federal spending at 18 percent and require a congressional supermajority to raise taxes.

Constitutionalists argue that a balanced budget is inherent in any enterprise, therefore shouldn’t require an amendment, which Congress would likely observe just about as much as it does other existing amendments, which is "not much." The balanced budget amendment idea is often proposed by liberal leftists to divert attention from the real problem — the need to cut spending. And, more often than is revealed, the balanced budget amendment proposal is used to promote the companion idea of a constitutional convention, a highly dangerous idea that stubbornly refuses to go away.

King has earned a faltering 79 percent on The New American's Freedom Index, a "scoreboard" for congressional votes based on the Constitution. King did not even vote on a piece of legislation that would have repealed the high-profile "death panel provision" in ObamaCare, a provision he claimed to oppose, raising doubts about his level of commitment to repealing the national healthcare plan.

Nevertheless, his proposal to "repeal everything" is likely to resonate with constitutional conservatives. And the only way to enforce the Constitution is to, well, enforce the Constitution.

Photo: In this Feb. 10, 2011 file photo, Rep. Steve King (R-Iowa) speaks in Washington: AP Images 

 

4 comments

  • Comment Link Barbara Tuesday, 14 August 2012 16:59 posted by Barbara

    Post script:

    The issue of dependency on government at the expense of others, while indicative of failed leadership, appears to be another devisive, distraction that keeps America's eye off the ball. With so many other unprecedented presidential violations of the law, why do we fail to recognize the "divide & conquer" technique that has been successfully allowing the loss of our constitutional rights, as our government is morphed into a tyranical dictatorship right before our eyes?

    Sorry to be so off-topic in my previous comments. The enormity of what's happening in this country while we are distracted by issues that will become insignificant compared to those that will end our democracy over took better judgement.

  • Comment Link Barbara Tuesday, 14 August 2012 16:37 posted by Barbara

    Pesident Obama has granted himself tyranical powers not authorized anywhere in the U.S. Constitution. He is a murderer and a liar. Every senator and congressman who voted in favor a passing legislation that deprives U.S. citizens of their constitutional rights based on the whim of this tyrant who places himself above constitutional law, should be prosecuted for high crimes against the citizens of this nation. The president currently has formal impeachment charges filed against him, which main stream media chooses to ignore.

    As the president murders his victims, whether American citizens or anyone else he chooses, without benefit of due process, the president claims immunity, even as the constitution states "No man is above the law," additionally violating the fifth and 6th ammendments. He knowingly approves funding for Al Qaida terrorists attempting to overthrow the sovereign of Syria violating his own terms of the aggregious 2012 NDAA that should qualify him for indefinite detention, deprived of due process. In pledging American support for Israel, even if an unprovoked attack by Israel is launched on Iran, he places the entire world in danger of thermo-nuclear war.

    Where is the rest of our legislative branch? Do any of those who are elected to represent the people of the United States, and are sworn to "Protect, Preserve and Defend the Constituion" have the right to ignore the danger this president is placing the United States and its citizens in? We can only hope that this meager, insufficient action taken by Rep. Steve King serves to bring attention to having our democracy taken over by a tyrant, who places himself above all law, including the supreme law of this land.

    Twenty states have created (some have passed & been approved) legislation nullifying the terms of the 2012 NDAA. Barring the president from exercising the indefinite detention of citizens in their state, and denial of habeus corpus, we can only hope that all states nullify such absurd laws made by President Obama. Granting himself such power and authority, based on potential future crimes he believes U.S. citizens might commit, the president declares himself prosecutor, jury & judge with the authority to kill anyone he chooses with immunity from the law.

    How can anyone contemplate re-electing this monster for another four years? How can the main stream media continually fail to report the gravity of what he has done? Steve King, I hope and pray you have the tenacity to pursue this.

  • Comment Link John Adams Ghost Sunday, 12 August 2012 18:28 posted by John Adams Ghost

    Not really Gary. But any unaccountability before life becomes an addiction. When you offer someone a job where they make $500 more per month than they used to, but that would negate the $535 worth of food stamps they get per month, they count that as a loss.

    Thus a dependency has been created.

    When the government offers money to single mothers to have babies and continue to be paid for it so long as there is no father in the house, or other supporter, THEN we are talking about a criminal act on the part of the government. I've heard of such a program, but have not verified it.

  • Comment Link Gary Hardee Friday, 10 August 2012 16:17 posted by Gary Hardee

    Freedom is the desire of every man but many succumb to the desire to live at the expense of others. Some are obviously making a nice living by getting government to do their stealing for them.

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