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Bipartisan legislating has been replaced by unilateral executive rule-making.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.