Many have questioned the legality of some of the actions taken by President Barack Obama and his administration. The most recent of those questionable activities – and perhaps the most glaringly illegal – are making changes in a law without Congressional approval. Specifically, I’m referring to ObamaCare.
The healthcare law has been a disaster from day one, and as the public learns more about how bad it really is, Democrats are starting to panic that the law’s problems will cost them elections in November. And if that occurs, Democrats could lose their majority in the Senate. If the Republicans end up controlling both houses for the final two years of Obama’s presidency, they can pretty much keep him bottled up.
So, to increase the likelihood that that won’t happen, Obama is changing the law as he goes along to make it more palatable to people. By some counts, he’s done it 14 times now. But there’s a big problem with that – it’s illegal. Of course, Obama doesn’t care because he considers himself above the law, but some state officials have finally decided to stand up to him.
U.S. attorneys general from 11 states recently sent a letter to Health and Human Services Secretary Kathleen Sebelius, declaring that the actions of the president and his administration are “flatly illegal under federal constitutional and statutory law.”
The letter demands that Obama do the right thing and go through Congress if he wants to change the healthcare law, stating emphatically that, “The illegal actions by this administration must stop.”
Crafting the letter was West Virginia Attorney General Patrick Morrissey, and signing it were attorneys general from Alabama, Georgia, Idaho, Kansas, Louisiana, Michigan, Nebraska, Oklahoma, Texas and Virginia.
Do you think this letter will result in Obama deciding to acknowledge Congress’ role? If not, what do you think should be the next move that Congress should make?