Rand Paul: Unconstitutional for Obama to 'Go It Alone'

Thursday, 16 Jan 2014 08:58 PM

By Greg Richter

  Comment  |
   Contact  |
  Print  
|  A   A  
  Copy Shortlink
President Barack Obama has vowed to use his pen to sign executive orders on the economy without waiting for Congress. But Sen. Rand Paul says Obama can't be trusted to "go it alone."

"I think there's a certain amount of arrogance to the president saying, 'Hey, I'm in charge here. I'm going to do what I want. I've got a pen, I've got a phone,'" Paul said Thursday on Fox News Channel's "On the Record with Greta Van Susteren."

Paul citied what he termed a great "abuse of power" on Obamacare, the IRS, Benghazi, and NSA spying, four issues that have dogged the president in the past year.

"He says he has his pen, and he just changes it willy-nilly when he wants. I think that’s illegal. I think that's unconstitutional."

Paul noted that members of Congress have fought Obama in the courts over recess appointment he made while the Senate was technically in session.

The case was just heard before the Supreme Court, and even liberal justices seemed skeptical of the White House's arguments.

"Progressives believe in majority rule, not constitutional rule," Paul said. " They don't believe rights are inherent to the individual. They think your rights are whatever the government says they are, whatever the majority says."


© 2014 Newsmax. All rights reserved.

  Comment  |
   Contact  |
  Print  
  Copy Shortlink
Around the Web
Join the Newsmax Community
Please review Community Guidelines before posting a comment.
>> Register to share your comments with the community.
>> Login if you are already a member.
blog comments powered by Disqus
 
Email:
Country
Zip Code:
Privacy: We never share your email.
 
Hot Topics
Follow Newsmax
Like us
on Facebook
Follow us
on Twitter
Add us
on Google Plus
Around the Web
Top Stories
You May Also Like

Author Coren: 'War on Christians' Is Epidemic

Wednesday, 26 Nov 2014 19:06 PM

In countries ranging from Pakistan to Nigeria, Christians are under systematic siege by hostile Muslims, and global poli . . .

Wayne Dupree: Not All Blacks Fear Police

Wednesday, 26 Nov 2014 18:25 PM

Despite the "collective liberal wisdom" that black Americans overwhelmingly resent police, especially in the wake of eve . . .

Rep. Erik Paulsen: Obama Medical Device Tax Will Be Repealed

Wednesday, 26 Nov 2014 18:25 PM

Critics of a tax on medical devices are so numerous in Congress that President Barack Obama should expect to see a repea . . .

Most Commented

Newsmax, Moneynews, Newsmax Health, and Independent. American. are registered trademarks of Newsmax Media, Inc. Newsmax TV, and Newsmax World are trademarks of Newsmax Media, Inc.

 
NEWSMAX.COM
America's News Page
©  Newsmax Media, Inc.
All Rights Reserved