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Ken Klukowski, senior legal analyst for Breitbart News: "Obama's Insurance 'Fix' Is Unconstitutional"
Obama said he would allow insurance companies to keep offering previously-offered insurance plans that Americans would like to keep. Nobody knows if this means all plans, or only some of them, and how the White House will make such determinations. He says he has enforcement discretion to make this change to the Affordable Care Act unilaterally, without consulting Congress.
This is a frightening claim of a sweeping power that is completely inconsistent with the Constitution. A president has prosecutorial discretion to prioritize which lawbreakers to prosecute in federal court, but there is no enforcement discretion to determine which laws on the books he will enforce.
Article II, Section 3 of the U.S. Constitution commands of every president: "he shall take Care that the Laws be faithfully executed." Like every provision in the Constitution, it has a legal meaning and that meaning is the Supreme Law of the Land, which Congress, the courts, and yes, each president is bound by his oath of office to follow carefully.
But what do the veteran assholes on this blog know? We only ante'd up our very lives to preserve and protect the Constitution of the United States. When my hand was in the air I don't remember making an oath to protect the President's signing statements or other Executive caveats. Democrats are beginning to panic. The President has already resorted to selective enforcement of the ACA to push out the real big pain past November 2014. The Republicans need to stop trying to "improve" Obamacare piecemeal and just let the American People who voted for this hopey changey stuff get it good and hard.