Barack Obama And President Obama Essay example

1030 Words Nov 10th, 2014 5 Pages
“All legislative powers herein granted shall be vested in a congress of the United States, which shall consist of a Senate and House of Representatives.” States article 1 of the Constitution, while Article II, section 3 states that the President “shall take Care that the Laws be faithfully executed.” (US Const. Art. 1, US Const. Art. II, Sec. 3). Currently, there has been great debate over whether our current President, Barack Obama, is failing to execute the laws and whether he is abusing his powers. In his 2014 State of the Union Address, President Obama professed that, “Wherever and whenever I can take steps without legislation to expand opportunity for more American families, that’s what I’m going to do.” (“Obama and Executive Overreach,” 2014). Repeatedly, President Barack Obama, has been overstepped his authority, acting independently to change or discount the law. From dismissing requirements that are written into laws that he does not approve of, abstaining to acknowledge statutory deadlines, and choosing not to enforce certain laws, President Obama has bluntly bypassed Congress, and has basically rewritten laws.
Republicans have accused Obama of overextending his authority as President. Anger began to mount after President Obama took action without consulting Congress, such as alter or postpone crucial Obamacare provisions, to allow children of illegal immigrants to remain in the country, to set free Taliban prisoners, in exchange for Afghan war prisoner Army…

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