Federal court: “EPA seems reluctant to acknowledge any textual limits on its authority “
The U.S. Court of Appeals for the District of Columbia has invalidated the Environmental Protection Agency’s Cross-State Air Pollution Rule, which would have punished America’s to 28 electricity generating states. The judges said that President Obama’s EPA does not seem to acknowledge any limits on its authority.
Both Democratic and Republican judges around the country have been striking down Obama regulations on constitutional grounds. It’s clear that this administration has little regard for constitutional limits.
As Supreme Court Justice Anthony Kennedy wrote in a 2011 decision against the administration, “[F]ederalism protects the liberty of the individual from arbitrary power. When government acts in excess of its lawful powers, that liberty is at stake.”
Here are some other examples of the Obama administration’s disregard for constitutional limits on its authority:
- Supreme Court: Obama Administration Violates the First Amendment (1 page).
- National DefenseExecutive Order Causes a Stir (1 page).
- Obamacare is Changing the Constitution (1 page).
- Obama’s Abuses of Power Rival King Georges (1 page).
- Governing By Fiat, Example256: Obama Guts Welfare Reform (1/2 page).
- New York Times (!): Obama is Ignoring Congress (less than a page).
- Federal Regulators Have ‘Unprecedented Power’ (1 page).
- A New Obamacare Surprise: ‘Regulatory Panel Has Sweeping, Unchecked Powers’ (1/2 page).
- President Obama Announces Plans to Sidestep Congress (1/2 page)
- President Wants Congress to Stop Debating (1 page).
Starting to see a pattern? Let’s hope America sees it before November 6–because, as President Obama told then-Russian president Dmitri Medvedev, “After my election, I’ll have more flexibility.” Just imagine more flexibility with the law and Constitution than we’ve already seen!