Back in November, I penned an op-ed entitled “King Barack I.” In that piece, I expressed outrage over President Obama’s unconstitutional executive action regarding amnesty and illegal immigration. Thankfully, that disastrous plan has been stopped in federal court earlier this year – for the moment. Now, with only 15 months to go in his hopeless presidency, King Barack the First is turning his attention to unilateral action on gun control. Because his party only has a small minority in Congress, and gun control does not have anywhere near the popular support necessary to motivate lawmakers to risk limiting 2nd Amendment rights, the king appears poised to go around Congress again.
Monarchical efforts such as this by an imperial presidency have no place in our constitutional republic, but on this occasion Mr. Obama has overplayed his hand and has set himself and his fellow leftists up for a backlash from Americans across the political spectrum. Announcing that he would “politicize” the Oregon shooting to further his unpopular gun beliefs on the same day the tragedy occurred, and before any solid facts were released, was an overzealous blunder by an unchecked king. Most Americans have a keen sense of decency, and this move by Obama will be seen as anything but. Only out of touch liberals living in gated communities or The New York Times editorial board could see nothing wrong with the President’s rush to immediately politicize the horrific shooting rampage in Oregon.
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