Expert to Congress: Obama’s Illegal Behavior Could Spark Armed Revolt
December 27, 2013
While testifying before a House panel Tuesday, Michael Cannon, director of the Cato Institute’s Health Policy Studies, said Barack Obama‘s behavior — specifically, his failure to adhere to the law — could spark an armed revolt against the government,Mediaite reported. “There is one last thing to which the people can resort if the government does not respect the restraints that the constitution places on the government,” he said. “Abraham Lincoln talked about our right to alter our government or our revolutionary right to overthrow it.”
“That is certainly something that no one wants to contemplate,” he added. “If the people come to believe that the government is no longer constrained by the laws then they will conclude that neither are they.” “That is a very dangerous sort of thing for the president to do, to wantonly ignore the laws,” Cannon said, “to try to impose obligations upon people that the legislature did not approve.” After the 2010 midterm elections, the liberal Center for American Progress advised Obama to use all of his executive power – including his authority as commander-in-chief of the military – to unilaterally push his agenda while bypassing Congress. The result has been an unchecked executive branch issuing mandates through regulations and executive orders, sometimes ignoring established law.