04.12.2013 0

Obama’s attempts to expand his power

By Adam Bitely — It is no secret that since Obama has become president that the powers of the federal government have continued to expand at a very fast pace. From increasing government intervention in health care to harmful regulations that harm job creation, the current occupant of the White House has been expanding the power that he wields.

Recall Obama made so-called recess appointments to the National Labor Relations Board and the Consumer Financial Protection Bureau when Congress was not even in a recess.

Or when his Environmental Protection Agency arbitrarily declared carbon dioxide, a gas essential to life itself, to be a “harmful pollutant” covered under the Clean Air Act.

One could go on about what Obama has thus far gotten away with, but widely unknown is the attempts to grab power that were stopped. Obama has been challenged by the Supreme Court on several issues and has lost. Even Justices that he named to the highest bench in the land have ruled against some of his policies.

A new report from Sen. Ted Cruz highlights the Obama’s attempts at grabbing power. According to the report, there have been several cases that could have drastically led to Obama and his government cronies packing an unbelievable amount of power in a time when the government is incredibly bloated with power already.

One case, Hosanna-Tabor Evangelical Lutheran Church & School v. EEOC, could have allowed the federal government to interfere with whom a church chooses as their minister.

Another case, United States v. Jones, would have allowed the government to become the Big Brother feared in many futuristic movies by attaching a GPS to one’s car and following their every movement without having any evidence that the person has committed a crime. There are many more cases like that highlighted in the report.

As the report notes, “If the Department of Justice had won these cases, the federal government would be able to electronically track all of our movements, fine us without a fair hearing, dictate who churches choose as ministers, displace state laws based on the President’s whims, bring debilitating lawsuits against individuals based on events that occurred years ago, and destroy a person’s private property without just compensation.”

This report should serve as a reminder that you should never lose focus on what the government is doing — and how they are expanding their power.

In an age where many rely on the government, it is dangerous to allow them to have power beyond imagination. After all, people are flawed. And the intentions of many government officials, while often good, never live up to expectations. Sen. Cruz’s report shows that a power drunk government is stepping much too far over the boundary with the powers that they seek to have.

Adam Bitely is the Editor-in-Chief of NetRightDaily.com. You can follow NetRightDaily on Twitter at @NetRightDaily.

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