Guest Column: Why the Nov. 4 election is important
By Stuart Nuss
In 1781, our Founders created our Constitution, which included a system of checks and balances for the federal government.
After enduring the tyranny of King George III, the Founding Fathers did not want an elected “king” to rule over the citizenry, arbitrarily creating and/or enforcing (or NOT enforcing) laws. The president swears this oath, before taking office: “I do solemnly swear (or affirm) that I will faithfully execute the Office of President of the United States, and will to the best of my ability, preserve, protect and defend the Constitution of the United States.”
To “faithfully execute” means our president SHALL implement and enforce legally-enacted laws, as they are written, not as HE wants. To do otherwise violates his oath, and our Constitution. President Barack Obama scoffs at recent Supreme Court rulings that have repeatedly found him in violation of the Constitution. And, more is to come.
In 2011, Obama stated that he was unable to grant legal status to undocumented citizens because of the Constitution. Now, Obama plans to issue executive orders granting amnesty AFTER the elections, to minimize political fallout. He also intends to bypass Congress to reduce sanctions against Iran, which may lead to their developing nuclear weapons. The correct course of action for such illegal behavior is impeachment and conviction. This action is required, but not because of race, gender, religion, political affiliation, or even because of Obama’s failed foreign and domestic policies.
Whatever your political beliefs, we, the citizens, must not permit ANY president to rule by executive fiat, as it violates the core principles of our Constitution. This president has, in my opinion, violated our Constitution repeatedly, and he fully intends to continue these actions after the election. There must be consequences.
Unfortunately, since we have so many politicians inhabiting the halls of Congress, and so few statesmen, it is unlikely that a well-justified impeachment and conviction will occur. So, we, the citizens, must make ourselves heard, starting by voting out those politicians who support Obama and his unconstitutional actions on Nov. 4.
Stuart Nuss is a resident of Durand, Illinois.
From the Oct. 29-Nov. 4, 2014, issue