(Alexander Higgins) The United States Congress has just forfeited one of their most important Constitutional provisions to keep the power of the President of the United States in check.
When our founding fathers wrote the framework of the US constitution they went through painstaking debate to ensure a rigorous foundation was created that would allow the three branches of the federal government to maintain a balance to keep the powers of the other in check.
Of the powers assigned to the US Congress, the Senate was given the authority to review and vet, then accept or reject the appointment of many presidential nominees.
This power was given in Article II section 2 and ensures that dozens of management positions, which now fall under the Department Homeland Security (including the treasurer of the United States, the deputy administrator of the Federal Aviation Administration, the director of the Office for Domestic Preparedness, and the assistant administrator of FEMA) are not appointed in a manner that would create a system of control by which the President could seize totalitarian tyrannical powers as possessed by King George during the Revolutionary War
I don’t know how much they were paid off but I certainly hope it was enough for them to overcome the guilt of destroying our nation because that section of the United States Constitution has just officially been abolished by the Congress and now only awaits the President’s signature to be signed into law.
So just when the American public is outraged by the media blackout over Obama appointing the first ever Assassination Czar congress rubs it our face by saying not only is that okay but the President can appoint such positions and we don’t even want any oversight over the process.
What’s next? A FEMA Camp Czar and a Homeland Assassination Czar?
Just one recent example of why this power is so important, if it weren’t for this balance the torture-tainted John Brennan, who is now Obama’s Assassination Czar and has been caught up in repeated scandals and outed for lie after lie, was actually Obama’s first choice to lead the CIA.
Due to fear over political fallout that would have occurred during the vetting process America Obama was forced not to make the appointment and America was saved from the horrible consequences that would have been suffered.
For more on the Assassination Czar see: John Brennan, Torture-Tainted CIA Prospect, Alarms Obama Supporters and How the U.S. Army’s Field Manual Codified Torture — and Still Does
Now, thanks to the genius bureaucrats in Washington, the President will be able to make such horrible decisions in the future with absolutely no Congressional oversight or fear of political fallout for such appointments.
Here’s more from the New American :
House Passes Bill Eliminating Senate Approval of Presidential Appointments
By a vote of 261-116, the House of Representatives passed a bill rewriting Article II of the Constitution and divesting the Senate of the power to accept or reject the appointment of many presidential nominees.
Last year, the Senate passed the measure by a vote of 79-20, so it now goes to the desk of President Obama for his signature.