Does Barack Obama Recognize Any Limits On His Power?
Submitted for consideration:
-He entered into an agreement to restructure Chrysler that blatantly violated US bankruptcy laws.
-He failed to seek Congress’ approval to go to war in Libya.
-He maintains the Commerce Clause empowers the government to force individuals to purchase a good from a private company.
-He claims the right to rewrite laws by administrative fiat.
-He purports to exercises his “Recess Appointment” power at a time when the Senate of the United States is not in recess.
You could add in his signing of the Defense Authorization Act permitting military detention of American citizens and his drone attack on a US citizen but I think he’s on fairly solid ground in both cases. Even without those two cases, there are more than ample evidence that Obama simply does not respect the statutory, constitutional or traditional limits on him or his administration.