An interesting reprint from Monday, June 28th, 2010
By Peter Andrew
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The death of 92-year-old Democrat U.S. Senator Robert Byrd today will have many people talking about term limits. One thing you may not know about Byrd is that he was not comfortable with the way President Barack H. Obama tramples on the U.S. Constitution.
Byrd Warned America About Obama
Byrd made the comments just last year. From our Amazing Obama Administration Broken Promises List…
Democrat Byrd Warns Obama about Constitutional Violations! -2/25/9 America’s Watchtower: Democrat senator Robert Byrd,sent a letter to President Obama warning him that he is pushing the constitution’s limits in regards to Obama’s appointment of all of these “czars” to oversee issues (health reform, energy, climate change, urban issues) that are supposed to be handled by the legislative branch of the government. UPDATE 4/18/9 Byrd still upset. UPDATE 10/6/9:
Feingold Hearings on Czars
Fox News reports liberal U.S. Senator Russ Feingold of Wisconsin wants to know if all of these Czars have to answer to congress. “Feingold said, “It’s not good enough to simply say, ‘Well, George Bush did it too.’”…White House counsel Gregory Craig…said some presidents have used such special advisers, or czars, to undermine Congress, but “that is simply not the case in the current administration.” Feingold also was critical of the administration for declining to send a witness to the hearing. “The White House decided not to accept my invitation … to explain its position on the constitutional issues we will address today,” Feingold said, referring to the Senate’s role in confirming top officials. “That’s unfortunate. It’s also a bit ironic since one of the concerns that has been raised about these officials is that they will thwart congressional oversight of the executive branch.”
Yet the abuse of power continues.
Byrd was known for his adherence to the rules of the Senate. Perhaps though his legacy he can get people to pay attention to the abuses of power going on in the White House and actually do something about them.