"'We the people of the United States, in order to form a more perfect union, establish justice, insure domestic tranquility, provide for the common defense, promote the general welfare, and secure the blessings of liberty to ourselves and our posterity, do ordain and establish this Constitution for the United States of America.'
"Cute idea, wasn’t it? But it turns out that for hundreds of years, we’ve been doing the Constitution wrong. As we’ve been made to understand by our patient and benevolent rulers, all of human history has just been a holding pattern as the world awaited the glory of Obama. Once again he’s showing us the error of our ways, as TheDC’s Matthew Boyle reports:
“'President Barack Obama made four recess appointments Wednesday, naming three new members to the National Labor Relations Board and appointing Richard Cordray to lead the Consumer Financial Protection Bureau. But the appointments may have been illegal, according to past administration statements. Obama’s own lawyers publicly stated in a 2010 exchange with Supreme Court Chief Justice John Roberts that the president doesn’t consider a congressional recess official — meaning he can’t legally exercise his recess appointment power — until Congress has been gone for three full days. ‘The recess appointment power can work in — in a recess,’ Obama’s Deputy Solicitor General Neal Katyal said. ‘I think our office has opined the recess has to be longer than three days [to make an appointment].’ The Senate entered a recess on Tuesday, after having held a pro forma session to keep Obama from making any recess appointments. Another was planned for Friday. By making the appointments just one day after the Senate went into a recess, Obama appears to breaking his own administration’s rules and, as scores of Republicans are quick to point out, decades of executive precedent.'
"The problem with the separation of powers is that sometimes Obama can’t get his way. So he’ll just do what he wants. He’ll just follow his own personal Constitution that applies to him and him alone. Problem solved!..."
Read More January 13, 2012: Obama Admin Taken to Court for Recess Appointments