Lawlessness: Ignoring and Not Enforcing Federal Law--Repealing Obamacare

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    I was listening to the progressive radio show "The Norman Goldman Show" last week when during one of his rants he proclaimed that Mitt Romney was insincere about his claims that he would repeal the Affordable Care Act, and furthermore he would not have the power to do that as president--asking his little audience "What does he think he is a king?"

    After giving it a little thought, I wondered what would prevent a Romney administration from taking the same actions the Obama administration has taken regarding federal immigration laws? Obama proclaimed that he is directing his appointments in the Dept of Homeland Security and US Immigration and Customs Enforcement to disregard federal laws and selectively enforce others with his own personal criteria--effectively doing an end run around Congress.

    The Affordable Care Act grants the Secretary of Health and Human Services a huge array of powers and responsibilities, in fact there are countless provisions in that law that states "...which will be later determined by the Secretary of Health and Human Services".

    Using the precedent set by Obama, Romney appointees would be well within their rights to disregard and direct their agencies to not enforce the Affordable Care Act, or to simply selectively enforce certain provisions. A Romney Internal Revenue Service Commissioner could not enforce the individual mandate, or limit the number of audits of those lying about actually have insurance. Furthermore, several states have already stated that they will not enforce the Affordable Care Act, and with a complicit federal government, it would be rendered effectively repealed.

    BTW Norman Goldman cut me off and told me that every president has selectively enforced federal law, and that it is quote "impossible to follow every federal law" before hanging up on me. Both these statements are demonstratively false.
     
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    If he hadn't hung up on you it would've been easy for you to tell the lolberal putz that such "logic" cuts both ways.

    Can't imagine what keeps those freaks on the air. :lol:
     
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    Constitutionally speaking, the President, in and of himself, does not have the power to repeal a law.

    Romney has said time and time again, that if he elected, he would repeal Obamacare day one. Either he is a) ignorant of what the Constitution states, b) believes in using "Executive Order" to further bastardize the Constitution and it's proper adjudication, or c) using an empty talking point in hopes of swaying votes his way.
     
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    C for sure. Romney, McConnell and the rest are not going to repeal it. They are just trying to rally the base for votes. Keep in the mind the individual mandate is a republican idea.
     
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    It's not just a future president. It's every governor and mayor in america who may decide to just ignore laws he dislikes. Obozo has destroyed Rule of Law.

    Reagan gave us a stupid amnesty but at least he did it legally, by getting congress to pass an amnesty law. He didn't just announce he would not enforce the law.
     
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    Tell me do you guys go around yelling at cops to enforce every law on the books?

    If so what does it pay?
     
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    That is your rebuttal? This administration has taken unprecedented actions and destroyed the rule of law--and all you can offer is a childish comment about police (NOT Federal Officers) and a presidential administration openly flaunting federal laws.
     
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    Let's be precise, Romney said that he on day 1 would move to get the law repealed. Not that he would repeal Obamacare on day 1.
     
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    You are insanely goofy! The law is constitutional. No matter how many times you say it does not mean that SCOTUS is going to change.

    Goofy!
     
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    WTF are you blabbering about?...Do you even know what the topic here is?
     

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