The Office of Congressman Mo Brooks notified Hank Richards at the Huntsville Examiner of Brooks’ position on presidential overreach and its current relationship to the U.S. Constitution.
House Speaker John Boehner has submitted a memorandum addressing the Administration’s systematic assault on the separation of powers. Boehner stated he will be bringing legislation to the floor to initiate legal action against the Administration to rein in executive overreach.
North Alabama Congressman Mo Brooks is a cosponsor of House Resolution 442, the Stop This Overreaching Presidency “STOP” Resolution, which achieves this goal. He notified the Examiner of his statement following the Speaker’s announcement.
Said Congressman Brooks, “Under Article II, Section 1 of the U.S. Constitution, presidents take an oath to ‘preserve, protect and defend the Constitution’. Article II, Section 3 requires presidents to ‘take Care that the Laws be faithfully executed.’
For the first time in history, America is burdened by an Administration that both acts as if it is above the law and openly advocates violation of and disregard for laws duly passed by Congress and signed by presidents.
This Administration’s elitist attitude raises a very important question. If a president can pick and choose which laws to obey and which to disregard, does not that encourage all Americans to do the same since, under our Constitution, all Americans, regardless of stature or position, are equal under the law?
And, if all Americans adopt the President’s attitude, do we not welcome anarchy and the rule by violence and vigilantism rather than the rule of law?
I wholeheartedly support the ‘STOP Resolution’ (which I cosponsored earlier this year) that forces the Obama Administration to defend before the courts its selective enforcement, changing and creation of laws.
The STOP Resolution forces the courts to decide whether we are a nation of laws or of men, and whether America elects presidents subject to the law, or kings and emperors who are above the law,” concluded Brooks.
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