- - Thursday, October 10, 2013

The Republican-led House of Representatives is being called irresponsible for not simply rolling over to a “clean” continuing resolution, but the Constitution and the law say otherwise. The Democratic mindset is that Obamacare is legislation passed by both houses of Congress and signed into law, therefore the maneuvering of the House of Representatives is merely baying at the moon. They are patently wrong.

President Obama has unilaterally and unconstitutionally made 17 modifications to the Obamacare law, including exempting certain big businesses, Congress and staff. The Obamacare law that the citizens are being coerced to sign up for is, therefore, an unconstitutional law and thus no longer exists. For the House to acquiesce to a clean continuing resolution leaving the president’s 17 unconstitutional changes intact would add precedent to the president’s unconstitutional action for future presidents, and possibly lead to abrogation of the Constitution itself.

House Speaker John A. Boehner and the House are the last defense in preventing unlawful action by the executive branch. National bankruptcy foisted upon the American people by this tax-and-spend president is perilous enough. Loss of our Constitution would be the end of our “exceptional” America and our rights derived from our Creator. There will never be another nation so conceived.

CMDR. JOSEPH FAMME

U.S. Navy (Retired)

Arlington