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Jihadista On July 04, 2014

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#1New Post! Dec 27, 2013 @ 14:42:20
The United States Constitution requires that the President must "take care that the laws be faithfully executed."

Probably the two Presidents who had the most trouble with this were Abraham Lincoln and Andrew Jackson.

All the Laws but One by former Chief Justice William H. Rehnquist is about Lincoln's struggle with his duty to enforce the laws during the Civil War.

In a CSpan video, I have no idea if it still exists, Rehnquist mentions how President Jackson has been wrongly accused of not enforcing the law in at least one Indian removal case.

President Obama has an increasing list of lack of enforcement.

In the Afordable Care Act the administration is not enforcing the employer mandate, verification of eligibility for insurance subsidies, and will not require employer-provided policies to cap employees' out-of-pocket costs.

"Obamacare administrators continue to miss deadlines set by the health-care law -- 41 of 82 of them, according to Forbes's Avik Roy's reading of Congressional Research Service report."

The administration is also lax in enforcing the Dodd-Frank financial regulation law. "According to the law firm Davis Polk, the administration as of July had missed 62 percent of the deadlines in that law."

Washington Examiner
GreenAppleKing On April 23, 2015

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#2New Post! Dec 28, 2013 @ 15:34:38
@Jihadista Said


President Obama has an increasing list of lack of enforcement.



But you know his heart is in the right spot so this isn't nearly as bad.
Jihadista On July 04, 2014

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#3New Post! Dec 28, 2013 @ 16:15:01
@GreenAppleKing Said

But you know his heart is in the right spot so this isn't nearly as bad.


My grandfather tells a story about when he was my age. Stom Thurmond, a politician from South Carolina, fought against the civil right legislation.

In opposition to the Civil Rights Act of 1957, Strom Thurmond conducted the longest filibuster ever by a lone senator, at 24 hours and 18 minutes in length, nonstop. In the 1960s, he opposed the civil rights legislation of 1964 and 1965 to end segregation and enforce the voting rights of African-American citizens.

Wikipedia

So why was Thurmond so tenacious about opposing civil rights legislation? My grandfather's theory is that Thurmond believed that the law applied to everybody. Once the law became the law, he would support enforcment of the law.

I think that on this point President Obama would agree with Stom Thurmond, but President Obama might also agree with Abraham Lincoln, who had to deal wih the chaos of the Civil war.

It might be that the Affordable Care Act has created so much choas that the President cannot enforce the law.

And I suppose that might also be why a record number of Americans fear big goverment.

TFS
Richard142 On February 15, 2015




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#4New Post! Dec 28, 2013 @ 16:57:28
@Jihadista Said


1,.... Civil Rights Act of 1957 the civil rights legislation of 1964 and 1965 to end segregation and enforce the voting rights of [all]American citizens.
2,It might be that the Affordable Care Act has created so much choas that the President cannot enforce the law.
3,And I suppose that might also be why a record number of Americans fear big government.

1, Surely it is good that all adult citizens are enfranchised irrespective of their ethnicity? Should there be any restriction to this? In the UK convicted criminals while serving their prison terms loose their voting right. I share the view that this exclusion is unjust.
2, Why should affordable health and social care be so an unreasonable expectation?
3, I think there is far too much fear driven opinion. Why need anyone fear just laws administered justly?
Answers to these questions might help me better understand your views and intentions in this thread.
GreenAppleKing On April 23, 2015

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#5New Post! Dec 28, 2013 @ 17:08:32
@Jihadista Said


It might be that the Affordable Care Act has created so much choas that the President cannot enforce the law.



The president

LOVES choas

and he will use it selectively enforce law as it suits him.
Jihadista On July 04, 2014

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#6New Post! Dec 28, 2013 @ 20:07:23
@GreenAppleKing Said

The president

LOVES choas

and he will use it selectively enforce law as it suits him.


The President loves chaos? Are you referring to this?



I think that maybe people, who promote leftist political views and that includes President Obama, have a major fear of choas at least in the sense that choas is uncertainty. That must be the reason they promote free education, free healthcare, and the right to an income with no effort.
chaski On about 15 hours ago
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#7New Post! Dec 28, 2013 @ 20:23:42
@Jihadista Said

The President loves chaos? Are you referring to this?



I think that maybe people, who promote leftist political views and that includes President Obama, have a major fear of choas at least in the sense that choas is uncertainty. That must be the reason they promote free education, free healthcare, and the right to an income with no effort.



When conservatives complain about chaos, what they really mean is that the extreme right religious conservatives are no longer in control of the government because a majority of U.S. citizens have used our democratic system to express their political will.
Jihadista On July 04, 2014

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#8New Post! Dec 28, 2013 @ 20:38:16
@Richard142 Said

1, Surely it is good that all adult citizens are enfranchised irrespective of their ethnicity? Should there be any restriction to this? In the UK convicted criminals while serving their prison terms loose their voting right. I share the view that this exclusion is unjust.
2, Why should affordable health and social care be so an unreasonable expectation?
3, I think there is far too much fear driven opinion. Why need anyone fear just laws administered justly?
Answers to these questions might help me better understand your views and intentions in this thread.


Do I have intentions?

Well, maybe. Last year I wrote a short story for an English class. In the story, two Japanese men and a young girl climb an active volcano during the final year of World War Two. The old man takes an ingot, which he pounds into a sword. The younger man takes the sword and jumps into the volcano's caldron. The old man and the girl descend the volcano.

The teacher offered the story to the class as an example of symbolism. She said that the three characters represended the three Japans, the old, the present, and the new, and that the present Japan (in this case referring to the World War Two Japan) sacrificed himself for the future Japan, which would be a combination of the old and the new represented by the old man and the girl.

Did I intend that explanation? Of course not.

My intention here is to find information and share it will other members of my study group.
Jihadista On July 04, 2014

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#9New Post! Dec 28, 2013 @ 20:49:43
@chaski Said

When conservatives complain about chaos, what they really mean is that the extreme right religious conservatives are no longer in control of the government because a majority of U.S. citizens have used our democratic system to express their political will.


I suspect that conservatives love chaos in the sense that random intereaction is related to innovation, and that the ordered nature of the leftist world leads, in their view, to stagnation.

And probably you are correct that the history of the United States is the march toward democracy.

For exmaple, the United States celebrated the millennium in the year 2000 when the democracy wanted to do it instead of in the year 2001 when the educated, elite conservative class would have done it.
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