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Another 'Branch' Of Government
Thinking Things Over
By Jerry E. Clark
March 2, 2015

No matter which side of the political aisle you find yourself on, few of us would support the rise of a new,"fourth" brand of our government - that is, not unless we held a Constitutional convention and agreed to fundamentally change the way the United States is governed.

But don't take our word for it, Georgetown constitutional law professor and scholar Jonathan Turley believes that's exactly what's being 'created' via the actions of President Obama with respect to his wide-ranging and many think, illegal executive orders.

Read what Turley has to say about this disturbing trend at The rise of the fourth branch of government.

Indeed, Mr. Obama now claims to have the power to do a deal on nuclear power with Iran without Senate approval, has given an order basically granting amnesty to more than 5 million illegal immigrants, and has had various federal agencies issue regulations in clear violation of federal law - all with the expressed intention of supporting his particular political goals.

In the case of the Internal Revenue Service (IRS), the illegal issuance of subsidies despite the clear legal prohibition of the same other than ones bought via state exchanges, shows the extent to which the president will go to push aside the will of Congress.

Congress is attempting to fight the President via court action, but that kind of effort has scant chance of changing anything.

We're headed for a dictatorial type of regime unless its power is curbed. Agency by agency, from the EEOC to the EPA, from the IRS to the NLRB (National Labor Relations Board) this president is out of control and he supports actions that violate his oath of office.

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