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John Boehner Internal Memo
To House Republicans 6/25/14

The Conservative Treehouse, by Sundance

Original Article

Posted By:earlybird, 7/2/2014 9:47:01 AM

MEMO To: House Colleagues From: Speaker Boehner Re: “[T]hat the Laws Be Faithfully Executed. . .” Date: June 25, 2014 For years Americans have watched with concern as President Barack Obama has declined to faithfully execute the laws of our country – ignoring some statutes completely, selectively enforcing others, and at times, creating laws of his own. Article II, Section III of the Constitution of the United States dictates that the president, as head of the Executive Branch of our government, “shall take care that the laws be faithfully executed,” even if the president does not agree with the purpose of that law. Under the Constitution’s

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Reply 1 - Posted by: grayjay, 7/2/2014 9:58:27 AM     (No. 9908128)

I don´t understand why he doesn´t impeach him instead. By the time that process moves along, hopefully the Republicans will have control of the Senate. Maybe it wouldn´t be successful, as with Clinton, but it is still a major blight on his presidency.

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Reply 2 - Posted by: WAN2, 7/2/2014 10:04:00 AM     (No. 9908136)

Enough from this castrato! Power mongers in D.C. drool over Obama´s power plays and cannot wait to get in on it.
So...where are the marches on Washington? Oops. Dancing with the Stars is on.

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Reply 3 - Posted by: Tallgrass Palms, 7/2/2014 10:10:23 AM     (No. 9908143)

Hummm.....seems the internal memo should have gone to the Democrats, as well!

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Reply 4 - Posted by: stablemoney, 7/2/2014 10:27:10 AM     (No. 9908176)

The Speaker refuses to use the power of the House, which is funding. Obama and Reid use all their powers, and many that they don´t have. Boehner uses none of his, and may as well be a freshman congressman.

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Reply 5 - Posted by: Cleanhouseindc, 7/2/2014 10:39:31 AM     (No. 9908202)

Woohoo. These guys will be excited. They can hold hearings!

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Reply 6 - Posted by: dman, 7/2/2014 11:36:28 AM     (No. 9908309)

"Under our system of government, the Judicial Branch has the power to resolve disputes between the Executive and Legislative Branches. When there is a failure on the part of the president to faithfully execute the law, the House has the authority to challenge this failure in the Judicial Branch by filing suit in Federal Court in situations in which:
* There is no one else who can challenge the president’s failure, and harm is being done to the general welfare and trust in faithful execution of our laws;
* There is no legislative remedy; and
* There is explicit House authorization for the lawsuit, through a vote authorizing the litigation against the president’s failure."


1. Article III §2 does not specify this remedy, and SCOTUS has been reluctant to engage in such disputes.
2. There are specific Constitutional remedies: impeachment and the purse.
3. The House does not have Constitutional authority to abdicate or delegate its powers to the other branches, undermining the separation of powers and binding future Congresses in that regard.

Follow the Constitution - not faux measures and "precedent" to avoid it.

Impeach - now.

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Reply 7 - Posted by: dman, 7/2/2014 11:43:20 AM     (No. 9908325)

BTW: My point #3 would also apply to executive bureaus and agencies, and others including the Federal Reserve - but that argument is for another thread in the future.

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Reply 8 - Posted by: StormCnter, 7/2/2014 11:47:49 AM     (No. 9908332)

Good. Go for it, Mr. Speaker. Yesterday wasn´t soon enough.

Impeachment is not a practical option in my own opinion. Yes, the president has earned the effort, but no, it will not succeed. The failure will give Barack Obama and the Democrats crowing opportunities through 2016.

Far better to get into the record a court action demonstrating his illegal and unconstitutional moves, take the Senate in November and then completely frustrate the Pretender until he will be gone in February, 2017.

I agree, the satisfaction of an impeachment effort would be great, but the guaranteed failure would be ruinous.

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Reply 9 - Posted by: TXknitter, 7/2/2014 1:33:48 PM     (No. 9908572)

#4, you nailed it. This is why as bad as Obama is, Boehner still loses to this guy. I am less than impressed with this memo and suspect our strongest House members felt the same way. Most of us know impeachment isn´t a real option. The failure to use power of the purse - well that is a cowardly choice that Boehner alone has made. He´s evidently big bold stuff at his cocktail party fundraisers and when it comes to bullying conservative House members. When it comes to fighting the real enemy, however, Boehner is intellectually unarmed and a wimp.

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