Why “Impeach Trump!” People are Blithering Idiots

Impeachment headlines are all the rage these days, and Google images is fully of all sorts of Impeach Trump buttons, banners, and bumper stickers, but it’s an utterly mindless rage, one fueled by hate and ignorance, not rationality, sound reasoning, or understanding of the law.

People, listen up!  Please get an education so you know what you’re talking about.

Speaking of impeachment (and education):

“The House of Representatives shall chuse their Speaker and other Officers; and shall have the sole Power of Impeachment.” – Article I, Section 2.

Do you really think a House controlled by conservatives/Republicans will impeach Donald Trump? No more than a House controlled by liberals/Democrats impeached Obama for his impeachable offenses.  Unlike Trump, Obama actually committed impeachable offenses.

“The Senate shall have the sole Power to try all Impeachments. When sitting for that Purpose, they shall be on Oath or Affirmation. When the President of the United States is tried, the Chief Justice shall preside: And no Person shall be convicted without the Concurrence of two thirds of the Members present.” – Article I, Section 3

Do you really think you will ever be able to get a two-thirds majority of the Senate to rule against President Trump with more than half the Senate is conservative/Republican? Good luck with that…

“Judgment in Cases of Impeachment shall not extend further than to removal from Office, and disqualification to hold and enjoy any Office of honor, Trust or Profit under the United States…” – Article I, Section 3

Hillary stepped down so that she wouldn’t be impeached over Benghazigate. Had she been impeached, she would have been ineligible to run for President.  The Demoncrap party saw the handwriting on the wall and chose the lesser of two evils so that she might actually have a shot at the Presidency in 2016.  It was clear she was being groomed for that very role for a long time.  Thankfully, enough voters recognized her for the crook she is.

“The President … shall have Power to grant Reprieves and Pardons for Offences against the United States, except in Cases of Impeachment.” – Article II, Section 2

When Obama pardoned over 2,000 criminals, he grossly violated Constitutional authority as most of those criminals had not committed any crimes “against the United States.”  Rather, most of them had violated various state laws, over which Obama had ZERO authority to grant either a reprieve or pardon.  That state’s governor, yes.  Obama, no.

“The President, Vice President and all civil Officers of the United States, shall be removed from Office on Impeachment for, and Conviction of, Treason, Bribery, or other high Crimes and Misdemeanors.” – Article II, Section 4

President Donald Trump has committed absolutely zero instances of treason, bribery, high crimes, or misdemeanors. In fact, he personally hired a rather large legal team in order to prevent any such discretion.

BOTTOM LINE: President Donald Trump will NEVER be impeached, and for some very sound reasons:

1. He’s never committed any impeachable offences as defined by and required by the Constitution in order to be impeached.

2. You’ll never get a conservative/Republican House to impeach a Republican president.

3. You’ll never get a conservative/Republican Senate to cough up the two thirds votes required to convict.

Our Founding Fathers knew that one day, there would be a bunch of blithering idiots throughout our land who would incessantly cry “Impeach Trump! Impeach Trump! Impeach Trump!” They made impeachment difficult for precisely that reason, to prevent blithering idiots from disrupting the normal operations of government on the basis of nothing other than mob rule.

Now, while libtards and Demoncraps have every Constitutional right to continue blathering on about this issue if it makes them feel better, much like all babies need a good cry every now and then, it’ll never happen, because of the aforementioned reasons, unless Donald Trump actually does, one day in the future, commit a clearly impeachable offense.

And no, you cannot make this happen simply by whining about it louder, longer, harder, or by throwing more money at it.  The U.S. Constitution is “the supreme Law of the Land” for a reason, and We the People are going to follow it, whether you like it or not.

Hobby Lobby, the U.S. Supreme Court – Good, Bad, or Ugly?

GREAT NEWS!!!  As reported in this article, the U.S. Supreme Court finds that Obamacare can NOT force businesses to provide contraception for their employees if the business has a religious objection against doing so: “The justices’ 5-4 decision is the first time that the high court has ruled that profit-seeking businesses can hold religious views under federal law.”

More good news: Mainstream media is FINALLY pinning the tail on the donkey who allowed Obamacare to move forward in his un-Constitutional swing vote. The donkey in this case is Chief Justice John Roberts:

“Two years ago, Chief Justice John Roberts cast the pivotal vote that saved the health care law in the midst of Obama’s campaign for re-election. On Monday, dealing with a small sliver of the law, Roberts sided with the four justices who would have struck down the law in its entirety.”

Now for the BAD news: Four members of the Supreme Court will apparently ALWAYS oppose the Constitution in favor of the position of the Democrat Party.

Finding in favor of the position of one political party or another is NOT their job: “This Constitution, and the Laws of the United States which shall be made in Pursuance thereof; and all Treaties made, or which shall be made, under the Authority of the United States, shall be the supreme Law of the Land; and the Judges in every State shall be bound thereby, any Thing in the Constitution or Laws of any State to the Contrary notwithstanding.” – Article VI

Furthermore, “The Senators and Representatives before mentioned, and the Members of the several State Legislatures, and all executive and judicial Officers, both of the United States and of the several States, shall be bound by Oath or Affirmation, to support this Constitution.” – Article VI

Bottom Line: All U.S. Supreme Court Justices are BOUND BY OATH to follow the Constitution. Furthermore, they CAN be removed from office for failing to do so! Their appointment to office comes with a restriction: “The Judges, both of the supreme and inferior Courts, shall hold their Offices during good Behaviour.” – Article III, Section 1

If any judge fails to support the Constitution, that is a violation of their oath of office, hence “bad behavior” and grounds for their removal under the U.S. Constitution.

Judge’s Statements and Their Implications:

Taken from this article

Although I’m glad Alito held the majority opinion, he got the justification wrong: “Alito said the closely held corporations cannot be required to provide contraception coverage under Obamacare if they voiced religious objections under the federal Religious Freedom Restoration Act (RFRA).”

Wrong! Our First Amendment alone not only provides sufficient justification against forcing anyone to violate their religious beliefs, but it will always trump any federal legislation such as the RFRA, each and every time:

“Congress shall make no law respecting an establishment of religion, or prohibiting the free exercise thereof…”

Paraphrased for poignancy and clarity: “Congress shall make no law prohibiting the free exercise of religion.”

Even if Congress repealed the RFRA, the Second Amendment protection remains, and it doesn’t matter if a company falls under federal law or not. If any law passed by Congress, such as Obamacare, prohibits the free exercise of the religious beliefs held by the principles of the company, IT VIOLATES THE CONSTITUTION AND IS THEREFORE NULL AND VOID. While the RFRA may have highlighted this truth, our Second Amendment specifically and emphatically prohibited such un-Constitutional violations 225 years ago!

I am very happy for Hobby Lobby’s good Christian founders, yet this opens the door for the restoration of other religious freedoms.

Justice Ruth Bader Ginsburg’s dissenting opinion, joined by Stephen Breyer, Sonia Stotomayor and Elena Kagan, just makes no sense at all:  “In a decision of startling breadth, the Court holds that commercial enterprises, including corporations, along with partnerships and sole proprietorships, can opt out of any law (saving only tax laws) they judge incompatible with their sincerely held religious beliefs.”

No, wait!  Actually, that makes PERFECT sense, and YES, our Founding Fathers DID establish such protections.

It’s called FREEDOM, Justice Ginsburg, and a careful read through our Declaration of Independence, our Constitution, and its 27 Amendments should reveal the underpinnings with stark clarity.  Put simply, our nation was established to provide for and protect the FREEDOM of We the People against despots like you, Breyer, Sotomayor, Kagan, Obama, most in the Democrat Party, and some in the Republican Party.

As my father used to say, “you’re free to swing a stick over your head all day long, so long as it doesn’t hit or threaten to hit others.”

Letter to Dr. Ted R. Bromund

Dear Dr. Bromund:

I read with interest your article, published today, entitled “UN Arms Treaty will be menace to US for years to come.”

As one who has taken an oath of office to “support and defend the Constitution of the United States against all enemies foreign and domestic,” I noted with dismay your opinion that there’s some kind of “loophole” with respect to being bound not to violate the treaty’s “object and purpose.”  This line of thought is in error.  While we may voluntarily choose to adhere to a treaty after it’s been signed, our nation is under no international or legal obligation to do so, particularly if the treaty was signed in violation of the Constitution’s requirements for treaties.

Here’s why:

1)  Our Constitution is very simple, straightforward, and has been published worldwide since before the ink dried on the last signature.  Each and every nation around the world, as well as various bodies of international cooperation, such as the United Nations, are not only privy to it, but employ experts who’re able to inform the organization as to exactly what each and every provision really means.

2)  The part about Senatorial “advice and consent” isn’t “commonly said.”  It is LAW.  In fact, it’s Constitutional law, the Supreme Law of the Land.” (Article VI of the U.S. Constitution)  “[The President] shall have Power, by and with the Advice and Consent of the Senate, to make Treaties, provided two thirds of the Senators present concur.”  (Article II, Section 2 of the U.S. Constitution; emphasis mine).

Put simply, no President, nor any duly appointed representative, can make or sign a legally binding treaty without concurrence of two thirds of the Senate.  Doing so is a direct and heinous violation of the Constitution, and the trust as well as representational authority of the American People.  In fact, Kerry’s signing of the U.S. Arms Treaty without such concurrence is an impeachable offense, not only for Kerry, but for Obama as well, for Obama directed him to do so.

3)  Any law violating a higher law is null and void.  That’s the way our system of justice, based on English Law, has been practiced, and here in America, the Constitution is the Supreme Law of the Land.  There is no higher law.  This legal precept has been upheld in numerous federal court decisions and several Supreme Court decisions.  Some people falsely believe that people have to follow all laws unless and until they’re proven un-Constitutional.

The courts have repeatedly ruled otherwise, even to the point of holding law enforcement agencies, municipalities, states, and even the federal government both civilly and criminally liable for having passed or trying to enforce an un-Constitutional law.

In fact, no U.S. citizen or law enforcement officer is under any obligation whatsoever to either follow or enforce a law which violates the Constitution.  The same goes for executive orders, whether they’re issued by the President of the United States or the town mayor.  Congress makes law, not the President.  State legislatures make law, not the Governor.  City/Town councils make law, not the mayor/administrator.  Contrary to popular misconception, his executive orders do NOT “carry the weight of law,” unless they’re empowered by a Constitutionally-abiding piece of legislation authorizing them in the first place AND the executive orders are themselves fully commensurate with all provisions of the Constitution and its 27 Amendments.  If Obama’s executive orders fail either of these tests, they are null and void, unenforceable under our system of justice.

Furthermore, every U.S. citizen, military officer, law enforcement officer, and civil officer, at local, state, and federal levels, every person who has ever taken an oath of office to support and defend our Constitution has a DUTY to stand firm against ANY measure from on high, regardless of its source, which violates the Constitution.

The oath of office was implemented as one of the checks and balances in our nation, so that no individual in any position of authority would ever allow their loyalty to their superior at any level to eclipse that of their loyalty to the nation itself.  This single measure has kept more tyrannical and freedom-hating legislation in check than any other.  The only time it doesn’t work is when those who’ve been elected or appointed to offices of public trust renege on their oaths of office.  In the military, that can result in a courts martial.  Sadly, when enough public officials refuse to adhere to their oaths of office, it corrupts the entire system, because they will vote along party lines instead of their sworn oath to the country.

The Constitution, Dr. Bromund, is more than the Supreme Law of the Land.  It’s our nation’s life blood.  When the citizens and leaders of our nation adhere to the Constitution, our nation stands.  When they depart from it, our nation falls, and if they do so willingly or knowingly, it’s “adhering to their Enemies,” and therefore treason. (Article III, Section 3)

Sincerely…

PS:  Link to the Official Transcript of the U.S. Constitution at the Library of Congress:  http://www.archives.gov/exhibits/charters/constitution_transcript.html

Why I Do What I Do

A high-school friend of mine recently asked me why I chose to make politically-charged posts on my Facebook page.  Here’s my response:

Oh, no!  I post my fair share of warm fuzzy stuff, too.  🙂

My predilection towards political posts is simple:  There is a massive effort on the part of money/power-grubbing foreign influences to undermine the rights and freedoms we enjoy here in the United States of America.  More than two dozen Congressmen are members of the Communist Party.  Hundreds more are socialists, having bought into the idea that so long as they rule, they can work us to death, raising taxes through the roof under one guise or another, while they live a life of luxury and we barely scrape by.

Some countries such as Japan, Sweden, Switzerland, and the Netherlands are successfully maintaining their “corporate knowledge” and avoiding these traps.  Other countries, including the U.S., have been so dumbed down over the years half our population is incapable of distinguishing the difference between a political party and a totalitarian movement, even though the movement is bleeding all the signs of it left and right.  They gush on about seemingly “beneficial” programs like gun registration without taking the time to think it through, realizing the worthlessness of the program, that criminals won’t comply, and the law-abiding citizens who own firearms will now be profiled by an administration with a proven track record of hostility towards the Constitution.

I and well over 100 Million Americans would much rather learn from history than repeat it’s mistakes.  Lord willing, we will.  Unfortunately, there’s a very large number of politically illiterate people who haven’t a clue as to how flagrantly they’re falling into the same traps employed by the likes of most dictators throughout the 19th and 20th centuries.

For example, do you recognize this quote?  “This year will go down in history.  For the first time, a civilized nation has full gun registration.  Our streets will be safer, our police more efficient, and the world will follow our lead into the future!”

Think about that for a minute, as you realize what gun registration accomplished in Poland immediately prior to World War II:  It got more than 20,000 registered gun owners killed.  Most of them were veterans of the first World War, but many were lawyers, doctors, and influential businessmen who opposed Hitler’s rise to power and his brand of socialism.

If you guessed that the author of the quote was Adolph Hitler, murderer of more than 20 Million people, including 6 Million Jews and as many of his own countrymen who opposed him, you’d be right.  He said that in a speech in 1935.  Firearms registration has preceded EVERY totalitarian rise to power over the last 200 years, and has very rarely happened without resulting in totalitarianism.

Meanwhile, the systematic communization of America was little more than a list of actionable items in 1962.  Today, more than 90% of that list has come to pass.  The media and largely socialist-infused education system touts all the flowery benefits while ignoring and outright suppressing the rights and freedoms their measures have robbed from Americans, including the right to keep a decent percentage of their wages.  Such rhetoric appears in school textbooks from grades one through nursing and medical school (no, I’m not kidding – ask me and I’ll send you a link).

So, in a nutshell, most of my posts are political because America has been largely stupid, and is repeating the mistakes of the past, mistakes which allow rich men of power to make themselves even more rich off the backs of the people, and often at their peril, freedom, even life.

I would encourage you to follow this link to our nation’s own Library of Congress, and re-read the Declaration of Independence.  Think about why they declared their independence.  Then, think about where we are as a nation, today, just how close we are to that same edge.

Most people in Congress who voted for Obamacare did not read it before they passed it.  Pelosi even said, “We’ll have to pass it just so we have time to read and understand it.”  I did read it, all 1,000+ pages of it.  The last 50 pages are the most startling, as they’re the blueprint for socialist-based totalitarianism imbedded within a mandatory, government-run health-care system.  Most people haven’t a clue their health insurance premiums will skyrocket by more than 50% under Obamacare (between 17% and 135% according to the finance whiz kids), or that *gasp!* the bottom 35% of Americans, financially speaking, won’t be able to either afford or be eligible for Obamacare at all.

It’s all there in the fine print.  Too bad most of Congress didn’t bother to read it before passing it.

As for being a good writer…  Aye.  I’ve received a lot of feedback over the last two years, but instead of letting it go to my head, I’ve simply chalked it up as a gift from God, who gives all people various talents and gifts.  I was a pretty good navigator, even won some awards.  To me, that was a gift God gave me and I ran with it.  Writing is the same way, and I’m running with it, too.

A fine Christian recently summed up the sentiments held by myself and hundreds of millions of Americans.  Dr. Benjamin Carson’s spoke at the National Prayer Breakfast.  He’s a wonderful speaker, and Director of Pediatric Neurosurgery at Baltimore’s Johns Hopkins University.  You can listen to his speech, here.

Listen to it and you’ll know where and why I, a born-again Christian, am using the talents God gave me in support of our nation’s Christian heritage, standing firm against the powers of this world which are at this very moment trying to topple our country.

Tyranny: Obama Signs Gun Control Treaty

Tyranny is raising its head yet again in the Obama administration, as well as in Congress.

Obama can sign the International Gun Control Treaty on Monday, June 3, 2013 if he wants to, but it is illegal for him to do so.  Furthermore, another forty-six U.S. Senators support subjugating our Constitution under the authority of the United Nations.

This is tyranny.  It is also patently un-Constitutional.

Obama cannot legally sign the treaty unless two, and only two, concurrent exceptions are in existence, simultaneously:

– Only upon the Advice and Consent of the Senate

– Two-thirds of the Senate must approve

Source: “[The President] shall have Power, by and with the Advice and Consent of the Senate, to make Treaties, provided two thirds of the Senators present concur…” – U.S. Constitution, Article II, Section 2.

For Obama to even sign the treaty without the advice and consent of the Senate, and with the concurrence of two-thirds of their members, is a violation of Constitutional law.  This provision exists to prevent any single individual, not merely including the President, but especially the President, from obligating the entire country to be bound to treaty, unless it is within the will of the People for him to do so, as expressed through their representatives in Congress.

Countless surveys have proven it is NOT within the will of the People to enter into an International Gun Control Treaty, much less gun control at all.  Even the Democrat-controlled Senate flat-out rejected Obama’s post-Sandy Hook gun-control measures.  You think two-thirds of them will support this?  Heck no!  They will not, hence Obama’s illegal end-run around Congress.

Fortunately, the U.S. Supreme Court has jurisdiction to declare any and all treaties un-Constitutional, either by content of the treaty (infringement on the right to keep and bear arms), or by violation of procedure (without the Senate’s advice, consent, and 2/3 approval):

Source: “The judicial Power shall extend to all Cases, in Law and Equity, arising under this Constitution, the Laws of the United States, and Treaties made, or which shall be made, under their Authority;–to all Cases affecting Ambassadors, other public Ministers and Consuls;–to all Cases of admiralty and maritime Jurisdiction;–to Controversies to which the United States shall be a Party…” – U.S. Constitution, Article III, Section 2

Obama's Illegal Treaty
The Face of Tyranny

It would be nice, however, and very helpful, if Congress passed a public resolution reaffirming the Constitution’s mandates concerning treaties.  The public has a right to know that their government will not tolerate tyranny, rogue elements such as Obama going off half-cocked and fully illegal, regardless of his reasoning or justifications.  Such authority is expressly denied by our Constitution in order to prevent tyranny in our country.  The Constitution, the Bill of Rights, and the rest of her amendments exist first and foremost to protect us from precisely the sort of tyrannical action Obama promises to commit on Monday, June 3, 2013.

The President, Congress, the Supreme Court, indeed the entire country are all bound by the Constitution. It’s not a “guide.” The President has no option to do an end run around Congress, regardless of how urgent or dire he deems a situation. Our Constitution is the “supreme law of the land.” Violating it is a misdemeanor, at best. Violations of certain rights are often considered felonies.

“This Constitution, and the Laws of the United States which shall be made in Pursuance thereof; and all Treaties made, or which shall be made, under the Authority of the United States, shall be the supreme Law of the Land; and the Judges in every State shall be bound thereby, any Thing in the Constitution or Laws of any State to the Contrary notwithstanding.” – U.S. Constitution, Article VI

Finally, Congress has the power to impeach Obama should he violate these provisions:

“The President, Vice President and all civil Officers of the United States, shall be removed from Office on Impeachment for, and Conviction of, Treason, Bribery, or other high Crimes and Misdemeanors.” – U.S. Constitution, Article II, Section 4

The House files impeachment charges against the President: “The House of Representatives … shall have the sole Power of Impeachment.” – U.S. Constitution, Article I, Section II

The Senate tries impeachments of the President, and may convict on 2/3 vote: “The Senate shall have the sole Power to try all Impeachments. When sitting for that Purpose, they shall be on Oath or Affirmation. When the President of the United States is tried, the Chief Justice shall preside: And no Person shall be convicted without the Concurrence of two thirds of the Members present.” – U.S. Constitution, Article I, Section 3

The consequences of being convicted of impeachment are, at the very least, removal from office, but may be far more severe: “Judgment in Cases of Impeachment shall not extend further than to removal from Office, and disqualification to hold and enjoy any Office of honor, Trust or Profit under the United States: but the Party convicted shall nevertheless be liable and subject to Indictment, Trial, Judgment and Punishment, according to Law.” – U.S. Constitution, Article I, Section 3

tyranny
The Glory of our Nation

Regardless of Obama’s justification or reasoning, his signing the treaty also violates the Second Amendment to the U.S. Constition, “…the right of the people to keep and bear Arms, shall not be infringed.”  The treaty is an infringement.  As such, even if he did have 2/3 approval of the Senate, it would still be un-Constitutional!

There is no pardon for tyranny, and the President cannot pardon himself from impeachment! “[The President] shall have Power to grant Reprieves and Pardons for Offences against the United States, except in Cases of Impeachment.” – U.S. Constitution, Article II, Section 2.

We are all bound by both duty and honor to fight Obama’s tyranny!

Today Was a Shameful Day in Washington

Today was a victorious day for the American People!  The rights bestowed on us by our Creator and recognized by our Constitution were UPHELD.

Yet Obama said this was a “shameful day for Washington.”

For once, he got it right.  Not because they failed to uphold our Constitutional rights.  But because Obama was “visibly angry and frustrated” as a result.

It was a shameful day for Washington because the man who purports to be our President falsely accused the NRA of lying to the American people.  I’ve been over the NRA’s claims hundreds of times over the last year.  I’ve YET to catch them in ANY lie.  Meanwhile, I’ve caught Obama in THOUSANDS of lies.

It was a shameful day for Washington because Obama cites “polls showing 90 percent support for universal background checks” while ignoring polls showing 90 percent of the people are against gun control.  It’s a shameful day in Washington because Obama masqueraded his gun control efforts as “universal background checks.”  Even Harried Reid, the Democrat Senator from Nevada, said the bill contained too much of Obama’s “gun control.”

Most days are indeed shameful ones for Washington.  We still have a man sitting in the White House who has no legitimate Constitutional claim to that seat.  He’s still telling lies left and right while pointing fingers at everyone else, playing the childish blame game in his attempts to throw the spotlight off his own deceptions.  Our Congress failed to have the guts to do what was right by the American people and impeach this anti-Constitutional imposter the first time around.

Yes, indeed, Mr. Obama – so long as you remain in the White House, doing what you do, it is indeed a shameful day in Washington.

But not today.  Today is a day for triumph, not shame. 🙂

http://theweek.com/article/index/242939/watch-obama-blasts-nra-for-willfully-lying-to-public

Are Executive Orders Law? A Case Study on the Limitations of Presidential Powers and Authority

The Short Answer

No, they are not in and of themselves law.

The Middle Answer

Executive Orders may carry the “weight of law,” but only insofar as:

1.  They’re directed to a department or other government entity under the Constitutional authority of the President of the United States of America…

and

2.  The orders themselves do not violate the Constitution itself or any local, state, or federal statute which lawfully derives its authority from the Constitution.

For example, the President can direct one or more of his department heads to conduct their affairs in a certain manner.  He cannot direct a department head to violate the Constitution in any manner, nor can he direct the affairs of any entity not under his direct administrative authority as proscribed and limited by the Constitution.

The Long Answer

There is no constitutional provision or statute that explicitly permits executive orders.  The authority to do has been assumed by all Presidents, from George Washington on, from Article II, Section 1, Clause 1 of the Constitution, which simply states:  “The executive Power shall be vested in a President of the United States of America.”  It has widely, though errantly been assumed Article II, Section 3, Clause 5 cements this power, but when we actually read this clause, it only states, “he [the President] shall take Care that the Laws be faithfully executed.”

Article II, Section 3, Clause 5 does NOT give the President any power or authority to create law.  It’s a restriction on his power, not permission.  It simply means that the President and his actions while in office must conform to all laws, beginning with, but not limited to the Constitution of the United States of America.  All additional legislation, provided it legally adheres to the Constitution, is also binding to the President, his staff, and all departments beneath his office, including all Amendments, which themselves are integral components of the Constitution itself.

Thus, does the President, Congress, or the Supreme Court have any right, power, or authority to direct any government agency or group within a that agency to violate the Fourth Amendment protections?

No, they don’t.

While the office of the Presidency is quite powerful, our Constitution places a tight reign on both the limit and scope of those powers.  Let’s see what powers the President does have, by examining those listed for the President in the Constitution of the United States of America, in Article II, Sections 2 and 3:

1.  Commander in Chief of the Army and Navy of the United States (self explanatory)

2.  Commander in Chief of the Militia of the several States, when called into the actual Service of the United States

Note:  U.S.C., as well as both federal and Supreme Court decisions, has limited the term “Militia of the several States” to apply only to the National Guard, and has excluded any application to either any other militias mentioned in State Constitutions or to the armed general populace

3.  May require the Opinion, in writing, of the principal Officer in each of the executive Departments, upon any Subject relating to the Duties of their respective Offices

Note:  Put simply, he can ask his department heads “what’s going on?”

4.  Shall have the Power to grant Reprieves and Pardons for Offenses against the United States, except in Cases of impeachment (self-explanatory)

5.  Shall have power, by and with the Advice and Consent of the Senate, to make Treaties, provided two thirds of the Senators present concur

Note:  Our President can NOT make a treaty without a 2/3 Senate concurrence, and he must get their advice first.  Thus, any “Gun Ban Treaty” is both illegal and unenforceable without 2/3 Senate concurrence.

6.  Shall nominate, and by and with the Advice and Consent of the Senate, shall appoint Ambassadors, other public Ministers and Consuls, Judges of the supreme Court, and all other Officers of the United States, whose Appointments are not herein other otherwise provided for, and which shall be established by Law: but the Congress may by Law vest the Appointment of such inferior Officers, as they think proper, in the the President alone, in the Courts of Law, or in the Heads of Department.

Note:  This one requires some dissection.  All senior officers of the various executive departments, of which their are 15, such as the Department of Defense, all key sub-departments (such as the Department of the Air Force), all ambassadors, public Ministers and Counsels (representatives of foreign governments), Supreme Court Justices, and a few others categories require 2/3 advice and consent of the Senate.  The second part allows for the appointment as a civil or military office by procedure outlined in law.  Thus, military officers are given a “Presidential Commission” by procedure, not directly by the President himself.  By “inferior Officer” they’re referring to lower levels, such as the Undersecretary of the Air Force and the Chief of Staff of the Air Force.

7.  The President shall have Power to fill up all Vacancies that may happen during the Recess of the Senate, by granting Commissions which shall expire at the End of their next Session.

Note:  In January, 2013, a federal court indicted President Obama because Obama made appointments during a temporary recess of the Senate while the Senate was still in session, instead of between sessions.  Those whom he appointed remain in office, illegally.

8.  He shall from time to time give to the Congress Information of the State of the Union, and recommend to their Consideration such Measures as he shall judge necessary and expedient.

Note:  First, the State of the Union address is a requirement, not an option.  Second, it’s a duty for him to recommend necessary and expedient measures to Congress for their consideration.  Obama utterly failed in that duty.  He instead used it as a chest-pounding, “LOOK AT ME!  Look what I have done!  I have created FIRE!” type of speech.

9.  He may, on extraordinary Occasions, convene both Houses, or either of them…

Note:  The Japanese bombing of Pearl Harbor was one such occasion.  The 9/11 attacks were another such occasion.  There have been few other such occasions throughout the course of American history.

10.  …and in Case of Disagreement between them, with Respect to Time of Adjournment, he may adjourn them to such Time as he shall think proper.

Note:  If the two houses, during an “extraordinary Occasion,” disagreed on the time of adjournment, this clause gives the President the authority to set a time.  However, he can only do so if the two houses disagreed on a time.

That’s IT, ladies and gentleman.  This is ALL the President is authorized to do with respect to administering the duties of his office.

So who has the Constitutional power and authority to create law?  Article 1, Section 1:  “All legislative Powers herein granted shall be vested in a Congress of the United States, which shall consist of a Senate and House of Representatives.”

Note:  The term “legislative” means “power or authority to create law.  Please note the President (executive branch) is not mentioned.

I’d like to point out two additional sections which are quite relevant:

Article II Section 4:  “The President, Vice President and all civil Officers of the United States, shall be removed from Office on Impeachment for, and Conviction of, Treason, Bribery, or other high Crimes and Misdemeanors.”

Some of Obama’s “high crimes” (felonies) and misdemeanors are being presented to the U.S. Supreme Court today (February 15, 2013).  Among them are Obama’s failure to register for the United States Selective Service System.  This is a felony, and disqualifies anyone who commits this felony from holding any position in the United States Government.

In summary:  Are Executive Orders Law?

Short Answer:  No.

Medium Answer:  They carry the weight of law, but he has no authority to either create law or violate the law.

Long Answer:  Hell no.