Expert testifies to Congress: Obama ‘wantonly’ ignoring laws could lead to overthrow of government

A health expert testifying before the House Judiciary Committee said the consequences of President Obama waiving, suspending, and amending major provisions of the Affordable Care Act could lead to an armed revolt against the federal government.

“If the people come to believe that the government is no longer constrained by the laws then they will conclude that neither are they,” said Michael Cannon, director of health policy studies at the Cato Institute.

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Speaking at a hearing called to review the constitutional limits imposed on the presidency, Cannon said the precedent set by Obama could eventually lead to such grave consequences.

“That is a very dangerous sort of thing for the president to do,” Cannon told the committee, “to wantonly ignore the laws, to try to impose obligation upon people that the legislature did not approve.”

“There is one last thing to which the people can resort if the government does not respect the restrains that the constitution places on the government,” said Cannon. “Abraham Lincoln talked about our right to alter our government or our revolutionary right to overthrow it.”

Cannon testified that he has worked for the GOP, but is not a Republican “for reasons that Democrats on this committee can readily appreciate.”

“I am acutely aware of the last Republican president’s failures to execute the laws faithfully,” he added. “In 2008, though I did not support him, I preferred the Democratic presidential candidate to the Republican candidate in part because he promised to curb such abuses by the executive.”

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  • buck

    “Because he promised to curb such actions by the executive”
    That was such a lie.
    5 plus years of lies…

    • Emmie Lou Tucker

      I still find it incredible that anyone believed that given all his earlier associations-

    • The Truth of the Story

      The truth is, Obama has made 138 Executive Orders, George W made 291. That is curbing the use of the executive order. Check your facts and don’t be a tool of either party.

      • Jan McMullen

        Well. Mr Truth,

        The difference is Obama still has 3 more years to catch up or pass,not to mention that the ones Obama is signing changes LAWS. Dig a little deeper into just what those orders were for.

        • Jan McMullen

          BTW Bill Clinton signed 364

          • chrisnfolsom

            I think the substance and reason for the EO are more important then the numbers. Seems like a meaningless argument.

      • chrisnfolsom

        This is the same as the accusations that is is making lots of money, or takes excessive vacations – both very wrong by just a quick amount of research… But hey, he is only our elected president (yes even if you didn’t vote for him) so slander away!!

  • Judith Lang

    Is is about time someone presents the true State of the Union in a precise, logical and on the point manner. Thank you Mr. Cannon

  • car333

    I can’t believe anybody could ever think for one second the great King, oooops I mean President could ever tell a lie.I bet you can’t even count more than a few thousand lies he has told. Start counting. 1-2-3-4-5-6—————————–995-996……..

  • Lorraine Stuart

    The problems is that no one will do anything about it. Obama should be impeached before he does anymore damage. But the liberals and blacks will have him stay in power no matter what he does. All we can do is pray for this country.

  • Cynthia J. McCoy

    Pretty bad when your own side attacks you!!!!!! I think it is time for this president to step down. Right now do not wait!! You sir are a criminal, you break the law and do not bat an eye. So does your administration!! They lie in court and why…WHY is none holding them accountable???????? I just don’t get it. I guess his party still holds the majority. It is a crying shame. I would be shocked if any of them started telling the truth. I would not believe it!!!

  • jdelaney3

    The Progressive cancer is killing us. It’s not just Barry Soetoro. He’s a symptom of what’s ailing us. It’s the throng of Progressive minions who adhere to the same alien philosophy and who share the same alien agenda.

  • Maria

    Enough talk, remove the incompetent clown from office already!!!

  • Arden Hale

    The simplest solution to this is for the Democratic party to stop persecuting, tyrannizing and oppressing people. Conservatives never do these things to them when the roles are reversed.

  • Aaron Edison

    THERE IS A THING CALLED “COLOR OF LAW” OR “PRETENSE OF LAW” by which some government official (local, state or federal) will twist, distort, manipulate, pervert the law to their own convenience in order to deny others their rights under the law. All such actions are CRIMINAL ACTIONS,,AND ARE PUNISHABLE UNDER THE LAW.

    WE NEED TO GET BUSY AND TAKE CARE OF BUSINESS,,,beginning locally with attorneys, judges, Dept of Health and Human Resources, CPS and any and all other agents of government and work our way all the way to the white house. IT’S TIME TO TAKE THIS COUNTRY BACK,,,BY FORCE IF NECESSARY.

  • S.L. Rachford’s Ire

    Currently do not believe there are enough people willing to stand for Freedom in this Country.

    • sharonhansen209

      I agree sadly. In their defense, they are asleep and think that the rest of us are crazy. I can’t blame them. They are brainwashed. I wish I knew how to unbrainwash people.