Monday, July 20, 2015

Op-ed:
Violating the Constitution Yet Again
By: Diane Sori / The Patriot Factor / Right Side Patriots on CPR Worldwide Media www.cprworldwidemedia.net

"He 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

Fact: the U.S. Constitution clearly states that the Senate must approve any and all treaties...and the Iran deal is technically a treaty whether Obama likes it or NOT. And yet Obama and his minions are pushing hard, based upon a provision in the deal, for a U.N. Security Counsel resolution to force an immediate lifting of all international sanctions on Iran as per his...and know this is his...deal with the enemy and doing so before Congress either approves or hopefully rejects it. And know that if Obama does succeed in doing this it will be another blatant in-our-face abuse of executive power as he outwardly once again shows his total contempt for Congress, making this one more case for impeachment...that is if Congress has the guts and fortitude to do what they know needs to be done.

Remember, back in May, when after the 'framework' deal was reached in Geneva, Obama signed the 'Iran Nuclear Agreement Review Act' (INARA) that he said assured 'We the People' that Congress would have the final say on any deal reached with Iran...well...as usual...it was but another one of his oh so many lies. Knowing there was a 'loophole' in the law as written...a loophole which states that the INARA only applies to 'statutory sanctions'...meaning those sanctions already passed by Congress...Obama is now claiming that any other sanctions...even those already in place or any new ones that are placed on Iran...are within his power as president to unilaterally...with his 'pen and his phone'...either impose or remove at his whim.

And here's a little but very important tidbit many might NOT be aware of...when Obama signed the INARA it came with the verbiage lowering the votes needed for passing an international agreement...meaning instead of requiring the usual two-thirds majority for Senate approval...this very bad deal that is NOT due to come to vote until September...now only requires a simple majority vote for approval in both Houses. But to make matters worse a full two-thirds majority (67 votes) is needed for a 'resolution of disapproval'...and that means at least a half-dozen Democratic votes are needed to override Obama's veto...a veto we know will surely come if the deal is indeed rejected. But with a vote once expected to come down against the deal now hampered by the fact that some on the Republican side and many on the Democratic side are considering approving, the administration is working in overdrive to lay the guilt that if the deal goes sour the U.S. and Obama will be seen as 'weak' on the international stage, never mind that he and the U.S. thanks to him already are.

So by sending this to the U.N. before September's Congressional vote...and knowing how the U.N. does Obama's bidding especially when that bidding blatantly slaps both the U.S. and Israel in the face...Obama has assured that first, Congress will NOT be able to review the entire deal...in this case the lifting of the sanctions....the very thing we hold over Iran's head...before voting on it and second, even if Congress does reject the deal the best they can do is keep in place the limited sanctions we have already unilaterally imposed, but even that has the caveat of Obama still being able to use presidential waivers to lift those.

Talk about making a deal with the devil...talk about the devil making a deal with himself.

Now enter center stage Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu...the world's last great statesman. Forced by circumstances to lead the rightfully strong opposition to this very bad deal, Netanyahu knows NOT only the obvious ramifications a nuclear armed Iran poses to Israel, but also knows that Iran is NOT even trying to hide the fact that it will use a large portion of the monies it gets from the released sanctions to further fund terror worldwide. Speaking before the Israeli cabinet yesterday, BiBi pointed out that those who think signing such a deal with Iran would have Iran “tempering its extremism” are sorrily mistaken as Iran's Supreme leader Ayatollah Ali Khamenei...in a speech at a Tehran mosque on Saturday...in a speech interrupted time and again by shouts of "Death to America" and "Death to Israel"... said Iran would NOT allow the “disruption of its revolutionary principles or defensive abilities” and would “continue their fight against the United States and its allies, Israel being chief among them."

“Their fight”...can it be made any clearer than that...I think NOT as Iran has basically just told the world that deal or NO deal they will continue on in their quest to become nuclear armed, but sadly it seems that only Benjamin Netanyahu is heeding those words. Countering with oh so wise words of his own that, "The deal that was signed paves the way for Iran to arm itself with nuclear weapons, perhaps in a decade, if Iran decides to honor the agreement, and much sooner if it decides to violate it, as it tends to do," Netanyahu knows well what Obama is trying to pull by going to the U.N. before Congress has its say.

Remember, the only way for Congress to run shotgun over this very bad deal is for it to be introduced in the Senate as a treaty...as it should be as per our Constitution. Unfortunately, that decision rests with Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell... RINO Mitch McConnell...and there's NO telling what he will do especially when Obama, as I said above, has threatened to use his executive powers to implement this deal if Congress dares to reject it. But the bottom line remains that this deal stinks from the get-go especially with the part about NO inspections going forward without basically Iranian approval...I mean really...who does Obama think he's kidding in agreeing to this.

This is one very bad deal that Congress...that both Republicans and Democrats... should unite together to reject in its entirety and instead issue a strong ultimatum to both Barack HUSSEIN Obama and to Iran that all nuclear enrichment must stop and stop now or military options will force them do so; that sanctions will be increased ten-fold; that embargoes will be put in place that will totally cripple Iran's economy; that Israel will be given the 'green light' to do whatever they deem necessary to assure their survival with the U.S. standing strongly besides them; and that the U.N. be damned for Iran has broken the 'Nuclear Non-Proliferation Treaty' time and again and still they have NOT done anything about it.

The time for placating our enemies is over...and that includes the enemy occupying the White House...an oh so-special kind of enemy who cavalierly violates the Constitution at whim as he pursues the things he and his brethren want...as he willingly acquiesces to the wishes of the brethren...all while ignoring that which 'We the People' want. But then again Congress knows this and has proven by their previous votes that they either just do NOT care, that they will tow the party line NO matter what, or that they are too damned scared of Obama flashing the race card to do anything about it, meaning they are just as guilty of violating the Constitution as Obama is. And know that his wanting this deal to go to the U.N. before being decided upon by Congress is just another of his many Constitutional violations.

So now Congress has one more chance to do the right thing but I won't hold hold my breath that they do, but know that this time their actions or lack thereof will NOT only affect the U.S. and Israel, but will have serious worldwide ramifications if they allow this very bad deal to go through. 
 

2 comments:

  1. Good grief...Quit being a war-mongering chickenhawk.

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  2. NOPE...it's time we took a serious stand against those out to kill us all.

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