Would another Obama term push the U.S. 'over the edge'?

Monday, September 24, 2012
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Chad Groening (OneNewsNow.com)

A pro-family leader and conservative activist says President Obama has compiled a lengthy list of violations against the Constitution during his first term of office, making the prospect of a second term "frightening."

Robert KnightRobert Knight is a senior fellow at The American Civil Rights Union (ACRU) and a syndicated columnist. In his recent column titled "Trashing the Constitution," he cites a lengthy list of examples where Obama has violated the Constitution, including launching an illegal war in Libya, undermining the nation's armed forces, refusing to enforce laws he does not like, forcing Americans to buy health insurance, and violating religious freedom.

Knight believes Obama would really be emboldened if he is elected to a second term.

"The sheer unconcern for Congress' constitutional powers if he gets re-elected will be magnified several times, which is frightening," the conservative offers. "We're right on the edge of losing our constitutional republic, and I'm wondering if a president who doesn't respect the Constitution and is emboldened by a re-election might just push us over that edge."

Knight believes the only way to stop Obama in a second term would be to elect a conservative-controlled House and a Senate willing to do whatever it takes to stop Obama's continued trampling on the Constitution.

"One is the power of the purse, which originates in the House. The Senate could use its power of advise and consent to thwart really radical appointments," the ACRU senior fellow explains. "They can also bring agency officials to heel, subpoena them to appear before them and explain why they're violating the Constitution."

In the event Obama is re-elected, Knight concludes that a truly conservative takeover of Congress would give him some hope for the country's future.

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