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 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
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
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.