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Obama’s Power Grabs Create an Imperial Presidency

Blair31 Wrote: Jun 19, 2012 5:49 PM
Andrew Jackson was the first imperial President.
Editor's Note: This column was coauthored by Ken Klukowski.

In 2010 we published a book arguing that Barack Obama was creating an imperial presidency. The past few months prove that prediction was correct.

First President Obama’s EPA claimed power to create cap-and-trade through new regulations, rather than Congress passing a law. Then Obama’s FCC claimed the power to regulate the Internet, despite a federal appeals court ruling that only Congress could authorize such control through legislation. More recently, Obama’s Department of HHS issued regulations requiring Catholic and Evangelical organizations to violate their religious conscience regarding birth control and abortion-related services.

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