The Obama Administration says Rivkin and Foley have “spurned this core Constitutional principle.”  Then President Obama aggrandized executive power at the expense of Congress and the states. The biggest fear of the framers was that the government would be overwhelmed by an imperious, domineering national legislature. Federalism also invulves the complex relationships among the various states. In essence, the law allows the President to do as he wishes for he himself can veto any congressional attempt to disavow his Executive Orders. Control, said the Framers, the unconstitutional and egocentric ambition of any President. The principle, said Madison, of different governments will control each other, at the same time that each will be controlled by itself. The Democrats in the audience, sycophants to the core, erupted in thunderous applause. Trump has potentially signaled that he will work with Congress provided that he, like Obama, gets what he wants.

In addition to the expressed powers of the national government, the “necessary and proper” clause provided an avenue for expansion into the realm of “implied powers.”. The law now allows regulations to go into effect automatically if Congress does not disapprove them. But the law should be changed so that if Congress does not affirmatively approve a regulation, it never goes into effect. President of Crawford Broadcasting and the voice of the STAND Podcast, THE WORST LEGACY OF THE OBAMA ADMINISTRATION MAY BE DISDAIN FOR THE CONSTITUTION’S SEPARATION OF POWERS. And as a result, in November 2014, Democratic Senators urged the President to vastly expand his unilateral amnesty for illegal immigrants! Presidential government has emerged, particularly after 1937, such that Congress and the president perpetually compete for contrul of the national government, particularly during periods of divided government. This also establishes a system of checks and balances in which power is divided to ensure that no one branch becomes predominant.

Much legislation is gray, general and ambiguous so as to be appropriate for the times. James Madison, a founding father wrote in the federalist papers that such separation of powers creates “a double security” for liberty. Federalism limits government by creating two sovereign powers—the national government and state governments—thereby restraining the … The framers employed the separation of powers and federalism in order to a. prevent the new government from abusing its power. With impunity, Obama made unilateral appointments to the National Labor Relations Board (NLRB) while the Senate was in session and perhaps the most unconstitutional and worst decision Barack Hussein Obama made was to UNILATERALLY commit our great nation to a most unpopular nuclear treaty with Iran utterly bypassing the Senate’s treaty ratification power. Trump may have his own PEN AND PHONE and ignore like Obama the Congress and defy the courts. His actions were so egregious that the House of Representatives even sued to defend its Constitutional prerogatives (the power of the purse) which caused the federal courts to rule against the administration, but too little too late. But that is only a beginning. The Obama Administration was emboldened and enabled by the media an academia. Separation of powers imposes internal limits by dividing government against itself, giving different branches separate functions and forcing them to share power. The judicial branch consists of the Supreme Court and the lower federal courts. They forgot the words of Founder James Madison who said: “Ambition must be made to counteract ambition. This site and the materials contained herein ©2020 W.W. Norton and Company, Inc. unless otherwise stated. They encouraged the former President’s unconstitutional behavior simply because they supported its politics and policy agenda. The legislative branch includes both houses of Congress: the Senate and the House of Representatives.

However, the actual separation of powers amongst different branches of government can be traced to ancient Greece. The Obama Administration and our former President rewrote the laws and disregarded the Constitutional duty to faithfully execute them.