One has to ask that question when PRAVDA, of all places, is reporting on things that the state run media here refuses to touch.
Today there is no American news outlet factually covering the illegal actions of the sitting President of the United States in context. Nor is there one consistently exposing the laws his administration has flagrantly broken, though this corruption now demonstrably permeates every level of the federal system.
Attorneys General Tom Horne, Arizona; Pam Bondi, Florida; Sam Olens, Georgia; Bill Schuette, Michigan; Scott Pruitt, Oklahoma; Marty Jackley, South Dakota; Alan Wilson, South Carolina; Greg Abbott, Texas; and Ken Cuccinelli of Virginia produced a joint memo on March 5th, 2012 detailing 21 blatant violations of law committed by the Obama administration.
By now it is unsurprising the media has by and large ignored this announcement though AG Cuccinelli did appear in an extended segment with CSPAN (the relevant segment can be found here) on March 18th.
What is even more interesting, is that they are quoting the Tea Party and not passing judgment (in either direction) on them.
Fortunately, The Tea Party Tribune published the Attorney's General memo, "A Report on Obama Administration Violations of Law" in full the same day it was released. It is nothing short of a flashing legal headline story, yet cannot be found at the Washington Post or the New York Times.
"Whether it is through the EPA, NLRB, Office of Surface Mining, FCC or other entities, the Obama Administration has aggressively used administrative agencies to implement policy objectives that cannot gain congressional approval and are outside of the law." - A Report on Obama Administration Violations of Law.
Emphasis in the original. The article has a litany of items where the Obama Administration has broken the law. Then Pravda adds...
When complied, it is apparent even at a glance, that the federal government as led by Barack Obama has no respect for law. Clearly the Obama government is acting as it deems fit. Much as a monarchy would. As if the States did not exist. As if the Constitution of the United States did not apply.
Indeed, when it comes to Obama and his government, the constitution is a barrier to be removed. As Obama stated in a 2001 interview with NPR, "generally the constitution is a charter of negative liberties,". Undeniably, the Constitution limits government negatively, it states what it cannot do. From the point of view of someone attempting expand government powers beyond that which the constitution limits it to, it is extraordinarily negatively limiting. It was designed that way. It is the keystone, the cornerstone, the foundation of a free people; one freed and protected from government tyranny.
The author then addressed the President's attempt to re-write 200+ years of judicial history.
The M-1/A-2 tank in the room
If more evidence were needed to delineate the obvious disrespect coming from the Oval Office for the Law, on Monday, April 2nd 2012 President Barack Obama attempted to erase 200 years of legal history, stating in a press conference with world leaders, that the law codified in the Supreme Court Case Marbury v. Madison (5 U.S. 137) 1803 is not valid:
"Ultimately, I'm confident that the Supreme Court will not take what would be an unprecedented extraordinary step of overturning a law that was passed by a strong majority of a democratically elected congress." - Barack Obama 4-5-2012
Hundreds of bills have passed out of congress and been found unconstitutional, overturned by the Supreme Court, since Marbury V. Madison established in 1803 the Supreme Court's right of judicial review.
The Supreme Court has been the final arbiter of law, determining the constitutionality of laws passed by congress for over two hundred years. There is no Article or Section in the constitution which specifically bestows this power within the court. Instead, Marbury was the court's interpretation of the constitution; furthermore the legal precedent it set in that decision still stands as good law today.
This is not the first time Mr. Obama has attempted to re-write history to his liking. The difference here lay in the fact that the media is in a feeding frenzy over this one.
The President is in trouble when even Pravda takes him to task over his actions, well you know that there are major issues to overcome. This coupled with high gas prices, inflationary pressures and an anemic job market and well.....you have a recipe for Jimmy Carter 2.