Prog Stupid – CNN’s Wolf Blitzer Flunks Constitution 101 – Tells Sheriff He Must Obey Obama Executive Order…

NOT

Mega fail…. but the progs who don’t pay attention to the constitution, or even have a semblance of understanding of the 10th amendment or division of relegated powers.  Duh.

Discussing gun control, CNN’s Wolf Blitzer on Friday told a Utah sheriff that if Barack Obama issues an executive order, that order is the law and the sheriff must obey.

However, jurisprudence on this topic reveals exactly the opposite.

As the head of the executive branch of the federal government, a president can issue executive orders only to employees of the federal government—and only regarding implementing federal laws or programs. A governor can likewise issue executive orders to employees of his state government regarding the laws or programs of that state.

Every sheriff is a county officer, elected by the voters of that county. The Supreme Court held in Printz v. U.S. in 1997 that the Tenth Amendment forbids the federal government from ever ordering any state or local official to carry out a federal program. Ironically, that case also involved a sheriff—Jay Printz of Montana—and a federal gun control law.  (continue reading)

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17 Responses to Prog Stupid – CNN’s Wolf Blitzer Flunks Constitution 101 – Tells Sheriff He Must Obey Obama Executive Order…

  1. WeeWeed says:

    Wolf wants to be Pierce “Musketball” Morgan when he grows up.

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  2. 22tula says:

    “Immigrant Warns Us About Obama”
    By Daniel Doe – February 2, 2013

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  3. ZurichMike says:

    CNN? Hasn’t CNN tanked in ratings lately?

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  4. John Galt says:

    SCOTUS:

    “We held in New York that Congress cannot compel the States to enact or enforce a federal regulatory program. Today we hold that Congress cannot circumvent that prohibition by conscripting the State’s officers directly. The Federal Government may neither issue directives requiring the States to address particular problems, nor command the States’ officers, or those of their political subdivisions, to administer or enforce a federal regulatory program. It matters not whether policymaking is involved, and no case by case weighing of the burdens or benefits is necessary; such commands are fundamentally incompatible with our constitutional system of dual sovereignty. Accordingly, the judgment of the Court of Appeals for the Ninth Circuit is reversed.”

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    • Auntie Lib says:

      Music to my ears – every time it I hear it: “Accordingly, the judgment of the Court of Appeals for the Ninth Circuit is reversed.” The Ninth Circuit is a joke – and we’re in their jurisdiction.

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      • stringplayer55 says:

        Amen, Auntie. I, too, live in the Ninth Circuit’s jurisdiction. The Ninth Circuit seems to believe it their paramount duty to legislate from the bench. And it is amazing how consistently Ninth Circuit judgements are overturned on appeal.

        Out of 182 cases from the Ninth Circuit that were argued before the Supreme Court, 148 (81%) were overturned!!! Compare that with approximately 80% of all lower court rulings upheld by the Supreme Court. Assuming that the number of lower court rulings heard by the Supreme Court is approximately equal for all of the 9 circuits, other circuit rulings must be overturned in only 12% of cases argued before the Supremes. Thus, the Ninth Circuit is overturned at a rate about 7 times that of the other circuits combined.

        Of the 148 reversals, 72 were by a unanimous Supreme Court even though the Supreme Court has sharp ideological divides. (I know I am stating the obvious here!)

        The Ninth Circuit is a joke! Unfortunately, the Constitution would not allow for the Ninth Circuit court to be dissolved and then reinstated with new members. And we would not want that to happen right now anyway. But how long do we have to suffer with these jokers making a mockery of justice?

        See http://www.law.harvard.edu/news/2010/09/27_oscannlain.html for more about the Ninth Circuit’s alarming history of being overturned.

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  5. czarowniczy says:

    Wolfie’s a talking head and a talking head doesn’t necessarily have to contain anything but air.

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  6. Don P. says:

    They are shocked when they find their god king is not omni potent.

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  7. czarowniczy says:

    Whoa, folks! I am convinced the POtuS is a true gun lover – the White House has released a picture of him shooting a rather expensive looking over-under shotgun, supposedly one of those many time at Camp David when he was ashootin’ skeet. Covers a number of bases too, it has a Bidenesque ‘double barreled’ shotgun – not exactly but close enough for some lying SOB spin doctor’s purposes. From the angle of the shot the POtuS was being proactive and putting shot to clay bird before it even left the thrower – hope the thrower wasn’t hand-held. Then again, what’s another case of black on someone else gun violence in the immediate DC area. You’d think the Democratic spin-liers would have learned after that Dukakis-in-a-tank fiasco

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    • John Galt says:

      Zero with a Pro-ported shotgun, how exceptionally sweet.

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      • czarowniczy says:

        Yeah, with the amount of smoke coming from it I was wondering if he were shooting ‘black’ powder?

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        • Coast says:

          Same thoughts here…I shoot clay and a blackpower 50 cal, and that photo seemed strange on a number of accounts.

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          • czarowniczy says:

            It’s a photo op, I can see some spin yuppie wandering around and ginning up a clays shotgun (a non-offensive to soccer moms gun) and having a handful of blanks from a local military ammo supply point brought up. How come we gotta wait to see/hear of the POtuS playing Rifleman until it’s needed to prop up some BS lie he told? Think he’d have been trying ti kiss gun owner butt long before now.

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  8. mcfyre2012 says:

    “The Supreme Court held in Printz v. U.S. in 1997 that the Tenth Amendment forbids the federal government from ever ordering any state or local official to carry out a federal program.”

    But ironically, the WH sued Arizona for trying to enforce federal immigration laws.

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