By Ben Barrack
After Barack Obama announced that he would be signing an executive order to grant legal status to 5 million illegal aliens currently in the U.S., videos began to surface that showed him adamantly asserting he couldn’t do it. He told Americans and international audiences the Constitution prevented him from doing exactly what he did earlier this month (in a moment of unscripted candor, he even admitted it).
On September 25, 2012, just two weeks after the Benghazi attacks, Obama spoke at the United Nations and again referred to the “Innocence of Muslims” video and its role in causing violence throughout the Middle East. He then spoke to people who wanted criticism of Islam to be banned by pointing to the… wait for it… Constitution as the reason why such videos cannot be banned:
“I know there are some who ask, ‘why don’t we just ban such a video’? and the answer is enshrined in our laws. Our constitution protects the right to practice free speech.”
If Obama asserted the constitution prevented him from signing an executive order on amnesty, what makes anyone think he’s sincere when he points to the first amendment to defend speech?
Back in the summer of 2011, the Operation Fast and Furious scandal was beginning to make some news (mainstream media avoidance of it notwithstanding). At a press conference, Obama was asked by an ignorant Mexican reporter if he had the power to veto the second amendment.
Here is how Obama answered that question:
“The second amendment in this country is part of our Constitution and the President of the United States is bound by our Constitution so I believe in the second amendment.”
Obama then spoke about his administration stopping gun traffickers. The problem is that it was his administration that was facilitating gun trafficking. ATF agents told gun store owners to sell the weapons to straw purchasers who would then walk them into Mexico and give them to cartels.
Again, though, when it comes to the second amendment – like his executive order on amnesty – Obama said the constitution prevented him from doing anything about it.
Regular readers to Shoebat.com know that there is probable cause to suggest that the Obama administration was involved in the production of the Innocence of Muslims video and the gunwalking operation to launch assaults on the first and second amendments, respectively.