Well the top stories of the week were Newt Gingrich winning the South Carolina primary and President Obama once again exercising power not granted to him by the constitution in killing the Keystone Pipeline project. Newt’s strong debate performance catapulted him to a victory in South Carolina in the wake of a controversial ABC interview with his ex-wife Marianne Gingrich. It was an impressive victory.
Next we saw the President kill the Keystone Pipeline project claiming he needed more time to study the impacts. So where exactly in the constitution is the President granted the authority to regulate commerce with foreign nations and the states? The answer is has zero authority and his killing of the pipeline means nothing. The enumerated powers of congress are covered in article I, section 8. This is the section that grants congress not the President the power to regulate commerce with foreign nations and among the several States, and with the Indian Tribes. So basically the President’s actions in this matter are unconstitutional and should not carry any weight. The companies involved in the construction of the pipeline do not need the approval of the President, they simply need to remind congress that they have the authority in this area. This is a position supported by a study conducted by the nonpartisan Congressional Research Service. The study concluded that even though Presidents have made executive decisions on pipelines that cross the borders in the past, congress has the final say in regards to granting permits and they have the full weight of the constitution to back them up. Basically the President is living under the illusion that he matters in this fight.
The sad and pathetic thing about all this is we have an ignorant left who clearly has no understanding of our constitution and the enumerated powers of congress. They protest and demand the President exercise power he’s not constitutionally permitted to exercise. The same holds true with the President violating the constitution when he made his pro forma appointments a few weeks ago. Our republic is struggling not because there is too much liberty and too little regulation. Our republic is struggling because there is too little liberty and a too much regulation. And this only happens when our elected officials operate outside of the parameters of their constitutional authority. It’s not rocket science folks? We shouldn’t be looking for a candidate to solve our economic woes. We should be looking for one who will reestablish the constitution as the law of the land and restore individual liberty as well as economic liberty. Once this happens our republic will grow stronger and the individual along with it.
Below are some links to some outstanding conservative blogs. Please take a few moments and visit some of the best the web has to offer. So tee it up and enjoy another SENTRY JOURNAL round at the LINKs.
Keystone Pipeline in limbo
A Conservative Teacher: Republicans May Have Better Direction for Education Policy?
Ace of Spades: Is Ron Paul’s Only Hope a Brokered Convention?
Adrienne’s Corner: Catholic Bishops in a snit over mandated “free” birth control…
American Glob: The Top 10 Reasons Obama Recently Visited Disney World
American Perspective: Raising the Debt Limit-make this viral
America’s Watchtower: Democrat bill would set up a “Reasonable Profits Board” to regulate oil profits
ARRA News Service: Follow-up to “When Government Has Too Much Control” – SOPA
Atlas Shrugs: Islamic Supremacists Secure Nearly Three-Quarters of Egyptian Parliament
Big Journalism: Obama’s Favorite SuperPAC, The Activist Old Media
Be Sure You’re RIGHT, Then Go Ahead: Rads & Reds: You’ve Got A Friend In Barry
Blog de KingShamus: Portlandia-Is This Something?
Bread upon the Waters: Georgia Judge Subpoenas Obama to Prove His Natural Born Citizenship
BUNKERVILLE: Soros activist hired by Fox. So much for fair and balanced
Capitol Commentary: ObamaNation: Cayman Island Edition
Catholibertarian: 11 New Solyndras — Obama Energy Department Wastes Billions of Dollars
COMMON CENTS: GOP Candidates Discuss SOPA at South Carolina Debate
Conservative Hideout 2.0: Department of Justice Cooperating with (ACORN’S) Project Vote
Courage In America: Get Ready for Higher Gas Prices
Doug Ross@Journal: Mark Levin’s Ameritopia — the Complete Epilogue in Plain Text Format
EYE OF POLYPHEMUS: South Carolina Primary Wrap Up
J O S H U A P U N D I T: Why Gingrich Got A Standing O
Le·gal In·sur·rec·tion: Fearmongers for Romney
Libertarian Republican: Libertarian candidate invited to “Republican” debate
Liberty At Stake: Hell Hath No Fury Like a Woman Scorned
Maggie’s Notebook: Five Year Blogging Anniversary: Ramos and Compean to Newt’s Ethics
Manhattan Infidel: My Exclusive Interview with Mark Wahlberg
Moonbattery: Not That Different From the Tea Party
Motorcitytimes: Video: Stuff Liberals Say
NoOneOfAnyImport: A Short Story for Engineers
Nuke’s: GOP Primary Is Getting Interesting
Pirate’s Cove: FBI Shuts Down File Sharing Site Megaupload – We Need SOPA And PIPA Why?
Political Clown Parade: “Where’s Mitt?”—The Fizzle In The Drizzle
Political Realities: President Obama Denies Keystone Pipeline Permit
Proof Positive: Obama’s Keystone Decision Devastatingly Deconstructed
Randy’s Roundtable: Congress Can Tell Obama To Pound Sound
Right Klik: Cuba Drilling off Key West; Keystone Pipeline’s Obama-Directed Demise
Right Truth: The Keystone XL Pipeline fight is not over – sign the petition – See Republican Efforts
rjjrdq’s America II: Obama Promotes La Raza Thug
Robbing America: The Creation Of The “Conservative-Populist”
Say Anything Blog: Earl Pomeroy Has Been A Good Investment For His Lobbying Firm
Spellchek: U.S. seeks to expand its role as global cop
teresamerica: Andrew Klavan Explains How Leftists Pave the Highway to Hell
That Mr. G Guy’s Blog: Ron Paul’s Concession Speech
THE ASTUTE BLOGGERS: WHO IS MORE OF A RINO, MITT OR NEWT?
The Bitter Americans: Rick Snyder : Michigan : : Mitt Romney : USA
The Camp Of The Saints: Whither Liberty II
The Classic Liberal: Ron Paul — The Spirit of 76!
The Country Thinker: The Republican Party’s Irrational Loathing of Ron Paul
The Daley Gator: Judge Whacks Obama In Eligibility Case
The Libertarian Patriot: Peter Schiff – U.S. Is In Worse Shape Than Europe
The Lonely Conservative: Re-Post: Newt Sure is a Big Fan of FDR
THE OTHER McCAIN: Will Future Historians View SOPA As A Bridge Too Far?
The Reaganite Republican: Best Cartoon EVER
THE rightscoop: Bill Whittle takes on the liberal media
The TexasFred Blog: Obama rejects new oil pipeline, blames Congress
Thomas Jefferson Club: Another Progressive Failure
TOTUS: Newt Nukes Romney and The Republican Establishment
ToBeRIGHT: The Death of the Main Stream Media
Virgina Right: EXCERPTS From the FABULOUS RNC RESOLUTION on AGENDA 21!
WARD WORLD: NY Democrat: Voter Fraud Is One Of Our “Normal Political Tactics”…
WESTERN HERO: Privatize Social Security?
What Would The Founders Think: Has the Constitution become a Farce?
WyBlog: Chris Christie proposes a 10% across-the-board income tax cut for New Jersey
Once again I want to thank you all for the work you do and the excellent articles. Have a great NFL conference championship Sunday!
Liberty forever, freedom for all!