“In many ways, President Obama has fulfilled the dream of an imperial presidency that Richard Nixon strived for. On everything from [DOMA] to the gaming laws, this is a president who is now functioning as a super legislator. He is effectively negating parts of the criminal code because he disagrees with them. That does go beyond the pale.”
— Jonathan Turley, a constitutional law scholar at George Washington University Law School
This Jonathan Turley guy is no right-wing nut-job either. This is a guy who wanted Obama to prosecute folks in GWB’s White House for the alleged use of torture.
We don’t have kings in this country. If a president is not willing to recognize the separation of powers enumerated in the constitution then they should not serve.