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Syria

As I put the finishing touches on this week’s blog, it’s Wednesday morning, and Secretary of State John Kerry and Defense Secretary Chuck Hagel will be testifying before the House Foreign Affairs Committee at noon.  I am a member of that committee, and therefore will be in attendance, and allowed to ask a few questions of these top Obama Administration cabinet officials. 

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The Greatest Blunder

Critics of former President George W. Bush (and there are still many, even though he’s been out of office for half a decade now) often say that Bush’s decision to go into Iraq was the worst foreign policy blunder in American history.

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President Obama Took An Oath. He’s Not Living Up to it.

Barack Obama twice now has put his hand on a Bible and taken the following oath: “I Barack Hussein Obama do solemnly swear, that I will faithfully execute the office of President of the United States, and will to the best of my ability, preserve, protect, and defend the Constitution of the United States.”  And within that Constitution which President Obama has sworn to preserve, protect, and defend, is the following requirement of a President: “He shall take Care that the Laws be faithfully executed…”

I would submit that this President has, and continues to, violate his oath of office by knowingly and flagrantly ignoring his obligation to see that our nation’s laws are faithfully executed. 

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Bailing Out Detroit

As you may know, I held several town hall meetings last week.  One of the many questions I was asked was “Would you support the Detroit bailout?”  My answer was “Absolutely not.”

The question got me thinking.  Is there any way President Obama could attempt to bail out Detroit without the approval of the elected representatives of the American people (the Congress)? 

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