How far would Obama go?

The Washington Times Daily - - Opinion -

Some time ago, when Pres­i­dent Obama had started tak­ing mat­ters into his own hands but be­fore he made those re­cess ap­point­ments when the Se­nate was not in re­cess, I had this hor­ri­ble feel­ing that at the end of his pres­i­dency — es­pe­cially if re-elected — he would sim­ply call off the next elec­tion and an­nounce he is stay­ing in of­fice. Sounds crazy, right?

Maybe not. In his re­cent Op-ed, Judge An­drew Napoli­tano makes the state­ment that Congress “can no more au­tho­rize the pres­i­dent to avoid due process than it can au­tho­rize him to ex­tend his term in of­fice be­yond four years” (“Can the pres­i­dent kill you?” Fri­day). Since Mr. Obama seems to “take mat­ters into his own hands” (his own words), he may think he doesn’t need con­gres­sional ap­proval for such a step. So maybe my wor­ries are not so crazy af­ter all. CAROL BREAM Fred­er­ick, Md.

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