From the Desk of Mat Staver;
Liberty Counsel Action.
December 9, 2013
Jonathan Turley, a Georgetown University Law Professor, issued this dire warning to Congress last week… “The danger is quite severe. The problem with what the president is doing is that he’s not simply posing a danger to the constitutional system – he’s becoming the very danger the Constitution was designed to avoid.”
The work of Liberty Counsel and the need for our litigation team is exponentially increasing!
As an attorney practicing constitutional law and head of one of America’s leading public interest law firms, I have been sounding the alarm about President Barack Obama’s siphoning of power into the Executive Branch ever since his first year in office.
Now, many others are taking up the cry! Last week, the House Judiciary Committee called in experts on constitutional law to assess what they are seeing as a dangerous trend.
Among the most telling of testimonies was that of Georgetown Law Professor Jonathan Turley, who said that the Obama administration has “an undeniable pattern of circumventing Congress in the creation of new major standards, exceptions, or outright nullifications.” Professor Turley added…
“We have what many once called an imperial presidency model of largely unchecked authority. And with that trend, we also have the continued rise of a “fourth branch.”
We have agencies that are quite large that issue regulations. The Supreme Court said recently that agencies could actually define their own or interpret their own jurisdictions.”
The rise of the “fourth branch” of American government.
In the next 12 months, President Obama will seek to fill 50 federal judicial openings and over 180 federal agency leadership positions. He will be stacking the courts and filling the federal agencies with his own ideological clones.
This will, in turn, empower federal agencies to pass mandates without congressional approval and to persecute opposing organizations and individuals, much like we’ve already seen with the out-of-control IRS, the NSA, the FBI, HHS, and an unbridled EPA.
Then, if these agencies’ mandates are challenged in federal court, the President will have already taken care of the judges’ political orientations.
Among the first federal courts that will be jerked hard to the Left is the Circuit Court of Appeals for the District of Columbia.
Today, the Senate will vote on the confirmation of Patricia Millett to become a judge on the D.C. court of appeals. Millet’s confirmation will immediately tip the balance of power in that judicial body.
The D.C. appellate court is considered to be the second-most powerful court in the nation because it rules on White House actions and federal agency rules. This court is also considered to be a stepping stone to the Supreme Court.
It’s no wonder President Obama wants that court in his hip pocket!
As Representative Darrell Issa (R-CA) said, “If we cannot go and get the court to decide the differences between the two branches, then… the imperial presidency is complete.”
Liberty Counsel strongly opposes Barack Obama stacking the court that rules on his administration’s matters and actions!
This is why I believe that Liberty Counsel must stand ready at all times to counter this coming onslaught of judicial activism. To be ready, we must be equipped.
Right now, there is a tremendous opportunity for every friend of Liberty Counsel to have a significant impact on our vital work. As you likely know, a generous benefactor realized the crucial importance of our work and has issued a matching challenge grant for $500,000 between now and December 31.
That means when you make a tax-deductible gift to help Liberty Counsel between now and December 31, 2013, your gift’s impact will literally be doubled by the strategic grant from our friend!
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If you believe that the work of Liberty Counsel is essential in our defense against the assaults on our liberties, families, and lives, I urge you to make a generous gift, knowing that it will have twice the effectiveness during the challenge grant period.
President Obama’s opportunity to stack federal courts with judicial activists, a gift from Senate Majority Leader Harry Reid, will ensure a surge of litigation from the Left seeking to radicalize American government.
We can scarcely imagine the types of laws that will be supported by Obama’s reconfigured federal courts. Consider many recent activist court rulings on “Change Therapy,” ObamaCare, same-sex marriage laws, and the advancement of Big-Brother government to see how our laws are being shaped by ultraliberal judges!
It has never before been more important that Liberty Counsel field the best possible legal strategies and tactics in defense of our precious but embattled liberties.
We must stand ready to fight the legal challenges that lie ahead.
Today, please consider making a very special gift to Liberty Counsel’s litigation effort that will have double the impact in expanding the reach of Liberty Counsel’s litigation team.
God bless you for standing for our nation’s rule of law and the underpinnings upon which the United States of America emerged as a “shining city on a hill.” May God grant us the ability to return to our sure foundations!
Mathew Staver, Chairman
Liberty Counsel Action