The power of the pen.
President Barack Obama wields it to single handedly write or rewrite laws in direct opposition to the Constitution. And liberals rejoice. Surely, this man is a hero, the greatest President of our times.
47 United States Senators wield their pens to write not a law, but a letter (violating nothing in the Constitution). Liberals are outraged. Surely, these men are traitorous, villainous dogs unfit to walk the planet! (No, seriously, you should check out the #47Traitors hashtag on Twitter.)
But how does writing a letter (again, which in no way violates the Constitution) make one, or in this case, 47 a traitor? Shouldn’t we be calling them the #47Patriots, instead? We say yes. Here’s why:
1. Any deal made between a foreign nation and the President should seek majority approval by the Senate. If a deal doesn’t receive said approval, it is merely an agreement between Presidents, not between the nations in question. Conservatives asked the GOP to have a backbone. Here ya go, folks. President Obama would be more than happy to bypass the Senate in his Iran nuke deal. He’s probably going to do it. But the GOP’s saying, you go right ahead and try, but the whole world’s going to know we agree with Netanyahu on this one – not you. We can smell the sketch in the air and want nothing to do with it.
2. The Logan Act doesn’t bar lawmakers from meeting with or speaking to foreign leaders.
3. But liberals say, “The White House wasn’t going to bypass the Senate – this is just a low blow by Republicans!” Wrong. The White House had every intention of bypassing the Senate. Bad idea.
WH says if nuke deal is reached with Iran it won’t be a treaty subject to Senate ratification.
— Mark Knoller (@markknoller) March 9, 2015
4.7 The letter. Below. Courtesy The Blaze. Before you go calling somebody a traitor, did you actually even READ the letter which is supposedly a personal attack on the President? Because it’s not. What it is, is a history lesson mixed with a warning. And it’s pretty awesome. When was the last time you saw something this gutsy-yet-beautiful signed by nearly half the Senate?!