What Did Obama Do That Is Unconstitutional?

Obama rode into power on the slogan of “change”, and change we have, but is it what the American people had in mind?  Mr. President, you took an oath, “I 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.”  Mr. President, what have you done?

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(This information was written at the time "The Forgotten Man) was released.  Some statistical numbers have changed and Obama has since added to his list!)

1.  You signed the American Recovery and Reinvestment Act.  But now we can see that the administration’s trillion-dollar stimulus plan clearly is not working.  Both the Constitution and history are witnesses that testify that the Stimulus Plan is both a federal usurpation of power and economically misguided.  It may very well cause another "catastrophe." You promised that this plan would create jobs immediately and keep the unemployment rate below eight percent. We are now at about 9.5%.  Americans are asking, “Where are the jobs?”  With 14.6 million people officially jobless, and 5.9 million who have stopped looking but say they want a job, and 8.5 million who are working part time but would like to work full time, you end up with nearly 30 million Americans who cannot find the work they want and desperately need.  The ARRA is primarily designed not to stimulate the economy, but to build the size and scope of government.  Government spending plans do not stimulate the economy. They are based on the idea that feeding “new” money into the economy will create economic growth.  But the money isn’t new—it’s either taxed or borrowed.  It's essentially redistributed from one group of people to another, and no new money is created.  And also, State governors, looking down the gun barrel of long-term spending forced on them by your “stimulus” plan, are saying they will refuse to take the money.  This is a Constitutional confrontation between the federal government and the states unlike any in our time. 

2.  You signed the Patient Protection and Affordable Care Act into law. The federal government is now forcing Americans to buy health insurance. Even with the disapproval of the American majority you pushed through what we call “Obamacare.” Over 20 states are now suing the federal government over your health reform law. This law began the process to socialize America's health care system.  It forces Americans to buy health insurance from a private company against our will.

3.  You appointed over thirty Czars without any Congressional oversight to control every aspect of the country.
4.  You intervened in the troubled automotive industry, renewing loans for General Motors and Chrysler Corporation to continue operations while reorganizing. Over the following months the White House set terms for both firms' bankruptcies, including reorganization of GM giving the U.S. government a temporary 60% equity stake in the company.  Where in the Constitution does it say the government can do that?

5.  You signed into law the popular Car Allowance Rebate System, known popularly as "Cash for Clunkers.”  In the middle of our country’s worst financial crisis you give out freebees with taxpayer dollars?

6. You used your executive powers to shakedown British Petroleum after the oil leak catastrophe in the Gulf to create the $20-billion escrow (slush!) fund without any law, legal controls, or binding rules to guide it on how and how much those injured materially by the oil spill (and whom among them) will be paid.

7.  By attacking the forces of Muammar Gaddafi our country has declared war on Libya.  You said it was to protect our national interests.  Unless America is under imminent threat of danger, doesn’t attacking another country require the Congress to ratify such an action? Members of your own party have stated that you have acted unconstitutionally.


8.  You believe that the Constitution is a living, breathing document.  I thought that the only way to change the Constitution was to amend it?  It’s not all your fault, Mr. President.  If Congress and the Supreme Court did their job properly you would have been checked and balanced.


  1. Love this thank you for being an ever-vigilant warrior!

  2. Hope lots of people read this, I know the conservatives will, the liberals will stick their heads in the sand as usual and then want someone to come dig them out.

  3. Amen. Please keep up the good work! We need MORE interest and participation to beat back the constant dun of the Mass LIBERAL agenda Media and the constant strum and drang of the Liberals and the Left Wing people who want no accountability in anything.

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  5. Love your enemies, Pray for him before too late!!!

  6. This "checklist" of Obama's Accountability is so excellently phrased! I only pray that it will have an "arresting" impact for the recovery of our once great nation.

  7. This is awesome Jon. Pinbacked at http://bonfiresblog.wordpress.com/2011/03/29/mcnaughton-fine-art-what-did-obama-do-that-is-unconstitutional/

  8. As a fan (and friend) of Jon (we display much of his art in my home and I enjoy talking to him), I am saddened to see that many of the comments on this blog target groups of people, like voting liberals. A lifelong conservative, I reassigned my affiliation to "Independent" and voted for Obama in this last election, after I reevaluated how my personal feelings, religion, and how my life fits in with a conservative agenda (it's a rough fit, at best.)

    Do I agree with everything Obama has done? No. Do I agree with everything Bush (both) did? No. Has there ever been a politician that I have considered infallible? No. I see liberal and conservative politicians as having the same problem- they are all stuck in The Machine ("The Machine" being party-line politics.)

    Folks, it's easy to resent a politician because of policies passed and the sins they commit in their personal lives. I do the same (I judge incorrectly). But to ignorantly assume negative things about a person for what they believe and who they vote for, is- well, ignorant.

    I believe that many (I'm just guessing, here) of those who comment in this blog are LDS and have learned about the relationship between God's children (we are brothers and sisters) and how we are to treat each other.

    As a friend of both good conservative and liberals, I'm appalled at comments, such as "liberals will stick their heads in the sand as usual and then want someone to come dig them out", or "…Liberals and the Left Wing people who want no accountability in anything." These comments are biased and uninformed and do nothing to progress this country or people (or, if applicable, The Church).

    If you keep your eyes open, you will find, in the church and elsewhere, good people who love this country, doing their best to raise their families and teach correct principles, who pull the lever on both sides of the isle.

  9. I am not a LDS. I am a defender of our Constitution and for Restoring The Republic. Some question are we conservatives? Are we liberals? Or, are we Tenthers? I take the latter - the Constitution: Every issue, every time, no exceptions, no excuses.
    Let us break out of the left/right paradigm. Both republican and democrat parties are equally responsible for the destruction of the Republic.
    The real political struggle today is between the ideals of the Founding Fathers and the Statists. It is the Statists' hostility to individual liberty that threatens America. Many citizens still worship the carcass of the 2 party system, but the truth is that it is dead. It's evolved into a single warfare/welfare party which was hijacked by the fringes of the far left and the far right. The left v. right debate is irrelevant.
    "Educate and inform the whole mass of the people... They are the only sure reliance for the preservation of our liberty.
    ~Thomas Jefferson"

  10. And much credence and honor is due to Jon McNaughton for his patriotism and grand efforts applying his special fine art to convey the message that we must defend our Constitution.

  11. Jon, I love your stuff and didn't vote for our current President and hope we can replace him 2012, however I would cut him a little more slack than you do.

  12. Jon, precisely stated! Thank you!

  13. you and glenn beck should connect! your great

  14. i just like all your pics!!!!!!

  15. I bought that Painting "The Forgotten Man" when I saw Obama standing on the constitution, I said this painter understands how I feel.

    God bless you and yours.

  16. Largest deficits in the HISTORY of our nation were Reagan, then Bush Sr. (who promised he wouldn't raise taxes, than HAD to raise taxes because the economy was decimate), and then of course BUSH JR!

    The latest economic polls (including NEW JOBS) are the highest in 4 years...

  17. While I don't necessarily agree with this administration's policies, in regards to the government intervention in the automotive industry... there's nothing in the Constitution that says the government can or cannot intervene in such affairs. The auto industry was, by their own fault, in a downward spiral. If nothing had been done, the recession would've worsened. As of today, the vast majority of the money borrowed has been repaid.

    In regards to the question of his citizenship, a child born to a U.S. citizen does not have to be born within the borders of the United States to be a citizen. I'm in the process of bringing my fiancee here from the Philippines. We are expecting our first child in October. Our child will have citizenship by birthright through my U.S. citizenship. A simple Google search for CRBA (Consular Registration of Birth Abroad) will more than likely fill in all the blanks on this subject. Since his mother was a U.S. citizen and more than likely met all the residency requirements for President Obama to claim his citizenship, I would say that producing a birth certificate would be a private matter that is unnecessary.

    Other than that, your art is truly amazing. Thank you for your time. I look forward to what I'm sure could be a spirited debate on a few points.

  18. Every frigging President has done something to offend someone from the opposite political party, both Democrat and Republican. Both parties could quote obstructions of justice against the Common Man. Everyone thinks their party is the greatest. That's why we have elections every 4 years. Get over it and move on. BTW I agree on most of the above objections pointed out by my fellow Common people.