Recently, the President chose to make four recess-appointments, which the Constitution allows, but only when the confirming-body, the Senate, is in recess. Itty-bitty little problem: the Senate wasn't. Making those intentional, end-run appointments, un-Constitutional, argue many legal experts. That is, if anyone, other than pro-America patriots, still respects our brilliant founding-document, which the White House doesn't, considering it to be locked in the past, rather than "living," which it isn't. This action, do recall the health mandate, again aims to side-step our Constitution, along with, in this case, ignoring the Senate's legal role, and that bothersome separation of powers thing. The President said he had a (quote): "obligation to do what (he) could without (Congress)." Less an obligation, than an imperial compulsion. An ironic power-assumption, given that the Dems controls the Senate, the very target of his nose-thumbing. Our stodgy, old, non-trendy Constitution, assigns our President's this "obligation:" To "preserve, protect and defend the Constitution." Nowhere does it grant the "obligation" to ignore.
And regarding our nation's defense, the President, despite his outward, photo-op appearances, sees our military as tolerable, best case, with the welcome chance, now, to reduce it. Thus, after three-years of making our economic status far worse, he plans to impose huge cuts on our nation's defense, rather than reducing or reforming our increasingly-bloated, dependency-insuring, domestic give-aways. Heaven forbid we'd make anyone feel less entitled to non-stop hand-outs. Said he at a recent fundraiser (quote): "In this election, everything we fought for is now at stake." Yes, and may that stake host an electoral-bonfire to remove those vanities.