Michael Cannon, the Director of Health Policy Studies at the Cato Institute, testified before Congress today, issuing a grave warning that the President’s willingness to simply ignore laws could lead to a revolt by the American people. The hearing was about the President’s disregard for implementing Obamacare as it was legally written.
“There is one last thing to which the people can resort if the government does not respect the restrains that the constitution places on the government,” Cannon said. “Abraham Lincoln talked about our right to alter our government or our revolutionary right to overthrow it.”
“That is certainly something that no one wants to contemplate,” he continued. “If the people come to believe that the government is no longer constrained by the laws then they will conclude that neither are they.”
“That is a very dangerous sort of thing for the president to do, to wantonly ignore the laws,” Cannon concluded, “to try to impose obligation upon people that the legislature did not approve.”
Watch the clip below (via C-Span):
At the same hearing, Republican Congressman Raul Labrador (Idaho) lamented that his Democrat colleagues have ignored the President’s abuse of powers, yet would constantly “bitch and whine” about it during the Bush years.