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Written by: Diana West
Saturday, February 15, 2014 8:53 AM 

This (above) is a screen shot of a tweet from Sen. Chuck Grassley (R-IA), ranking member of the Senate Judiciary Committee, regarding Obama's most recent executive branch power grab from the legislative branch. Grassley's bottom line: "Obama admin can't change law w memo."

Grassley also put the same message in proper English in a statement reported in the Washington Post:

“Marijuana trafficking is illegal under federal law, and it’s illegal for banks to deal with marijuana sale proceeds under federal law. Only Congress can change these laws. The administration can’t change the law with a memo.

But "the administration" is doing exactly that under a president who is more and more ruling by decree: memo, Executive Order, even (literally) blog post -- exactly what monarchs and dictators do, and exactly what our Constitution was written to prevent.

Once upon a time in England, a king could (and did) lose his head for ignoring Parliament.

Here, in the Land of the free and Home of the brave, however, we have to be grateful for a tweet.

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