On his nightly radio show the evening of the State of the Union address, conservative host Mark Levin, author of The Liberty Amendments, instructed the House of Representatives on how to confront President Obama’s declaration that he would be using further executive orders and other means to get around Congress when the legislative body fails to enact the type of legislation he desires.
The House of Representatives should, post-haste, pass a simple but blunt resolution, as follows:Whereas the President of the United States has exerted executive powers not granted to him under the United States Constitution, the United States House of Representatives hereby asserts, as an equal governing authority, that all such acts by the president are null and void.
The House of Representatives further asserts that no federal department, or official, or federal employee is authorized to appropriate any sum of taxpayer dollars in furtherance of any unconstitutional act by the president.
Levin invited the question, “How can this be enforced?” His response:
Obama will not be president forever, but the House of Representatives will exist beyond his presidency. The House can also assert penalties and fines it will apply when it can assert its power in a direct way on individuals who defy its resolution.