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"Why don't you sit down," the president told the heckler. "You should let me finish my sentence."
He was then heckled at least twice more.
The heckler is said to be Code Pink's Medea Benjamin.
Promising to return America to the "moral high ground" in the war on terrorism, President Obama issued three executive orders Thursday to demonstrate a clean break from the Bush administration, including one requiring that the Guantanamo Bay detention facility be closed within a year.
United States Presidents issue executive orders to help officers and agencies of the executive branch manage the operations within the federal government itself. Executive orders have the full force of law, since issuances are typically made in pursuance of certain Acts of Congress, some of which specifically delegate to the President some degree of discretionary power (delegated legislation), or are believed to take authority from a power granted directly to the Executive by the Constitution. However, these perceived justifications cited by Presidents when authoring Executive Orders have come under criticism for exceeding executive authority; at various times throughout U.S. history, challenges to the legal validity or justification for an order have resulted in legal proceedings.
Obama signs Pentagon bill maintaining Guantanamo and military detention
By Bill Van Auken
5 January 2013
For the second year in a row, President Barack Obama has signed into law a Pentagon funding bill that allows for the indefinite military detention of anyone, including American citizens, without charges, while barring the shutdown of the Guantanamo Bay prison camp.
The signing of the National Defense Authorization Act of 2013 Wednesday puts paid to the predictions by the administration’s liberal and pseudo-left supporters that Obama, freed of re-election concerns, would pursue a more “progressive” political course in his second term. As in 2012, this legislation enshrines a sweeping assault on core constitutional principles and democratic rights.
Time to Shut up or Put up.
They've put up the national debt and haven't stopped talking about what they should do and who pays for it?
Enough is enough.
Originally posted by whatzshaken
reply to post by Abstruse
All be it funny as it was, it distracts from the message, which was executed perfectly in her case. You do not want to demean the message when it is imperative that it gets through.
Originally posted by groingrinder
1. Send the prisoners home.
2. Get out of their countries.
3. Stop teaching foreign muslims how to fly planes and stop giving them munitions and money.
4. Close our borders.
Originally posted by BoogieMan911
Well done Medea, America needs more people like you.
Where are they?