Another Damning IIPTDXTTNMIAFB: President Biden Intentionally Violates The Constitution, Hoping He Can Get Away With It

IIPTDXTTNMIAFB are the Ethics Alarms initials for “Imagine if President Trump did X that the news media is accepting from Biden.” The phenomenon has been a theme of the Biden Presidency Ethics Train Wreck so far: The Washington Post isn’t keeping an archive of Biden’s lies like they did for President Trump (and most of what they archived weren’t lies anyway), and Biden has arguably engaged in far more substantive and deliberate untruths in less than two years than Trump did in four. It was a recent Biden lie of breathtaking audacity that reminded me to write about this issue: over the weekend just passed, Biden told an interviewer regarding his student loan debt bailout: “It’s passed. I got it passed by a vote or two.”

No, this was an Executive Order. It wasn’t a bill, it wasn’t voted on by Congress, and it didn’t “pass”—that’s exactly why it is unconstitutional. The scary possibility is that Biden actually thinks it did pass, but I refuse to accept “He’s senile, and doesn’t know what the hell is going on” as a defense for such blatant falsehoods.

Prof. Turley, who is becoming increasingly outraged at the Democratic Party’s disregard and disrespect for the Constitution, blasted away at Biden’s deliberate defiance of the law of the land in a recent post. Noting that Biden falsely (or ignorantly) boasted that the courts “are on his side” regarding the illegal EO despite the fact that the initial law suits blocking it were rejected on procedural and not substantive legal grounds (amazingly, Biden went to law school), Turley fumed

No one could possibly read these decisions as even remotely supporting Biden’s claim to have virtually absolute authority to give away roughly $500 billion owed to the American people shortly before a critical midterm election….

Overwhelming constitutional concerns are raised by this massive election-year giveaway. Biden simply announced that he would forgive up to $10,000 in student loan debt for borrowers earning less than $125,000 annually; those who received Pell grants could receive up to $20,000 in relief; couples can qualify despite a joint annual income of $250,000. No vote of Congress — just hundreds of billions of dollars written off by Biden, as if he is an American tsar….

The legal claim behind the law is transparently opportunistic. It is based on the Higher Education Relief Opportunities for Students (HEROES) Act of 2003. As the acronym indicates, this short bill was designed for military personnel who often found themselves in arrears while serving abroad. It allows the Education Secretary to grant student loan relief during a war, military operation or national emergency. But nothing in the barely five-page act supports a sweeping and unprecedented waiver of billions of dollars in loans owed to the government.

Even for the military personnel intended to benefit from this program, the law only allowed waivers or modifications to guarantee that they were not “placed in a worse position financially in relation to that financial assistance because of their status as affected individuals.”

Yet, legal realities rarely seem to be a deterrent for this president. The Biden administration has racked up an impressive litany of losses in court, including many decisions finding that the administration has engaged in racial discrimination or simply exceeded Biden’s constitutional authority.

Biden has been remarkably open in the past about treating unconstitutionality as a mere technicality when trying to spend federal funds. When Biden called for the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) to impose a nationwide moratorium on the eviction of renters, he admitted that his White House counsel and their chosen legal advisers told him that the move was likely unconstitutional.

Despite the overwhelming opinion of experts to the contrary, Biden suggested he could get as much money out the door as possible before being barred by the courts. But the Supreme Court ruled 6-3 that the order was unconstitutional.

The tuition forgiveness program is based on the same cynical tactic.

Intentionally violating the Constitution is, unlike the grounds for the two partisan House impeachments of President Trump, legitimately impeachable conduct, but the biased and irresponsible mainstream media is, as usual, cheerleading for Biden’s breach. The ends justify the means to progressives, and Biden’s giveaway, even if it fails, might help sweep away some of the Red Tide that looms ahead in the upcoming election. Biden’s is a good violation of the Separation of Powers and the Constitution, you see, because he is doing it to “protect democracy.”

No, of course that makes no sense. Yet that is what Joe’s defenders want us to believe. If this continues, and it probably will, I worry that Prof. Turley’s head will explode.

10 thoughts on “Another Damning IIPTDXTTNMIAFB: President Biden Intentionally Violates The Constitution, Hoping He Can Get Away With It

  1. When I saw the headline of this post, I wondered, “Which of the three or four a day blunders Joe has been delivering lately is Jack going to discuss?” Biden’s mispronouncing/butchering the new British Prime Minister’s name? His calling Harris a good president? His saying the economy is strong as hell? His wandering stiffly around stages asking where he’s supposed to go? Ron Klain seems to have decided to just let Joe loose. I’m not sure why. Maybe they are building a 25th Amendment case. They’ve surely kept Harris underground recently. She’s invisible, probably to burnish her reputation. (Sorry, I couldn’t help saying that.)

  2. When Turley was talking about the unconstitutional tactics intentionally being used by the Biden administration he wrote, “The tuition forgiveness program is based on the same cynical tactic.” To which I commented in part…

    “Cynical tactic”, that’s grossly understated; as far as I’m concerned it’s an ongoing anti-Constitutional and therefore illegal tactic.

    I expanded my comment with…

    I have been saying for a while that “the political left has shown its pattern of propaganda lies within their narratives so many times since 2016 that it’s beyond me why anyone would blindly accept any narrative that the political left and their lapdog media actively push” and this narrative that the President has the unilateral power to wipe away billions of dollars of debt legally owed to the United States with the stroke of a pen is just another pile of propaganda crap from the political left. Don’t believe the political left, they’re intentionally lying to you!

    President Biden’s loan forgiveness fiat from on high is unconstitutional, yes I think it is unconstitutional. I also think President Biden knows full well that it’s unconstitutional and therefore President Biden is illegally and intentionally undermining the United States Constitution as he has intentionally done before. President Biden is abusing the power of the Office of President of the United States but what’s worse is that President Biden publicly swore to “preserve, protect and defend the Constitution of the United States” and he has done just the opposite, President Biden is actively and intentionally violating his oath of office. This illegal 11th hour election ploy to buy votes and gin up more hate against Republicans is another item to add to the list for upcoming impeachment proceedings if the Republicans take the House and Senate in November and choose that path.

    As for the anti-American totalitarian imbeciles out there claiming that elected government officials intentionally violating the United States Constitution is not “illegal”, unbury your heads from that place the sun never shines, there is a clear distinction between politicians honestly thinking that what they collectively are doing is constitutional and later finding out that it’s not and a President of the United States knowing that what he is doing is unconstitutional and then intentionally doing it anyway! The United States Constitution is the law of the land and a President of the United States intentionally violating the United States Constitution is an impeachable offense. President Biden’s behavior is a blatant effort to undermine the United States Constitution and I believe it falls under the “high crimes” of impeachment.

    Personally I hope the Republicans don’t impeach President Biden if they control the House and the Senate because look who’s waiting in the wings to walk into the Oval Office. If you think President Biden is bad just wait, he’s nothing compared to the wackadoodle woke havoc that a “President” Harris will unleash on the country. I hope a Republican controlled House and Senate will do what’s necessary to tie the hands of the Democratic Party controlled Executive Branch and put a rapid STOP to the slide into totalitarianism that the Democratic Party is trying to impose on the country. I hope that a Republican controlled House and Senate will formally censure President Biden for his unconstitutional actions in office and put the entire Democratic Party on notice that no more of their antics will be tolerated.

    I do hope a Republican controlled House and Senate will rapidly and thoroughly investigate what’s happened on our southern border and immediately impeach the Secretary of the Department of Homeland Security Alejandro Mayorkas for literally betraying the United States of America, his actions and inactions regarding our southern border are allowing an invasion (an incursion by a large number of people or things into a place or sphere of activity) to take place, this is treasonous. Alejandro Mayorkas needs to be removed from office and physically thrown in jail.

    Also; if by some chance Nancy Pelosi gets reelected and the Republicans control the House and the Senate, I hope the House impeaches Pelosi and the Senate finds her guilty for intentionally denying President Trump his Constitutional right of due process in her January 6th witch hunt committee.

    Figuratively speaking, some Democratic Party heads need to roll in Washington DC.

    There is something seriously wrong with where the overall mentality of the Democratic Party has gone. I think propaganda has completely destroyed their party and it will take many, many years for it to come back around to recognizing actual reality, if that is even possible.

    • I don’t think we are going to have a Republican controlled anything. There will be too many midnight surprises and the dead vote is always behind the Democrats.

      The seeming panic is just theatricality to make it seem like we aren’t in permanent Democrat control obtained by any means necessary.

      I’d love for Nov. 9th to prove me wrong. I’ll gladly say that my prognostication is faulty. Please let me be wrong!

    • They actually cannot impeach Pelosi (or Shumer), since they are not in the executive or judicial branches. The House can, however, vote to expel members (I forget offhand if that requires a 2/3 vote), but I would hope they wouldn’t try such a thing.

      At some point both parties need to stop breaching democratic and legislative norms. Kimberly Strassel of the WSJ is fond of saying essentially ‘if only Congress would do its damn job’ — they used to somewhat do that. Now they hardly even try. When is the last time the whole budget went through regular order, debate, conference committees? It’s been a few decades.

      • Diego Garcia wrote, “They actually cannot impeach Pelosi (or Shumer), since they are not in the executive or judicial branches. The House can, however, vote to expel members (I forget offhand if that requires a 2/3 vote)”

        I’m wrong on Pelosi and you’re correct, members of Congress are by definition not “Civil Officers”, I failed to look that part up.

        Article 1, Section 5, Clause 2: Each House may determine the Rules of its Proceedings, punish its Members for disorderly Behaviour, and, with the Concurrence of two thirds, expel a Member.

        Diego Garcia wrote, “I would hope they wouldn’t try such a thing.”, “At some point both parties need to stop breaching democratic and legislative norms.”

        Expelling Pelosi would not be breaching democratic and legislative norms it would be “preserving, protecting and defending the Constitution of the United States” as they swore to do. It’s Pelosi that breached democratic and legislative norms and intentionally undermine the Constitution she swore to defend by intentionally violating Donald Trump’s civil rights by intentionally denying President Trump his Constitutional right of due process in her January 6th witch hunt committee. Furthermore, Pelosi conducted two (2) unconstitutional impeachments against President Trump.

        Donald Trump doesn’t lose his Constitutional rights just because they hate him.

  3. From the Catholic moral theological perspective. Mortal sin ( def. that sin which separates you from God and the community) requires knowledge that the act is wrong, your knowledge of its wrongness, and you intentionally and willfully doing the act that is wrong. Moral theology does, indeed, seep into politics if we only had eyes that see.

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