Obama Goes Rogue, Again, Sidesteps the Law to Send Financial Aid to the Palestinian Authority


President Waives Restriction on Providing Funds to the Palestinian Authority


This nonsense has to stop!

Yesterday, President Barack Obama, waived the restriction in the Department of State, Foreign Operations, and Related Programs Appropriations Act, 2012 that prohibits the United States from appropriating monies to the Palestinian Authority:

Presidential Memorandum — Waiver of Restriction on Providing Funds to the Palestinian Authority


SUBJECT: Waiver of Restriction on Providing Funds to the Palestinian Authority

By the authority vested in me as President by the Constitution and the laws of the United States of America, including section 7040(b) of the Department of State, Foreign Operations, and Related Programs Appropriations Act, 2012 (Division I, Public Law 112-74) (the “Act”), I hereby certify that it is important to the national security interests of the United States to waive the provisions of section 7040(a) of the Act, in order to provide funds appropriated to carry out Chapter 4 of Part II of the Foreign Assistance Act, as amended, to the Palestinian Authority.

You are directed to transmit this determination to the Congress, with a report pursuant to section 7040(d) of the Act, and to publish this determination in the Federal Register.


Just by using the phrase “national security interests” the president once again sidesteps congress and the will of the American People?

This has got to change… the process should be that the administration must show demonstrable cause to justify “national security interests.”

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  • Condor30303

    Contract and bankruptcy law, got to take care of the unions, check.  Recess appointments, have to have my guys, check.  Congressional advise and consent, czars, check.  Federal Court stay on drilling regulations, regulations smegulations, check.  Selective enforcement of Federal Law, heck we’ve got the Holder DOJ, check.  Pick and choose who has to comply with Obamacare, check.  Black op to bypass the 2nd Amendment, Fast and Furious, check.  Got to hide the impacts of Obamacare, heck we’ll temporarily fund stuff from our stash and call it an experiment, check.

    There is no law, Constitutional restriction, or legislative process that Zero respects.  Then again his philosophies are steeped in the ends justify the means.