Finished goal of running the distance of 2,080 miles from Lafayette, LA to Washington D.C and back!!! 339.1 miles

0.0 miles run this week.
Daily running average for the week is 0.00 miles per day.
Total amount run in the past 800 days is 2,419.1 miles.
Daily running average overall is 3.02 miles per day.

Day493 Wednesday 01/04/12

1,500 MILES!!!

ran 4.6 miles
Back from Hawaii and with the dust still clearing in Iowa from last night’s caucus, Barack Obama has yet again demonstrated his arguable overreaching of powers. From a Washington Times article written by Stephen Dinan and Susan Crabtree, Obama utilized his recess appointment powers today to name a head for the Consumer Financial Protection Bureau and three new members to the National Labor Relations Board.

Who the appointees were is not nearly as important as the defiance our president exhibited when he usurped Congress to make his own decisions. The Senate is still in session and the president is not authorized to make a recess appointment until three days of recess have passed. The number of recess days needed for him to make an unapproved appointment was actually even longer until 2010 when Obama’s top constitutional lawyers made an argument to the Supreme Court that the waiting period should only be three days. Apparently, it is now zero days.

The reason we have a President, a Senate, and a House, is to act as watchdog over one another. And the people of America or the fourth watchdog. This is what our forefather’s intended from the beginning.

“I refuse to take ‘No’ for an answer. I’ve said before that I will continue to look for every opportunity to work with Congress to move this country forward. But when Congress refuses to act in a way that hurts our economy and puts people at risk, I have an obligation as president to do what I can without them.”

Barack Obama

After our president’s first two terms, Americans from all over the country voted during the mid-term elections and they sent Barack Obama a direct message. Now he blames Congress for our woes, but a majority of Americans who were disappointed in Obama’s decisions fired many of the members of Congress who supported them. The 112th Congress he accuses of being the problem is simply doing the job they were hired, or voted for, to do by the people. Who’s really to blame here?

Can you imagine if Americans were as ignorant and as uninformed as our federal government assumes us to be? What would be happening right now if the people of this nation simply had not cared and had not shown up at their precincts to vote in November of 2010? Where would we be if Barack Obama still had control of the Senate and the House? Voters served their role as watchdog and leveled the imbalance of power that had existed and was obviously not working in a majority of our interests.

1,500 miles!!! Thanks for reading!

579.8 miles to go.

Here is what happened one year ago on Day128.

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