From whence, in the Constitution, does the President derive the power to regulate commerce by executive fiat?   I am simply dumbfounded by the implications of the following article, presented as if it were a positive thing, on the President’s action today against “For Profit” Schools.  I have no idea what a “for profit” school in this context might be.  Honestly, I don’t care and it doesn’t matter.  The point is he signed an executive order which completely exceeds his power as Executive to make new law…..

But on the other hand, I think it’s safe to assume that Obama was NOT talking about his own almae-matri  in Cambridge 02138 and Chicago 66307.  A few years ahead of our de facto President, the marvelous Kansan-Kenyan Hawaiian who grew up in Indonesia, I attended Harvard and the University of Chicago myself.   Since leaving these schools, their administrations remember to talk to us (the alumni) about nothing so much as their endowments and how to raise their endowments and whether Harvard’s $32 BILLION dollar endowment is really up to meeting the challenges of the future, considering that it’s actually DOWN $5 billion from its $37 billion peak in 2009 (coincidentally or not, that was the last year my son Charlie IV attended summer school there, obviously there’s a connexion, must have been that the school has suffered because nobody paid anything close to his summer tuition fees ever since then…certainly it nearly broke the Homeland Security Bank Chez Lincoln….).  (See Harvard Magazine, May-June 2011: http://harvardmagazine.com/2011/09/harvard-endowment-rises-to-32-billion).   Obama would never attack the hands the shaped and formed his presidency at these two elite institutions in which my family has something of a history pre-dating his.   Harvard University and the University of Chicago, after all, were indeed the places that fed Obama, Loved Obama, Protected Obama (to paraphrase the introductory “movie-within-the movie” played at the beginning of the Hunger Games).  

In any event, I repeat:  From the standpoint of democratic process and constitutional government—-and whether Obama is trying to Suppress the “Not-for-Profit” Endowment building processes of Harvard and Chicago (and Yale, Princeton, Cornell, Columbia, Stanford, Tulane, SMU, Vanderbilt, Emory, Duke, etc.) or whether this has to do with institutions about which I know very little like the “University of Phoenix” or similar mass-marketing projects—the President of the United States has no power to enter an Executive Order such as described herein below:

Obama Cracks Down On For-Profit Schools That Prey On Veterans

By Mary Bruce | ABC OTUS News – 

In front of thousands of service members, President Obama today signed an executive order aimed at protecting veterans from for-profit educational institutions trying to “swindle” and “hoodwink” them instead of providing the education they deserve.

Speaking to the Army’s Third Infantry Division at Fort Stewart, Ga., the president, with his wife at his side, described how some for-profit institutions target veterans, bombarding them with emails and phone calls, promising advanced degrees and future job placement.

“You’re dealing with folks who aren’t interested in helping you.  They’re not interested in helping you find the best program.  They are interested in getting the money.  They don’t care about you; they care about the cash,” he said. “That’s appalling.  That’s disgraceful.  It should never happen in America.”

The order, part of the president’s ongoing “We Can’t Wait” executive action campaign, is intended to crack down on these improper recruiting practices and to strengthen student protections for veterans.

“The executive order I’m about to sign will make life a whole lot more secure for you and your families and our veterans – and a whole lot tougher for those who try to prey on you,” the president said.

The order requires colleges that participate in the G.I. Bill program and the Department of Defense’s tuition program to provide veterans with the “Know Before You Owe” form, a document that outlines the financial aid available to student and how much debt they will likely take on.

The order also directs the Department of Veterans Affairs to trademark the term “G.I. Bill” to prevent educational institutions from fraudulently marketing their programs to beneficiaries of the program.

While members of Congress have introduced legislation to address these same issues, today’s action was intended to cast Obama as a take-charge president willing to circumvent gridlock on Capitol Hill.


If, indeed, “today’s action was intended to cast Obama as a take-charge president willing to circumvent gridlock on Capitol Hill” it should more properly be characterized and denounced everywhere as the act of an unprincipled economic dictator who despises democracy and loathes the democratic process.   I hope that I will live to see Obama punished severely in a Court of Law, with processes and judgments far fairer and more just than those he presides over.   I hope that when Obama is arrested, he will be informed of the charges against him and allowed to consult with any attorney or counselor of his choice, that he will be indicted fairly by a Grand Jury not controlled by any United States Attorney or any prosecutor, whose deliberations are not only public but open and interactive with the will of the people, and that Obama will be tried by a jury of literate citizens who understand both the law and the constitution, and sentenced by that same jury and not some political hack appointee, a formerly successful high dollar real-estate lawyer or U.S. Attorney who decides to don a robe and take a pay cut in exchange for absolute power and immunity.  In short, I hope that Obama will be arrested, charged, prosecuted, and sentenced for his treason against the Constitution in a resurgent, rennaissant America which has thrown off all of the terrible laws and customs which Obama is imposing, including of course, but not limited to the National Defense Authorization Act which allows for indefinite detention without charges even of American Citizens—whether Obama deserves fully to belong to that highly diverse and privileged population of the human race, or not….


  1. Barbara Anne Kidd-Hoffmann

    If, as you say, “Obama will be tried by a jury of literate citizens who understand both the law and the constitution,” it would scarcely seem to be a jury of his peers. would it?

    • Charles Edward Lincoln III

      This reminds me about an old old story about a fellow who was arrested and brought up on charges of grand theft auto (long before the video-game). He was taken before the judge and asked how he pled, guilty or not guilty, and he said, shaking his head, “not guilty.” The Judge then informed him of his rights to remain silent, have an attorney, and to a trial-by-jury of his peers. The accused looked up at the Judge and said, “stop right there, your honor, but I don’t understand what you mean.” Which part? the judge asked. What you mean about “trial-by-jury of his peers”? Answered the Defendant. The Judge responded, “well, you’re going to have to go to trial since you’ve pled non-guilty, and at that time either I as judge or a jury of your peers will decide whether you’re innocent or guilty; somebody has to listen to the facts and decide whether you or the prosecution witnesses are telling the truth, whether you really stole cars or not. “Well I plead NOT GUILTY, Your Honor.” “Yes, I heard that,” said the Judge, “and that’s your absolute right and that’s why you have a right to a trial-by-jury of your peers.” “OK, so what’s it mean “my peers”? I don’t go fishing very often but sometimes I go by the pier and fish down there. (The Courtroom here erupted in laughter). “ORDER IN THE COURT” the Judge slammed his gavel down, grinning not so slightly himself. “Peers” is a legal term, it means people like you. YOU, sir, having pled “Not Guilty” have a Constitutional right to be tried by people like you, you know, who aren’t lawyers or anything, or you can let me try the case and hear the evidence myself and I will make all the findings of fact and conclusions of law myself.” The Defendant shuffled around and thought about this for a few minutes, and then asked, “So a trial-by-jury of my peers would mean I would have a bunch of people like me decide whether I’m guilty or not?” That would be my trial? The Judge Responded, “yes, Sir, I think you understand now: a trial-by-jury of your peers means that you’d be tried by people just like you.” The Defendant Shuffled around for another minute or so and then looked at the Judge and said, “OK, your honor, I have thought about it and I have decided, Please, you just go try the case yourself. I sure as heck don’t want to be tried by a bunch of car thieves.”�

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