Obama pushing ACORN to do census and an Afghan ‘out’?

The answer to the census question may be decided by the Supreme Court, but watch Obama’s clandestine maneuvers to assign “responsibility” for the census from the Secretary of Commerce to the White House. 

Here’s the law:

The Congress, by law directed that:

“The Secretary [of Commerce] shall perform the functions and duties imposed upon him by this title, may issue such rules and regulations as he deems necessary to carry out such functions and duties, and may delegate the performance of such functions and duties and the authority to issue such rules and regulations to such officers and employees of the Department of Commerce as he may designate.”

Credit those folks over at Samizdata ….

As I read it, the Director of the Census must, by law, be within the Department of Commerce and under the direction of the (Senate approved) Secretary of Commerce who then reports to the president. Am I missing something?
Correction: From reading through Title 13, Chapter 1 it appears obvious to me that the POTUS has no role in the census whatsoever beyond, with Senate approval, selecting the Secretary of Commerce and, also with Senate approval, selecting the Director of the Census who shall perform such duties as may be imposed upon him by law, regulations, or orders of the Secretary.” Hhmmm… No president mentioned.

The Secretary of Commerce is the only authority the law recognizes. Since as commenter Laird points out, the Constitution did not place the census function in Article II – the Executive branch but in Article I – the Legislative branch, it is not at all within the President’s reach unless the legislature places it there.

And watch for Obama to still try and put ACORN in charge of the census …. 

Any question about WHY there are so many Obama-watch sites on the web???

More blurbs from the blogs:

—  Stimulus Plan (Porkarama) updates are here ….

Biden: Ignore the voters

 HERE’S  a good question:  why doesn’t Obama tell us specifically HOW this money will resolve his “now or never” crisis?   We won’t see any jobs outta this political payback package for years. 

—  Obama has again voted “present” on this bogus stimulus plan.   How to hype a crisis in two steps ….  So where exactly is the change we (?) hoped for???  Forget it.  It’s the same ole way with a Chicago twist ….

—  BREAKING:  Obama tells Gates to “stand down” on the troop surge in Afghanistan ….. 

Is he looking for ‘out‘ in Afghanistan???

—  World opinion on Obama is fading …. 

From London to America:  What have you done?

Pakistan to the US:  Show us the money!!!

Russia forms Alliance with six central Asian nations:  Take THAT, America.

Ecuador expels US Embassy official:  South America rejects the “Chicago way” …

USS Cole mom is disgusted with Obama …. article and video 

Pending:  More and more parents and (retired) naval personnel are speaking out about the way the killers of their loved ones are being released ….

more pending …..

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5 Responses to “Obama pushing ACORN to do census and an Afghan ‘out’?”

  1. OT Hill Says:

    More on Obama’s Afghanistan “Stand Down” at http://www.timesonline.co.uk/tol/news/world/us_and_americas/article5683681.ece

  2. Census slight of hand! « KEN MOYES’ Weblog Says:

    […] This delineation of responsibility is important because only our Congress is charged with conducting the census every ten years and the Congress has charged the Commerce Department with the census enumeration.  Remember the Senate also provides advice and consent for the appointment of the Commerce Secretary – it is delegating the function of actual counting to the Commerce Department and then to the director of the Census Bureau.  This position is also with an approved appointment with the advice and consent of the Senate.  For a continuing read on the law in this matter, read a blog by O.T. Hill’s . […]

  3. Ted Says:

    Since Obama’s earnest drive to convince the nation to weaken its economic strength through redistribution as well as weaken its national defense, COUPLED WITH HIS UNPRECEDENTED WHITE HOUSE TAKEOVER OF DECENNIAL CENSUS TAKING FROM THE COMMERCE DEPARTMENT, has confirmed the very threats to our Republic’s survival that the Constitution was designed to avert, it no longer is sustainable for the United States Supreme Court and Military Joint Chiefs to refrain from exercising WHAT IS THEIR ABSOLUTE CONSTITUTIONAL DUTY TO DEFEND THE NATION FROM UNLAWFUL USURPATION. The questions of Obama’s Kenyan birth and his father’s Kenyan/British citizenship (admitted on his own website) have been conflated by his sustained unwillingnes to supply his long form birth certificate now under seal, and compounded by his internet posting of a discredited ‘after-the-fact’ short form ‘certificate’. In the absence of these issues being acknowledged and addessed, IT IS MANIFEST THAT OBAMA REMAINS INELIGIBLE TO BE PRESIDENT UNDER ARTICLE 2 OF THE UNITED STATES CONSTITUTION. Being a 14th Amendment ‘citizen’ is not sufficient. A ‘President’ MUST BE an Article 2 ‘natural born citizen’ AS DEFINED BY THE FRAMERS’ INTENT.

  4. OT Hill Says:

    Ted, I’m not confident anyone this side of the Atlantic has the authority to force the issue of O’s eligibility to hold the office he currently holds ….

    IMO, whatever comes of it will come from Kenya — wait until he angers someone there (other than his cousin) and see what documents they find. O has effectively skimmed and circled around issues since he magically found himself in the IL senate. He’s a figurehead and puppet, imo — of powers greater than even himself. Think Soros and his political hatred of GWB and democracy … think of the Arabic $$$ that has found it’s way into his cofers … think of his connections with the mobs of Chicago.

    Those controlling powers bought the most powerful office in the world. Our only hope is to take it back through the ballot box — one vote at a time.

  5. Gabby Says:

    And now his approval ratings are slipping.
    http://www.powerlineblog.com/archives/2009/02/022782.php

    This can’t make the ONE happy. Watch out, pollsters. He’s not one to be denied!!!

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