Obama spoke on campaign in May of 2008 concerning executive powers: “That’s not part of his power, but this is part of the whole theory of George Bush that he can make laws as he’s going along. I disagree with that. I taught the Constitution for ten years. I believe in the Constitution and I will obey the Constitution of the United States. We’re not going to use signing statements as doing an end run around Congress.”
Today Obama signed a new executive order referred to as the We Can’t Wait Project, targeting technology in Iran and Syria. “I’ve signed an executive order that authorizes new sanctions against the Syrian government and Iran and those that invent them for using technologies to monitor and track citizens for violence.”
The administration authorizes monitoring and tracking of US citizens everyday. San Francisco shut down both cell phones and the internet to control a situation. Congress has been sidestepped so that Obama can punish foreigners for doing exactly what he does in America.