Obama’s Appointments To The National Labor Relations Board (NLRB) Are Unconstitutional
A federal appeals court ruled this past Friday that Barack Obama’s appointments of three members to the National Labor Relations Board (NLRB) are unconstitutional. Unfortunately, the mainstream media’s reporting on the court’s decision has lacked the most important fact in the case, which is that the Senate was not in recess when Obama made the appointments, Of course, we all know that the mainstream media’s failure to report the most important fact in the case is intentional and meant to mislead the American people and protect Obama.
At this point, the five-member panel of the NLRB does not have a quorum, so any ruling made since the unconstitutional appointments should be voided. One of Obama’s unconstitutional appointments, Chairman Mark Gaston Pearce, said, “The board will keep conducting its business.” Pearce has decided that the court’s decision means nothing and the NLRB will ignore its decision and it will be business as usual for the NLRB. What can be done to force the NLRB to honor the court’s decision? The solution is not necessarily to order the federal government bureaucrats that inhabit the NLRB to suspend activities until appointments can be made and confirmed by the Senate, but to have the U.S. House of Representatives introduce a bill that will pull funds from the NLRB.
The U.S. House of Representatives should consider the NLRB a rogue agency and treat it as such. One of the most troubling aspects of the House is that most of its members do not seem to realize that the House possesses the constitutional power of the purse. The House needs to exert its power of the purse not only on the NLRB, but the greater majority of the federal government agencies that make up the leviathan in Washington, D.C. It won’t matter what Pearce or any other member thinks of the court’s decision, if the House pulls all of the NLRB’s funding.
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