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"Why didn't he change the gun laws then? Unless he wants to do it this way."
Former New Jersey superior court Judge Andrew Napolitano told Glenn Beck Monday that he believes President Barack Obama "prefers being totalitarian," a charge with which Beck instantly agreed.
To back up his bold claim, Napolitano, who serves as Fox News' senior judicial analyst, said Obama waited until he no longer enjoyed a majority Democratic Congress to pass sweeping legislation, such as the gun control action he took last week.
In claiming that the president prefers a totalitarian administration, Napolitano — based on the dictionary definition — is asserting that Obama desires a centralized that "does not tolerate parties of differing opinion" and "exercises dictatorial control" over people's lives.
"The first two years of his presidency, he had absolute control over the Congress," Napolitano said. "Without that control of the Congress, he never would have gotten Obamacare through."
"Why didn't he change the gun laws then? Unless he wants to do it this way," the former judge added.
Napolitano's comments came as he told Beck he expects the president's State of the Union address, which will be delivered Tuesday, Jan. 12, at 9 p.m. ET, to focus on his legacy and an outline of the multiple executive actions and orders he is expected to unveil during his final year in the White House.
According to Napolitano, the president would like to leave a legacy of totalitarian rule when it comes to his signature legislative victories, which is why Obama prefers unilateral action.
"He believes that that's the legacy he wants to leave to people, of someone who took the governing power from the other branches of government and exercised it on his own," Napolitano said.
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