Let’s talk about the swap of the “Gitmo Five” for the deserter, Army Sgt. Bowe Bergdahl.

During the most recent House Armed Services Committee hearing over the “Gitmo Five” prisoner swap, Rep. Adam Smith, D-Wash., asked Secretary of Defense Church Hagel about the legality of the decision to move forward without getting congressional approval for this swap. Of course, Hagel responded with the usual run-around non-answers given to him by the White House. What Obama did and continually does in other matters is unconstitutional.

Folks, the law is the law. The way you challenge something constitutionally is you go to the court, and you ask the courts whether or not that something is constitutional. And until the courts rule on that, it is the law and it cannot be broken, even by someone like Obama, who believes he is ruling solo instead of relying on the other two branches of our government.

Rep. Buck McKeon, R-Calif., also called Obama’s negotiations with terrorists unprecedented, and suggested the “Gitmo Five” swap would likely encourage other terrorist organizations, including al-Qaida, to increase their use of kidnappings of U.S. personnel to further their terrorist causes.

Even though he was pushed for real answers, Hagel refused to move away from the ever-shifting White House talking points, which give no real answers to the very serious questions Congress is asking.

Enough of the lies and the changing stories. Enough of the lawlessness and total disregard for our Constitution and established laws. When are we, as Americans, going to say, “Enough is enough” in regard to Obama’s continual unconstitutional activity?

Carmine Castaldo, N. Waterboro