Days of Change

Don’t Make a Run for the Border | February 17, 2015

The administration’s plans to provide virtual amnesty for illegal immigrants has been blocked for the time being by the courts. This could very well still go their way because the Supreme Court has been famously weak-willed on any decision in this administration.

The real problem is that our “government” operates so far beyond the guidelines of the Constitution that it is about as ad hoc as Somalia. Obama has been using Executive Orders, which have technical limits, so he uses the letter of the law to violate the spirit of the law. Then, in the case of Obamacare, he constantly violates the letter of the hastily written law under the guise of following the spirit of the law. In other words, he does whatever he feels like and lets the lawyers figure it out.

Our legislature, conceived as a body of men and not partisans, is supposed to make these decisions. Instead, presidential orders were created so that Congress could blame the guy in charge for his individual actions. Every Executive Order could be overridden, but it would require the people of the same party as the president to exercise their duty. Instead, they let him do whatever he wants. The Democrats have paid a heavy price for that over the past 6 years, but apparently not enough.

So the victory of an activist court acting against a personal order ignored by a duly elected Congress is a positive outcome. The process, however, is all wrong.


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1 Comment

  1. Thank you, 15, for your clear depiction of our nascent dictatorship.

    Comment by Mary — February 18, 2015 @ 12:20 am

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