“…in passing ObamaCare…[the Congress]…left the door open when it replaced “We The People” of the Constitution with “the Secretary shall determine,” a phrase that appears in the bill a mind-boggling 1,563 times.
…The role of the president, according to Article II, Sec. 3 of the Constitution, is to “take Care that the Laws be faithfully executed.” Laws were intended by the Founders to be passed by Congress and signed by the president. Obama finds this a mere inconvenience.
“Whenever Congress refuses to act, Joe and I we’re going to act,” Obama said in February at the Eisenhower Executive Office Building, with Vice President Joe Biden off to the side. “In the months to come, wherever we have an opportunity, we’re going to take steps on our own to keep this economy moving.”
Obama took that opportunity regarding immigration when he announced he was unilaterally suspending the deportation of some young illegal aliens and allowing others to apply for green cards, essentially implementing the provisions of the so-called Dream Act he has been unable to get through Congress, including one in his first two years dominated by his own party.
Article 1, Sec. 8 of the Constitution, which enumerates the power of Congress, states that “Congress shall have the Power To … establish an (sic) uniform Rule of Naturalization.” Congress has passed numerous laws pertaining to immigration and naturalization, including laws requiring the deportation of illegals. Congress? Obama don’t need no stinkin’ Congress.
Can’t get cap-and-trade or the Kyoto Protocol through Congress? Let the EPA implement through regulations and then ignore the courts when they think your energy policy has crossed the legal line…
Read the complete editorial at Investors.com
…“If the President thinks a law is unconstitutional, he cannot enforce — he can refuse to enforce it. Thomas Jefferson did that. But the President cannot rewrite a law to make it more to his liking. Only the Congress can remedy that. The President is bypassing the Congress yet again for what seems to be the umpteenth time.”…