Now, let us be clear: There is no reason to sit here and praise the Supreme Court for its ruling. After all, the vote was four yeas to four nays and there was no tie-breaker because one seat is still vacant since Justice Scalia’s death. At most, we can breathe a sigh of relief that the lower court’s ruling will stand. However, this case provided a showcase for what might happen should the Supreme Court be peopled with more liberals—the balance would be tipped and Obama’s power grab upheld. This is the danger of a liberalized Supreme Court— legislating from the bench rather than from Congress, where the Constitution rightly placed the power.
Let us also be clear on another point. This executive action taken by President Obama was aimed at essentially giving amnesty to over four million illegal immigrants currently hiding in the shadows. In effect, this is Obama refusing to enforce current immigration laws and thumbing his nose at Congress in regard to the law-making process. Gallingly, Mr. Obama got up on the podium and obliquely referred to his illegal actions as something he “had to do” given the Republicans in the House of Representatives blocking reform. Then, he moved the focus to how the American people ought to embrace illegals because America is a nation of immigrants—insinuating that we must not succumb to our fear of people different from us. No, Mr. Obama. We saw, yet again, the misuse of Executive Action, much as we did with the Iran deal, ObamaCare, and, recently, transgender bathrooms.
To what can we credit the lawlessness of this president on this specific issue? Is he naïve yet compassionate? Can he really believe there is something to be gained from throwing open the gates like many European countries have with chaotic results? All one has to do is look at what Angela Merkel’s decision wrought in Germany. I submit that neither of those explanations holds the answer. In truth, the only thing Obama desires to do with illegal immigration is to create reforms that make what is now illegal legal. To secure obeisance to the party, he is willing to hand out welfare benefits and other aid to them to create a new dependent class of voters. For decades now, the Left has courted and won the black population using those tactics. But, with time, more and more black people are beginning to see the light and understand that those handouts come at the hjgh price of a kind of indentured servitude and loss of individual integrity. The Left can see that erosion taking place in their base—it’s time to restock the shelves with a new base of believers, and Obama wants that legacy to be his. He does not care what it takes to get there. Of course he scores bonus points if effecting his agenda makes a mockery of the Constitution.
The U.S. Constitution is unambiguous: The Congress shall control the purse strings and weigh the legislation proposed to create the laws of the land. The Justice Department will rule on those laws as to intent and purpose and enforce them accordingly. The president shall function as an administrative executive and act as the voice of the people in representing the USA. It is not the president’s job to make laws or interpret them; his duty under the Constitution is to see to it that the Rule of Law is enforced—something Obama has miserably and purposefully failed to do. In fact, Obama has taken such leeway with regard to the federal government's balance of power that keeping those powers in check may never again be possible. Consider this: when specifically questions about the use of Executive Orders, both Hillary Clinton and Trump have been amenable to the notion of “sidestepping the Constitution” (what the media consistently labels Obama’s ruling by fiat). Clinton said she would be willing to bypass Congress on gun control, immigration and corporate tax inversions, and Trump indicated that Obama has “led the way.” Now, before you liberals start comparing the number of Executive Orders other presidents have issued, let me clarify: this is the first president to openly say, If Congress won't act, I will, which is to say, he will circumvent Congress if he has to. Imagine if a Republican sought to do the same on issues dear to the liberals?
Too often during Obama’s tenure, both the Justices and Congress have sat in silence as he has abused the powers of his office. That silence is tantamount to consent and that consent has set legal precedence. In this instance, our inept justice system has thwarted Obama’s attempt to confer quasi-legal status on four million illegal immigrants. Unfortunately, we know from experience that the Egotist in Chief will not sit idly by, and many more executive decrees will be issued before November. Knowing this, it is all the more imperative that the Republican Senate Majority hold firm on its pledge to block any Supreme Court nominee Obama advances.
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