Friday, April 25, 2014

"Senators Denounce Obama for Threatening 'Entire Constitutional System' By 'Nullifying' Immigration Laws"

"On Thursday, 22 Republican senators, including even Senate Minority Leader Mitch McConnell (R-KY), denounced President Barack Obama in a scathing letter for threatening America's "entire constitutional system" with his immigration "enforcement review" that threatens to "nullify" the nation's immigration laws."
"Your actions demonstrate an astonishing disregard for the Constitution, the rule of law, and the rights of American citizens and legal residents," the senators wrote in a letter to Obama. "Our entire constitutional system is threatened when the Executive Branch suspends the law at its whim and our nation’s sovereignty is imperiled when the commander-in-chief refuses to defend the integrity of its borders."...

"These policies have operated as an effective repeal of duly enacted federal immigration laws and exceed the bounds of the Executive Branch’s prosecutorial discretion," the senators wrote. "It is not the province of the Executive to nullify the laws that the people of the United States, through their elected representatives, have chosen to enact. Congress has not passed laws permitting people to illegally enter the country or to ignore their visa expiration dates, so long as they do not have a felony conviction or other severe offense on their record."
All the letters the congress could write to the president, complaining about him going around them, are not going to change the way President Obama is presiding, which is in effect, President Obama going around the Congress. The only constitutional remedy is removal from office. And that is not going to happen as long as the polls say so. Not to mention the racial component. So why do I put up this post?... It needs to be said. It needs to be said that no president should be allowed to pick and chose which laws he is going to enforce. Not even Obama, period.

So go ahead Congress, write more letters to the president, better yet, lets all go ahead and write the president and tell him he needs to faithfully adhere not just to the letter of laws but to the spirit of laws as well.

16 comments:

Shouting Thomas said...

Nothing to be done.

The immigration fiasco is another one of those misdirection plays by Democrats.

You're either in favor of reducing the wages of middle and lower class Americans by forcing them into competition with 30 million new low skill immigrants...

Or, you're a racist.

That's the hammer the professional/managerial class uses to beat U.S. workers into accepting lower wages and shittier working conditions. And, there are so many Quislings among us!

Unknown said...

Obama won't even follow the his own signature law - the ACA.
Move the goal posts, cheat to win.

In Colorado, the democrats have just unrolled a new candidate on the center-right to assist them in keeping old Mark Udall in the senate seat. Lift the robe and you'll find that this new candidate is receiving money from democrat donors.

The CO GOP isn't smart enough to play the same game. They should roll out a green candidate to siphon off votes from Udall.

deborah said...

Presidential oath of office:

“I do solemnly swear (or affirm) that I will faithfully execute the Office of President of the United States, and will to the best of my Ability, preserve, protect and defend the Constitution of the United States.”
-US Constitution

Icepick said...

ST, the problem is that the Republicans want the same thing on immigration as the Dems. The only difference is that some Republicans fear their voters.

The Republic is well and truly dead. Obama is just a symptom.

Unknown said...

May I enter France or New Zealand illegally and expect to be granted citizenship?

Icepick said...

No need to go that far, April. Try doing that in Mexico.

Icepick said...

Mexican law is much less forgiving of illegal immigration than US law is, for those that don't know. And that's assuming US law gets enforced, which more often than not doesn't.

Dust Bunny Queen said...

Presidential oath of office:

“I do solemnly swear (or affirm) that I will faithfully execute the Office of President of the United States, and will to the best of my Ability, preserve, protect and defend the Constitution of the United States.”
-US Constitution

Aha!!! there is is. The weasel words. To the best of his ability!! See. He has no ability. It isn't his fault that he can't do any of the above.

deborah said...

lol the whole thing is kind of weasely.

Sixty Grit said...

It's weasels all the way down.

Unknown said...

Icepick - At some point in the not so distant future, when the US is beyond repair (corrupt brave new great society socialist Reidified hell-hole), we will be begging to get into Canada and Mexico. Racists that we are...

Fr Martin Fox said...

The left will start caring about the trashing of our constitutional system only when a Republican holds the presidency.

And, besides, the left doesn't care all that much about the constitution anyway. What they care about is when they can use the constitution to do things to people, and for people, resulting in an omnicompetent state.

Except they can't abide anybody stopping the killing of unborn children. That seems the only absolute constitutional value for the left. Everything else is negotiable -- even the people deciding what the laws are (Sotomayor's dissent in the recent affirmative-action case).

ricpic said...

Wow, just in time for the election McConnell and Hatch get that ol' time conservative religion.

I'm Full of Soup said...

It ain't just Obama. I would include the last 4 presidents and any Congress critter who has been there for more than let's say ten years. They all stood by and let this crap happen. Just like they did with the housing/ mortgage fiascos.

virgil xenophon said...

Obama a simple weasel? Nay O' Nay!....., more like a greased weasel playing twister..

edutcher said...

When they vote a true bill, then they're serious.

And it would be fun to watch.