Thursday, November 20, 2014

“Obama Is About to Commit an Act of Constitutional Infamy”

I need to get ready to get to Burnet with my novel Pilot Point.  Yes, the Pilot Point Gun Show Tour is about to resume.

But I cannot let pass without comment that, as Peter Wehner writes, Obama with his executive amnesty is about to commit an act of Constitutional infamy – really a coup against the Constitution as well as against the American people and their just-elected Congress.  It is certainly the most brazen attack on our Constitution in my lifetime.

And why?  What Labour did to Britain shows the way.  The U.K. electorate was too English and Tory for Labour’s tastes, so they imported Labour voters.  The U.S. electorate is too American for Obama’s tastes, so he is importing Democrat voters.

At least Labour did not tear down the rule of law to do so.

And that leads back to the issue that is even more important than Obama’s attempt at social engineering – if his executive amnesty is allowed to stand, it would set a precedent for a monarchal President that the Founders took pains to avoid and ruled out in the Constitution. 

And this alarms even some Obama supporters, as it should.  To his credit, Jonathan Turley (an Obama-voter, btw) is among those concerned:

As the liberal law professor Jonathan Turley put it last night, this is a “particularly dangerous moment” for the president to defy the will of Congress yet again, just 15 days after an election in which the American people registered their emphatic (anti-Obama) judgment. “What the president is suggesting is tearing at the very fabric of the Constitution,” according to Professor Turley. “We have a separation of powers that gives us balance. And that doesn’t protect the branches — it’s not there to protect the executive branch or legislative branch — it’s to protect liberty. It’s to prevent any branch from assuming so much control that they become a threat to liberty.”

Any attack on the rule of law and any threat to liberty invites consequences, doubly so when it is so opposed by Americans and by the opposition party they just, for the most part, elected. 

And as I predicted just after the election, this could indeed get very ugly.

1 comment:

Tregonsee said...

As I predicted before the election to two friends over beers, Obama's administration could make Watergate look like a garden party. We are seeing what happens when enough low probability events coincide to have a high consequence result.