Skip to comments.Krauthammer: New Obama immigration policy ‘out-and-out lawlessness’
Posted on 06/15/2012 6:38:29 PM PDT by mandaladon
On Fridays Special Report on the Fox News Channel, syndicated columnist Charles Krauthammer said that the presidents shift on enforcing immigrations laws and granting certain privileges among illegal immigrants is out-and-out lawlessness.
Krauthammer told host Chris Wallace that this was a so-called end-run around the legislative branch of the federal government and explained how it defied the Constitution.
Beyond the pandering, beyond the politics, beyond the process is simple constitutional decency, Krauthammer explained. This is out-and-out lawlessness. You had a clip of the president himself say months ago I cannot do this on my own because there are laws on the books. Well, I have news for president the laws remain on the books. They havent changed.
He said this appears to be the White House attempting to enact the DREAM Act, which failed to pass muster with the Congress after several attempts over the past several years.
He proposed the DREAM Act of which the executive order is a variation, Krauthammer continued. He proposed a DREAM Act. The Congress said no. The Congress is the one who makes the laws. What the administration does is it administers law.
And in fact, what it is pretending to do is to use discretion, he said. Thats what the Homeland Security said. This is not discretion. Discretion is when you treat it on a one-by-one basis on the grounds of extenuating circumstances. That is declaration of a new set of criteria, which is essentially resurrecting the legislation that the Congress has said no to. (VIDEO: Neil Munro explains his exchange with President Obama in Rose Garden)
Krauthammer reminded viewers of the criticisms the Bush administration took on when some perceived it to have been overstepping its bounds, while those same detractors have little to say about this.
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Yes, but who is going to do anything about it?
Yes. We crossed the line today between the rule of law and the rule of man. The legislative branch no longer makes our laws. Now the laws are whatever that individual in the White House says they are.
Stand by...this may be the tipping point and we are about to find out.
Tag me...I'm in...
I watched this segment, and was very disappointed that he didn’t use the phrase “impeachable offense”.
The purpose of the U.S. Constitution is to protect us from OUR GOVERNMENT!
Ho-Hum...more outraged hand-wringing, more impotent inaction. Wake me up when someone stands up to this tyrant.
Oh please. He’s just noticing it now?
We became a banana republic back in 2009 when the usurping dictator started squatting in the White House.
He’s been lawless since the very beginning.
There really is no such thing as an impeachable offense because the Senate will always circle the wagons and protect the party leader.
So, nobody is going to stop this. And it will continue.
We don't pass budgets anymore. We don't declare war anymore. We implement policy through executive order and cede power to the Secretary of Health, or Homeland Security; or the FDA, and so on.
Congress is nothing more than the Fund raising arm of the political parties.
Nobody really. Maybe one congressman wants to impeach and another wants to file a lawsuit. Hardly noise. What should happen is every Republican member of congress stand on the steps of the Capitol and state that enough is enough and this is not Venezuela.
I believe you can sleep well.
It is times like these that I’m glad that I’m old and probably won’t be around to see the demise of this once great country.
Legislative branch? Obama deemed that obsolete years ago. Those guys only hold a symbolic role these days, just for old time's sake.
Forget law suits. Individual members of Congress have no legal standing to sue. Obama now gets Florida and Nevada and almost surely a second term. Demographics is destiny. We failed to take heed when Buchanan wrote “Death of the West.” The patient is now on life support!
As long as we rely on “elected officials” there will be no standing up to tyranny. It is We the People who give them power and it is “We the People” who can tell them to pound sand.
I often wonder what a month without a conservative (not a day) would do to the coffers of the elite. If we neither bought or sold, nor opened the doors of our business, or went to our jobs.
What would that do, if We could commit to it?
I would suggest-—us
Its almost that time.
God help us
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