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Posted on 06/12/2014 12:39:32 PM PDT by bkopto
Lets look down the road a bit from here. We know that President Obama is enamored of executive power. He said on climate change that he wouldnt wait on Congress, and we saw last week his bold use of the Clean Air Act to impose a regulatory scheme that Congress would never pass. Hes said much the same thing about immigration. So what might he do?
How about this: after the election next fall, especially if the GOP takes the Senate and with an eye to the 2016 election prospects for Democrats, Obama might well decide to use his pardon power to grant a blanket pardon to all illegal aliens presently in the United States. This would not, strictly speaking, be a legal abuse; the presidents pardon power is unconditional in the Constitution. But you can imagine the firestorm it would generate.
What would be the remedy? Impeachment. No one really has the stomach for a repeat of the Clinton impeachment debacle, but I wonder if Obama wouldnt welcome such a confrontation. It would get the Left riled up for 2016. I think the odds of a blanket amnesty-by-pardon are much better than people think. Some enterprising reporter ought to ask about this at a White House press conference some time soon.
Therefore, a modest suggestion: every GOP candidateespecially for the Senateshould force Democratic candidates on the record before the campaign on the question of how they would respond if President Obama uses his pardon power to grant amnesty to every illegal alien currently in the country. Get them on record now, ahead of the election.
So strap in everybody. Its going to be a rough year ahead.
The minor issue with the pardon idea is that even that power may only be used on PAST events, and even pardoning all illegal immigrants for there past crime would not change the fact that when the sun rises they will be breaking the law anew as they still will not be in the country under legal means.
A bank robber that is pardoned does not get to keep robbing banks.
Beaten before they’ve begun, these people sicken me. They make excuses for those who place political ambition above the safety, security, and possibly the survival of the United States.
Why would Hussein Osama bother to wait until 2016? The RINOs in Congress are sniveling cowards who won’t bring articles of impeachment forwards, and the Dementocrats would heavily benefit from such an action, so what’s holding him back from giving illegals prestigious and powerful positions in government?
Good idea ping. Wonder what the gOp Senate candidate from S.C. would say?
If he would pardon all of the illegals that just might trigger “The Revolution II”. He would probably be one of the first casualties.
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