Skip to comments.Senator Suggests President "Borrow" Power to Solve Immigration Problem
Posted on 07/07/2014 5:52:24 AM PDT by John Semmens
Senator Dick Durbin (D-Ill) suggests that President Obama "borrow some of the unused legislative power Congress is sitting on to solve the immigration problem."
"I know some of my Republican friends across the aisle will insist that the power to enact laws is exclusively reserved to Congress under our Constitution," Durbin acknowledged. "However, an even older common law principle is that a right left dormant for an extended period lapses and may be taken up by a more energetic party. The need for immigration reform has been known for a long time, yet Congress has neglected to pass legislation. So it seems to me that Congress has effectively abandoned its property in legislative authority. Why shouldn't the President borrow this authority and do what Congress has failed to do?"
House Speaker John Boehner (R-Ohio) promised that any attempt by the President to further infringe on legislative prerogatives would be added to the lawsuit he is planning to bring against his usurpation of authority. "We may be powerless to stop this country's slide into tyranny," Boehner said. "But I want us to go on record as not in favor."
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So dickhead proposes treason supported by a myth ...
democrats are dangerously insane.
Powerless to stop it my ass John. Stop funding it.
Impeach this b#st#rd!!! He is a tyrant., dictator, goos stepping fascist. We are living under a tyranical leader as of now!!! WAKE UP HOUSE REPUBLICANS!!!!!
Tricky Dicky Durbin wants to make Bam-Bam a dictator ... We’ve seen this before. It wasn’t any better in German, Italian, or Latin. Democrats should take up wearing fancy uniforms and goose-stepping. It would at least be honest.
“Borrowing” implies agreement from the other party. If I borrow my neighbors shovel it’s because he’s OK with it. If I just take it without asking him then I believe the term is “theft”.
...you just found it...before it was lost.
Yep, slogans will fix it. How about “Hope and Change” haven’t tried that one for about 6 years. /s
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