Skip to comments.Democrats Want Voters out of Immigration Debate
Posted on 06/23/2012 10:55:09 PM PDT by 2ndDivisionVet
President Barack Obama's recent decision to grant immunity to young undocumented Latinos proves that he does not want the public involved in the immigration debate.
After failing to secure meaningful reform, the president took the extraordinary step in circumventing Congress and issued an executive order deferring deportation laws calling it the "right thing to do." Though only Congress has the authority under the Constitution to define citizenship, the president -- sensing political disaster in November -- usurped congressional power to enact his own agenda.
While Latinos applaud this move, they should worry that the President's expansion of executive power sets a dangerous precedent to ignore their voice in future political debates. All too often Obama and his Democrat colleagues have demonstrated their willingness to toss aside the democratic process if the will of the people gets in the way of advancing their leftist political agenda.
We've seen numerous examples of this contempt for the legislative process throughout President Obama's time in office. After cap-and-trade was defeated in Congress, the Obama Administration had the Environmental Protection Agency rule carbon-dioxide as a pollutant so they could regulate it. And though Internet regulation laws were struck down by both Congress and the courts, the Federal Communications Commission decided it would regulate the Internet anyway.
What's most worrisome is how complicit elected officials have been in aiding Obama's executive power grab. Senator Harry Reid all but basically conceded congressional authority this week in response to Republican outcry over the change in deportation laws stating, "They don't like the timing. They should've been consulted on an issue this important. It should've been left to Congress. Being left to Congress - we've tried to do that for years and we can't because they won't let us."(continued)
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why on Earth would they want to be citizens?
Don’t they see how the political elite treat us?
I don't think ALL of them do. They can't all be stupid.
The Hussein regime, the Soros crowd, the public employee unions, the welfare industry and illegal aliens, perhaps.
Granted, that is a significant percentage, but not yet anywhere near 50% of informed aware Democrats.
Hell. They want the Constitution out of government. He sounded like the child he is (only so much more dangerous than a child) when he ranted and raved that He HAD to break the Constitution, and law (again), because Congress hadn’t done it’s part in either invalidating the current law or crafting a new law to accede to Obama’s wishes.
Everything Obama is doing is revocable by the next President. Voters very much can decide.