Monday, June 18, 2012


Thought of the Day

With respect to the notion that I can just suspend deportations through executive order — that’s just not the case. Because there are laws on the books, that Congress has passed — and I know that everybody here at Bell is studying hard so you know we’ve got three branches of government. Congress passes the laws. The Executive branch’s job is to enforce and implement the laws, and then the Judiciary has to interpret the laws. There are enough laws on the books by Congress that are very clear in terms of how we have to enforce our immigration system, that for me to simply through executive order ignore those congressional mandates would not conform with my appropriate role as president.

President Obama, 2011 (you have to include the date because everything the President says seems to have an expiration date left unsaid)

Here's what the Constitution says about the President's Duties:

"he shall take Care that the Laws be faithfully executed;"

The words "shall" and "faithfully" indicate that the President is not free to pick and choose which laws he (or, I guess, she) will inforce and which will be ignored. The President was right in the 2011 quote,and is now guilty of not fulfilling his constitutional duties when he announced Friday he would ignore immigration laws regarding a subset of the illegal alien population in America. We need to vote this clueless shirker out as soon as possible. Like in November.


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