Barack Obama implements the DREAM Act through Executive Order
Back in July of 2011 Barack Obama addressed La Razza–which literally translates to The Race–and spoke about comprehensive immigration reform and during this speech he said the following:
The idea of doing things on my own is very tempting, I promise you, not just on immigration reform. But that’s not how our system works. That’s not how our democracy functions
Less than one month later Barack Obama succumbed to the temptation when he decided he didn’t give a damn how our republic functions when he bypassed the Congress and issued an Executive Order loosening the immigration laws and granting illegal aliens de facto amnesty. In Barack Obama’s mind this was a good start toward a larger goal and earlier today he advanced a little bit further toward the end game when he once again bypassed the Congress and implemented the DREAM Act through Executive Order.
The DREAM Act has been debated in the Congress several times in the past and because it is so unpopular with a vast majority of the voters the Congress has been unable to pass it. Even George W Bush tried to pass the DREAM Act after the Democrats won the majority in the Congress after the 2006 election and was forced to abandon the act.
Barack Obama knows this is an unpopular piece of legislation and because the Congress has listened to the will of the people it would never pass so today he took the voice of the people away when he decided what was best for the nation. We have seen Barack Obama do this in the past with the EPA and the FCC so it isn’t surprising that he felt emboldened to take such a drastic measure. Our system of governance was set up to ensure that one man–nevermind one branch of government–didn’t have too much power and yet one man is writing the laws of the nation which all people must follow. This doesn’t sound presidential, it sounds dictatorial and it is something the founders despised. (Although somewhere Marco Rubio and Newt Gingrich are smiling with this news.)
Barack Obama and the Department of Justice are charged with upholding and defending the laws of the United States, they are not charged with writing the laws of the United States but that is what happened today. But as I alluded to above this is still not the end game, this is just a march toward the final goal.
Slowly, one step at a time and piece by piece through executive decree the president is granting illegal aliens all the rights owned by legal aliens and citizens of the United States with the exception of the franchise–voting rights–but does anyone think this is not in the works as well, and could very well be decreed before the election and close enough to the election to make it impossible to stop it before the election?
As Barack Obama sinks lower and lower in the polls and as his reelection seems to be more and more in doubt he is grabbing more power at an alarming rate and one has to wonder how far he will go between now and the election to ensure he cannot be defeated fairly. Barack Obama himself admitted this wasn’t how out democracy functioned and yet that is how he has decided to govern and he must be held accountable at the ballot box if not sooner.