Remember back earlier this year at President Obama’s State of the Union address when he said (threatened?) if Congress wouldn’t act, he would do so unilaterally, and all the Democrats stood and cheered?
Well, we should have right then given a “pink slip” to every member of the legislative branch who applauded. Why have them there and pay them if they prefer having the executive branch do their job? Democrat legislators just don’t seem to understand the Constitution and the system established delineating the roles and responsibilities of the respective branches — the theory of separation of powers, coequal branches, and checks and balances.
And now House Minority Whip, Steny Hoyer (D-Ma) has become the poster child for that lack of understanding – or is it purposeful dismissal?
As reported by CNS News, “House Democratic Whip Steny Hoyer (D-MD) said that President Obama “can’t legalize” the illegal aliens in the United States, but then added that the president “can implement the laws as he believes they should be implemented.”
So according to the Number Two Democrat in the US House of Representatives, the president of the United States is not charged to uphold the laws, but can just do as he feels or believes. That folks is called tyranny, and I guess it has the consent of Rep. Hoyer. Yep, the president can enact “selective enforcement” and become his own legislative branch according to this imbecilic and unconstitutional statement from Hoyer.
The U.S. Constitution states in Article I, Section 8, Clause 4 that “Congress shall have the power…To establish a uniform Rule of Naturalization.” This power is not granted to the president, meaning Obama could not legally grant citizenship to illegal aliens apart from Congress via executive action.
So when CNS News queried Hoyer, “Article 1 of the U.S. Constitution states that Congress has the power to make laws governing naturalization. Given this, does President Obama have the unilateral power to legalize illegal aliens?”
Hoyer responded, “I don’t think he does,” Hoyer responded, “and I don’t think that’s what he’s going to do. You’re right. He can’t legalize them.”
“What the president can in fact do, however, is implement the laws as he believes they should be implemented,” Hoyer added. “And there have been a lot of scholars – and I’m not going to go through the quotes now – who have said the president clearly has broad authority to decide how he’s going to implement the law.” “But that does not mean he can legalize people. He can’t make them citizens,” he maintained. “Not according to the law.”
No Mr. Hoyer, the president, not this one or anyone, can implement laws as he believes they should be implemented. And this is exactly why no one trusts this current president because this is how liberal progressive socialists see the rule of law in America — as Obama would say, “flexible.” Even liberal Constitutional scholar and law professor Jonathan Turley has stated that Obama is overstepping his constitutional bounds with his constant unilateral actions.
Hoyer also said he’s “not going to speculate” on the possible outcome of President Obama’s usurpation of congressional authority in his executive actions on immigration. “The president is discussing [this] with his lawyers, and he’s made it very clear he wants to do that, which is in his authority. But he’s also made it very clear he wants to take such action as is appropriate legally, that is consistent with his responsibilities, in light of a refusal of the Congress to even consider fixing a broken system either through their [Republican] bills, or with our bills, or with Senate-passed bills. The continual refusal to act has put the president in this position,” Hoyer added.
Again, it seems Hoyer fails to understand the system of checks and balances as established in the Constitution. I don’t see Hoyer complaining about the stacks and stacks of legislation passed by the House of Representatives sitting on Senate Majority Leader Harry Reid’s desk.
This all boils down to one simple thing: Democrats don’t want to govern, they want to rule — and our established rule of law, the Constitution, is an obstacle. Why would anyone trust a president about whom the Number Two Democrat in the House just said, “can implement the laws as he believes they should be implemented?” Steny Hoyer and his ilk are not deserving of the title U.S. Representative — but then who votes for these people?
Pure and simple, this is tyranny, and I dare Obama to wave a magic wand and make a bunch of illegal aliens American citizens. I will make it my mission in life to ensure liberal progressive socialists never, ever have a majority in the House or Senate or as president for as long as I live. And I ain’t going anywhere soon.
Go ahead Barack, make my day.