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A Moral Question for the GOP

DirtiusMaximus Wrote: Aug 17, 2012 10:30 AM
Whether you think the actual policy is the right one or not, to do it by executive fiat is flatly unconstitutional. It circumvents the clear intention of the Constitution on how laws are enacted and negates the very idea of checks and balances. Like much of what our President does (from unilaterally deciding not to uphold DOMA to interfering with a business's right to expand into another state), it smacks of an imperialist bent.
ckbro Wrote: Aug 17, 2012 10:48 AM
I totally agree. How anyone can claim to be a true conservative and in the same sentence support an illegal executive order is beyond me. Ever hear of the legislative process?
DirtiusMaximus Wrote: Aug 17, 2012 10:32 AM
Further, you cannot claim that a bill THAT HAS NOT BEEN PASSED BY EITHER HOUSE OF CONGRESS represents the will of Congress. That's perhaps the thinnest argument I've ever seen in a Townhall article ever.
Lepanto Wrote: Aug 17, 2012 10:50 AM
Your argument is the most salient point of Conservatives that MS. Chavez failed to mention. Obama is committing tyranny .

Many conservatives reject President Obama's recent policy to defer action against illegal immigrants who came to the United States as children. But as a conservative who supports the president's decision, I think it's important to seriously engage the arguments both for and against the policy.

First, let me explain what the Obama program does and does not do. It explicitly does not grant legal status to any group, even those who came illegally as infants or children. Those who are eligible for deferred action are given no path to permanent residency or to citizenship. They are not eligible for...