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Dems: Obama Doesn’t Need Congress For Immigration Reform, You Know

Raymond, (Ret) Wrote: Feb 17, 2013 5:08 AM
We can, (and do), argue Democrats vs Republicans, Liberalism vs Conservativism and Socialism vs Capitalism forever without making any progress much less reaching any agreement. But the danger the Democrats are now subjecting us to is far more fundamental and there is no way anyone can support it with their integrity intact. They are abusing the process by which our system of government is supposed to work. That process is the very implementation of the brilliant and carefully crafted checks and balances needed to prevent the tyranny of the majority that our founders so feared and which absolutely will destroy us. They are not passing budgets.
Raymond, (Ret) Wrote: Feb 17, 2013 5:08 AM
They are deciding not to enforce certain laws with which they disagree. They are making recess appointments they could not otherwise get approved even when the Senate understands itself to be still in session. They are now threatening to implement immigration reform, as they would like it to be, by executive fiat rather than through the legislature. They are doing so specifically and admittedly because they know they can’t get what they want through the legislature. Even those who support the policies that are implemented by such abuse should not be so naïve, so partisan so arrogant as to not understand how dangerous this is.
Raymond, (Ret) Wrote: Feb 17, 2013 5:08 AM
More than anything else, it is the checks and balances conceived of and bequeathed us by our Founders that have so far allowed us to survive and prosper. We need them. We need then even beyond government. When the Industrialist of the turn of the century acquired too much power, they abused it. When Labor Unions acquired too much power, they abused it. When we allow government to gain too much power, they will abuse it. They will do so quite independent of which party holds the most offices. We can disagree on political principles and policies. We cannot disagree on this and survive.

Democratic lawmakers seem confident immigration reform will happen in the near future because even if Congress doesn’t act, the president will move forward with executive orders, they say. Via The Hill:

"I don't think the president will be hands off on immigration for any moment in time," Rep. Xavier Becerra (D-Calif.), the head of the House Democratic Caucus, told reporters this week. "He's ready to move forward if we're not."

Rep. Joseph Crowley (N.Y.), vice chairman of the Democratic Caucus, echoed that message, saying Obama is "not just beating the drum," for immigration reform, "he's actually...