Obama, et al: Circumnavigating American Law and Beyond
To our Republican Representatives: Don’t just “warn” us. Move! Move fast to stop this administration in its tracks from effectively usurping Congress’s function.
To our Supreme Court justices: Do your job! You shouldn’t have to be reminded that ours is a representative republic that lives under the rule of American law, not under the crafty “directives” from Obama he hopes would have the force of law. This holds true for such government departments as Labor. They are not empowered by the American people to offer, at our expense, no less, “help” to millions of criminal foreign individuals who’ve flouted U.S. immigration law and entered the U.S. illegally.
Are we wrong in our understanding of your role here? It’s the Constitution that empowers the Judiciary branch to check the actions of the President and Congress if you deem it necessary. Which means our Supreme Court can tell an overreaching president that his actions are not allowed by the Constitution. The Court can also tell the Congress that a law it passed violates the Constitution and, therefore, ceases to be a law. It can also tell a state’s government that one of its laws breaks a rule in the Constitution. The Supreme Court is the final judge in every case involving laws of Congress.
Is the Executive branch—Obama and his administration—now the de facto Congress