Saturday, June 16, 2012

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Yesterday the Current Occupier of the Whitehouse overruled our democratically-elected Congress and made law by fiat; in his pronouncement of amnesty to illegal aliens, Field Marshall Choomwagen effectively established the DREAM Act into law, previously voted against by our lawmakers.

This is not a political blog and I am not a lawyer, but this raw power move must be addressed - I am scratching my head over how is this legal? How can a President - any President - effectively dictate law from the podium in the Rose Garden?

How can this be?

Somebody Help Me Here

Never mind the economic recklessness of opening the floodgates to millions of uneducated, unskilled, illiterate (previously illegal) aliens - the question puzzling me is the ability of the Executive Branch to establish law against the will of our elected representatives; in essence, ruling against the will of the people of the United States.

How is this any different from a President arbitrarily establishing that marijuana - possession of any amount, cultivation, distribution and dealing of - is legal and will be subject to taxation, just like gasoline or liquor? How is this any different from a President decreeing that military conscription - the draft - is re-enacted?

STORMBRINGER is an Immigrant

I earned my citizenship the traditional way - through military service. Which brings up a side question; one of the conditions Obama described yesterday to allow amnesty to previously illegal, undocumented aliens is military service. This is interesting because it is impossible for an undocumented person to enter into the United States military.

Proof of United States citizenship (birth certificate and or passport) or legal alien residence - a.k.a. 'Green Card' - is required to enlist in the United States military. In order for an illegal alien - or any undocumented person - to join the military there would have to be an illegal conspiracy between that person, the recruiter, and any person or U.S. agency involved in the processing of security clearances. Such activities are criminal and there are significant penalties and fines associated with these sort of crimes.

Ergo, is the President of the United States granting amnesty by default to any and all representatives of the U.S. government who participated in such activities?

Of course I'm not surprised the press didn't pick up on this, and anyway this is a side issue. The greater question remains: Can the President dictate law against the will of Congress and the People of the United States?

Instinctive Outrage

Refreshingly, the press for once reacted immediately and appropriately; a fellow immigrant - reporter Neil Munro explains his exchange with Obama in the Rose Garden. Munro hails from Ireland; a land with a long history of struggle against tyranny. Your comments are welcome, of course.



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