King Obama: Updated*

amnestyObama will not be impeached. Yes, he seemingly usurped his authority when be bypassed Congress and granted amnesty to an estimated 800,000 illegals. But has he the constitutional authority to create new laws or circumvent existing ones? Executive Orders cannot be used to make new law, and to the extent that an Executive Order goes beyond existing statutes, it is unenforceable. So, do we now have a king, a dictator? Obama now rules by executive order.   A court challenge is the most likely recourse.

“Stroke of the pen. Law of the Land. Kinda cool.”
Paul Begala, former Clinton advisor, The New York Times, July 5, 1998

“We’ve switched the rules of the game. We’re not trying to do anything legislatively.”
Interior Secretary Bruce Babbitt, The Washington Times, June 14, 1999

Suggested reading on executive orders;

The Cato Institute The Impact of Executive Orders on the Legislative Process: Executive Lawmaking?

The National Archives Federal Register

*In my original post I indicated Obama had the Constitutional authority to make or change laws by executive order. I was mistaken and have modified my post accordingly. – Lew –


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