President Obama, asserting a legal and constitutional authority he himself said he did not have, is going rogue issuing an executive amnesty to 4 to 5 million illegal aliens, writes Pat Buchanan.
Rand Paul, in a RANDPAC communiqué, writes that he is 100% committed to stopping President Obama’s immigration executive order by any means necessary. “The executive is forbidden from making law. His (Obama) constitutional duty is to uphold and enforce our nation’s immigration laws.’” Rand continues, “President Obama’s executive orders defy not only the will of Congress and the rule of law, but also the American people.”
Sen. Paul writes:
History will not treat Barack Obama kindly if he thinks he can become a king.
Tonight he is expected to announce he will waive his royal pen and impose so-called “immigration reform” through fiat.
This unconstitutional power grab violates the separation of powers established by our founding document.
And I am 100% committed to stopping President Obama’s unconstitutional immigration executive orders by any means necessary.
You see, the executive is forbidden from making law.
His constitutional duty is to uphold and enforce our nation’s immigration laws.
That’s why on 22 previous occasions Barack Obama declared he did not have the power to impose “immigration reform” through fiat.
President Obama’s executive orders defy not only the will of Congress and the rule of law, but also the American people.
So in response, I’m announcing an emergency “Stop Obama’s Immigration Lawlessness” Action Bomb today.
With the House of Representatives set to return to session on December 1st, it’s vital RANDPAC get as many Americans as possible on the record opposing President Obama’s executive amnesty.
RANDPAC has a plan to generate a grassroots uprising through online and social media ads, fax petitions, phone calls and email.
But I’m counting on your support to make it happen by taking action before November 23rd.
You see, regardless of a policy being good, bad or indifferent we must respect the Constitution and President Obama’s immigration executive orders trash our separation of powers.
Also, immigration reform without first securing the border isn’t immigration reform at all.
Congress must employ every tool in its tool kit to halt unconstitutional immigration executive orders.
That includes opposing any omnibus funding bill that includes money for the Obama administration to carry out these unconstitutional executive orders.
You see, it was President Obama himself who bragged that all of his policies – especially his calls for “immigration reform” – were on the ballot November 4th.
And the voters rejected his “immigration reform” schemes lock, stock, and barrel.
Americans elected Republicans to STOP President Obama’s disastrous agenda.
But to accomplish this, RANDPAC needs to kick up a grassroots tidal wave to force my colleagues to slam the brakes on President Obama’s unconstitutional power grab.
Your support helped me defeat an attempt on Thursday to reauthorize the “Patriot Act,” but I’m going to need to count on you again today.
I’m committed to pulling out all the stops to reverse President Obama’s illegal immigration executive orders.
Article II Section 2 of the Constitution specifically enumerates the powers of the President. The list is small. There is wording on treaties, appointing ambassadors and other public ministers, and filling vacancies. That is about it. There is no wording that would empower a president, especially without support from Congress or the American people, to issue executive amnesty to millions of illegals.