Originally posted on Nomocracy In Politics:
Claiming that he “cannot wait” for Congress to act, President Obama has promised to issue an executive order granting amnesty to several million illegal aliens. There is little doubt that the president will follow through on his promise. From altering bankruptcy laws and declining to defend the Defense of Marriage Act, to eighteen unilateral alterations to the Affordable Care Act and various foreign excursions, his entire presidency has been characterized by universal disregard for the legislative process. His actions are not those of executive operating within a constitutional system, but rather those of a monarch who believes he can rule by fiat. Now that the Republicans will control both houses of the legislature, this monarchical rule by decree will most likely accelerate.
The dangers of this mentality towards presidential power have been well-documented on the pages of Nomocracy so there is no need to reiterate them here. Additionally, pundits and…
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