If you read only one thing today….
Read Charles Krauthammer on Barack Obama’s unconscionable amnesty impeachment bait. To begin with, the amnesty proposal is built upon several layers of fraud, ranging from lies about a “do nothing Republican Congress” to lies about Constitutional authority. As to that last, Krauthammer cites to an unimpeachable (pun intended) source:
Third, and most fatal, it is deeply unconstitutional. Don’t believe me. Listen to Obama. He’s repeatedly made the case for years. As in:
“I swore an oath to uphold the laws on the books. . . . Now, I know some people want me to bypass Congress and change the [immigration] laws on my own. . . . That’s not how our Constitution is written” (July 25, 2011).
”This notion that somehow I can just change the laws unilaterally is just not true. . . . There are laws on the books that I have to enforce” (September 28, 2011).
“If, in fact, I could solve all these problems without passing laws in Congress, then I would do so. But we’re also a nation of laws” (November 25, 2013).
Laws created by Congress, not by executive fiat. That’s what distinguishes a constitutional republic from the banana kind.
Moreover, Obama had control of both houses of Congress during his first two years in office — and did nothing about immigration. So why now?
To find out precisely “why now,” and to learn how deeply cynical and destructive Obama and his administration really are, you’ll have to read the whole thing.