My favorite part of Obama's speech last night is where he said this: "To those members of Congres…

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My favorite part of Obama's speech last night is where he said this:

"To those members of Congress who question my authority to make our immigration system work better, or question the wisdom of me acting where Congress has failed, I have one answer: Pass a bill."

This argument can be read in the form of: "To people who say 'A' or 'B', I say: 'yo mama.'"  It's a complete non sequitur.  It has no power of reason or logic behind it.

But it's worse than that, in a way: because Obama is literally saying that it does not matter if he is violating the Constitution.  He is saying that if Congress doesn't act, then they somehow lose standing to assert that he can't break the law.

I don't think Obama is violating the Constitution -- and I agree that we should have some sort of comprehensive immigration reform, and I was disappointed that the House GOP didn't do that, just as I am disappointed that Obama and the Democrats didn't even attempt to do anything until last year -- but this is just another example of President Obama hating the rule of law.  Rule of law is not about what the law is, it's about your willingness to be bound by the law rather than doing whatever you want, and Obama is saying -- in no uncertain terms -- what I've been saying of him all along: that he does not care what the law requires of him, or prohibits to him.  The ends justify the means.

President Obama hates the rule of law, and loves the rule of man ... especially when he is The Man.  And for a Democratic Party that (mostly incorrectly) complained about Bush's "imperial presidency," it's startling to see them cheerlead Obama's massive expansion of Presidential overreach. G+

Obama, Daring Congress, Acts to Overhaul Immigration

President Obama displayed years of frustration with congressional gridlock as he asserted the powers of the Oval Office to reshape the nation’s immigration system.

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