After previously claiming that he could not just wave some sort of magic wand to get his manner of immigration reform put into place, the President is proving that he is to the rule of law what the 1976 Tampa Bay Buccaneers were to NFL success.
Here he is all the way back in 2011 at a National Council of La Raza meeting:
"I know some people want me to bypass Congress and change the laws on my own. And believe me, right now, dealing with Congress right now -- the idea of doing things on my own is very tempting. Not just on immigration reform. But that's not how our system works."
Until he says it doesn't.
Here's B-Daddy over at The Liberator Today with some points to ponder regarding the President's back door Dreamin' that apparently became the law of the land this past Friday:
•It violates the statute for granting work permits to aliens, undermining the rule of law.
•It can be rescinded by the next President.
•It could be a trap that would allow the identification of these aliens for deportation in the future.
•It could be a trap that would allow the identification of the aliens' parents for deportation in the future.
•It will increase the reported unemployment rate to the extent that the nonresident undocumented aliens seek work. (Yes, illegal immigrants, but I'm keeping to the legal language.)
•It will put more pressure on legal residents looking for work, because of added competition from this group.
•Did I mention that it undermines the rule of law?
•It encourages more illegal immigration, because parents want good for their children most of all. Getting their children eligible for work in the U.S. is a powerful incentive for further law breaking, given the miserable conditions in most of Latin America and especially Mexico; where the majority of illegal immigrants hail from.
We have to hand it to the guy: as far as shameless pandering to distract from an abjectly horrible economics and jobs scene, this one takes first prize.
However, be that as it may, being roughly the same age as this constitutional scholar, we'd be surprised if he was not exposed to some Saturday morning education, the likes of which far exceeds any that he is currently practicing.
So easy, a fourth-grader could understand it...
"It's not easy to become a law, is it?"