Obama – Who needs Congress when you are the president?

President Obama has bypassed Congress again, including Democrats who refused to pass his Dream Act, by simply ruling that portions of the Act were the law of the land!

Obama, unilaterally decided for the country that he would no longer be deport illegal aliens who met “his” criterion. It doesn’t matter what that criterion is, what matters is that he continues to bypass our representative form of government by fiat.

The change is effective immediately. Illegal aliens meeting Obama’s criterion will be no longer detained for deportation. They will instead be issued work permits, so that some low-income workers and college students (Americans) will be displaced by people who shouldn’t even be in the country.

Obama said, “Let’s be clear, this is not amnesty, this is not immunity, this is not a path to citizenship, this is not a permanent fix.”

Then what is it?

This is simply another vote getting scheme by Obama’s campaign supporters, and liberals like Senator Durbin, hoping that Hispanics will turn their attention away from Obama’s abysmal record of unemployment for minorities and ethnic groups and instead support him for this hollow symbolic gesture, which is an affront to U.S. immigration laws.

It isn’t the first time that this president has bypassed the legislative branch of government. With respect to No Child Left Behind, the state educational systems couldn’t meet the goals, despite reducing the standards again and again, so Obama granted waivers stating that, “Congress hasn’t been able to do it, so I will.”


Unfortunately, these actions breach both NCLB, which allows the Education department to grant waivers but not as quid pro quo, and the Constitution, as Sen. Marco Rubio (R-Florida) noted in a grave letter to Duncan earlier this month. “This initiative is an overstep of authority that undermines existing law, and violates the constitutional separation of powers,” Rubio wrote.

Just hours after Obama had appointed the head of the new Consumer Financial Protection Bureau while Congress was out of town, he again bypassed the legislative branch of government by appointing three people to the National Labor Relations Board, even though the Senate was still in session.

Also, Congress had restricted and, in fact, halted military aid to Egypt, until and such time as the country showed that it was making progress on human rights.

Regardless of that vote, Secretary of State Hillary Clinton announced that President Obama was “resuming funding for Egypt’s military, despite Congressional restrictions and objections from human rights and democracy advocates.”

During a trip through Colorado in December of last year, President Obama spoke of his intention to implement his economic policies with or without the approval of Congress. Obama said, “And where Congress is not willing to act, we’re going to go ahead and do it ourselves.”

Obama obviously isn’t just limiting his “bypass Congress policy” to only economic issues, his policy apparently includes foreign aid to Egypt’s military and as of yesterday, the laws governing immigration!