Here, go read this.
It says something I've been thinking- and even saying- for the last week or so.
Let's set aside all the problems with Emperor Obama's Amnesty. Let's pretend he did something I liked. I dunno- an across the board tax cut, just to pick something.
That makes it no less wrong. That makes it no less evil. Barack Obama is not an Emperor- or, he's not supposed to be. He is a President. Our Founders sought for just the right term for the Chief Executive of our Nation for some time before settling on "President." He "presides." He is supposed to "faithfully execute" the law, see that it is Justly applied to all.
But note that he is precisely operating as an Emperor. Even if he were going to simply ignore immigration law, that would be one (very, very bad) thing. But it would be equally applied to all. Instead, he enacted- by executive fiat- new law. He did not simply say, "I'm just ignoring immigration law," his plan has requirements and prerequisites which must be met. That's not "details about the execution of a law." That's not "discretion." That's authoring new law.
And the Legislature will let this stand. The Republicans will do nothing because there's nothing they can do. All the talk of defunding the government or shutting it down? It won't stop this amnesty. It won't stop an Imperial President. Not confirming presidential appointees? For one thing, no one will really notice that. For another, that *also* won't stop the amnesty.
There is only one remedy- the Constitutional remedy: impeachment. And Republicans will not do that, because the Democrats will not do that. Democrats have welded themselves to the SCOAMT. They hitched their wagons to him in 2008, and now it's too late. If they turn on him now, they lose *both* the black and hispanic vote. At least, that's their fear, and it's not entirely irrational.
Absent some real action from the Legislature- a united legislature looking to preserve the great Republic our Founders created- we have just witnessed the end of the American Experiment.