So, now what? What will be the GOP’s response to President Barack Obama’s declaration tonight that he will choose to ignore another law?
This time, Obama is unilaterally ignoring a law that calls for the deportation of illegal immigrants who are in this country.
Also, tonight, Obama elected to single-handedly allow a select group of people to stay in the United States and take jobs away from Americans that are already struggling with unemployment.
Will this be another case of the GOP speaking out but doing nothing to circumvent the violations of the Constitution? I don’t know about you but I’m tired of seeing action taken by this President followed by inaction taken by the GOP.
I’m through listening to the usual GOP cronies like House Speaker John Boehner (R-Ohio) vow to fight on behalf of the American people when Obama promises an executive order, yet ultimately end up doing nothing.
Boehner indicated that Obama’s plan to bypass Congress has “cemented his legacy of lawlessness,” and he said that he would take up the fight for Americans who would be hurt by Obama’s plan.
Sen. Jeff Sessions (R-Ala.) said, “It is time to stand strong for the American people.” “It is time to champion the interests of those constantly neglected on the question of immigration: the men and women and children we represent — the citizens of this country to whom we owe our ultimate allegiance.”
We already know that our Congress should fight on behalf of our interests but what is their strategy? The GOP should already have had a plan drafted and ready to go.
When I was a practicing attorney, the one thing that I always had was a plan. I was continually two to three steps ahead of opposing counsel after strategizing what the attorney’s next move might be. It was a constant chess game of sorts, in attempting to determine what was needed in order for me to score a checkmate against my opponent.
Most of these politicians, if not all of them, are trained attorneys who should have anticipated every possible scenario the President could have put forth tonight and then plotted the legal course of action for each one.
Yet, all we hear from the GOP is that they are going to do ‘something’. Really?
Texas Governor-elect, Greg Abbott on the other hand has a direction that he is taking. Abbott has already indicated that he will challenge Obama’s unilateral action.
“I’m immediately prepared to challenge President Obama in court,” said Abbott.
Enough of the talk, GOP, about what you intend to do without setting forth a real plan of action that will once and for all show this President that measures to circumvent Congress and ignore the Constitution will not be tolerated.
Every legal cause of action should be examined and utilized to thwart any unlawful orders of this President. Impeachment should also be considered.
Recently, Sen. Trey Gowdy (R-SC) joked that impeachment could not be used against this President because the end result would be that we would get Vice-President Joe Biden.
While I agree with Gowdy on just about everything, I disagree with him on this point.
We cannot allow lawlessness or any impeachable offense to go unpunished just because we might get someone worse in the end. I understand where Gowdy was coming from and many would agree with him, but it shouldn’t change what occurs when a president chooses to ignore the law.
Unlawful behavior should always receive a consequence. Otherwise, we are setting the precedent that some people are above the law and won’t be prosecuted for their wrongdoing because the end result wouldn’t be desired. Trust me. I don’t want Biden to become President, but I also don’t want the next person that is elected president to think that he or she is above the law and able to act dictatorially.
If we don’t choose to right a wrong, then why should we complain when the law is broken and no consequence follows?
Congress must use every means necessary to ensure that the American public’s best interests are protected. Sometimes, this means making a decision that won’t be embraced by everyone.
There has been enough talk coming from you, GOP. Now go walk the walk!