"I do solemnly swear that I will faithfully execute the Office of President of the United States, and will to the best of my Ability, preserve, protect and defend the Constitution of the United States."
Above is the oath that Barack H. Obama swore on the Bible both times he was inaugurated as President of the United States. Tonight at 8pm Eastern time, President Obama will reveal to the nation and the world whether he will live up to his oath of office to preserve and protect our Constitution or whether he will act unlawfully with Executive Orders, blatantly ignoring his oath, the Constitution and the will of the people.
Of course I'm referring to Obama's upcoming announcement of unilateral action on immigration and allowing millions of illegals to remain in the country without the approval of Congress (who alone has the Constitutional authority to regulate immigration) and the American people, the majority of which oppose what the President wants to do.
President Obama says he "can't wait any longer to act." Really? So after six years in office, during which he had a Democrat majority in the House and Senate for his first two, he now can't wait two more months until the Republicans take control to see if they will propose immigration reform? Why is that? Why is it suddenly an emergency? Are the illegals going to disappear before January? Is the world going to end before January?
While we don't know the answer to the last question we do know the answer to the first two. The reason he's pushing for this now is twofold. First of all, he wants to do it his way, without interference from Republicans. And second, he wants payback for the election. He wants to punish the Republicans and the American people for completely rejecting his policies, which he said were on the ballot. So he's going to push the envelope, maybe even hoping the Republicans will impeach him. Then he can play the race card and try to garner sympathy for the Republicans picking on the first black President of the United States.
And we all know, regardless of the facts, that the main stream media will play his game and condemn the Republicans for it. They're still not ready to admit that they've been wrong in their support for him all these years.
Constitutional scholars nationwide are saying that if he goes ahead with this it could easily lead to a Constitutional crisis. Numerous times over the last six years, in his own words, the President stated he did not have the authority to do what he is now planning to do. And Constitutional experts agree with him that he does not have that authority. Yet it seems he has decided to give himself that authority, Constitution be damned.
This lawless President is going to do whatever he wants in the next two years and it seems the Republicans are unwilling to stop him. They talk big but are they really going to do anything? We shall see. But given the fact that they reinstated Boehner and McConnell into the leadership positions my faith is dwindling. Neither have proved to be an deterrent to Obama's actions so far.