President's actions are unconstitutional
July 2, 2014 at 7:02 a.m.
Editor, the Advocate:
President Obama is in the process of declaring himself a dictator. He says he will act without Congress. Under the Constitution, for which he seems to have little regard, this is illegal.
He says Congress is not doing its job regarding immigration reform. What he means by that is Congress won't bend itself to his will. Congress is doing exactly what it is supposed to do - that is to oppose the president when it thinks he is not right.
The president said he has a pen and a phone, and if Congress won't act, he will. He as much as said Congress is irrelevant, and his fellow Democrats in that body applauded him for it. Yes, he said one part of our three-part government is no longer necessary, and the Democrats applauded him for it. That shows how far from the Constitution, the law of the land, the Democrats have strayed.
There is a reason the Founding Fathers established a three-part government. It was to keep one branch from becoming too powerful. I guess this is no longer taught in our public schools, or more people would be outraged by this. I think the Congress needs to chastise this president for usurping its power.
If it weren't for the Republicans in the House, our freedoms would have been compromised far more than they already have been.
Howard O. Weise, Yorktown