Wait! Isn’t this the guy the New York Times and its associated sycophants were touting to us as a “constitutional scholar?” Then why is President Obama lying to you?
If we agree that Obama did really study the constitution, he would have to know that “prosecutorial discretion” is not a synonym for usurping the powers of the legislative branch and making new laws. A federal judge two days ago clued the Messiah in that he was coloring outside the lines in his numerous TV appearances claiming “prosecutorial discretion” in making new immigration laws for four million people who came through our borders without applying for citizenship.
Prosecutorial discretion, you probably know, refers to the wiggle room a prosecutor has in deciding how assiduously to pursue charges. A prosecutor may decide not to press charges or pursue any other legal penalties. What this means in terms of immigration is that Obama/Holder could use discretion in not taking action against the 4 million illegal aliens covered by the Messiah’s illegal immigration decree. But he can’t bypass Congress by making his own laws for political purposes, something he seems to do quite naturally. Oh, well, perhaps those critics who feel his ideological orientation lies in some other country (that does not have representative government) do have a point.
The federal judge didn’t rule that administration’s intent was patently unconstitutional. That is a matter which has not been either addressed nor decided by the courts. He just made clear what is obvious even to my fifth graders, that separation of powers requires lawmaking to reside in the halls of congress, not at the Messiah’s oval office desk.
There is good reason for separation of powers, but then Mr. Obama has shown little respect for the founding fathers and the fine constitution they wrote to protect states like Texas from the damages which might be caused by a Messiah from Chicago, or Hawaii, or even Kenya.