Some members of the American Political Right (Conservative) Wing would have us believe that if President Obama uses executive orders to address certain deportation issues for some resident immigrants he will be doing something totally unprecedented.
I think there are a lot of “Them” who would also like to make the argument that a unilateral presidential move to protect some immigrant family members from deportation is either illegal or unconstitutional as well ……. but “Illegal” and “Unconstitutional” are their usual arguments about a lot of things isn’t it? …….. Just because some people want to think something is “Unconstitutional” or “Illegal” doesn’t make it necessarily true either, does it? ………. I think that some such “Thinking” is often really “Wishful Thinking” on the part of some folks who find themselves opposed to something or the other ……. and it works just as well when the situation is reversed too ……. wishful thinking and dreaming works forward as well as backward on most issues.
My opinion is that if the president does make a unilateral move on this issue through issuance of some kind of executive action then if there are proper and legal challenges to whatever the president does or does not do it will be up to the courts to decide the legality and the constitutionality of whatever is done or not done and it will not be left to the self-styled political geniuses on either side of the aisle to decide. ……… I think that is the sum total of it — it will be up to the courts to decide. ……. period! …….. end of story! ……. I also happen to believe that is the way it should be ……. I like the idea of the courts making the legal decisions about things ……. I would hate for the final decisions to be left to individuals who may have certain extraordinary or over-riding interests in the way things turn out —- or in the way things do not turn out. …….. I like having courts authorized and capable of making difficult legal decisions. …….. Try to imagine if you can what it would be like if either the Right Wing or The Left Wing had the absolute power to decide legal issues for this nation? …….. If that ever happened I think we would be in a lot worse mess in this country than we are already in. …….. I sometimes think some of the Righties would rather see it that way …… and maybe even some on the Left might want to see it that way too ….. especially if it was them who had the power. …… Some people might thing it would be a lot easier to govern if the country were a dictatorship but thankfully it has not come to that just yet …….. but I sometimes think that is what some of the people on the Political Right would like …….. I mean I sometimes get the impression that is how a lot of them act when they get a little power in their hands …… but even that idea might sling both ways when you think about it …… there might be some Lefties who think the same thing. ……. Like I said I am glad we have a more or less balanced judicial system to deal with these kinds of challenges.
What would anyone expect some of the Righties to say other than to be in denial about their own presidents having done much the same as Obama may be contemplating with the Immigration thing? …….. It looks to me like some of them are in total denial about the fact that two Republican Presidents did much the same thing as Obama might be considering doing ………. but the fact that some people are in denial about it doesn’t make it true does it? …….. I am pretty sure the Righties will scream and shout and moan and whine and whimper and make all kinds of threats about impeachment or government shutdown or whatever else they can dream up …… like I believe has always been the case …. ( In my Humble Opinion) ……. but like I said and like most everybody I have talked to or read about has said at one time or another ….. Obama is not the first to think about such things and if he acts on this he will not be the first to have ever done anything like this.
Here is a story that might clear some of the confusion up for certain of those who embrace the conservative view on this issue as well as for those who hold the more Liberal view —– (ARTICLE ABOUT PRESIDENTIAL IMMIGRATION ACTIONS).