[VIDEO] Highlight Reel: Presidential Case Against Executive Amnesty, Rinse, Repeat

“I’m the president of the United States, I’m not the emperor of the United States. My job is to execute laws that are passed.”

At The Corner, Brendan Bordelon writes: President Obama is planning to enact executive amnesty any day, despite a chorus of voices urging him to reconsider. House Speaker John Boehner warns that the White House will “poison the well,” while incoming Senate majority leader Mitch McConnell cautions against “waving a red flag in front of a bull.” Liberal law professor Jonathan Turley even laments that the move will “tear the very fabric of our Constitution.”

But perhaps the most convincing statements against the legalization of millions without congressional action? They’ve come from the president himself.

President Obama struck a very different tone on executive amnesty as recently as last year, repeatedly pushing back against overzealous immigration activists eager for immediate action. “I’m the president of the United States, I’m not the emperor of the United States,” he told one disappointed supporter during a Google Hangout in February 2013. “My job is to execute laws that are passed.” (read more)

National Review Online



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