Monday, December 1, 2014

Obama's Amnesty End Run Around the Law May Not Work Out, if Republicans Grow a Pair.

by Robert Janicki
Law suits are a possibility, but they take time.  Impeachment is technically possible, but is simply not realistic since, in the end, it might cast Obama as some kind of martyr.  The best and most promising means to forestall President Obama's amnesty is through the Congress's 'power of the purse'.  Obama claims his amnesty funding will come from service fees and thus his 'shamnesty' will be free of congressional funding restrictions and oversight.
Hold on there President Obama.  You may have been an adjunct instructor in Constitutional Law, but that doesn't mean you actually know what you are doing or saying about congressional oversight.  Reasonable people have come to learn not to place much faith in what you have to say, since you have repeatedly lied to America on dozens of issues, not the least of which is the ongoing disaster called Obamacare.  A rising number of constitutional scholars are reaching a consensus that there are legal means for Congress to forestall your 'shamnesty' for illegal immigrants. 
"In a letter last week to Sen. Jeff Sessions, Alabama Republican, the Congressional Research Service said federal courts have recognized broad congressional powers to stop the president by denying him funding for his proposed actions...... 
lawmakers have to decide what leverage to use against the president on immigration. Suggestions ... include tying all of this year’s spending bills to a decision to block the deportation amnesty, tying only homeland security money to the deportation amnesty, and kicking the issue into next year, when Republicans will control both the House and Senate......"
Republicans may have difficulty in blocking Obama's illegal amnesty in the last nine working days of the current congressional term, but they will surely have every opportunity in the new congressional term beginning January 3, 2015. 
We should know what Republican strategy will be employed in the next two weeks before the Christmas recess. 
Rob Janicki is a retired educator, strong supporter of the 2nd amendment and all around good guy, as well as owner/operator of the website Wired Right  and owes me 20 bucks.