President Obama and Amnesty by Executive Order
Charles Krauthammer, among others, has been talking about amnesty by Executive Order (see “Krauthammer’s Take: Amnesty via Executive Order an Impeachable Offense, but Impeachment Would Still Be Political Suicide” ). And, if it happens, Executive Order Amnesty could very well be met with scant -- and ultimately ineffective -- resistance.
The press will go wild, of course. They will applaud the president and immediately compare him to that other Great Emancipator, Abraham Lincoln. It’s conceivable that the mainstream media will make observations along the lines of how our country has come full circle. Perhaps there will be an analogy comparing President Obama’s action to that of Lincoln’s: Lincoln freed the slaves, and nowa descendant of a former slave (or at least a representative of those descendants) became president so that he now can 'liberate' the poor, hard-working immigrant.
And those who write history, as in Progressives implementing "Common Core," will be sure to mark this moment as a shining star for American independence, fairness, and equality.
Of course, Congress will say, "Hey, you can't do that!" – then go on to live up to their do-nothing label.
And what about the American people themselves? Oh, at first they'll think this isn't the way things are done. But who among them will make too much noise? (The phrase from The Three Stooges comes to mind: “Wake up and go to sleep.”) There will be momentary resistance, but after labels of “racism” are flung at dissenters, folks will soon quiet down.
The executive action for legalization is coming --- perhaps in time for this year's midterms or perhaps at another time that will best effect the "fundamental transformation of America."
Yes, the move will be bold, it will be unprecedented, it will be "unconstitutional" --- and it will be ultimately accepted as President Obama’s significant contribution to America, surpassing the much-maligned Affordable Care Act that bears his name. He will be known for gifting this country with an all-new Emancipation Proclamation.