I probably get to read through the US Constitution a bit more than the average bear and even I don't dig into that short document often enough. But we all understand the basic concepts which Madison developed; a three branch form of government with separation of powers and an ingenious system of checks and balances to keep any one component from over-running the others. That is what stabilizes us and what secures us from tyranny.
There is increasingly less confidence in the current administration's compliance with those principles. While Americans from an earlier time were aghast at the seizure of executive power which Franklin Roosevelt attempted, today the populace has been conditioned to demand that the President provide them with everything which they want. The seem to believe that the chief executive functions as a monarch and that our legislature is simply the facilitator, sort of a Politburo which formalizes the fiats.
That is why this gradually emerging story is chilling:
Executive Order For Legalization?
Why would they do something like that?
Simply put it is a no-lose political situation for the Messiah. The writing is on the wall. The electorate is peeved and there is going to be a blood-letting of liberals in the legislature come November. The Bamster's minions are going to the voter's gallows figuratively and he must do something to save them or at least mitigate the disaster.
Obviously an executive order which would instantly bring anywhere from twelve to twenty million currently illegal immigrants citizenship would be a boon for the Democrats. These folks are largely Latinos (although not exclusively) and that community has tended to lean heavily toward the Democratic Party. The only tough part would be to get the executive order out, get the new citizens lined up and registered, then get them to vote. The newest iteration of ACORN is surely primed to take on the task.
The EO would certanly be challenged in court, but it wouldn't be overturned before the elections and might even be upheld citing the similar Reagan amnesty of 1986 under quite different circumstance and with considerably smaller numbers.
Even if Obama doesn't take this action, he still benefits politically from the opportunity to characterize the conservatives in opposition as anti-Hispanic. He can activate the existing Latino base which doesn't always turn out to vote, by motivating them to re-elect the party most likely to offer their friends and family amnesty in the future through a proper legislative process. He wins either way.
And, America loses.