Letter to the Editor: Obama Should Not Circumvent Congress On Gun Control
Writer Stephen J. DiGianfilippo says such action "threatens our freedoms."
The President again is threatening to take what amounts to legislative action via executive order. As you may recall, right before the 2012 election, Mr. Obama unilaterally cleared the way for certain illegal immigrants to become US citizens; this type of policy change needed to be implemented by Congress. Now Mr. Obama again is threatening to circumvent Congress and unilaterally alter national gun policy.
Irrespective of how one feels about the ends the President seeks to attain, we all should be mortified at the unconstitutional manner in which he is pursuing those ends. In the long run, this behavior diminishes the Constitution’s separation of powers and threatens our freedoms.
The media has been mostly silent about the President’s constitutional transgressions. I suppose this is to be expected. After all, the media railed against President Bush for jailing suspected terrorists without a trial, yet hardly blinked when President Obama began using drones to carry out death sentences against untried, suspected terrorists.
What is worse: being locked up without a trial or being put to death? I assume all journalists know the answer to this question. And it is about time they stop being so one-sided and hold President Obama accountable for his mistakes too.