My mom used to always tell me, “you can’t do what you want to do all the time, there are consequences and repercussions on all of your actions.”
Someone needs to tell our President the same thing about his Obama amnesty plan.
Two of the three Judges in the Fifth Circuit Court of Appeals used Obama’s own words against him in a recent ruling against his illegal amnesty plans. Both chose the divider-in-chief’s statement about changing the law and it played a significant factor in the court’s decision. Judge Jerry E. Smith explained Obama cannot simply do as he wishes because Congress refused to pass his bill.
See, my mom was right.
Only a moron or an Obama apologist would want 5 million more illegal aliens legalized, Thank God for the 5th circuit court shutting it down
— RockPrincess (@Rockprincess818) November 10, 2015
Bad news for Obama, people were in fact ‘paying attention’… namely, Judges Jerry E. Smith and Jennifer Walker Elrod, who obviously did not appreciate the ‘action’ he chose to take.
According to the Washington Times:
A federal appeals court said President Obama’s own words claiming powers to “change the law” were part of the reason it struck down his deportation amnesty, in a ruling late Monday that reaffirmed the president must carry out laws and doesn’t have blanket powers to waive them.
The 2-1 ruling by the 5th Circuit Court of Appeals punctures Mr. Obama’s immigration plans and is the latest in a series of major court rulings putting limits on the president’s claims of expansive executive powers to enact his agenda without having to get congressional buy-in.
In an opinion freighted with meaning for the separation of powers battles, Judge Jerry E. Smith, writing for himself and Judge Jennifer Walker Elrod, singled out Mr. Obama’s own claim that he acted to rewrite the law because Congress wouldn’t pass the bill he wanted.
The two judges said the Justice Department failed to explain away Mr. Obama’s remarks.
“At oral argument, and despite being given several opportunities, the attorney for the United States was unable to reconcile that remark with the position that the government now takes,” Judge Smith wrote.
Whether Mr. Obama acted within the law is the crux of the case.
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