Yesterday, June 15, 2012, Lady Liberty wept as she witnessed this great Republic turning into a dictatorship by the simple stroke of a pen. She has cried many times since her original dedication over 100 years ago. Today the tears are not of joy nor are they tears for those who have died supporting this country. Her tears today are filled with incredible, soul wrenching sorrow for all those millions of souls who passed by her imposing figure as they entered this country legally seeking the great American dream.
For over 20 years, my Swedish grandmother worked her plan to achieve her two dreams of having her entire family immigrant to America and having one child born in this country. First she sent her single brother, my Great Uncle Gus, to America. He worked and then purchased his future 40 acre farm in northern Wisconsin. Then Uncle Gus started the path for citizenship. The next step was Uncle Gus started the process of sponsorship for his sister and her family. Finally almost 20 years later, my grandparents left Sweden traveled by steamer to America passed by Lady Liberty, entered Ellis Island and then made their way to northern Wisconsin.
My grandmother shared with me at that moment walking through the gates of Ellis Island she was happy to achieve one dream, but the other dream, of having a child born in this country appeared not to be realized. What she did not know at that time was that she was pregnant with my father. One reason my grandparents wanted to come to America was because America believed in the rule of law. Back in Sweden, the rule of law was basically for the aristocracy and not for the average citizen.
Now their efforts and the efforts of millions of others have been devalued because through an executive order this legal path is no longer necessary. The actions of yesterday by the President have demonstrated:
No longer are the three (3) branches of U.S. government necessary because a stroke of the pen through an executive order has countermanded the US Constitution, Congress and the will of the people. There are three key elements specific to what happened yesterday that require understanding.
First executive orders are not in the US Constitution. They have been used by many Presidents including George Washington. These are essentially clarifications to manage existing laws or policies and are not intended to violate or overturn existing laws. Any executive order must be listed in the Federal Register.
Second, the President said just less than one year ago:
"Now, I know some people want me to bypass Congress and change the laws on my own," Obama told members of a National Council of La Raza conference who shouted back, "Yes, you can! Yes, you can!" "That's not how our democracy functions," Obama responded. "That's not how our Constitution is written."
The President is returning to the same group, La Raza, in less than one week and has reversed what he acknowledged to be true then and is still true now. Anyone who believes this action is not political is simply supporting this Republic to become a dictatorship because using the own words of our President, not to mention others:
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