A federal district judge has said that President Barack Obama’s amnesty program for illegal immigrants violates the U.S. Constitution.
The only question: Does it matter?
Judge Arthur Schwab, a George W. Bush appointee, issued a ruling yesterday saying that, “President Obama’s executive action goes beyond prosecutorial discretion because: (a) it provides for a systematic and rigid process by which a broad group of individuals will be treated differently than others based upon arbitrary classifications, rather than case-by-case examination; and (b) it allows undocumented immigrants, who fall within these broad categories, to obtain substantive rights.”
Unfortunately, however, Judge Schwab’s declaration may be little more than a non-binding advisory opinion. According to conservative…[more]
The burgeoning Department of Veterans Affairs scandal presages the dysfunctional future of ObamaCare, and it serves to erode what remains of Americans’ faith in the big-government model more generally.
For that reason, liberals find themselves desperate to rationalize by trotting out their usual litany of scapegoats: insufficient spending, the Afghan and Iraq wars, George W. Bush and even the Koch brothers.
“This predates my presidency,” pleaded Barack Obama in implicitly blaming Bush. “When I was in the Senate,” he said, “I was on the…
"In recent months, the outlook for the Castro regime in Cuba was growing steadily darker. The modest reforms it adopted in recent years to improve abysmal economic conditions had stalled, due to the regime's refusal to allow Cubans greater freedoms. Worse, the accelerating economic collapse of Venezuela meant that the huge subsidies that have kept the Castros afloat for the past decade were in…[more]