Politicos in Washington don’t care about process. To their mind, whatever it takes to achieve the goal is acceptable. To their mind, the only thing that matters is the political “win.”
To real Americans, average Americans, the process should and does matter. Our Republic, our Constitution, is what protects us from an abusive government. No matter how dumbed down and complacent too many of us have become, there is still something which stirs inside and says to us, “not good!” in response to Obama’s unconstitutional action.
There are three branches of government, designed to work in conflict with each other. The congress and the presidency, as well as the separate branches within congress, and the states and federal government are antagonistic by design. The framers felt that only through competing powers could the power of each individual branch be kept in check.
The legislative branch, the House in particular, is to represent the people. They are closest to the people, and most accountable. This is why they alone were given the power to appropriate funds.
When the president takes the functions of the legislative branch upon himself, where is our representation? When the president takes our tax dollars and uses them for purposes not appropriated by our congress, where is our representation?
Like it or not, pundits, the issue at hand is no different than that of King George the Third. Taxation without representation is what we are experiencing.
There is no place to escape to, so we must work within the system, and I hope and pray that our Supreme Court will involve itself and reinforce the limits of presidential power. If not, we have ceased to be citizens, and have returned to being subjects.