Lots of discussion recently about a certain red line. We thought we knew who drew it originally, but now we find it was not President Obama’s red line but belongs to the entire nation and/or to the entire international community. It has been hard to follow.
Let me suggest another line that needs to be drawn by someone with legislative credentials. The president, with more than 950 executive orders has done such things as establish certain aspects of the “Dream Act” when Congress turned it down, and he has been making new law in terms of who needs to follow the rules set down in the Affordable Care Act.
Not to be outdone, his attorney general has been proactive in his own little domain of making new laws. Recently he decided, by himself, that federal laws concerning pot will not be enforced in Colorado and Washington. He has challenged legislation regarding voter identification in certain states, and he has taken on the educational innovations in Louisiana in regards to accessibility to private education vouchers.
The tacit danger of challenging either of these politicians on this abuse of constitutional power boundaries is that you will automatically be termed a racist, and that’s a steep hill to climb.
It’s a tough job, but someone needs to have the courage to do it.