As if that wasn't embarrassing enough, a source leaked to Fox News copies of Obama's unconstitutional 10-point plan to grant amnesty to 4.5 million illegal immigrants through executive order, which is supposed to be announced this week. After reading just what he has in mind, it's clear Gruber isn't the only one who thinks we're stupid.
With Republicans now controlling Congress, I am optimistic that they will propose legislation to deal with the high unemployment rate within the black community, propose legislation that advances school choice and vouchers and have hearings on how to create a better business climate for small and minority businesses.
Admittedly, I am not a history major; however, I seem to remember something about the American colonies taking exception to being ruled by executive orders. In fact, if Iâ€™m not mistaken, they spent a great deal of time, effort, expense and human life to ensure that they would be free from the continuation of such actions. They wrote a document called the Declaration of Independence and followed it up with another called the Constitution of the United States, whereby they specifically articulated their refusal to be governed by executive orders. Of course, back in the day they were not called â€śexecutive orders,â€ť they were called the â€śkingâ€™s commandsâ€ť and, like todayâ€™s â€śexecutive orders,â€ť had the power of law.
While few Americans fear enemy action from Cuba as we did during the 1960s, Cuba may not be as harmless as some suppose. In March of this year, the UN confirmed that Cuba was caught supplying North Korea with various weapons, including two MiG-21 aircraft. But if anything should give us pause before welcoming Cuba into our circle of international friends, it is the treatment of American Alan Gross. Gross, who came to Cuba as a subcontractor for the US government, has been unjustly imprisoned since 2009. Working to bring internet access to small communities in Cuba, he was sentenced to a 15 years in prison for espionage.
We donâ€™t have to look far to â€śimagineâ€ť that dystopia. International activist Masha Gessen has given us a stark vision of what such a society without marriage means. Here, thanks toÂ National Review Onlineâ€™sÂ Ian Tuttle, is the true goal of the marriage-enders. Gessen told a panel in Australia what she and her fellow radicals seek: