Rep Trey Gowdy – One Person Does Not Make Law In A Republic, Prosecutorial Discretion Not A Synonym For Anarchy

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Rep Trey Gowdy (R-SC) has had enough of the lawless abuse of power being exhibiting and inflicted upon the American people by the outlaw currently occupying the White House. Rep Gowdy describes the illegal amnesty declaration of November as being “one of the largest extra-constitutional acts ever by a chief executive.” He notes that not only did Obama redefine prosecutorial discretion as a means of rewriting the law, but “he also conferred benefits on those same people.”

Gowdy notes, “You may like the policy, you may wish the policy were the law, but one person does not make law in a republic. If you enjoy a single person making law you should investigate living in another country. Because our framers did not give us, nor have generations of our fellow citizens fought and served and sacrificed for a single person to make law in a unilateral way. So removing consequences for breaking the law is one thing. Bestowing benefits such as work authorization and immigration benefits is another.”

He points out how the “president” himself has recognized multiple times that he does not have the legal authority to do what he has illegally decided to do anyway through his despotic actions. He refers to statements made by Obama in which he admitted that he was not a king, noting that Obama’s “position may have changed but the Constitution has not.”

He adds, “And that document is clear, it is time-tested and it is true and it says that Congress passes laws and it is the responsibility of the chief executive to take care that those laws are faithfully enforced.” He says, “Prosecutorial discretion is real and constitutionally valid Mr. Chairman but it is not a synonym for anarchy.”

He quotes Judge Andrew Hanen from his amnesty injunction in which he says that, “[DHS] cannot enact a program whereby it not only ignores the dictates of Congress but actively moves the thwart them.” Gowdy ticks off a list of the great powers that lie with a president but notes that even with that great amount of power, “What he cannot do is make law by himself. That is the responsibility of the Congress. And if this ‘president’s’ unilateral extra-constitutional acts are not stopped, future presidents, you may rest assured, will expand that power of the executive branch thereby threatening the constitutional equilibrium.

He has a message to those who benefit from the criminal actions of the regime today, admonishing them that they may benefit in the short term from the lawless acts, but that a day will come when they will cry out for the rule of law.

He warns, “You be careful what you do with the law today; because if you weaken it today, you weaken it forever.”

Rick Wells is a conservative writer who recognizes that our nation, our Constitution and our traditions are under a full scale assault from multiple threats. Please “Like” him on Facebook, “Follow” him on Twitter or visit www.rickwells.us


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