By Tom Quiner
Over the years, Congress has passed marriage, immigration, and healthcare laws signed into law by presidents who were Democrats.
Years later, another Democratic Party President said he simply didn’t like aspects of these laws, so he refused to enforce them as written.
End of story.
With the advent of a new year, I ponder President Obama’s imperial approach to the presidency.
A Congressman from South Carolina, James Clyburn, loves this approach. In fact, he had a simple solution to the debt ceiling crisis that has roiled the Obama Government in recent years: simply ignore Congress. He said the President should just ignore the co-equal branch of government and sign an Executive Order raising the debt ceiling:
“I’ve said time and time again, if the President gets up to August 2nd, without a piece of legislation, he should not allow this country to go into default. He should sign an Executive Order invoking the 14th Amendment and send that to all the governmental agencies for us to continue to pay our bills. He could do that with a stroke of a pen.
“We’ve seen many big things done in history that way. I’ve joked with my staff the other day, ‘tell me what was the bill number of the Emancipation Proclamation.’ It was an Executive Order. We integrated the armed services by Executive Order. We integrated public schools by Executive Order. Sometimes executives must order that things get done.”
It’s an interesting thought, isn’t it, from Mr. Clyburn who is African American.
I propose that Republicans also consider this approach on another issue relevant to the 14th Amendment.
I propose that a new Emancipation Proclamation be signed on January 20th, 2017 by the hypothetical new President of the United States, Dr. Ben Carson.
The minimally revised rhetoric would boldly state:
“That on the first day of February, in the year of our Lord two-thousand seventeen, all pre-born persons within any State or designated part of a State, shall be then, thenceforward, and forever free; and the Executive Government of the United States, including the military and naval authority thereof, will recognize and maintain the freedom of such persons, and will do no act or acts to repress such persons, or any of them, in any efforts they may make for their actual freedom.”
President Carson would be doing more than making a proclamation. His would be a proud STATEMENT of justice and emancipation for society’s unborn.
History would quickly recognize this statement as the Justice & Emancipation for Society’s Unborn Statement (JESUS).
JESUS would be a godsend for the African-American community, over half of whom are aborted each year.
It’s gotten so bad that the replacement birth rate for African-Americans has plummeted below replacement level.
The African-American community is literally dying off, exacerbated by an orgy of abortion on their pre-born.
JESUS would immediately end the carnage.
JESUS would immediately restore the principles of social justice to their proper place by proclaiming that “peace begins in the womb.”
Two African-American politicians, Barack Obama and James Clyburn, both denigrate the role of Congress in making critical decisions for America.
Following their lead, another African-American, Dr. Ben Carson, could quickly undo a generation of human right abuse toward a voiceless constituency in America, the pre-born, much as Abraham Lincoln did for the slaves.
JESUS could be the savior of African-Americans come 2017.
JESUS would be the savior of the pre-born everywhere.
Evidently, all it takes is an Executive Order.