You can scarcely turn on the radio or open a story on the web without coming across a Republican complaining loudly about Pres. Obama and his tendency to use executive orders like a battering ram to knock down the walls separating government powers. If Congress won’t pass the laws he wants, Obama just legislates through the bureaucracy.
The GOP is right to protest. But sadly, if one of the Republican candidates should ascend to the White House throne in 2012, he or she will undoubtedly continue the same practice. And we will hear crickets chirping from the right side of the political aisle. After all, the Republican president will wield those executive powers for “good” as opposed to those evil Democrats who only wanted to destroy America. Of course, the Dems will disagree, and caterwauling will replace the silence we’ve now come to expect from the left with “their man” in power.
Lost in all of the political jockeying – principle.Details