This video provided by CNS News really does show that usurper Barack Obama believes he is a one-man legislature. He is publicly usurping Congress’ authority.
And he is shameless about it! Yes, he would like Congress to pass the laws he demands in a Constitutional manner, but, if they don’t, then he will do it on his own.
Here’s the exact answer he gave (emphasis in the version posted by CNS News):
Jeh Johnson and Eric Holder have begun to provide me some of their proposals and recommendations. I’ll be reviewing them. And my expectation is that fairly soon I’ll be considering what the next steps are.
“What I’m unequivocal about is that we need immigration reform; that my overriding preference is to see Congress act. We had bipartisan action in the Senate. The House Republicans have sat on it for over a year. That has damaged the economy, it has held America back. It is a mistake. Andin the absence of congressional action, I intend to take action to make sure that we’re putting more resources on the border, that we’re upgrading how we process these cases, and that we find a way to encourage legal immigration and give people some path so that they can start paying taxes and pay a fine and learn English and be able to not look over their shoulder but be legal, since they’ve been living here for quite some time.
“So I suspect that on my flight back this will be part of my reading, taking a look at some of the specifics that we’ve looked at. And I’ll be making an announcement soon.
“But I want to be very clear: My intention is, in the absence of action by Congress, I’m going to do what I can do within the legal constraints of my office–because it’s the right thing to do for the country. Thank you very much, people of Wales. I had a wonderful time.”
This is not mere non-enforcement of the extradition laws (as if that isn’t bad enough). The President of the United States is asserting that he can invent, by “his pen,” new comprehensive immigration reform legislation.
What past presidents have more or less succeeded in doing to Congress in foreign affairs and war—make them into toothless spectators—Obama is now attempting to do in domestic affairs. Because they don’t do what he wants he claims the right to legislate on his own.
But Congress stands by and does nothing.