Although Sen Harry Reid (D-NV), former Senate Majority Leader, holds the historical distinction of being on the nation’s Top Ten Most Divisive list, the current Majority Leader, Mitch McConnell, appears destined to the ranks of the tactically challenged. In an era where a developing security threat is a mere ten second sound-bite away why would you ever consider using DHS Funding as a tool for political hostage taking?
In a Representative Constitutional Republic (such as the U.S. design intended), abuse of power is the single greatest and most corruptible risk for which there is no defense. The President’s use of Executive Authority as a mechanism for altering Federal Immigration Law is a most corruptible abuse of power.
Nixon may have broken the law but he never attempted to change the law to make an illegal act legal. Both Boehner and McConnell should have taken the President’s action and used it as a National Civics Lesson by simply proffering a separate Bill; put it up for a vote and let the public view their Representatives regard for the Constitution by the manner in which they vote.
Curtis C. Greco, Founder