For all of the talk from the right about following the Constitution, there seems to be very little knowledge of what the document actually says. They can read one line of the second amendment but that seems to be about it.
Representative Justin Amash (R-MI) told the Daily Caller, “President Obama’s penchant for executive orders is leading the government down a dangerous path, and Congress should act to correct it.”
To hear people like Amash talk you would think that Obama invented the executive order and is not a President who has issued among the fewest orders of this type of all of his predecessors. This inconvenient fact is simply ignored by the right as they erroneously identify, executive actions as executive orders in order to inflate the actual numbers.
Amash presents himself and the GOP as the last hope for the salvation of our nation and says that Obama is, “setting the stage for some thing very dangerous in the future,” and that it is time for Congress to, “step up and take charge and point out when the President is going beyond his constitutional powers.”
The congressman seems to be suggesting that the Executive is afforded its powers by the Congress and that the President should be taking his orders from them, we can just ignore the fact that it is found nowhere in the Constitution.
He says that a dangerous precedent is being set and that he would be just as upset if it were a Republican President who was “abusing” his powers in such a way, he is merely concerned for the future of our republic, and of course it has nothing to do with the fact that the President is a black Democrat.
You can hear him express his fears in the video below from Daily Caller.