Originally Posted by rbstern
Admittedly, not much can be done if the executive branch decides not to enforce existing laws, but that isn't the same thing as making laws.
because there is much of a meaningful difference between the Executive not enforcing duly passed laws, and executive ordering new laws that Congress won;t stop him from enforcing? The Courts can only come into play if a case comes before them, and then it'll take a decade for it to get anywhere that has power to truly close the case.
By the way my friend, what exactly do you think most Federal Regulation is? The power of law without having ever been passed by Congress.
Its the courts that would hold the executive branch accountable. The rest of your comment I regard as hyperbole.
Regard it however you wish. We'll see how it plays out.
I for one never thought I'd see a day where an Executive order would decriminalize illegal immigration, or where a President could get congress to pass a law that forces individuals to buy a private product against their will (Obamacare) or face fines and jailtime.
There is alot of things I never thought I'd see that are daily occurences in politics today.
So we'll see. I don't own a firearm, so it's not a personal issue for me.