2,145 days. That’s more than 5 ½ years. Over half a decade - that’s how long President Obama has been reviewing the Keystone XL pipeline application. The Founding Fathers of the United States of America drafted and ratified the Constitution in less than a year.
For nearly six years I’ve opposed President Obama’s immigration policies. I’ve taken a stand against legislation he’s proposed, statements he’s made and policies he’s implemented. Probably my biggest frustration has been his spiritless approach to ensuring that our borders are secure from weapons, drugs and undocumented individuals.
Instead of demanding billions of dollars from Congress, the President should be engaging with members of the House and Senate regardless of party affiliation. He should be seeking different ideas on how we should address this issue.
President Obama’s aggressive unilateralism in rulemaking and enforcement has significant implications for our system of government. That is why it is necessary in this moment to involve the Judicial Branch and remedy the continuing failures by President Obama in the execution of our laws (i.e. immigration, climate change, Obamacare). When there is a failure on the part of the President to faithfully execute the law or to overreach in his powers, the House has the authority to challenge in the Judicial Branch by filing suit in federal court.