And right on the money, too.
With respect to the notion that I can just suspend deportations through executive order, that’s just not the case. Because there are laws on the books that Congress has passed. And I know that everybody here at Bell is studying hard so you know that we’ve got three branches of government. Congress passes the law. The executive branch’s job is to enforce and implement those laws. And then the judiciary has to interpret the laws. There are enough laws on the books by Congress that are very clear in terms of how we have to enforce our immigration system that for me to simply, through executive order, to ignore those congressional mandates would not conform with my appropriate role as president.
I don’t need to tell you again who said that, do I? I’ll add more from Cooke’s excellent article later as an update, maybe, but for now I want that eternally damning quote to stand on its own, right up top here, as we all pick through the rubble and ashes of the former Constitutional Republic to see what’s left to us now.