"Believe me...the idea of doing things on my own is very tempting," he said, adding because that's not how things work with the constitution."There is a difference between what is right and what is legal. Try not following the speed limit or tax code because "it's the right thing to do".
“I just have to continue to say this notion that somehow I can just change the laws unilaterally is just not true,” Obama declared. “And I think there’s been a great disservice done to the cause of getting the DREAM Act passed and getting comprehensive immigration passed by perpetuating the notion that somehow, by myself, I can go and do these things. It’s just not true.
Obama is refusing to enforce laws because of disagreements over policy.
Legally, President Obama has reiterated the principle that he can pick and choose which U.S. laws he wishes to enforce...
People who are anxious to give this president extra-legal power should remember that he is not president-for-life and sooner or later we will have a Republican president.
Do we really want any president to have that kind of power?