There are so many problems left over from the Obama administration that it would be impossible for any one person to list them all. Thankfully, Attorney General Jeff Sessions is tackling one of the major ones.
As Breitbart News reports, the A.G. has pledged to end the dreadful “executive branch legal activism” that President Obama was known for. As DACA and other screeds of justice tell us, Obama was acting often more like a king than a president and those days are blessedly over. The actions of the former president was set to set a “dangerous trend” which is coming to a close with Mr. Trump in office.
Sessions said that under Obama’s rule, “I think the department [of Justice] did become too political. Essentially, it was executive branch legal activism. They would take cases or regulations or statutes and expand or redefine the meaning of words in them to advance the agenda that they thought ought to be advanced — an agenda that often had zero chance of passing Congress, where the elected representatives sit.”
It remains no secret that both Bush and Obama were guilty of the sins described by Sessions. This made it really hard for the people and those who were voted to represent each state from having any say. This runs, of course, counter to everything that our representative Republic was meant to be.
Sessions added, “So you have an agenda, and you can’t get Congress to pass it, so you use unelected regulatory officials and lawyers to draft regulations and enforcement policies that carry out a political agenda that the people don’t favor.”
He also said, “And I think that was a factor in this past [presidential] election, and it was an issue that was known to a lot of business and legal experts. They saw this as a dangerous trend.”
Regarding his last point, there is no doubt that the Attorney General is speaking the truth. While U.S. voters felt that no one would stand for them in this matter, it was then-candidate Donald Trump who boldly did. That is one very big reason why he won. It had nothing to do with Mrs. Clinton be a lady or the color or anyone’s skin.
Speaking about DACA, Sessions said, “[President Obama] said repeatedly that it was not legal, he couldn’t do it. Congress had took up an issue and it failed to pass. So they just did it anyway. But now when we tried … to withdraw the DACA policy … we’ve been sued and judges have stopped simple withdrawal of the policy.”
Here, the A.G. shows us that the lawbreaking from Obama was not called into question, only Mr. Trump was when he tried to restore the law!
“The mainstream media creates this impression that the administration is being stopped by wonderful judges in robes of neutrality, when in fact these are [judicial] actions that go beyond the law in many instances and will not be sustained, will be overturned.” Sessions also told Breitbart News.
The whole interview is certainly worth the read. At last, something is being done about the pen replacing the scepter in the hand of a president who is pretending to be a king. The people again will be represented by those who they voted into office to do so, not by the whims of Obama or anyone else in the White House.
Sessions is quite correct that Mr. Trump is being stopped from acting legally, not illegally, by activist judges. What the White House aims to do is in line with Constitution, a document that has long been ignored at our own peril.
That won’t be happening any longer, either.