On his own

Congress would not go along with President Barack Obama’s plan to close down coal-fired power plants and drive electricity prices up. So Obama is acting on his own to do so.

U.S. senators would not confirm the three union sympathizers Obama wanted on the National Labor Relations Board. So Obama, in a move the Supreme Court just ruled illegal, did so on his own through sham “recess appointments.”

Congress could not have acted quickly enough, Obama claims, on freeing five top terrorist leaders in exchange for a U.S. serviceman who deserted his comrades in Afghanistan. So Obama went ahead and freed them on his own.

Though it was operating on his blueprint, Congress passed a national health care containing some politically inconvenient rules. So Obama changed them, though they are the law of the land.

Now Obama says that because Congress has not acted on immigration reform, he will do so – on his own.

Plainly, Obama has no regard whatsoever for separation of powers, which is at the heart of our system of government – or for the Constitution. Evidently, many members of Congress have no problem with that.