Mr. Speaker, like many Americans, my neighbors are concerned with the Presidentís refusal to follow the Constitution.
James from Kingwood, Texas, wrote me this:
When, as an officer on activity duty, I took an oath to support and defend the Constitution. I honored and still honor that oath because I believe in this country and in the constitutional form of government.
As near as I can see, the President is not enforcing the laws he is required to do. If a military officer were found selectively performing his duty, he would be court-martialed, discharged, and dismissed from the service, as he should be.
Sir, how long does the President get to thumb his nose at the Constitution and at Congress? The Congress must take action now to support the Constitution, or we wonít have a Constitution.
Mr. Speaker, James is correct. The President is not supposed to make law by Executive edict from the palace of the White House, nor is the President willfully refuse to enforce laws. Both actions are a violation of the supreme law of the land, the Constitution.
And thatís just the way it is.