Daily Archives: August 6, 2010

Dereliction Of Duty Suits Feds On Immigration

Annals of executive overreach.  WP.  Charles Krauthammer shines through again, with his salient assessment.

One simple way of viewing the immigration issue, and the role of the federal government.

But border enforcement is not something to be manipulated in return for legislative favors. It is, as the administration vociferously argued in court in the Arizona case, the federal executive’s constitutional responsibility. Its job is to faithfully execute the laws. Non-execution is a dereliction of duty.

What is so hard about understanding that responsibility?