Yesterday’s power grab aimed at the Internet demonstrated yet again that this administration has contempt for the law across the board, not simply on matters of immigration policy. When it will reveal its plans regarding further dismantlement of immigration law is an open question, but the net neutrality gambit demonstrates that Barack Obama has no intention of trimming his sails, i.e. abiding by his oath of office, in the last two years of his second term in office.
That’s why the decision of Sheriff Thomas M. Hodgson to organize a massive gathering of the nation’s sheriffs next month in Washington D.C. is so welcome to those of us who care about preserving what remains of such quaint notions as the separation of powers. Hopefully, as the year draws to a close, we’ll finally have some good news to report from Washington D.C. Namely, a popular political revolt against the abuses of an Executive branch which recognizes no limits to the powers it exercises.