Obama Hints At 14th Amendment: ‘The Idea Of Doing Things On My Own Is Very Tempting’
July 27, 2011 by Special To Personal Liberty
On Monday, when President Barack Obama spoke to the National Council of La Raza, a Hispanic civil rights and advocacy organization, he made several remarks suggesting that he may have considered using the 14th Amendment to the Constitution after all.
“Now, I know some people want me to bypass Congress and change the laws on my own. And believe me, right now dealing with Congress — Believe me — believe me, the idea of doing things on my own is very tempting. I promise you. Not just on immigration reform,” Obama said.
Obama was speaking about the difficulty passing the controversial DREAM Act, which would create a path to citizenship for illegal aliens that were brought to America as children.
The President was quick to pass off the remark as a joke, saying: “But that’s not how — that’s not how our system works.” One spectator then shouted: “Change it!”
Obama, who has previously been vocally supportive of passing the DREAM Act, went on to say: “Now, usually, as soon as I come out in favor of something, about half of Congress is immediately against it even if it was originally their idea. You noticed how that works? So I need you to keep building a movement for change outside of Washington, one that they can’t stop.”