The Founding Fathers were very concerned that the President should
NOT have this kind of imperial powers, and for good reason. They’d seen
the damage that strong-men had done in a variety of monarchies and
tyrannies. So they devised a system of “separation of powers”—Congress
makes the laws, the President enforces the laws, and the Supreme Court
interprets the laws.
Sadly, we have fallen very far from that, and President Obama has
done immense damage to that system by “solving” every problem, from
glitches with Obamacare to interim appointments to immigration reform to
destroying coal plants, by imperial proclamation. At this point, all I
can do is fervently hope he doesn’t listen to Lester Brown …
Gotta say … 2016 can’t come fast enough for me."