My favorite thing about living in a nation of laws is that we have so many laws that our overlords can do whatever they want. The gun control bill has been pulled by Mr. Reid but Mr. Obama is going to use his great powers as the king of the Executive Branch to implement gun control:
On a conference call with “stakeholders,” Biden told gun control advocates that the fight is not over and that eventual action on gun control will come. Press were not invited to the conference call; a participant provided BuzzFeed with access.
“Look, I know you’re going to say that I’m just being an optimist and I’m trying to put a good face on this. But, you know, I’ve been around here a long time and we’ve already done, because of you, some really good things,” Biden said. “Number one, the president is already lining up some additional executive actions he’s going to be taking later this week.”
After the Newtown shootings, Obama took a number of executive actions to expand research into gun violence and other areas favored by the gun control community. He took the actions without congressional approval, leading to outrage by some conservatives.
The system works like a well oiled machine. When one branch of the state fails to accomplish something another branch moves in. The best part is that any action Obama takes will be legal until either Congress says no (which will never happen, Congress has been ceding power to the President since the start of this country) or the Nazgûl in the Supreme Court rule otherwise (and they probably won’t hear the case). Statism always seems like such a good idea until the people in power inevitably find out they have the power to do whatever they want.