President Obama apparently doesn’t like the messy process laid down in the Constitution of working with Congress to pass and enforce laws. He’d rather just dictate whatever he believes is the right–or politically expedient–thing to do. Mr. Obama won’t enforce the law defining marriage as it has been defined since time immemorial; he’d rather appoint czars than get his underlings approved by Congress; he does an end-run around Congress on immigration; and so on.
These actions reveal the heart of a dictator, not a president who has sworn to defend the Constitution. The question for us is whether we are just going to sit here and take it. The question for Hispanics, whose votes Mr. Obama is baldly trying to buy, is whether their loyalty can be purchased so cheaply. To me, that’s the real insult to Hispanics.