Taking Dictation

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.

About Stan Guthrie

Stan Guthrie is an editor at large for Christianity Today magazine and for the Chuck Colson Center for Christian Worldview. His latest book is God's Story in 66 Verses. He also is author of All that Jesus Asks: How His Questions Can Teach and Transform Us, Missions in the Third Millennium: 21 Key Trends for the 21st Century, and A Concise Guide to Bible Prophecy. He is co-author of The Sacrament of Evangelism. Besides authoring, writing, and editing books, Stan is a literary agent, bringing together good authors, good books, and good publishers. Stan writes the monthly Priorities colum for BreakPoint.org. He has appeared on National Public Radio's €œTell Me More,€ WGN's Milt Rosenberg program, and many Christian shows, including The Eric Metaxas Show and Moody Radio'€™s €œNew Day Florida.€ A licensed minister and an inspirational speaker, he served as moderator for the Christian Book Expo panel discussion, Does the God of Christianity Exist, and What Difference Does It Make?
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