Re “Obama lets politics bury attempts to reform immigration” (Opinions, Sept. 10): I can’t believe you are encouraging President Obama to break the law. Well, yes I can; but I don’t think you should. Do you really want all future presidents to make laws using executive powers? Only the Congress has the constitutional power to make or change laws!
President Obama said he “would use executive powers where I can.” Where he could seems to mean where the press will allow it. The Democrats certainly have no thought of holding him to his oath of office or the Constitution. But the press are supposed to be a protector of the people.
The First Continental Congress said the importance of the freedom of the press regarding the administration of government is the circulation of open-minded sentiments, communication of thoughts on subjects and its promotion of unity among them, whereby oppressive officers are shamed or intimidated into more ... just modes of conducting affairs. You seem to be cheering the breaking of the law because you want something done. I believe you are shirking your duty to the detriment of our country. History will tell us.
Doug Estes, Modesto