The Truth According to Trumbo: “No Room For Compassion” Edition

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Thomas Barr

Thomas Barr

Thomas Barr is a writer, editor and activist who's passionate about progressive ideals, with extra attention given to the fight for universal health care, medical marijuana, and saving our nation from decades of devastating trickle-down policies. Thomas is also a dedicated advocate for Type 1 diabetes research and education.
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  • Jim Bean

    Other countries have border control. Hundreds of billions of people have supported the idea over the ages. Assuming a handful of liberals are wiser than all these seems somewhat risky to me.

    • Laura Hurt

      as if anyone is saying Oh let’s do away with the borders. Being reasonable is not the same as doing away with the borders. And the problem wouldn’t be as big of a problem if the last republican president hadn’t changed the law and if the republicans now would read and sign the new law.

      • Jim Bean

        And the thing preventing Obama fixing from fixing it by executive order is what, exactly?

      • Joey

        Executive Orders are issued pursuant to current statute or constitutional powers. The President’s ability to order the executive branch to do stuff is limited to what Congress says his powers are. (Outside of a few areas defined by the Constitution itself, such as making the President the commander-in-chief of the armed forces.)

        Canonical example: in Youngstown vs. Sawyer, the Supreme Court ruled that Truman’s seizure and nationalization of steel mills during the Korean War was illegal because there was no law giving the President the power to seize property in such a manner.

      • Laura Hurt

        what he cán do with executive order he did. He doesn’t, however, have the power to spend the money without the republicans agreeing. And again they are not working with him. So they are blaming him for a problem he didn’t create, they are blaming him for not solving it when they are the ones stopping it by not even dealing with the plan that’s available (Boehner refusing to let it be talked about in the senate) and they are blaming him for using his executive powers for the parts that he did fix. How is any of this Obama’s fault???

  • Eg Kbbs

    Funny how folks have been “smarting” about the borders since NAFTA supposedly destroyed them.

    BTW – before someone tries to spread misinformation, NAFTA was signed by GHWB.

    • Jim Bean

      Rewriting history, are we? December 8, 1993.The North American Free Trade Agreement (NAFTA) is signed into law by President Bill Clinton. Clinton said he hoped the agreement would encourage other nations to work toward a broader world-trade pact.