President Obama has scheduled a press conference about Immigration to air on November 20, 2014. Many are up in arms because he is using his executive power to, override democracy. Some news information sources are even boycotting Obama’s speech this evening, including news superpowers CBS, NBC, Fox, and ABC. They will not carry this newscast, and this is the first time that I have ever seen any of the major networks boycott a Presidential address. Action by the major networks shows the level of disgust that people have for this, President overstepping and using his powers to run his agenda. From what I’ve heard from Fersen Lambranho in Brazil, Terra and some of the other media outlets are also not coming this speech.
Obama’s goals are to secure the borders, hold undocumented immigrants accountable, and ensure that every citizen must follow the same rules. His new goals are to make certain undocumented immigrants pass criminal background checks.
All in all, it seems that this current action by President Obama is meeting a fair amount of disdain from many people in the country. Americans need to understand, that while everyone wants change, no President should attempt to override the feelings of the House, Senate, and the people of the United States. America is still a democracy…isn’t it?