Also in this playlist...
This transcript is automatically generated
It has set out concerts like -- Ilya Shapiro and watching the watchers should bring -- as safe as well as the Wall Street Journal's Steve Moore.
Steve on a disturbing series of events to put -- -- No question about it -- and luck that we have a three branch system of government hand -- -- the president is the is the chief of the executive branch that means that.
That the president doesn't make the -- he executes the laws they congress passes and you know I'm in Austin, Texas today.
It here in Texas everybody's been talking about this what what is with all these executive orders what gives the president the authority to do that -- and the one that.
A you know -- most interest in obviously is is that whether the president will try to unilaterally.
Raise the debt ceiling without approval of congress and there and that is the scuttlebutt right now in Washington that the president simply gonna do what whether congress authorizes that extension are not.
You know odds Sabrina it's us odd that this.
This is occurring the same week we saw the movie -- and honored.
With twelve Oscar.
You know disbanded its -- went way after -- way beyond.
What constitutional powers he was granted and critics say this president is is essentially doing the same.
I always remind people with this flippant comment I I knew Abraham Lincoln Abraham Lincoln was kind of historical friend -- mine.
This guys know Abraham Lincoln nor these circumstances the same what what are you said.
I think you're exactly right any of the differences that Abraham Lincoln at his priorities in order -- -- -- the real problems that President Obama -- his priorities seem.
To be and that's.
-- instead of talking about spending control we're talking about gun control.
That a talking about solid long term economic solutions that help turn around the economy we're talking not -- -- trillion dollar point.
And this is a pressing -- Citi.
Sort of thumbing his no knows at what really needs to be gotten in this next term amends that is are doing it power grabs his secure his.
Legacy you know -- he's not the first president to try to go beyond.
An election in and take what was a victory in terms of striking mandate.
FDR did it.
Richard Nixon tried it George Bush and his reelection try to.
Are -- differences here or anything noteworthy year I mean.
Audience he's trying to get pastor resisted congress a lot of his proposals and its timing of a lot of those proposals is this the way to do it are you worried about the ways to.
Well of course some word about this is why we have three branches of government of course.
The president any president of any party at any time is going to try to expand his power -- nature of any public official whether you're a low level bureaucrat or the president.
To do so but we -- our constitutional system.
Checks and balances both horizontally in terms of congress and the federal judiciary and vertically with federalism.
And if courts enforce those structural protections for our liberties -- will be a lot better off.
You know I was just things Sabrina though Bill Clinton when he knew that he would be talons and some of the executive.
Orders he gave an executive -- heats up.
-- is quite aware of the distinct possibly that courts would overturn it which stayed in many of them -- dead but.
Did damage was done any got what he wanted to resilient on do it easier said than done after the fact is this this president's strategy as well.
Well I'm wondering if this president just -- extra confident mean look a lot of people thought that obamacare would be overturned and it was not true true -- and now here we are seeing that.
That debris that that's left in its wake and it's not good for the economy.
I'm more for people's liberties so I think that the for the president -- certainly has a lot of extra confidence.
I'm I'm this and think well that is some like yourself and actually talking about this because really the conversation all this week is not a bit about this power grabber these executive orders but -- -- About a gender and balance in in the second term cabinet and how an important when you consider what we're really talking about here -- you know the.
Filter by section