Obama swore an oath to uphold the Constitution of the United States of America. Spelled out in that document are the "rules" of and for the 3 branches of our government - Executive Branch, Legislative Branch, and Judicial Branch.
This offering centers on the latest (as of 6.20.2012) example of where the Executive Branch seems to have "gone a little sideways" relative to its authority. This is the issue of Obama issuing an executive order re: persons here in this country illegally.
His action is in response to Congress not passing the so called "Dream Act". His executive order, basically, obviates the wishes of Congress. Is his action against the Constitution, i.e., the Rule of Law for our Country? Well, let's hear about this from an alleged Constitutional scholar, Obama himself.
The below presents Obama's public statement on the issuing of one of his latest executive orders.
As an aside, one of the stipulations of Obama's executive order is that in order to qualify one had to be here for at least 5 years. OK. But, if you came here illegally how would you ever prove how long you had been here? You may wish to ponder that one some.
Related to the rule of law but separate from the issue(s) of illegal immigration is the subject of the "blown" strategy called "Fast and Furious". Apparently AG Holder has refused to provide to Congress pertinent documents related to Congress' investigation of this failed strategy which resulted in the death of an American agent. Therefore, Congress is initiating the process of holding the AG in "Contempt of Congress" for failing to provide the documents deemed pertinent by Congress. Just as Congress was starting this procedure the White House issued a statement saying that such documents were not to be provided under the "Executive Privilege" option.
One has to ask why such an action would be taken unless the White House was involved or knew about the strategy - an illegal activity.