This morning's bombshell announcement that the Obama administration will work around Congress to institute a revised version of the DREAM Act has led to a plethora of questions -- curiosities the president will likely address later this afternoon.
In examining the situation, it's hard not to wonder how much of it has to do with politics and the coming election. This is precisely what Rep. Allen West (R-Fla.) pondered this morning when he appeared on Fox News to discuss the new immigration regulation, calling it "administrative overreach."
West told the network that he views the administration's plan as a "backdoor" opportunity to potentially usher in voting rights for undocumented immigrants. If, indeed, there is validity to this statement, it's worth exploring. After all, the Democrats would likely appeal more to illegals who want an easier way to secure citizenship -- a motivating factor for any politician running with a leftist platform.
In the interview, West also went on to lament the notion that the nation is separating itself "from government that is based upon the consent of the American people." The politician also contended that "we’re starting to live under a rule by edict or executive order."
Here are some of West's other comments on the matter:
"What is going to happen as far as their right to vote? Is this one of those backdoor opportunities to allow people in the next five months to get the opportunity to vote? Will we see Janet Napolitano and the president come out with a new edict that says since we allow these people to be here legally, we’re now going to allow them to have the opportunity to vote? Now, how far down the rabbit whole will it go?...the American people are obviously not allowed to have any kind of input through the representatives they sent to Washington, D.C."
Watch the interview, below: