Is Congress now IRRELEVANT?

It seems to some that Congress is being made irrelevant by the current Administration.

The Attorney General has announced that the President has decided that Congress erred 15 years ago when it passed the DEFENSE OF MARRIAGE ACT (DOMA). He now deems it unconstitutional and the Justice Department of the Executive Branch will no longer defend it in our courts.

Then the administration’s appointees on the Federal Communications Commission have decided they have the right to regulate the internet and can control private content and communications. Of course, no law passed by Congress provides for that role.

Now, the administration has initiated hostilities with Libya without Congressional consent, as required by law. The President yielded to European prodding and a resolution by the United Nations, rather than approval by Congress.

Our three branches of government were to provide checks and balances on each other. How will that work, if Congress is made irrelevant—by Executive decision?

About Along The Way with Gary Curtis

Gary Curtis served for 27 years, as part of the pastoral staff of The Church on The Way, the First Foursquare Church of Van Nuys, California. In October 2015, Gary retired from leadership of the church’s not-for-profit media outreach, Life On The Way Communications, Inc. He continues to blog at Gary and his wife, Alisa, live in southern California. They have two married daughters and five grandchildren.
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