Gary is an author, trial lawyer, Mequon-area resident and town of Cedarburg supervisor. He is a columnist for the News Graphic and writes for several Wisconsin area magazines and is a national columnist with The American Thinker and PJ Media. He lives with his wife, Lisa, and has three sons ages 18 to 28. Gary won Ozaukee County in his bid for the Wisconsin Assembly's 60th District in 2011, but came up just 58 votes short.
There is no doubt that Bernie Sanders is creating a cultish excitement among the young and radically progressive. After the last debate Google reported that "Bernie Sanders" was the most searched name in America. Sanders' call for radical political and economic change in our country is like catnip to college students and recent graduates who, like most young people starting out in life today, see little hope for advancement in Barack Obama's economy. Much like any politician promising a bridge where there is no river, the specious lure projected by Sanders that those who have not yet found their future can vote themselves into success, peppered with the mistaken notion that they have somehow stumbled onto a new and progressive social idea practiced successfully elsewhere around the world, is one of the greatest dangers this nation has ever faced.
Last week was the funeral for a beautiful 32-year old woman named Kathryn Steinle who was shot in the back in front of her father on a San Francisco pier by the 56-year old repeat felon and illegal immigrant Juan Francisco Lopez Sanchez. Sanchez, also known as José Inez García Zarate and several other names, had been deported to Mexico five times previously, but each time he simply walked over the fenceless border and returned to the safety of San Francisco.
The ink was not even dry on the news reports about Hillary Clinton's scandalous violations of federal law by transmitting and possibly deleting 30,490 e-mails (comprising 55,000 pages) through a private server stashed in her home when the most transparent and competent Administration in history swung into full spin cycle.
President Barack Obama has a new “go-it-alone” strategy which he highlighted in last January's State of the Union speech. His tool is something called “executive orders.” Recently, Obama took to the podium and announced his plan to legalize up to 5 million illegal aliens, he claimed that he had the authority to do so, and his administration claims presidents do this all the time. But there is a huge difference between what the President of the United States just did and what all presidents before him have done. In order to appreciate the history power grab and stop pointing at the executive orders of George W. Bush, you must appreciate the law behind the concept of an executive order.