THE ALMIGHTY POWER GRAB
June 19, 2012
Let me shock my readers for a moment: I agree with President Obama on his move to allow as many as 800,000 immigrants to avoid deportation.
Why? Because those who are being considered for this privilege are basically those who couldn't help being here to begin with.
The "immunity" the President is granting comes with provisions. Illegals have to prove they were brought to the United States before they turned 16 and are younger than 30, have been in the country for at least five continuous years, have no criminal history, graduated from a U.S. high school or earned a GED diploma or certificate, or served in the military.
They also can apply for a work permit that will be good for two years with no limits on how many times it can be renewed.
It sounds reasonable to me. But, it is without a doubt a political move to win the HIspanic vote AND, it's also unconstitutional. He's bypassing Congress, again, and issuing the almighty power grab of the Executive Order.
He has also put another 1.4 million immigrants (legal and illegal) back in the workplace to compete for jobs with other unemployed Americans.
Consider this factor: With unemployment stuck over 8 percent, the administration overtly hostile to large scale energy extraction programs and pipelines like Keystone, and the president and the high end of his base more concerned about same-sex marriage than about creating jobs for unemployed dads of all races and ethnicities, the white working class got the hint. They are now heading toward the exits in droves.
You can’t look at President Obama’s handling of the economy without thinking destruction is his ultimate goal. But if this alone wasn’t motivation enough, granting permanent residency to people he called Americans “for all intents and purposes” could be used to unite actual Americans – those here by birth or legal choice – against him.
Joseph Curl's recent article in the Washington Times had it right on when he noted that the oath of office Obama took back in January, 2009, was meaningless -- at least to the President. The Founders of our country intended the President to be the guardian of the Constitution. This President wants to destroy it.
From the very beginning, the president and his administration made clear they had no intention of enforcing laws they didn’t like. Mr. Obama and his minions decided that they would simply stop enforcing the Defense of Marriage Act, no longer prosecute growers of “medical” marijuana, and let some states walk away from provisions in the No Child Left Behind law (which, by the way, was co-authored by Sen. Edward Kennedy, Massachusetts Democrat, and passed the Senate by a 91-8 vote).
Mr. Obama’s Justice Department has even more flagrantly flouted the laws of the land. Out of the blue, Attorney General Eric Holder, the nation’s chief law enforcement officer, reinterpreted America’s gambling laws (and dumped the decision on Christmas Eve so as to avoid scrutiny). More recently, Holder has decided to thwart congressional oversight by refusing to release documents on the disastrous “Fast and Furious” gun-running scheme, and he is actively fighting Florida for trying to expunge dead people from its voter rolls.
Now comes Obama’s decision to stop enforcing America’s immigration laws. The increasingly desperate Obama, once a constitutional professor, knows full well he is circumventing Congress.
In March 2011 he told a group of young Hispanics: “America is a nation of laws, which means I, as the president, am obligated to enforce the law. I don’t have a choice about that. That’s part of my job.
“Congress passes the law. The executive branch’s job is to enforce and implement those laws,” he said. “There are enough laws on the books by Congress that are very clear in terms of how we have to enforce our immigration system that for me to simply through executive order ignore those congressional mandates would not conform with my appropriate role as president.”
So why now? Politics. The Hispanic population in Florida, Virginia, Nevada, New Mexico and Colorado may well decide the November election, and with working-class whites, religious blacks, disenchanted young people and Jews fleeing in droves, the President is looking to shore up his support, even if that means violating his oath to protect the Constitution.
Continuing his nonstop campaign of division — black against white, rich against poor, straight against gay, religious against secular, race against race — the president is seeking to build whatever loose coalition of support he can. Forget bipartisanship; a coalition of the middle, Obama’s sole path to victory, he thinks, is to stir up so much discontent within different strata that he can win re-election.
Syndicated columnist George Will recently noted that this is the first time in American history that we have a President who has yet to admit a mistake, move toward the middle on any issue, or stick to and promote the policies for which he faught so hard to impliment, even if, like Obamacare, they are failures.
I have to agree with George. President Obama wants this reelection so bad he outshines Faust in the selling of his soul to the devil so that he can finish off the destruction of America.
We believe that the Constitution of the United States speaks for itself. There is no need to rewrite, change or reinterpret it to suit the fancies of special interest groups or protected classes.