Allen West on Fox News Discussing the President’s Dictatorial Illegal Immigration Edict
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Obama’s speech last night went over like a lead balloon, even with Democrats. He needed to change the narrative and put Republicans on the defensive as “lacking compassion,” as well as pander for votes. With his poll numbers in the tank in every battleground state, Obama needs every illegal voter he can get to steal the election.
Congressman Allen West is right: immigration policy is a discussion worth having, but in the Legislative Branch where it belongs, by the people’s representatives. Obama’s unconstitutional abuses of Executive power seek to rule by decree and bypass the democratic process and the We The People’s voices.
Even voters who agree with Obama on immigration issues should be alarmed at the unconstitutional means he is using to pursue it.
Even Obama himself in March 2011 acknowledged to a Univision audience that the Executive branch cannot unilaterally suspend deportations, and that any changes to immigration policy have to be accomplished through the congress. “Congress passes the law. The Executive Branch’s job is to enforce and implement those laws…For me to simply, through executive order, ignore those congressional mandates would not conform with my appropriate role as president.“:
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You voted against the DREAM Act, America, but His Majesty King Barack I has decided you’re going to get it anyway. Dispensing with even the minimal procedures surrounding the executive power he loves to abuse, Obama has simply ordered the Department of Homeland Security to stop deporting illegal aliens who were brought into the United States as children, and give them work permits instead.
According to the Associated Press, if illegal aliens 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, or served in the military,” they are now immune to deportation. They can also apply for two-year work permits, with unlimited renewal opportunities.
That sounds like a poor fit for Barack Obama’s economy of endless double-digit unemployment, which is a good three points worse for both Hispanics and young people. And remember, any rational effort to ensure these non-deportable illegal aliens don’t vote is a racist hate crime that must be stopped at all costs. We should have some record voter turnout this year – well over 100 percent of eligible voters in some areas!
Say, while the President and his Homeland Security secretary, Janet Napolitano, are busy short-circuiting constitutional government for their big illegal-alien pander, could they take a moment to tell us how efforts to crack down on the billions of dollars in fraudulent tax refunds claimed by illegals are coming along?
Daniel Horowitz at Red State rightly identifies this as a “constitutional crisis”:
There’s one problem: we have a legislative body that passes laws, not a president or a king. The Senate defeated the DREAM Act in 2009, even though Democrats had a supermajority.
What happened to the Constitution?
The real question here is that if the president is above the law, then why should any of us be compelled to adhere to laws that we regard as imprudent or unfair? If Obama can refuse to execute his core constitutional duties, why can’t we disregard his individual insurance mandate – a law that is an anathema to the Constitution?
What if citizens would stop paying taxes, or refuse to participate in Social Security? If the executive branch can countermand a law of Congress, why can’t the voters – those who grant Congress its authority – do the same?
This administration is setting a dangerous precedent.
Congress must reassert its constitutional authority over immigration law. They should hold public hearings and shed some light on the darkest corners of this administrative power grab. Moreover, they must refuse funding for any program that grants administrative amnesty.
Obama is clearly trying to preempt the humiliation that he will suffer when the Supreme Court slaps down his lawsuit against Arizona next week.
This is not the time for Republicans to reward Obama for violating the law with their own version of amnesty. This is the time for them to stand and fight an extreme president who is beneath contempt. Even those who subscribe to a different view on immigration must be alarmed by this president’s usurpation of power.
Cross posted at ThoughtsFromAConservativeMom.com
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