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Tuesday, November 25, 2014

American Must Choose Its Future Now

AP photo/Charlie Riedel

Apparently the rule of law is no longer more important than getting what you want. Regardless of what the law might say what matters most is that some people expect to get exactly what they want or else. This is now the case in Obama’s America. Am I referring to the events in Ferguson, or am I talking about Barack Obama’s executive amnesty actions? The simple answer is yes, I am.

Some would contend that the two issues are unrelated, but it is hard to not see the parallels and draw some unfortunate conclusions. The Obama administration has developed a reputation for ignoring laws that it doesn’t like, bending some as far as they can get away with, and breaking others with impunity. On issues ranging from immigration, the BP oil spill, Fast & Furious, the IRS scandal, NSA wiretapping, the Benghazi cover-up, the targeting of Sharyl Attkisson and other reporters, the Bowe Bergdahl prisoner swap, prisoner releases, Obamacare implementation, EPA abuses, and many others, the administration has stonewalled, lied, and otherwise ignored and/or violated the law because it didn’t suit their purposes. Of course, anyone who speaks out against his actions are doing so only because they are racist and don’t like having a black man in the White House.

In Ferguson the rule of law and the judicial process have been deemed irrelevant by the thugs taking to the streets rioting over the Darren Wilson grand jury verdict. Using their logic, the grand jury should have ignored the evidence presented in the case and handed down an indictment on Officer Wilson because he is white, and apparently Officer Wilson should have allowed Michael Brown to beat him senseless, take his gun and shoot him just because he was black. The law is irrelevant, what matters is that the thugs get what they want.

It is no accident that as the end of the “post racial” presidency of Barack Obama draws near we have racially motivated riots taking place in this country. It was not a mistake for America to elect a black man to serve as President, but it was a mistake to choose a black man with a racial chip on his shoulder who is unable himself to see beyond skin color and judge people by the content of their character. It is wrong to choose a leader who is motivated by race regardless of the race of that leader. It is indeed telling that as tensions mounted in Ferguson Obama dispatched the race baiting buffoon Al Sharpton and the most racist Attorney General in modern history to represent the administration. The results of that decision are now playing out in Ferguson. Remember, it was Obama who told us “Elections have consequences”.

The damage done to this country by Barack Obama is incalculable, and will take years and possibly decades to correct, but it can only be corrected if we recognize the problems and fix them. If we continue to allow this lawlessness, whether it takes place on a street in Missouri or behind a podium in Washington, the decline of this once great nation will continue. This country is made up of whites, blacks, Asians, Latinos, and Native Americans, and together we have created the greatest nation the world has ever seen. If however, we continue to divide and abandon the rule of law and the judicial systems that have allowed us to live together peacefully, the greatness of America will be lost to future generations of all races.

What kind of future do you want for your children?

Monday, November 24, 2014

Where Is The GOP Response?

You know, if the GOP had leadership that was ready, willing, and able to stand up to Obama on immigration I wouldn’t have to do this. Why is it that the only people in the world that are afraid to stand up to Barack Obama are in the Republican ‘leadership’? When Obama announced his executive actions on immigration, he challenged the GOP to send him a bill. Following that, in remarks at a High School in Nevada, he mocked the GOP by saying “Why, I didn’t dissolve Parliament, that’s not how our system works”. So far the best response we’ve heard from what passes for GOP leadership is ‘we’re gonna fight this, you betcha’, or something to that effect. Perhaps the most disturbing thing I’ve heard is a claim by Rep. Michelle Bachman that the GOP leadership has indicated privately that they are “not going to engage” Obama on this issue. Since the GOP leadership cannot manage a response to the President, I guess I’ll have to do it myself.

Let us begin by addressing a couple of points from the President’s announcement on Thursday night, starting with the Scripture he quoted (just because I’m not in the mood to have the Bible quoted to me by a man who supports infanticide). Some might be impressed that Obama can quote Scripture, but don’t forget, Satan can too.

Mr. President, while you are browsing through the Bible to cherry pick Scripture to misuse for your political purposes take a look at the sixth chapter of Proverbs where you will find these verses (thanks to the unknown person who shared this gem on Facebook) that you should commit to memory:

16 These six things doth the Lord hate: yea, seven are an abomination unto him:
17 A proud look, a lying tongue, and hands that shed innocent blood,
18 An heart that deviseth wicked imaginations, feet that be swift in running to mischief,
19 A false witness that speaketh lies, and he that soweth discord among brethren.

Just sayin’.

Now, let’s talk about that challenge to the GOP. In your speech to the nation, you said “And to those members of Congress who question my authority to make our immigration system work better or question the wisdom of me acting where Congress has failed, I have one answer: Pass a bill.” First of all, no amount of inaction on the part of Congress gives you the authority to legislate on your own. Additionally a bill, or several bills to be accurate, have been passed and in fact, have been signed into law but you have refused to enforce those laws or to carry out the actions required of you contained in those laws. Since it is obvious that you can’t be trusted to enforce legislation already on the books, why would anyone expect you to do so with new legislation? There is another little bit of Scripture that might help you understand this in the 16th chapter of Luke”

10 He that is faithful in that which is least is faithful also in much: and he that is unjust in the least is unjust also in much.

Now, let’s move on to your remarks in Las Vegas, and I will break it down into two parts. The first is the flippant “I didn’t dissolve Parliament” jab. No, you didn’t dissolve Parliament, but you are attempting to effectively nullify the entire Legislative Branch of the Federal government. You actions, if left unchallenged (and this is a point that Sen. McConnell and Speaker Boehner should take note of) will set a very dangerous precedent that will certainly be used by future Presidents who would rather rule by decree than do the unpleasant work of actually leading. Regardless of where you stand on amnesty, this is a very dangerous path to political victory that will cause permanent harm to our country.

The second part of your statement was “…that’s not how our system works.” You are quite right Mr. President that is not how our system works. The system is really quite simple – Congress passes laws, you sign them, and then you enforce them. At no point in this process do you get the option of passing your own laws, nor do you get to ignore those which are already on the books. In fact, the only option you have in all of this is to either sign or veto a bill that makes it to your desk.

As long as I am at it, I have a few words for Senate Majority Leader McConnell and Speaker Boehner; gentlemen, grow a pair. The poodle President is no one to fear and your job future may depend on how you handle the very first challenge of the next session. For the record, not engaging is not an option. The gains made by the GOP in this past election were not a result of any affirmation of the GOP, it was a repudiation of Barack Obama’s policies (you should know, that was the strategy you implemented by not articulating a clear agenda). Your mandate from the American people is to stop any further damage to our country (i.e. amnesty) and to reverse as many of the President’s policies as possible in order to put the country back on track. If you fail to “engage” and to produce the expected results, the American people will be, I believe, finally ready to explore other options. 

Saturday, November 22, 2014

Obama’s Scamnesty Plan

I have to give Obama credit for one thing; he has perfected the art of the master scam. When word first leaked that he planned to take executive action to grant amnesty to illegal aliens, he instantly angered Conservatives and gave millions of illegal aliens hope that soon they would be free of their illegal status and on their way to cheap citizenship. As time passed he gave little hints and alluded to a somewhat nebulous time frame for when his plan would be announced, effectively building suspense and anticipation. When the day finally arrived for the grand announcement the President made it with a primetime address to the nation, and as is the case with all things Obama, it turns out the whole thing is a scam intended to damage the Republicans that had just embarrassed him and to make his Latino supporters believe they had achieved their goals.

The first point of Obama’s plan is to increase border security, something his administration has told us all along that was unnecessary because the border, regardless of everything we could see with our own eyes, really was as secure as it could get. This part is the obvious scam since no one really believes any living Democrat, most especially Barack Obama, would lift a finger to actually stem the flow of undocumented Democrat voters into the country. Any additional money spent on a border security effort by this administration is more likely to be used to send more welcoming committees to the border than actual border enforcement.

The next part of his plan is to stop deportations of most illegal immigrants and allow them to “get right with the law”. On the surface this sounds good to illegals, but at some point most of them are going to realize that his offer is not what it seems. First of all, most of the illegal immigrants have very little fear of deportation now, so there is little incentive for them to come forward to pay the fees, fines, and taxes or to provide the necessary personal information required for the background check (which is a scam in itself). When they realize that anything they gain by ‘coming out of the shadows’ is only temporary in nature making them subject to deportation by the next President, and that Obama will leave office before the three years he promised them is up, they would be foolish to take him up on his offer.

Of course, the American people are being scammed as well. Anyone who genuinely believes an influx of poorly educated low wage workers will help the economy needs to buy a better grade of cocaine. If these illegal aliens do come forward to get their work permits, they will no longer be forced to take the under-the-table low wage jobs “Americans won’t do”, instead they will be happy to apply for the higher paying jobs Americans can’t find. Employers who depend on illegal workers are going to have to either pay the higher wages or hire the fresh crop of illegals that will certainly flood across the border, resulting in an increased number of identity thefts necessary for them to obtain fake work permits.

Does this mean Republicans should do nothing to stop Obama’s plan and just let it ride until 2016? Not a chance. If this is allowed to stand, the next President will be under a lot of pressure to make those temporary work permits permanent or be perceived as mean and uncaring. By making it clear that Obama’s scamesty will not last, fewer illegals will sign-up, making the damage easier to reverse. What Republicans MUST do now is to pass a bill to genuinely increase border security and ensure the new law is properly implemented and enforced to stem the increase in border crossings that is now inevitable. Since Obama’s plan does call for tighter border security he would have little reason to justify a veto, and if he did go there Democrats would be unlikely to oppose an override.