The President plans to finally show his hand Thursday night:
In a broad test of his executive powers, President Barack Obama declared Wednesday he will sidestep Congress and order his own federal action on immigration — in measures that could spare from deportation as many as 5 million people illegally in the U.S. and set up one of the most pitched partisan confrontations of his presidency.
Obama declared that Washington has allowed America’s immigration problem “to fester for too long.”
Make no mistake: that problem has “festered” only because Washington has utterly failed to do its job of border enforcement. Any nation that does not control its borders is not sovereign. We have and continue to be invaded by people who choose to move here in flagrant disregard for our system of legal immigration. Once here, far too many show the same disregard for our laws in general. And our rulers (a more appropriate word at this point than “leaders” or, <chortle> “representatives”) have only encouraged this by their pandering and dereliction of duty. You don’t think it’s a coincidence, do you, that this long-anticipated announcement will come during the Latin Grammy Awards?
Now comes the capstone: for the second time in my lifetime, the government is proposing a broad amnesty for these housecrashers. Only this time, Congress — who may have learned a lesson from the broken promises of “immigration reform” in 1986 — isn’t the one seeking to change the rules. Instead, it’s the President. Unilaterally. Unconstitutionally. Against the will of the people.
But the emotional issue of immigration, significant as it is, isn’t even the main problem here. Mr. Obama, YOU DO NOT HAVE THIS AUTHORITY. And attempting to exercise such means you have abrogated your oath of office to uphold and defend the Constitution of the United States. If our constitutional system were functioning properly, your overreach and disregard for the limitations on your office would result in immediate articles of impeachment. Of course, we both know Congress is too compromised itself to even attempt such correction. No matter. In the eyes of many (including me), if you go through with this you have become little more than an usurper, an illegitimate occupant of the White House from that point forward.
And so We the People are left with these: to ponder once again the warnings of our Founders. To wonder what OTHER issues Obama plans to ‘resolve’ by royal decree in the two years he has left. And to consider what we may need to do to stop this brazen transmutation of what has for decades been an ‘imperial presidency’ into something even worse. If the rules no longer apply to you, Mr. President, nor to the millions of people you’ve encouraged to colonize this country, nor to the financiers who continue to pillage what wealth the middle class has left, then what possible reason (other than fear) could the average law-abiding American have for agreeing to be bound by them any more?
However reluctantly I may have reached this conclusion, I also know I’m not the only citizen who has. Thursday night’s address will further prove what I’ve been saying here for some time: we no longer have the rule of law in this nation. Which means, Texas, that lawsuits are useless kabuki theater at this point. Why appeal to one part of lawless Uncle Sam to check another part of lawless Uncle Sam? No. Something else is required if this course is to be altered. And we’d better figure out quickly what that is.