Skip to comments.WHY REPUBLICANS SHOULD SAY “HELL NO” TO THIS LAWLESS PRESIDENT
Posted on 06/26/2012 3:14:30 PM PDT by kingattax
Theres been much speculation about whether the Obama administration has a Plan B ready in case the Supreme Court strikes down all or some of Obamacare. But its clear that the White House was ready today when the Court rejected its challenge to the constitutionality of an Arizona law requiring local law enforcement officers, during routine stops, to check the immigration status of anyone they suspect is in the country illegally.
The White House promptly reacted to the decision, which also struck down three important provisions through which Arizona attempted to counteract the federal governments unwillingness to do anything much about the flood of illegal aliens into the State. First, and predictably, Obama renewed his call for comprehensive immigration reform. Sen. Harry Reid quickly echoed the White House, tweeting that [Republicans] must join [Democrats] to forge fair, tough, practical solutions.
Next, the administration announced measures designed to undermine the portion of the Arizona law that was upheld, unanimously, by the Supreme Court. The Department of Homeland Security said it would exclude Arizona from a program known as 287(g), which allows the feds to deputize local officials to make immigration-based arrests. A Homeland Security official explained that the administration finds such agreements not useful in states that have Arizona-style laws. I guess the program is useful only in states that arent taking meaningful measures to identify illegal aliens.
Accordingly, local police in Arizona will have to rely on federal officials to arrest illegal aliens. But federal officials have made it clear that the feds will not respond to calls from Arizona law enforcement unless the person detained meets certain criteria, such as being wanted for a felony. Being an illegal alien is not enough. As Obama showed with his unilateral mini-DREAM act, this administration is no longer interested in enforcing the immigration laws except perhaps against illegal aliens who are shown to have engaged in felonious conduct.
In addition, the Justice Department set up a hotline through which people can complain about having their immigration status checked by Arizona law enforcement officials. Obama thus hopes to drum up complaints against Arizona law enforcement agents. He wants to make the federal government a party to the harassment of those trying to do what Obama wont enforce the law. Obama hopes to intimidate them into not using their authority to address the severe problem of illegal immigration authority granted by the state legislature and upheld as constitutional by the Supreme Court.
Given all of this, its quite clear that the Republicans should say hell no to Obamas call for comprehensive immigration reform. Republicans must not permit themselves to be coerced into writing a new immigration law by Obamas refusal to enforce the law we have.
Moreover, what is the point of legislating with a lawless administration? Legislation on an issue like immigration requires compromise, and thats fine I have no objection in principle to compromising. But suppose a compromise is reached. This president has demonstrated that his response would likely be to ignore the provisions the Republicans insisted upon because ignoring them is the right thing to do. Immigration reform, if it is to occur, must await the election of a president who, unlike Obama, is willing to enforce the law as written, not just the portions of the law he finds palatable. Indeed, Im tempted to say that the passage of compromise legislation on any important issue should await the election of such a president
obama’s not doing this by himself. If he issues an order lots of people down the line have to follow it. For instance, he tells his cabinet hag not to work with AZ cops. She passes it down to her underling who sends it on down to others and finally to all the agents. Then every ICE agent in AZ is being forced to disobey the law.
Plus, the governor of AZ and all the cops in AZ are going along with it.
The republicans cry a little and that’s that.
No wonder this guy believes himself to be a dictator. He IS a dictator.
Yes, and then there is that other party, the Enablercans, who made it a cake walk, because of their cowards in leadership. They feign rejection of this or that, using it for a weak springboard to campaign on.
But, they have a real tiger up as our nominee, to lead them—made of paper.
Anyone not terrified of another Obama term is not sane.
I am terrified of an Obama second term. I am also terrified of a Romney first term.
Now what do I do?
See tag line.
There are traitors by action.
Then there are traitors by inaction.
Unfortunately our “representative government” is chockful of both. And I quite honestly see no way around them.
Well, vote for one.
There are still large section of the US that are NOT. Texas is one of them. Lot of open space and lots of freedom, but we do enforce our laws.
Au contraire. Shutting down congress would suit obama just fine. He has darn near shut them down already.
Defund ICE, Homeland security, the Border Patrol and the Justice Dept. If they won’t do their job, why should we pay them?
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