Skip to comments.Huckabee Defends Obama’s Immigration Policy: ‘It’s An Admirable Thing’
Posted on 06/16/2012 1:18:50 PM PDT by Free ThinkerNY
Mike Huckabee told the crew at Fox & Friends this morning that he understood his stance on immigration was not particularly popular among Republicans, and he didnt support and executive order for it, but the policy President Obama tried to implement for young undocumented people was something he had also attempted to pass in Arkansas. You dont punish a kid for what his or her parents did, he argued, saying the policy was not a job-killer.
The content itself, the goal, its an admirable thing, Huckabee argued, adding that he had tried to pass a similar measure in Arkansas, but it failed in Congress and he let it lie. It never occurred to me that I could simply bypass the legislature and do what I wanted to do, he added, calling it basic constitutional 101, so much so that the President had previously said himself that he could not pass the bill along.
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Call it whatever you want, but amnesty is immoral, as are those that support it.
GOP: still working hard to snatch defeat from the jaws of victory.
Apprently Juck isn’t as patriotic as we all thought.
No, you reward the parents for doing it by allowing them to stay here with Junior. We don't want to break up the "family" now do we? Parents, relatives, grandparents, all of them who want to be here to watch Junior get his G.E.D. certificate.
This is why Huckabee won’t ever be president.
There is a difference between being compassionate and being stupid.
“You dont punish a kid for what his or her parents did,”
Soooo....Is he saying that sending them home to their own country is ‘punishment?
Would that not imply that not all cultures are equal? Sounds racist! We must repatriate them to prove that all cultures are equal!
Oh I see! Its a inconvenience to them! How sad, then they dont get special treatment.
I dont think we should follow any federal laws then since they inconvenience us!
How is that Huck?
Huckleberry was a gross fat dumb beachball who couldn’t get a job as a Janitor in any other state then Arkansas! He is a certified Moron and the Liberal media Loves Him for that!
Huckleberry gave America to Obama on a Silver Platter by siding with the Brain Dead McPAIN as the Republican candidate for 2008! The Guy deserves to be tried for TREASON!
Congress has had the opportunity to act on this legislation, time and time again. They have passed certain laws and decided not to pass other bills, including one much like this latest Executive Order.
So how does the President have the authority to administer a law the Congress has specifically chosen not to pass?
The answer is that he doesn’t. That is the only question here. Any discussion about who should and should not be permitted into the country is irrelevant.
The Huckster, Rubio and especially 0bama can go to hell. If they don't like this law, or any law, they are free to introduce legislation to have the law amended or repealed. In the mean time, the usurper swore (twice presumably) to uphold The Constitution and the laws of the United States, INCLUDING immigration laws. Failure to do so is an impeachable offense!
You don't punish the citizens of the USA to accommodate criminals, pud wad.
Romney Republicanism. It’s not just for Massachusetts any more.
No matter how "admirable" or worthy the cause or the rhetoric, if the Constitutional restraint on the coercive power of government officials is violated, then it is unconstitutional and wrong.
Tennessee Congressman Davy Crockett made a speech on the floor of the Congress called "Not Yours to Give" about an incident during his tenure which summarized such an idea here.
We are letting the left win this, “You aren’t compassionate” argument.
I’m compassionate to legal citizens and legal immigrants.
If you can't do that, try doing something else. A rock band comes to mind, which I can view or not at my sole discretion.
Not we all.
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