Long-time fans of the popular Calvin and Hobbes cartoon strip are familiar with this game created by Calvin who was always looking for ways to best his imaginary friend, Hobbes. The game is very simple: If you don’t like the rules, change them to suit your needs.
This is what President Obama has been doing the past several years to curry favor with the “immigrant community” a.k.a illegal aliens and their radical supporters that include members of both the Democratic and Republican parties, and the mainstream media.
Beginning with the Morton Memos in 2011 that outline “prosecutorial discretion” and followed the next year by Obama’s Deferred Action for Childhold Arrivals that was estimated to benefit nearly 2 million youths here illegally, Obama has systematically and unilaterally weakened our immigration laws in order to achieve political gain.
Now published reports are telling us that Obama is considering an executive order that would legalize and give work permits to half of the nation’s 12 million illegal aliens while 18 million Americans are unable to find full-time work.
What gives this man the right to trade our sovereignty and economic well being for votes? To strip us of our right to decide for ourselves what is best for the country?
From Day One he has paid only lip service to helping ordinary Americans, and he’s done precious little of that as of late. He finds the time to meet with “immigrant rights” groups in the White House or in nearby tents, but where are the meetings with ordinary Americans? Why are those who thumb their noses at the rule of law and our borders considered “stakeholders” in the immigration issue while the guy in the street is nothing more than an unemployment statistic?
Obama is no friend of the ideas and principles that the Founding Fathers carefully crafted while creating this republic, and he has to be called out on it.
In terms of his disdain for the Constitution, Barack Obama is worse than Richard Nixon. Upon the latter’s resignation, newly appointed President Gerald Ford told the American people, “Our long national nightmare is over.” Sadly, that nightmare is beginning to pale in comparison to what Obama is doing. What we are witnessing at this moment is far worse than Nixon’s trampling of the rule of law because our very form of government is under attack from the man who promised us transparency but instead is giving us tyranny.
In a recent column, John Fonte, a senior fellow at the Hudson Institute, cites Alexander Hamilton’s question of whether people can govern themselves or be ruled by “accident” or “force” and concludes this way:
“Liberal George Washington University law professor Jonathan Turley (who voted for Obama) has become a leading scholarly critic of this administration’s unconstitutional executive actions. Professor Turley told the House Rules Committee, ‘What we’re witnessing today is one of the greatest crises that members of this body will face. . . . It has reached a constitutional tipping point that threatens a fundamental change in how our country is governed.’ “Indeed, government without the consent of the governed constitutes a major change in how our constitutional republic is governed and answers the question posed by Alexander Hamilton in Federalist No. 1 in the negative.”