Ok, gonna keep this one REALLY short. Why is there a debate in Congress about funding for the Department of Homeland Security? The DHS will be funded.What will not be funded and should not be funded is anything related to President Obama’s executive action on immigration. President Obama does not possess the enumerated power to make any rules on matters of naturalization. That is clearly stated in the U.S. Constitution, Article I, Section 8, Clause 4.
President Obama stated over 22 times that he could not constitutionally take a unilateral action on illegal immigration. A federal judge has ruled that President Obama cannot take the unilateral action by executive order on illegal immigration. So I am asking, what part of not funding an unconstitutional action do we not comprehend?Cast aside the fact that this is Obama — do we in this Constitutional Republic want to create a precedent that any future executive can just disregard our rule of law and Congress must fund the lawless endeavor?
There is nothing in Article II of the Constitution stating that the president has prosecutorial discretion – that’s a made up mess just to appease an out-of-control executive branch.
So why are we having this debate?I do not want to see my taxpayer dollars used for something that defies our rule of law. It is unconscionable to me that the Democrat Members of Congress are standing for lawless action and not honoring the oath they took to support and defend the Constitution.
And to think, they want to provide drivers licenses to illegals — which means based on the Motor Voter Law, they can be registered to vote and have a legal picture ID document. The progressive socialist left also wants illegals to get back tax refunds for three years based on Earned Income Tax Credit (EITC).
I just cannot believe how anyone, with some 92 million Americans dropped from the workforce, can look the American people in the eye and promote this chicanery.Shame, shame on anyone who is completely disrespecting the voice of the people — then again, President Obama did say he heard the two-thirds of Americans who didn’t vote the day after last year’s midterm election. Maybe the voices he heard were in Spanish?
And if Obama cared so much about keeping illegal immigrant families together with the “dreamers,” then why, when he had control of the House and Senate in his first two years — supermajorities – he didn’t take any action?
This is just more politics and certainly not policy from Obama and the left. They know how to play the game, and with a highly complicit leftist media who will NOT report the truth, they get away with it.I am sick of hearing liberal progressive media outlets and pundits talk about a GOP government shutdown. I am quickly tiring of a GOP House and Senate majority that cannot get the message right when they’re sitting on the moral high ground. The GOP Senate needs to do a Harry Reid and end the filibuster, and go to simple majority. Pass a bill that funds the DHS but not any line item relating to Obama’s unconstitutional executive action.
Send it to Obama and let him tell the American people that their Homeland Security is less important than undermining our sovereignty and disrespecting our rule of law by advancing his illegal advocacy on the behalf of illegal immigration. Make President Obama prove if he does indeed love America — or prefers the fundamental transformation thereof.