August 21, 2011
Obamnesty: the Lizard's View
This will be one of the shortest Big Lizards immigration posts ever. Blink and it's gone!
I actually support Barack H. Obama's idea of first deporting those illegal immigrants who have been convicted of other crimes, especially heavy felonies -- as well as those illegales who pose a real threat to American national security -- before even considering those who are here illegally just to work. And I also believe that those who were brought here as children and have grown up in the United States as normal Americans should be the last to be considered for deportation (and probably shouldn't be deported at all).
But that ought not be his unilateral decision to make. He's "Mr. President," the one who presides; not "His Royal Highness" who issues decrees.
Technically, the president does have the authority to determine how to enforce the laws of the land; but it's unAmerican to use that authority to circumvent the very spirit of that law and substitute his own whims for the will of the people expressed through legislation. If that's the policy President B.O. desires, let him first go to the people and then to the dadburned Congress; let him persuade the latter to enact such a policy, then in 2012, persuade the former that it was a good idea.
I used to think Obamunism meant transmogrifying the United States into a Eurosocialist parliamentary democracy à la France, Sweden, or even Greece. Now I think it goes much, much deeper: I believe Obama wants to run a one-man dictatorship as another Vlad "the Impeller" Putin.
Hatched by Dafydd on this day, August 21, 2011, at the time of 1:42 PM
The following hissed in response by: snochasr
I'm just wondering if "failure to faithfully execute the laws of the United States" is an impeachable offense. Not that anybody would try to hold him accountable and 11/12 is just around the corner.
The following hissed in response by: LarryD
snochasr, yes, yes it is.
Unfortunately, we seen that the Democrats will never impeach one of their own. In itself, this is sufficient reason to never let them in the White House ever again.
The following hissed in response by: Dafydd ab Hugh
Anything is an impeachable offense, if the House votes to impeach. The House can impeach and the Senate convict because they don't like the color of the president's tie.
(Andrew Johnson was impeached and nearly removed for trying to apply Abraham Lincoln's philosophy of "malice toward none, [and] charity for all" to the defeated South. Clinton was impeached for lying under oath and obstructing justice in a civil matter. Nixon was nearly impeached ostensibly over a bugging scandal, but in reality for refusing to deliberately lose the Vietnam War; when he finally caved, the triumphant, duplicitous Democrats forced him to resign anyway.)
The above hissed in response by: Dafydd ab Hugh at August 22, 2011 1:38 PM
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