In a Chicago speech to the converted, President Obama said Tuesday that there was only one group of Americans who could legitimately gripe about immigration: Native Americans. Effectively telling the same electorate that put him in office that their voice didn’t matter, the president proved once again that his agenda has nothing to do with the will of the people.
“There have been periods where the folks who were already here suddenly say, ‘Well, I don’t want those folks,’ even though the only people who have the right to say that are some Native Americans,” Obama told his receptive audience. I enjoy that qualifier – “some.” Apparently not even all Native Americans have the right to complain about it. Interesting.
Obama is out amongst the people this week, hyping up support for his unconstitutional amnesty plan that will effectively legalize up to 5 million illegal aliens. I wonder if it ever occurred to the president that he wouldn’t have to go around and salve the wounds if he would just stop foisting awful policies on the American people. That’s all. Just stop! You can do it, Obama! Yes you can!
But he won’t. With this executive decision, he’s shown Congress that he won’t be nullified by the Republican majority come January. Because Obama has a copy of a different Constitution in his bedroom. Written somewhere in the document is a clause that says, “If Congress does not act, the President has unlimited power.” It’s right under another clause that recommends golfing in times of national crisis.
This Isn’t About Immigration
He just doesn’t get it. The American people aren’t complaining about immigration. We aren’t complaining about Hispanics coming to the United States. Unlike what Obama would prefer to believe, the entire country isn’t a racist wasteland of intolerant xenophobia. We don’t need to be reminded daily that we are a “nation of immigrants.” We know! Immigration isn’t the issue, it never has been, and Obama knows it.
Look, there are those who think the U.S. should have open borders and that’s fine. But one glance at reality can tell you that such a policy in 2014 would have a disastrous effect on the country. Instead of welcoming the brightest scholars, the hardest workers, and the best professionals, we would become a haven for criminals, exiles, terrorists, and refugees. Our prisons are already bursting!
The immigration laws we now have in place are there for a reason. They are there to make sure we aren’t letting in people who will only take from the country without giving anything back. They are there to ensure we don’t lose our collective culture in a generation to people who have an entirely different set of values. And to minimize the reasons for those laws while promising to increase security at the border is transparent and asinine.
This week, a Rasmussen Reports poll showed that 62 percent of likely voters oppose Obama’s action on immigration. We may not have the “right” to complain, but we damn sure have the right to vote. And the Democrat Party is going to pay for the president’s sins in 2016.