published Sunday, July 31st, 2011

'No he can't'

In an alarming display of disrespect for the rule of law, activists who favor amnesty for illegal aliens recently openly urged President Barack Obama to change duly enacted immigration laws on his own -- in obvious violation of the United States Constitution's separation of powers.

Here is how The Associated Press described the disturbing scene when the president spoke at a meeting of the activist organization the National Council of La Raza:

"... Obama said he had to enforce the laws that exist and couldn't change them on his own. The crowd disagreed and shouted, 'Yes you can! Yes you can!'"

We are sorry to disappoint the activists, but "No he can't." And it would be a violation of his oath of office if he did.

But in fact, the president has at a minimum been lax about enforcing federal immigration law. His administration has, for instance, said that immigration cases should be dismissed against illegal aliens who have not broken still more laws after entering this country unlawfully.

Actually, our immigration laws should be upheld as written -- not as either the Obama administration or pro-amnesty activists may wish they had been written.

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SeaMonkey said...

it truly speaks to the atmosphere of lawlessness and anti-americanism that obama has promoted, when a racist and anti-american organization, like la raza, feel emboldened enough to encourage the president of the united states to ignore the laws and screw the constitution.

obama stood in front of them and almost seemed disapointed that he couldn't do what they wanted him to do......he said it's "tempting"........

illegal aliens in mass openly protesting the laws of the country withoug fear of being arrested.. illegal aliens being favored over citizens in arizona..the president of the united states speaking under a mexican flag at the mexican-american border ridiculing states for their attempts at securing the borders.. the president of the united states speaking in front of a racist and anti- american organization...the dnc chairman, debbie whatsherface shmutz, ridiculing the republican party by saying they want to make illegal aliens criminals.....huh?

speaking in front of la raza is the equivelant of speaking in front of a black panther organization or a white supremesist group.

obama should be impeached

July 31, 2011 at 8:03 a.m.
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