ELDER PATRIOT – The defenders of Obama’s “blatantly unconstitutional” DACA program find themselves defending the indefensible.
Speaker of the House Paul Ryan –
Here’s Ryan acknowledging that DACA was an unconstitutional power grab by Obama:
Ryan promised to defund DACA because it was “blatantly unconstitutional.”
That was in 2014. This past Friday, now Speaker Ryan said that the Obama-era deportation amnesty for Dreamers was illegal — but said President Trump shouldn’t cancel it, and that Congress has to be a part of the solution.
Ryan, and the rest of Congress had their chance and punted. Now they want to grandstand for their Hispanic constituents. Or, was he grandstanding in 2014? When it comes to Paul Ryan it’s hard to know where he really stands on any issue.
NY Governor Andrew Cuomo –
Cuomo is threatening legal action if President Trump puts an end to Obama’s illegal decree:
“If he moves forward with this cruel action. New York State will sue to protect the ‘dreamers’ and the state’s sovereign interest in the fair and equal application of the law.”
Cuomo will use Obama appointed judges to stall President Trump’s agenda while the MSM changes the narrative from the legality of the law that, as president, Donald Trump has sworn to uphold. The media will use this as an opportunity to highlight Trump’s unsympathetic treatment of these so-called dreamers, something that has nothing to do with the application of law.
The NY governor’s argument obscures the facts – they broke into our house and stole at least 700,000 college placements, jobs, social services, and added other costs (schools, fire protection, police, etc.) that otherwise would’ve gone to the children and taxpayers that were born here and that also have dreams.
Oklahoma Senator James Lankford –
Lankford”s argument ignores the facts and obscures the argument:
“It is right for there to be consequences for those who intentionally entered this country illegally. We as Americans do not hold children legally accountable for the actions of their parents.”
Lankford’s compassionate plea collapses on itself because he ignores the fact that American born children will be left being held accountable for the debt that Obama created with his “blatantly unconstitutional” decree and that Congress allowed to fester into a crisis.
Lankford’s compassion is rushing our country headlong into a financial collapse and he refuses to address any single expenditure no matter how illegal its origins may be.
The sad truth is no one is ever held accountable by our government with the exception of the taxpayer.
Arizona Senator Jeff Flake –
“There are 800,000 DACA kids, kids who were brought across the border. They should not be punished for the sins of the parents. That’s just the basic principle that we ought to follow here.
Flake’s argument would, however, punish the children of U.S. citizens and not for the sins of their parents, but for the sins of Congress that refused to stand up and defend their interests back in 2014.
The Arizona senator also opposes a border wall, which means he has no intention of putting an end to this invasion in the future.
A measured approach – one that is beyond Flake’s simplistic reasoning – would acknowledge the mess that Obama created, show compassion for those who were seduced by it, and then ending the need for future disputes of this kind by securing the border in the most effective way possible.
There’s a reason that the people of Arizona, who have been among the hardest hit by Flake’s open borders policies, have thrown their support behind his primary challenger by more than 25 points over Flake.
House Minority Leader Nancy Pelosi –
“President Trump’s decision to end DACA should break the hearts and offend the morals of all who believe in justice and human dignity. [It’s a] “cruel act of political cowardice.”
Pelosi’s emotional appeal addresses neither the constitutional issues at stake nor the costs involved to Americans. Pelosi’s history of emotional arguments in place of rational debate, coupled with her unwillingness to make even a single difficult spending decision, is more in line with the Cloward-Piven strategy to collapse our economy than that of a responsible leader.
But, the elected official who has abandoned all pretense of who Congress represents is Illinois Representative Luis Gutierrez.
“Yes, we will be on the streets fighting. Yes, we will go to the courts to fight, and we will also insist that our friends and our allies in the Congress of the United States don’t sign a budget, don’t support a budget, don’t collaborate with Republicans and give us a budget unless there is a safe place legislatively, an avenue legislatively, that secures the future for the 800,000 DACA recipients. Let’s be clear. We are going to fight in the courts, we are going to fight in the streets, but also we are going to fight in the Congress of the United States to make sure legislatively we have a solution.”
Gutierrez is prepared to foment civil unrest (what else is new for the neo-Marxist left) to get what he wants whether it passes constitutional muster or not.
What makes this so politically sweet for conservatives is this is not a fight that Democrats or RINOs really want to fight in the public arena. They will be forced to show their hands rather than being able to continue hiding behind the executive order of a former president, whose legacy will be diminished by a public airing of what he created.
For the Republican rank and file this would finally represent an opportunity to force the open borders establishment senators and representatives, who have consistently misrepresented their positions to the people in order to get elected, to reveal themselves.
President Trump should offer to trade amnesty for the 800,000 current DACA designees in exchange for a permanent end to the program and, demand funding of the border wall to prevent this from happening again.
If Trump’s opponents refuse that deal it would show that they’re in favor of permanently putting the world’s “dreamers” ahead of the dreams of a commensurate amount of Americans.
If they choose to follow Guttierrez over the cliff and shut the government down we will all get to see just what little effect that has on our everyday lives. And, that may very well end the government shutdown canard as the hollow threat that it really is.
If Trump holds strong, and Gutierrez calls violent activist Hispanic group to action it will expose those groups as a fragment of the larger Latino community that is not monolithic on this issue.