It’s Déjà Vu All Over Again

 

Amnesty for illegals is about to be shoved down the throats of the American people.  As everyone knows by now, tonight Emperor Obama will violate his oath of office and plunge yet another knife into the heart of America with an illegal order granting amnesty to 5 million illegal aliens, in direct defiance of the will of the American people–just like Obamacare was.

His Marxist supporters—pathological liars all—are trying to quell the blowback that the Democrats will suffer on account of this impeachable atrocity by telling us that none of the affected illegals will be rewarded for breaking the law unless they meet certain criteria.

Let’s talk about criteria.  Let’s assume for the sake of argument that Obama is not lying to us, something he is virtually incapable of.  The Left, and elitists on the Right, tell us that the affected illegals must pass a background check.  Like all liberal rhetoric this sounds good in theory but will fail when put into practice, and it will cost billion$.  This component of amnesty will require additional personnel to run these checks.  This will mean hundreds of new government workers who cannot be fired.

And what about the logistics?  What if the illegals have no criminal background here, but have committed serious crimes in their home countries? How do you run a reliable background check in the nations of Central and South America?  Will they even cooperate?  Given their active participation in the invasion at our southern border, it’s not likely.

“Dreamers,” the term used to refer to illegals who came here as children (In Obama’s America, legal dreamers don’t count), will be granted legal status based on the age they were when they came here and their age now.  How are you going to determine their correct age?  By what they tell you?

And keep in mind that these requirements will be enforced by a bloated, corrupt, dysfunctional government.

“Amnesty means a complete pardon.  This is not amnesty!” they tell us.  They are correct in that this is the classic definition of the word.  What they ignore is that the meaning has evolved, like so many other words, to mean something else.  When most Americans say “amnesty,” they are referring to the granting of anything from legal status to citizenship with restitutional conditions being met, as opposed to a free & complete pardon.

If the governor of a state decided to grant amnesty to a convicted murderer, not because he was wrongly convicted but because he felt sorry for him (Mike Huckabee anyone?), and released the criminal from prison based on the conditions that he not kill anyone else and never oppose Common Core.  Were the prisoner to be freed based on their agreement, would we say that he was not granted amnesty because he had to meet certain conditions in order to acquire his pardon?

The way America sees it, a pardon is a pardon.

Obama may throw in some more restrictions to make the big pile he’s dumping on us smell a little better, but they will likely all be lies. Even if he is serious, under the best of circumstances they will be unworkable and expensive.

Phyllis Schlafly has referred to tonight’s announcement as a “Fort Sumter-type moment.” For those of you who don’t know the significance of Fort Sumter, it was there that the opening shots of the Civil War were fired.  I would like to believe that she is right—that this brazen abuse of power would be the last straw that would cause the silent majority, conservatives in particular, to finally rise up and say with one very loud voice, “We aren’t going to take this anymore!”  Most conservatives feel that they can make themselves heard in the public arena through their vote.  This was true in the past, but not anymore.  We just voted, sending an unmistakable message that we don’t like Obama and want his excesses curtailed.  You see what it’s getting us.  It’s going to take much more than just voting.

Establishment Republicans oppose executive amnesty for two reasons:  1) It will give Obama all the credit and 2), they will be forced, by the overwhelming will of their constituents, to at least defund Obama’s lawless order.  They will be expected to put up a fight, even if it only makes them look like they are doing something.  This will leave them wide open to the Left’s manipulation of their efforts to mean that Republicans are racist and hate Latinos.  The thought of this makes the color drain from their faces.

IF the Establishment locates its spine and really does stands up to Obama and the Democrats, they will need our support.  The polls will have to show support for their actions and they will need to hear from us through calls and emails, encouraging them to keep up the good work.  In the past, we have abandoned them, allowing the media to savage them for doing the right thing.  Examples of our dereliction are the impeachment of Bill Clinton & every time the government shuts down.

Democracy requires citizen activism and involvement.  Without it, it cannot survive and neither will we.

I don’t plan to watch BO’s speech tonight because I don’t like being lied to.  But I will do everything I can to convince our leaders to oppose amnesty for illegals by any means necessary.  I hope America will at long last join me.

It is the duty of the patriot to protect his country from its government. ~ Thomas Paine