In yet another of Obama’s displays of self-aggrandizement, and some could legitimately argue, desperation the President made the case for sweeping overhaul of what many believe is a broken immigration policy. To be sure, much of Obama’s speech contained little real substance and more aesthetics, designed primarily to pacify the Latino vote as mid-term elections begin to loom larger and larger for an already embattled and significantly weakened Democrat Party. Weld County is no stranger to the divisive and, at times, incendiary subject of illegal immigration. Ever since the much publicized and oft mischaracterized raids on the then Swift Co. beef processing plant in Greeley, Weld Co. and its residents have been at the center of the debate. Now the failed policies of G.H.W. Bush, Bill Clinton, and G. W. Bush are the failed policies of Pres. Obama. Neither the Republicans or the Democrats can honestly claim that they have a viable solution to the problem that doesn’t result in amnesty, or some variation of it, for the approximately 11 million people living in this country illegally. Both have failed miserably. Both have traded the rule of law for political expediency.
For Obama, the speech becomes more posturing and less action in a political season that many say will be a rather gloomy one for his party come this November. With the dismal scorecard of several disappointing losses in off-year elections as a backdrop, many Democrats and liberal to moderate Republicans, are loathe to give their already frustrated and demoralized constituents one more stick to beat them over the head with when they return home to campaign over the summer break. As a consequence any efforts at reforming immigration policy will most likely be left untouched until after the mid-terms. Yet, if the political pundits and prognosticators are correct, the House of Representatives may swing under Republican control and the Senate will see a more equitable balance-of-power on the morning after the election. Should this scenario come to pass, anything less than border security will almost certainly be dead on arrival on Capitol Hill next year.
Ever since Felipe Calderon took office in 2006 and declared war on the Mexican drug cartels, approximately 26,000 people have been killed in that brutal conflict. Recognizing the serious implications to the security and welfare of American citizens living on the border, Arizona Gov. Brewer took the action that the aforementioned Presidents could, or would not take.
Obama’s hostile and irrational response to the Arizona law betrays his contempt and disdain for, not only the rule of law, but to his sworn oath to uphold those laws, and in dong so signals American weakness and indifference to both our allies and our enemies. Such behavior is to be expected from a man who was reared and indoctrinated by radicals the likes of Saul Alinsky, William Ayers, and the Rev. Jeremiah Wright: America haters, all. Whether you like him or not; voted for him or not; believe in him or not; Obama and his policies represents a growing threat to the very security of every man, woman, and child in this country. Should he be successful in ramming his version of immigration reform down our throats, he will be taking us one step closer to irrelevance and eventually oblivion. As someone who holds a degree in History and Political Science, I do not make such claims or assessments lightly, and fully understand the meaning and implications of such claims. Obama’s assault on our Constitutional form of republican government is unprecedented in our Nations long and amazing history, and will most assuredly continue-unabated- unless his allies on Capitol Hill are stopped this November. It is imperative that we check Obamas’ power and statist agenda and restore balance to our political system if America is to continue to be the land of opportunity, justice, and above all else, liberty.