President Obama in each of his campaign complained about bipartisanship not being enacted in Congress, yet after election he refuses to compromise constantly threatening and coercing Congress to do his bidding. If politicians do not comply, immediately he goes to the press and blames everything on the opposition. A good recent example is the stance upon the immigration and national security issue. Congressional members want the fence completed and security reformation in place before any talk of amnesty – Obama rejected it. He plays the same silly games by campaigning rhetoric of a unified nation, but then his policies show a different mode of dividing the nation. This administration has performed the poorest of the last four administrations when it comes to enforcement of immigration laws already in place – now they want to add more. In the first year of Obama administration there was an accelerated deportation and added personnel to secure our southwestern border. However, confident he would win re-election, last year; Obama started the unconstitutional “Dreamers” program without a congressional vote and against immigration laws in place.
… The president may feel he does not have to compromise, having won re-election. But in blocking the quid pro quo at the heart of the Senate deal, and insisting on a path to citizenship without additional security, he may well scuttle a chance at reform–again. … That may have been the president’s intention from the beginning, and the reason that the “Gang of Eight” acted yesterday to upstage the president. … By rejecting the citizenship-for-security compromise, the president may hope to focus media criticism on Republicans in Congress, who largely oppose a new amnesty for illegal immigrants. If the past is any indication, Obama will use that opposition to label Republicans as racist.
The Wall Street Journal:
President Obama has never been known for getting his hands dirty with legislative details, and he certainly didn’t with his remarks on Tuesday about immigration. … One problem is the lack of any mention of a guest-worker program for new migrants, especially low-skilled workers of the kind who arrive in greater numbers when economic times are good. Mr. Obama sounded good when he talked about providing more visas for high-skilled workers, and we support his call to ‘staple a green card’ to the diplomas of foreign graduates with technical degrees from U.S. universities in engineering, mathematics and the sciences. But the U.S. also needs more legal ways for low-skilled immigrants to enter the country — not merely to fill labor needs in the likes of agriculture and construction but also to reduce illegal immigration in the future. … Another red flag is Mr. Obama’s apparent refusal to accept enforcement triggers before illegal migrants currently in the country can apply for a green card. We don’t think more border enforcement is the main reason illegal immigration is down. Mr. Obama bragged in his speech that ‘illegal crossings are down nearly 80% from their peak in 2000.’ But that has much less to do with enforcement than with the lousy U.S. economy, especially since 2008. The biggest barrier to more illegal immigration has been Obamanomics. However, the lack of an enforcement trigger is important politically because Republican reformers will need it to convince their conservative rank and file that the U.S. won’t be back at the same old stand five years after reform passes. If Mr. Obama wants reform to fail so he can blame Republicans, the fastest way to do it is by pressing for easy green cards for current illegals with too few strings attached. … [I]t wouldn’t hurt if, for once in his Presidency, he tried to understand what can pass with a bipartisan coalition instead of with liberals only.
Just as the GOP is not truly conservative, neither are the Democrats liberal – they are Sociocrats, an elitist group whose progression towards an Americanized democratic-socialist system has become more obvious during the Clinton, Bush and Obama administrations. The US Congress has the worst public trust record in the history of the United States. It is because few abide by their oaths and seek the Constitution as a solid guideline instead of something to circumvent and find loopholes. Our Constitution and its amendments, along with the energy and individualism of the People of the United States is what created and made the United States a powerful, prosperous nation that encouraged people to “Be All They Could Be” through hard work, ensuring proper education, and principled with values, civic ethics, and morality. Without those key principles, our nation is destined to become a part of the dustbin of history, like so many nations and civilizations in human history. Nations should be using our Constitution and its amendments as a role model, not the other way around.
What the United States requires, We the People, are constitutionalists – not political party operatives who are more loyal to their political clubs than their country and especially its citizens. Political parties are for organization for campaigns to run office, after that, electives are expected to fulfill their obligations, abide by their oaths of office, and perform for the People and the United States according to the US Constitution and its amendments.
Another not unimportant consideration is that the powers of the general government will be, and indeed must be, principally employed upon external objects, such as war, peace, negotiations with foreign powers, and foreign commerce. In its internal operations it can touch but few objects, except to introduce regulations beneficial to the commerce, intercourse, and other relations, between the states, and to lay taxes for the common good. The powers of the states, on the other hand, extend to all objects, which, in the ordinary course of affairs, concern the lives, and liberties, and property of the people, and the internal order, improvement, and prosperity of the state.
Obama has yet to present a major policy proposal geared toward solving specific problems. But he has won elections. And he has done so by implying … that his opponents are morally deficient. It is truly astonishing just how thin President Barack Obama’s playbook is. … It usually involves children. It always involves moral indignation. It invariably involves urgent calls for action. Action now. Action yesterday. Action overdue. … In pushing his illegal immigration agenda … Obama flew out to the failing Del Sol High School in Las Vegas, Nev., to use the school’s majority Hispanic population as a backdrop. He didn’t care enough about the kids to offer them better educational opportunities. But he then proceeded to explain that those who oppose his agenda are actually closet racists: ‘I promise you this: The closer we get, the more emotional this debate is going to become. … When we talk about (the issue) in the abstract, it’s easy sometimes for the discussion to take on a feeling of “us” versus “them.”‘ In other words, oppose Obama, you hate brown people.
The last quotation comes from Frank J. Fleming:
We spend so much time on these individual issues like guns and health care, but what we need to take on as a country is the topic of freedom overall. What are rights? What is the purpose of the government? All our arguments are because we disagree on those questions, but that’s not usually where the discussion is. If we want to change things, we need people thinking on these fundamental questions.
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