Yesterday, President Obama held a press conference where he declared that he would take more executive action action on immigration reform without Congress, claiming that House Republicans are refuse to “pass a darn bill.”
Last week, House Speaker John Boehner told President Obama that the House of Representatives would not vote on an immigration reform bill this year.
“Our country and our economy would be stronger today if House Republicans had allowed a simple yes or no vote on this bill or for that matter any bill. They would be following the will of the majority of the American people to support reform,” President Obama said. “Instead, they have proven again and again that they are unwilling to stand up to the Tea Party in order to do what’s best for the country. The worst part of is a bunch of them know better.”
RNC Chairman Reince Priebus condemned the Presidents push to act without Congress. He said, “After being rebuked 13 times by a unanimous Supreme Court in just three years and with the House of Representatives filing a lawsuit to curb Obama’s presidential overreach, you’d think this administration would get the message. Our Constitution is not a list of suggestions. Our founders were not mistaken when they created three separate branches of government.”
Glenn is on vacation this week, but wrote in with a response to the escalating immigration issue. After praising Priebus’s statement, he reiterated the need to seal the border and send home immigrants here illegally, while still treating them with compassion.
Read his note below:
The last few lines come from Reince Priebus. I would feel so much better if the GOP corruption weren't so complete (see Cochran scandal now brewing) but his words in this story are comforting. I have met him on one occasion. It didn't go well. He seems like a nice guy but there does come a time that you have to choose sides. Not just political but more importantly ethical. What we are facing is the destruction of our nation. We are indeed lawless. How the president believes he has the moral authority to ram through HIS border solutions when he is directly responsible for the crisis on the border is beyond insane.
This has nothing to do with the Republicans vs Tea Party or Democrats. This has everything to do with THE LAW. We are watching our country turn into Venezuela. That might sound outlandish but remember what Obamas FCC czar said about that "important democratic revolution" 5 years ago.
We must stop the illegals coming in first. The president needs to give a definitive speech to South America and Mexico: ‘Enough is enough. It is dangerous for not just the citizens of America but wildly dangerous for YOUR children.’ He needs to say that he takes responsibility for the "misunderstanding" but "let me be clear" your kids will not stay here or become citizens this way. Also, dare it ask,'How many drug dealers or terrorist have slipped through now because our border agents can't spend the time looking for the bad guys?’
Second, we need to send all of these people back. Then we discuss things like a better Visa system as it really is broken.
In the meantime, we as citizens must be clear with government ALL BRANCHES of our government, do not jam this down our throats. Obey the law, then we will talk.
We also need to pray for those in our border towns. They are living in a very dangerous world. Food, shelter, disease and crime. Lord please help them.
We must also do everything we can to relieve some of the pressure by helping feed these children and not harden our hearts. They are GOING HOME but in better shape than they arrived. We must be the example. The shining city on the hill. Believe me, all the eyes of the world will be on this one. And Hollywood will be all too happy to do a "we are the world" song and make all of us who are for the rule of law into the bad guys.