Saturday, June 16, 2012

June 16, 2012

Gingrich: Obama Pulled 'Election Year Gimmick' on Immigration
by Paul Scicchitano and Kathleen WalterJune 15, 2012

Former House Speaker Newt Gingrich charged President Barack Obama with pulling an “election-year gimmick” in an exclusive interview with Newsmax.TV shortly after the administration announced a major shift in its immigration policy.

“I think it’s very strange,” Gingrich countered after the Department of Homeland Security issued a policy change on Friday that essentially amounts to amnesty for the children of illegal immigrants. “If the president has the power to do that, why didn’t he do it three years ago? And if he can do it for people under 16, can he do it for everybody?”

Under the policy, which took effective immediately, people under 30 who came to the U.S. before they turned 16, will now have a path to remain in the country legally, though still not as citizens.

The change will affect an estimated 800,000 undocumented immigrants, who have lived in the United States for five years, have no criminal record, and have earned a high school diploma, remained in school or served in the military.

“I don’t understand the legal basis of doing it and it makes you wonder, ‘is he just doing this as an election-year gimmick, and if it’s the right policy why did he fail to do it for three-and-a-half years,” Gingrich questioned.

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Obama Lurching Towards Tyranny
by Mark J. Fitzgibbons
June 16, 2012

As reported at The Daily Caller, in one of President Obama's campaign speeches this week he said that "Republicans are 'in favor of a no-holds barred, government is the enemy, market is everything approach.'" 

This comes from the man who in a speech to Latinos once referred to Republicans as "the enemy."
Constitutional conservatives, who decry big government more than establishment Republicans, consider tyranny as the enemy. Government that increasingly violates the Constitution under Republicans or Democrats is, in measure, increasingly tyrannical.
Obama's government is the biggest violator of law in our history. His very methods of governing, which include bypassing Congress's constitutional authority to make law, actually show contempt for the Constitution and the American rule of law.
By executive orders, Mr. Obama both violates the law against his own American-citizen "enemies," such as Catholic institutions when it comes to abortion and birth control, and grants unlawful privileges for his supporters or potential supporters, such as his immigration amnesty order this week.
HHS Secretary Janet Napolitano called the latter not amnesty but "deferred action," and "an exercise of discretion." Yes, that's the same Secretary Napolitano who put veterans and opponents of abortion and illegal immigration on her terrorist watch list in 2009. Yet they wonder why they're increasingly seen as the enemy?
Congress won't pass the DREAM Act? No problem. Who needs the consent of the governed or their elected representatives?
By the scope and consistency of their lawbreaking, the Obama administration is Public Enemy Number 1.

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Illegal Amnesty
by the editors
June 16, 2012

Though apparently a little fuzzy on the subject of judicial review, President Barack Obama is supposed to be a constitutional scholar of some sort. On the subject of his decision yesterday to unilaterally enact sweeping changes to U.S. immigration policy on nothing but his own say-so, we would like to introduce Barack Obama to Barack Obama, who during a Univision interview just last year affirmed: “America is a nation of laws, which means I, as the president, am obligated to enforce the law. . . . There are enough laws on the books by Congress that are very clear in terms of how we have to enforce our immigration system that for me to simply through executive order ignore those congressional mandates would not conform with my appropriate role as president.” A little softness in the polls and one executive order later, the president has reversed himself.

The president’s executive order will categorically prevent the deportation of certain illegal immigrants who came to the United States as children. It will also grant them work authorizations to which they would not otherwise be entitled under law. The former is unwise and the latter is illegal.

The federal executive branch, like a local district attorney or a traffic cop, has some discretion about how, when, and whether to prosecute certain violations of the law. Not every driver exceeding the speed limit by 4 mph will receive a ticket, and not every teenager caught shoplifting will face a criminal indictment. Police and prosecutors are granted some leeway in these matters — but they cannot change the speed limit or legalize theft. That requires an act of the legislature. By making the liberal use of this discretion mandatory, the Obama administration is in effect writing new law rather than enforcing existing law.


  1. Obama,Rubio along with the rest of America need to learn what a hispanic is. Hispanics can't immigrate. Cenus provides a loop hole that allows all latin nationalities to jump on the Hispanic band-wagon. When the confederates took the oldest U.S. capital (Santa Fe 1610) and claimed it, we hispanics fought for the union to stop them from taking gold in Colorado and won back our freedom. NM is the only state in the union who maintains it's hertige through it's bilingual constitution. Spanish will never be removed from it ever.I know who Hispanics are does America? I'll tell you one thing for sure, they are NOT immigrants.
    The title "Hispanic" was given to the three populations of Spanish in the southwest, Californios, Tejanos & Hispanos. Those of us that remain are descended from these Spanish
    explorers and have always been here, long before most any besides natives are the TRUE hispanics as defined by U.S. Census. The term now embodies all populations regardless of nationality or mix. HISPANIC is a mix of Early Spanish/Mexican with the indigenous people of the present day southwestern U.S. with-in the U.S. borders.
    The words to describe our populations before U.S. Census grouped us into one group "Hispanic" were Hispanos(Huge NM territory) Californios (California) & Tejanos

    (Texas). Please quit offering the term "Hispanic" for those that are not as it was originally intended and defined. Latinos are Latinos and Hispanics are a defined group of indigenous Latinos who were ALREADY HERE before. So it rubs me, a descended hispano, when I hear mostly "hispanics" are immigrating illegally. Hispanics were already here, now our group is over-represented and watered down with nationalities. Others coming are latin descent yes but they were not here when U.S. took over when we were given a grouped label "Hispanic" a made up word at the time that did not exist anywhere in the latin world, anywhere but here in the U.S.
    If you come from Honduras-your Honduran, not "Hispanic" Even, Mexico=Mexican. Hispanic is a specific old spanish demographic with-in the U.S. ONLY not a nationality and are more
    native than the earliest Americans. So Hispanics can't immigrate, straighten the census out already!

    1. Well, I didn't write any of these articles, but I understand your frustration. Having said that.. I work in education in TX .. and the guidelines we work under for reporting purposes require that every student be asked if they classify themselves 'Hispanic' or 'Non-Hispanic' .. they choose whether to identify. In practice, however, any student that has lived south of the border (Mexico, South America, Caribbean, etc..) or has ancestors that have lived south of the border.. normally self-identify as Hispanic. (there are exceptions.. though rare). You are right, few Americans have little education about the various cultures that are all incorrectly lumped together under the one term 'Hispanic' here. I will say, only the term 'Hispanic' is used for reporting purposes in Texas Education (not Latino or other nationalities) .. perhaps that is where the problem is? If you would like to contact the Texas Education Agency or State Board of Education, I am sure there are people there who would be be very interested in your concerns. I apologize if this blog offended you.