OPINION – We should not be having this confrontation. What the Republican Party and the Democratic Party have allowed to happen during the past decade flies against fundamental constitutional principals. They have looked the other way and allowed waves of Mexicans to illegally enter this country. This is a travesty!
Think about it. What is a government supposed to do? Keep us safe. Protect our borders and provide those things that we cannot provide for ourselves like the infrastructure for water, electricity, utilities, and highways, et cetera.
There is a specific path for non-Americans to follow to enter this country and earn citizenship. It is a privilege that millions of legal immigrants have come to love.
In fact, some of our most ardent supporters for America come from the ranks of immigrants who can really appreciate the freedom and opportunity that they now have as Americans. They learn the language, study our constitution, and receive a civics lesson on the founding of this great nation. Most of all, they appreciate capitalism and the opportunity that it provides for them to create prosperity for their families.
So I am completely at a loss as to why the leaders from both parties have failed to follow their constitutional duties as stewards over our borders. It’s amazing that, today, we have no idea how many people are here illegally. Could we enlist the National Security Agency in this? Whether it is 12 million or the 4 milltion to 5 million that President Barack Obama wants to grant some sort of rights to by executive privilege, this action is wrong and without precedent.
And while Obama knows how unpopular this action can be, he continues to pursue it. He truly is a dangerous man.
Recently the center for investigative reporting said that nearly a half-million people were caught trying to enter the U.S. illegally year to date, and more than half were NOT MEXICAN! Could this be a security problem?!
And what about border crossings that we don’t stop? Could terriosts be sneaking across the border too?
This information was on the U.S. Customs and Border Protection website on Oct. 10 for roughly five hours. Then it was pulled down and Utah’s own Rep. Jason Chaffetz said that he’s worried “they may have been taken down for purely political reasons.” He also said, “If this information is ready it should be made available. The idea that it was and then yanked down for political reasons is outrageous.”
Obama spoke of a truly transparent administration but what we now have is propaganda that originates from the White House and is fondly repeated by the leftist media. Sadly, too many low-information voters believe it.
This administration has refined the art of information control to a level that rivals Russia during the Cold War. I built a short wave radio when I was 12 and listened to Radio Moscow. Early in my life I realized that there are many ways to view the truth. This man and his accomplices have no regard for the truth. They create their version of what happened and their lackeys in the media repeat it without investigating its authenticity. They have no interest in the truth.
My wife has a friend from South America who immigrated properly to this country and it has taken more than a decade for his family to qualify for citizenship. Understandably, he is angry with the current state of affairs. We cannot allow their lawful path to citizenship to be poisoned by the arrogant threats of Obama.
We must push the new Congress, even before they are sworn in, to resist the president’s illegal threats. He has acted above the law for most of his time in office and shame on the GOP for being afraid to stop him. He is not King!
Republicans must close the border first. Period. You see what we have now is a revolving door. Right here in St George, Immigration and Customs Enforcement – or ICE – agents arrest illegals (who have committed a crime) and send them back to Mexico. But they return to continue their lawless behavior. This is outrageous.
For anything to change, we must put tremendous pressure on our representatives, both Jason Chaffetz and Chris Stewart and Sens. Mike Lee and the ever-silent Orrin Hatch.
But don’t stop there. Speak out loudly to all Republicans and let them know that we are at war with Obama. If we do not stop Obama now, then he will crush us in 2015.
Voters clearly gave Republicans a mandate to STOP Obama last week. But don’t think that we have plenty of time to change our direction. It starts now or not at all.
The problem for Republicans is that they are stuck in the defend and stop mode. We have to help Republicans behave and think like winners and leaders.
We cannot afford to repeat the mistakes made by Newt Gingrich in 1994. You’ll recall Gingrich engineered enormous victories in the House, but he was not prepared to govern.
This requires a new mindset; a mindset that most Republican leaders do not have today. Americans have overwhelmingly asked – no demanded – that Republicans reverse the damage of Obama.
Republicans have a mandate to stop Obama and to offer a solution to the socialist legislation that has been made law. To do this they must act responsibly. They cannot allow Obama to intimidate them. They must go on the offensive. THIS IS WAR!
We won a battle, now we need to win the war!
Bob Ural is a developing columnist with St. George News. The opinions stated in this article are his and may not be representative of St. George News.
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