With Pen and Phone Gone, Nothing Left but Mouth

penandphoneWhen the Supreme Court split 4-4 in US v. Texas on June 23, President Obama was dealt a setback. Gone was his claim to expansive – indeed limitless – power to give aliens benefits regardless of the law.  The injunction remains as the trial on the merits will now resume in a district court in Brownsville, Texas, where the Judge Andrew Hanen will continue his battle with refractory and obstructionist attorneys from the Department of Justice.

President Obama’s pen and phone were used to create new wholesale classifications of aliens who not only would never fear deportation, but would get jobs and benefits. The Supreme Court grabbed his Mont Blanc and iPhone, and left him with his bullhorn.

Stripped of Pen and Phone, Obama’s putting his mouth into overdrive. Yesterday we were treated with yet another boring lecture on how awful Americans are for wanting immigration controlled and borders enforced.

Speaking in Canada, Obama lectured: “We’ve had times throughout our history where anti-immigration sentiment is exploited by demagogues,” he said at a presser with foreign leaders outside the U.S. “America is a nation of immigrants. That’s our strength. Unless you are a Native American, somebody, somewhere in your past showed up from someplace else, and they didn’t always have papers.”

This sort of condescension – even while overseas — is now commonplace from Obama.  Blunt translation to the American people: “Sit down and be quiet.”

This is offensive. What kind of leader regularly demeans, attacks and criticizes the people he is supposed to represent in front of a foreign audience? Only a powerless one, reduced to lecturing out of frustration. Not since Jimmy Carter’s late-term lectures have we heard this sort of arrogance that demeans the honest and heart-felt feelings of the people.

If the president cannot bring himself to enforce the laws Congress and previous presidents have passed, then why did he take the oath in the first place? Sacrificing one’s moral and legal duty as chief executive in favor of degrading lectures, smears and excuses is no way to carry out the most basic duties of the office.

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Dan is FAIR's President after joining the organization in 1982. He has testified more than 50 times before Congress, and been cited in the media as "America's best known immigration reformer." Dan has appeared on virtually every significant TV and radio news/talk program in America and, in addition to being a contributing editor to ImmigrationReform.com, has contributed commentaries to a vast number of print media outlets.

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  1. avatar Esther says:

    Speaking in Canada, Obama lectured: “We’ve had times throughout our history where anti-immigration sentiment is exploited by demagogues,” he said at a presser with foreign leaders outside the U.S. “America is a nation of immigrants. That’s our strength. Unless you are a Native American, somebody, somewhere in your past showed up from someplace else, and they didn’t always have papers”

    That maybe the case in a few cases but not most. .My Grand-parents and 3 young uncles all came from Portugal. Where when you loaded onto the boat destined for American, you needed paperwork showing means of travel and a sponsor in America. When their boat landed in Ellis Island Papa said “We will speak no Portuguese in public, only English will be spoken.
    Everyone learned Englsh and became US Citizens within the 1st year here. They then traveled west to Madera, Ca. where a family dairy was started, where my dad and the rest of my ants and uncles were born . My Grand Parents on my mothers side came from Armenia. Same thing there, they learned English, became citizens and Papa became a barber, grandma stayed home to raised 4 children. They all went to public schools Boston Mass. and then moved to Fresno, Ca.. to settle. Can anyone tell me if Obama’s REAL birth certificate was ever produced?

    • avatar Leland says:

      Just to add to that, if people had any communicable disease they were turned around and sent back at Ellis Island. We can’t do that with people who cross the border illegally. I have been reading that there is a lot of TB among refugee being brought in. Nor was there any expectation of government help, because those programs didn’t exist a hundred years ago. Now it’s come here, have an anchor baby and you’re on the welfare gravy train. We attracted the toughest of the tough before. Now we attract welfare recipients.

  2. avatar sandy says:

    Take my email off your disgusting list immediately

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    • avatar dionysius says:

      Yeah, Sandy, having a tough time reading?
      “”Ehhh, what a maroon!”

    • avatar Christine Love says:

      Sandy I find your viewpoint disgusting. “Bleeding-hearts” have no brains. I love this country
      and find that people who don’t have enough common sense to WANT immigration control
      and enforced borders, don’t care about their own children enough to want the flow of drugs
      and criminal illegals controlled.
      No, you’d rather sit on your liberal laurels and judge everyone who actually THINKS about
      this situation with understanding and temperance, just so you can think you are politically
      correct

      And if Obama EVER read ANYthing about anthropological history, he’d know that the Native
      Americans ALSO traveled here from China.

      I have nothing against people immigrating here, and I din’t care where they come from, but
      the present times are nothing like 100 hundred or more years ago and the world is a very
      different place. Our resources are becoming more and more limited, and we need to allow
      the CDC to do their jobs…which they CAN’T with over 33 MILLION undocumented illegals
      here.
      Obama’s so-called “policies” are nothing more than a gaping wound that hemorrhages more
      people than we can deal with.
      He is also using them as pawns in his illegal games.

      No, Sandy, YOU are the disgusting one.

  3. avatar Kyle says:

    The lowlife needs to be gagged and placed behind bars, period!

  4. avatar Leland says:

    Maybe he should have asked the president of Mexico about these parts of the Mexican constitution.

    Article 32 : “In time of peace no foreigner can serve in the Army nor in the police or public security forces. In order to belong to the National Navy or the Air Force, and to discharge any office or commission, it is required to be Mexican by birth.”

    Article 55, in order to be a deputy in the national legislature, it is required “to be a Mexican citizen by birth.”

    Article 95, in order to a justice of the Supreme Court, it is required “to be a Mexican citizen by birth.”

    Hypocrisy much? That’s only a partial list. In this country we have one office only that cannot be held by a person born elsewhere, the presidency. Every country in the Americas is an “immigrant country”. That doesn’t mean they permit unlimited immigration.

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