Archive for the ‘Executive order’ Category

Our Porous Border

March 18, 2015

In November of last year, President Obama issued a series of executive orders that he said would “crack down on illegal immigration at the border”. Almost everything contained in those executive orders pertains to some form of amnesty for illegal immigrants but nothing in them addresses securing the border.

Obama’s idea of “comprehensive immigration reform” is simply amnesty and there is nothing comprehensive about it. He has no interest in securing the border. In fact, his actions have actively deterred security at the border and enticed more to cross the border illegally in anticipation of amnesty.

It doesn’t really matter whether he is doing this because of ideological beliefs, out of sympathy, or for political gain (increasing Democrat voters). It is foolish and, more importantly, dangerous. Adding insult to injury, his administration continually misleads the American public by stating that the border is secure.

Recently, Chris Cabrera, a federal border agent testifying before the Homeland Security and Governmental Affairs Committee, accused the Department of Homeland Security of manipulating border statistics to make the border seem secure and claimed that, at best, only 35 to 40 percent of illegal crossers are apprehended. That’s not even close to the 75% being claimed by the administration.

Cabrera further added that to keep illegal crossing numbers down, agents are punished if they report more than 20 illegal border-crossers at any one spot. This dove-tails with Obama’s warning to U.S. Immigration and Customs Enforcement workers to implement executive amnesty, or else. Border security is being deliberately undermined while amnesty-by-executive-order is being aggressively enforced.

Border security is a prerequisite for comprehensive immigration reform; therefore, true reform will not be reached under Obama. Not only is border security not a priority for Obama, it is considered a detriment to his personal amnesty plans and his “transformation of America”. Terrorists know this and will certainly make use of it but that, too, is not a priority for Obama.

David J. Hentosh

Obamanet to Replace Internet

February 24, 2015

Obamacare, the Affordable Care Act passed by Democrats in Congress (no Republicans) who did not read what was in it, brought chaos to health insurance, reduced actual health care, raised premiums (and taxes) for those with insurance, and initiated the loss of millions of full-time jobs.

Now we are facing Obamanet, approved by the votes of three Democrat commissioners on a five-member Federal Communications Commission who followed Obama’s wishes. Backed by over 300 pages of new regulations, the internet will become government regulated and subjected to key provisions of Title II of the Communications Act of 1934 under which the FCC oversaw Ma Bell – or we should say “broke up” Ma Bell.

Unless Congress or the courts block Obamanet, everything on the internet will have to pass a “just and reasonable” test administered by government bureaucrats who are certainly not known for being just or reasonable. One can expect the internet will run with the same efficiency as the VA and the same simplicity as Obamacare. It will also run slower, similar to the internet in Europe where regulations have curtailed broadband’s reach and staunched new investments in broadband.

Once again this president is forcing his personal agenda onto the nation, bypassing Congress, and using executive orders, presidential memoranda, and departmental regulations to make new laws that affect the entire nation. His “transformation of America” is highly influenced by a Marxist-Leninist class-struggle point of view he embraced in college while associating with radicals. This view is also protected by an elitist ego denying the validity of criticism.

If our representatives in Congress do not stop this runaway administration, there will be more irreversible damage. If you do not see the danger, you are part of the problem.

David J. Hentosh

Ferguson, Obama, and “Your” Laws

November 24, 2014

Consequences of President Obama’s top-down attitudes on racism and the rule of law are evident in Ferguson where protestors are ignorantly shoutingwe don’t give a f**k about your laws”. That pretty much mirrors what the American public has been hearing from the White House.

Obama’s knee-jerk reactions to racially sensitive issues set a tone for the black community that has resulted in increased racial tensions in the country. Expectations of a “post-racial” era were dashed early in Obama’s first term when he took a hasty anti-police stance in the Harvard Professor Gates incident. His racial knee jerked again in the Trayvon Martin incident and sending Holder to Ferguson provided a presidential stamp of approval for turning Michael Brown’s death into a racial schism.

His disregard for the law has been on display with his willingness to ignore, skirt, and re-define immigration laws and his back-room negotiations have underscored his scorn for the “transparency” he once promised. Using executive orders to get his way shows how he feels about “your” laws, the same laws protesters “don’t give a f**k about”.

The use of “your laws” by the protesters exemplifies the disassociation and disrespect Obama displayed for this country and its laws with his “apology tour”. Once he solidified and legitimized that attitude, it was adopted by many admirers in the black community and it now fuels the Ferguson fiasco.

Disregard for the law from the top cannot help but have dire consequences. Unfortunately, we haven’t seen the last of those consequences.

David J. Hentosh

King Obama

November 21, 2014

Obama once said “I am not a dictator”, but that left the title of “king” open for grabs and all he needs now is a crown. He distances himself from all mistakes and negativity like a king, lies like a king, and makes and breaks the law like a king. Furthermore, his staff, supporters, and the media refuse (fear?) to tell him he wears no pants and treat his rhetoric as royal fiat.

Obama’s latest royal fiat granting amnesty to illegal aliens falls right in line with his disrespect for the law and the Constitution, his disgust with this country, and his intent to “transform” America to match his personal views. If you’re surprised by this action you had your head in the sand for the past 6 years.

The reason given for this executive order is basically because he’s tired of waiting for Congress to do what he wants them to do. That is one of the best examples of egotistical arrogance one can find. Unabashedly announcing that he would wait until after the mid-term elections to do this was another example of arrogance and it was the only “transparency” from his White House we have seen.

He is on a kingly ego trip many still refuse to see but one that will certainly end up as a subject for historians. His speeches are heavily laden with “I” and “me” regardless of the circumstances. All wrongs are blamed on evil Republicans or FOX News and he ignores military and other expert advice if it doesn’t fit his preconceived, personal agenda.

President Nixon was accused of acting like a king, raked over the coals, and driven out of office for far less arrogance. President George W. Bush was demeaned and accused of “going it alone” by a liberal media now applauding Obama for sidestepping Congress and “going it alone”. The hypocrisy here is pathetic as it will be again when a future Republican president follows this precedent.

Obama has “transformed” himself into a king and far too many people have their heads stuck in an idealistic cloud to see the danger. We will be dealing with the unintended consequences for a long, long time.

David J. Hentosh

Obama’s Immigration Scam

November 17, 2014

As Obama prepares to issue an executive order granting amnesty to approximately 5 million illegal aliens, it must be remembered that he delayed this until after the elections in an attempt to help campaigning Democrats. The delay failed to help Democrats and many are wondering why he is still going forward with it in the face of so much disapproval.

By now, it should be evident to all that Obama has deliberately and unabashedly used distortions and lies to help his personal political agenda. His changing stance on illegal immigration is one of the more glaring examples of his political deceit and all one needs to do is re-visit his earlier declarations for proof.

From the Daily Caller

President Barack Obama once declared that an influx of illegal immigrants will harm “the wages of blue-collar Americans” and “put strains on an already overburdened safety net.” “[T]here’s no denying that many blacks share the same anxieties as many whites about the wave of illegal immigration flooding our Southern border” then-Senator Obama wrote in his 2006 autobiography…“If this huge influx of mostly low-skill workers provides some benefits to the economy as a whole…it also threatens to depress further the wages of blue-collar Americans and put strains on an already overburdened safety net”…If these feel like the words of one of Obama’s opponents, it’s because they’re the exact argument the president’s critics have been making as he now rushes to announce a sweeping executive order that would give work permits to millions of illegal immigrants in the country.

Read it all here: Flashback

DJH

Illegal Immigration Warning

November 10, 2014

Voters in Oregon, a predominantly liberal and Democrat state, handily voted to approve legalizing marijuana while voting down a measure to give driver IDs to illegal immigrants by a margin of two-to-one (67.4% to 32.6%). Oregon is considered a sanctuary state for illegals, so this is very revealing.

States have been handing out invitations, ID’s, and benefits to illegal immigrants without the public ever voting to do so. Oregon is one of the only states to put it on the ballot and the outcome should be a warning to all states and the federal government: Illegal immigration is unacceptable and inexcusable.

Many Republicans running on promises to deal with illegal immigration counter to Obama’s ways won elections. Obama delayed issuing an intended executive order for amnesty until after the election because he knew it was toxic for campaigning Democrats. He arrogantly promises to issue that order if Congress doesn’t do as he wants even though public opinion is running heavily against him.

Perhaps Obama really believes an executive order for amnesty is best for America. Perhaps he wants it only because it fits his personal “transformation” agenda. In either case, it is the wrong thing to do. Trust in his judgment has already been eroded by his backdoor legislating and his refusal to enforce immigration laws. There is no reason to believe he is right about this and many reasons to believe he is wrong.

Obama has displayed an ego that makes one believe his legacy is important to him. He has already tarnished that legacy with a failing foreign policy, a poor economy, a national health care plan in disarray, and responsibility for severe mid-term election losses. An executive order granting amnesty for illegals could be a huge all-or-nothing gamble for his legacy – and a very dangerous one for the country.

He has been warned.

Deaf, Dumb, and Blind

November 7, 2014

Deaf, dumb, and blind ideologues have not been swayed in the least by election results and are out spinning like spiders on steroids. President Obama, who told us his policies were on the ballot, totally ignored that in his voter-defying speech, thus, beginning the current spin cycle.

Nancy Pelosi, the epitome of deaf, dumb and blind, wants to remain as minority leader in the House and is trying to convince everyone that election results had nothing to do with her at all. Her spin is that the results were due to poor voter participation, even insinuating that voting obstacles (voter ID?) were the main culprit.

Pelosi’s blind adherence to Obama’s agenda puts her very near the top of a list of reasons for Democrats’ demise. She has been deaf to the public’s wishes for quite some time and the mentioning of a “non-partisan challenge” in her letter to Democrats is surreal coming from her. It would be wise to put her out to pasture but Democrats may be on enough of a self-destructive path to keep her.

Even after acknowledging that Harry Reid was one of the reasons for election losses, most Democrats remaining in the Senate (speaking of self-destruction) want him as minority leader. Reid, who personally blocked everything coming from the House, now says he looks forward to working together with Mitch McConnell, but not working together is a main reason for Democrats losing the Senate.

The always irrational Daily KOS is worriedwe won’t be able to flex our muscles as the true American majority” for the next two years and inferred that the election losses came because the president “s**ts on immigrants”. One is hard-pressed to see how a totally open border, suspending immigration laws, and promising amnesty for illegals could be seen that way. Then, again, believing the “true American majority” holds similar views proves how delusional the Daily KOS is.

The manufactured “war on women” was supposed to bring votes for Democrats but it backfired, bringing votes for Republicans. Treating the American public as being dumb shows how deaf and blind Democrats have become under an Obama administration used to doing whatever it wants. Perhaps they will now wise up, but with Reid and Pelosi still calling the shots, that is highly unlikely.

David J. Hentosh

Preposterous

July 28, 2014

Conservative (though often independent) columnist George Will stunned many when he told Fox News host Chris Wallace: “The idea that we can’t assimilate these 8-year-old criminals with their teddy bears is preposterous”, adding that the US should handle the problem because it is capable of doing so.

This is indicative of how difficult and emotional the border situation has become and how successful it is to use children for political purposes. It is becoming more and more apparent that Obama is using this influx of children to force his dream of amnesty. This use of children may be less dangerous than Hamas’ use of children as shields, but it is the same basic and disgusting principle.

While George Will is correct in saying the US can handle the estimated 60,000 children that have already crossed the border, the truly “preposterous” thing is that until the border is secured, that number will just increase to the point where the US can’t handle it. There has already been a 117% increase in children crossing in the past year.

It is also “preposterous” that Obama has no intention of securing the border and is now preparing to issue an executive order granting the amnesty he cannot get Congress to approve. Just the reporting of this possibility is sure to entice more to cross illegally. Whether this comes from blind adherence to an agenda or pure political manipulation, the flood at the border will increase as a result.

Seeing those children at the border tugs at everyone’s heart strings, not just George Will’s, but there are more than “8-year-olds” crossing the border. There are cartel members, gang members, and possible international terrorists taking advantage of Obama’s immigration folly. While border agents focus on taking care of children, the border is an open door to all, and that is incredibly dangerous.

Emotions need to be put aside and the border needs to be properly secured before this can be dealt with properly. It is truly “preposterous” that Obama chooses to ignore the consequences of his actions. George Will knows this, but emotions got the better of him.

David J. Hentosh