Some of the news stories refer to 'children' as the beneficiaries of this amnesty-by-stroke-of-a-pen, but if you read the articles, it includes everyone under 30. That isn't just ''children.''
“These are young people who study in our schools and play on our playgrounds,” the president said. “They are Americans in every single way but one – on paper.”
So anyone on our soil is an 'American' just by virtue of being here. I hereby reject the label 'American' for myself because it is an utterly meaningless name now. Actually, it has been for some time, since we started welcoming anybody and everybody many years ago, and then began blatantly favoring non-Europeans over our own kinsfolk in 1965.
As Lindsey Graham said a few years ago,
"An American is an idea, no group owns being an American. Nobody owns this. It’s an idea that’s unique to the planet.”
And what is our 'friend' Lindsey ''Grahamnesty'' Graham up to? What is this mock consternation now about this presidential order?
''(CNSNews.com) - Senator Lindsey Graham (R-S.C.) took to Twitter Friday to attack President Obama’s move to grant effective amnesty to young illegal immigrants:
He was among the first lawmakers to react to the surprise announcement.
“President Obama’s attempt to go around Congress and the American people is at best unwise and possibly illegal,” he tweeted.
Graham, a former Air Force prosecutor, said the move, “regardless of motivation, will entice people to break our laws.”
What? He just thought of that? What is he playing at? Is he up for re-election this year, and trying to play both sides of the issue? Have we forgotten how he spoke at a La Raza meeting a few years ago and told the Latino audience
''We are going to tell the bigots to shut up.''"The bigots," meaning patriotic legitimate Americans.
And he got re-elected. South Carolina, what were you all thinking?
As for his concerns about the 'legality' of the order, this is typical of the Republican respectables. Their pathetically weak resistance to open borders and amnesty was always based on nothing more than mealy-mouthed concerns about 'legal vs. illegal.' In other words, ''we welcome all immigrants who follow the rules, and come here legally, and then work hard.''
I have a sinking feeling that that will be all the Republican response to this order will amount to: more feeble denunciations based on 'constitutional issues' or legality. As if that's the most important thing here. The Republicans, at best, are just legalists concerned with documents and rules and words, not with the people, the legitimate people of this country.
Still, we have a few brave souls like Sheriff Joe Arpaio, who boldly says he will keep on enforcing his state's immigration laws. I admire his determination, and I hope he stays steadfast.
And on the opposite side, we have these pillars of Churchianity, the liberal 'Christians' along with their Tweedledum twins, the 'conservative Evangelicals' supporting 'comprehensive immigration reform.' As I've said on this blog for the last six years, 'comprehensive immigration reform' or plain old immigration reform, is amnesty by another name. Christians who speak truth would never be caught using obfuscations and weasel words to disguise their real intentions.
These men are liberal wolves in Christian sheep's clothing.
They are not lovers of their own; they are alienists and Babelists. Richard Land, of the Southern Baptist Convention, is someone who has gone far to the left in recent years, and has alienated many of his conservative Southern Baptist cohorts. Such men are scribes and Pharisees, hypocrites. Goody-two-shoes, taking their thirty piece of silver (in the form of media attention and liberal praise) to sell out their own.
Sadly, they give considerable ammunition to the constant critics of our faith, and lend support to the enemies of Christianity, who charge Christians as a group with being inimical to the survival of our people and our way of life.
I ask such critics to be aware that these men do not represent the true Christian heritage, though they may represent the views of their deluded followers.
I've written a lot about this issue of amnesty and mass immigration over the last 6+ years, and I feel weary of the topic. I have always felt that our enemies were, and are, indefatigable and relentless. I think I've said very consistently that we mustn't mistake some momentary triumph (like the defeat of the Bush amnesty a few years ago) as a lasting victory. I know that these people are determined and they never give up. Can we say the same? We will have to match and over-match their relentlessness and determination. They will not give up, and we must not either.
It's time, and past time, for our folk to stop all this half-heartedness and double-mindedness. We can't advocate for our own and still try to be 'fair' and generous toward those who are anything but fair or generous towards us. Enough of this effort to be 'nice' or to 'reach out' or 'make allies' among those whose interests are not compatible with our own. Single-mindedness is absolutely necessary now. It's up to us, alone. There are no Hispanic allies, or any Others who should (or can) speak for us, or help us. It's us, and us alone, because no one else cares a whit for our interests.