Friday, June 15, 2012
President Obama Tramples the Constitution and Thumbs His Nose at American Workers
In an obvious attempt to woo Latino voters, President Obama announced that he is rewriting our immigration laws by fiat. Instead of allowing Congress to write and rewrite laws which is its constitutional duty, President Obama announced that his administration will stop deporting and begin granting work permits to younger illegal immigrants who came to the United States as children and have since led law-abiding lives.
The election-year initiative is obviously designed to pander to the Latino electorate. I have no doubt that Democrats and the liberal media will proclaim this as a brilliant political move instead of the unconstitutional act it truly is. Yet, one must ask why President Obama needs to make such an obvious overture toward Latino voters. He carried their vote handily just four years ago. Could it be that his policies have completely failed America? The unemployment rate within the Latino community is higher than the national average.
However, I think the move will ultimately backfire for two reasons. First, it will backfire because voters will likely conclude that our poor economy and the lack of jobs is the most important issue facing the country. Mr. Obama has failed completely on all matters of Domestic policy. This will prove to be his downfall.
Second, the result of this policy will be to add millions of workers to the legal labor force. Millions of illegal immigrants will now be able to legally compete with American workers. Considering that there are almost no jobs created by this administration to begin with, and further considering that the economy outright stinks, this policy does nothing but stick a thumb in the eyes of American workers.
Will the unions have anything to say about this matter? This is an outright assault on American workers. Between this and Obama's failure to truly embrace the unions' efforts in Wisconsin, I just cannot see how union households could possibly support President Obama this Fall.
It is time for the Constitution to be defended. It is time for Americans to vote Mr. Obama out of the White House. We need a President who will respect our Constitution and who will push for policies that will actually get our economy moving again instead of pressing for more class warfare.