A President fighting his own

There have been a lot of very loud, very noisy voices raised when it comes to Obama.

Some are in favor. Some are opposed.

He is an extremely polarizing figure who has many controversial elements.

Included among these are some that disappointed me...and I had very low hopes for him in the first place. But one thing I had hope for...many Obama supporters rightly decried the out of control spending of the Bush administration.

That was a drop in the bucket next to the spending Obama has enacted...and not even a drop compared to the outrageous long term effects his disastrous policies will have on our kids and their kids and their...well, he is a worse disaster than FDR could have been in his wildest dreams.

At the same time, I find some of the criticisms...well..questionable. The bizarre allegations that he is not qualified to be President due to birth make the outlandish DaVinci Code seem reasonable and believable.

I have watched with interest as some of his interactions with the Muslim world grant a certain credence to the accusations that he has been less than forthcoming about his religious loyalties. His apologies for the actions of the country are at best unbecoming of the leader of the country and often highly offensive.

But his attacks on the Arizona law are borderline treasonous.

When he took the oath of office, he promised to protect the Constitution. Refusing to enforce it and, when others step in to protect themselves, instead of upholding laws in place apart from State laws, instead expending time, energy and money fighting a law that restates laws he is already sworn to defend are the marks of someone trying to be the worst president in history.

The irony here is I think immigration reform is a necessity...I still believe that the words on the Statue of Liberty should have meaning.

I also think the statistics are being heavily manipulated. Are there really 1 in 30 people in this country illegally? (10.8 million illegal aliens, 300 million population is the claim in the referenced story).

There are certain things that still make me curious...take this line for example:

Bolton also halted provisions requiring immigrants to carry their papers at all times

But wait...

II. Requirement that Alien Carry the Registration Document

Section 264(e) of the Immigration and Nationality Act (INA) requires every alien 18 years of age and over to be in possession of his or her�"evidence of registration document" (such as Form I-94) "at all times." That same provision also establishes rather severe penalties for not carrying the registration document:

Every alien, eighteen years of age and over, shall at all times carry with him and have in his personal possession any certificate of alien registration or alien registration receipt card issued to him pursuant to subsection (d). Any alien who fails to comply with the provisions of this subsection shall be guilty of a misdemeanor and shall upon conviction for each offense be fined not to exceed $100 or be imprisoned not more than thirty days, or both. (INA § 264(e))

That is already Federal law. So where does this Judge Bolton get off striking down a law THAT IS ALREADY A LAW?

I think it is time impeachment proceedings be started against the epitome of judges legislating from the bench.


Riot Kitty said...

Polarizing? Ha! Where were you during 2000-2008?

The AZ law as I see it is 1) unnecessary because we have a federal law and 2) was too broad an opportunity for cops to harass Latinos. They could have stopped people "suspected" or who looked like illegals. WTF? How do you "look" illegal? That's the issue I had with it. AZ is a racist place to begin with. Why give them more leeway to harass people?

G said...

Now now, remember, if you got rid of judges legislating from the benches, you wouldn't have.....gay marriage.

Which is fine and dandy for a large percentage of Americans.

Darth Weasel said...

Clinton was very polarizing as well. With Bush I, Reagan, even Carter there were people who crossed the aisle.

But the last three Presidents have been more and more polarizing with less and less aisle-crossing votes and the rhetoric not just of the worthless (AKA politicians) but of average citizens has gotten more and more hateful, spiteful, and often with little or nothing of value to contribute.

as for the bench legislating....I am ALWAYS against it. When they allow their personal desires to replace the rule of law,. they violate one of the foundational principles of the country...separation of powers, checks and balances. Thos judges are among the worst criminals in existence.