The title of this blog is part of a commentary by Bill Whittle of PJTV’s Afterburner, “The Merchants of Despair.” I cannot improve upon his succinct analysis of our current President, Barack Obama. Watching this administration shamefully flaunt lawlessness is like nothing I’ve seen in my life time. Today the Supreme Court of the United States handed a partial victory to the state of Arizona. Three aspects of the Arizona Immigration law were struck down as preempted authority held by the federal government. However, one part of the state law, that so riled the Obama administration, was upheld. Arizona law enforcement can ask for proof of citizenship or legal entry from persons stopped or apprehended for probable cause of violating any law. This was a another blow to the administration and president Obama in the last week. SEIU, the biggest union group lost with SCOTUS, Wisconsin kept Scott Walker as their governor despite a recall started by the unions.
Quickly, within three hours of the decision today, Obama and Secretary of Department of Homeland Security, Janet Napolitano, pulled their partnership with Arizona and the 287g immigration program. This President, in essence, has told Arizona “to get lost.” He does not care about the safety of Arizona citizens. He does not care that he is breaking federal law and ignoring the Supreme Court. The Department of Justice has set up a 1-800 number for complaints against officers in Arizona for enforcing the law. Ladies and gentlemen, if he’ll do it to them, he’ll do it you. Make no mistake about it.
This my fellow citizens is a Constitutional crisis. Only a megalomaniac, not a leader of sovereign nation who took an oath of office to uphold the laws of the land, would act toward citizens the way this President has. A liberal writer wrote today that Obama has reached the “imperial presidency” like Nixon only hoped to have.
As Bill Whittle says near the beginning of his summary, “This is the most divisive, petty, partisan, hack our Republic has seen.” I agree, but I add, the MOST DANGEROUS.
This is a sad commentary that people of this country would vote for a man lacking integrity or love for our country and the citizens who built it and pay for it. America, take a look at yourself. Why have we stooped so low as to allow a man like this as a leader?
God’s Word is so apt for this situation. Proverbs 29:2 (NKJV) When the righteous are in authority, the people rejoice; But when a wicked man rules, the people groan.