The Man with the Pen and Phone “weighs in on deflate-a-bowl”

Are a pen and phone more important than the Constitution?

I know many of you still recall the deflated New England Patriots footballs and how important that is to patriotism. When Barack Obama was asked if it was cheating, the president said, “If you break the rules then you break the rules.”

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Apparently our current Executive Branch and concurring Congress take this same mentality. Congress are the ones who write the check to underwrite executive policies.

And what exactly are those policies?

According to Center for Immigration Studies (CIS), U.S. Citizenship and Immigration Services has issued 5.5 million new work permits to aliens.

Of that 5.5 million, 1.8 million were issued to aliens with temporary visas, but 1.2 million of that group had a visa status that does not authorize employment.

Another million work permits were given to illegal immigrants or immigrants who weren’t qualified for admission. This group consisted of mostly aliens who crossed the border illegally, according to CIS.

Another 1.7 million is made up of aliens with unknown – I repeat unknown – legal status.

Taking another step, this administration is preparing to implement an immigration plan that could provide legal protection for up to 5 million illegal immigrants and give them work permits as well.

This seems like a lot of rule-breaking, but what are the rules, and just who is the one breaking the rules? Well, the answers are easy to find when we study the rulebook…

Article 1, Section 8 of the United States Constitution states, “Congress shall make rules for Naturalization,” that is, the process by which a person becomes a citizen of the United States.

This is the only power granted by We the People to the federal government with regards to immigration.

The Tenth Amendment clearly states immigration is a state issue.  Just look at the wording: “The powers not delegated to the United States by the Constitution, nor prohibited by it to the states, are reserved to the states…”

So this means when the federal government sets rules for immigration, it is breaking America’s supreme rules.

You see, anything that is done by the federal government not authorized by the Constitution is, well, un-Constitutional. This means that it is not only against the rules, it is illegal – it is criminal.

Another dynamic to consider is how to fund unconstitutional, illegal, or criminal mandates. Well, unconstitutionally – using totalitarian mandates like the death tax. (Yes, it does exist, having a top rate of 40% with new increases proposed in the president’s new budget.)

Early Christians were at one time accused of teaching, “Let us do evil that good may come.”  Of course this is not the Christian ethic, nor is it the American ethic; however, it is the ethic of a Socialist or Communist governing system – making theft legal for the “greater good.”

Just how does a broken system continue to work?  Similar to a swimming pool with holes in it.  Instead of having a simple budget to keep the water clean through a simple filtration system, we have a hole in the pool that requires such a large investment of effort and resources to just maintain the water level that we are no longer able to afford to keep the pool clean.

So much funding is going into water replacement that we cannot outlay any funds for proper pool maintenance, which would require the pool to be fully emptied and the holes repaired. There is so much costly work needing completion that we begin to ignore the holes and leaking water. Before long, we can no longer afford to keep the water clean and thus begin to disregard that too – all to maintain the façade of being a “pool owner.”

This, of course, makes no sense, is dangerously unsafe, and in just a short amount of time the expense of pool up-keeping will bleed into your personal finances and affect every area of your life.  Sound familiar?

Perhaps it is time the Congressional pool be drained, and the institutions of government be scaled back and fixed where broken according to law of our land. Not until then can we refill the pool with authorized resources in keeping with the “rules.”

 

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