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Obama Knows Best

June 19, 2012

I remember watching “Leave it to Beaver” reruns and wondering why my dad wasn’t more like Ward Cleaver.  Wise, kind, and even-handed, he always had good advice to young Beaver and Wally.  He seemed to understand their situation perfectly and knew what to do or say to help his sons.

Fast forward thirty years and I now see the President of the United States acting like he’s Ward Cleaver.  Except that he’s not wise.  He’s only kind to people he thinks will vote for him.  His advice to us is feeble on every front.  And he doesn’t understand the first thing about what is going on in American families right now.

This latest shameful attempt to buy votes from Latinos is an example of his out of touchedness, and his narcissism.

The content of his decision to choose not to enforce immigration law for certain groups of illegal aliens is, on its surface the right thing to do.  If a kid was brought here at age five and has lived here all their life, stayed out of trouble, and done well in school, that kid shouldn’t be deported.  Their parents should, but the kid shouldn’t.  (This brings another problem up.  Stick with me here and I’ll address that, too)  However, his tactics in getting this done are deplorable for a true American president.

President Obama seems to think that he knows best what we the people need.  So what if Congress has passed laws, and he took an oath to uphold those laws?  If Obama feels the laws are unjust,  his justice department simply won’t enforce them.  Period.  He knows better than all of those Congressmen and women that came before him.  He is, after all, the smartest man in the room.  He just can’t seem to do math when it comes to job creation, debt, and taxes.  He knows what America needs, and by golly, he is not going to let the Constitution get in his way.

This doesn’t sound like a president to me.  Presidents lead.  They try to join groups of people together.  They solve problems.  They listen.  Rulers make up laws as they see fit, their word being the final word in any situation.  And I think we can agree that the president hasn’t done a whole lot to join anyone together.  He hasn’t solved any problems.  He has blamed everyone from ATM’s to the Grinch for the problems his failed policies have beset upon us.  This guy sounds like he thinks he’s Ceasar or something.

The idea that kids should be deported if they are here illegally, even if they don’t have family in their homeland, is preposterous.  These kids are American everywhere except on paper.  Their parents are illegal, and should be deported.  But we know that the American government isn’t in the business of breaking up families, unless the family is black.  So, maybe the parents get to stay too.  Here’s how I think they should get to stay:

1.  Turn yourself in and immediately start the immigration process to become US citizens.  Give them three months or six months to do this.  If they don’t, the next time you get pulled over for running a redlight, your butt in on a bus back to wherever it is you came from.

2.  If you brought a kid here, the kid can declare to the immigration department that they are here and intend to stay and become citizens, once they turn 18.  If they turn 18 and don’t do this, they are committing a crime and will be punished for doing so.

3.  Secure the borders with Mexico and Canada.  Once that’s done and we have control over who’s coming into the country, set up stations to process illegals.  Guest worker cards, green cards, and the legal immigration process can be started at these TEMPORARY stations.  These stations can be set up anywhere they are needed.  President Obama loves government workers, and here’s a chance to hire a boat load of them.  Anyone who does not cooperate with this step is a criminal and will be punished as a criminal.

Note, I did not say pay fifty grand in back taxes or fees, or anything like that.  Hey, you got over on us for how many ever years you were here.  From this point, you follow the law.  If you don’t, you get punished.  Up to and including deportation.

If you commit crimes in the US, you get locked up until the border is secured, then you get deported.

That brings us to the kids.  Parents and kids get to stay here if the kid was brought here before age sixteen, if the parents declare this to the government.  At age sixteen, the kid can get a work permit.  At age eighteen, the must choose America or their home land.  If they choose America, they start the citizenship process.  If not, they go home.

I’m not the smartest man in the room.   These steps seem pretty simple to me.   It lets people stay who want to be citizens.  It lets them stay here, even if they don’t want to be citizens, until their kid is eighteen.

But President Obama is not the one to put this plan in place.  Congress is.  That’s what the Constitution says.  Congress makes laws.  The Executive Branch enforces them.

Why will you never see something like this enacted?  Libtards and the media will tell you it’s because Republicans hate brown people.  They will tell you that Republicans have blocked the so called Dream Act.  Liberals will not settle for anything else but “Comprehensive Immigration Reform,” which means amnesty for all illegals currently in the country.  They won’t settle for anything less.  Republicans have proposed several immigration reform actions, all of which have not been voted on because of Harry Reid and other senate Democrats.  Any immigration legislation must have “compromise” on the part of Republicans.  Not from Democrats, mind you.  Just Republicans.  And any immigration legislation that does not include amnesty for all illegals will simply be tucked away in Harry Reid’s desk, never to be seen again.

Obama’s speech on Thursday is why this is even being discussed.  The economy was worse than we thought.  ATM’s cost jobs.  It’s Bush’s fault.  It’s the tsunami.  It’s evil greedy rich people sitting on their cash.  The rich aren’t paying their fair share.  Obama had to do something to deflect attention away from his abyssmal record on the economy and jobs.  This immigration vote buying scheme is a diversion from what a pantywaste whiner the most powerful man in the world really is.

Still think he knows best?