The latest example of Imperial Decree has come from Barack H. Obama the ‘wanna be’ dictator/emperor of the United States of America in granting what amounts to immediate AMNESTY to millions of ILLEGALS. He touts it as humanitarian, compassionate, caring for minorities and doing the right thing when it has nothing to do with people but about party and ideology. It is another of a long list of attempts to make the United States a one party government with the Democrats at the helm. He envisions himself as Emperor no matter how many times he has declares publicly that he is not and cannot violate the Constitution or our laws but repeatedly does both with impunity. This is dangerous because the Supreme Court has acknowledged that while his Executive Orders or Actions are questionable constitutionally, if Congress does not object and resist then they become valid and precedent setting. Congress, for the most part, has proven to be spineless and even complicit in the advancing of the ALL POWERFUL central government mentality. The Democrats relishing the power they have enjoyed and the Republicans licking their chops thinking that one day it will be their turn while both parties totally ignore the Constitution, law, and will of the people.
Some have cited Cesar Chavez as a hero on IMMIGRATION and claiming he would be supportive of Mr. Obama and the Democrats unconstitutional decree but facts and history do not support that claim. They omit Mr. Chavez’s rabid opposition to ILLEGAL IMMIGRATION, undocumented works and his use of the term ‘wetbacks’ (his language not mine) referring to the illegals. His opposition was a cornerstone in his organizing ‘farm workers’ into a union and declared publicly and frequently that ILLEGALS hindered the efforts in holding a strike and prevented the legal American farm workers from getting the wages they desired and deserved. He even ordered union members to call the INS (Immigration and Naturalization Service) reporting ILLEGALS who were working in the fields so they could be deported. Mr. Chavez said: “For so many years we have been involved in agricultural strikes; organizing almost 30 years as a worker, as an organizer, and as president of the union—and for all these almost 30 years it is apparent that when the farm workers strike and their strike is successful, the employers go to Mexico and have unlimited, unrestricted use of illegal alien strikebreakers to break the strike, and, for over 30 years, the Immigration and Naturalization Service has looked the other way and assisted in the strikebreaking.” Somehow that does not sound like a proponent of AMNESTY to me.
An even closer look at the situation we find that the UFW during Chávez’s tenure was committed to restricting immigration. César Chávez and Dolores Huerta fought the Bracero Program that existed from 1942 to 1964. Their opposition stemmed from their belief that the program undermined U.S. workers and exploited the migrant workers. Their efforts contributed to Congress ending the Bracero Program in 1964.
On a few occasions, concerns that illegal migrant labor would undermine UFW strike campaigns led to a number of controversial events, which the UFW describes as anti-strikebreaking events, but which have also been interpreted as being anti-immigrant. In 1969, Chávez and members of the UFW marched through the Imperial and Coachella Valleys to the border of Mexico to protest growers’ use of illegal immigrants as strikebreakers. Joining him on the march were both Reverend Ralph Abernathy and U.S. Senator Walter Mondale. In its early years, Chávez and the UFW went so far as to report illegal aliens who served as strikebreaking replacement workers, as well as those who refused to unionize, to the Immigration and Naturalization Service.
In 1973, the United Farm Workers set up a “wet line” along the United States-Mexico border to prevent Mexican immigrants from entering the United States illegally and potentially undermining the UFW’s unionization efforts. During one such event in which Chávez was not involved, some UFW members, under the guidance of Chávez’s cousin Manuel, physically attacked the strikebreakers, after attempts to peacefully persuade the illegal aliens not to cross the border failed.
The polls of registered Latino voters indicate there IS NOT overwhelming support of AMNESTY with 40% opposing it outright. We find that 56% oppose ILLEGALS receiving federal benefits including Obama-care. The most important issues for Latino voters reflected that 62% felt the economy was number one followed by 57% healthcare, 45% education and a mere 31% immigration. We find that 45% of the non-registered voters felt the same. If you combine those numbers you find that Hispanics are split on AMNESTY not what the president, Democrats, media, and Latino Activists groups would have you believe.
Mr. Obama’s lawless act is not about helping minorities it harms legal immigrants and low skilled workers many of which are minorities rather than helping them. Shelia Jackson-Lee may say that we are selfish for not wanting to give up our jobs to those ILLEGALS but I suggest that she lead by example and give up her Congressional seat to an Illegal. Oh wait, she cannot and will not it only applies to the rest of us not her and her elitist compadres.
Someone told me they were excited and hopeful that America could be saved after the mid-term elections and I said, “Let me see the 2016 election and who is elected before I allow myself to become overly optimistic for I have seen the Republicans self-destruct before and am not overly optimistic that they will not do the same again.” God help us and send us men and women who love Freedom, America, the Constitution, the Rule of Law, and have a moral mooring that is rooted and grounded in the principles described and detailed in our American Constitution. What we have today is overt lawlessness and the intended shredding of the constitution. This administration does not believe the constitution applies to them. Thus prompting my title question: “Constitution? What Constitution?”
May God help us and may He guard and guide our footsteps in this great nation!