Are we about to exceed our quota of denial about how safe we are, thanks to America’s newest terror attack? Barack Obama’s statement that he confronts the threat of terrorism every morning1 isn’t quite the same as proving he did something about it. We can’t fault him for trying to deflect some of our worry away from the bureaucrats he charges with protecting us, but he doesn’t deserve any credit for limiting our options by shielding the religion chiefly responsible for terror.
The consequences of the Republican failure to stand up to Obama’s immigration action may come faster than we feared (see: Broken GOP Leaders Take Their Last Stand). The Justice Department was busy last week. On Thursday the announcement came that an emergency motion for a stay of State of Texas v. United States of America and a motion to speed up the government’s appeal of the injunction had been filed.
How could freedom be the worst thing about America? For the same reason it is also the best. We like being free and hold ourselves to a higher standard because of our belief in freedom. We extend this value not only to anyone who visits, but to people in other nations who don’t have the slightest idea what freedom is.
DREAMers should have thought twice before they filled out Form I-821D to get their deferred action relief from removal. Not being U.S. citizens, maybe they believed that our government was in their corner and could be trusted. Wouldn’t it have been smarter to seek safety in numbers and take a chance on not being discovered? Granted, the current political landscape has smiled on lawlessness.
With hopes for amnesty fading there is no good reason for the Obama administration to continue pandering to conservatives with promises of a border control policy that will finally, once and for all, secure our southwest boundary with Mexico. Instead, we are going to go back to what the president’s party has wanted all along, legalization with the most feeble of nods to border control.