With aggressive plans that may or may not involve Congress and will definitely not include conservatives, the White House has to be creative when it comes to passing new laws. One trick is to use lots of buzzwords with hidden meanings that cover up liberal lies only Obama supporters understand.
Another bill passed years ago has come back to haunt Capitol Hill. Eager to demonstrate its anti-terrorism stance after the September 11 attacks, Congress passed 2005’s Real ID Act as part of H.R. 1268, a messy spending juggernaut that paid for everything from global anti-terrorism efforts to tsunami relief to military death benefits.
Is Janet Napolitano a bad boss, or is the strain of trying to reconcile law enforcement and the demands of idiotic social policy straining employee happiness at Homeland Security? The Government Accountability Office reports that ICE and the TSA are depressing Homeland Security worker morale scores.
When do our rights and liberties need an expiration date? Do gray areas need to be reconsidered and renewed every ten or twenty years? Once our government confers rights and freedoms those liberties are all but impossible to take away. Even rights that have no constitutional sanction, like collective bargaining rights for public employees or the guarantee of a prevailing wage conferred by the Davis-Bacon Act, become so entrenched that they stick to us like some very toxic glue that injures the common good.
Childhood arrivals are threatening to take center stage in permissive states where politicians are falling over themselves to ensure that temporarily amnestied residents know who is on their side (see: Jobless? Illegals Are Laughing In Your Face Over Deferred Action.).