Every generation of conservative leaders must rise to the occasion to confront the challenge of the time. The challenge at present is to stop Obama’s war on our borders and thereby his war on the rule of law. Will conservatives rise to the occasion?
When the 114th Congress convenes in January, Republicans from across the political sphere will be offering advice concerning the focus of the new GOP-led majority in both houses of Congress. Conservatives will want to focus on taxes, others want to focus on entitlement spending. Still others want to focus on an anti-regulatory agenda. All of these proposals have merit on some level, but none of them reach the level of importance and imminence of fighting Obama’s illegal and dangerous amnesty.
Last week, emboldened by the blank check granted by Boehner and the lame duck Congress, the Obama administration began leasing office space and hiring workers to process the amnesty applications. Obama is misusing public funds dedicated towards processing legal immigrant applications for the use of an amnesty program not authorized by Congress.
But the situation we face is even more precarious than the imminent amnesty for those illegals already here. We now have de facto open borders as Obama has completely shut down all enforcement – both at the border and in the interior. Obama has orchestrated this war on our sovereignty with devastating timing and perfect precision.
Needless to say, with deportations all but eliminated, and the promise of amnesty and welfare clear and present, there is a new rush for the border. These people might come from impoverished areas and developing countries, but they are all social media savvy and are familiar with the fact that 99% of recent illegal immigrants are still in the United States. They know that Obama’s promise of: amnesty only for those here since 2010, is just sweet talk for the cameras. And as the Tucson Sentinel observes, this is not just a surge of unaccompanied minors; there has been an even greater and steadier increase in the number of family units crossing.
Perforce, Boehner and McConnell, through their appeasement of this president’s malfeasance, are complicit in a new and growing wave of illegal immigration – one which will swamp our welfare, health care, and education system and completely countermand any infinitesimal budget cuts they claimed to have secured through their omnibus bills and debt ceiling increases over the past few years.