Wednesday, December 03, 2014

AN UN-CIVIL WAR: 17 States -- and counting -- sue to block Obama immigration order

At least someone is fighting back against the biggest Executive overreach in American history: a president who is literally rewriting federal immigration statutes with lawless and reckless abandon.

James Hohmann at Politico has some of the key graphs.

Seventeen states filed a joint lawsuit in federal court Wednesday to try blocking President Barack Obama’s executive order on immigration... Texas Attorney General Greg Abbott, the Republican governor-elect, took the lead, filing the suit in the Southern District of Texas.

Other states joining are Alabama, Georgia, Idaho, Indiana, Kansas, Louisiana, Maine, Mississippi, Montana, Nebraska, North Carolina, South Carolina, South Dakota, Utah, West Virginia and Wisconsin.

“The President is abdicating his responsibility to faithfully enforce laws that were duly enacted by Congress and attempting to rewrite immigration laws, which he has no authority to do — something the President himself has previously admitted,” Abbott said in a statement. “President Obama’s actions violate the Take Care Clause of the U.S. Constitution and the Administrative Procedure Act, which were intended to protect against this sort of executive disregard of the separation of powers.”

The White House now insists that the president is perfectly free to rewrite federal statutes; unfortunately, the president is also on record refuting that very assertion... on at least 22 separate occasions.


So Obama's own statements will very likely be used against him in court.

As for the feckless, hapless Republican establishment, well, they appear to have surrendered to Obama, believing that the American people despise a government shutdown more than they despise an onslaught of millions of mostly poor, illiterate, unvetted alien lawbreakers who will be net drains on the U.S. Treasury.

Here's a hint for the Priebus-Boehner-McConnell brain-trust: the American people don't give a crap about a government shutdown, as evidenced by the midterm elections. The American people care about national sovereignty, the federal debt, a welfare state run amok, and dealing with a lawless Executive Branch.

Tell Congress to stop funding Obama's Amnesty plan. Shut it all down if need be. Stop this madness.

Hat tip: BadBlue News.


JeffersonOh said...

The sad thing is, only 17 states.

It should be all 57. :)

Anonymous said...

Meh, Ol' Abe put an end to state sovereignty back in April 14, 1865, and the last several presidents have proven it so.

The Constitution is already overthrown by both parties, and we will follow all the other civilizations of history.

andy5759 said...

The way I see it from this side of the pond, the US government is stirring up black on white strife. There can be only one winner if that becomes all out war. So, who to replace all of these, suddenly, missing African Americans? Step forward Mexicans. Harder working, a desire to do well at school, maybe this government is more intelligent than we thought. Or perhaps not.