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    Obama’s July 4 speech sets immigration above the law

    Published: 8:52 AM 07/05/2012
    By Neil Munro

    President Barack Obama used the White House’s Independence Day celebrations to tout his June 15 amnesty for at least 800,000 illegal immigrants, and to suggest that the sweeping change is more important to the nation than compliance with the law.

    “Just as we remain a nation of laws, we have to remain a nation of immigrants,” he told his audience.

    Many legislators and lawyers say Obama’s decision to stop enforcing established immigration laws is a violation of federal law, which he is legally obliged to enforce. The Obama administration has claimed “prosecutorial discretion” as its means for ignoring the law.

    Is this why we elect Presidents? To ignore laws they don't like and do what ever they feel is best for us? If Barry wants to change the law, then do it the way the President is supposed to. Gather a coalition of legislators from both sides of the aisle, convince them this is what's best for the country. They then take it to their constituents and see which way they want him/her to vote on the matter. The issue then passes or fails due to the will of the people. Not what a handful of meglomaniacs feel is best for us and to hell with what we want. Let's get rid of 'em in November.
    Last edited by Professor Peabody; Jul 05 2012 at 03:36 PM.
    We are going to put an end to the notion that the American taxpayer exists to fund the federal government. The federal government exists to serve the American people. - Ronald Reagan, 1980 Nomination Acceptance Speech

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