Apparently there will be no Obamacare decision today. Moving on to other things:
Andrew McCarthy on Obama's unilateral Rose Garden amnesty declaration:
Moreover, he is not simply refraining from law enforcement. He is affirmatively obstructing the states from enforcing their sovereign right to police their territories. He, furthermore, proposes to confer positive benefits on a class of illegal aliens in order to legitimize their status, something it is in the power only of Congress to do, and something which Congress — having considered the matter carefully, and having heard the objections of the American people — has specifically declined to do. This is another instance of Obama’s brazen lack of regard for the system he is duty-bound to honor: He claims he cannot sit back and wait for Congress to act; but as he well knows, lawmakers have acted: They said said, “No.”Read the whole thing.
Obama is not merely failing to enforce the immigration laws. He is destroying the system on which our liberty depends, a system he swore to safeguard. This oath was a solemn one, of far greater consequence than, say, a pitcher’s oath to testify truthfully to Congress about steroid use — an incident over which the federal government has spent millions of taxpayer dollars in an effort to convict Roger Clemens of a felony, notwithstanding the utter absence of any federal interest in the integrity of professional baseball.
We are entitled to conclude Obama defrauded the American people in taking his oath of office. He prefaced the oath by unabashedly declaring his intention to “fundamentally transform the United States of America.” He followed the oath with a series of usurpations designed to do just that. This highlights another mendacious aspect of Obama’s pandering to the hard Left on illegal immigration and, symmetrically, on election fraud (the policing against which he similarly obstructs). The president says the young illegal aliens he has in mind are “Americans” except on paper. But who is Obama to say what an American is? By his own self-heralding, he is here to transform the United States. His mantra is “Change.” He has stacked his Justice Department and the rest of the executive branch sprawl with progressive operatives whose obsession is to transmogrify America culturally, economically and politically — to alter our very nature. When Obama talks about someone’s being “an American” or something’s being one of “our values,” he is not talking about the America that is; he is invoking the authoritarian, collectivist, redistributionist, post-sovereign, transnational America of his design.
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