Monday, July 19, 2010

Selectively picking and choosing which elements of the law to honor is not only grounds for impeachment...its criminal and grounds for imprisonment!

The title commentary above is not the opinion of Maggies Notebook~Norman E. Hooben

Rich Lowry on How Obama will Argue Against Arizona Immigration Law

Are you puzzled about how the U.S. Government will argue against Arizona adopting and following Federal immigration laws? I was puzzled, but I think Rich Lowry has it sorted out.

Eric Holder and Barack Obama

The Obama administration's plan of action is to execute the Federal law "carefully," meaning they use discretionary enforcement, rather than following the letter of the law, which makes enforcement mandatory.

And all that amounts to an indirect way of saying that the Obama administration is willing to tolerate the presence of millions of illegal aliens in this country, and that, as far as it’s concerned, this preference constitutes the unalloyed law of the land...
In other words, such mandatory enforcement of the law conflicts with the executive’s discretionary enforcement of the law. If Arizona’s statute is in keeping with the letter of the laws as passed by Congress, so what? The executive can selectively pick and choose which elements of those laws to honor, and then on that basis quash state statues even if they mirror the handiwork of Congress.
Will a court accept, that not following the law is a lawful stance?

As Lowry said, "if nothing else, the state of Arizona has smoked out the Obama administration," and put a spotlight on the administration's disinterest in detaining illegals.

In May 2010, I said the same thing. In an early response to Arizona's new law, John Morton the head of the U.S. Immigration and Customs Enforcement (ICE) said when Arizona hands over illegals picked up with the authority of the new law, he may not "accept" them, and said it is not "not good government" to criminalize the presence of illegals. I commented that "being in this country illegally hangs on the discretion of whomever is in power. Charles Krauthammer said this administration is "lawless" and indeed it is, including the Department of Justice. At one time I though the lawlessness was creeping, but with mandated health care, the New Black Panther voter intimidation case, and now Obama's lawsuit against Arizona, the lawless leaders are in full gallop.

Listen to this excellent commentary from Charles Krauthammer

Charles Krauthammer - Lawless Administration (video)

"One of the prettiest sounds on earth" is the Muslim call to prayer at sunset.


Maggie Thornton said...

I agree. It is clear grounds for impeachment. He is sworn to protect citizens and do it lawfully.

Honestly, Norm, this is what we get for allowing folly in multiple administrations. We have allowed the brutal shredding and manipulation of our laws for years. It is time to put our foot down, and say No More.

You will follow the letter of the law and we will take no less.

Thanks friend for the lovely link. Hope you are having a great summer.

Storm'n Norm'n said...

Ref:"Hope you are having a great summer."

I think that I told you several weeks back that I would be in Massachusetts for a few months during the summer...well here I am and this is what I'm doing

God Bless


Rightwing Cowboy said...

We know that these characters have been lying from the git-go. So is all of the news. No, they are as racists, no, more racists than the KKK. But then that's Muslims for you.