“I will do the Address when the Shutdown is over because there is no venue that can compete with the history, tradition, and importance of the House chamber.”
– President Trump on Nancy Pelosi denying him the national platform for delivering the State of the Union Address
He caved…or did he. She won this round…not really. “We the People” lost on both accounts… unfortunately true.
And so this media driven battle is publicly being fought over a wall…a much needed wall to keep our country safe from the illegal invaders Democrats invited in…while in actuality this battle is two-fold as it also encompasses the 700,000+ DACA recipients and garnering their votes. The last thing this battle is over is the partial government shutdown…media and Pelosi bloviations to the contrary.
So as Nancy Pelosi continues to spew out the lie that she and the Democrats care about the 800,000 nonessential government workers still on furlough, the truth is that their loyalties lie not with those workers who are into paycheck number two not being received, but with the 700,000+ DACA recipients residing in our country today…illegally residing that is albeit through no fault of their own. And it’s over those 700,000+ now of voting age young adults that has Pelosi denying President Trump the time honored tradition of giving the Constitutionally mandated State of the Union Address at the place it has been given since the days of Woodrow Wilson…in the halls of Congress before a joint session of Congress.
A ploy to save face perhaps, as Nancy Pelosi surely did not want to be seated behind President Trump when he exposed for all the nation…for all the world…to hear and see what a two-faced, manipulating, obstructionist she and her party have turned out to be.
Using the furloughed workers as but a diversion to deflect us away from the truth about the importance the DACA recipients are to her party, Pelosi has made it clear that illegals…especially those DACA illegals…do indeed take precedence over American citizens…at least for her party that is. Zeroing in on those brought to America as infants, young children or as teenagers by parents who knowingly and willingly crossed our borders illegally…the fact is that under the Obama initiated DACA program these children, now young adults, had every chance to take a “pathway to citizenship” upon reaching a certain age. And while some did indeed take the “pathway” offered by the DACA program, thus righting at least in part, for them, their parents wrong, most did not for it was and still is far more advantageous to keep sponging off our hard earned taxpayer dime by their continuing to take all the “free stuff”…college educations included…most illegals are afforded once on American soil.
Continuing the “gimmee-gimmee” mentality of their parents, the bulk of these so called “dreamers” love to publicly protest and demand rights they actually don’t have while they whine that this is the only country they know. And while for many that might be the case, what the majority of “dreamers” don’t realize is that they are but pawns being used by the Democrats…Democrats who could care less about them or their plight…but who care solely about those 700,000+ “dreamers” equating into 700,000+ most likely Democrat party votes…enough votes to turn almost any election in the Democrats favor…it simply all boils down to that.
Remember, as long as the “dreamers” remain in legal limbo per se…as long as the “dreamers” are the recipients of “free stuff”…the old adage that no one bites the hand that feeds them surely comes into play…the “dreamers” remain a valuable commodity that Nancy Pelosi and crew will continue to use as leverage against President Trump, and they will do so even knowing that Republicans are wise to their game. Wise yes, but sadly coupled with a bit of cowardliness for no Republican has dared to challenge the nightmare that is political correctness to say the bottom line truth that for Democrats it’s all about the “dreamers”…and of course the “illegals”…votes.
If only President Trump would publicly state this truth for only then would the ongoing battle be laid to rest as the Democrats and the media would collectively have a major meltdown for truth is something they are in no way prepared to handle…as they run head first into a brick wall…pun ever so intended.
And so it’s over the “dreamers” and the “illegals” to be a bit less of a degree…not the 800,000 furloughed workers…especially the “dreamers” and their potential 2020 election changing votes…that has Pelosi demanding that President Trump reopen the partial government shutdown before they will even consider inviting him to speak before Congress or allotting him even one bloody dime of funding for what would be the denying Democrats even more votes…wall.
A temporary fix to DACA is what Trump proposed and that is not acceptable as Democrats demand nothing less than a permanent solution…a solution that equates to amnesty for the “dreamers” thus garnering Democrats a major boost to their voting rolls. And the Democrats are willing to throw the 800,000 government workers now furloughed under the bus to get those coveted votes.
But first we must understand the legalities or lack thereof regarding both the “dreamers” and the “illegals” in general, and how both come into play in this standoff…in this now tit-for-tat political game.
Briefly, some legal scholars say that because the Constitution’s provisions apply to “personhood” and “jurisdiction” and use the term “people” or “person” instead of “citizen” that all its laws apply to every and anyone physically on U.S. soil, whether or not they are a U.S. citizen. And some of those same legal scholars go so far as to say that “illegals” are afforded the basic rights “We the People” have under the Bill of Rights, such as the freedom of religion and speech, the right to due process, and most importantly equal protection under the law.
However, contrary to what the Democrats and their legal eagles say, “undocumented immigrants”… “illegals”…are truly not privy to all the rights held by we citizens, two key rights of which are the fact that “illegals” cannot vote in state or in national elections…even though we know well that in certain states they most assuredly do…and that they are subject to our immigration laws whether they or their Democrats enablers like it or not. In specific, while the Constitution does not provide an affirmative grant of the right to vote, a series of amendments…as in the 15th, 19th, 24th, and 26th amendments…all clearly list the qualifications for voting being for American “citizens” alone…with “citizens” being the operative word.
Also, as per other legal scholars, the executive branch…as in President Trump…does have “broad authority” to determine whether those we call “illegals” have a right to even be in our country. And until “illegals” have passed through immigration control and gone through “due process,” they are not technically nor legally on U.S. soil “thanks to a legal fiction or counterintuitive legal understanding that carves out an exception to the normal rule,” so says Jennifer Gordon, a professor of immigration law at Fordham University Law School.
And again whether the Democrats like it or not President Trump can legally close our southern border or any of America’s borders if need be, with his legal justification being found within Section 215 of the Immigration and Nationality Act (INA)…an act which clearly states that the president can do whatever he must in order to “safeguard the nation and its citizenry.” And that is what President Trump is trying to do with his wanting to build the wall for he knows that while a wall will not keep everyone out who wants in, it surely will slow down the number of “illegals” who are coming here solely for their share of the Democrats promised “free stuff” in exchange for their votes.
Remember, nowhere in the Constitution does it say that the president cannot protect our nation’s borders with a wall for nowhere in the Constitution is a wall even mentioned let alone alluded to. This means that in the end Trump will get that wall built one legal way or another while the Democrats will continue using the plight of the “dreamers” and the government workers currently furloughed as their way to try and manipulate President Trump into reopening the 25% of the government currently shutdown while at the same time working behind closed doors to see that the much needed wall does not get built.
And Pellosi’s using the “dreamers” as one of her leveraging tools against both President Trump and his latest compromise proposal is not a wise idea for the Obama 2012 initiated DACA program is in and of itself illegal. How so…simply, Obama did not go through Congress to initiate the DACA program, something he most assuredly should have done. In fact, Obama himself has in the past stated that he did lack the authority to grant such a “broad carve-out from deportation,” yet he did it anyway. However, DACA went uncontested in the courts until last year, when Texas Attorney General Ken Paxton initiated a lawsuit arguing that DACA was illegal.
Judge Andrew S. Hanen, in his ruling, found that Obama did indeed exceed his Constitutional powers when he created a program that basically granted a “broad amnesty from deportation” to an entire class of people, in this case the so-called “dreamers.” Stating in his decision that he was bound by precedent in a 2015 case that struck down a similar but broader Obama-era amnesty program…as in DAPA…a program encompassing four million parents who crossed the border illegally but who have U.S. citizen or legal immigrant children, as well as expanding the DACA program itself. Stating there was little “practical difference” between DACA and DAPA, Judge Hanen found that if DAPA was illegal, then DACA was just as “likely illegal” as well.
And on appeal, the 5th U.S. Circuit Court of Appeals also ruled that DACA, with its “broad attempts to create immigration policy through deferred action” violated the Immigration and Nationality Act (INA).
And this ruling led the Democrats to once again play tit-for-tat by using the argument that several other courts ruled that Trump’s original wanting of a DACA phaseout is just as likely illegal. And when you add both musings together the takeaway becomes that while Obama’s granting what amounts to amnesty is indeed illegal so too, according to some, is Trump’s past efforts to phase said amnesty out. And this translates into something we have known all along…the solution to the “dreamers” issue must come from Congress, as per the Constitution, but with Nancy Pelosi blocking every solution President Trump proposes has allowed us to reach the point we find ourselves at today…and it’s a point where the Supreme Court might or might not take on the case of DACA.
So, as I write this article many Republicans are angry at President Trump for what they perceive as his caving to Nancy Pelosi regarding the State of the Union Address. But what these folks forget is that the battle our president is fighting with Pelosi is not over a venue or a date for his giving the Address, but is a battle for getting the funding for the much needed wall v. the Democrats garnering 700,000+ “dreamer” votes…enough votes to possibly turn all future elections in the Democrats favor. And that alone is why Nancy Pelosi is demanding a permanent solution to DACA along with them being granting an expedited “pathway” to become citizens as amendments to the Constitution clearly state that only citizens can vote.
Nancy Pelosi is using the current plight of the 800,000 temporarily furloughed government workers as but a ploy and a diversion to reach her intended goal, but I have a feeling that President Trump knows her plan well as well as he knows that even the State of the Union Address can wait…the wall cannot. So the naysayers on our side need to cut him some slack for Trump knows well what he’s doing…maybe even soon declaring a “national emergency” and appropriating the needed wall funds…Nancy Pelosi be damned.
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