About Me

In writing the "About Me" portion of this blog I thought about the purpose of the blog - namely, preventing the growth of Socialism & stopping the Death Of Democracy in the American Republic & returning her to the "liberty to abundance" stage of our history. One word descriptions of people's philosophies or purposes are quite often inadequate. I feel that I am "liberal" meaning that I am broad minded, independent, generous, hospitable, & magnanimous. Under these terms "liberal" is a perfectly good word that has been corrupted over the years to mean the person is a left-winger or as Mark Levin more accurately wrote in his book "Liberty & Tyranny" a "statist" - someone looking for government or state control of society. I am certainly not that & have dedicated the blog to fighting this. I believe that I find what I am when I consider whether or not I am a "conservative" & specifically when I ask what is it that I am trying to conserve? It is the libertarian principles that America was founded upon & originally followed. That is the Return To Excellence that this blog is named for & is all about.

Monday, December 1, 2014

BO Is No Ordinary Lame Duck

BO's recent executive action – the biggest rewrite of U.S. immigration policy in decades – has taught Republicans, & for that matter the entire country, that BO is no ordinary lame duck content on just living out his days in the White House the last two long years of his presidency.  BO is intent on continuing his destructive anti-American plans right up to 12 noon on January 20, 2017.
BO's latest onslaught will allow over four million illegal aliens who are parents of children born in America, who are claimed to be American citizens – but not by me, to obtain work permits that allow them to apply for work legally.  The executive action removes the threat of deportation for these people.  An additional 270,000 people are eligible for protection from deportation under the Deferred  Action for Childhood Arrivals (DACA) expansion that is also part of BO's executive action.  All tolled almost five million illegal aliens initially benefit – more to come.
So much for the sensitivities of the people who are following the legal steps to become citizens & are still waiting in line or the concerns for low income working Americans who have been out of work for many months & now face additional competition for the few jobs that are available from the illegals who will come out of the shadows on January 1.  Like the rest of us, these people who are trying to follow the rules, are all pawns to BO.
Now just what steps can the Republicans take to counter BO's executive actions?
1.  Republicans can't pass a comprehensive immigration bill because BO cannot be trusted to enforce the parts of the bill he does not like such as securing the border – whatever that really means – just think, what does it mean?  Accordingly passing a bill, as he dares Republicans to do, leads to BO's checkmate of the Republican Party in that the floodgates open for future Democrat voters as BO lets in only those who please him.  If Republicans do not have enough firepower to stop this latest offensive they will be even more disarmed after getting in deeper by passing a legal bill enforced @ random by BO. 
2.  Republicans can't withhold funds from BO's plans because U.S. Citizenship & Immigration Services (CIS), the DHS agency that will finance BO's programs, is self funding in that it collects fees for its services – i.e., - Congress has no power of purse control over them.
3.  Republicans have the option to take BO & his obvious unconstitutional actions to court but we all know how that worked out in 2012 with the legal challenge to ObamaCare.  Republicans could lose again thereby setting another dangerous legal precedent as if we need another dangerous legal precedent.  Courts supposedly don't want to get involved in battles between the two elected branches – they often dismiss the lawsuits as "political questions" to be decided by the electorate – I wish someone would have told that to Roberts in 2012 in the ObamaCare case.
4.  With none of the above options viable (& throw in the fool's errand impeachment option as another) it is best for Republicans to work with their own agenda like the Keystone XL pipeline & spoon feed any immigration bills one @ a time thereby constantly drumming home BO's unconstitutional executive actions.  Elections have consequences & this is the best way for Americans to learn them – the hard way.  It is best to let the next two years play out with Republicans taking the most positive action possible on all of the issues.
BO has obviously painted Boehner & McConnell in a corner – for now.  To come out of this corner every action they take should be to present an agenda of optimism & prosperity where freedom is the supreme principle.


  1. Doug - So you are saying the Republicans should surrender? In short that would make Obama and all those that follow him into office dictators.

    We have three branches of government. Obama has clearly overstepped his bounds (something those on the left continually do). If Boehner and McConnell don' t have the brains and guts to take him on, they should call up Monica Lewinsky and inquire if her "presidential knee-pads" are for sale.

    The Republicans have no choice, they need to take Obama to court and clearly make their case about the unconstitutional action he has taken. And I mean clearly, Republicans in court are generally as incompetent as they are when trying to do public relations.

    Another angle that needs to be noted; the Republicans may not be too upset about this power grab. The reason?
    Cheap labor? Partially but not the real reason.

    Increased power when they are in possession of the White House? Partially as well. You notice these clowns talk a good game but they love power (for the most part) as much as the fellows on the other side.

    The real reason? Social Security and Medicare. Both sides know they are running a Ponzi scheme. Rick Perry was the only presidential contender who had the guts to point that out during the last election cycle.

    Our esteemed "leaders" in DC know this and are desperate to figure out how to raise revenue for both bankrupt programs without raising the FICA tax. (BTW, another big plus for The FairTax that isn't nearly mentioned enough). They want to make sure they can keep the scam going until they get out of Dodge (retire) before it collapses. Then they can go on Talk Shows and explain how this new Congress and President weren't statesman like themselves ("They didn't put together a comprehensive package like we did, Bob") and "they" let it collapse.

    That is why it is our job to let the American public know what the game really is. Call them out on it, call out Obama, Congress and the courts.

    Just as a full disclosure note; I do believe we need immigration reform. There is no way you get rid of the illegals that are here in any meaningful numbers. But NO REFORM, no deals should be made until the borders are controlled. It wouldn't be a bad idea to also remind the American people that Congress, the President and the courts did not do their job over the last 40 years in controlling those borders. Otherwise any attempts at immigration reform are a joke.

    1. If I thought we should surrender I would not be writing this blog. We have to face the reality that the country is hanging by a thread just about ready to go over the statist cliff. Elections have consequences & if the people do not learn these consequences @ some substantial cost John Galt will never appear. Having the Supreme Court decide the matter is not constitutional in & of itself - neither was the ObamaCare case as I wrote & explained many times. Step one is not to secure the border, whatever that means, but to decide if we want these illegals in the country to begin with. After not enforcing the immigration laws for “the last 40 years” as you say, what makes you think 40 years from now we would not be talking about “the last 80 years”. Getting Boehner & McConnell to work with freedom being the supreme principle of their work is the best path – that will be hard enough for them to do.

      I know you are upset DC but we can get in deeper with more government shutdowns & setting additional dangerous legal precedents or passing comprehensive immigration plans that BO selectively follows to our further detriment.

      I think SS summed the post up very well when he responded below.

    2. Hi Doug - DC is frustrated. He clearly illustrates the feelings of the average Conservative. Maybe he can recall the way Reagan AKA the Great Communicator frustrated the Democrats in a similar fashion.

      What DC is really complaining about is -- there are no political geniuses on his team. Unlike the Democrats, the Republicans do not know what they stand for - their platform is seriously fractured. This became abundantly clear, during the recent debates, when the majority of Republicans conceded their keystone position on Pro-Life.

  2. Doug:

    It is painful to admit -- Obama is a political genius…

    He took the country far to the left, implemented his namesake program ObamaCare & checkmated the Republicans or as you say put them in a corner. AND he is not done…