President Obama, through the agency of his pet ape, Attorney General Eric Holder, has filed a federal lawsuit against the state of Arizona in an attempt to destroy the state’s new law against illegal immigration. While the case will be formally called The United States v. Arizona on the court’s docket, it should be called Obama v. America.
This is not just an attack upon the state of Arizona; it is an attack upon the good people of America, the vast majority of whom support Arizona’s SB 1070.
In their 25-page complaint, President Obama’s lawyers argue that Arizona’s measures are pre-empted by federal immigration laws and policies, the supremacy and interstate commerce clauses of the Constitution, and by Supreme Court precedent, all of which, Obama’s myrmidons claim, have established that immigration matters are exclusively under federal power to enforce or not as they see fit.
The nation’s immigration laws reflect a careful and considered balance of national law enforcement, foreign relations, and humanitarian interests. Congress has assigned to the United States Department of Homeland Security, Department of Justice,and Department of State, along with other federal agencies, the task of enforcing and administering these immigration-related laws. In administering these laws, the federal agencies balance the complex – and often competing – objectives that animate federal immigration law and policy. Although states may exercise their police power in a manner that has an incidental or indirect effect on aliens, a state may not establish its own immigration policy or enforce state laws in a manner that interferes with the federal immigration laws.
This, coming from the man and his administration who have previously had no problems with states passing laws that directly contradict existing federal laws, is equally pathetic and pernicious. It plainly shows that he has no respect for America’s laws and is only concerned about threats to his perceived authority and to his agenda, which is far more about placating the Hispanic voters than it is about enforcing a solid and sane set of immigration laws and policies.
Yes, it’s Obama v. America but be assured that, one way or another, America will win.
Keep your eyes open. Travel light but load heavy, and always put another round in the enemy after they’re down. 😉