Let’s admit it: this is all OUR fault.
It was WE who allowed Obama to be elected not once, but twice. It was WE who allowed the Senate to maintain a Liberal majority. And as a result, we’re witnessing our nation’s complete free-fall into Banana Republic territory.
What else can we call it?
From Obama’s newest business-killing “pivot” to Climate Change, to his inexplicable desire to conduct Peace Talks with terrorists, to his repeated attacks on 2nd Amendment rights, to the panoply of scandal which has rocked (yet mysteriously not toppled) his Administration, we’re now privy to a Federal Government which enables the most destructive dreams of the Left to become horrific, Constitution-inverting reality.
This is perfectly encapsulated by the current Immigration battle on Capitol Hill, which in turn is a replay of the whole Obamacare fiasco.
Ted Cruz nailed this: From the very beginning, the entire Immigration Bill ruckus bore all the same earmarks of Obamacare: the reek of phony populism, coupled with the same fear-mongering from the Left. It had the same hyperventilating and demagoguery, and the same “off the record, on the QT and very hush-hush” secrecy concerning the particulars of the bill, …until the moment they sprang it on the American people.
Then, after the most abridged of debates and at the very last minute, they changed the whole dang-blasted monstrosity (over the weekend, yet!), demanding a vote before anyone even had a chance to read it.
This is no longer anything even resembling a Representative Republic: this is now Tyranny.
As I mentioned earlier, Senator Ted Cruz nailed all of this. He seems to be one of a depressingly few Republicans who can’t be bought off or bullied into silence.
That’s it: for all of the flowery praise being heaped upon this legislative pile of excrement, it’s just another in a series of Washington’s bait-and-switch ploys to get what they want, and to heck with the country.
But why would many in Congress who are supposedly against Amnesty (and make no mistake: that’s exactly what this is) agree to this deal?
It can be attributed to either greed or naïveté: the new 1,200-page Corker-Hoeven Amendment, which basically just replaces the previous version of the Immigration Bill, holds all sorts of new, super-sized promises… few if any of which will ever be realized.
Mickey Kaus analogized it this way:
A man comes into your restaurant. You recognize him–he’s a guy who ate a $100 meal last year and said he’d pay later, but he stiffed you. Now he’s back and wants another meal on credit. He senses you are wary and makes a new offer. “This time I’ll pay you … $2 million! How can you refuse? It’s 2 million dollars!”
You get the idea. Just try and collect….
None of the new promises being made to push this bill will be worth a Confederate dollar once this is made law. As with Obamacare, the Left has proven themselves perfectly willing to lie, lie, and then lie some more. Their purpose is noble, they tell themselves, so a lie told in pursuit of the greater truth must be righteous.
Uhhh, no. It’s simply a bigger, bolder, balder lie.
So here’s a promise, from one concerned citizen to another: if we continue to allow these lies to go unchallenged; if we don’t hound our elected representatives into listening to us; if we simply turn away from the news and ‘hope for the best’; if we just shrug and mutter ‘what can I do?’…
…this behavior will continue, and become even worse.
And make no mistake: THAT will be our fault, too.