By Alden L. Benton
“The natural liberty of man is to be free from any superior power on Earth, and not to be under the will or legislative authority of man, but only to have the law of nature for his rule.”
With the national unemployment rate stuck at 9.1 per cent, the Obama administration has announced a new jobs policy: allow illegal aliens to take jobs away from American citizens and legal residents.
CNS News reports (Napolitano: DHS Authorizing Illegal Aliens to Work in U.S.) that Senator Charles Grassley asked Homeland Security Secretary Janet Napolitano the following question, “According to the information from your department, some individuals who are given relief will obtain work authorizations. So people with no right to be in the country will be allowed to work here. Is that correct?”
The answer to Senator Grassley‘s question is YES. Secretary Napolitano referred to “the administration’s policy of exercising ‘prosecutorial discretion’ in the enforcement of the immigration laws, her department is currently authorizing some illegal aliens to work in the United States,” according to the CNS News report.
Never mind the 14th amendment guarantee of equal protection under the law. Never mind the fact that the moment anyone, from anywhere, sets foot on American soil without the proper documentation, they become a criminal.
Since when did the United States government turn a blind eye towards criminal behavior? Since when did the United States government stop protecting the rights of its own citizens?
There are, according to Bureau of Labor Statistics data (BLS Press Release), 14 million Americans without work and nearly 6.2 million of them (44.6 per cent) have been out of work for 27 weeks or longer.
These numbers don’t even consider those people who have used up their unemployment benefits and have stopped looking for work. If these people were counted in the unemployment data, the jobless rate would more than double. Can you say 20 per cent, Mr. President?
Minorities and youth fare even worse.
While the discussion continues on how we should deal with illegal immigration (see my blog post: An Ethical and Moral Solution), it is unconscionable that anyone who does not deserve to be here should be allowed to work, taking jobs away from citizens and immigrants who have come to the United States legally.
This is continuing evidence of President Obama’s lack of leadership, failed policies, and callous disregard for the well-being of citizens of the United States.
President Obama’s policies are destroying the nation’s economic might and making everyone a serf subject to an ever-expanding government. His policies seek to establish “economic justice” which, in reality, is code for making everyone (except his cronies) equally poor. He chooses which laws to enforce, and which not, based solely on the perceived political benefit; in this case, swelling the ranks of the Democratic Party and its labor union cronies.
To allow ANY criminal to take a job away from a law-abiding citizen is the ultimate obscenity.
In the words of a 2008 campaign sticker, “I’ll keep my religion, my money, and my guns. You keep the change.”
Only 458 days until NOBAMA Day, January 20, 2013, when Barack Hussein Obama joins the ranks of the unemployed.
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