“According to an original reading of the Constitution and Declaration, the intrusiveness that is an inevitable part of big government is an offense against its people.”
~ A.E. Samaan
By Alden L. Benton
Are illegal immigrants more important than needy American children covered by the Children’s Health Insurance Program (CHIP)?
The Democratic Party thinks they are.
On Friday, Senate Democrats voted against a Continuing Resolution (CR) to continue funding government operations, including (CHIP), because it did not protect the so-called Dreamers.
The “Dreamers” are minors brought into the United States illegally. The Deferred Action for Childhood Arrivals (DACA) program was an illegal Executive Order issued by Barack Obama. President Trump allowed DACA to expire, transferring responsibility to Congress to decide the issue.
The President’s duties are like the CEO of a large corporation issuing operational and policy directives for the company. The President does the same thing regarding all the departments and agencies under the control of the Executive Branch.
However, the President cannot issue orders that are, in effect, legislation. The Constitution is very clear that all legislation originates in Congress. DACA created a change in immigration law, bypassing Congress.
Now the DACA ball is in the hands of Congress and has become stuck in the quagmire of partisan politics.
The President ran on a platform of immigration reform and border control. Congressional Republicans generally support him on these issues.
Congressional Democrats however, blinded by demagoguery and ideology (not to mention their dream of a million new voters) have shut down the government.
Why? The resolution to continue funding did not include protection for a romanticized class of illegal immigrants.
According to the Conservative Tribune,
“Senate Democrats led by Chuck Schumer have now created quite the public relations predicament for themselves in that their immovable stance on demanding a DACA fix for illegal immigrants right now has essentially placed them in opposition to providing necessary funding for the military and one of their own favorite pet programs, the state Children’s Health Insurance Program.”
NBC reported, “More than 1.75 million children in 20 states and Washington, D.C., are at risk of losing their health insurance by the end of February if Congress does not reauthorize the Children’s Health Insurance Program.”
The shutdown will affect the military as well.
“Active-duty troops, as well as Guard and Reserve members, would not get paid during a shutdown unless Congress passes a separate piece of legislation to do so,” according to Task and Purpose.
This is an ideal time for conservatives to hold their ground and “Just Say No” to the self-serving antics of the un-American pervert and communist party.
The Democratic Party is living a lie. It cares nothing about minorities, children, national security, or morality and principles. Rather, it cares only about power — its own power — to promote its divisive and destructive ideology.
We must return to a nation of laws, eliminating the rule of the whims of men in power. We must return to the rule and limits of the Constitution.
The so-called shutdown is an opportunity to downsize the Federal leviathan to a bare minimum. Shrinking the beast would free the American people from the slavery and tyranny of an expensive, out of control, and overreaching government.
“Our present system is unique in world history, because over and above its physical and economic constraints, it demands of us total surrender of our souls, continuous and active participation in the general, conscious lie. To this putrefaction of the soul, this spiritual enslavement, human beings who wish to be human cannot consent. When Caesar, having exacted what is Caesar’s, demands still more insistently that we render him what is God’s — that is a sacrifice we dare not make!”
~ Aleksandr Solzhenitsyn
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