Published by American Thinker on 11/21/14
Listening to members of the Obama administration trying to explain President Obama’s plan for amnesty for illegal aliens offers evidence that they still think like very young children, particularly when they are trying to avoid being blamed for anything that happens.
Most parents will immediately recognize any phrase out of a child’s mouth that begins with “Well, I wasn’t really running when…” is what any inveterate gambler would call a “tell” that gives away an attempt to hide what that child either actually did, or lets you know that what you are about to be told is a bare-faced lie.
For Obama, offering “amnesty” for millions of “illegal aliens” or “undocumented aliens” or some other linguistic legerdemain for a description of who is going to benefit from Obama’s actions. But that sort of language contortion acknowledges that some law has been broken.
So one can only be forced to assume that Obama and Company would prefer that you skip over the definition where “amnesty” might, even in a remote way, actually be sort of a pardon for what would actually be a crime. Rather Obama would prefer that amnesty means that it’s just an accommodation for only a minor transgression like jay-walking. Sort of saying “Nothing to see here, so move along.”
Sadly (but only for Obama) the word amnesty really is a synonym for pardon or forgiveness for a criminal act. Criminal acts are occasionally pardoned, but usually the pardon would only relieve the criminal of the remaining portion of their punishment for the crime for which they were found guilty, perhaps even the entirety of an unserved sentence. Crimes are pardoned occasionally, but not en masse.
So it appears that good ol’ Barry is going to provide amnesty to millions of people who want to live in the United States but really think it’s inconvenient to have to ask the government to grant them a legal authorization to live and work (and might actually be expected to pay state and federal taxes and support themselves and their families) in our country.
Did I just say “Millions”? Now that will really be doing something en masse.
But such an action by the administration is not amnesty nor a pardon. These criminal invaders of a sovereign nation have not been convicted of their criminal acts. The vast majority have never been arrested, never been tried and never been convicted, so being “forgiven” for their illegal behavior seems to be impossible.
That would be about the same as offering amnesty to 30 million drivers for speeding when none were ever stopped by a cop.
Obama’s amnesty is supposed to be given to non-Americans for illegally entering our nation.
Apparently they will also be forgiven for crossing our border illegally during the last few hours of pregnancy so that their child will be born and provide an alien Mommy with an “anchor baby”. Anchor babies will insure that neither mother nor child will be sent back to the nation where this child’s mother was impregnated, and where she carried the fetus for all but the last day or two of the entire pregnancy. Obviously Obama’s amnesty is based on the long relationship mommy had with America.
For any reader of a leftist mindset, that last sentence is sarcasm, just in case you wondered.
These illegal aliens will be forgiven for taking a job from an unemployed American, because (we are told) that there are jobs that Americans are unwilling to do themselves. If Obama is going to base any of his amnesty on that imagery, is there proof available? Is such proof being supplied by Professor Gruber, by any chance?
Are these illegal aliens paying normally required income taxes on the revenue that they earn as employees doing these jobs that legal Americans are unwilling to do themselves? If they are not, how do they avoid getting their employer to avoid deducting such taxes? If the employers are abetting this criminal tax avoidance, will they too be given a pardon?
Perhaps all these questions are addressed by the brilliant Senators and Congresspersons who are feverishly working on what is being called Comprehensive Immigration Reform. Of course I’m probably not as well informed as to what questions are being addressed, understood and fully agreed upon as those Congressional members, geniuses in the White House or the PhD highly paid “consultants” from top flight colleges such as M.I.T. or Harvard, but the questions need to be both asked as well as clearly answered before this Executive Order by Barack Hussein Obama wastes a drop of ink in its drafting.
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