Mr. President: U.S. Latinos Respect the Constitution, Too
Latino groups were fighting mad at the president in the 2010 midterms. They actually took Obama at his word when he promised to address immigration issues in 2008. But it took a backseat to his stimulus spending, and then took a backseat to his Obamacare fight. When confronted, he claimed:
I just have to continue to say this notion that somehow I can just change the laws unilaterally is just not true. We are doing everything we can administratively. But the fact of the matter is there are laws on the books that I have to enforce.
I laugh when liberals try to convince me of George W. Bush's supposed imperialism and lawlessness. And I have news for our president: not all Latinos are ignorant of the law; in fact, we American Latinos cherish our nation of laws. Some of us have studied our countries of origin, and now recognize when narcissistic thugs who sport the title "president" make unilateral decisions contradictory to established law or even their own prior claims.
I caution Mr. Obama not to believe the cover of Time magazine featuring illegals that arrogantly proclaims: “We are Americans. Just not legally.” It takes more to be an American than simply declaring yourself one.
The people of the world do not have a right to be an American. There is a process, as cumbersome as it is, to achieve that goal. It is my hope that legal U.S. Latinos will insist that the process of legal immigration be streamlined, while simultaneously insisting on the rule of law in the interim.
Legal Latinos value the rule of law as codified in the Constitution. It’s part of being an American.