Merry Christmas, Happy Hanukkah, Kool Kwanzaa, Super Solstice, and Fantastic Festivus (Did I cover all my politically correct bases there? Would hate for the Diversity Police to come after me) to all my dear “Gregorian Rant” readers.
I’ve been away from ranting for awhile, as I’ve been too busy with life outside teh interwebz, but hopefully I’ll be able to revive the Rant. No shortage of crap to rant about lately, but thought I’d focus on the amnesty issue.
It’s now officially official. Our constitutional republican form of government in the United States of America is dead.
In a move which even Obama himself earlier said is outside his constitutional powers as President, he issued a despotic “executive order,” which would effectively issue amnesty to over 10 million illegal aliens living in the U.S.
After winning both houses of Congress in a landslide, the Elephants joined with the Jackasses (in another heartwarming display of bi-partisanship) to agree to spend another $1.1 trillion of taxpayer dollars in the “CRomnibus” (sounds like a monster from a bad sci-fi flick) bill, which includes full funding for Obama’s executive amnesty, as well as Obamacare, and countless pork barrel and pay-off spending.
The GOP “leadership” stands exposed as the complete frauds they are, having lied to their conservative constituents in their promises to defund Obamacare and oppose amnesty, when they intend to do neither.
The refusal of the Republican establishment in Congress to use their constitutional power of the purse to oppose Obama’s lawlessness is more than simply a matter of spineless cowardice (though they are spineless cowards). After all, even cowards can sometimes be goaded to courage if pressed hard enough. The Chamber of Commerce crony capitalists, who have the GOP establishment bought and paid for, love amnesty because it lowers the cost of labor.
Of course, this despotic violation of constitutional separation of powers was celebrated by those predictably pious cheerleaders of the almighty socialist state, the American Bishops. The liberal Archbishop of Chicago, Blasé Cupich, loudly praised Obama’s unlawful executive actions, even saying that the aspirations for people to immigrate illegally were “placed in their hearts by God.” So now, apparently, illegal immigration is God’s Will.
Funny how the same bleeding hearts who howl like banshees about the evils of “mixing religion and politics” whenever conservatives vote according to their religious conscience regarding matters such as abortion and marriage, have absolutely no problem when clergy and other public figures wrap themselves in “God” to promote favorite lefty causes such as amnesty and global warming.
The good archbishop and other progressive Catholics who insist that liberal Democrat policies are nothing less than Catholic Teaching in action, or even the Will of the Almighty Himself, conveniently forget the cautions of St. John Paul the Great against the welfare state and unchecked immigration.
If they were wise, the Catholic bishops would think twice before throwing their enthusiastic support to Obama’s dictatorial activity, which will likely come back to bite them. They should have learned something from their support of socialized medicine and the contraception mandate. The reality is that amnesty will undermine efforts to improve the lot of the poor and underprivileged in this country, by lowering the price of labor, and increasing competition for labor, keeping more citizens unemployed.
In addition, as I covered in an earlier Rant, if the Democratic plan to use amnesty to change to demographics to create a permanent Democratic majority works, Catholic pro-life and pro-marriage efforts will be seriously undermined.
Once more, the U.S. Bishops are useful idiots, pious pawns and dupes of those in positions of worldly political power.
And even if they think Obama is right in principle on amnesty, Catholics should be hesitant to support this kind of unchecked executive power by the president, and the precedent it sets. The next unconstitutional “executive order” (whether by Obama or a future president) may not be so to their liking.
If this amnesty order goes unthwarted, the Democratic Party leaders, who want to ensure their party’s permanent unchecked rule, win. As do the GOP-supporting big business leaders who want cheap labor. It’s the rest of us that lose.