DACA and Guns...Two Hot-Button Issues of Contention
By: Diane Sori / The Patriot Factor / Right Side Patriots on American Political Radio
“The DACA program — which provides work permits and myriad government benefits to illegal immigrants en masse — is clearly unlawful.”
- White House Deputy Press Secretary Raj Shah
But first, why exactly is DACA illegal and why is the judge's ruling itself a “flawed legal premise”... because under our Constitution Congress has “plenary authority” over immigration...meaning Congress alone has complete and absolute power to take action on a particular issue with no limitations, in this case immigration. The president, on the other hand, only has the authority delegated to him by Congress and Congress never gave then-President Obama the power to provide what is called “pseudo-amnesty” and government benefits to illegals...which is exactly what his DACA program did.
And so in 2012, Obama went ahead and put DACA in place via executive order, thus unconstitutionality providing the above stated “pseudo-legal status” for illegal minors brought to our country by their knowingly law breaking illegal parents. Promising them they would not be deported as well as providing them with work authorization and access to Social Security and other government benefits like welfare and Medicaid...promises he had no legal right to make...Obama willfully and with malice ignored all previous immigration laws passed by Congress...laws that did not give this president nor any president the ability to do so. In fact, Congress has rejected other bills to provide illegals just such benefits.
And then to make matters even more grievous and snub his nose at our Constitution yet again, in 2014, again via executive order, Obama sent in motion what he called DAPA (the Deferred Action for Parents of Americans and Lawful Permanent Residents program). And this program would also provide those DACA parents who have lived in the U.S. since 2010, with what was now being referred to as an “administrative amnesty,” while also giving them renewable three-year work authorizations and access to many other government benefits...benefits similar to those received by illegals now already covered under his constitutionally illegal DACA program.
In other words, one constitutional battle won leaving one constitutional battle to go.
But know that DACA suffers from exactly the same constitutional “challenges” as DAPA did and as such, I believe, as do many others, that President Trump has every legal right afforded him under the Constitution to negate...in this particular case to phase out...an unconstitutional executive order put in place by a president who willfully did not honor the very document he swore his allegiance to.
So how do we constitutionally solve the conundrum of DACA when blue states want DACA kept in place so those recipients continue to receive benefits in return for their voting the Democrat party line... never forget it's all about votes...we solve it in the way the illegal issue should have always been dealt with...we debate it in the very halls of Congress and institute a constitutionally sound legislative “fix”...a "fix" not involving the White House where it never had any business being in the first place.
But by not allowing...actually by not forcing...Congress to fully negate Obama's unilateral and so unconstitutional overreach...two dangerous precedents would be set...first would be a precedent that weakens our constitutionally mandated balance of powers and second would be a precedent that would actually jeopardize our constitutional republic itself. And we all know President Trump rightfully would never allow that.
So in the end, and only time will tell, I do believe that the DACA issue will be resolved in President Trump's favor by the Supreme Court (if not before by Congress itself) as the 9th Circuit Court rarely reverses its decisions. And Trump also knows well that the justices sending it back to the lower court was nothing but a “procedural ruling” that follows the law as laid out in the Constitution...something our Democrat friends are more than willing to ignore.
And something else the Democrats ignore...most willingly I assure you...is that 'We the People's' Second Amendment right to keep and bear arms is something that will not go away. They can whine and scream all they want but the facts are that the NRA kills no one...guns do not kill people, people kill people...and its he or she who pulls a trigger that is the guilty party alone in any deaths that may occur. The sooner Democrats and some bleeding hearts supposedly on our side accept these facts the safer we will all be.
The Constitution is sacred to us...after all it's the law of our land...and it's what protects us from a chance that our government will run amok for it protects us against the type of government our Founders and Framers rebelled against in order to create this country...this republic. And it's the Second Amendment that gives us both a physical and tangible way to protect ourselves and our loved ones from those wishing to us harm.
Simply put...we need more good guys with guns, beyond just the police, to protect us from bad guys with guns...and at times that includes protecting ourselves from government officials who know that by we citizens merely being in possession of guns is what helps keep our government in check. But unfortunately, as we are now seeing in the weeks after the February 14th Parkland, Florida school shooting, sometimes that does not keep our politicians in check...obviously the gun control spewing Democrat politicians but sadly now including Republican politicians supposedly but no longer on the Constitution's side.
So what is my governor's solution to keeping Florida's students and teachers safe...it's a six-step band-aid plan that first, increases funding to protect schools...second, puts the focus in Florida on strengthening law enforcement... third, tightens gun restrictions on those with mental health issues...fourth, raises the legal age to buy any gun to 21...fifth, bans the sale of bump stocks (the added on device that allows a gun to fire like an automatic)...and lastly, Scott's plan includes what he calls a “red flag law” which would allow families or authorities to go to court and request guns be taken away from someone they think is a threat because of mental illness or threatening statements they’ve made.
And while Gov. Scott freely admitted that there are some states where teachers already are armed, he still misguidedly wants the main focus in Florida to be strengthening law enforcement. Saying that, "I have $500 million expectations out of my legislature. I've been talking to them all weekend. I'm going to focus every day on making sure we get that money and we get the law enforcement and we get the mental health counselors. We're going to do the right things in our state," what Gov. Scott forgets is that mental health councilors mean not a thing when it's the mentally ill who most easily slip through the bureaucratic cracks just like Parkland's Marjorie Stoneman Douglas shooter Nikolas Cruz did.
Continuing to spout his band-aid fix, Gov. Rick Scott said that, "I believe we ought to make sure we have law enforcement presence, we make sure they're trained”..."I want to make sure that all our budgets go through our sheriff's departments to make sure that they know how the money is going to be spent, because they're responsible for our law enforcement." Oh really, honestly I don't care how the monies are spent for the only thing that will give parents a true sense of security is knowing that teachers have a chance to protect their precious children by fighting back, because in the time it takes for the police to be called and then to arrive could see it being their child who is shot dead.
DACA and guns...two contentious issues...two issues that can be successfully resolved if only our politicians on both sides of the aisle would look passed their party's and their personal agendas...after all that's exactly what they were elected to do.
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Today, Friday, March 2nd from 7 to 9pm EST on American Political Radio, RIGHT SIDE PATRIOTS Craig Andresen and Diane Sori discuss the two hot-button issues of DACA and guns; another aspect of the Parkland school shooting; and important news of the day.
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