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Has there ever been a presidential administration this hostile to the states it’s supposed to be serving?

First the Obama administration forced a one-size-fits-all health-care law on us that is breathtaking in its assumption of federal power – including a mandate on all citizens to buy insurance, and an “interstate commerce” fine for not getting off their couch and doing it. Never before has the government sought to fine otherwise law-abiding citizens for simply doing nothing, nor has the government ever had the power to order all of us to purchase a product (car insurance is not mandatory on all citizens, since driving is a privilege, not a right; breathing, on the other hand, is not optional).

More than half the states have found it necessary to go to court to overturn the health-care overreach – a fact that history books might look back on as the Obama Rebellion.

Now the Obama Justice Department is at war with a growing number of states over their attempts to stem the tide of illegal immigration – a task the federal government (over multiple administrations) has failed to do. South Carolina is the latest, after Arizona and Alabama.

South Carolina’s legislation makes it a state crime to be in the state illegally, and requires undocumented aliens to be reported to federal authorities. The Obama administration claims the South Carolina law “interferes with the federal government’s enforcement of immigration.” That’s odd. Years ago, a law requiring state officials to report federal lawbreakers to federal authorities would have been called “cooperation.” How times have changed!

It’s actually the federal government that ought to be dragged into court to answer for its abject failure to carry out its first and most fundamental charge: securing our borders and our national security.

For those of us who believe in the Constitution and the rule of law, it’s surreal, to say the least, to see an American presidential administration act in such openly hostile ways toward the states that make up this country. Even those states that have not enacted tough immigration laws and been sued by the feds should be alarmed and should stand with their brethren against this tyrannical federal government.

In every measurable way, this federal government is out of control – financially, legally, constitutionally and more.

Congress, too – without regard for party – should be outraged and alarmed at the extent to which this administration is bypassing it in order to legislate via executive order – also known as fiat. This president’s usurpation of legislative power is a concern not just for the opposition party, but for every current and future legislator of every stripe.

It’s as if our own government has declared war on America.

Where and when will it stop?

Apparently in court and next November.

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copperhead
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copperhead 11/07/11 - 06:08 am
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AMNESTY AMNESTY for all

AMNESTY AMNESTY for all undocumented workers. They must become citizens so they can "fundamentally change " America. Sponsor a future democrat voter today. You will love how they will change our(their)country,i promise. Learn spanish today before it is too late.

hounddog
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hounddog 11/07/11 - 06:33 am
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copperhead, well said
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copperhead, well said

copperhead
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copperhead 11/07/11 - 06:49 am
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Does anyone know why the feds

Does anyone know why the feds don't want to do anything about the 24+million undocumented worlers in the U.S.?

copperhead
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copperhead 11/07/11 - 06:52 am
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Workers not worlers

Workers not worlers

Riverman1
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Riverman1 11/07/11 - 09:32 am
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Yeah, common sense is being

Yeah, common sense is being sacrificed for politics. The raid in Evans the other day was interesting. The Columbia County Sheriff's Office was prepared like a SWAT team and thought you had to do a raid worthy of busting a drug ring. Sheriff Clay Whittle was proudly there on my 60 in TV leading the operation. He was rightly proud Columbia County was doing its part.

On the other hand, the feds were nonchalant, just telling the Mexicans to sit down outside and they would get to each of them in time. Know why? Because the feds deal with illegals every day and know they will simply be deported and be back in this country working using another name in a matter of days.

Common sense would tell you county deputies could go to a job site and ask to see the papers of Hispanic workers, but, nope. It's illegal to ask such questions. Drive around construction sites this morning and see if the raid with the media playing it up big made one iota of difference. Sheriff Whittle and the rest of us better learn a little Spanish and start drinking Tequila.

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Chillen 11/07/11 - 09:47 am
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"a fact that history books

"a fact that history books might look back on as the Obama Rebellion"

Unlikely. The history books have already been rewritten to reflect mostly liberal ideologies. I doubt they will ever criticize the messiah.

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rmwhitley 11/07/11 - 11:26 am
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Have y'all seen the video of
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Have y'all seen the video of the "boy wonder" storming out of a press conference by KICKING the door open? America's in much deeper trouble than we first percieved. obama is not only unstable, he's very dangerous.

onlysane1left
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onlysane1left 11/07/11 - 01:25 pm
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Funniest line of this op-ed:

Funniest line of this op-ed: "Never before has the government sought to fine otherwise law-abiding citizens for simply doing nothing, nor has the government ever had the power to order all of us to purchase a product (car insurance is not mandatory on all citizens, since driving is a privilege, not a right; breathing, on the other hand, is not optional)."

Ask any health insurance company if you have a right to covered by them if you are uninsured and need medical help! Getting medical help, currently, is a priviledge, not a right and some hospitals have the right not to give you the complete help you need, if you don't have ability to pay. Darwinian economics rules here in the US: you will survive only if you are fit to pay!

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dstewartsr 11/07/11 - 03:39 pm
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"...a fact that history books

"...a fact that history books might look back on as the Obama Rebellion..."

It will be treated in the liberal theology which (re)writes our history as a "class struggle" with the Kenyan outsider as a benevolent lincolnesque figure trying to wrest from the greedy classes money to dignify the lives of those less fortunate.

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