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Obama, the Sultan of Sob Stories

Slide1Originally posted at American Thinker

In order to advance his agenda, Barack Obama has become the sultan of sob stories.  For every unpopular policy he endeavors to impose, the president has busloads of individuals to fit every occasion.

Take for instance the president’s enthusiastic desire to curtail Second Amendment rights.  To address that issue, he has mentioned and put on display shooting survivor and former Arizona congresswoman Gabby “deserves a vote” Giffords many times.

Mr. Obama has spoken at prayer memorials, exploited the grieving families of the Sandy Hook victims, and given seats of honor at the State of the Union speech to slain Chicago teen Hadiya Pendleton’s parents, Cleo and Nat.  The president has read letters from terrified albeit amazingly articulate schoolchildren convinced that without drastic gun control measures they’ll be gunned down in school, and even went so far as to assume symbolic parenthood of shooting victim Trayvon Martin.

For immigration reform, we now know all about DREAM actors, those fresh-faced illegal immigrants that any American would be proud to see marry their son or daughter. In addition, we’ve heard stories about innocent Latinos just trying to buy ice cream cones for their children being harassed for their “papers” by mean xenophobes in Arizona.

On the subject of government-funded contraception, after she gave a lengthy breakdown of her yearly birth control expenses and shared harrowing stories of polycystic ovary syndrome, America was subjected to President Obama’s publicity stunt/conference call to comfort the maligned Sandra Fluke.

On healthcare reform, Barack Obama would be wise to make short work of the “life-or-death stuff” by hosting a Jerry Lewis-style telethon.  Then, in hopes of convincing America to submit to further government control out of pure guilt, Obama can sponsor a procession of heartrending tales ranging from multiple sclerosis to brain tumors.

Barack Obama abusing stories of hardship has reduced the leader of the free world into a kind of carnival barker whose masterful art of psychological manipulation involves showcasing the maladies of suffering people as if they were sideshow freaks.

Now, as the government shutdown drags on, the White House is falling back on that old standby: marshaling groups of people adversely affected by it.

Posted on the White House blog, acting Director of Digital Strategy for the Obama administration, Nathaniel Lubin, asked the following question: “How has the government shutdown affected you?  Share your story.”

But veterans in wheelchairs attempting to access the WWII Memorial only to find gates reinforced with chicken wire need not bother to register a complaint.

For everyone else, although the White House website is closed for business “Due to Congress’s failure to pass legislation to fund the government,” the White House blog will remain open in order to trawl for sob stories to be used as an emotional billy club to beat the Republican leadership into political submission.

By searching far and wide, it’s likely Democrats will be able to dig up stories of bawling children, desperate mothers, and demoralized federal workers cracking open their kid’s piggy banks to feed the family.  If that doesn’t work, there’s always people infected by rotaviruses because the CDC has furloughed researchers, as well as all manner of horrific examples of how a government shutdown has affected those that Barack Obama – the one who orchestrated it – is purposely attempting to make miserable.

And so, as the government shutdown drags on, and especially if John Boehner and Co. continue to listen to the wishes of the American people, expect to see catastrophic calamities as a backdrop for every statement Barack Obama makes in his typical efforts to blame a situation he caused on the Republicans.

Seizing Hairdryers and Emancipating Aliens

Immigrants_Released_03b10-300x247Next time you’re in a large crowd or eating a powdered cruller at Dunkin Donuts, try not to think about the fact that there are people coming over the border or arriving through customs from Asia with drug-resistant tuberculosis. Moreover, when you’re at the mall and you see a nervous-looking Middle Eastern-type guy pacing around with a backpack, shoo it away from your mind and don’t let anything stand between you and that hot Aunt Annie’s pretzel you’ve had a hankering for.

Furthermore, when you realize that the President can’t figure out that there’s a big difference between releasing 1,000 immigrants a week for three weeks versus releasing a “few hundred” in a couple of weeks, don’t let that stop you from demonstrating “The Harlem Shake” on Face Time.

The concern here isn’t “the high prevalence of infectious diseases and increasing movement of people across the borders.” No, what takes precedence over the infiltration of foreign contagions is our government making sure the produce guy handling the tomatoes in the supermarket is free to pass along a  deadly super bug without fear of reprisal or deportation.

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The Segregated SOTU Sympathy Skybox

pendleton-obama-2The most infuriating thing about the ‘Fat Tuesday’ State of the Union address was not the fact that bespectacled Bob Menendez (D-NJ), who is under investigation for having sex with underage prostitutes, was milling around in the crowd as if nothing is going on, or having to tolerate seeing elected officials act like hormonal teenagers grabbing at the President like he was Justin Bieber working a velvet rope line.

It wasn’t the president’s predictable left-wing drivel, or seeing a comatose Ruth Bader Ginsburg being propped up on either side by John Paul Stevens and Anthony Kennedy.

The most unnerving part of the event took place in the SOTU Sympathy Sky Box. As first lady Michelle got a standing ovation for God knows what, it was apparent that the gallery was packed with a diverse group of people there only because their stories supported the president’s anti-gun, pro-illegal immigrant, pro-woman, green ribbon-wearing, big-spending agenda.

Read the rest of the article at The Blacksphere

Sell a Kidney – Save an Illegal’s Life

met-kidney-transplant 1208 kmOriginally posted at American Thinker

Jorge Mariscal of Chicago, Illinois is a graphic design student who has lived in America illegally for 23 years.  When Jorge was a year old, his mother, Sonia Lopez, smuggled him over the border from Mexico into the United States.  From the age of 16, he required dialysis, and at 24 years old, he found himself in need of a kidney transplant.  Despite his illegal status and without fear of prosecution or deportation, Jorge brazenly stepped forward and demanded that a Chicago hospital provide him with a benefit he has no legal right to — a free kidney.

Originally, for lack of legal status, Mariscal thought a kidney transplant was out of the question here in the U.S. and contemplated returning to Mexico, perhaps in hopes of filching a fresh kidney from a headless corpse.

After hearing Jorge’s story, Reverend José Landaverde from Our Lady of Guadalupe Anglican Mission, located in Chicago’s Little Village neighborhood, felt duty-bound to help the man.  José said, “Jorge is [sic] a lot of hope for the community. I believe that the Gospel moves us to be in solidarity with one another.”

Before condoning illegal immigrants participating in unlawful behavior, Fr. Landaverde should really brush up on Romans:13:1-7, which says, “Let every person be subject to the governing authorities.”

Nonetheless, thanks to the reverend’s activism, Jorge stayed in America and continued to defy the law.  Then, after eight years of waiting for a kidney, Loyola University Medical Center succumbed to the continued pressure from José Landaverde’s group and agreed to cover the cost of transferring a kidney from his illegal border-crossing mother, Sonia, into Jorge.

In addition to Mariscal’s free treatment at Loyola, after Our Lady of Guadalupe sponsored a hunger strike in June, the hospital also agreed to assess another illegal immigrant, Lorenzo Arroyo, for a liver transplant.  Arroyo’s brother Elfego was also placed on the transplant waiting list at Chicago’s Rush University Medical Center.

After his successful surgery, and since his fellow South-Sider Barack Obama promised to make immigration reform a top priority, Mariscal is “excited about his future and grateful for the help he received.”  As a get-well present, Obama should propose that the remainder of Jorge’s graphic design education costs be DREAM-Acted into oblivion via the American taxpayer.

Mariscal said, “It feels great to have a second opportunity at life. It’s an overwhelming feeling. I don’t think I would have been happy in Mexico.”  Jorge clearly doesn’t realize that this is actually his third “opportunity at life” — the second one being when Mom stuffed him into her backpack and made her way north from Tijuana into San Diego.  As for Jorge being “unhappy in Mexico,” prison escapees are happier too once they’re on the outside — but if they’re apprehended, happiness isn’t an acceptable reason for letting them remain free.

Yet, despite Jorge’s euphoria, there is a hitch.  Until ObamaCare officially “launches the exchanges” in 2014, although currently outfitted with a free kidney, Jorge “[r]emains frustrated with a health care system that he worries might leave out an untold number of illegal immigrants in need of lifesaving treatments.”

Jorge the man who just received hundreds of thousands of dollars in free health care, shamelessly parroted the Democrats’ “health care is a right” mantra when he asked, “Why can’t we be treated the same?”  After all, where’s the fairness in American citizens getting first dibs on all the livers?

Notwithstanding being an undignified lawbreaker, Jorge is resolute in his belief that all illegals should be given equal consideration when it comes to organ transplant surgery, or what he describes as a “[c]hance to fight for our lives with dignity.”

On second thought, the president really should consider adopting Jorge’s philosophy on free organ transplants for illegals.  If Obama reassigned to the top of the list all the undocumented aliens who’ve been denied a kidney, heart, or liver merely because of their illegal status, it would reinforce the illusion of his staunch commitment to fairness.

Either way, Fr. José must have forgotten to tell Jorge that illegal aliens fraudulently get free prescription drug coverage through Medicaid all the time.  Alas, it seems that after the transplant, that pesky immigration issue has cropped up and complicated matters for Jorge again.  Because he’s illegal, the undocumented alien with the free kidney transplant may actually have to pay $10K a year, for the rest of his life, for medicine that ensures that Mom’s renal endowment remains in good working order.

Whatever the outcome, Jorge Mariscal and his new kidney have little to worry about.  With ObamaCare on the horizon, that looming $10,000 tab is sure to be picked up yearly, courtesy of individuals with legal driver’s licenses who bequeath their organs to be donated after they die, as well as those who, for lack of an organ similar to the one Mr. Mariscal just received for free, die while still on a waiting list.

So, from all those on the verge of selling a kidney to pay taxes, to every illegal alien in need of a free organ transplant: thank you for providing America yet another opportunity to accommodate your every need.

How About an American DREAM Act?

Originally posted at American Thinker blog

In the three and a half years since Barack Obama took office the American Dream has turned into an American nightmare.  Listening to him grant immunity to illegal immigrants in his DREAM Act speech makes one wonder whether the President, who seems very concerned about the future of young illegals, ever considers the predicament young law-abiding American Dreamers presently find themselves in thanks to him.

President Obama is either clueless or unconcerned that millions of Americans presently live in fear of never securing a good paying job, owning a home, or being able to adequately provide for their family. Whichever – whether he is clueless or unconcerned, neither option bodes well for America.

Lest we forget, young Americans are the primary ones who “study in our [taxpayer funded] schools, play in our neighborhoods” and proudly “pledge allegiance to our flag.” Children born and raised in this country are true “Americans in their hearts, in their minds, in every single way,” but they are also the ones being deprived of a future by a President who gives preference to illegals while ignoring the plight of the citizens he was elected to protect.

In his Rose Garden statement, President Obama encouraged the nation to put ourselves “in the shoes” of those brought here as children by parents and who have lived here more than five years. Instead of encouraging Americans to step into the shoes of illegals, maybe Barack Obama should step into the shoes of struggling Americans first.  It’s in those shoes that he would find that the real dreamers are those born and raised in this country.

Americans are the ones looking for jobs that no longer exist; Americans are the ones who have driver’s licenses but are so short on cash it’s hard to gas up the car, and those born in this country are the ones who watch as every other ethnicity except unhyphenated-American receives the greatest percentage of college scholarships.

In his DREAM Act announcement an emphatic Barack Obama contended that illegals should be given immunity because “it makes no sense to deprive talented young people who for all intents and purposes are Americans equipped to do the job — young people who want to staff our labs or start new businesses or defend our country simply because of the inaction of politicians who refuse to close the border.”  It’s hard to believe that the President didn’t hear his own words and realize that, unlike those “for all intents and purposes” Americans, actual Americans are the ones victimized by the negative impact of uncontrolled illegal immigration and his poor economic policies.

According to Barack Obama, over the next few months the Department of Homeland Security will be taking steps to “lift the shadow of deportation” from young illegals. While 12.7 million Americans remain unemployed, the President’s administration will be making sure “eligible individuals who do not present a risk to national security or public safety” — and inevitably some who do — will be freed from the shackles of illegality.  In addition, Dreamers will be given “temporary relief from deportation proceedings” and the ability to “apply for work authorization” in an already nightmarish job market.

Working around Congress and going it alone, the President said “This is a temporary stop-gap measure that lets us focus our resources wisely while giving a degree of relief and hope to talented, driven, patriotic young people.” What he forgot to mention is that this goal burdens and diminishes the hopes of “talented, driven, patriotic young” Americans who could have 800K fewer jobs available to them, therefore being pushed even further back in the unemployment line.

Granted, the nation is in need of “comprehensive immigration reform…reform that takes seriously our border security and lives up to our heritage as a nation of laws and [legal] immigrants.”  But that reform should be hashed out free of partisanship, with the legislative branch of the government crafting the law, and designed in a way that the priority is to benefit the best interests of the American people. In the meantime, the economy, not amnesty, should be the main focus so that young people who were born and raised in America can find a job.

Yet despite the struggle Americans endure, Barack Obama seems unfazed as he continues to promote conditions that benefit everyone except the American worker.  In the Rose Garden the President restated his commitment to illegals, saying, “And as long as I’m president, I will not give up on this issue, not only because it’s the right thing to do for our economy — and CEOs agree with me — not just because it’s the right thing to do for our security, but because it’s the right thing to do, period.”

Obama maintained that our nation’s most “cherished values” will be realized “[i]f there’s a young person here who has grown up here and wants to contribute to this society, wants to maybe start a business that will create jobs for other folks who are looking for work, that’s the right thing to do.” That little blurb sounds as if the President believes that illegals brought to this country by law-breaking parents are a potential route to employment for unemployed Americans who were born here. If he does, he couldn’t be more wrong!

What this country really needs is an American DREAM Act where, by upholding the law, jobs are freed up and filled by American Dreamers who are presently unemployed. A bill that says if you were born here, willing to pay for your own college or serve the land of your birth in the military, you should be the first one given the opportunity to work, start a business, or create a job, not an illegal alien.

Barack Obama’s Productive 24 Hours

Obama’s pre-Father’s Day agenda was packed with 24 hours of money grubbing and voting-bloc pandering.  Barack and Michelle returned from the “Sex and the City” cash grab in NYC just past midnight on Friday morning.  By midday, he was having a leisurely lunch with the four winners of the campaign contest ‘Dinner with Barack IV’ at DC’s Lincoln Restaurant.  The lunch was so laid-back that the President, who was due back for a 1:15 pm statement in the Rose Garden, didn’t arrive until 1:35 pm.

Obama then delighted young illegal immigrants by letting them know that they could finally emerge from diner kitchens all over America, free from the concern of deportation. And for the rest of the day, he gave his undivided attention to the LGBT community.

At 5:10 pm the President hosted a reception in honor of LGBT Pride Month, which does leave one wondering when Heterosexual Pride Month will be put on the President’s agenda and what kind of stuff will be on the buffet table for boring people who insist on marrying the opposite sex.

Nevertheless, until that special day becomes official, a military band staffed with DADT horn players performed jazz tunes at the White House, entertaining 500 partiers including newly-outed military personnel and their partners. The remaining non-military/non-homogeneous homosexuals, none of whom were reported to be wearing “I’m Out for Obama” T-shirts, were spiffily dressed just the same.

On the Gay Pride guest list were members of Congress, activists, CEO of Gay Men’s Health Crisis Marjorie Hill, Matt Bomer, star of the TV show White Collar, and California Lieutenant Governor Gavin Newsom, to name but a few.

The reception included a buffet that had a diverse display of delicious canapés.  For example, for bi-racial and mixed-race gay couples there were chocolate and vanilla mini cupcakes, and cheese poofs…sorry, puffs, which were daintily placed on tiered silver trays.

Making the LGBT atmosphere even more festive was the continual sound of the clinking of flutes, filled to the brim with bubbly champagne and served, in lieu of fruitcake or Twinkies, with LGBT gay pride rainbow cookies.

Wait – did the White House bakers really spend the morning decorating gay pride rainbow cookies? Indeed they did, and according to Steven Thrasher of the Big Gay Food Blog the colorful treats enjoyed by all those happy people were a “light and delicious a butter cookie…buttery, neither overly moist nor too flaky — with a rich, thick, rainbow colored frosting.”

It’s hard to believe it could be possible, but the event was ratcheted up a notch with an appearance from a guy who’s proved that he’s so eclectic and efficient that in one 24-hour period he hobnobbed for dollars with gilded Hollywood types, legalized illegal immigrants, threw a gathering for gays, and publicly admonished a pushy reporter.

Entering the room to the sound of cheers and applause, America’s very “first gay president,” Barack Obama, told the crowd, “We celebrate your joy at being able to come here, with your partners and your spouses to the White House.”

To more cheers, he then said that “As long as I have the privilege of being the president, I promise you, you won’t just have a friend in the White House, you’ll have a fellow advocate.” In his speech the President even compared gay struggles to women’s rights and civil rights, which was a comparison that must have been triply inspiring to any black lesbians in the group.

At that point, the only thing missing was Anderson Cooper handing out completed absentee voter ballots compliments of Obama for America and a short clip of Barry dancing with Ellen DeGeneres.

The fully evolved Barack Obama told the high-spirited group, “Americans may be still evolving when it comes to marriage equality but as I’ve indicated, personally Michelle and I have made up our minds on this issue.”

Sounding like he was still in the Rose Garden delivering his Dream Act speech, Obama then said he is working towards an America where “no matter what you look like or where you come from or who you love, you can dream big dreams and dream as openly as you want.”

Dreaming big dreams, one romantic guest named Scout proposed to the love of his/her life, the director of the National LGBT Cancer Network, Liz Margolies. Right about now, it all gets incredibly confusing because Liz, who doesn’t believe in marriage, gay or straight, said yes. Liz, who likely started out as a lesbian, and transgender partner Scout (full name: Scout), who started out as a woman but is now legally a man, which means that a Scout-Margolies union would be a perfectly legal heterosexual marriage.

Finally, Barack Obama, with his own family in tow, scurried off to Chicago. Otherwise, maybe after dealing so superbly will the illegal immigration issue earlier in the day he could have explained why a technically heterosexual couple made history for being the first gay couple to plan a marriage ceremony at an LGBT Pride reception at the White House.

Mr. ‘Cool’ Loses His Cool

Originally posted at American Thinker blog

In case America had any doubts about it, the word is out — no one questions Barack Obama, especially when he’s decided to sign an executive order that he knows is relatively unpopular. While exercising autonomy, pandering to the Latino vote, and taking yet another step forward in granting amnesty for good behavior to people he views as law-abiding lawbreakers, Mr. Cool lost his cool.

That guy in the Rose Garden handing down “It’s the right thing to do, period” was certainly a far cry from the suave, self-effacing guest of honor handing out hugs and air kisses at actress Sarah Jessica Parker’s house the other night. Like an authoritarian father reprimanding a child, when asked an out-of-turn question about his decision to grant semi-amnesty to illegal aliens, a prickly Obama pointed his finger at the reporter, shook it, and said: “I didn’t ask for an argument.”

The Republican-controlled Congress has already made the reasons clear as to why they oppose the Dream Act, also known as the Development, Relief and Education for Alien Minors Act.  Representative Steve King of Iowa, “one of the party’s strongest voices against illegal immigration, said Congress must first ‘re-establish the rule of law’ with illegal immigrants before offering any of them legal status.” Establishing the rule of law and firmly securing the border are two of the most important steps Barack Obama seems reluctant to take.

Instead, like an aggressive reporter who won’t take “No” for an answer, Barack Obama is pressing on with his amnesty plan and doesn’t appreciate anyone arguing or questioning him about it. After all, the purpose of circumventing the Congress is to avoid questions and arguments, isn’t it?

That is why go-it-alone Renegade Obama, who has already told America that “Where [Congress] won’t act, I will,” rebuked a ‘go it alone’ reporter blurting out a question when the President was mid-sentence. Clearly annoyed, Obama responded to the interruption in the following way: “Excuse me sir, this is not time for questions, sir. Not while I’m speaking.”

Barack Obama, the guy who does whatever he wants, whenever he wants, apparently doesn’t like it when other people think they can too.

Based on the way he behaved, either the President had one Cosmopolitan too many at the Sarah Jessica Parker shindig and was cranky, or Mr. Hyde made yet another unscheduled appearance in the Rose Garden.  Whatever the reason, the President of the United States denying a journalist an answer to a valid question, albeit one presented somewhat rudely, in such an undignified manner confirms that the charming “I Love You Back” Barack may smile warmly if among friends and supporters, but if someone challenges or disagrees with him, a disturbing dark side of Mr. Charming manifests.

The most recent rebuke in the Rose Garden is not the first time Barack Obama has lost his cool. Barry — who during 2011budget negotiations told Republicans “to act like grownups” —  apparently doesn’t think he needs to follow his own advice. The President noticeably demands a level of respect he refuses to extend toward those he perceives as political adversaries; just ask the Supreme Court, Fox News reporter Ed Henry, and Congressman and Republican wunderkind Paul Ryan (R-WI), to name just a few.

Then again, who wouldn’t be edgy with the Supreme Court’s decision on healthcare looming, an abysmal performance on the campaign trail in Ohio, and a Republican challenger who is advancing in the polls?

That is why what took place in the Rose Garden shouldn’t be about an immature/unprofessional reporter breaching protocol. Instead, the focus should be on the peevish attitude of a President who refuses to submit his autocratic agenda to the checks and balances that were established precisely to prevent the kind of borderline tyranny he seems to be engineering.  Moreover, what is also significant is the way Obama, when questioned about his decisions, rather than respond in a mature manner, bristles at anyone who dares address his megalomaniacal governing style.

If it wasn’t clear before, it is crystal clear now that the Obama administration has been and will continue to be diligently looking for “actions [they] can take without Congress.” Dream Act Lite is only one in a long list of troubling “executive actions” likely to be announced and acted upon “on a regular basis” by a President who refuses to be constrained and if questioned turns into a scolding headmaster.

And so, as Barack Obama continues to slowly whittle away at the foundational principles and give precedence to a lawless ideology, maybe the next time he says, “I’m here to say to all of you … we can’t wait for an increasingly dysfunctional Congress to do its job. Where they won’t act, I will,” Americans should put down their iPhones, step out of the Matrix for a second or two, and pay closer attention to what he’s really saying.

The Let-Illegals-Drive-without-a-License Bill

Originally posted at American Thinker

A bill being proposed by California ‘DREAM Act‘ proponent/Assemblyman Gil Cedillo (D-Los Angeles) provides a perfect lesson in liberal thinking.  Cedillo has proposed legislation that “would change police procedures at drunken-driving checkpoints, prohibiting officers from arresting drivers and immediately impounding their cars if their only offense is not having a license.”

Those in favor of the assemblyman’s bill believe AB353 will keep drivers from being trapped at DUI checkpoints.  Supporters also believe that — now, this is key — “otherwise law-abiding illegal immigrants” shouldn’t be penalized for breaking the law by entering the country illegally, or by driving illegally when they get here.

Gil Cedillo is of one of California’s most radical pro-illegal-immigrant state lawmakers, which is why he’ll never encourage illegals, with or without licenses, to drive themselves back across the border.  Leave it to a liberal to come up with a law to assist lawbreakers in their efforts to break the law.

The argument is a typical one.  Mark Silverman, Director of Immigration Policy at the Immigrant Legal Resource Center, contends that in California, “[y]ou have to be able to drive to survive, to get anywhere.”  Especially to locations where illegals do jobs that Americans, caught in the nightmare of 9.1% unemployment, supposedly won’t do.  Which means, out of criminal necessity, “[i]mmigrant drivers without licenses will be driving anyway.”

It’s the old “they’ll do it anyway” argument — the one the left uses to justify liberal policy that sane people would otherwise reject, such as handing out condoms to children and clean needles to drug addicts.  These same people are now attempting to convince Americans that those here unlawfully are worthy of special assistance that includes overlooking their lawbreaking.

To be fair, the bill does say that if pulled over, police would have to make at least a “reasonable effort to find either the registered owner of the unlicensed driver’s car, or a licensed driver authorized by the registered owner to pick up the car at the checkpoint.”

The key phrase here is “reasonable effort,” because locating someone to come and pick up a car driven by an illegal driver presumes that law-abiding citizens with registered vehicles are knowingly lending their cars to illegals without drivers’ licenses.  If that’s so, enablers and offenders — with or without a license — should all be arrested.

The bill says that if “officers cannot find the registered owner or an authorized licensed driver they could impound the car.”  What they should do is impound both the car and the driver, but that will never happen because Assemblyman Cedillo’s proposal also specifies that “[t]he unlicensed driver could be cited but not arrested.”

This is a country where the left uses the excuse for overlooking lawbreaking interlopers living in our midst that it’s too hard to round up 11 million people.  Then, when they have an opportunity to thin the herd, instead of arresting and deporting unlicensed illegal alien drivers, liberals look for another opportunity to restructure the criminal code.

So much so that Mark Silverman laments the injustice of “current DUI checkpoint policy, [which he claims] singles out illegal immigrants for punishment.”  Punishment for what?  Driving drunk without a license, while living illegally in the state of California?

Regardless of what the bill’s supporters say, like the rest of America, Californians are the ones being penalized.  American citizens are mandated to have driver’s licenses, compelled to pay high taxes, forced to live under the boot of an ever-expanding federal government, and obliged to attend funerals of individuals killed by drunk-driving unlicensed illegals.

Take for example Marcos Lopez Garcia.  If Garcia had been apprehended at a checkpoint before four-year-old Christopher Rowe of Santa Rosa, California was run down in a crosswalk, the little boy would be alive today.  Living in the United States illegally, Marcos delivered pizza in the same town where Christopher lived.  Before killing the child in a drunk-driving hit-and-run, Garcia had two prior arrests for operating a motor vehicle under the influence of alcohol.  Yet liberal politicians still choose to be advocates for illegal aliens like Lopez Garcia, a man who terrorized the streets of Santa Rosa while driving — often drunk — without a license.

In 2000 and then again in a 2008 follow-up study, the AAA Foundation for Traffic Safety found that “unlicensed drivers were 4.9 times more likely to be involved in a fatal crash than licensed drivers, 3.7 times more likely to drive while intoxicated, and 4.4 times more likely to be hit-and-run drivers.”

The liberal reasoning that ignores statistics like these is that the data gathered by the AAA Foundation for Traffic Safety doesn’t differentiate between illegals without drivers’ licenses and legal citizens who are unlicensed.  As if that makes a difference.  The last time I checked, both categories were made up of people who knowingly break the law.

Once again, this issue proves that liberals’ solutions to problems are usually rooted in voter-based politics.  The ploy is to argue to allow illegal immigrants to drive without licenses so that, right around Election Day, it’s even easier for the left to say, “Since they’re driving without licenses already, why not make it legal for them to get valid licenses?”

Allowing certain people to circumvent the law is just one more example of the liberal worldview.  Nonetheless, it’s still vitally important to remember that the logic behind the “letting illegals drive without licenses” example is applicable to liberal philosophy in virtually all situations.

Why?  Because open-minded Democrats are notorious for defending the dreadful, advocating for the absurd, and endeavoring to pass legislation that advances their power through the creation of straw men — and they do it on purpose.  The ultimate goal is to nurture a platform from which the left can argue for additional laws and policies that “fix” what’s already bad by making it worse and argue that it be done in order to the rectify the illogical set of circumstances they initiated in the first place.

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