Friday, November 21, 2014

An Appeal to Emotion

Meet Astrid Silva
Harry Reid & Obama's Gal Pal

US Senate
She didn't get to go to her grandmother's funeral, but she did get a $100,000+ K-12 education courtesy of American taxpayers.

Don't believe the chart... here's Nevada's 228 page breakdown

One morning in 2011, Silva's mother watched from a window as immigration officials detained her husband on a deportation order. The family called everyone they knew for help, including Reid's office. After several weeks, her father's deportation was deferred until 2014. Silva thanked the senator in a letter decorated with a sketch of mountains and cactus over which she wrote the title of the state song, "Home Means Nevada." L.A Times
I found the President's speech to be short on substance and long on appeals to emotion and hollow promises.

First, we’ll build on our progress at the border with additional resources for our law enforcement personnel so that they can stem the flow of illegal crossings and speed the return of those who do cross over. 

As my father used to say, "Fool me once shame on you, fool me twice shame on me".

I know some of the critics of the action call it amnesty. Well, it’s the not.

 Merriam-Webster: the act of an authority (as a government) by which pardon is granted to a large group of individuals.

Actually Mr. President, yes it is.

White House Face Sheet on Immigration Plan

Don't worry though folks... it's a win-win situation.  If this gets struck down either in the congress or the courts, we win.  If this doesn't get struck down in either the congress or the courts, well take the words of David Gergen, Director of the Center for Public Leadership at Harvard University's Kennedy School of Government to heart:

If a Democratic president can cancel existing laws on immigration, what is to prevent the next Republican from unilaterally canceling laws on health care?


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