Quote of the Day – Carmen Nieves Edition
“In that Republican Party, there is a tolerance problem, These are things that have to be done, and I’m expecting them to be done, I see a person who is doing his job.”
Carmen Nieves, from Albany, New York, answering a survey on President Obama granting visa’s to children brought here illegally by their parents.
The problem is that Nieves is only looking at this from an emotional point of view, she completely dismisses the rule of law. Even if you agree that we should be granting some sort of visa to children who were brought to this country through no fault of their own, that doesn’t mean that President Obama gets to skirt the constitution. Which is exactly what he has done.
This is something that has to be done legislatively, not done by decree. We don’t have dictators or kings in this country for a very good reason.
We have to come up a with a solution that makes sense. The truth is this, we do not have the political will to remove millions upon millions of illegals from this country. It is not going to happen. The polling on this is clear, only a small percentage of people want to go the deportation route. But for Obama to just sign an executive order saying that visa’s will be given to illegals is wrong. How you feel about the visa is not the issue. This is about the rule of law. This is about a president who thinks that he is above the law. This is also about people who are willingly giving their freedoms away. The ends do not justify the means. We have a system of government in this country. President Obama doesn’t get to disregard it. Even if Ms. Carmen likes the outcome.
I feel very sorry for Carmen Nieves.
***According to Bloomberg, Ms. Nieves is of Puerto Rican heritage, therefore a visa for her or her family is not an issue.