(Guest Blogger Dave Carter is a Contributor for Ricochet.com, a retired military veteran and a long haul truck driver.)
How sublime it would have been yesterday, if I had received at least a Father’s Day card from people that receive public assistance courtesy of my tax dollars. And how thoughtful it would have been last year if the people who burglarized my sister’s house had thought to leave a thank-you card where the big television had been attached to the wall. Only an ungrateful half-wit would help himself to your home and belongings and not have a modicum of decency to say thanks. So, whatever we may conclude about Mexican President Felipe Calderón, we may not say that he’s an ungrateful half-wit.
The leader of a nation that imprisons those who trespass its sovereign borders wishes to thank President Obama for neglecting America’s national sovereignty:
I would like to thank personally, and on behalf of the Mexican nation, President Barack Obama for his valuable decision by executive order to give an opportunity for young people who were not born in the United States but who arrived in that great nation before they were 16 years of age, or who are studying in university, or who have served in the United States armed forces, for them not to be deported for at least a period of two years, so this is a clear and certain situation for them.
It’s a “clear and certain situation” for American citizens as well, as they compete with upwards of 800,000 illegal immigrants to secure jobs that are dwindling faster than President Obama’s approval rating. According to Representative Lou Barletta, (R-PA), Americans and legal immigrants will now compete with hundreds of thousands of illegal immigrants for college scholarship and admission spots. Thus does the President who campaigned on “fairness” pull the rug out from under those who have played by the rules.
“We believe that this is very just. It’s a humanitarian action,” writes the President of a country whose laws provide for up to six years of incarceration for immigrants who violate the terms of their Visas. ”Mr. President, we would like to thank you for the valor and courage that you had in implementing this action,” says the man whose valor and courage enable him to lock up first time illegal aliens for two years, repeat offenders for ten, and criminalize those who aid illegal aliens.
Having earned the gratitude of a first-rate hypocrite, President Obama continues to ostracize those of his own countrymen who not only respect the rule of law, but expect their Chief Executive to insure the enforcement of the law according to his Constitutional oath. The linguistics may differ, but President Obama and President Calderón speak the same language, making up in sheer hypocrisy what they lack in either courage or valor.