Friday, April 26, 2013

Big Sis / Sessions Showdown

In a startling and candid admission, Department of Homeland Security Secretary Janet Napolitano argued to the Senate Judiciary Committee on Tuesday that regardless of oaths to uphold the law, the President and the executive branch can choose what laws are to be enforced...

Alabama Senator Jeff Sessions confronted Napolitano about the her role in blocking the enforcement of federal laws and said,

“I started out as a federal prosecutor in the Department of Justice in 1975. I have never heard of a situation in which a group of law officers sued their supervisor and you for blocking them from following the law. They weren’t complaining about pay, benefits, working conditions. They were saying their very oath they took, to enforce the law, is being blocked by rules and regulations and policies established from on high and that this is undermining their ability to do what they’re sworn to do.”
Napolitano defended herself and the Obama Administration by claiming that the executive branch will declare what laws will and will not be enforced and that she expects ICE agents to comply.
“There are tensions with union leadership, unfortunately, but here’s what I expect as a former federal prosecutor and attorney general, and that is that law enforcement agents will enforce the law in accord with the guidance they’re given from their superiors,” Napolitano said. “That’s what we ask of ICE, that’s what we ask of Border Patrol, that’s what we ask throughout the Department and I believe that would be consistent with all law enforcement. Agents don’t set the enforcement priorities. Those are set by their superiors and they are asked then to obey that guidance in accord with the law.”
In a society such as ours, a society with a government that has a clearly-defined legislative body, the power of discretion as to which laws will be enforced does not reside in the executive branch. In essence, the legislative branch creates the laws, the executive branch enforces those laws and the judicial branch reviews the Constitutionality of the law and its enforcement.
How do I know this? I know this because I passed 10th grade government. It’s basic stuff; in a Republic, the rule of law is supreme. The enforcement of our laws is not a discretionary or optional function of the executive branch and if Secretary Napolitano, President Obama or anyone has a problem with the current law, they should seek to help change it. Until such a time, we cannot afford the danger of an administration that is at ease cherry-picking the laws they wish to enforce and, worse yet, requiring their subordinates to follow orders and disregard the laws upon their honor they have sworn to uphold.

Read More at TPNN

Big Sis Napolitano Alters the Recorded History of Immigration Enforcement Successes

“And if all others accepted the lie which the Party imposed-if all records told the same tale-then the lie passed into history and became truth. ‘Who controls the past’ ran the Party slogan, ‘controls the future: who controls the present controls the past.’”
- George Orwell, 1984, Book 1, Chapter 3

Independent Sentinal

Rep. Bob Goodlatte (R-Va) pointed out the contradiction between her views on 287 programs and the government web page extolling them. Napolitano had the page expunged before the hearing ended.

Napolitano said the program costs more than it’s worth. Personally, I think it’s worth whatever it costs – spend the money.

Napolitano will only agree to enforce our immigration law against those who are here illegally if they have criminal records or have committed multiple immigration violations.

The Obama administration continues to ignore “sanctuary cities” like New York City, San Francisco, and Chicago who flout immigration law by ignoring criminal illegals if their crimes are misdemeanors.

The truth is that Napolitano, on behalf of the Obama administration, is making it clear that only the federal government will enforce immigration law and the federal government has already made it clear they will not enforce immigration law as written.

Napolitano is implementing the Obama administration’s policy of dismantling our immigration law without going through the legislative process.

Expect drug dealers, drug pins and open borders proponents to vote Democratic. Will we look like Mexico one day in the not-too-distant future with drug gangs running our states? Would you want to woo these votes? Doesn’t that say something about the Democratic party?

Read about it at the Washington Times

Homeland Security Secretary Janet Napolitano questioned Rep. Jeff Duncan's (R-SC) description of the Drudge Report as "reputable news source."...Read More at Breitbart


Woodsterman (Odie) said...

The Obama administration breaks the law on a daily basis.

Scott Way said...

A judge ruled against him in this case Odie. But, HE don't need our stinkin' laws.