Wednesday, February 25, 2015

Boxer and Feinstein: Stop Blocking DHS Funding

US Senators Barbara Boxer and Dianne Feinstein

In previous weeks, I hammered Rhode Island's US Senators for blocking full funding of the Department of Homeland Security, including the necessary amendments which prevent appropriations for the illegal and unconstitutional executive amnesty issues by President Obama in November of last year.

Today, I am demanding that my US Senators stop playing politics, respect the Constitution and the will of the American People, and support the House's full DHS funding bill, including riders to prevent President Obama's wasteful and unlawful executive amnesty.

Senator Barbara Boxer, who will finally be retiring next year after four too-long terms in the US Senate, engaged in a brief Twitter fight with former New York City Mayor Rudy Giuliani because the former Presidential candidate had the courage to disclose that President Obama does not love America.

How could a President claim to love a country which he seeks to fundamentally transform?

Boxer then tweeted a number of supposed accomplishments under this President, including the unsubstantiated claim that there is more job growth under President Obama. These statistics never take into account that millions of people have dropped out of the work force altogether, plus the fact that the growing number of jobs are part-time, low-wages jobs. While Boxer wanted to champion the death of Osama bin Landen as proof of Obama's love for America, I recall Allen West's backhanded compliment: "Killing Bin Laden is not a foreign policy.
The same President shows a great deal of love for Muslim extremists and their leaders, yet he disregards the sacrifices of our men and women in uniform while snubbing Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu.

While Boxer wants to claim that President Obama does love America, Boxer could start demonstrating the same love by respecting the Constitution, and stop blocking the DHS funding bill passed by the House of Representatives.

The following press releases from her office are insulting as well as duplicitous:

U.S. Senator Barbara Boxer (D-CA) spoke on the Senate floor today to call on Republicans to fully fund the Department of Homeland Security (DHS) instead of trying to rip apart millions of immigrant families. Funding for the DHS will run out in four days – February 27th – unless Republicans agree to pass a clean DHS funding bill rather than pushing an ideological agenda to split apart millions of immigrant families.

Boxer should take a lesson from Republican Gubernatorial candidate Neel Kashkari: "American kids come first. California kids come first. The answer to the world's problems is not an open border."

President Obama's illegal action to defer deportation for millions of illegal aliens, despite the pleadings of the American people and the leading of Congress, cannot be ignored. The Congress is merely engaging in its proper authority to control the funding for all federal operations.

For the record, if Democrats insist on blocking the funding and shutting down the funding for the DHS, the service of Homeland Security personnel will continue, as by law they are required to continue protecting the country. The DHS bill from the House is a full-funding bill, anyway. All the fraud which suggests that the Republicans are not providing funding is simply untrue.

Show that you love America, Senator Boxer, and support the House DHS funding bill!

I contacted Senator Feinstein's Office, and the staffer provided me examples were Presidential discretion had permitted illegal aliens to remain in the country for extended periods of time. First of all, discretion is not a blank check to ignore the law and announce a clear intent not to enforce it. Second, as many Democrats attempt to paint President Eisenhower as an amnesty panderer, they neglect that

President Reagan provided relief because the Simpson-Mizzolli legislation gave him the authority to do so. President George W. Bush did not issue an en masse executive order to shield illegal aliens form deportation. He had enough respect for the Constitution and its federally-defined institutions to wait for Congress to pass immigration reform. Because the vast majority of Americans do not support amnesty, Congress never moved on a bill. Enforcement of the borders and the current immigration laws are in order.

Now, the theme from the these two Senators stresses the continual irrationale that there should be discussions about dealing with President Obama's executive amnesty, but not through the legislative/appropriations process. In other words, the newly-installed Republican majority in both chambers of Congress must abdicate its authority in order to discuss what authority it has to block President Obama's unlawful actions.

Once again, the stance of the Democratic minority in the US Senate as well as the House of Representatives is insulting as well as duplicitous.

Tell Feinstein and Boxer: Stop blocking DHS funding

Call your Senators, California, and tell them to stop blocking the DHS funding bill, and stop putting American lives at risk.

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