I bring this up because the clamor today is about the possible lack of funding for the Department of Homeland Security which Obama is trying to pin on the Republican Congress. The Border Patrol is a subordinate entity of DHS and Obama knows full well that 83% of the department is considered essential and any pay held back will be reimbursed in full. All of the Border Patrol agents are essential; they will not go home during any shutdown. So will the Secret Service, the TSA and most other regular functions. Furthermore, the only funding to be held back is for those entities of DHS which are administering Obama's illegal Executive Amnesty, an action which fails to meet American law standards.
So to make it simple, folks, any shut down of DHS is entirely up to Obama. All Congress is trying to tell the President is that he is not above the law and his amnesty proposal requires action by Congress. Obama only decided to use this option because, like the man-child that he is, he pouted and stomped his feet at the idea of Congress trying to hold him accountable.
You won't hear any of the above from the mainstream media because they are totally "in the tank" for anything he wants to do. And I only pray that the Congress has the intestinal fortitude to stick to their guns and let him do what he is going to do. It is easy to figure out and explain that Congress is not the culprit, for if they actually hold the line they are just performing the duties that they are bound to by the Constitution. No President has the right or the authority to step into the legislative action process. His duty is to carry out the laws, not create them.
And there's a point that no one in Washington is willing to talk about. Really, what difference does it make if DHS is funded or not? After all, DHS has certainly not done anything to improve our security. It has groped good citizens with a vengeance, has refused to protect our border, has allowed disease and thousands of illegals to enter the country unfettered and has lied about it repeatedly in hearings and in front of the press.
And while the House has thus far been holding strong on defunding Executive Amnesty (although we must keep our fingers crossed when it comes to wishy-washy Speaker Boehner), it's the Senate that is the weak link at this moment in time. Why they would want to surrender their authority to a man who holds them with disdain makes me wonder. Does he have something on each and every one of them or do they, as i suspect just want to continue business as usual while they rake in Chamber of Commerce cash?
Oh, well, that's a subject for another time, but for now, let's pray that the system which our Founders so brilliantly designed will be followed. And Mr. President, do what you must but be aware, America is waking up to your folly. And once America finally wakes up, she usually takes corrective action. The 2016 elections aren't that far off. If you want to see your party shredded at the polls, just keep it up.
And America, God bless the soul of Brian Terry. May he rest in peace in a better place.