“I do solemnly swear (or affirm) that I will faithfully execute the office of President of the United States, and will to the best of my ability, preserve, protect and defend the Constitution of the United States.”
Every U.S. President has put a hand on a Bible with the other hand raised before all Americans as people worldwide look in to watch and hear the incoming U.S. President declare his undying commitment to “preserve, protect, and defend the Constitution of the United States.” Almost all Presidents have done just that — or did their best to do so and only failed because of Congressional roadblocks. But this president has failed miserably to keep his oath. “What specifically has he done that evidences that?” Joe Biden is NOT protecting the Constitution!
What Is the U.S. Constitution?
The Constitution is NOT the framework of the U.S. Government itself. Instead, it is a collection of guidelines that establish the “process” by which our government operates. So there’s no need for us to go into exactly how the government is structured — we all know that. But the specifics of being the head of the Executive Branch of our government gives any president the most power held by anyone or any group who also serves in government. But NO president has authoritarian power! In such a structure, any president would have individual authority to pretty much run the control as he or she sought fit to do.
The Constitution carefully delineates the “who’s” and “what’s” of power in our government: three co-equal branches. A president heads just one of those. And the other two have co-equal powers with a president, and each branch has the ability to keep the other two branches in check.
Wasn’t that a grand skeleton our forefathers put in place to keep anyone or any bodies from taking unilateral control?
The most important power held by a president is to execute the laws passed by the only constitutional entity empowered: the United States Congress. Therefore, every president has a law enforcement division charged solely to monitor and “police,” if you will, the people of the United States and all others who are found inside its borders to guarantee that section of our Constitution is kept in operation, according to the laws and regulations enacted by the Congress and executed by a president.
Joe Biden did NOT relinquish that authority. In fact, he single-handedly took authoritarian control over the execution of our laws. He has personally determined which laws to enforce and which not to enforce. His doing so is unconstitutional.
Joe Isn’t The First
Joe Biden didn’t invent the process to execute the United States laws arbitrarily or not. In fact, several previous presidents have ignored illegal immigration and the execution of the laws passed by Congress. For example, Presidents Carter, Reagan, both Bush presidents, Clinton, and Obama did the same thing in picking which immigration laws to execute and which to ignore and, in some cases, to change. And immigration laws are not the only such laws unenforced.
In his first term, Barack Obama ordered his first Attorney General, Eric Holder, to stop executing the verbiage detailed in federal drug laws. Obviously, all duly-passed laws contain the details defining the laws and detailing the penalties levied against those who break those laws. Federal drug laws passed by Congress certainly do so. But Obama demanded Holder stop enforcing illegal drug possession laws under certain circumstances. His doing so was a dramatic departure from presidential precedent and came with dire outcomes.
Immigration laws have been treated the same way regarding their execution with the enforcement of the included penalties.
No President has the authority to do that.
“Dan, Congress will not abide by the wishes of these presidents regarding certain unfair and egregious laws. Therefore, some presidents who the people elect to run the country WANT those horrible laws to be done away with, and, if not repealed or changed, ignored.”
Most Americans are numb to that worn-out excuse for the obfuscation of presidential responsibilities. A LARGE majority of Americans want laws enforced: ALL laws.
What Happens When a President Ignores Laws?
Texas Governor Greg Abbott announced that illegal immigration into his state had reached crisis levels and declared the situation at the border a “disaster.” Abbott issued the disaster declaration granting the state and local governments greater flexibility to use state and national resources to deal with the crisis. Abbott’s disaster declaration comes amid record levels of illegal immigration into the United States spurred by the election of President Joe Biden in November.
“President Biden’s open-border policies have paved the way for dangerous gangs and cartels, human traffickers, and deadly drugs like fentanyl to pour into our communities,” Abbott said in a statement. “Meanwhile, landowners along the border are seeing their property damaged and vandalized on a daily basis while the Biden Administration does nothing to protect them.”
“Texas continues to step up to confront the border crisis in the federal government’s absence, but more must be done,” he continued. “By declaring a state of disaster in these counties, Texas will have more resources and strategies at our disposal to protect landowners and enforce all federal and state laws to combat criminal activities stemming from the border crisis. Working together with local law enforcement, the state will continue to take robust and meaningful action to keep our communities safe.”
Abbot’s declaration rips Biden, blaming his administration for the border crisis and for endangering Texans and “causing a humanitarian crisis” at the border.
“[T]he Federal government used to take seriously its responsibility to enforce federal immigration laws and secure the international border, which allowed Texas to collaborate on law enforcement and related activities along the border,” the declaration says. “[U]nder the Biden administration, however, the federal government has shown unwillingness, ambivalence, or inability to enforce federal immigration laws, to deter and stop illegal border crossings into the United States, or to meaningfully partner with Texas in pursuing these goals.”
In March, the Department of Homeland Security acknowledged that illegal immigrations are surging across the United States’ southern border in “record numbers.” The Biden administration has continued to downplay the situation, however, refusing to call the wave of illegal immigrants crossing the border a “crisis.”
“The federal government is responding to the arrival of record numbers of individuals, including unaccompanied children, at the southwest border. Since April 2020, the number of encounters at the border has been rising due to ongoing violence, natural disasters, food insecurity, and poverty in the Northern Triangle countries of Central America,” DHS said at the time. “The federal government is working around the clock to move unaccompanied children from U.S. Customs and Border Protection (CBP) to the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services (HHS) care and to place them with a family member or sponsor until their immigration case is adjudicated. The risks posed by the spread of COVID-19 have made this mission all the more difficult.”
The Biden administration officially ended former President Donald Trump’s “remain in Mexico” policy, though it had been effectively ended for some time. The Trump administration enacted the policy to keep immigrants applying for asylum in Mexico while they await their court hearing. Under Biden, asylum-seeking immigrants are released into the interior of the country to await their court date.
Biden has also cut back on immigration enforcement. The Washington Post reported that the administration had “effectively abolished” Immigration and Customs Enforcement’s ability to arrest and deport illegal immigrants. The agency is averaging one arrest every two months.
This is just one example of the horrors that have resulted from the suborning of a president stopping the execution of duly passed immigration laws. Hundreds of thousands of illegals we know NOTHING about today live among us in towns and cities across the nation. Included in those illegals are felons who have been convicted of crimes from burglary to murder — some convicted of such crimes when illegally residing in the U.S. previously who were deported! Yet, Biden’s policies welcome them here with open arms.
I won’t bore you with statistics of the crimes committed to American citizens and businesses by illegals. We hear them every day, yet Americans’ cries for establishing and maintaining the Rule of Law contained in the Constitution fall on deaf ears. And it is common knowledge why such egregious lawbreaking is allowed to happen and even encouraged: to pack the nation with government-dependent illegals whose very presence was a gift from Joe Biden’s political party. The sole purpose of this criminality is to establish, grow, and perpetuate unilateral and permanent political power for the Democrat Party.
If you disagree, PLEASE provide facts that support your theory.
The greatest danger of this practice that has fearfully almost been normalized is this: if this type of government is allowed to exist and goes unchecked and those responsible not held accountable, the United States will soon be an authoritarian state with NO Rule of Law. That means the abolition of government “of the People, by the People, and for the People.” The People will be a fascist, authoritarian government with a populace without a voice in governing.
What should be done to reconcile this? What CAN be done to accomplish that?
The normal process would be to vote all those elected out of office in duly established elections at the state and federal levels. But, unfortunately, that hasn’t been too effective of late. And greater than half the nation feels our elections today are under siege by those seeking to overturn the process by which we choose those who govern.
Stopping this president while in office is the same process used to attack former President Trump twice: Impeachment. Impeachment must be initiated in the House of Representatives. The House is controlled by Democrats led by Speaker Nancy Pelosi. Pelosi certainly is complicit in the establishment and maintenance of the lawlessness perpetrated in this illegal immigration. And she controls House legislation. It is doubtful an impeachment process will occur on her watch.
What then? Sadly, it appears the Biden open borders travesties will probably continue unchecked unless and until American voters take back our nation with a massive rebuttal of all this government lawlessness at the voting booth. The first such opportunity will come in November of 2022, when every House of Representatives member must leave office or run for re-election. Only then could such changes be initiated.
Can that be done? Certainly. Will it be done? That’s up to Americans. But, in either case, millions of more crimes will continue unchecked under this president and his lack of adherence to the Rule of Law. Texas has done the only thing any state can do until some change at the federal level happens. Texas leadership is committed to protecting its citizens by enforcing laws, even if the Biden Administration turns its back on Biden’s oath of office. Unfortunately, it will take multiple states to take a similar stand against rampant criminality ignored and encouraged by President Joe Biden.
That’s sad to consider — really sad. But it’s factual.
It’s time for Americans to take a stand.