Lawlessness. It’s not a pleasant word. While it is an accurate description of how this White House has conducted itself, the word offends the sensibilities of both the president’s supporters and the civility crowd. So let’s abstain from using that word. Instead, let’s settle on discussing thead hoc way in which president views his responsibility to faithfully execute the laws duly passed by a legitimate and coequal legislature. 

Late Thursday night, less than a week before the Christmas holiday, the administration unilaterally delayed a Supreme Court-approved tax for a group of people deemed by unelected officials to be special. It is a violation of law. It may very well violate the equal protection clause in the 14th Amendment. It will create chaos in the insurance industry. It is, as has been widely reported, a maneuver of service to the president’s political goal of ensuring nervous Democrats in the Senate are placated.

Of course, Republicans are objecting to the move. But their objections are being dismissed as a reflexive response to a president they oppose merely attempting to make a law they abhor more stable. Is this a fair accusation? Of course not. Republicans object mightily to the Affordable Care Act, but they are demanding it be enforced by the executive as written because this is his constitutional mandate. That’s called consistency.

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Robert, this is the kind of action that is needed.  We should all do what you are doing.  Colorado is where I was born and live.  Not until Eastern liberal, California hippies, and progressives moved into the state did things start going wrong.  But that probably can be said for almost every state in one fashion or the other.

Roberto...

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President Obama is the Commander in Chief over the military.  Not likely they will turn on him.  A march will only call attention to the atrocities of his administration...we already know them.  Water's World on O'Reilly interviews people on the street and they don't even know what Obama Care is and who various people are.  The electorate is very uninformed and prefer it that way.   We say enough is enough in the 2014 elections.  If we don't nominate principled people and get them elected, then we deserve what we get.  We have to work to make this happen. We have to get the uninformed excited about their future and in voting.   Cruz and Lee and others are our leaders for the future.  But only if We the People make it happen.

Please stop being a defeatist... discouraging other peoples ideas and putting them down.

Just what have you actually done besides that on this site. We need everyone to put any plan they have into action... no matter how large or small... whether very effective or not effective at all.

Wear the enemy down... make him fight on so many fronts he gets confused and self destructs!

Actually, Jerry, I am a very optimistic person.  I would prefer people direct their energies toward the election process which is already in place.  I don't want to discourage anyone from expressing their ideas and opinions.  We all learn from open discussion. 

I agree with you Dave and I know a lot of other people do too.

Thanks Barbara.  My tag line in e-mail is "If you tell the truth, you don't have to remember anything." - Mark Twain.  All I can do is express the truth as I understand it, give references where I can to what I know, and hopefully encourage people to think for themselves and act.  The great thing about all of this is we no longer are helpless to fight against government.  We can talk to each other, we can do research from all sources, and organize with organizations like the Tea Party and The John Birch Society.  They are more and let's post all the good ones. 

You hit it right on it's head "Dave Alvarez" you said it right... when is enough ,enough ???

Ralph, now enough is enough.  So what do you suggest we do about it?

I think we are waiting to see if our military will start something like in Egypt, then the rest of us will follow...so gung ho all of you...??? 

Ralph, an armed resurrection would have to include the military.  However, I cannot see the military going against the commander-in-chief.  Under what circumstances do you think they would?

It is not consistent to FUND a law that the GOP claims is unconstitutional...  one can not talk about consistency when discussing either party, they are both inconsistent at best and dangerously reckless with the security and economic stability of our Nation.

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Fact Check:   'Joe Biden Claims ‘We Didn’t Lock People Up In Cages’

CLAIM: Former Vice President Joe Biden claimed, on immigration: “We didn’t lock people up in cages.”

VERDICT: FALSE. The “cages” were built by the Obama-Biden administration.

Univision moderator Jorge Ramos asked Biden at the third Democrat debate at Texas Southern University in Houston, Texas, why Latinos should trust him after the Obama administration continued deporting “undocumented immigrants.”

Biden claimed that the Obama administration’s policies were more humane than those of President Donald Trump: “We didn’t lock people up in cages,” he said.

In fact, the “cages” were built by the Obama administration to deal with a surge of unaccompanied minors who crossed the border illegally in 2014.

Originally, the Obama administration was “warehousing” children — literally — in overwhelmed Border Patrol facilities. Breitbart News broke the story of the surge, which was partly triggered by Obama’s policy of allowing illegal alien children who entered the country as minors to stay in the country (Deferred Action for Childhood Arrivals, or DACA).

Above image credit: AP Photo/Ross D. Franklin, Pool, File

The above photo was published by the Associated Press in June 2014, and the photo below is of Obama’s Secretary of Homeland Security, Jeh Johnson, touring a Border Patrol facility with “cages.”


Above: Border Patrol officers escort Homeland Security Secretary Jeh Johnson and Gov. Jan Brewer through the department’s Nogales processing facility for immigrant children. (Photo courtesy Barry Bahler/Department of Homeland Security)

The “cages” are chain-link enclosures in Border Patrol processing facilities that are meant to protect children from adults in custody. They are not permanent accommodations.

In mid-2018, as the Trump administration began enforcing a “zero tolerance” policy that stopped the “catch-and-release” policy of letting illegal aliens go after they were arrested. Detaining adults and children meant that children had to be processed separately; the enclosures prevented adults from harming children.

As Breitbart News reported at the time, children were not housed in “cages.” They were processed and then taken to shelters, where they were given medical care, toiletries, education, recreation, and counseling, and where staff attempted to find relatives or sponsors to whom they could be released.

Democrats began tweeting images of “kids in cages” to condemn the Trump administration. Journalists, too, shared those images.

One problem: they were taken during the Obama administration.

Public outrage at the images led President Trump to end the policy, and require families to be detained together.

Democrats keep repeating the mistake, however: in July, they had to delete a tweet that used an image from the Obama era and cited the “inhumane treatment” of children by the Trump administration.

Republicans argue that not detaining illegal aliens is actually the cruel policy, because it encourages migrants to undertake a dangerous journey, often guided by cartels and smugglers.

As Breitbart News’ Alana Mastrangelo noted recently:

But what’s worse than “cages,” however, are reports of migrant children also being handed over to human traffickers during the Obama administration — while Biden was vice president — according to the New York Times. Between October 2013 and July 2015 alone, nearly 80,000 unaccompanied children from Central American countries were detained by U.S. authorities.

It remains unclear how many of the tens of thousands of children were handed over to human traffickers — including sex traffickers — during that span of nearly two years, as those cases are reportedly not tracked.

“Others were ransomed by the very smugglers to whom their families paid thousands of dollars to sneak them into the United States,” reported the New York Times in 2015, during Obama’s presidency and Biden’s vice presidency. “Some lost limbs during the journey or found themselves sold into sexual slavery.”

Biden told voters in South Carolina last month that he would close all border detention facilities, guaranteeing that the migrant flow would continue.

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