Obama’s version of the “American Dream”


On Thursday evening, President Obama got fired up addressing a crowd [1] in Washington, D.C. about immigration reform. He even went so far as to say “no force on earth can stop us.” President Obama may be in for a rude awakening.

Before a crowd of immigration activists, President Obama implored them to turn out to vote in November, and praised Cesar Chavez as a model for American-style persistence. “That’s the promise of American then and that’s the promise of America now,” the president added. “People who love this country can change it. America isn’t Congress. America isn’t Washington.”

While we might check our Chavez references at the door, Tea Party Patriots believes wholeheartedly in the basic idea president touched on: we want all Americans to pursue their American dream. Where we differ with the president is how to achieve it.

President Obama believes that if you illegally cross the U.S. border, you are entitled to the same rights and opportunities afforded to law-abiding American citizens.  He believes that if an illegal immigrant evades federal authorities long enough, he or she should be rewarded with citizenship. He believes that achieving the American dream means American should have no immigration laws or border security.

But that’s not what the American dream is about.

During his speech the president also called on his audience to “stand proudly for the values we believe in, and the future we seek. All of us have a chance to reach out and pull this country that we call home a little close to its founding ideas.”

That’s interesting because our country’s founding ideas came from men and women who knew what it was like to live under a regime that showed utter disregard for equal application of the rule of law and the idea of limited executive power. President Obama’s threats of executive amnesty run against both those founding ideas.

Still, whether he likes it or not, President Obama isn’t a king. Nor does he have the power to change the law of the land with a stroke of a pen. There is a force that can stop him; it’s called the Constitution.