I suppose that I should join the euphoria and be jumping for joy now that a federal judge in Texas has temporarily blocked Obama’s amnesty. This is a great victory for immigration patriots and muh Constitution, right?
“WASHINGTON — One day before hundreds of thousands of undocumented immigrants were to begin applying for work permits and legal protection, administration officials on Tuesday postponed President Obama’s sweeping executive actions on immigration indefinitely, saying they had no choice but to comply with a federal judge’s last-minute order halting the programs.
The judge’s ruling was a significant setback for the president, who had asserted broad authority to take executive actions in the face of congressional Republicans’ refusal to overhaul the immigration system. White House officials have defended the president’s actions as legal and proper even as his adversaries in Congress and the states have accused him of vastly exceeding the powers of his office. …”
No, this is just a minor hiccup within the system, a setback which will be long forgotten after a higher federal court swoops in, reverses the decision, and declares that the federal government has unlimited power over the states.
When that happens, all of these constitutional patriots who want to “Take Back America” will resign themselves to defeat, declare that they fought the good fight like Gov. Bentley is already doing in Alabama over gay marriage, but that we have to follow “the law” and preserve the “Constitution,” a holy document created by the Founders that bequeathed to us the greatest system of government known to mankind.
Then it will be on to the next charade over some other issue dear to the heart of American conservatives. It will still be important to be seen to be putting up a fight. It will still be important for both sides to sing the praises of the glorious US Constitution. Finally, it will still be heresy to declare that the US Constitution was always a failure, and to go further to suggest that maybe we have been better off without it.