This was the phrase uttered by Barack Obama in response to a court ruling against the town of Hazelton, Pennsylvania. This ruling said that the town's new ordinance called the Illegal Immigration Relief Act
To understand this, we need to go back further in time. In the last several years, illegal immigrants have multiplied in Hazelton, and in the last mayoral election, Louis Barletta ran on a tough anti illegal immigration platform. He began to put this platform into practice with this act, which barred landlords from renting to illegals. The logic of course is if they have nowhere to stay they won't migrate to Hazelton.
Keeping in mind that Barletta ran on a tough anti illegal immigration platform, and he was elected on this platform overwhelmingly, we can all say that he was doing the will of the people.
Now, in order to fully understand the situation, we must now go back to the seventeen hundreds. Let us refresh ourselves with the Constitution, and namely, the Tenth Amendment It goes as follows, The powers not delegated to the United States by the Constitution, nor prohibited by it to the States, are reserved to the States respectively, or to the people. Now, we all know that the federal government has ceded its duty to enforce the laws of the land when it comes to illegal immigration, and thus we can only assume that the federal government has ceded this duty to states and municipalities like Hazelton.
Hazelton, Pennsylvania is not a large community, a population of just over 23,000 as of the last census. They don't have the resources to absorb an influx of illegals who will then drain the economy. The residents had had enough and they elected a mayor that promised to stop this.
He started with this simple act. No illegal shall be allowed to rent any property in Hazelton. Since illegals aren't even allowed to be in the Country, it seems to me that the Constitutionality of such a law is really rather logical.
Not to James Munley and Senator Obama. Here is what the Judge wrote, "Even if federal law did not conflict with Hazleton's measures, the city could not enact an ordinance that violates rights the Constitution guarantees to every person in the United States, whether legal resident or not," Now, last I checked a person here illegally has no rights. If they aren't allowed to be here, what rights can they have. Even the judge admitted that there is no federal law that this violates. Talk about judicial fiat.
I assume anyone that is serious about tackling the problems of illegal immigration would be outraged by such a ruling. Not Senator Obama though, but then again, he is NOT serious about tackling the problems of illegal immigration.
In the last Senate debate he voted on two amendments in a manner that I find inexcusable The first one would bar any criminals, gang members, and terrorists from entering the country. Senator Obama voted against this. The second simply called for all current laws to be enforced, and he even voted against this. (Both times voting on the same side as Hillary Clinton). Of course, this is par for the course. Senator Obama stood in front of open borders group, La Raza and proclaimed this about the Senate immigration debate, "both ugly and racist in a way we haven't see since the struggle for civil rights" he continued, "Find out how many senators appeared before an immigration rally last year," he said. "Who was talking the talk, and who walked the walk – because I walked. "I didn't run away from the issue, and I didn't just talk about it in front of Latino audiences." That's right folks, Senator Obama stood side by side with illegals, law breakers, marching for rights they do not have and want to usurp after violating our sovereignty and breaking our law every single day. He stood side by side with them, people that I assume he considers Americans, and to the people of Hazelton, Pennsylvania, legal Americans, I can only assume he gives them the middle finger. "A victory for all Americans". Not all, Senator, certainly not the ones living in Hazelton, Pennsylvania