“Soft despotism is a term coined by Alexis de Tocqueville describing the state into which a country overrun by "a network of small complicated rules" might degrade. Soft despotism is different from despotism (also called 'hard despotism') in the sense that it is not obvious to the people."
Wednesday, May 11, 2011
Note to The First Asshole: We Don't Want a Moat, We Want You to Enforce the Law.
In a first of many planned speeches to push for amnesty for illegal aliens, otherwise known as Unregistered Democrats, President Barack Obama mocked Republicans and stretched and twisted facts on Tuesday in El Paso.
Obama said that Republicans would never be satisfied with the security on our border with Mexico. While Obama claimed that almost all of our southern border is secure, in reality less than 5% is both fenced and secure. Obama also suggested that even a moat with alligators as added border protection would not satisfy his critics.
"Maybe they'll need a moat," he went on. "Maybe they'll want alligators in the moat."
Obama is obviously pursuing Hispanic votes for 2012 elections. A Gallup Poll reported in mid April showed only “47% of Hispanics said they approved of the job Obama was doing as president.” This is the lowest approval rating Obama has ever received from Hispanics and is dramatically down from 85% in mid April 2009.
Obama has not yet pursued a “comprehensive immigration” bill, as he promised to do during his first year as President. There has been pressure on Obama from the Far Left to use his Executive powers to stop the arrest and deportation of illegal immigrants. It appears this already may betaking place.
Sheriff Larry Dever of Cochise County, Arizona, testified before a House Homeland Security subcommittee about the administration’s lack of seriousness about securing our border. Sheriff Dever made headlines last month when he said that the Border Patrol had directed its agents to stop arresting immigrants. Instead, he says they were ordered to “TBS” them – to tell the illegal immigrants to “Turn back South.”
As Dever explained to Fox News, “This only causes more problems as the aliens … don’t just go back to Mexico and give up. They keep trying… This makes the job for agents more dangerous. Not only are the aliens more defiant, they also begin to feel like they can get away with breaking our federal laws.” Dever noted that illegal immigrants who are detected but not apprehended are often considered to have been “turned back South.”
If Obama thinks our southern border is so secure, why did he give his speech in El Paso with a solid stone fence to his back?