American Leadership on Responsibility, Accountability, and Culpability
For six years, the Obama administration has been obsessed with centralizing power but has refused to use it to enforce immigration laws. Instead, it has dismantled enforcement and intimidated states that have tried to enact bills reacting to the inaction in Washington.
States have fought valiantly to keep themselves solvent and safe against the cost and impact of illegal immigration but have felt the iron-fisted blows of Eric Holder’s Department of Justice each time they acted. During this same period, the Obama administration has put in place endless backdoor amnesties, effectively nullified most of the laws written by Congress, dissolved any limiting principle in immigration and continues to exert ever expanding executive powers.
Not surprisingly, illegal immigration has surged and costs have skyrocketed.
It has been attended that we open this edition of The Contemplative Thinker with the words of one American leader against what is the real deal that is happening in our Nation. There can be no doubt whatsoever that on the one hand the president says one thing, yet on the other hand, through orders issued, and written executive orders quite the opposite is in reality happening.
Therefore what is the “responsibility” listed in our first paragraph? The centralization of power and the refusal to enforce it on immigration laws.
In plan ordinary Happy Hour parlance what this means is when the president centralizes power into one distinct agency, that is, when the president outfits the Department of Homeland Security with the shattered remnants of the Customs and Border Protection (formally known as Border Patrol), with the tatters of the U.S. Immigration and Customs Enforcement (ICE), the U.S. Citizenship and Immigration Services (formally INS), to other significant agencies such as the Transportation and Security Administration (TSE), U.S. Secret Service (USSS) and now unprecedented funding and extended powers to the U. S. Coast Guard.
Well as many of us already know that when one single human being is asked or commanded to fib, lie, fabricate, and portion of their job description, working resolve, furthermore, change what it is that they do and finding out that your newly found supervisor’s are part of the fabrication and when caught and admitting it, none of them has lost a penny or a day of work because administrative leave with pay gets them out of the limelight and focuses attention on those agents who never wanted to do what they were ordered to do.
In this short description of leadership responsibility, one can quite easily trace the centralization of power by looking at who is accountable to whom. Not that long ago the USA had through litigation placed the community police and members of ICE working together for inter-community crime. Community police enjoyed time not spent waiting for hours with immigration problems, while at the same time the U.S. Immigration and Customs Enforcement relished in time not having to worry about gang violence.
That was essentially a program called the 287g Act wherein there was equal responsibility given to both administrations but because of special interest groups such as La Raza put up such a fight wanting “their people” to control these efforts, then WHAM!!
The program is canceled, the door closed, men and women laid off from employment, with surges in crime. Anyone ever stop to ask “why is it that when the Lakers, Miami Heat, and Seattle win in their respective sports do the people in these towns go crazy and filled with lunacy.” And as far as Ferguson, MS, Staten Island, NY, Los Angeles, CA we know the problems but why would anyone take on the accountability?