The fringe-left, open-borders types rejoice as Obama's violation of this nation's laws kicks in today, devaluing the citizenship of all Americans.
Face it, those of us born in the United States used to be fortunate. It used to actually mean something, but now, it means increasingly less and less as Obama and the democrats put those here illegally ahead of us, while turning a blind eye to the multiple negative effects.
Here's the reality: the law is clear on illegal aliens. 8 minutes old or 80 years old, the laws on illegals do not, and should not, differentiate in your treatment.
With a baseline that is quite simple: your mere presence violates this country's laws, and, therefore, this country owes you absolutely nothing, the idea that illegal aliens of any age are the recipients of any preference, bonus, allowance, or advantage of any kind over those pining away to get to this country is bad enough.
That they get these things AHEAD of AMERICAN CITIZENS?
There's no excuse for that.
And let's be honest here: both major parties bear some level of responsibility for this mess; neither possessed the testosterone necessary to address this issue back when it was more manageable; now, infinitely more difficult, they don't want to address it at all.
But Obama's age-based amnesty? His blatant pandering for the illegal alien vote? (And folks, let's remember: illegal aliens are not supposed to be allowed to vote, in fact, that was a privilege reserved to non-felon American citizens aged 18 and older.)
But with the advent of motor voter and other avenues where illegals can sign up to vote because proof of citizenship is not required to register to vote OR to get a license in this country, and where efforts to REQUIRE proof of citizenship are met with cries of racism and bigotry and lawsuits, cries, to which, the right dutifully caves; and the result are democrat efforts to use illegal aliens in their campaigns and democrat efforts to register illegal aliens to vote.
Thus, Obama's pandering to the illegal alien vote by virtue of his decision to suspend American law and illegally allow tens of thousands of illegal aliens to openly seek employment in a job market where citizens can't find work and where many of our colleges and universities are recruiting and providing preferences for illegal aliens.
In reviewing the value of being an American when I was born in the 50's with the value of the privilege (and luck) today, how do you think they compare?
We'd like to think we earn a living and that we're paid what we've earned.
But now, over half of Americans are getting a government check. Large segments of our society pay absolutely nothing in federal taxes... not even a dollar.
When an illegal gets a break that not even a citizen can get, when an illegal gets POLITICAL-based affirmative action, when an illegal is allowed to live openly, flaunting our laws?
Why should we care so much about being a citizen when in the real world, our own president is telling us it means so little?