Thursday, August 12, 2010
Vote of No Confidence
What if the EPA (Environmental Protection Agency) union voted unanimously to support a statement that President Obama was not enforcing environmental laws?
That would probably be big news, right? Maybe even make the mainstream news?
Well, this past Monday the Washington Times reported that the union that represents ICE (U.S. Immigrations and Customs Enforcements) unanimously passed a "vote of no confidence" for the agency's leadership. "The National Immigration and Customs Enforcement Council of the American Federation of Government Employees, which represents 7,000 ICE agents and employees, stated that ICE has "abandoned" its core mission of protecting the public to support a political agenda favoring amnesty. The vote, by the Union's Council, was 259-0" (Power Line).
Now, let's not forget that the Executive Branch, starting at the top with the President, is in charge of making sure that the laws of the United States are carried out. Basically, the heads at ICE (John Morton and Phyllis Coven) are following the preferences of the Obama Administration (which wants uncontrolled immigration and some sort of amnesty) and blatantly not performing its Constitutional duty.
Here's the ridiculous part: the ridiculous claim (and judicial challenge paid for by our tax dollars) that the Arizona immigration law is unconstitutional for attempting to ENFORCE FEDERAL IMMIGRATION LAWS. The United States government has failed us and it all comes down on the "Commander and Chief." Is this grounds for impeachment?
"If an American is to amount to anything he must rely upon himself, and not upon the State; he must take pride in his own work, instead of sitting idle to envy the luck of others. He must face life with resolute courage, win victory if he can, and accept defeat if he must, without seeking to place on his fellow man a responsibility which is not theirs." - Theodore Roosevelt