Standing with the U.N. and Hugo Chavez are such notable individuals and institutions as the city government of Los Angeles; U.S. Congressman Raul Grijalva (he’s supporting the boycott of his own state); the city government of San Francisco; Grammy Award winning recording artist (and citizen of Colombia) Shakira; embattled Phoenix Mayor Phil Gordon (he’s supporting the boycott of his own city); the Phoenix Suns basketball team; the “leadership” of Great Oak High School in Temecula, California (they cancelled their marching band’s scheduled appearance in the Fiesta Bowl this December as a means of “protest” ); and the “leadership” of suburban Chicago’s Highland Park High School, who cancelled their girls basketball team’s trip to an Arizona tournament as a means of “protest” (what a shame that adults are using the children they “lead” to advance their own political agendas).
That’s pretty much what the philosophical divide looks like. There’s the Arizona side of the aisle, with the vast majority of the American people, who are in earnest standing for lawfulness and national sovereignty. And there’s the U.N. – Hugo Chavez side of the aisle, with a small minority of the American people and a lot of folks who aren’t U.S. citizens. And citizen or not, these folks don’t seem to have much concern for U.S. sovereignty, and seem fine with lawlessness.
So where does the President of the United States fit-in? Thus far, it seems that President Obama is squarely on the U.N.-Hugo Chavez side. And there’s no evidence that he intends to change anytime soon.
It may be that President Obama has been caught off-guard by America’s collective stance on these issues, and has simply misread the American electorate. While Reuters news agency recently reported on the overwhelming American support for Arizona’s new law, Reuters also reported a dismal 25% support for President Obama’s “immigration reform” proposals, which call for the “legalizing” of millions of illegal immigrants. Surely the sitting President of the United States – any sitting President of the United States – would not want to be aligned with the U.N. and Hugo Chavez, while at the same time at odds with his own citizenry.
That assumption might apply to most U.S. Presidents. But Barack Obama is different. He has stated no less than three times since his inauguration that he would rather become a one-term President, than be something less than a “great” President. And he has made it clear that, for him, his “greatness” is contingent on his ability to fundamentally transform America into something very different from what it has been.
So, Americans have a choice to make in November of this year, and again in November of 2012. Will we choose the “Arizona side of aisle,” or the “U.N. – Hugo Chavez side of the aisle?”
The choice is nothing short of the difference between lawfulness, and lawlessness; between national sovereignty, and sovereignty’s demise.
Austin Hill is an Author, Consultant, and Host of "Austin Hill's Big World of Small Business," a syndicated talk show about small business ownership and entrepreneurship. He is Co-Author of the new release "The Virtues Of Capitalism: A Moral Case For Free Markets." , Author of "White House Confidential: The Little Book Of Weird Presidential History," and a frequent guest host for Washington, DC's 105.9 WMAL Talk Radio.