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A Moral Question for the GOP

nfaber Wrote: Aug 17, 2012 11:04 AM
The US is a nation of laws that came with freedoms and rights other countries do not have. In order to ensure those rights of the citizens, our freedoms, national security and our borders, the Congress with the consent of the American people granted them authority to write laws to do just that. Obama has decided that he doesn't have to follow any of our laws, the Constitution, the Bill of Rights, protect our borders, our freedoms, our rights like freedom of speech or religion in order to dictate by executive order or verbal declaration "this is what we are going to do." Romney will follow the laws of the land and not abuse his authority to get votes illegally like Obama is doing with this exemption to deportation of illegals.

Many conservatives reject President Obama's recent policy to defer action against illegal immigrants who came to the United States as children. But as a conservative who supports the president's decision, I think it's important to seriously engage the arguments both for and against the policy.

First, let me explain what the Obama program does and does not do. It explicitly does not grant legal status to any group, even those who came illegally as infants or children. Those who are eligible for deferred action are given no path to permanent residency or to citizenship. They are not eligible for...