I do solemnly swear (or affirm) that I will faithfully execute the Office of President of the United States, and will to the best of my Ability, preserve, protect, and defend the Constitution of the United States.— Presidential Oath of Office, specified in Article II, Section One, Clause 8, of the United States Constitution
Sometimes the best way to understand the ramifications of a situation is to use an analogy or hypothetical situation to change the circumstances but clarify the issue. Try to imagine this:
A new president is elected and sworn in, and on day one of his term he issues an executive order halting the prosecution of all federal drug crimes. Border Patrol agents are instructed to allow contraband drugs to pass into the country without restriction. Drug smugglers and large-scale dealers are allowed to operate unmolested. Probably some libertarians would applaud, but most of us would be horrified.
Or let’s say that our new president orders a halt to the enforcement of all federal gun laws. The BATFE are ordered to focus on the BAT and E and leave the F alone. The FBI background check system is abandoned and anyone who wants is allowed to manufacture, sell or possess any firearm they like. Some people would consider this a vast improvement over the current system where our constitutionally protected right to keep and bear arms is under constant assault, but a lot of people would absolutely lose their minds.
In these cases, the nation would be shocked by the lawlessness of its chief executive. These laws were passed by Congress and signed into law by a president. The current president does not get to simply decide not to enforce the laws of our nation. The press would be outraged. People would protest. Lawsuits would be filed.
Of course you probably see where this is going. Our current president took office and immediately halted the protection of our borders and the enforcement of America’s immigration laws. The only reason that this abrogation of responsibility went mostly unnoticed is that we have just come to expect it. Our last president, Donald J. Trump, is probably the only president in the last 20 years who took those laws seriously and actually tried to enforce them. Republican or Democrat, for decades our nation’s chief executives have been lackadaisical when it came to protecting our nation’s borders, but this reached new heights under President Obama, who, after admitting that he didn’t have the authority to legalize the children of illegal immigrants, went ahead and did it anyway by executive order. When President Trump tried to reverse that unconstitutional overreach with his own executive order, the Supreme Court prevented it! Nevertheless, Trump made progress on the construction of a much-needed border wall and enacted policies and reforms that dramatically reduced the flood of illegal immigrants across our southern border.
But hours after swearing to “faithfully execute” the office, Joe Biden reversed Trump’s polices, halted construction of the wall and announced to the world that America’s border would no longer be enforced, inviting anyone and everyone to cross into the United States illegally. He has swollen the coffers of the drug cartels with money taken from desperate people trying to take him up on that offer as well as billions in drug profits now smuggled easily into the states while Border Patrol officers are busy catching and releasing illegal immigrants and caring for unaccompanied minors abandoned in the desert all along the border. The mainstream media, who screamed in horror as the Trump administration tried to deal with the flood of children it inherited from the Obama Administration, has turned a blind eye to the thousands of children literally stacked in makeshift shelters by the Biden Administration. The mainstream media, who fainted at the sight of an unmasked person and applauded as violators of the state-mandated Covid-19 restrictions were persecuted or prosecuted, now yawn as hundred of thousands of untested and often infected illegal immigrants are crowded together and then shipped all across the United States into unsuspecting communities.
Over and over we keep hearing that our immigration system is “broken.” It is not broken–it is just unenforced by people who do not want it to work and who are determined to see comprehensive immigration reform. This is a code-phrase and every time you hear it, insert the word amnesty. Joe Biden and the democrats are flooding America with the equivalent of the current population of several states, deliberately distributing them across the nation with a plan to permanently alter the demographic and political composition of this country. When these illegals are finally amnestied (the democrats and some republicans will not rest until it happens) they expect to have a permanent voting majority and our nation will be forever changed for the worse.
This fiasco at the border is not an “unintended” consequence of Biden’s well-intended but foolish progressive policies. It is a cynical, deliberate and criminal plot to overthrow our constitutional republican form of government. This massive revision to our nation is all the more maddening because it is being accomplished by a president who achieved the office through fraud and deceit [there, I said it!] whose party holds power with the barest of majorities in Congress and who can maintain this position of power only with the undisguised cooperation of the diabolically corrupt mainstream media.