By Richard A. Viguerie, CHQ Chairman

The pilgrims didn't just give thanks for what they had. They gave thanks for the freedom to pursue what they -- with God's help -- might yet achieve.

Every so often something comes in over the transom that’s so incisive (and funny in a sad sort of way) that we just have to share it, and such was the case with “American Conundrums” an email forwarded to us by our old friend “Jim,” a decorated Vietnam vet, patriot and valiant cancer survivor still fighting the 30-front war down in Florida.

The Left and those who share the notion that justice must be tailored to the special political circumstances of each case, want to use the death of Michael Brown to establish a system of “justice” based on the politics of race, economics and ideology, not law. 

“The truth is that all men having power ought to be mistrusted.” -- James Madison

Ardent anti-amnesty conservative Rep. Steve King warned Americans not to fall for Obama's false narrative of compassion. "Anchor babies will be an automatic human shield for the mothers and fathers of the anchor babies." Basically, Obama's amnesty order exploits immigrant children for political gain. 

The establishment media, encouraged none too subtly by President Obama’s announcement that he was unconstitutionally granting amnesty and work permits to millions of illegal aliens, has now decreed that “Thanksgiving is about immigration” and that the Pilgrims were “illegal immigrants.”

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By Richard A. Viguerie, CHQ Chairman

The pilgrims didn't just give thanks for what they had. They gave thanks for the freedom to pursue what they -- with God's help -- might yet achieve.

Every so often something comes in over the transom that’s so incisive (and funny in a sad sort of way) that we just have to share it, and such was the case with “American Conundrums” an email forwarded to us by our old friend “Jim,” a decorated Vietnam vet, patriot and valiant cancer survivor still fighting the 30-front war down in Florida.

Ardent anti-amnesty conservative Rep. Steve King warned Americans not to fall for Obama's false narrative of compassion. "Anchor babies will be an automatic human shield for the mothers and fathers of the anchor babies." Basically, Obama's amnesty order exploits immigrant children for political gain. 

The Left and those who share the notion that justice must be tailored to the special political circumstances of each case, want to use the death of Michael Brown to establish a system of “justice” based on the politics of race, economics and ideology, not law. 

Burying Vladimir Lenin would be a powerful symbolic gesture to close an era. That still might not help the West understand what Vladimir Putin is, but it would emphatically show what he is not. And that would be no small feat at a time of dangerously rising tensions between Russia and the West.

“The truth is that all men having power ought to be mistrusted.” -- James Madison

The establishment media, encouraged none too subtly by President Obama’s announcement that he was unconstitutionally granting amnesty and work permits to millions of illegal aliens, has now decreed that “Thanksgiving is about immigration” and that the Pilgrims were “illegal immigrants.”

Going down the path of subjecting every opinion – and fact – to an arbitrary and capricious racial sensitivity test is the end of truth-seeking and honest public debate.

Federal officers and employees have both the obligation to disobey an illegal and unconstitutional order and a legal right to protection from retribution if they do. We should support and encourage them keep their oath to protect and defend the Constitution, and honor and support those who do.

If Senator McConnell won’t use the votes he has in the Senate, and Speaker Boehner won’t use the majority he has in the House to stop Obama’s illegal and unconstitutional executive amnesty, then they should get out of the way and let conservatives organize the opposition and unite Republicans to use all the tools the Constitution gives them to rein-in a lawless President.

Steve Deace, a nationally-syndicated talk show host and author of the new book, “Rules for Patriots: How Conservatives Can Win Again,” has some sage advice for Republicans. “Forget what your consultants tell you is politically possible. You’re up against an opponent who doesn’t care about possible, let alone legal.”  

This is a constitutional fight to the finish, and it can only go one of two ways. If the Republican leadership caves in then Congress and the Republican Party become irrelevent. The only way to retain the relevance of Congress as an institution of constitutional government, and the relevance of the Republican Party, is for Republican leaders to use every tool the Constitution bestows upon Congress to fight and win the battle against Obama’s executive amnesty.

Front Page Headlines

  • Jennifer Burke, Tea Party News Network

    Responding to hecklers who shouted during his speech that he was deporting families, Obama went off script and made the stunning admission that he changed the law unilaterally. 

  • Cathy Burke, NewsMax

    Twitter supporters of the Islamic State group (ISIS) are using protests and unrest in Ferguson, Missouri, as anti-U.S. propaganda and to sow terror in America, reports say.

  • Brent Bozell, Town Hall

    It's well past time to stop letting the liberal networks directly inflict damage on Republicans from the stage during the primary debates.

  • Sandy Fitzgerald, Newsmax

    Obama's exec. amnesty will make millions of them eligible for Social Security and Medicare benefits and likely allow them to eventually collect more than they have legally contributed, reports say.

  • Jeremy W. Peters, New York Times

    Jeff Sessions made the case that Obama and the titans of business who supported his immigration policy, like Facebook’s Mark Zuckerberg, were ignoring the will of ordinary Americans who want good-paying jobs that are not taken by immigrants. 

  • Jonathan Strong, Breitbart

    Obama's exec. amnesty for an estimated five million illegal aliens is, from the perspective of Repubs., an unconstitutional power grab that threatens the republic. In Obama's telling, over soft piano music in a campaign-style YouTube video, it “just comes down to people.”

  • Allahpundit, Hot Air

    The House GOP plan is being called the “CROmnibus.” The money for immigration enforcement will run out in the spring, forcing Obama to either make a deal on his exec. amnesty then or find a way to pay for its implementation that doesn’t involve dipping into Congress’s purse.

  • Jonathan Abbamonte, American Thinker

    ObamaCare is perhaps the single greatest expansion of funding for elective abortion coverage. 

  • Erick Erickson, Red State

    The left is opposed to the people & instead prefers left-wing Dems to the citizenry in our democratic form of gov't. When a jury of peers doesn't see things the way the left sees things, the system has failed, the people are stupid, and the result is an injustice.

  • Steve Deace, TownHall

    It's time for Republicans to stop suing Obama, and start stopping him before its too late.

  • Neil Munro, Daily Caller

    “There are good people on all sides of this debate… who are interested in working with this administration and local and state officials to start tackling much-needed criminal justice reform,” Obama said.

  • Adam Yoshida, American Thinker

    Those who view this sweeping assertion of presidential authority by Obama through the prism of politics are missing the point. This is not merely a political outrage -- it is a historic offense against the Constitution and public liberty.

  • Thomas Sowell, Creators Syndicate

    Jonathan Gruber’s notion that the people are “stupid” is not fundamentally different from what Obama said when he derided ordinary Americans as petty people who want to cling to their guns and their religion. We need to see through such arrogant elitists if we want to cling to our freedom.

  • Daniel Horowitz, Conservative Review

    If R's were serious about fighting O's unconstitutional exec. amnesty, they would have reconvene a special session. We need to use the numerous GOP-controlled state legislatures to push through enduring safeguards against the type of irrevocable tyranny.

  • David Corbin and Matt Parks, The Federalist

    Republicans would be better off if they spent more time figuring out how to use a legislative veto (and funding a constitutional gov't worth funding), and less time making idle threats.

  • Sophia Pearson & Kathleen Miller, Bloomberg

    The complaint filed in DC fed. court said Obama unlawfully postponed one of the Obamacare’s central requirements, that most employers provide insurance to workers, without a vote of Congress. The House also claimed the admin. is improperly making payments to insurance companies.

  • Rebecca Shabad, The Hill

    Lindsey Graham said R's are partially responsible for not passing comprehensive immigration reform. “Shame on us as R's for having a body that cannot generate a solution to an issue that’s nat'l security, that’s cultural, that’s economic. I’m disappointed in my party," h

  • William Petroski, Des Moines Register

    Dr. Carson called for a renewal of the principles of the founding fathers and support for the idea that the U.S. is a Judeo-Christian nation. He insisted that efforts must be undertaken to improve the nation's education system, curb the federal deficit and reform the tax system.

  • Joe Newby, Spokane Conservative Examiner

    The satirical online publication The Daily Currant claimed Sarah Palin said America should send illegal immigrants to Mexico by sending them back home across the ocean. The story is completely fake, but, several libs fell for the story and responded with their trademark hatred.

  • Grover G. Norquist and Patrick Gleason, Reuters

    The gov't reform & tax-relief measures enacted by Walker and other GOP governors are a big reason for the electoral success. Coolidge’s record and how it compares to what Walker has done in Wis. make a strong case for his name to be on the short list of GOP contenders.

  • Elliot Jager, Newsmax

    Conservative critics of Ohio GOP Gov. John Kasich have latched onto a report from the Homeland Security  Inspector General's office that criticized the state's management of $61.6 million in grant money. The report could pose a stumbling block for his possible '16 presidential run.

  • Alex Griswold, Daily Caller

    Republican Senator Lindsey Graham said on CNN’s “State of the Union” that he believed the House Intelligence Committee’s Benghazi report, which vindicated many administration claims, was “full of crap.”