FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE
December 28, 2014
The Constitution Party of Wisconsin (CPoW) condemns the 9th Circuit Court’s ruling declaring that the sovereign state of Arizona must violate their own laws and make available drivers licenses—state documentation and permission to operate a motor vehicle—to those illegal immigrants in the federal government’s Deferred Action for Childhood Arrivals program (DACA).
On December 17, the U.S. Supreme Court showed their preference for defending a mere federal law (a program) over the highest law in our land, the U.S. Constitution, by rejecting Arizona’s Gov. Jan Brewer’s appeal to block the Circuit Court’s ruling and to let the ruling stand. Much like the rest of the Bill of Rights, the 10th Amendment is meaningless to the Supreme Court.
The CPoW asks –
- Will a circuit court declare that anyone over eighteen and not a convicted felon must be allowed to serve on juries and that county courts in that state can no longer ask potential jurors if they are U.S. citizens or not?
- Will a circuit court soon issue a ruling that sovereign states must allow illegal immigrants to be poll workers as long as they “don’t vote themselves”?
- Will the Obama administration eventually use crafty legalese to declare that any “undocumented worker” with a state-issued driver’s license can be poll workers and must be allowed to vote in that state because “Drivers licenses are a form of identification and since the state issues drivers licenses, the state itself is declaring these immigrants are now legal.”?
- How long will it be before taxpayer money will pay for driver’s licenses for illegal immigrants who will claim they have a “financial hardship” and can’t afford the fees?
While control of immigration is a power granted to the federal government by the U.S. Constitution, the issuance of certain documents, like driver’s licenses, is under the power of the several states via the 10th Amendment. States issues drivers licenses; the federal government doesn’t.
The CPoW condemns President Obama for his lawlessness and arrogance but his actions are only possible because of Congress surrendering its legislative authority to the executive branch in the first place. Congress’ inaction sends a clear message to President Obama: “Do whatever you want, whenever you want. We won’t impeach you and we will continue funding anything you publicly demand.”
The CPoW and the national Constitution Party support only those who enter our county lawfully with legal documentation who will wait in line for citizenship behind all the legal immigrants. When rule of law is absent from a society, chaos and tyranny will always fill the void.
Constitutionalists ask, “When will President Obama’s lawlessness end?” Apparently, the answer is not until January 2017 when his term expires, thanks to spineless Republicans and lawless Democrat enablers who have taken impeachment and any other constitutional remedy to remove this president off the table. In the meantime, with both Democrats and Republicans in power operating outside the restraints imposed by the U.S. Constitution on elected officers, we can expect their illegal actions—and inactions—to increase and get worse, much worse…and on more issues than just immigration.