The President was doing reasonably well in his State of the Union address, speaking positively about traditional values like hard work and education. But he couldnâ€™t leave well enough alone; he had to inject his comprehensive amnesty scheme to reward foreign lawbreakers whom he imagines will be future Democrats.
He spoke like itâ€™s a little thing to amnesty millions, shred the principle of national sovereignty and add $2.6 trillion to the national debt from the increased welfare costs.
State of the Union Text, January 25, 2011Obama now pretends to have moved to the center, but diversity against American values is still job #1 for him.
One last point about education. Today, there are hundreds of thousands of students excelling in our schools who are not American citizens. Some are the children of undocumented workers, who had nothing to do with the actions of their parents. They grew up as Americans and pledge allegiance to our flag, and yet live every day with the threat of deportation. Others come here from abroad to study in our colleges and universities. But as soon as they obtain advanced degrees, we send them back home to compete against us. It makes no sense.
Now, I strongly believe that we should take on, once and for all, the issue of illegal immigration. I am prepared to work with Republicans and Democrats to protect our borders, enforce our laws and address the millions of undocumented workers who are now living in the shadows. I know that debate will be difficult and take time. But tonight, letâ€™s agree to make that effort. And letâ€™s stop expelling talented, responsible young people who can staff our research labs, start new businesses, and further enrich this nation.
See also Roy Beckâ€™s live blog of the speech.