The United States Senate passed a resolution in support of open borders Thursday.
It was disguised, of course, as a deep-seated concern for constitutional integrity in the face of President Trump’s emergency declaration to secure the southern border.
Haha. Constitutional integrity. That’s a good one. But on the scale of “don’t pee on me and tell me it’s raining,” this goes all the way up to 11.
The 12 Republicans who joined the Democrat minority in the Senate to disapprove of “dangerous precedents” being set haven’t batted much of an eye (cheap rhetoric doesn’t count) when baby-killing budgets have been passed, federal deficits have been exploded beyond rationality, gender has been redefined, religious freedom has been threatened, socialist medicine has been codified, and courts have become the “more equal than all the others” branch of government.
They have watched and watched and watched and watched as the fundamental duties of Congress have been traded away for a bowl of porridge. When Jacob betrayed Esau, he got a birthright. But the Republicans in Congress can never help but get their Esau on. A birthright would be too much work. Porridge is better.
And now with the help of the magic “Rs,” the well-documented flood of illegal immigration across the southern border is not only being ignored but actually protected with the insistence that do so is a constitutional prerogative.
I’m sorry, guys and gals. But there is simply no objective way to tell any more that you actually care about the Framers’ intent about anything. Just as Congress refuses to build a wall on the border, they have refused to build walls against authoritarian usurpation by the bureaucrats and the black-robed tyrants for decades.
Now they want to claim that Trump is actually the authoritarian who needs to be checked. But he’s a symptom of years of malfeasance, not a proximal cause of our current reality. Had Republicans cared about the Constitution and acted accordingly since Reagan left the scene, Trump wouldn’t have a border problem to solve. Heck, had Republicans cared about the Constitution and acted accordingly since Reagan, there would’ve never been a President Trump at all.
A story from the legend of Davy Crockett cautioned us against our current plight a very long time ago. Before dying at the Alamo, Crockett was a congressional representative from Tennessee in the earlier 1800s and refused to support an appropriations bill that would give the widow of a fallen naval officer monetary compensation from Congress’ purse.
It wasn’t that he was heartless, he explained. In fact, a few years earlier he had attempted to provide similar fiscal compensation from the public trough to families whose homes had been destroyed by a fire. Yet it was then that he learned a vital lesson from a wise farmer, who basically pulled him aside and told him to “stay in your lane, bro.”
More specifically, the farmer, Horatio Bunce, said, “If you have the right to give to one, you have the right to give to all; and, as the Constitution neither defines charity nor stipulates the amount, you are at liberty to give to any and everything which you may believe, or profess to believe, is a charity, and to any amount you may think proper. You will very easily perceive what a wide door this would open for fraud and corruption and favoritism, on the one hand, and for robbing the people on the other.”
Well, here we are in 2019, and robbing people clearly seems to be what Congress is best at. Robbing them of a truly representative government of limited powers and God-ordered wisdom and justice.
In its place, we have faux constitutional virtue-signaling. It is pathetic. It is criminal. It is insane. It’s also #FakeNews.
These Republicans aren’t for the Constitution. They’re for open borders. Always have been, always will be. Esau’s bowl isn’t full of porridge, but donor class dollars. And there is nothing the GOP donor class cares about more than open borders and the flood of cheap labor that comes with it. They care more about labor costs today than cultural costs tomorrow. So they pretend they’re doing this because orange man bad. But really it’s because those Chamber of Commerce greenbacks are good.
This party isn’t a big tent. It’s a big scam.
Steve Deace is broadcast nationally every day on BlazeTV. He is the author of the book “Truth Bombs: Confronting the Lies Conservatives Believe (To Our Own Demise).”