Tuesday, June 12, 2007

More Empty Rhetoric from President Bush

As President Bush exited the Capitol Building today, he stopped and made some comments to the press. Among his comments were these:

"It's going to take a lot of hard work, a lot of effort. We've got to convince the American people this bill is the best way to enforce our border. I believe that without the bill, it's going to be harder to enforce the border. The status quo is not acceptable."

"without the bill, it's going to be harder to enforce the border." ???

Mr. President, bills (and laws) do not enforce borders. People enforce them. You are fooling very few with your empty rhetoric. If you wanted to enforce the laws and shut down illegal crossings of the border, you would have already done so. But it is quite clear by now that you, Mr. Chertoff, and those under your charge, have no interest whatsoever in enforcing the law.

Wait a minute ... I thought that was the primary role of the Chief Executive. Let's see ... Congress makes the laws, the courts decide cases using the laws, and the president ... the president is charged with ENFORCING THE LAW!

We already have good laws on our books that give YOU the power to do what needs to be done. This is not Congress' responsibility, Mr. President. It is YOURS!


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