Thursday, July 10, 2014

Suffer the Little Children!

Sarah (pain-in-the-butt) Palin wants to impeach the President of the United States because Central American children are being pushed across the border into the United States. The woman has once again engaged her mouth without using her brain.
by Charlie Leck
Sarah Palin is one of the least tuned-in people in America. I’m trying not to tell you she’s ignorant (because she’s probably not); however, this woman learns only what she wants to learn.
For instance, the former Governor of Alaska is blaming President Obama because child-smugglers are bringing small children from Central America across the southwest border and dropping them off in a land where there is some hope that these kids might survive and thrive. One has to assume that these are desperate acts by desperate parents who have no way to support their children.
What Palin doesn’t get is that the President is breaking no laws (which is a significant standard for impeachment). One of the final laws that President George W. Bush signed was the “William Wilberforce Trafficking Victims Protection Reauthorization Act of 2008.” The law gives wide ranging protections to children entering the U.S. alone and who are not from Mexico or Canada by guarding against sending them back too quickly to their nation of origin. The children, by this law, are granted the right of counsel and advocacy and they are to be turned over to the Department of Health and Human Services. That agency is directed to put the children “in the least restrictive setting that is in the best interest of the child” and then to look into the possibility of reuniting the children and their families.
A whopping 50,000+ children have been gathered up at the border since October 2013. As Diane Feinstein has pointed out, the President has the power to act and the law instructs him what to do. The problem, of course, is that there is not enough money to carry out the instructions of the law. The President is seeking those additional funds.
Now, granted, this is a complicated issue and it is not one that any reasonable person would expect Sarah Palin to understand. Nor, I expect, is she likely interested in understanding it. Palin never engages her brain before rattling off with her mouth. The entire American public understands that of her.
Republicans want the President to strengthen the border so that such crossings can’t occur. The President and Democrats want that, too, but they want the Congress to authorize the funds to enable this to happen.
“Use the National Guard,” many Republicans counter.
In fact, it would be extraordinarily expensive to use the Guard and it would be an inappropriate usage as well. It would be less expensive to provide the proper number of border guards for the job at hand.
Loud mouth Palin has shot herself in the foot again – as she has so many, many times. Is it any wonder that John McCain stood no chance to be elected to the White House?

Oh yes, by the way…
I came across this interesting sign posted on Facebook today…


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  1. Thank you for explaining this situation and piecing it together. I find it helpful in understanding current events and why I enjoy reading your blog. It's one of the ways I use to keep my self informed.

  2. This post helped me to better understand what is going on. I must admit, I was not familiar with the William Wilberforce Trafficking Victims Protection Reauthorization Act of 2008. Thanks.