The short bios in The New York Post and other places featuring immigrants who are in the United State illegally were fascinating. I was struck by their courage to leave their homelands, their pluck at navigating a new culture and their patience in waiting for America’s official welcome mat.
Something else struck me, too. Not a single one expressed remorse for jumping the fence or overstaying visas. The law was simply a nuisance, an unfair barrier to their right to live in America, and they felt no qualms about violating it.
Some of these immigrants, including one woman who sneaked in from Mexico 18 years ago, even complained that presidential amnesty doesn’t include free health care.
“It isn’t fair,” Graciela Flores whined.
What luck — she and the other 5 million who benefit have found their soul mate in Barack Obama. He’s not into obeying laws, either. And he is endlessly entitled to whatever he wants, whenever he wants it.
Oh, sure, he has twice taken an oath to “faithfully execute” the nation’s laws, and to “preserve, protect and defend the Constitution of the United States.”
But he’s not serious about oaths, either. As America has learned, his word is not his bond.
A president who cannot speak honestly and who finds the Constitution’s separation of powers an option he can ignore is the very definition of lawless.
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Michael Goodwin is a Fox News contributor and New York Post columnist.