Governor Brewer’s Magic Wand
posted by Mike McClellan
at 17 August, 6:30 PM 0
Sure as shootin’, as soon as the President’s de facto Dream Act went into effect, our Guv went into action:
No special rights for the now-sorta legal illegals in our state, said the Guv. No benefits. Not even driver’s licenses.
The Guv was mad as hell and she wasn’t gonna take it anymore.
Which was confirmed by one of her Brains, spokesman Matthew Benson (you can read about this here).
Her action? According to some immigration attorneys, she can’t deny licenses to “deferred action” illegal immigrants, since we in Arizona have been granting licenses to that class of immigrants for decades. In fact, one lawyer says that the Guv’s action was “contrary to state law.”
Because, says Benson, ”The ‘dreamers’ here, they don’t have any congressional authorization. President Obama just waved his magic wand and made this happen. But it wasn’t authorized by federal law or the Congress.” (Benson, of course, ignores the fact that since a 1952 law was passed, the Executive Branch “has discretionary authority over deferred actions, not Congress.)
Hmmm . . . let’s see, let’s see. The Pres unilaterally authorizes an action unauthorized by law or Congress. He just “waved his magic wand.”
And the Guv? Well, she has a wand, too, apparently. So she waves it, and unilaterally authorizes an action unauthorized by law or the legislature.
To sum up:
President’s wand Bad.
Guv’s wand Good.
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