Editor’s Note: Where in the Constitution does it say the correct response to federal tyranny is to appeal to the federal government and plead with it through the courts? We actually feed the beast we need to kill when we allow the national government to define it’s own power. Those who seek power in government deny our natural rights. The Constitution NOR Bill of Rights grant us our rights, they simply declare some of them. The Constitution is built on the principles presented in the Declaration of Independence and shows the source of our rights to be “laws of nature and of nature’s God.” Inherent in those rights is the right to self preservation. Foundational to these principles is the fact that the creature cannot be greater than it’s creator. The national government is a CREATION of we the people through our chosen representatives. Make no mistake those who deny your natural rights, including the right of nullification, are working to increase the power of the national government / big money interests / one world government and in opposition to your best interests. The solution, long term, is to remove such people from office and replaced them with people who are sold out to the principles of our founders. The bonus will be we will remove a lot of attorneys from office who have been brainwashed by law schools for over 150 years against natural rights, common law and for the collection of power in the judiciary.
Sheriff Joe Arpaio and Freedom Watch’s legal team are now filing his petition with the Supreme Court to challenge President Barack Obama’s executive grant of amnesty for illegal aliens. Doing the job most U.S. politicians won’t do, Sheriff Arpaio of Maricopa County, Arizona, was the first to bring a challenge when Obama ordered his Department of Homeland Security (DHS) on Nov. 20, 2014, to rewrite and circumvent the laws passed by Congress. Now Arpaio, with Freedom Watch as his counsel, is the first to go to the Supreme Court!
In essence, we are asking the high court to resolve conflicting approaches among the nation’s appellate court circuits. We are reminding the justices that America’s system of law and order and our nation’s experiment in self-government (unique in human history) cannot long survive if the judiciary refuses to play its part by upholding the Constitution.
The Constitution can only have meaning if we are disciplined to live by it, even when politicians are tempted to cheat. If neither the courts nor elected politicians will protect and defend – and follow – the Constitution, they leave every door closed for a peaceable resolution of our citizens’ refusal to stand by and watch our country slowly die.
Even as Freedom Watch was drafting Sheriff Arpaio’s Supreme Court appeal came more news of Obama’s unbridled arrogance and tyranny. A leaked memorandum from DHS outlined plans for new executive-action usurpations of the role of Congress – which bypasses even the federal court in Texas that ordered Obama and his minions at DHS to cease and desist from implementing his illegal executive amnesty. Thus, some of the plans mapped out at a DHS retreat are designed to barrel full-speed ahead on granting amnesty to millions of illegal aliens while technically side-stepping the injunction that is still in place from Judge Hanen in the U.S. District Court for the Southern District of Texas, as reported in The Hill. A coalition of 26 states led by Texas had sued the Obama administration last December. In the jurisdiction of U.S. Court of Appeals for the 5th Circuit, the Honorable Andrew Hanen issued a preliminary injunction blocking implementation of Obama’s amnesty. The 5th Circuit upheld the preliminary injunction (refused to order a stay) on May 26, 2015.
So in the 5th Circuit, the states were found to have standing to bring a lawsuit from the costs that amnesty imposes on them. In the U.S. Court of Appeals for the District of Columbia Circuit (D.C. Circuit), Sheriff Arpaio on almost identical facts – in fact, much stronger – was found not to have standing, and that is why we are going to the Supremes to break this impasse.
How can that be? Different judicial circuits and courts are following widely different and dramatically inconsistent rules and standards to govern standing. That is one reason the Supreme Court must step in and end the judicial chaos.
In the D.C. Circuit, Judge Janice Rogers Brown on the appeals panel explained in her concurring opinion what her…