What’s the big deal about DACA? An unscrupulous president Obama took it upon himself to sanctify and legitimize, by his presidential will alone, the presence of intruders into our nation home. Now, President Trump, knowing the whole process was unconstitutional, has moved to abolish it. It wasn’t a law, just a “hope and change” idea that even Obama’s Democrat congress couldn’t or wouldn’t make happen. But, it is in fact, illegal and our lawmakers have refused to face the immigration problem until it has grown out of hand into near adulthood.

It’s a rule of law thing, something the Democrats don’t really care about until it suits their purpose but, illegal entry, no mater how it’s presented, or dressed up in the finery of sobbing rhetoric (Dream Act), is still illegal entry. How many decades have passed without the finality of law from our Congress defining illegal entry. It’s already in the books anyway, in countless other laws that no one wants to acknowledge let alone enforce. Trump say’s “enforce ‘em!”

Trump has tossed the ball back into the Congress’s court. It’s their game once again. Trump simply undid Obama’s illegal mistake and is making Congress face up to its responsibilities. Even Obama knew it was illegal because he said so but, he banked on the good feelings of empathetic Americans to carry the day and simply forget the whole issue. “It will soon go away.” Well, no, it didn’t! It remains out there hanging like ripe fruit waiting to be plucked or swatted away with a stick. Oh, decision, decisions, decisions. Think of it as a fruit, not a can to kick!

The Democrats want DACA simply to expand their voter base. Do they even have one now? The Republicans on the other hand, are scared witless, that it should appear they are heartless and have no empathy “for the children.” So, now it’s time for Republicans to fish or cut bait on the immigration issue. No more stupid ideas about comprehensive immigration reform; no more gang of eight talk about amnesty and please, please quit the whining about sending them back, breaking up families and all that nonsense. The government doesn’t care about breaking up families. When husbands or wives are sent off to prison, that’s about the epitome of the broken family. So, take that argument off the plate.

Now come the idiot New York State Attorney General with this comment: “President Trump’s decision to end the DACA program would be cruel, gratuitous, and devastating to tens of thousands of New Yorkers—and I will sue to protect them. Dreamers are Americans in every way.” Now where did that come from and even so, what does it matter? Upon what possible basis does he claim legal standing on this issue anyway, I ask you? He’s a Democrat and the Democrats have almost bankrupted the State of New York so, where’s those fund coming from?

The problem for the Republican is a corker. Will they try a revised version of the Dream Act, let Trump’s edict stand, or go for a single bill granting some form of amnesty that awards legal status to the DACA children? Now is the time for real statesmanship, the time to become a Profile in Courage, because somebody is going to get burnt.

For Republicans, holding the loyalty of the Conservative base already losing faith, is enough to keep politicians awake at night. If they infuriate the conservative base, then the end of the Establishment Republican party can’t be far away. If it even appears they are seeking bipartisanship with the losers Schumer and Pelosi, that will be the ultimate betrayal of why voters put Republicans in both houses of Congress and gave the Presidency to an outsider. It will be good bye GOP. We won it all after all now, let’s make it work for our side.

Unquestionably, the conservative base will see the Congressional Republicans as placing a greater emphasis on amnesty for law breakers, than on their oaths to protect and defend the Constitution of the United States and please the base. So, just enforce the damn laws already. That’s why we got ‘em.

The pro-amnesty crowd will see passage of a Republican DREAM Act version as preferable to solving the still hanging fruit of the Affordable Care Act. But, a stand-alone DREAM Act can’t help but further enflame the warring GOP factions (not as bad as the dysfunctional Democrats, but bad enough), and could cause the base voters to turn-in their GOP Party cards and reregister as Independents or, simply write off the Establishment GOP as the loser they are and not bother to vote at all.

To me, we’ve got to vote, even as Independents. There is now a slew of new conservative candidates queuing up to challenge GOP incumbents. Their message, “enough is enough, let’s make Conservatism viable again and conduct a real exercise in term limits at the polls.”

As for the “Dreamers,” if they’re eighteen, enlist them in the military. If they don’t want to go, or can’t, send ‘em home. But, It’ll be good for the military, good for the nation and it will be good for them. When they get out, give ‘em their citizenship papers. They’ll be conservatives by then anyway, untainted by the scourge of Democrat socialism.

As for their parents, the original intruders, send them home. Not a difficult choice. And, by all means, end the daisy chain of endless family members on and on, ad infinitum, claiming citizenship by relationship. That’s a scam and it’s not good for America.

To make it really effectively, why not simply adopt, en toto, the immigration rules so ruthlessly applied by the Government of Mexico. That should do it. Finally, look up Public Law 414, Chapter 2, Section 212 of the US Code, 27 June 1952, regarding immigration.

Remember, freedom is the goal, the Constitution is the way. Now, go get ‘em!

George G. McClellan, a California native, was a Regular Army veteran and served a tour in post war Korea. His post army professional career covered 43 years in law enforcement including the California Highway Patrol and the US Naval Investigative Service (NCIS), among others. With the latter, he became a world traveler visiting and working in many countries from the Philippine Islands to the United Kingdom, Asia, the Middle-East, Bosnia, all of Europe, Russia and India. He retired from the NIS at Naval Air Station, Atlanta, Ga. and has remained in the north Georgia area since 1990 as a co-owner of a Security Consulting company. He earned a Certified Protectional Professional (CPP) certification from the American Society for Industrial Security, as well as a Fraud Examiner certification (CFE).

He has published a historical biography on a namesake, a member of the John Jacob Astor Fur Company who explored a route west, and back, after Lewis and Clark. Early American history, Celtic influence on America and conservative politics, remain his greatest interests. He is also a bagpiper since 1975. He and his wife since 1965 now resides in Gilmer County, Ga.