Anti-American: Barack Obama says only Native Americans can decide U.S. immigration policy

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Speaking in Chicago yesterday, Barack Obama said that U.S. citizens have no right to control who comes into the U.S. and that the only people who can rightfully control that are Native Americans. In so doing, Obama denied the sovereignty of the United States and denied the very laws and structures that made him president in the first place. HIs statement also harkens back to the days when the "one drop rule" was used to deprive blacks of rights.

Here's Obama's statement, video below (skip to the 10 minute mark):

"If you look at the history of immigration in this country, each successive wave there have been periods where the folks who were already here suddenly say, 'Well I don't want those folks.' Even though the only people who have the right to say that are some Native Americans."

Some of his followers will think that's a statement against racism, when the opposite is the case. Obama's saying that only one race has the right to decide U.S. immigration policy: Native Americans. U.S. laws say otherwise. Under U.S. laws someone's whose ancestors were here before the Pilgrims has no more of a right to decide our policies than someone from China who just became a U.S. citizen yesterday.

The idea of race-based rights is more in line with countries that have royalty and with the situation in the U.S. decades ago in which blacks were accorded fewer rights due to their race. At least Obama is colorblind in this particular case: he's saying that U.S. citizens of any race other than Native Americans can't rightfully decide our immigration policies.

By denying the rights of citizens to control our immigration policies, Obama is denying the very structures that put him into power. He's in effect saying that the U.S. has no right to the territory it inhabits and by so doing he's in effect saying that he has no right to be president. In his mind, the only rightful owners of U.S. territory are Native Americans.

Unfortunately, this isn't the first time Obama's made similar anti-American comments. The first time (or at least the first time noted here) was a few weeks before Obama was elected. A consistent campaign to show him wrong over those anti-American comments could have cost him the presidency, but his leading opponents were incapable of that. Obama also made similar anti-American comments in 2010. See those posts for a related discussion of how his comments are anti-American, see this for another case, and see the reconquista posts for even more.

If anyone would like to do something about Obama's racist, anti-American comments, make the points above to his supporters, and use those points to discredit his leading supporters.