Congressman Joaquin Castro (D-TX) has all but said Congressman Steve King (R-IA) is a racist, and has quoted Speaker John Boehner (R-OH) saying King is an “asshole.” Castro wrote an article in Texas Monthly that dwelt in large part on the immigration problem without noting that it is not an “immigration” problem, as those here illegally did not “immigrate.” They showed up, but did not immigrate. Here are portions of King’s comments and the rest of the Boehner “asshole” story.
“For everyone [illegals] who’s a valedictorian, there’s another 100 out there who weigh 130 pounds — and they’ve got calves the size of cantaloupes because they’re hauling 75 pounds of marijuana across the desert,” King tells Newsmax. “Those people would be legalized with the same act.”
That is a true statement, but Boehner took great exception to it (please read the whole of it below). Boehner could not then, and cannot now honestly dispute it, but he can and did call King “hateful” and “ignorant.”
Castro recounts a short conversation with Boehner on the House floor – on Boehner’s end — just three hateful words:
Another Texas Democrat and I were standing a few feet away, and as the speaker passed us we thanked him for denouncing King’s offensive comments. He slowed his stride and then paused to turn toward us. “What an asshole,” he said. My thoughts exactly, Mr. Speaker. Source: Joaquin Castro, Texas Monthly
Boehner’s disregard of the Rule of Law is, and has been for far too long, of major concern. King was accurate in his comments as you’ll see below. Castro threw-in the ‘white man’ problem in Iowa, saying King has few Hispanics in his area and didn’t have to worry about opposing the Senate Gang of 8 bill. Blame it on the ‘white guy’ and you’ll score a few points. What about the Rule of Law?
What we really mean by “a government of laws, not of men” is the rule of men bound by law, not subject to the arbitrary will of others. The rule of law means general rules of law that bind all people and are promulgated and enforced by a system of courts and law enforcement, not by mere discretionary authority. In order to secure equal rights to all citizens, government must apply law fairly and equally through this legal process. Notice, hearings, indictment, trial by jury, legal counsel, the right against self-incrimination—these are all part of a fair and equitable “due process of law” that provides regular procedural protections and safeguards against abuse by government authority. Source: First Principles
We have broken immigration rules all to hell. We might as well not have any on the books. The Obama administration has shown us that rule by “discretionary authority” is what we will get. Boehner has not called Obama an “asshole,” or “ignorant,” — nor even Harry Reid.
He [Steve King] cites those illegals who were brought to the United States by their parents as young children, for instance.
“Some of them are valedictorians — and their parents brought them in. It wasn’t their fault. It’s true in some cases, but they aren’t all valedictorians. They weren’t all brought in by their parents.
“For everyone who’s a valedictorian, there’s another 100 out there who weigh 130 pounds — and they’ve got calves the size of cantaloupes because they’re hauling 75 pounds of marijuana across the desert,” King tells Newsmax. “Those people would be legalized with the same act.”
But even by granting citizenship to a small portion of the 11 million illegals, “what we’ve done is we’ve set aside and destroyed the rule of law, at least with regard to immigration,” he says. “We will never get it restored again.” …Further, the Gang of Eight’s bill also “sends an invitation out to those who have been deported in the past and says: ‘Come on back into the United States. We really didn’t mean it,'” he says. “We’ve got some leaders who think that’s a good idea — and I can’t get myself around to even seeing their point of view.
“The members who are standing up and opposing amnesty are the ones who are keeping their oath of office and adhering to the rule of law — and they understand what happens in a civilization if you reward people for breaking the law, you get more lawbreakers,” … Source: Steve King Interview with NewsMax
Perhaps Mr. Castro prevaricates or exaggerates? How many Democrats have you heard refer to another Democrat as an “asshole?”
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