By Rand Paul
Obama acts as though we no longer have a Constitution
Independent voices from the TWT Communities
President Obama is expected to call for "comprehensive" immigration reform in his State of the Union address. He will undoubtedly claim he wants to solve all the problems of immigration — border security, enforcement, and the like. But beware: His real agenda will be to find a way to force Congress to accept amnesty for as many illegal immigrants as possible.
Speaking in the Kansas town where former President Teddy Roosevelt took a radical turn a century ago, President Obama Tuesday said the growing gap between rich and poor in the U.S. is "the defining issue of our time."
He told the audience, "So far, most of the Republicans in Washington have refused, under any circumstances, to ask the wealthiest Americans to [pay] the same tax rates they were paying when Bill Clinton was president."
Roosevelt's speech marked his turn from a moderate to a more radical politician who pursued "the anti-capitalist state," said Matt Spalding, vice president of American Studies at the conservative-leaning Heritage Foundation.