During last Friday’s announcement of his latest violation of his oath of office, Barack Obama said:
Now, these are young people who study in our schools, they play in our neighborhoods, they’re friends with our kids, they pledge allegiance to our flag. They are Americans in their heart, in their minds, in every single way but one: on paper.
As difficult as it is to overlook the absurdity of the last sentence, in which our supposedly learned lawyer chief executive, seems oblivious to the fact that that “on paper” thing is what the law is all about, let’s leave that aside and focus instead on the first sentence. These illegals “study in our schools.” I assume he means the public schools, the ones funded by increasingly burdensome property taxes, which got me thinking. Rather than being given the opportunity to compete with the millions of young Americans who also “studied hard, worked hard,” to quote the One, but can’t find jobs, shouldn’t they or their families be required to reimburse taxpayers for the free education that they obtained under false pretenses?
I wonder how Kelley Williams-Bolar would answer that question. Perhaps you haven’t heard her story, but given the President’s statement, it’s worth revisiting.
The Grio reported that Kelley Williams-Bolar, 40, and her dad, were accused of using his address so her kids could go to school in the Copley-Fairlawn district where her father lived. But Williams-Bolar contends that she was not living at another house outside the school’s zone. She said that she was living with her father in the Copley-Fairlawn district helping him while he was sick and that she should’ve moved out of the other house completely, so someone else could have lived there.
Williams-Bolar is a single mother, and is only credits away from graduating from the University of Akron with a teaching degree. But now that she’s been convicted of a felony and jailed for 10 days with a 5-year suspended sentence, she may, according to Ohio State Law, lose her license to teach. The judge for her case, Patricia Cosgrove, said that she would write a letter on her behalf to keep that from happening.
Like many minority parents, this African-American woman was attempting to get do something about the fact that her kids were trapped in a rotten public school, the type of school that serves teachers’ unions more than children. Anyone who has seen “Waiting for Superman” understands her desperation. She wanted opportunities for them, so she enrolled them in a better school in another district. That act got her convicted of a felony. Perhaps she should have renounced her citizenship, moved to Mexico and snuck across the border. Then everything would have been just fine.
In what is probably not another amazing coincidence, but rather an act of naked political expediency, yesterday the Obama administration reversed course and agreed to continue funding Washington D.C.’s voucher program, a bone thrown to those who may have noticed how ridiculous it is for Americans to have less opportunity in their own country than the children of illegal aliens.
Kelley, if you are angry over what happened to your family, please remember the words of the many Obama apologists who have been telling us over the last several days that his flouting of our immigration laws is the equivalent of the Emancipation Proclamation. And a belated happy Juneteenth!
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