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Monday, February 2, 2009

ALIPAC - Rule of Law: Obama Must Deport His Aunt

Just passing this one along 'cause it's interesting. Maybe it's an issue that should be important to me, but it's not. I am burning up the wires doing everything I can to halt the porkulus package from going through.

ALIPAC - Rule of Law: Obama Must Deport His Aunt

The national organization, Americans for Legal Immigration PAC, is filing an arrest request with Immigration and Customs Enforcement today and issuing a public demand for President Obama to honor his rhetoric about the Rule of Law by deporting his aunt Zeituni Onyango.

Zeituni Onyango is an illegal immigrant, who is currently under a court's order to leave the country or be deported, and has been living in taxpayer subsidized housing in Boston for five years. She is currently a fugitive from justice and is staying with friends in Clevelend vowing to fight against being deported now that her nephew is President.

"President Obama has promised the American public that his administration will honor the principles of open government, the Constitution, and the Rule of Law," said William Gheen of ALIPAC. "Obama must either deport his aunt or destroy his own credibility by showing her favoritism."

Americans were shocked by recent revelations that President George Bush issued a secretive executive order prior to the elections requiring Homeland Security to clear all immigration arrests with the White House beforehand to assure that Obama's aunt Zeituni Onyango did not become a political issue during the campaigns.

Obama recently repeated his claims of support for the intrinsic American principle of the Rule of Law. On January 21, 2009 he stated on CNN and other national networks, "Let me say this as simply as I can. Transparency and the Rule of Law will be the touchstones of this Presidency."

The Rule of Law is a principle considered to be a core concept of what America stands for. The 'rule of law', in its most basic form, is the principle that no one is above the law. Thomas Paine stated in his pamphlet Common Sense (1776): "For as in absolute governments the king is law, so in free countries the law ought to be king; and there ought to be no other."

The principle is intended to be a safeguard against arbitrary governance, whether by a totalitarian leader or by mob rule. Thus, the rule of law is hostile both to dictatorship and to anarchy.

"Actions speak louder than words, Mr. President," said William Gheen. "If you do not execute the deportation order for your aunt, then your lip service about the Rule of Law is no CHANGE from George Bush."

ALIPAC supporters are being asked to contact talk radio shows, the White House, and Immigration and Customs Enforcement to demand that the principle of the Rule of Law is restored in America, and that Zeituni Onyango leave the United States America or face deportation by months end.

For more information, visit www.alipac.us

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