‘This Is What a Dictator Does’

Glennbeck.com sums up Beck’s epic reaction below:

“He’s not trying to get this through Congress. He is just, in a breakthrough fashion, seizing power,” Glenn told listeners. “This is exactly what a dictator does, not an American president. We are a constitutional republic. They don’t do that. He doesn’t have the ability. The Department of Homeland Security doesn’t have the authority to do this. Obama is now stopping all deportations for certain classes of illegal aliens. Essentially he is going to put in place the DREAM Act without dealing with the hassles of debating it, voting it, discussing it, even writing an executive order. He’s just doing it.”[…]

“It’s not even executive order,” Glenn said. “He’s just doing it through the Department of Homeland Security.”

“Meanwhile, Janet Napolitano is telling us that the border is now better than it’s ever been,” he continued. “That is an out and out outrageous lie. This is one of the most important topics of our lifetime what’s happening on the border. It is a war zone. It is worse than a war zone. What’s happening in Pakistan on the border, what’s happening in Iraq on a border is not as bad as what’s happening in our own country on our border.”

Supreme Court decision ‘allows schools to violate religious rights’ of students

The U.S. Supreme Court’s refusal to hear a First Amendment case has opened the door for public school officials to violate the religious rights of students with impunity, charges a non-profit legal advocacy group.

This week, the court denied Liberty Institute’s petition to hear oral arguments in the famous “candy cane” case, putting the religious freedoms of the nation’s 50 million public school students at risk, the group said.

“Officials can now engage in rampant discrimination and claim ignorance afterward. School officials can now be roving censors and hope the court agrees with them that they are a government official, and immune from liability,” said Hiram Sasser, director of litigation for Liberty Institute.

The case began in 2003 in Plano, Texas, when elementary students Jonathan Morgan and Michaela Wade attempted to pass out “goodie bags” during the school’s “winter break” parties before Christmas.

Michaela and Jonathan were told by school officials that the bags were banned from the classrooms because they contained a religious message.

Another student, Stephanie Versher, had tickets to a religious play confiscated by a principal who “threatened to kick Stephanie out of school” and call the police if she attempted to distribute them on campus. Officials also confiscated “Jesus” pencils she attempted to give her friends outside of the school building.

The families subsequently sued the school district alleging a blatant violation of the students’ First Amendment rights. While courts have agreed that the student’s rights were violated, the question then became whether school officials should face any accountability for their actions.

In 2010, a three judge panel of the 5th Circuit Court of Appeals ruled in favor of the students and said school officials were accountable for their actions. The following year, the full court upheld previous rulings that the student’s rights were violated, however it disagreed over the liability issue and granted officials immunity for their actions.

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‘Raping Their Innocence’

A disturbing story is making its way out of a small community in Washington State, where residents are outraged over a school lesson that was delivered to fifth-grade children. During a sex education class led by the Onalaska Elementary School principal, graphic descriptions of oral and anal sex were purportedly delivered.

According to Fox News’ Todd Starnes, the 11-year-old students were being given a lesson on HIV-AIDS. However, the lesson took a bizarre turn when a student reportedly asked about other forms of sexual activity. At that point, the principal then delved into subjects many would deem too advanced for the children.

While the school hasn’t offered comment, Superintendent Scott Fenter defended the principal’s actions, claiming that she only gave “factual information” and “no demonstrations.“ Fenter also claims that the lessons that were offered came from ”state-adopted curriculum.”

“In reality, she stuck to the curriculum,” the district leader told Seattle’s Q-13 Fox News. “It’s pretty difficult to talk about STDs or sexually transmitted diseases without explaining what that is, or how it’s transmitted.”

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Obama administration to offer immunity to up to 800,000 illegals

The Obama Administration will stop deporting and issue work permits to as many as 800,000 young illegal immigrants who came to the U.S. as children and have never committed a crime, Secretary of Homeland Security Janet Napolitano said Friday.

Napolitano said the change is needed to ensure enforcement resources are not expended on “low-priority cases” and are instead focused on people who “meet enforcement priorities.” But the move angered Republicans, who viewed it as an overreach by the administration on a matter that should be addressed legislatively.

“Today, I am announcing that effective immediately, young people brought to U.S. by no fault of their own and meet several criteria no longer are removed from country or entered into removal proceedings,” Napolitano said in a conference call with reporters.

The election-year announcement was met with surprise and question by at least one GOP lawmaker.

“This is another example of executive overreach,” Florida Rep. Allen West told Fox News.

West said he just learned about the policy change and that such a move should have come through legislation on Capitol Hill where it could be debated.

“That’s how we do business in the United States,” said West.

President Obama is scheduled to further discuss the issue this afternoon on national television

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