On November 10, 1775, the Second Continental Congress meeting in Philadelphia passed a resolution stating that “two Battalions of Marines be raised” for service as landing forces with the fleet. This resolution established the Continental Marines and marked the birth date of the United States Marine Corps. Serving on land and at sea, these first Marines distinguished themselves in a number of important operations, including their first amphibious raid into the Bahamas in March 1776, under the command of Captain (later Major) Samuel Nicholas.
In a related matter, is the statement President Obama made at a Ramadan dinner at The White House where he praised Muslim’s attending of Islam’s contributions to “the American way of life.”
I know of only ONE thing that Muslim’s are responsible for that contributed to “the American way of life.” The founding of the Marines in November 1775 during the times of the Second Continental Congress. Before George Washington became our first President. Their contribution was their pirating merchant ships, stealing the cargo and killing the crews in the Mediterranean Sea. As the Marine anthem goes “From the Halls of Montezuma To the Shores of Tripoli…” They were formed to protect shipping from pirates at first. Then grew into a force that can protect our country. That’s what I see as Muslim’s only contribution to America and our way of life. Your mileage may vary.
Happy Birthday Marines Corps. God Bless you and your families for your service and sacrifices.
The 5th U.S. Circuit Court of Appeals in New Orleans upheld a May injunction by a Texas court, dealing a blow to Obama’s plan to circumvent Congress, the only body that can make or change immigration laws.
At the same time, the court affirmed what President Obama said, no less than 22 times. He has no authority to take unilateral action on Immigration.
- March 31, 2008: “I take the Constitution very seriously. The biggest problems that we’re facing right now have to do with [the president] trying to … not go through Congress at all. And that’s what I intend to reverse when I’m President…”
- May 19, 2008: “I believe in the Constitution and I will obey the Constitution of the United States.”
- May 5, 2010: “Anybody who tells you … that I can wave a magic wand and make it happen hasn’t been paying attention to how this town works.”
- July 1, 2010: “[T]here are those … who have argued passionately that we should … at least ignore the laws on the books… I believe such an indiscriminate approach would be both unwise and unfair.”
- October 14, 2010: “I do have an obligation to make sure that I am following some of the rules. I can’t simply ignore laws that are out there.”
- October 25, 2010: “I am president, I am not king. I can’t do these things just by myself. … I can’t just make the laws up by myself.”
- March 28, 2011: “America is a nation of laws, which means I, as the President, am obligated to enforce the law.”
- April 20, 2011: “I can’t solve this problem by myself. … I can’t do it by myself.”
- April 29, 2011: “Some here wish that I could just bypass Congress and change the law myself. But that’s not how democracy works”
- May 10, 2011: “They wish I could just bypass Congress and change the law myself. But that’s not how a democracy works.”
- July 25, 2011: “The idea of doing things on my own is very tempting. … But that’s not how our system works. That’s not how our democracy functions. That’s not how our Constitution is written.”
- September 28, 2011: “We live in a democracy. You have to pass bills through the legislature, and then I can sign it.”
- September 20, 2012: “What I’ve always said is, as the head of the executive branch, there’s a limit to what I can do.”
- October 16, 2012: “We’re … a nation of laws. … And I’ve done everything that I can on my own.”
- January 30, 2013: “I’m not a king. I am the head of the executive branch of government. I’m required to follow the law.”
- January 30, 2013: “I’m not a king. You know, my job as the head of the executive branch ultimately is to carry out the law.”
- February 14, 2013: “The problem is that I’m the president of the United States, I’m not the emperor of the United States.”
- July 16, 2013: “I think that it is very important for us to recognize that the way to solve this problem has to be legislative.”
- September 17, 2013: “My job in the executive branch is supposed to be to carry out the laws that are passed. … But if we start broadening that, then essentially I would be ignoring the law…”
- November 25, 2013: “The easy way out is to try to yell and pretend like I can do something by violating our laws. … That’s not our tradition.”
- March 6, 2014: “And I cannot ignore those laws any more than I could ignore … any of the other laws that are on the books.”
- August 6, 2014: “I’m bound by the Constitution; I’m bound by separation of powers.”