Meet Loretta Lynch.
The daughter of a North Carolina school librarian and Baptist Minister, Lynch earned a Bachelor of Arts degree in English and American literature from Harvard in 1981 followed by a Juris Doctor degree in 1984. Her brother, Leonzo, is also a minister and her late-brother, Lorenzo Jr., served as a Navy Seal.
Loretta Lynch has a stellar record as a Federal Prosecutor, helping clear our streets of violent thugs while sending major drug dealers and crooked politicians of both political parties to prison. She was also the lead prosecutor in the Abner Louima abuse case, proving no one, not even the NYPD, is above the law.
The Lynch family has served both God and Country.
A married step-mother of two, Loretta Lynch has a world of experience in life and the law and it’s easy to understand why President Obama has tapped her to become the next Attorney General of the United States. If confirmed Loretta Lynch will be the first woman of color to ever hold that position.
But that’s a big “if.”
While qualified in nearly every way Loretta Lynch is sadly unqualified in one gigantic way; she apparently doesn’t understand how our laws are made.
On January 27th, Loretta Lynch appeared before the Senate to begin her confirmation process. Senator Jeff Sessions (R-Alabama) grilled Lynch about the legality of President Obama’s controversial deferred action plan, his Executive Action that would grant up to 5 million illegal immigrants the right to stay and work in this country. One of her answers has raised more than eyebrows.
“I believe the right and the obligation to work is one that is shared by everyone in this country, regardless of how they came here.”
And while that’s an opinion shared by millions across this country, it’s not the law in the country.
The law says you must be a native-born American, naturalized citizen, or resident alien to work in the United States.
Apparently, the next Attorney General believes otherwise.
As Attorney General, Loretta Lynch would be charged with enforcing our nation’s immigration laws as well as employment law, yet she believes law breakers have the same right to work as you or I, or the millions who immigrated here legally. A new right, the right to work regardless of immigration status, a right confirmed not by congress or the courts, will be born out of thin air. This is not how American laws are made.
If Loretta Lynch believes illegal immigrants should have the right to work in the United States she should run for Congress or the United States Senate, not Attorney General. She should win a seat, write a bill and round up enough votes to get it passed by both Houses of Congress. That’s how we roll in America.
If all this comes as news to you it is also news to the big three television networks. CBS did cover Ms. Lynch’s appearance before the Senate but failed to report on her exchange with Senator Sessions. ABC and NBC were apparently too busy covering the unique phenomenon of snow in New England to even mention Loretta Lynch.
Liberal or Conservative, Republican or Democrat, Loretta Lynch’s notion that illegal immigrants have a right to work in this country should frighten everyone. If new rights can be conferred by unelected bureaucrats they can be taken away by unelected bureaucrats. For this reason, despite her otherwise remarkable career, Loretta Lynch must be rejected as the next Attorney General of the United States.
If Congress confirms Loretta Lynch they will acquiesce in the eradication of the separation of powers, the bedrock upon which our system of government rests and send out an engraved invitation for millions more to cross our borders by any means possible. The reward far outweighs the risk.