There’s an amusing anecdote about Shakespeare’s “Hamlet” that comes by way of Star Trek. (Naturally, since people outside of the Ashland crowd don’t go to Shakespeare performances any more.)
When the producers of Star Trek wanted their Klingon villains to hold conversations in a realistic way, they hired a linguist to actually construct an entire alien language.
The linguist thought it would be an intellectual challenge to create a language with no form of the verb “to be.”
So after weeks of labor, he hands over the language he has built, and what’s one of the first lines the producers want a Klingon to utter? Hamlet’s famous “To be or not to be. …”
Which then leads to the Klingon chancellor’s comment that, “You have not experienced Shakespeare until you have read him in the original Klingon.”
This election today is a “to be or not to be” moment for America.
We are facing an invading alien force that seeks to take over our culture, in the form of millions of illegal immigrants who come here expecting to be fed, housed, educated and cared for at our expense. And we have a president who stands ready to grant them amnesty, changing the face of America forever.
Pinal County Arizona Sheriff Paul Babeu told Breitbart News, “The law applies to you and I as citizens, and yet it appears there is no law when it comes to illegals. The message the president’s action will send is this: If you can get to the border, you’re home free. It completely undermines the rule of law and makes the job of every law enforcement officers – which is already difficult – impossible. We already have our hands full because the border is not secure: Imagine what the situation will look like when the President gives executive amnesty to those already here. It would unleash a tidal wave of illegal border crossings, overwhelming law enforcement. It will be open season for the cartels.”
Maryland’s Frederick County sheriff Chuck Jenkins said, “In my opinion, based on what I’ve seen, every county in America will become a border county. What we’re going to see from the President’s action is not only the cost to healthcare, social programs and education, but the increase in criminals coming into our country. You’re going to see increases in crime, infiltration from transnational gangs, the drug trade and human trafficking.”
Obama has threatened to grant his amnesty after the election, knowing full well that if he had done so before the election it would have sunk the Democrats completely. The number of illegals he intends to grant amnesty to is equivalent to the populations of a dozen or so of the less-populated states — together.
There is no talking sense to Obama, who with his little pen and phone has made himself a king in all but title.
The crucial question for voters is, will we give him a Republican Senate, and therefore a Congress, capable of fighting him and perhaps even rescuing the country before it’s too late? Or will we keep the Senate Democratic and make sure that Obama has no effective opposition, providing him that deadlocked Congress he likes to blame as reason for his kingly decrees?
The choice today, America, is yours.
To be or not to be?