Has America Outgrown the Rule of Law?

John Lillpop by John Lillpop on October 19th, 2010

This is article 17 of 131 in the topic US Congress

Just what is it about the water in Washington, D.C. that causes American presidents and members of congress to believe that enforcing the law is somehow optional, subject to the whims and idiosyncrasies of the president and or political power in power?

Both Democrat and Republican administrations are guilty of this transgression, which renders the claim that America is a nation of laws utterly meaningless.

For example, Attorney General Eric Holder recently warned that, should California legalize marijuana by passing Proposition 19, the Obama administration would continue to enforce federal law.

For whatever reason, Obama and Holder “strongly oppose” the legalization of weed; thus, the federal law will continue to be enforced regardless of how pot-seeking Californians vote.

On the other hand, the Obama administration, as well as both Republican and Democrat administrations preceding it, have refused to enforce the Immigration Reform and Control Act (IRCA) of 1986, which granted amnesty to 3-4 million illegal aliens, but which also set forth enforcement requirements and punishments for employers who hire invading criminals.

IRCA also calls for deportation of invading foreign criminals.

Because IRCA has never been taken seriously, America is now home to 12-38 million people about whom we know nothing.

Do these aliens have criminal backgrounds including violent crimes such as rape and murder? Do they have connections to terrorism?
We do not know.

Do they bring diseases long ago eradicated in America but still untamed in third-world nations?
We do not know.

Do they have blemished credit and a record of not meeting their obligations?
We do not know.

Are they self-sufficient and able to provide for their own needs without becoming a burden on society?
We do not know.

Do they speak and understand English?
We do not know.

Are they willing to abandon previous loyalties to other nations in order to become Americans?
We do not know.

The simple, but brutal, truth is that 12-38 million illegal aliens are here and we know nothing about them.

In addition, many cities in the U.S. have designated themselves as “Sanctuary Cities” for illegal aliens.

Why have Eric Holder and Barack Obama not worked diligently to enforce relevant immigration laws in Sanctuary Cities, including prosecution of city and state officials who are a “significant impediment” to federal agents?

Illegal aliens cost American taxpayers hundreds of billions of dollars each year.

Why do our elected officials refuse to enforce the rule of law, and why should ordinary citizens strive to be law abiding?

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