Wednesday, September 27, 2006

Rule of Law Applies to All

"States, Counties Begin to Enforce Immigration Law,".... I didn't know you "begin" to enforce a law.... but maybe better late than never.

Such enforcement "has led to the removal of many illegal immigrants charged with felonies, people arrested for lesser charges such as traffic violations are also subject to deportation. That, according to Hispanic leaders, has created a constant worry for people who are in the United States illegally and now fear deportation after a simple traffic stop." (WaPo)

Hello.... people who are in the United States illegally are already lawbreakers. Unable, or unwilling, to grasp this concept, they add, "Many illegal immigrants lack valid licenses. As a result, they now risk not only arrest but also deportation whenever they drive."

And that is really the crux of the problem. Hispanic leaders and illegal aliens just don't get the rule of law.

They whine about worrying about deportation if they break even a "simple" traffic law. They don't get the concept that just by being here illegally they have already broken the law.... and driving without a license, which they evidently view as just a nuisance law, puts everyone at risk.

Immigration laws are now being enforced in Charlotte, NC after a truck driven by an illegal alien whose alcohol blood-level was nearly triple the legal limit, hit a car, killing a local teacher and leaving the teacher's wife in a vegetative state.... the illegal alien's fifth impaired-driving accident in five years.

Illegal aliens and their enablers don't seem to understand the bedrock of our society, the rule of law.... they operate under the rule of entitlement.

The only thing an illegal alien lawbreakers is "entitled" to is deportation, and the "right" to enter our country only under the rule of our immigration laws.

Their home countries would demand no less.


Anonymous said...

I hope you like picking your own lettuce/fruit and butchering your own meat--because those are just a few of the things that will have to be done if people like you kick out all the illegal immigrants. Americans just do not do jobs like that anymore, for whatever reason.

By the way, EVERYONE in America (with the exception of Native Americans) is an illegal immigrant. Since your website says you're from Iowa, I'm sure your ancestors or your neighbor's ancestors received permission from the various tribes already living there before stealing their land. Wake up Pot and stop calling the kettle black!

Truth Hunter said...

Anon, The tone of your post makes my point exactly.... you really don't understand what "rule of law" means.

What do you think would happen if your native land had an invasion of illegal aliens such as we are experiencing? Would your government look the other way and give them the rights and benefits of citizenship?.... don't think so.

Let's face it, the REAL reason you come to this country is the failure of your own country to provide you with opportunities.

We're more than happy to give you opportunity when you respect our rule of law and come here legally.

Idunois said...

I don't think the issue needing to be addressed is immigration but the term you use the "rule of law". This implies that whatever law passed by politicians is absolute. I can not agree with it, because there will be laws that will take away some of my rights. Laws are never absolute, they are not made by God or a supreme being, only by another mortal being who believes what he is doing is right. The communist have their "rule of law"; they had to place a wall between West and East Germany in order to keep their citizens in rather than allowing them to leave. As we supported West Germany, they had an open door policy, not shutting the door making it more difficult for those in East Germany who wished to come to a higher ground.

Illegal Immigrants take the chances, our police force has been reluctant to fully partake in their job although at one time it put fear unto the illegals. But over time as the illegal immigrants felt that for minor infractions they will not get deported, they continuously drink and drive or other harmful activities. The harder the police force comes down upon them, the less trouble will the illegal immigrants cause, but it won't decrease the amount of illegal immigrants. Interesting read though. Thanks!

Truth Hunter said...

Idunois, Point taken. What I should have said to be more prescise, is the rule of law as it applies to a democratic republic.

In a democracy, the rule of law is the principle that governmental authority is legitimately exercised only in accordance with written (by our representatives), publicly disclosed laws adopted and enforced in accordance with established procedure.

This principle of the "rule of law" is intended to be a safeguard against arbitrary governance and anarchy. That is why in a democracy the citizen voters must be vigilant to ensure the laws are just... and enforced. Otherwise, there is no rule of law.

The "rule of law" is not a principle that applies to dictatorships or governments that have laws not made "of the people, by the people, and for the people."

Again, that is my point. This country is based on the "rule of law." Otherwise, people would be free to break and disregard the laws, resulting in political and social disorder.... anarchy.

West Germany is a good example of a democracy at work through their laws.... the open door policy to East Germany.... based on the democratic principle of "political asylum."

But, giving a safe haven to political refugees from another nation is totally different from allowing unlawful entry into our country.... breaking our immigration and other laws.

I hope this clarifies my reference to the "rule of law." Thanks for your thoughts.

BlueStateWarrior said...

Truth Hunter

We are of two minds once again. I also wrote a blog on this same article and had the same reaction. What is it that people don't get?

Truth Hunter said...

Bluestatewarrior, It is hard to understand why some just don't get it. In our form of government, it ISN'T OK to enforce some laws but not others.

The Democrats are on the wrong side of this issue, and it will cost in November.