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Monday, June 25, 2012

Arizona Immigration Law: Manchild Wins Again

Today, the supreme court ruled on the Arizona immigration law. 

1 provision was kept in place:

  • Law enforcement to determine the immigration status of anyone stopped by state or local law if there is reasonable suspicion that the person is in the US illegally.

3 provisions were ruled unconstitutional:

  • Crime not to register with federal government & carry registration
  • Crime to solicit work if not authorized to work in the U.S.
  • State/local police arrest without warrant in some cases

 Justice Antonin Scalia read his dissenting opinion aloud:

"There has come time to pass, and is with us today, the spector that Arizona predicted. A federal government that does not want to enforce immigration laws as written and leaves the states borders unprotected. So the issue is a stark one. Are the sovereign states at the mercy of the Federal Executive's refusal to enforce the nation's immigration laws? The State has the sovereign power to protect its borders more rigorously if it wishes, absent any valid federal prohibition. The Executive's policy choice of lax federal enforcement does not constitute such a provision... If securing its territory in this fashion is not within the power of Arizona, we should cease referring to it as a sovereign state."

As the federal government's power has grown, state powers have taken a hit today. Not only do federal laws supersede state laws, but according to this ruling, if the federal government makes a law, and decides not enforce it, then the states are not allowed to enforce it either. This is ridiculous because states are supposed to be sovereign, meaning they are able to stand alone as independent entities. Originally many states would never have never joined the union if they thought they could never leave it, but Lincoln did not allow states to secede, which lead to the War Between the States (Civil War). The legality of secession has never been settled. Scalia's point is that a supposedly sovereign entity should have the inherent right to defend its own borders, and if this is the case, the federal government does not have the power to take it away.

What does this mean when you have a lawless executive branch unilaterally dishing out executive orders which contradict laws approved by the legislative branch, and signed by previous presidents? If it remains unchallenged, it means, whatever Dear Leader says goes, such as allowing illegal immigrants under 30 to live in the US and work illegally with the stroke of a pen. Obama wasted no time today. Right after the ruling, he ordered Homeland Security to suspend immigration agreements with Arizona police. Even though local police have the right to call Homeland Security to verify immigration status of individuals, Obama has ordered Homeland Security to stop taking their phone calls, unless the individual has a felony conviction. Obama is changing immigration policy by fiat, like a dictator, without approval from congress, and with the support of liberal judges on the supreme court, so he can get illegal votes!

The manchild has shown over and over he will selfishly disregard whatever laws he does not like, and is fine with ignoring the entire function of the legislative branch. What if regular American citizens decided to act like selfish children by disregarding laws we didn't like? We'd be locked up! An elected official who has power because it is vested in him by the people, is using power he does not have to override law. The country can not afford to see what the manchild will do with "more flexibility" for 4 more years after the next election! 

We must kick out the tyrant. Some 30% of conservatives are not registered to vote! Inform your family and friends, get them to register, and together we will send Barack Obama back to Chicago, where he can retire, write books, and do some more community agitating!

Washington Times: Homeland Security suspends immigration agreements with Arizona police.

1 comment:

  1. These are very disturbing times. Compared to 40 years ago for example? Unimaginable.