Immigration, July 1
We suffered under eight years of President Bush’s failure to secure our border and enforce immigration laws, over three years of the same under President Obama, and Congress has been a willing accomplices in these derelictions of duty. Arizona, after suffering years of murders, kidnappings, and assorted acts of violence at the hands of illegal aliens, grew tired of the government’s inaction and passed a law to protect their citizens, which is a basic duty of government at any level. So far, so good, but, alas, it was not to be. Obama couldn’t abide a governor taking action when he refused to, so he had Attorney General Eric Holder file suit to keep Arizona from enforcing a law to protect its citizens.
On June 25, the Supreme Court closed the circle by refusing to allow a border state to enforce the law. The upshot is that illegal aliens can now run wild because our immigration laws will not be enforced in Arizona, except maybe in a token manner.
I fear the American People, realizing the government won’t secure our border, may resort to vigilantism in an effort to accomplish border security. As one who made a career of law enforcement, I abhor such actions, but I also understand how disgusted the people are with a government that seems only to care about winning the next election.