ARIZONA JUSTICE ?
By: Wayne Brown
The issues surrounding the controversial Arizona Immigration Law seem to get more complicated by the day. What should be an issue that is based in immigration is anything but that it seems. Meanwhile, the citizens of Arizona continue to suffer with the dangers of an uncontrolled southern border and a federal government bent on making the issue of illegal immigration a political trading token.
The federal government cites the Constitution as mandating federal authority for border security on the one hand yet falls short of handling the task in terms of securing the border and rounding up the illegal immigrants who have already crossed. The daily business of human and drug trafficking continues to flow and Mexican drug gangs boldly enter into border towns inciting death and crime. Arizona, in an effort to quell the situation within its own border limits, has passed legislation to aid the federal laws and increase the efforts to apprehend and remove the illegal elements from the state.
The federal government basically claims that Arizona’s law usurps the authority of the federal government. In no uncertain terms, the feds demands that Arizona cease and desist. Of course the whole thing goes to the courts for resolution as it comes down to issues of State Sovereignty and States Rights. The case will slowly works its way up the system and eventually end up in the Supreme Court before a true resolution will be reached or should I say ordered.
For now, the argument rests in the chambers of the highly liberal 9th Circuit Court of Appeals. If Arizona has not yet suffered humiliation in this ordeal, the 9th Circuit Court will surely not disappoint in that regard. Already the call has gone out request testimony from officials of 12 different countries of the world as a part of the court’s process. By the looks of things, this next round will be a three-ring circus with both the court and the federal government attempting to make Arizona the clown.
It is exceeding apparent that this case revolves around whether or not Arizona has the right to create, enact, and enforce legislation related to illegal immigration. Both sides feel strongly in terms of their position thus it is also correct that the matter has ended up in the courts if neither party elects to yield. After all, that is how the process works in America when it works correctly.
Now let’s get to the part that makes no sense at all. Do you or I really care what some official from Brazil or Columbia thinks about the way Arizona is handling itself with regard to illegal immigration? What bearing does the opinion of other countries have in deciding an issue of States Rights in America. The issue and how we decide it as a country is basically not the business of other countries either to monitor, shape, or control. It’s about America and it’s about Arizona and that is where the buck should stop. Unfortunately this liberal court must actively demonstrate it conscious awareness of diversity and political correctness while it publicly embarrasses Arizona with its antics.
There is not another country on the face of this earth with policies regarding illegal immigration which are as relaxed and liberal as those of the USA. On the one hand that may sound like a noble position. On the other hand, if one thinks about it for a while, it is just plain stupid and irresponsible to say the least.
The federal government is bound by the Constitution to secure and protect the borders of the United States. At present, the government is failing miserably at accomplishing that goal especially along the border in the State of Arizona. I might add that Texas is not overly happy with the results either. Now, no one is taking the federal government to court over the issue although it makes good sense in light of the relaxed attitude with regard to the issue and in due consideration of the potential terrorist intervention that could come to America via that route. I find myself wondering if that lawsuit were filed, would this same court be inclined to invite other countries to weigh in on the decision process regarding the judgment of the court on the final decision.
Far too many people in high places are currently operating with an attitude that America must have world approval in order to function. At the same time, Americans are known as some of the most giving and caring people on the face of the earth who extend their hands to all when circumstances warrant. In this case, the politicians are extending a hand to those who would come here illegally and remain while basically spit in the face of those who have taken a legal route and worked hard toward citizenship. There is absolutely no basis for such behavior or any significant reason that it should continue.
The State of Arizona has taken a stand, right or wrong. The people of that state have their safety and the welfare of their state at risk. They have nothing to lose unless they just sit idly by and wait for the federal government to come save them. It is past time for effective action in Arizona and all along the southern border. It is past time to use this situation as a political trading card. It is past time for results from a Federal Government mandated by its own admittance to enforce the laws of the United States of America. It’s time to drop the world politics and get on with the business of America.
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