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ARIZONA: What happened to rule of law?

Letter by Judy Rogers-LaVigne, Olympia on May 19, 2010 at 1:00 pm | 8 Comments »
May 19, 2010 1:00 pm

OK, I must be missing something. Since when do elected officials (Tacoma and Seattle City Councils) endorse breaking the laws of our land? By slapping around Arizona for trying to enforce law, they are showing a total disregard for the Rule of Law…that which our country is based on.

The radical left has made such a fuss about “discrimination” that these elected officials are blinded to what is really happening here. There are people entering our country ILLEGALLY and doing criminal activity. In fact, the mere fact of the way they entered is the FIRST illegal activity, but then it continues.

Skyrocketing violence on the border, including the recent killing of an Arizona rancher by an illegal immigrant he had gone to assist, is only one instance. Until the federal government provides the necessary funding and manpower to adequately secure the southwestern border, Arizona will not long remain the only state to pass legislation to do its own policing. Rep. John Culberson, a Texas Republican who has advocated for stricter border enforcement policies, said the Arizona law was enacted as a result of the nation’s “failed immigration policies.” Maybe the Feds should be the ones boycotted!

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