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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 with 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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  1. Judy, given the fact that some of the council members were “moved to tears” over some of the testimony, should tell you about their mental capabilities. I watched the entire meeting, over four hours, I wasn’t moved to tears, I was moved to an extrememe state of anger. The very idea that illegal aliens have the audacity to stand up in a govrenment building, right in front of people who have taken an oath to uphold our laws, and spew their lies about being discriminated against and how we, as Americans are racists, that takes a lot of guts! The more I see of these “poor, downtrodden peole”, the more angry I become. The real victims here are the hard working tax payers and people who abide by the law to come here legally. Pity them? No way in H*ll!!

  2. sorry for the typos, “extreme and government”, fat fingers, small keyboard.

  3. Volks253 says:

    The “radical left”??
    Have you people really sunk that low?
    Is that what your media blow hards are saying these days to scare you?

  4. Yes! The radical left, a bunch of subversives, anarchists, law- breaking, anti -American, pro- communist, ski-mask wearing, back-pack carrying, fire starting, rock-throwing, highway-blocking cowardly low-lifes. That is a brief summation of the radical left.

  5. LuckyCharm says:

    “What happened to rule of law,” indeed? What about the 4th amendment, for that matter — doesn’t it bother you that even legal American citizens can be detained, harassed, and even deported in this crackdown frenzy?

    If AZ was really so concerned about enforcing border security, why doesn’t the guv order all their National Guard troops there to do it? Or why don’t they focus their crackdown on the businesses that recruit and assist illegals in crossing, so they can benefit from the cheap labor? How many of those coyotes are getting kickbacks from the ag farms and ranches? How come their owners aren’t getting stiff prison sentences?

    Either AZ lawmakers are completely myopic and clueless, or terribly shrewd — enough to know which way the political wind is blowing and start passing laws that tap into a visceral public frustration by sounding tough, while leaving the real causes and culprits untouched.

  6. Roncella says:

    LCharm, Its the illegal Mexicans and others who are crossing the border that are braking the law.

    The Arizona Governor and lawmakers are working to protect their citizens. The Federal Government has failed to act on this problem for over 30 years.

  7. LuckyCharm says:

    But my point, Ron, is that in many cases, it is people who haven’t broken any law who are getting punished under our immigration enforcement measures. Is it okay with you that innocent people are deprived of their Constitutional rights while we desperately attempt to pull up the “tares” after the seeds are already sown? Even Jesus preached about this approach. If we’re not going to attack the problem at the root, then we should be extra-careful to err on the side of caution when we go around hauling “suspicious” people off to jail.

  8. More myopia from L.C. I watch MSNBC, CNN, ABC, CBS and yes, FOX, I wonder why they haven’t been reporting about all of these innocent American citizens who are being ripped from their families and sent off to some gulag? Weird.

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