Sanctuary This & Sanctuary That…

It seems that anything referencing ‘sanctuary’ is likely to be favored by a Federal Judge somewhere apparently since the bulk of those judges located in that part of our country are liberal appointees of liberal Presidents.  Judge-shopping has never been so popular.

In this case, U.S. District Judge Orlando Garcia blocked portions of Senate Bill 4.  Officers can still ask about immigration status but as the result of the judge’s action can only report this person’s immigration status to federal authorities.  Thus, the illegal immigrant is released to continue living in the U.S. even though he or she is a known illegal immigrant.

Among those opposed to such laws are a lot of employers since they rely heavily on the use of illegal laborers at wages that likely are less than would be paid to legal citizens.  That simply exacerbates the problems left behind by illegal immigrants.  Those people do not pay taxes since they are not legally here and under IRS regs.  They send a good portion of the money earned back into their home countries to support family left behind.  This deprives others of the jobs, assuming others would want those jobs…and that is likely questionable given the nature of many of these kinds of jobs, but that does not make it okay.

This particular ruling by the Judge read, in part:  “The Court cannot and does not second guess the Legislature, however, the state may not exercise its authority in a manner that violates the United States Constitution.”  Of course, the American Civil Liberties Union (ACLU) lauded the decision.  Among other things, it claimed that enforcement of this law would’ve harmed local communities, not helped them.

It seems we are in the world of make-believe, an Alice-in-Wonderland world where up is down and down is up, where left is right and right is left.  People illegally cross our borders and then are protected by a Federal Judge under something he thinks he finds in the Constitution.  The people we hire who swear to uphold the laws of the land attempt to do so but are then thwarted by a Federal Judge.

These hard-working illegal people are significantly preferred, by me at least, over the alt-this and alt-that slugs who are an embarrassment to the rest of us, but that is another topic altogether.  We are a confused society without the anchors and directions, or so it seems, of the founding fathers firmly embedded in our minds.  If we do not find our moral and ethical compasses soon, there is no telling the damage we’ll bring down on our own heads.

These are issues, frankly, that cannot be cured by a fence, not to say that a controlled border is not to be desired.  These are issues that bring into question our moral fiber, and our continuing ability to self-govern.  There are elected officials and appointed officials throughout this country who seem hell-bent on wholesale change of who and what we are.  Congress is full of them.  The judicial system is full of them.  Cities and states are full of them.

I want more for our country and I believe the vast majority of us citizens are the same.  We need to continue to bring more conservative thinkers into key positions replacing liberal thinkers…if this is to happen.  And, that, in this environment, is a tall order.

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