Law Unenforcement

posted at 9:35 am on April 30, 2010 by Doctor Zero

The United States of America, like every other nation on earth, has laws concerning immigration and the security of its border. Some people feel these laws are too restrictive, or not restrictive enough, but no one seriously disputes they exist.

Arizona’s widely misunderstood – and deliberately misquoted – new immigration law is an expression of no confidence in the federal government, which has refused to enforce the laws it already has on the books. The government of Arizona passed this law with due process, and strong majority support from its citizens. Unlike certain laws to come out of Congress recently, this one was not sold with fraudulent promises and carefully falsified cost estimates, scribbled on shreds torn from the Constitution.

Advocates of open borders and amnesty routinely encourage illegal immigrants to simply ignore the law. Several cities, including San Francisco, have declared themselves “sanctuary cities” where defiance of immigration law will not be prosecuted. Enforcement of the Arizona law has been caricatured as the behavior of a Nazi police state, to be conducted with racial profiling and sinister midnight knocks on the doors of terrified migrant families. Even the peaceful consumption of ice cream is said to be imperiled.

Removing the enforcement mechanism for a law renders it meaningless. If Arizona cannot expect its citizens to produce legitimate identification during traffic stops and other encounters with state authorities, the entire concept of “immigration” has been rendered meaningless… and this, in turn, largely erases the meaning of citizenship. Anyone who can physically occupy a few square feet of American soil becomes eligible to dine on the banquet of expensive services provided by our gigantic central government. This doesn’t just mean welfare. It includes all sorts of infrastructure, from roads to hospitals. We abandon even the pretense of citizens enjoying the benefits of public works they helped to build and maintain. Lawful residents of the United States, including legal immigrants who worked hard to join our society properly, become suckers who toil as janitors, in an amusement park with empty ticket booths and broken turnstiles.

The President and his party assert that only a vast and powerful central government can address the challenges faced by society. How can this be squared with the willful disregard of inconvenient laws? (They’re not even unpopular laws – they enjoy huge majority support.) How will the President’s disastrous health care bill function, if we are all free to ignore any part of it we don’t like? Will there be sanctuary cities for those who refuse to participate in ObamaCare? Their numbers would be far larger than the illegal alien population, and their belief in the immorality of the law they’re resisting would be every bit as strong.

All of the blind rage about “racial profiling” in Arizona has the situation exactly backward. Those who support the illegal alien community are the ones who assert a race-based privilege to ignore lawful statutes and resist enforcement mechanisms. No such lawbreaking will be tolerated from any group of citizens who refuse to pay the VAT tax, or obey a cap-and-trade law.

The federal government’s failure to enforce its immigration laws, and the President’s unfortunate decision to demagogue the issue at the expense of Arizona voters, puts the lie to the entire concept of a centrally managed society and economy. There’s no reason to believe thousands of pages of regulations for health care, banking, and energy production will be enforced any more carefully and honestly than immigration laws are. On the contrary, the daily news is packed with plenty of expensive evidence this Administration is virtually incapable of honestly enforcing anything. The notion that such a government can somehow build a “fair” and prosperous economy from a scrap heap of complex new regulations is laughable.

The deficit commission working furiously to manufacture political cover for tax increases should instead consider the costs of adding millions of undocumented clients to our unsustainable entitlements. The proponents of amnesty should ask themselves what future failures of law enforcement will be dismissed as billion-dollar mulligans. Those who express compassion for undocumented migrants should ask themselves why we police our border just vigorously enough to make the act of crossing it a dangerous ordeal. Intellectual consistency would demand conversion of the U.S. Border Patrol into a shuttle service across the border, with safe transportation and supplies provided by the American taxpayer. Their task should be persuading those taxpayers to support such an agenda, and use our Constitutional system to change the law… instead of screaming curses at them for insisting our current laws are respected.

Laws are not the same thing as the will of the political class. Once they understand this, they might begin to appreciate the true meaning of citizenship.

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spot on once again Dr Z

cmsinaz on April 30, 2010 at 8:14 AM

test, test.

strong work doc.

ted c on April 30, 2010 at 9:38 AM

Spot on Dr.Zero!

red131 on April 30, 2010 at 9:39 AM

Some of the losers who are against the Arizona law should come spend some time in a border state. Visit a hospital like Parkland in Dallas and see the hordes of illegals taking advantage of “free” health care provided by American taxpayers. Go to a public school and see the classes full of illegals, their parents not paying property taxes to pay for their children’s education. Try driving a vehicle in Texas and getting hit by and illegal with no insurance. They are a plague on the border states, sorry to put it so bluntly.

TXMomof3 on April 30, 2010 at 9:41 AM

All of the blind rage about “racial profiling” in Arizona has the situation exactly backward. Those who support the illegal alien community are the ones who assert a race-based privilege to ignore lawful statutes and resist enforcement mechanisms.

Of course … leftists scream “racist” while promoting racism.

darwin on April 30, 2010 at 9:42 AM

The political class isn’t interested in the true meaning of citizenship. They only care about their re-election, power and money. AZ had to pass this law because from some of the interviews I’ve seen, there are some in law enforcement who don’t want to protect the citizens in their counties. Sheriff Joe is the exception. Several mayors(dems) in the larger cities don’t want to protect their citizens, either.

Kissmygrits on April 30, 2010 at 9:42 AM

I can’t find Medicare and Medicaid in the Constitution, or abortion, or Social Security, and so on ad infinitum, but it was easy to find congress’ authority “To provide for calling forth the Militia to execute the Laws of the Union, suppress Insurrections and repel Invasions.”

Congress can deploy the militia, however that’s defined, to repel invasions. It doesn’t say invasions by armies or government-backed assaults, just invasions.

We are being invaded and not only does the federal givernment do little more than token enforcement, and some people are fighting that weak effort.

Akzed on April 30, 2010 at 9:43 AM

What bothers me most is that Obama once again used his position to assert that police would probably abuse the rights given with this law.

I find that repugnant. Now, if they DO profile unfairly, DO become bullies with badges, etc., then by all means….blast em’. That’s inappropriate abuse of power.

However, to assume they will do so and look at this law as giving free rein to racist police?

That was just wrong.

AnninCA on April 30, 2010 at 9:45 AM

Laws are not the same thing as the will of the political class.

Another “vision of the anointed,” to quote Thomas Sowell.

publiuspen on April 30, 2010 at 9:45 AM

“Arizona’s widely misunderstood – and deliberately misquoted – new immigration law is an expression of no confidence in the federal government, which has refused to enforce the laws it already has on the books.”

Excellent point Dr. Zero… the blame here is rightly on Washington not Arizona! We hope other states take their border enforcement in hand due to federal inaction… the reason our borders are unsecure relate to politicians favoring votes ahead of national security. That simple! Arizona Governor Jan Brewer has done more for Homeland Security than Janet Napolitano and both are from the same location. I salute Arizonians and Governor Jan Brewer for taking a stand.

IntheNet on April 30, 2010 at 9:45 AM

Simple, succinct and eloquent.

Thank you!

belad on April 30, 2010 at 9:47 AM

What boggles my mind is that our elected representatives have sworn duties to uphold our laws, but yet they not only pick and choose which laws to uphold, they also decide their own path as how to interpret such law.

Keemo on April 30, 2010 at 9:47 AM

Perfect. This sums it up.

hawkman on April 30, 2010 at 9:47 AM

The political class isn’t interested in the true meaning of citizenship. They only care about their re-election, power and money. AZ had to pass this law because from some of the interviews I’ve seen, there are some in law enforcement who don’t want to protect the citizens in their counties. Sheriff Joe is the exception. Several mayors(dems) in the larger cities don’t want to protect their citizens, either.

Kissmygrits on April 30, 2010 at 9:42 AM

+1

Doorgunner on April 30, 2010 at 9:47 AM

Nice piece.

And as an aside, I really like the new layout.

Midas on April 30, 2010 at 9:47 AM

However, to assume they will do so and look at this law as giving free rein to racist police?

That was just wrong.

AnninCA on April 30, 2010 at 9:45 AM

But not at all surprising…

ladyingray on April 30, 2010 at 9:48 AM

You hit that one right out of the park (as usual) Doc…

D2Boston on April 30, 2010 at 9:48 AM

Excellent article Dr Z – merci!

karra on April 30, 2010 at 9:49 AM

So, why doesn’t John McCain and John Kyl propose legislation to abolish the Border Patrol, Tear down the fences, remove the crossing gates at the borders and save a ton of money? At least they could put the Democrats on record as supporting having all of these things and then force them to put some teeth into the laws. Let’s show the people for who they are.

bflat879 on April 30, 2010 at 9:50 AM

Nailed it !

Obama continues to FAIL at every juncture !

One has to wonder what is betweeen those ears of his cos he sure ain’t keeping his oath to protect and uphold the Constitution. Roll on November.

Sandybourne on April 30, 2010 at 9:50 AM

We have a Demagogue in Chief. He refuses to be a president for all Americans. Once again, following the pattern of being more willing to accommodate a foe while turning his back on a friend or those he swore to protect and defend via the US Constitution.

ButterflyDragon on April 30, 2010 at 9:50 AM

Nicely done, as usual, Doc.

kingsjester on April 30, 2010 at 9:51 AM

Just an idea: if you get pulled over driving a car and don’t have a Drivers Licence: can you call yourself an “Undocumented Vehicle Operator”?
The whole immigration issue is caused by the Federal Government not enforcing the Immigration Law and not protecting our Borders in the first place.

gullxn on April 30, 2010 at 9:51 AM

Read the article at your site last night. Reread it just now. Good job. As a resident of Arizona I am fed up with the misrepresentations going on about this law. My daughter lives at the border and is armed to the teeth because of the problems there. When I travel to see her I carry a weapon at all times. The failure to support the law just breeds further lawlessness.

chemman on April 30, 2010 at 9:51 AM

The law enforcement angle of this story has less to do with amnesty and the larger immigration debate than you imply, Doc. The only thing even slightly amiss about this law was not that it might get someone deported…its that it was worded in such a way that gave too much latitude to law enforcement at the expense of every American’s right to be free from harassment.

They’ve since elaborated on what constitutes “lawful contact”, which is great. Lawful contacts include more than traffic stops and the like…now that the law has been edited there’s really nothing about it to get bent out of shape about.

ernesto on April 30, 2010 at 9:52 AM

Go to a public school and see the classes full of illegals, their parents not paying property taxes to pay for their children’s education.

Not to mention the extra resources spent in either remedial English classes or holding classes in Spanish.

Great piece. Uphold the existing law instead of manufacturing new law that would attempt to legalize illegal behavior. But with ICE show up (with trucks and buses) for the planned May 1st demonstration of illegals? No way!

katablog.com on April 30, 2010 at 9:54 AM

What’s interesting about Obama and the Dems is that this disdain of the federal law being broken daily by illegals and the lack of enforcement is the same attitude they have displayed on the health insurance penalty in the new HCR law. They claim that it will not be enforced by prison or confiscation of wages or property. It will be just like border control except the free loaders will get by for free.

inspectorudy on April 30, 2010 at 9:55 AM

The Democrats don’t look on the illegals as ‘inconvenient’. They look on them as docile minions to command so that the DNC can stay in power. It’s worked with Blacks, why not Hispanics?

GarandFan on April 30, 2010 at 9:55 AM

Even the peaceful consumption of ice cream is said to be imperiled.

Isn’t that one of the signs of the apocalypse?

Hening on April 30, 2010 at 9:56 AM

Isn’t that one of the signs of the apocalypse?

Hening on April 30, 2010 at 9:56 AM

I think that is the 5th Horseman.

Johnnyreb on April 30, 2010 at 9:58 AM

You think laws are important? You’ve got to be kidding.

You think illegals stealing jobs from unemployed Americans is important? Puh-leeze!

T H E most important thing is a flood new votes, fraudulent or otherwise, for Democrats.

olesparkie on April 30, 2010 at 9:59 AM

Great summary. Succinct, to the point, and spot on.

Crusader Rabbit on April 30, 2010 at 10:05 AM

The mystery is: why do our “leaders” want to dissolve this last best hope for freedom on Earth?

profitsbeard on April 30, 2010 at 10:29 AM

As usual,what is painfully obvious to any American escapes the fools in D.C. Congress continues to pile on new laws , yet if government would simply use the existing laws , prosecute and hand down strict punishment we would all be better off .
Come on who really can stand there and say these lawbreakers are exempt ?
Look at some of the popular arguments ( Jesse Jackson comes to mind) substitute ” Drug Dealer ” , “Child Pornographer “,
“Identity thieves “, or ” Meth Manufacturer ” and couldn’t one make the point they provide jobs and spend money like the ” undocumented worker ” does ?
What a Joke ….build a wall and build it now .Napolitano must be FIRED

ELMO Q on April 30, 2010 at 10:36 AM

I’ve asked this question for years:

What is the point of citizenship?

These days? Nothing.

rickyricardo on April 30, 2010 at 10:39 AM

There is no reason that ILLEGAL border jumpers should get enhanced rights and status ahead of what LEGAL immigrants that come to this country and are welcomed here are entitled to.

Arizona is right. Close the borbers and get rid of the ILLEGAL Aliens.

Kuffar on April 30, 2010 at 10:40 AM

I so want Obama to fail! Illegals to be deported, identified so if there’s another attempt, then stronger measures can be applied.

Why can’t they just “take-a-ticket”, go through the regular process, learn about this country and take an oath? Why is that so hard to do? There are councils where they can learn English too.

Yep-this is by design.

ProudPalinFan on April 30, 2010 at 10:48 AM

now that the law has been edited there’s really nothing about it to get bent out of shape about.

ernesto on April 30, 2010 at 9:52 AM

Wrong. When people want to see racism, they’ll see it. No matter how benign the event.

I have an acquaintance with someone who views everything through racist-colored glasses. If someone glances at him in the store, it’s because they’re racist. Someone cuts him off in traffic, it’s because they’re racist. Someone makes a mistake on his lunch order, it’s because they’re racist. He views everything through that prism. He’s a walking talking self-fulfilling prophecy.

ButterflyDragon on April 30, 2010 at 11:02 AM

The elephant in the room is, we no longer live in a constitutional republic under rule of law.

We like to pretend otherwise, but the obvious and blatant disregard of the federal government to it’s clear cut constitutional duties, while at the same time arrogating powers which clearly are not allowed to it – shows the truth.

How to rebuild the nation as per the founding fathers? Other than dissolution and a new start, at least with some of the states, I’m at a loss.

Rebar on April 30, 2010 at 11:05 AM

Ann, read the bill. You don’t even need to read the clarified, new-and-improved version. As usual, you have NFC what you’re talking about.

RachDubya on April 30, 2010 at 11:12 AM

Since our city became a sanctuary city our murder rate has gone up over ten times and we now exceed the murder rate of Los Angeles.

jukin on April 30, 2010 at 11:13 AM

Why can’t they just “take-a-ticket”, go through the regular process, learn about this country and take an oath? Why is that so hard to do? There are councils where they can learn English too.

Yep-this is by design.

ProudPalinFan on April 30, 2010 at 10:48 AM

Actually, it is pretty hard to do. The bureaucrats make it difficult, time consuming and expensive for those- including English speaking skilled workers- to immigrate here legally.

On the other hand, if you can make it across the border, you’re almost guaranteed an indefinite stay so long as you don’t get arrested. No need for fees, months (or years) of filing and re-filing paperwork and hiring an immigration attorney.

Hollowpoint on April 30, 2010 at 11:13 AM

Other than dissolution and a new start, at least with some of the states, I’m at a loss.

Rebar on April 30, 2010 at 11:05 AM

In the event of dissolution, just leave NY the hell alone and there will be no problems :)

ernesto on April 30, 2010 at 11:13 AM

What needs to be asked of critics of enforcement is “Are you prepared to identify yourself in the case of some kind of incident when you are in a foreign country? Would you drive around, say, Mexico or the Ukraine with no identification, visa, or drivers license and expect to just be let go if you got pulled over or caused a crash?”

forest on April 30, 2010 at 11:14 AM

In the event of dissolution, just leave NY the hell alone and there will be no problems :)

ernesto on April 30, 2010 at 11:13 AM

NY would be able to chart it’s own course, as it’s citizens will.

Fair enough?

Rebar on April 30, 2010 at 11:17 AM

There’s no reason to believe thousands of pages of regulations for health care, banking, and energy production will be enforced any more carefully and honestly than immigration laws are.

Honestly enforced? No. Carefully enforced? Yes, because there is money to be made.

skeneogden on April 30, 2010 at 11:26 AM

The federal government’s failure to enforce its immigration laws, and the President’s unfortunate decision to demagogue the issue at the expense of Arizona voters, puts the lie to the entire concept of a centrally managed society and economy.

Money Quote!

If the Federal Government can’t enforce the law on the illegal invasion, how is it going to handle our healthcare, finances, transportation, free-speech, self-defense,…..

Chip on April 30, 2010 at 11:41 AM

Dr. Zero (never to be confused with our inept Presidente Zero) again puts well reasoned discourse on the front burner.

I’ve yet to hear anything from the likes of Al ‘call me Rev even tho’ I ain’t’ Sharpton, Jesse ‘Shakedown’ Jackson pere et fils or anyone from the Left explain how/why illegal immigrants (in a previous era they would have been called invaders) possess the same Constitutional Rights afforded US CITIZENS.

SeniorD on April 30, 2010 at 11:51 AM

The mystery is: why do our “leaders” want to dissolve this last best hope for freedom on Earth?

profitsbeard on April 30, 2010 at 10:29 AM

Because they are not “our leaders” – they are fraudulent and corrupt enemies of our state, bent on its destruction for their own reasons. Our freedom threatens every tin-pot dictator on earth. Always has, always will… at least as long as we still exist.

Fishoutofwater on April 30, 2010 at 12:00 PM

Once they understand this, they might begin to appreciate the true meaning of citizenship.

The founding fathers never intended citizenship to mean that comes at birth:

The Declaration of Independence, after all, solemnly proclaims that “the good People of these Colonies. . . are Absolved from all Allegiance to the British Crown, and that all political connection between them and the State of Great Britain, is and ought to be totally dissolved.” According to Blackstone, the common law regards such an act as “high treason.” So the common law—the feudal doctrine of perpetual allegiance—could not possibly serve as the ground of American (i.e., republican) citizenship. Indeed, the idea is too preposterous to entertain!

James Wilson, a signer of the Declaration of Independence and a member of the Constitutional Convention as well as a Supreme Court Justice, captured the essence of the matter when he remarked: “Under the Constitution of the United States there are citizens, but no subjects.” The transformation of subjects into citizens was the work of the Declaration and the Constitution. Both are premised on the idea that citizenship is based on the consent of the governed—not the accident of birth.

Citizenship, of course, does not exist by nature; it is created by law, and the identification of citizens has always been considered an essential aspect of sovereignty. After all, the founders of a new nation are not born citizens of the new nation they create. Indeed, this is true of all citizens of a new nation—they are not born into it, but rather become citizens by law.

Source.

If San Francisco can be a sanctuary for illegal immigrants, then we should have a city some where in America that is a sanctuary for people who refuse to pay taxes.

Lets see how long a tax free sanctuary would last…

Conservative Samizdat on April 30, 2010 at 12:17 PM

Thank you. Sincerely. This renews my hope – that even one person out there can see what seems so obvious to me. This sometimes-arbitrary, sometimes-selective enforcement of law is a vital threat to our citizenship, our safety, and our future as a nature. My rage and anguish remains undiminished, but at least reading this, i find something to hope for.

WashingtonsWake on April 30, 2010 at 12:52 PM

California has a budget deficit of 24 billion dollars the stated cost of illegal immigration is 11 billion but probably higher. Ca citizens passed two propositions that would have discouraged further illegal immigrants from coming to get our benefits and our political class sued us who elected them and overturned them. Today the Mayor of Los Angeles Tony Villar called for a City boycott of Arizona. Things are just ridiculous and outrageous here. I can’t wait to be able to move somewhere sane like AZ

Could you imagine how prosperous Mexico and the rest of Central America could be if all the people who have immigrated here from there would emmigrate back? They could use the education, knowledge and skills they’ve gained here as well as the money they’ve earned to take over their country of origin from the corrupt families and govts who control it now?

Excellent article once again Doc!

CCRWM on April 30, 2010 at 1:01 PM

Those of us in border states are tired of the resources used to support illegals. Tired of even debating whether the Mexican flag can fly here. Tired of the easy deadly drugs so close to home. Tired of the murders. Most local politicos don’t want to upset the hispanic culture as probably a few of them have illegal relatives living here and they don’t want to lose their vote.

SWChance on April 30, 2010 at 1:04 PM

Are these potential votes (if these folks ever become US citizens) so important that either party must look the other way and ignore immigration laws on the books ?

Barack Obama say .. YES WE CAN

J_Crater on April 30, 2010 at 1:37 PM

What bothers me most is that Obama once again used his position to assert that police would probably abuse the rights given with this law.

I find that repugnant. Now, if they DO profile unfairly, DO become bullies with badges, etc., then by all means….blast em’. That’s inappropriate abuse of power.

However, to assume they will do so and look at this law as giving free rein to racist police?

That was just wrong.

AnninCA on April 30, 2010 at 9:45 AM

+1

RD on April 30, 2010 at 2:23 PM

now that the law has been edited there’s really nothing about it to get bent out of shape about.

ernesto on April 30, 2010 at 9:52 AM

There was never anything legitimate to get bent out of shape about, in the first place. But that never stops the left.

Slowburn on April 30, 2010 at 2:40 PM

admin@arizona-boycott.org email of boycott AZ site, I will email thanking him for the list so I can BUY something from an AZ company…

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reshas1 on April 30, 2010 at 2:47 PM

mystery is: why do our “leaders” want to dissolve this last best hope for freedom on Earth?

profitsbeard on April 30, 2010 at 10:29 AM

Because they are not “our leaders” – they are fraudulent and corrupt enemies of our state, bent on its destruction for their own reasons. Our freedom threatens every tin-pot dictator on earth. Always has, always will… at least as long as we still exist.

Fishoutofwater on April 30, 2010 at 12:00 PM

Not saying that anyone here uses the term “leaders” to describe people who are constitutionally mandatated to governmentally represent the will of those who voted for them – but the term has been ingrained in the average joe’s mind through use by the msm etc. It is almost synonomous with the word “rulers” and it really frosts me.

In AMERICA our government officials are not the leaders,
WE THE PEOPLE are the leaders!!!!

At least that’s what the constitution says. But I agree with
with Rebar – we no longer live in a Constitutional Republic. obama knows it and is shredding any last vestiges with uunceasing Cloward&Piven hammer blows….kind of a”constitutional cleansing”.

By the bye, the crowds that will needed to riot before the November elections will be on display at the “Immigration May Day (love that Stalin tribute)Marches tomorrow.”

tigerlily on April 30, 2010 at 2:50 PM