Monday, August 5, 2013

Immigration Reform - Not Unless Current Laws Are Enforced

The Department of Justice refuses to enforce current immigration laws.  So, democrats want to pass more immigration laws.    Why will Department of Justice enforce new laws when it will not enforce current laws?  The answer is simple, Barack Obama and Eric Holder do not like the current laws.  So, let's wait until after the 2016 elections. 

Maybe a new Republican administration will enforce current laws, and we may see that those laws work.  The argument is that the current laws do not work.  My car does not work without effort on my part.  I actually have to put gas in it and turn on the key.  Yet Barack Obama and Eric Holder make no effort to enforce the current immigration laws, then claim those laws do not work.

Is that really how it works?  Does the President of The United States and The United States Attorney General really have the right to enforce only the laws they favor?  I say no.  I support their right to fight for immigration reform, but they are breaking the law by not enforcing current laws on the books while they work on immigration reform.

It's a bit disingenuous for the Obama administration to claim others are blocking immigration reform when the Obama administration blocks enforcement of current laws that are on the books.  It is a slippery slope when government employees are allowed to choose which laws to enforce and which ones to ignore.

Last week I ignored a speed limit sign and was ticketed.  The speed limit is only 30 MPH on a street that is clearly meant for higher speeds.  I believe the police officer who gave me the ticket should have refused to enforce the speed limit on that street.  Unfortunately, he did not agree with me.  I guess the police officer is more conscienuous about doing his job than Barack Obama and Eric Holder are about doing their jobs.

Let's enforce the laws on the books.  If that enforcement does not work, then we are justified in reforming the law.  The "pick and choose" position of The President and Attorney General should be met with a no vote on reform legislation. 

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