Sunday, April 25, 2010

Arizona: Is it an over-reaction to Federal inaction?

The recent law in Arizona is called racist. But I hardly think race is the motivation. For those who live in border states, and even more so for those who live along the border, Federal inaction has now caused an over-reaction to the problem of illegals and the ongoing drug wars.

Are we tired yet of playing the race card? This does not solve anything.

A new Rasmussen Reports telephone survey finds that 70% of likely voters in Arizona approve of the legislation, while just 23% oppose it.

And for Obama to direct his people to investigate this law, I don't think it's his responsibility. What is he going to do. He can't repeal the law. This is up to the courts. He claims it might violate illegal immigrant's civil rights. But what about the rights of citizens who have to support illegals and put up with the crime that a small majority of these illegals perpertrate on U.S. residents. And it hurts our legal immigrants as much as citizens.

This is not a matter of immigration reform, but of enforcing the laws of the land. The last several Presidents have not lived up to their reponsibilities. Congress makes the law. The President is supposed to enforce it. If the law is bad, change it. But the President doesn't have the right to say, "I like this law, so I'll enforce it. But I don't like this one, so I'll ignore it."

But hey, that's just the Constitution.

1 comment:

Fam Guy said...

Gotta agree w/you on this one, Steve. Surprise! Someday, we as a nation, have to face the to illegal immigration problem. Kudos to AZ for a start.