You likely heard that the U.S. Supreme Court struck down 3 of 4 provisions of the law passed in Arizona in 2010 that addresses illegal immigration. I heard the Governor of Arizona, Jan Brewer, and other Arizona officials proclaiming victory, but I think it is a hollow victory. Yes, the Court will allow police in Arizona to inquire about a person's immigration status when they are stopped for another reason, but that is it. If police find an illegal alien, they cannot arrest or detain the person unless they have a warrant. So, the person just has to be let go unless they have committeed another crime.
How this is a "victory" for Arizona, I don't know. A law with no teeth -- what good is that? Yet, the Obama Administration and ACLU, while pleased that the other 3 provisions were struck down, is unhappy that police are allowed to even ask people about their immigration status and plan additional legal challenges until even that minor provision is also disallowed.
They can call it what they want, but anyone who is pushing for "comprehensive immigration reform" is seeking amnesty for every person in U.S. who has not been convicted of a major felony. Millions of people who have broken the law by entering the U.S. illegally will be rewarded with what they want: Full U.S. citizenship, voting rights, access to all governmental services, free to pursue lawsuits against anyone they feel has slighted them . . . rewarded, for breaking our laws. And, as with every prior amnesty (including the one sponsored by the Reagan Administration), instead of offering a solution to the problem it simply encourages more and more people to enter illegally and kick and scream until they also get rewarded.
The Hispanic community largely ignores the illegality, as it furthers a cause they favor: Increasing their percentage of the American voting population and thus their political clout. Right now, neither major political party dares oppse illegal immigration, for fear of losing the Hispanic vote. It isn't hard to imagine that adding another 10-20 potential Hispanic voters will increase that clout even further.
There are so many ways (we have chronicled here) that U.S. is losing its ability to remain a cohesive and soverign entity: The massive national debt, the dismal public education system, the break-up of families and resulting under-parenting of our children, the rampant drug abuse and criminal activity, the promotion of divisions between various demographic groups. Add to that the inability to enforce our laws and defend our borders against intruders. I ask you, is there any hope for America?
I usually don't decide my voting based upon one issue. I was seriously considering sitting out this Presidential election, because I am not enthused about either candidate. But the actions of this President have made my mind up for me. I will vote Romney, not because he is likely to do anything that great for our country (and may well do harm -- but don't they all?), but because it is the only way that I can resist in even a miniscule way this further tearing down of my country. I fully expect Obama to win, but I refuse to vote for anyone who so clearly wants to further divide and destabilize my country. Our American government is treasonous!