Nemo me impune lacessit

No one provokes me with impunity


No Title of Nobility shall be granted by the United States: And no Person holding any Office of Profit or Trust under them, shall, without the Consent of the Congress, accept of any present, Emolument, Office, or Title, of any kind whatever, from any King, Prince, or foreign State.

Article 1, Section 9, Constitution of the United States

If this is the law of the land...why in a republic (little r) and as republicans, do we allow mere POLITICIANS to the right to use a "title of office" for the rest of their lives as if it were de facto a patent of nobility. Because, as republicans, this should NOT be the case...just saying...

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Friday, May 14, 2010

Holder Admits NOT Reading AZ Law Before Criticizing It

Attorney General Eric Holder, just like the rest of the Democratic leadership, admitted before the House Judiciary Committee hearing that he'd not yet read the Arizona law that mirrors Federal statutes in far, no-one in this Administration has admitted to actually reading any of the bill that have been passed in this last year...of course, neither has Congress! 
Despite repeatedly voicing concerns about Arizona's new immigration enforcement law in recent weeks and threatening to challenge it, Attorney General Eric Holder said Thursday he has not yet read the law -- which is only 10 pages long.  "I have not had a chance to -- I've glanced at it," Holder said at a House Judiciary Committee hearing when asked by Rep.Ted Poe, R-Texas whether Holder has read the state law cracking down on illegal immigrants.  "I'll give you my copy of it if you would like," Poe responded.

Holder told reporters last month that he fears the new law is subject to abuse and that the Justice Department and the Homeland Security Department are in the midst of conducting a review.  [yet, he couldn't be bothered to actually READ THE DAMN THING!, ed.]

The Arizona law requires local and state law enforcement to question people about their immigration status if there's reason to suspect they're in the country illegally, and makes it a state crime to be in the United States illegally.

This is a problem with many of our political class today.  They're quick to condemn...even though they don't have all the facts of the matter in hand.  Hillary Clinton condemned this law as well as ALL of the Congressional Democratic leadership, while not having actually read the law.  Our liberal leaning media has conducted an all out offensive against Arizona and the state legilature there...yet despite this,
60-70 percent of Americans support the law.

That just goes to show you that the country at large recognizes that there is a huge problem with our unsecure southern border, that those who actually have the responsibility to do something...refuse to.  It's time to secure the border, then enforce the laws on the books NOW, not give an amnesty to people who have broken our laws and entered the country illegally.

How can we expect our country to be run by people who don't read the bills they write, or the laws they are condeming?  Congress passed a nearly 3,000 page health care seizure bill without understanding just effect it would have...along straight party/partisan lines.  James Madison said, I would add, what good does it to be in a leadership position when you can't be bothered to actually read what you are condeming in such sweeping terms?
It will be of little avail to the people, that the laws are made by men of their own choice, if the laws be so voluminous that they cannot be read, or so incoherent that they cannot be understood .


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Rich Vail said...

Thanks Dinah, come back often. You might want to take a look at the Volokh Conspiracy as well. They do a great deal of legal blogging also.