Interesting on NBC and CBS last evening [January 30, 2013] , that every illegal interviewed showed no sense that breaking the law had any significance. It was just not on any of their minds. What if we all shifted to that view?
If we just look the other way and let 11 million illegal immigrants get away with violating the law, what reason would there be for others to obey the law any more? If 11 million taxpayers just faked it all and paid nothing, would we forgive? Can the United States afford to make fools again out of those who obey the law and give criminals a break? I am not sure they have enough law enforcement people to enforce the law if average law abiding people say oh forget it and do as they please.
If the proposed illegal immigration package passes as they are proposing, or a similar package, what are the plans to take care of the anger of allowing one group of people to ignore the law? Maybe the bill should include a “Get Our of Jail Free” card for all citizens. The Constitution does demand fairness and equality. All deserve a free illegal move. Most would just ignore taxes for a time. One could limit the scope of the crimes, of course. They also should prepare a statement for teachers on how to teach kids to obey the law while they reward law breakers so. That could be a tough one.
If you champion the violation of the law by illegal immigrants, how can more law be your answer to any problem, including gun control and mass shootings? Washington, and specifically the Democrats, think law is the only answer to all. Yet if law is then all law must receive their backing and support, You cannot fail to enforce one law, while actively supporting the right of people to violate it, then expect respct for law. …probably never occurs to the party that they do this.