Wednesday, June 1, 2011

Making it up as you go along

It seems pretty obvious that when a governing body, be it a local school board or Congress, elects new members, it does not simply “start over” with a whole new set of laws and regulations.

New members become part of the corporate body and accept all that has gone before as the rule of law.  That’s why they take the oath of office.

As much as they feel they have a mandate for change, they cannot just disregard all the laws of previous Congresses.

Enter Debbie Wasserman Schultz, a member of the U S House of Representatives since 2005, and an elected official in Florida since 1993.  And the current chairman of the Democratic National Committee.

…and she doesn’t acknowledge the law of the land.

On May 26, 2011, Wasserman spoke to the Christian Science Monitor and said:
“We have 12 million undocumented immigrants in this country that are part of the backbone of our economy and this is not only a reality but a necessity," she said. "And that it would be harmful--the Republican solution that I’ve seen in the last three years is that we should just pack them all up and ship them back to their own countries and that in fact it should be a crime and we should arrested them all.”

She sounds like Senate President Harry Reid, who referred to them as “Undocumented Americans,” or former House Speaker Nancy Pelosi who called a room full of illegal aliens, “Very patriotic.”

Do they really believe this “undocumented” rhetoric?  Or are they just hoping we buy it?

Does she not understand that her statement defies the United States Code, which she swore to uphold?  It clearly calls for removal of anyone found in the United States without a legal right to be here.

There are all sorts of loopholes for which immigration lawyers praise God every day, but the bedrock understanding of the law is that someone here without papers (aka EWI) is to be packed up and shipped back to their own country.

It never ceases to amaze me that those elected to represent us so willingly trample the laws of the land they don’t agree with.  (Did I mention that Wasserman has made it a priority to court the Latino vote?)

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