Thursday, July 8, 2010
Attorney General Eric Holder, at the direction of alleged president Barack Obama, has now officially filed a lawsuit against Arizona for attempting to enforce federal immigration laws.
Presumably, the lawsuit will allow the current administration to keep the southern border wide open...even though a recent study shows that illegal immigrants are costing American taxpayers $113 billion each and every year.
Holder's lawsuit argues that Arizona is violating the Constitution (which Holder hasn't actually read, but has heard about on TV) by enforcing federal laws... which should be done only by federal officers.
This being the case, all 50 states will now need to instruct their police departments to quickly back away from assisting in the apprehension of people who commit federal crimes, including those who violate the Violence Against Women Act, the Victims of Trafficking Act, or the Matthew Shephard/James Byrd Jr Hate Crimes Prevention Act.
In fact, the crux of the government's case against Arizona is that police officers are committing a breach of law by simply trying to ascertain whether a suspect might be guilty of a federal crime... meaning that state and local cops, just to be safe, should turn their backs on any act of violence that even might rise to a federal level.
In other words, the police can stop your car if you have a burned out tail light...but can't ask why you also have the body of a black man (or woman, or gay) being dragged from your rear bumper.
Most experts expect the case against Arizona to drag on and on... and eventually be lost by the Obama administration. These same experts - conservative and liberal - agree that the entire exercise amounts to pure political posturing from democrats to gain Hispanic votes at any cost.
And in the meanwhile, the president who paints himself as a modern-day Lincoln continues to foment ethnic and racial division and has officially fired the first shot in the New War Between the States.