Letter To The Editor
Laws must be faithfully executed
by Frank D. Banta, Newnan
Immigration reform in 2013 demands that it complies with existing law; that it provides for the employment demands of US employers without penalizing US citizen employees or potential citizen employees; that it not reward existing law-breakers for having violated our immigration laws; and that it not yield U.S. sovereignty to non-citizens.
In our nation, founded on the rule of law and justice, blindly and equally applied to all, one expects that Congress makes law, compliant to the Constitution, that protects the interests of, and benefits primarily, citizens of the U.S.
Unfortunately political expediency appears to be far more important than integrity.
Our elected representatives, to whom we delegated authority to act on the behalf of citizens based on their solemn oath to “preserve, protect, and defend the Constitution,” instead use that authority to manipulate and scheme to strengthen political partisanship at the expense of the rule of law.
For generations, the federal government has failed to meet a preeminent responsibility: to repel invasions (Article II, Section 8) by failing to adequately protect our borders and by its failure to faithfully execute our bona fide, long standing immigration laws.
The motivation is not laudable humanitarian compassion (for which there is no constitutional authority) but solely due to exploitive political greed. Rather than defend the natural right of citizens to determine immigration eligibility; politicians pander for political power in the expectation that an exploding immigrant population will provide political support to the political party that doesn’t enforce immigration law and that showers illegals with unparalleled taxpayer-funded benefits.
There is no segment of our society that isn’t unfairly burdened by costs and services for illegal immigrants to the detriment of citizens: from free health care, free education, subsidized housing, food, subsidized living expenses, lost wages and taxes due to “under the table” illegal immigrant labor; the billions in revenue sent to home countries that is lost to our economy; the high cost of serial illegal alien crime - and the cost of incarceration of illegal alien criminals. These costs are estimated to exceed $600 billion a year.
That’s 150 percent of the annual interest on our $17 trillion debt, all to support an illegal population that has no legal or moral right to be here.
Our laws exist to assure that every citizen is treated with justice. When our laws are not faithfully executed, justice is destroyed and tyranny necessarily fills the void. Only Constitutional governance can restore America. Vote wisely in 2014.