Killing Me Softly……..litigate…litigate…litigate….

15 11 2006

Cross Posted by stikNstein…has no mercy

If a tree falls in the woods, and nobody hears it, does it make a sound?
(Of course it does.)
If a law is passed in Washington, and becomes the law of the land, does it get enforced?

WELL………Not Exactly…..
Remember back in Junior High School civics….the section in Government about how a bill becomes a law?
Cmon, you remember…..money bills originate in the House, brought to the floor, then to committee, back for debate, 2/3 majority vote,etc. etc……..
The last step is always…..The President signs it, and it becomes law, or he vetos it and it is sent back to Congress.

REALITY CIVICS 101……

NEXT STEP: If the president signs it and it becomes law but doesn’t support it’s enforcement, it will die.

NEXT STEP: If Local Governments attempt to enforce the law, it will be litigated to death at the local level by special interest groups and the ACLU till local officials give up. This leaves the law on the books, but in truth renders it ineffective.

If the Feds want to enforce a law, and throw the power and unlimited resources of the Government behind it, it will be enforced. It may be debated, not liked, obstructed, but in the end the Government will say it is the Law and since we are a nation of laws not of men, we are required to abide by it. (try not paying your taxes if you don’t believe it)

Another tool and probably the best one, is to withhold federal funds of one kind or another if you don’t comply with the law.(This almost always works(as in speed limit enforcement and Federal Highway Construction funds.)

On the other hand, if the Feds don’t want to enforce a set of laws ……Oh let’s say, for example……Federal Immigration laws. They just have to simply over complicate them, underfund them, ignore them, or all three.

In the case of immigration laws, when you call the 911 federal emergency line, our government just puts you on hold. Then after a while someone comes on the line to tell you to deal with the criminals on your own.
Now let’s say citizens (you and me) want these laws enforced.

There are about 50 ordinances either enacted or being considered by cities and counties across the country trying to address the illegal immigration issue. Some of the ordinances involve prohibitions against hiring illegals or renting them housing and others are aimed at regulating day laborers.

Palmdale California……….
“Any ordinance, no matter how artfully constructed, is going to be challenged in court,” Ditzhazy said. State Sen. George Runner, R-Lancaster, and Assemblywoman Sharon Runner, R-Lancaster, sent a letter out to cities in their districts urging them to look at what actions they can take to address the problem.
“It’s an embarrassment to have to write a letter asking them to do things the federal government and the state should be doing,” George Runner said.
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Valley Park Missouri………..
Valley Park officials are scheduled to appear in federal court in St. Louis today for the latest hearing on a challenge to their law.
Opponents that include the American Civil Liberties Union, a Catholic clergy group and attorneys from law schools and firms in the St. Louis area obtained temporary restraining orders each time Valley Park adopted an immigration law.
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Hazleton Pa……….
‘’This is a legal slap-down for those municipalities who think they can usurp the exclusive federal power in areas of immigration,’’ said David Vaida, an Allentown attorney and spokesman for the Puerto Rican Legal Defense and Education Fund. The civil suit, filed on behalf of several residents and Hispanic groups by the defense and education fund and American Civil Liberties Union, claimed that the new ordinance violated the Constitution by interfering with the federal government’s power to regulate immigration.
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Escondido California……….
The American Civil Liberties Union of San Diego and Imperial Counties is threatening to sue Escondido. San Bernardino County almost put a similar measure on its ballot for this fall. Costa Mesa this year ordered its police to enforce federal immigration law. Supporters of such measures say they’re necessary because federal officials have failed to act.
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OUR OWN GOVERNMENT IS ABDICATING IT’S DUTY TO PROTECT IT’S CITIZENS AND ENFORCE IT’S OWN LAWS. THE TIME IS NOW TO LET CONGRESS KNOW WE ARE TIRED OF THEM NOT DOING THEIR JOBS…..REMIND THEM THEY HAVE ANOTHER JOB REVIEW COMING UP IN JUST A COUPLE OF YEARS…………………..

This was a production of The
Coalition Against Illegal Immigration (CAII).

If you would like to
participate, please go to the above link to learn more. Afterwards, email the coalition…. brianbonner90-at-gmail-dot-com……and let
me know at what level you would like to participate.

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