By Rick Oltman, June 7, 2017
A good indication that our system of justice is in terrible need of reform is the type of verbiage we are hearing about immigration enforcement, deportation, etc. When judges, whose job it is to uphold our laws, make the kind of stupid, emotional statements we have recently heard, you know that our civilization is in danger.
The latest incident to make you shake your head is from the notorious Ninth Circuit Court of Appeals, which has had 80% of the cases it has submitted to the Supreme Court overturned in the last two years.
Judge Stephen Reinhardt didn’t stop the deportation ordered by DHS against two-time drunk driver Magana Ortiz, an illegal alien from Mexico. But his comments show his thinking process. And it is clear from his remarks that if he could have found a way to prevent the order from being carried out on the slimmest of technicalities, he would have.
Here are some examples of this judge’s “judgment.”
We are unable to prevent [Andres] Magana Ortiz’s removal, yet it is contrary to the values of this nation and its legal system.
The government’s decision to remove Magana Ortiz diminishes not only our country but our courts, which are supposedly dedicated to the pursuit of justice.
Magana Ortiz and his family are in truth not the only victims. Among the others are judges who, forced to participate in such inhumane acts, suffer a loss of dignity and humanity as well.
The one who broke the law, and the ones employed to enforce the law, are victims and enforcing the law results in a loss of dignity and humanity!
Of this decision: … the government forces us to participate in ripping a family apart.
And when you sentence any other criminal to jail who has a family, are you not ripping that family apart? Actions have consequences, and that is what governs our behavior, most of the time.
And here’s the kicker: … the government’s decision to remove Magana Ortiz shows that even the ‘good hombres’ are not safe.
Judge, (I would never refer to you as, “your honor”) an illegal alien who has broken our immigration laws, committed felonies by working in our country illegally and been convicted of two drunk driving offenses is not a “good hombre.”
The comments of this judge, regardless of how he ruled in this case, give an insight into the danger we face as a nation, and a civilization based on laws, if those appointed for life and paid to adjudicate the law allow emotion and political correctness to affect their judgment.
To the adages:
“You won’t know how bad the illegal alien invasion is until you try to stop it.”
“And you won’t know how deep the swamp (or cesspool, if you prefer) is until you try to drain it.”
We can add: “You won’t know how dangerously close we are to losing our system of laws until you try to enforce them.”
President John F. Kennedy once said, “Americans are free, in short, to disagree with the law but not to disobey it. For in a government of laws and not of men, no man, however prominent or powerful, and no mob however unruly or boisterous, is entitled to defy a court of law. If this country should ever reach the point where any man or group of men by force or threat of force could long defy the commands of our court and our Constitution, then no law would stand free from doubt, no judge would be sure of his writ, and no citizen would be safe from his neighbors.”
In short, no law equals anarchy, and nobody is safe.
Will we descend into violent chaos if our laws are not upheld? Not immediately. It would be a long gradual process, as gradualism is how good things are removed and bad things put in their place. But there will be casualties all the way down.
We’re seeing, and have seen for years, the casualties of illegal alien criminals all around us.
By enforcing our immigration laws, we are sending a message of discouragement to illegal aliens in America and those thinking of coming from around the world. The next logical step is to use our immigration and employment laws to remove illegal aliens from our country, as the law allows.
You have enemies? Good. That means you’ve stood up for something, sometime in your life. [Winston Churchill.]
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