Friday, April 30, 2010
Who Really is "Misguided and Irresponsible?"
Andy McCarthy, writing on National Review Online yesterday, turns the tables on Obama for his characterization of the Arizona Immigration Law, and by inference Arizona's governor, by pointing out just who has been "misguided and irresponsible" in discharging whose duties. Here are some clips:
Maybe that’s the Obama administration’s problem with Arizona’s new law: It is too short (16 pages), too clear, and too reflective of the popular will. Unlike the social scientists in Nancy Pelosi’s federal laboratory, state lawmakers didn’t need to pass the law first in order to find out what was in it. Essentially, it criminalizes (as a state misdemeanor) something that is already illegal (namely, being present in the United States in violation of federal law), and it directs law-enforcement officers to, yes, enforce the law. Democrats and their media echo-chamber regard this as radical; for most of us, it is what’s known as common sense.
Arizona is a sovereign state. Its citizens have a natural right to defend themselves, particularly when the federal government surrenders. The state’s new law does precisely that, in a measured way that comes nowhere close to invoking the necessary, draconian powers Leviathan has but refuses to use.
The law is clearly constitutional. Yet the Obama administration, having buried unconsenting Americans under avalanches of debt and inscrutable, unconstitutional mega-statutes, is mulling a court challenge, casting its lot with lawless aliens against besieged Arizonans.
Click below to read the whole article.
Illegal Aliens: Law and Sovereignty in Arizona - Andrew C. McCarthy - National Review Online