Thursday, September 5, 2013

Say What?!

I can't believe it
Sometimes I read the paper and think, "Well, doesn't that beat all!"  Today is one of those days.  Seems the California Supreme Court is hearing arguments about whether an illegal immigrant can receive a license to practice law in California (In re Sergio C. Garcia on admission, S202512).

Let's see.  Came into the country illegally, stayed in the country illegally, benefited from the bounties of the State/Union whilst an illegal immigrant and now he's looking to obtain a license to uphold many of the laws that he has broken over the years!?  Uh, yeah.

On the other hand, I'm thinking who better to advocate for the laws of the Land than a person who has flagrantly violated them.  I mean, the people who break the laws know better how to skirt the law (and, then, teach others how to break the law, as well).  I mean, look at the Secretary of the Treasury, Timothy Geithner.  Geithner cheated on his taxes and was rewarded with a powerful office in DC.  So, if the Feds can do it, why not California?!

I'm guessing the reason the State Bar is fighting so hard is because the Federal Government does not enforced many aspects of the laws relating to illegal immigration.  If the Feds aren't going to do their job, why not let everyone in?  Why not let Felons carry weapons or serve on juries?  While were at it, why not let Syria get away with gassing everyone?  Why not let dogs and cats live together?  Why not just sit back and watch it all go to hell in a handbasket?!  

Why not? I'll tell you why not - because I've got two kids growing up in this Country and I'd like to be able to look them in the eye at some point and tell them that the United States of America was founded on legal and righteous principles and is guided (or should be guided) by persons who uphold the law - not persons who violated the law and then were awarded the brass ring to then do as they see fit.  Nope, if you want to come to America - do it legally THEN apply to take the bar exam.  That's what a law ABIDING citizen would do.  That's what I want to be able to tell my kids.  That's what everyone should be able to tell their kids.

Be upstanding and abide by the laws of the Land.