The worth of the rule of law

Another letter-writer in today’s San Antonio Express-News:

We have laws for a reason: to offer an environment of safety and prosperity for all citizens of this country. Should we all begin to rationalize which laws should or should not be obeyed, based on our own beliefs, and act upon those reasonings, we would, in fact, have no laws at all.

Yep, that really puts those agitating for the breaking of the new Arizona immigration law in a whole new light. They can say what they want, but the fact remains that illegal immigrants are breaking our laws. One wonders which other laws they will break, and how they’ll rationalize that. I saw something the other day that made the comparisons to Nazi Germany look like the insanity they are — if the law is THAT bad, why are people still clamoring to get in? It was the direct opposite for Nazi Germany — most of those folks wanted to get OUT.

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One Response to “The worth of the rule of law”

  1. southtexaspistolero Says:

    Bob S. (209.12.109.210)
    I have tried to ask many people a few simple questions to put the Arizona law in perspective. It is amazing how few want to answer it.

    1. Enforcement of federal laws should be left to the Feds, they say. So I ask, we have federal firearm laws, should only the feds enforce them?

    2. If presenting Identification upons suspicion that the person may be illegal is such a problem, why do they tolerate gun owners having to present identification upon request of a magistrate or law enforcement officer? (not suspicion of a crime but simply upon request if we are carrying we have to present driver’s license and CHL).

    3. If illegal aliens should not be penalized for breaking the law, does that mean if I break the law about where and when I carry my firearm that I shouldn’t be punished?

    Amazing how fast the conversation stops.
    April 30, 2010, 9:23:06 AM CDT – Like – Reply – Edit – Moderate

    thepistolero (70.115.0.242)
    If illegal aliens should not be penalized for breaking the law, does that mean if I break the law about where and when I carry my firearm that I shouldn’t be punished?

    No, because you don’t have a right to own that firearm, much less carry it wherever you go, in the first place. You should know by now that the right to keep and bear arms is not an individual right protected by the Constitution; it was just interpreted as much by those evil reich-wingers on the Supreme Court.
    April 30, 2010, 11:34:35 AM CDT – Like – Reply – Edit – Moderate

    Sabra (24.28.142.54)
    There are no illegal people, only illegal guns.

    (Sorry, couldn’t resist. Besides, I’m pretty sure that’s the leftist argument.)
    May 1, 2010, 9:30:47 AM CDT

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