By Jenean McBrearty
We have now heard from SWOTUS —the Supreme Weenies of the United States.
The court's decision in Arizona's SB 1070 anti-illegal immigration legislation was an obviously political one.
By leaving in the portion that says police must ask suspects what their immigration status is, they have successfully punted the definitive ruling on the 10th Amendment anti-illegal legislation prerogatives down the road until after the November elections.
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It seems like a good idea. The election will decide what the American people want from their government: socialism and open borders, or capitalism and secure borders. And this ballot-box ruling by the people will indicate to the court just how much government inaction and unwillingness to enforce the law the American people will stomach before they decide it's time to take the law into their own hands.
But SWOTUS has made a stupid bargain. As Earl Warren knew in Brown v. Board of Education, only a unanimous decision would command obedience in U.S. citizens and the executive branch.
Luckily, President Dwight Eisenhower, great man that he was, obeyed the court and enforced its decision. This court knows President Barack Obama will not obey any ruling except that which agrees with him.
What SWOTUS' ruling ignores is that no ruling, however logical or legalese-sounding, will change peoples' sentiments. The U.S. citizens will not put up with Weenydom forever. They will simply ignore the court and do what the court refuses to let their state governments do: protect the borders and alleviate the problems associated with illegal immigration.
Guaranteed, the government is not going to like the form of the protest: more racial discord, more violence, more covert discrimination not less. Yet, it's understandable.
Blaming the private sector, banks, corporations and former President George W. Bush for the bad economy simply ignores the 10,000-pound gorilla in the room: Illegal immigration has cost the American economy billions of dollars in money shipped south amd drained local governments' capacity to provide education, health care and housing to millions of people who do not qualify for them.
For example, if it's against the law to give illegal residents welfare and food stamps, then how come all public welfare offices have Spanish translation of benefits? Why do we need bilingual education in our public schools? Americans are not stupid. They know why. Their government refuses to secure the border and deport — yes deport — people who are here illegally.
It is no coincidence that the states that are regularly coming to the feds for bailouts are those which have buckled under to illegal immigrant demands on their social services.
It's not politically correct or popular to uphold the law with so many bleeding hearts out there who treat the taxpayers like an inexhaustible sources of "resources," but it must be done if America is going to recover from decades of illegal activity.
The argument is that illegal residents do pay taxes. But those taxes do not offset the cost of the added demands for police, fire, educational and social services.
Currently, schools provide free breakfasts and free lunches and health departments provide free inoculations. The demand for more police comes directly from the sordid condition of illegal ghettos because the police's hands are tied.
Illegal residents flaunt the law, and are rewarded for their misbehavior. Every time they get more free services they learn that the liberals will always be there to protect them. We can no longer afford the kind of compassion they demand.
SWOTUS has just handed illegal residents yet another delay in their comeuppance.