Sometimes the words of a statesman are enjoyable without any comment, for they have no need of comment.
Today we can enjoy the powerful words of Supreme Court Justice Antonin Scalia in dissent of yesterday’s ruling on Arizona’s SB 1070 law.
Arizona bears the brunt of the country’s illegal immigration problem. Its citizens feel themselves under siege by large numbers of illegal immigrants who invade their property, strain their social services, and even place their lives in jeopardy. Federal officials have been unable to remedy the problem,and indeed have recently shown that they are unwilling to do so. Thousands of Arizona’s estimated 400,000 illegal immigrants—including not just children but men and women under 30—are now assured immunity from enforcement, and will be able to compete openly with Arizona citizens for employment.
Must Arizona’s ability to protect its borders yield to the reality that Congress has provided inadequate funding for federal enforcement—or, even worse, to the executive’s unwise targeting of that funding?
What I do fear—and what Arizona and the States that support it fear—is that ‘federal policies’ of nonenforcement will leave the States helpless before those evil effects of illegal immigration. <source>
When people in power speak like this it offers nothing short of purification and rejuvenation for patriots who battle the inexplicable nonsense of the Liberal mind, day in and day out.
Thank you Antonin, for saying what a majority of Americans feel on a very deep level.