Seen today at one of the blogs that I read:
…yesterday they passed a bill granting in-state tuition rates to illegal aliens.
So let me get this straight: LAWMAKERS – elected officials whose salaries are paid by law-abiding, taxpaying citizens – are passing laws that give special privileges to people who break the law.
Isn’t that a breach of their contract with the people who elected them to serve?
Isn’t that – oh, I don’t know – AGAINST THE LAW?
Doesn’t that make these lawmakers liable for criminal penalties themselves?
By passing a law like this, they are aiding and abetting criminals.
That by itself should make them ineligible to continue serving in any legislative body, shouldn’t it?
Can somebody bring charges against these people for doing this?
I mean, seriously – we’ve got to start holding these folks accountable for what they are doing.
And right now, these lawmakers are BREAKING THE LAW.
For Heaven’s sake – what a bill like this means is that a person who cuts to the front of the line isn’t going to be penalized for doing just that. Not only are they not going to be penalized for it, they are going to be REWARDED for it!
I don’t know about you, but when I was a kid, if anyone was caught cutting in line, they had to go to the back of the line and wait until everyone else went ahead of them. And if a person cut in the LUNCH line, the other kids could get downright vicious – sometimes they ran out of dessert, and if someone cut in line in front of you, YOU might end up being the one who didn’t get a piece of cake.
When a law like this is passed – and several states have already done so – a person who is a LEGAL resident of another state who wishes to attend college in one of these states is being punished while a lawbreaker is being rewarded.
Not only that, but the LEGAL residents of that state are having their hard-earned tax dollars being used to help pay to educate these same lawbreakers, as tax dollars are used to subsidize many of the costs associated with college.
Most of these lawbreakers qualify for “financial aid” – almost all of which is paid for with taxpayer dollars – while students from the families who are paying those taxes many times don’t qualify for any financial aid whatsoever. So not only are taxpaying citizens having to foot most (if not all) of the bill for their own kids to go to college, they are also, in effect, paying for lawbreakers to attend college.
When are people going to understand that these lawbreakers are criminals? Policy makers want the public to believe that these lawbreakers are pulling their weight simply by virtue of the fact that they pay sales taxes and purchase goods and services. They gloss over the fact that these lawbreakers are committing a crime every second that they are here illegally.
But it’s more than that. If law-abiding citizens see these lawbreakers getting away with their crimes – and it IS a crime to live here illegally – then they start to think that they, too, are above the law. And if enough people start to think that way, then this great nation – which was founded on the principle of The Rule of Law – will lose the very thing which makes her that “shining beacon” to the rest of the world.
And these legislators – who were elected to serve the public’s interest and to uphold the laws of the land – are passing laws that not only require law-abiding, taxpaying citizens to pay to subsidize lawbreakers, but which are also in direct violation of the very Rules of Law upon which this nation was founded.
How dare they?