Just in case anyone missed it, America is no longer a nation of laws. It is hard to say what we are now, but the law no longer matters. Most people would jump to the conclusion this blog is about the really horrible week at the Supreme Court last week. They would be wrong.
There is something else that spells the death knell for the rule of law in America.
What is it?
In California and New York, cases are working their way through the state supreme court to allow illegal aliens who have gone to law school and passed the bar exam to practice law.
Yes, you heard that right. These candidates are not in the country legally. They are subject to deportation if the rule of law were in fact applied instead of ignored by the Obama Regime.
Yet two states are poised to allow illegal immigrates the rights and privileges of members of the bar.
From USA Today:
Judges in several states are preparing to answer the latest question in the complex world of immigration: Can an illegal immigrant legally practice law in the USA?
Illegal immigrants brought to the USA as children, and who later graduated law schools in California, Florida and New York, are trying to gain entry to their state bars so they can work as attorneys.
Sergio Garcia's family illegally crossed into the USA from Mexico when he was 17 months old, and he went on to graduate from Chico State University and Cal Northern School of Law. He took the state bar exam in July 2009 and passed it but was told he could not join the state bar — a standard requirement for all practicing attorneys — because he had checked a box on his application that said he was in the country illegally.
The California Supreme Court asked for opinions on the question and could hold oral arguments in Garcia's case before making a decision. The California State Bar told the court this month that Garcia and others like him should be allowed to be licensed, but it is awaiting guidance from the Supreme Court.
Though the ruling could apply only to Garcia, the 35-year-old said the court's opinion could go a long way in determining the fate of others like him.
For some, the idea of allowing people in Garcia's position to legally work not only would encourage more people to bypass the legal immigration system but would throw a cloud of illegitimacy over the country's legal system.
"There's a certain level of absurdity to someone trying to practice law when they're in violation of the law," said Ira Mehlman of the Federation for American Immigration Reform, which advocates lower levels of legal and illegal immigration. "It's unfortunate that children find themselves in these situations due to the decisions that their parents made. But that's unfortunately just the way it works. We all suffer from poor decisions that our parents made."
America has suddenly been transformed into bizzaro world. Someone who breaks the law every morning when he gets up is going to be allowed to practice law?
When I entered law school in August, 1985, our first day the Dean of the Law School welcomed us with a pretty boring speech about the majesty of the law and how important it was for us to uphold the law for without the rule of law, all was lost.
All is lost because the rule of law in this nation means nothing anymore. The Supreme Court can rewrite a statute to achieve their desired results. A sovereign state is not allowed to protect citizens within its own borders. We are ordered to purchase a product whether we want to or not and are faced with the possibility of government coercion or even prison if we refuse.
And the government refuses to enforce the most basic of sovereignty laws. The laws that restrict the presence of people within the boarders of the nation to those people the nation has approved to come in.
I am not without sympathy for Sergio Garcia. He did not get a vote on what happened. His parents made a decision that has consequences for him today. However, he has options. The military allows illegal aliens to enlist and upon the completion of a term of service will allow them legal status and even citizenship. I have no problem with someone who wants to be in this country who chooses this route.
I have no sympathy for someone who simply says, I am here. Give me that to which I am not entitled.
The rule of law is the glue that holds this nation together. Liberals are dead set on dissolving that glue and by extension destroying the greatest nation the world has ever seen.
As for you and I, our American citizenship is becoming more worthless every day.
Why don't the practicing lawyers in America do something about this?
Because most of the lawyers are Democrats, and it is Democrats who have destroyed the rule of law in America.
You are right Carla...BUT great conservative lawyers do exist like me but they need to become unafraid & speak out! I did in law school by starting a wonderful chapter of The Federalist Society. I must admit, I didn't get out of law school an A+ student but I DO NOT CARE because I am a woman who respects the Rule of Law and proudly calls herself a Constitutional Originalist! However, this may be the reason I am currently an unemployed lawyer but I DO NOT CARE if that is the sacrifice I have to give right now. I want MY (OUR) COUNTRY BACK and that will all start November 6, 2012. God bless us all....
Kristen, I have a petition I would like you to look at and give any suggestions or comments and sign if you agree. Ken
Actually the American Bar Association supports the illegals.
What about American citizens who don't know they are illegal?
How can an American citizen be illegal?
That is so cool that the ABA supports this--go, go!! So glad I am not in Texas anymore. Home in California--San Francisco even. So relieved, sigh.
We know the problems. What are the solutions? The TEA Party is our only hope! Now, let's get together and git-r-done!
When are the real Americans in this country going to stand up and say 'enough is enough? If we don't have the rule of law, then what is stopping us?
You are right and we had better do something about this NOW