Even Jeb Bush, the Democrats' best hope of winning in 2016, has been attacked, and Marco Rubio's political fate has been sealed by his stance on the subject.
While I hesitate to raise the status of this manufactured issue to anywhere near that of a critical consideration by discussing it, I feel compelled to clear the air with an injection of truth and common sense.
First of all, the MSM is disingenuously mis-using the word "immigration" in place of the more accurate term invasion. Immigration is understood to mean the orderly entry into a country through the proper channels and in accordance with the laws of that country governing the procedure. To simply walk across the border without notice to or permission from the host country is not immigration – it's infiltration. And it is illegal in every civilized country in the world.
A good number of years ago, before I had attained the enviable age when I became ineligible for jury duty in Texas, I was called to serve on a jury for a murder case. I don't know the details of the case, since I was fortunately not selected for the jury, but the judge's pre-trial comments to the jury pool led me to believe that there might have been what the judge considered "extenuating circumstances."
He seemed to be trying to soften us up by recounting a Louisiana case in which a father, whose daughter had been raped and murdered, confronted the girl's attacker later and shot him dead. I remember thinking at the time that it made no cotton-picking difference what the victim had done to the killer's daughter. The law is explicit. Killing another human being is murder. Period.
I remember further thinking that this judge was egregiously overstepping his responsibility to the State of Texas in obliquely recommending to a jury pool that they temper the law with lenity. Lenity, the quality of being lenient of the actions of others, may be an admirable quality, but it has no place in jurisprudence. Judges are sworn to uphold and enforce the law, not to legislate compassion from the bench. America, as a republic, must be guided by laws, not by lenity.
And that same principle must be applied in the problem of GKH many criminal infiltrators there are residing in the United States without our knowledge or permission. The law is explicit. Criminally infiltrating the United States is a crime punishable by deportation and, for repeat offenders, incarceration.
President Obama blathers that our Immigration Laws are "broken." It's not the law that's broken, Mr. President, it's the enforcement of the law that's being broken. First enforce the law as it stands. Then we can talk about changing it.
And even if the law were in need of change, executive amnesty would not be a legal recourse. America, as John Adams pointed out, is a republic of laws, not of men. And the law is very clear on this point in the very first words of the Constitution: "All legislative Powers herein granted shall be vested in a Congress of the United States..."