Benjamin Franklin once said, “Rebellion to tyrants is obedience to God,” which then inspired Thomas Jefferson to comment, “When injustice becomes law, rebellion becomes duty.”
Today, those quotes still ring true in this country — but in reverse.
Our federal government, when it comes to the issue of immigration, seems to operate under the motto of “When justice becomes law, rebellion becomes duty.”
In the United States, our just and correct “original” system of immigration has given way to political correctness on the flawed pretense of compassion. It’s not a case of the exception, where a few immigrants slip through the cracks. Instead, illegal immigration has become the norm, a tidal wave of undocumented non-American residents entering our land for the purpose of being the benefactors of socialism in the form of medical care, housing, food subsidies and education.
Allowing this influx of theft to America’s prosperity has set in motion a process in which the plundered classes, rather than seeking to abolish the perversion of newly proposed amnesty and immigration laws, are instead striving to get in on it.
Recently, Sheriff Joe Arpaio of Maricopa County, Ariz., said, “The White House is incompetent and the dumping of of illegals is intentional.” We tend to agree.
Arpaio is on the front lines of the immigration battle. He has witnessed the countless illegal immigrants who have broken the law, been deported and found their way back into the United States numerous times. His efforts to get assistance from the federal government seems to fall on deaf ears over and over.
This country was built by those who fought for freedom — for the right to life, liberty and prosperity. And we are the beneficiaries of a heritage given to us by our Founding Fathers. It should be incumbent on us as Americans to repel those who infringe on our freedoms by entering this country for the purpose of seeking handouts and the means to plunder and kill.
Our traditional immigration laws are simple: Bring something to contribute (like hard work), learn our language, laws and history — or stay away.