To audience of illegals, Pelosi laments workplace immigration raids as ‘un-American’
Un-American, to me, is someone who brushes aside the rule of law for their own good. Un-American, to me, is someone who sneaks into this—or any—nation under the cover of darkness. Un-American, to me, is someone whose unlawful presence in my country forces me to “press one” for English.
Nancy Pelosi, however, believes that the enforcement of American law is “un-American.” She said so herself, speaking last weekend to a group of legal and illegal immigrants she deemed “very, very patriotic.” Lamenting the idea that we should uphold the laws that she and her colleagues are elected to write, Pelosi condemned the practice of workplace immigration raids in front of a crowd chanting “si, se puede” . . . or “yes, we can.”
“Who in this country would not want to change a policy of kicking in doors in the middle of the night and sending a parent away from their families?” Pelosi said. “It must be stopped . . . what value system is that? I think it’s un-American. I think it’s un-American.”
“We have to have a change in policy and practice,” she said, “and again … I can’t say enough, the raids must end. The raids must end.”
Here’s my question: Why is embracing immigration-related criminals any different than, say, embracing sex offenders or purveyors of child pornography? Instead of the Hispanic group United Families, let’s replace that with a group of NAMBLA members concerned with the direction in which this country is headed. Instead of immigrants breaking the law by merely being on American soil, let’s replace that with child rapists worried that their disgusting existence may be placed under more scrutiny.
In front of the illegal immigrants, Pelosi was advocating turning a blind eye to the law, decrying as unfair and un-American the raids on employers who unlawfully employ undocumented—illegal—workers. In front of NAMBLA, she could similarly advocate turning a blind eye to child endangerment, child pornography, sexual assault and other laws, decrying as unfair and un-American the persecution of those who just want to go about their lives, work hard for their families, and enjoy sex with minors on the side and in the privacy of their own homes.
“You are special people,” Pelosi could say, much like she said last Saturday to the Hispanic group. “You’re here on a Saturday night to take responsibility for our country’s future. That makes you very, very patriotic.”
“Who in this country would not want to change a policy of kicking in doors in the middle of the night and sending a parent away from their families for just having a little child porn on their Hewlett-Packard?” Pelosi could say, condemning the practice of upholding laws which protect children. “It must be stopped . . . what value system is that? I think it’s un-American. I think it’s un-American.”
The law is the law. Illegal is illegal. I know, for example, that the law forbids be from drinking a gallon of vodka and subsequently going about my day as a school driver, much in the same way that the average Jose and Juanita Q. Publico know that crossing into America under cover of darkness is similarly forbidden – if it were not forbidden, and they did not know it to be such, then why not travel during the day?
Pelosi laments the idea of taking a parent away from a child. As a parent, the very idea strikes an emotional chord — but I don’t get it as a rationale to abandon enforcement of immigration law. If a parent here illegally does not want to risk being separated from their child or family, bring them with you back to the country from which you came, and go through the proper channels to return to America legally. Plain and simple.
There must be consequences to breaking the law. For me, I know that I would never want to be away from my family, that I would never want to miss the opportunity to watch my little girl grow up. That alone, above and beyond my own value system, is enough to keep me on the straight and narrow. Why should we expect any less personal responsibility from anyone else.
See, personal responsibility is inherently American. It underscored everything done and set forth by our nation’s founders. Abiding by and respecting the rule of law is inherently American. What Pelosi is doing, encouraging not only the abandonment of personal responsibility but also the willful disregard of our laws, is un-American. This Speaker should be muzzled.