An Ol' Broad's Ramblings
Shamnesty returns: The DREAM Act wonâ€™t die
Refresher: Re-read Kris Kobach, â€œWhy the DREAM Act Is a Nightmare.â€ Kobach recounts how 10 states ignored a federal law passed in 1996 to bar in-state tuition preferences for illegal aliens:
In addition to being a dream for those who have broken the law, the DREAM Act raises an even larger issue regarding the relationship between states and the federal government. The 10 states have created a 21st century version of the nullificaÂtion movementâ€”defying federal law simply because they do not like it. In so doing, they have challenged the basic structure of the republic. The DREAM Act would pardon this offense and, in so doing, encourage states to defy other federal law in the future.
One thing that has been learned in the struggle to enforce federal immigration laws is that states cannot be allowed to undermine the federal efforts to enforce them. Rule of law can be fully restored only if all levels of government are working to uphold it.
Iâ€™ve said many times before that when shamnesty doesnâ€™t pass wholesale, the open borders crowd will take it piecemeal. This is just the first piece.
So, which will it be: Sanctuary Nation or Sovereign Nation?
Contrary to what the weasels in D.C. think, WE run this nation, NOT them. It’s time to remind them…..AGAIN!