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Itís All About The Documents Itís All About The Documents
MONDAY MORNING MEMORANDUM | 5/8/06 | Ray Haynes

Posted on 05/08/2006 11:33:19 AM PDT by TheOracleAtLilac

 

 

 

            Everything we do in life is about the documents.  We are born, we live, and we die with documents attached to us.  So whenever you here someone claim that something is not wrong, it is just “undocumented,” keep that in mind.

 

            For instance, in California, if you practice law without the appropriate documentation twice, you are guilty of a felony.  Would it be a defense to that felony charge that you are not a felon, but rather just an undocumented lawyer?

 

            How about the unauthorized practice of medicine?  If someone dies, and you don’t have the right medical documents, you are guilty of murder.  It is not just the “undocumented” provision of medical services.

 

            Unlicensed contractors?  Just undocumented carpenters, bricklayers, engineers, plumbers, and electricians.

 

            We even have documents that establish our ownership of our property.  Car thieves are car thieves, not undocumented motor vehicle operators.  Trespassers are trespassers, not undocumented easement holders.  If you take property from a store without a receipt, you are a thief, not an undocumented possessor of property

 

            Businesses require the right licenses from government.  Indeed, if someone starts up a bank and does not get a license from the state and federal government will find that they will go to jail for being an “undocumented” money lender or “undocumented” savings institution.  It is not a defense to their crime to say that they don’t “have the right documents.”

 

            One of my favorites came from one of my legislative colleagues this last week, when informed that the Democrats wanted to take last Monday off to participate in the immigration protests.  He said he had found former legislators who were qualified to do the job of the California Legislature, were willing to do the work of the current Legislature at half the cost to the taxpayer, and would show up to do the job.  Their only problem?  They were undocumented, they had not received the right documents from the Secretary of State to vote in the Legislature.

 

            The absurdity of the claims of those who wish to justify the lawlessness of those who break our immigration laws by calling those illegal aliens “undocumented immigrants” is evident.  Everything we do in life is about the documents.  We get a birth certificate that establishes our citizenship, and a death certificate that establish inheritance rights.  Deeds say who owns real estate, and contracts establish legal obligations.  If we don’t have registration for our car, we can go to jail as a thief, or, at the very least get a ticket.  In fact, we don’t even have laws unless some legislator gets a document passed through the Legislature and signed by the Governor.  All of life requires the right “documents.”

 

            The protests of this last week can be encapsulated this way:  thousands of criminals wanted the government to ignore their crime.  That reality is not changed by saying that they “are human and we need to recognize their humanity.”  Of course we recognize their humanity; they just need to follow the law.  We will not justify their lawlessness any more that we would justify the lawlessness of a trespasser or thief on the grounds that they “needed” the property they took.  Marching in the street, protesting the enforcement of a law does not justify breaking that law.  A legal system that rewards lawbreakers is destined to collapse into anarchy.  Indeed, those who protested this last week were asking for anarchy; an open border and unlimited immigration.  That is dangerous for our country (as 9/11 pointed out), and extremely shortsighted.

 

            Our immigration laws may be complicated, but that does not justify ignoring them.  We should enforce those laws, and, if the enforcement proves that the laws are unworkable, then you look at changing the law.  But until that happens, the laws should stand, and they should be enforced.



TOPICS: Culture/Society; Editorial
KEYWORDS: aliens; haynes; illegals

1 posted on 05/08/2006 11:33:20 AM PDT by TheOracleAtLilac
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To: TheOracleAtLilac

In North Carolina, I am an undocumented attorney.


2 posted on 05/08/2006 11:35:16 AM PDT by TommyDale (North Carolina looks forward to the disbarring of Mike Nifong.)
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To: TheOracleAtLilac

Ray Haynes is one of the most common-sense politicians we have in Sacramento. Too bad he is leaving.


3 posted on 05/08/2006 11:37:26 AM PDT by sheana
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To: TommyDale
In North Carolina, I'm still waiting for the Statute of Limitations to run out....

;^)

4 posted on 05/08/2006 11:39:35 AM PDT by Cyber Liberty (© 2006, Ravin' Lunatic since 4/98)
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To: TheOracleAtLilac

Common sense...and clever.

My favorite: Car thieves are car thieves, not undocumented motor vehicle operators.


5 posted on 05/08/2006 11:42:44 AM PDT by Bigg Red (Never trust Democrats with national security.)
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To: TommyDale

I'm an undocumented brain surgeon.......


6 posted on 05/08/2006 11:44:59 AM PDT by stephenjohnbanker (Immigration: Acting like dupes does not earn us their respect, but their CONTEMPT.))
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To: TheOracleAtLilac

I'm an undocumented gynecologist.


7 posted on 05/08/2006 11:45:28 AM PDT by L98Fiero (I'm worth a million in prizes.)
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To: L98Fiero

Muggers aren't criminals. They are just undocumented tax collectors.


8 posted on 05/08/2006 11:53:48 AM PDT by noobiangod
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To: L98Fiero

Just a matter of time before someone used that one!


9 posted on 05/08/2006 11:54:26 AM PDT by calex59 (No country can survive multiculturalism. Dual cultures don't mix, history has taught us that!)
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To: All

Ok everybody. It's time to come out of the shadows. What is your "undocumented" crime?


10 posted on 05/08/2006 11:56:49 AM PDT by SealSeven (Moving at the speed of dark.... Even "nothing" takes up space.)
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To: SealSeven

I have been documented from cradle on.....no way I can escape the govt thru "undocumentation". ;(


11 posted on 05/08/2006 12:10:47 PM PDT by sheana
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To: calex59

"Just a matter of time before someone used that one!"

My crassness knows no bounds. :)


12 posted on 05/08/2006 12:28:46 PM PDT by L98Fiero (I'm worth a million in prizes.)
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To: SealSeven
...Ok everybody. It's time to come out of the shadows...

I'm a lesbian trapped in a man's body.

13 posted on 05/08/2006 12:32:26 PM PDT by FReepaholic (I was FReepin' when FReepin' wasn't cool.)
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To: FReepaholic

We suffer the same affliction.


14 posted on 05/08/2006 1:27:27 PM PDT by SealSeven (Moving at the speed of dark.... Even "nothing" takes up space.)
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To: sheana

Surely you have broken some law that you were not documented to commit. Come on, dig deep. It's ok.


15 posted on 05/08/2006 1:29:31 PM PDT by SealSeven (Moving at the speed of dark.... Even "nothing" takes up space.)
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To: SealSeven

Surely you have broken some law that you were not documented to commit.

**
Okay, I confess that, when I was young and foolish, I was an undocumented drinker a few times.


16 posted on 05/08/2006 1:44:18 PM PDT by Bigg Red (Never trust Democrats with national security.)
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To: nutmeg

Care to join in here?


Surely you have broken some law that you were not documented to commit.

**
Okay, I confess that, when I was young and foolish, I was an undocumented drinker a few times.


17 posted on 05/08/2006 1:45:32 PM PDT by Bigg Red (Never trust Democrats with national security.)
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To: SealSeven

I know a woman who is shacking up with her undocumented husband.


18 posted on 05/08/2006 1:47:01 PM PDT by Bigg Red (Never trust Democrats with national security.)
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To: SealSeven

If I use the old five-finger discount at the local department store would I be an undocumented shopper?


19 posted on 05/08/2006 1:48:16 PM PDT by Bigg Red (Never trust Democrats with national security.)
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To: calex59; L98Fiero
Just a matter of time before someone used that one!

Yup, and I'd have gave a nickel on a hundred dollar bill that it would have been L98Fiero that would have done it! LOL

20 posted on 05/08/2006 1:58:13 PM PDT by houeto (G.W. Bush's legacy: The largest Spanish speaking country in the world!)
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To: SealSeven

I am an undocumented male lesbian.


21 posted on 05/08/2006 2:00:20 PM PDT by MortMan (Trains stop at train stations. On my desk is a workstation...)
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To: houeto

LOL! Just doin' my part. :-)


22 posted on 05/08/2006 2:01:33 PM PDT by L98Fiero (I'm worth a million in prizes.)
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To: Bigg Red
If I use the old five-finger discount at the local department store would I be an undocumented shopper?

Yes you would be but, I'm sure you had a very good reason to do what you did. Was it food? If you were hungry and stole food, that makes it ok..Everybody has to eat, ya know. You are hereby amnesticized.

23 posted on 05/09/2006 3:51:21 AM PDT by SealSeven (Moving at the speed of dark.... Even "nothing" takes up space.)
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To: MortMan
I am an undocumented male lesbian.

Yes. There are so many with your affliction (me included). Perhaps we should start a support group.

24 posted on 05/09/2006 3:55:31 AM PDT by SealSeven (Moving at the speed of dark.... Even "nothing" takes up space.)
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To: TheOracleAtLilac

I'm an undocumented Admin Operator.

Heck, for that matter, I'm an undocumented Jim Robinson! I'm banning all you bastards!


25 posted on 05/09/2006 4:00:43 AM PDT by ovrtaxt (My donation to the GOP went here instead: http://www.minutemanhq.com/hq/index.php)
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To: TheOracleAtLilac

"Of course we recognize their humanity; they just need to follow the law."


To the point....


26 posted on 05/09/2006 4:00:59 AM PDT by AmericanDave ("and I want those lobbyists out of Washington. Do that and I'll say I'm a Republican."Bruce Willis)
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To: TheOracleAtLilac

IMHO, "complex" laws are all about selective enforcement,..which in turn allows special dispensation for the politically correct, when needed.


27 posted on 05/09/2006 4:16:51 AM PDT by mo
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To: SealSeven

If I use the old five-finger discount at the local department store would I be an undocumented shopper?
Yes you would be but, I'm sure you had a very good reason to do what you did. Was it food? If you were hungry and stole food, that makes it ok..Everybody has to eat, ya know. You are hereby amnesticized.

**
Yikes! I have never been a thief! That was just a hypothetical.

(I admit that I truly was, however, guilty of being an undocumented consumer of spirits before I was of drinking age.)


28 posted on 05/09/2006 5:52:06 PM PDT by Bigg Red (Never trust Democrats with national security.)
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