Skip to comments.A Hate Crimes Approach to Illegal Immigration
Posted on 05/22/2010 8:08:21 AM PDT by Desperado67
During the healthcare reform debate, many Democrats, liberals and other supporters of the law compared the mandate to carry health insurance to similar mandates for having automobile insurance. The Arizona anti-illegal immigration law has a similar analogy to an automobile provision. In many states, including Indiana and Kentucky, police officers can cite drivers for seatbelt violations, but only after they have stopped those drivers for committing another driving offense first. Officers cannot pull drivers over simply for noticing that they and/or their passengers are not wearing seatbelts.
The seatbelt violation then becomes an additional charge on top of the initial offense. That is the same situation that occurs with the new Arizona law. There is an initial offense that must occur before the law enforcement officials can pursue whether or not the suspects are also in the country illegally. If that determination is made, then the suspects may face jail time, fines or deportation on top of the penalties for their initial offenses.
However, there is a big reason why the seatbelt analogy does not fully apply to the anti-illegal immigration issue. For the most part, failing to wear a seatbelt only causes potential additional harm to ones self. But in focusing on the drivers, the additional harm is relegated only to themselves. When it comes to illegal immigrants though, their criminal acts cause harm and create burdens to others.
Therefore, to deal with illegal immigrants using a seatbelt rule is not enough. Instead, they should be dealt with by using more of a hate crimes approach to their criminal activities. As is well-known, law enforcement officials may pursue enhanced penalties for persons convicted of creating a hate crime.
(Excerpt) Read more at examiner.com ...
I hate the crime of illegal immigration; does that count?
Therefore, to deal with illegal immigrants using a seatbelt rule is not enough. Anothe care of being above the law.
Some day the left is going to get the hate they imagine and deserve for the atrocities they have committed against this nation and its culture.
Disclaimer: Opinions posted on Free Republic are those of the individual posters and do not necessarily represent the opinion of Free Republic or its management. All materials posted herein are protected by copyright law and the exemption for fair use of copyrighted works.