Of Kings & Presidents
QUOTE OF THE DAY
"It's not for the president to decide what laws to obey or enforce. That's not what presidents do. That's what kings do."
Thus spoke William Gheen, president of Americans for Legal Immigration-PAC, pledging to return to Washington to lead a grassroots movement demanding that a criminal investigation be conducted to find out why the Bush Administration is not enforcing existing immigration laws.
"We're going to put pressure on Congress, not to stop a bill, but to demand that Congress launch an immediate investigation into the White House to determine what criminal prosecutions may be warranted relating to not enforcing our existing laws," he said.Suffice it to say that a lot of Americans are fed up with the combined malfeasance and/or complacency of both elitist camps of Democrats and Republicans. Especially when more and more reports come to light of criminal acts by those in this country illegally:
Man accused of Rape after release
COLUMBIA -- Maury County deputies and federal agents are looking for a man who is accused of raping a 15-year-old girl only hours after being released from jail.
Juan Villa, 24, has been in the Maury County Jail 11 times since 2001 on charges of assault, public intoxication, driving without a license and contempt of court.
He was released from jail on $1,000 bail on Friday at about 9:45 p.m. and is suspected of raping the 15-year-old shortly after midnight. During the investigation, a 13-year-old girl also told deputies she was raped by Villa, Sheriff Enoch George said.
Villa is suspected of being in the country illegally and George said the department had contacted Immigration and Customs Enforcement about him before he was released from jail but the federal agents said they would deal with him later. (Emphasis added by OTB)
It will be quite a bit later now, since it is certain that the Tennessee criminal justice system will want to keep him around for a day or so.
All it would take to dramatically improve the enforcement of immigration laws as it applies to criminal activities by illegals is a decision to do so. Whose decision, you ask? Let's go up the chain of command: The director of Immigration & Customs Enforcement; Director of Homeland Security (the arrogant and useless Michael Chertoff); and his boss, the President of the United States, ol' what's his name.
It wouldn't hurt if the Attorney General of the United States was in on the decision, but we wouldn't really expect that of Alberto Gonzales, would we?