Sunday, July 11, 2010

My Line in the Sand: The Border

When it comes to drawing lines in the sand, that is, where I will not back-up another inch, nor allow the line to be crossed, I have been lax. We all have. But, this border issue has really gotten to me, and I declare, unquestionably, where my line in the sand is to be on the border.

There have been lawsuits filed against Arizona by private citizens of the U.S. Fine, that's their right.* But, there has been chatter of a lawsuit by the federal government against Arizona, and a lawsuit by the Mexican government. Should that happen, violating the 11th Amendment to the Constitution, I will consider the U.S. federal government to be totally, completely, and in all ways illegitimate. I say again, illegitimate.

What recourse is left to a citizen of a country whose government is illegitimate? What sort of response does a man give to a false government? What is the precedent?

*Post Script: I don't know what I was thinking... it is not the right of the people of a state to file lawsuit against another state, as stated in the 11th Amendment, "The Judicial power of the United States shall not be construed to extend to any suit in law or equity, commenced or prosecuted against one of the United States by Citizens of another State, or by Citizens or Subjects of any Foreign State."

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