“Nobody Is Above The Law”: A Campaign Slogan

Our Founding Fathers overthrew existing law with the force of arms and the Declaration Of Independence: “We hold these truths to be self-evident”.  Few disagree that law sometimes pales in importance when compared to self-evident truths.  How many find fault with the unlawful conduct of Rosa Parks on December 1, 1955, when she sat in the “white section” of a bus in Montgomery, Alabama?  How many don’t find fault with the lawful conduct of the Supreme Court in Scott v. Sandford, 60 U.S. 393 (1857), when it ruled that Black slaves don’t have any constitutional rights because they are not citizens of the United States?

Politicians preach “nobody is above the law”.  Are they sincere, or is it a campaign slogan?  Does Ford’s pardon of Nixon answer the question?  What about Clinton’s pardon of his brother?

Law regulates immigration, tourist visas, business visas, transit visas, employment of immigrants, income taxes, and payroll taxes for every citizen, documented immigrant, and undocumented immigrant.  What happened to “nobody is above the law”?  Why do we spend money regulating and enforcing visas, and allow undocumented immigrants to enter at will and enjoy free education and health care?

Democrats and Republicans took an oath of office to “preserve, protect and defend the Constitution of the United States”.  They are obligated to enforce the law, until they change it.  Democrats refuse, and actively subvert it.  In sanctuary cities, Democrats protect undocumented immigrants from lawful deportation orders, and instruct police to not cooperate with the federal government’s lawful enforcement of immigration law.  Democrats advocate free education and health care for undocumented immigrants, and driver licenses for undocumented immigrants so they can drive to work at unlawful jobs.

What does it mean when America’s lawmakers declare that the law they enacted is unjust, racist, unconstitutional, and Nazi-like?  What does it mean when America’s law enforcers refuse to enforce the law, and, instead, interfere with its enforcement?

What does it mean when Democrats vote in favor of a border wall when one of them is President, and then declare a border wall to be un-American when a Republican becomes President?  How does it affect We The People’s trust in our government?  How does it affect We The People’s respect for law?

Stephen B. Benisch, June 28, 2019

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