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Someone’s Got To Speak Up, Call Out Law Enforcement For NOT Enforcing Laws. I’m Doing That Today!

I grew up in Louisiana — South Louisiana. We had very large elementary and junior high schools/middle schools. My Junior High School — just for 7th and 8th grade — had 1500 students. Classes were as you would expect. But there was one mandatory class that every Louisiana school student was required to take and pass before attending high school: Civics.

Civics was the class in which teachers broke down what our government — local, state, and federal — was founded to be, various laws at all three levels, and the tenets of the United States Constitution.

The section covering the Constitution began with a brief history of how our founders decided to use what today is considered to be the best Constitution of any country on Earth. All of the reasons for why it was considered so are established on the “Rule of Law.” That phrase — “Rule of Law” — was a great start. But the start was just the beginning. Crafting a representative republic comprised of those who represented each state and a separate group that directly represented citizens of each state took some time. They caused some intense debate, arguments, and even one gunfight. But crafting those laws enshrined in the Constitution was the genius of this nation’s longevity and success. “Rule of Law” is the process enshrined in law that is the backbone of our nation’s structure and the element without which would destroy our nation from top to bottom.

Fast-forward to 2008. Barack Obama was elected President and Joe Biden VP. Shortly into Obama’s first term, the president informed his Attorney General, Eric Holder, to immediately cease arresting and/or prosecuting people for simple possession of marijuana. That created quite a stir. You see, each of the 50 states had laws preventing even possession of marijuana.

Obama thumbed his nose at states and the voters in those states whose legislators — those that directly represented the state’s citizens — heard their constituents and crafted and passed laws on behalf of those people. Yet, the President of the United States diminished the voters of each of these states by putting his political ideology over that of all those Americans. He put his opinion above the “Rule of Law.”

The “Rule of Law” Today

Simply put, it no longer is applicable! I know violence is destroying our towns and cities across the nation as hundreds of thousands of lawbreakers are accosted and held accountable for their acts each month. Most of those are in various states. But when it comes to lawbreakers of federal crimes, it seems politics has replaced laws AND the Constitution.

To be completely honest, the “Rule of Law” is toast at the federal level. As egregious as it is for so much crime to occur daily — Friday night (August 13), 14 people were shot — of which 4 died — in Chicago alone. And most Americans, when hearing those horrendous numbers, just yawned. That’s a normal Friday night in ChiTown.

I won’t bore you with national crime statistics today. If you are really interested in those numbers, here are a few links for you: https://www.safehome.org/resources/crime-statistics-by-state/.\; and if you want to dig, you can use this site from the FBI with annual U.S. crime statistics by year: (I’ll give you the link here, but it will NOT let me post it in hyperlink format) https://ucr.fbi.gov/crime-in-the-u.s/.

I also will not bore you with pontifications on my part about who is at fault for the horrendous and growing crime across the nation. The blame game is everywhere. Rampant crime is blamed on Moms, Dads, neighbors, YouTube, Facebook, children’s friends, video games, movies, and even television and online commercials.

It’s time for someone to stop pointing fingers, analyze the problems, and give Americans some realistic and truthful answers — AND SOLUTIONS.

We’re here…and we’re doing it — RIGHT NOW!

Problem Cause and Resolution

I learned the cause and resolution for wrongdoing long before first grade. It was simple: Mom and Dad made the laws; my brother and I were held to keep them; when we broke those laws, we were held accountable for doing so, and we knew the ramifications of our wrongdoing long before we did so!

Sometimes, Mom was soft on us when we did something wrong. (Dad didn’t think that way.) But, even when she softened the penalty, she made certain we paid in some fashion for our wrongdoing.

Fast-forward to 2022:

  • Parents don’t hold their children accountable for their wrongdoing;
  • Young people in the community and other groups don’t hold their friends accountable for violating commitments they have with each other;
  • Law enforcement agencies, in large part, not only don’t hold people in jail for their crimes anymore, but district attorneys have also deleted bail and often reduce penalties for violating crimes in dramatic fashion. Mayors and governors take oaths of office declaring they will see to it that ALL laws at the state and local levels will be enforced from top to bottom;
  • State lawmakers and enforcement officials are often guilty in the same ways — letting “certain” lawbreakers either get a free ride on the penalty the law details or getting charges dismissed for personal reasons.

The federal law enforcement process — you know, that “Rule of Law” thing — has almost completely vanished. Let’s take a quick look.

United States Federal Law Enforcement

In a sentence: federal law enforcement has all but disappeared. Don’t get me wrong: federal laws are STILL enforced, but rarely enforced uniformly and without bias or partisanship. That’s what the “Rule of Law” was created to do to promise to all “equal justice under the law” — as the Constitution declared would rule our nation — is NOT in force and NOT used in law enforcement but with rare exceptions.

When politics and politicians became so dominant in the nation, those in power discovered that power could be “received” from the People if those in government would agree to pass special legislation for particular causes for groups and individuals in a “quid pro quo fashion.”  “You make a campaign contribution to me, and I’ll give you inside information or introduce you to someone you want to pitch a business deal to, etc, or I’ll push hard for a piece of legislation that your major corporation desperately wants to be passed in exchange for contributions, nice junket trips (all expenses paid), or I’ll find a soft job as a legislative intern.”

Nothing comes free — FOR EITHER SIDE.

Unfortunately, that process was birthed and perfected in Washington D.C., flowed downstream to state governments and then local governments, and has dug deeper, grown wider, and grown more powerful each year.

How does that impact law enforcement? Laws are complete as written, passed, and signed into law. Aren’t those to be enforced with each of the terms and conditions absolute? There’s seldom a need for interpretation.

That’s correct. But political partisanship, quid pro quo, social engineering, etc. have grown exponentially through the years and have overtaken every sector of our government. It’s not in existence at just one level of government. True, it permeates D.C. and our legislative process. But it, too, burns into state and local government from top to bottom. Let’s look at some obvious examples.

Federal Political Pandering. A: Our Southern Border

I’ll just state the obvious: our federal government — THIS administration —  refuses to enforce federal immigration laws written and signed into law to direct immigration and hold those who break immigration laws accountable. NO ONE  is being held accountable for coming to this country illegally. We hear the excuses daily from all those involved in Border Patrol, ICE, and local law enforcement agencies along the border who bear the brunt of this lawlessness. What does federal law say about this?

  • 8 U.S. Code § 1325 – Improper entry by alien:

(a)Improper time or place; avoidance of examination or inspection; misrepresentation and concealment of facts

Any alien who (1) enters or attempts to enter the United States at any time or place other than as designated by immigration officers, or (2) eludes examination or inspection by immigration officers, or (3) attempts to enter or obtains entry to the United States by a willfully false or misleading representation or the willful concealment of a material fact, shall, for the first commission of any such offense, be fined under title 18 or imprisoned not more than 6 months, or both, and, for a subsequent commission of any such offense, be fined under title 18, or imprisoned not more than 2 years, or both.

This is the law! It’s very specific. “Any alien…PERIOD.” Of course, you know that federal immigration laws abound that have streamlined the immigration process throughout the years, allowing more immigrants to come to the U.S. legally than do ALL of the other countries on Earth combined: about 1,000,000 annually.

“Any alien” who shows up illegally SHOULD be and MUST be held accountable according to this law. But They Are Not!

What about the people in our government who make the millions of illegals’ entry into the United States each year possible? Aren’t they somehow legally responsible for their actions? YES!

  • 8 U.S. Code § 1324 – Bringing in and harboring certain aliens

(a) Criminal penalties

(1)

(A)Any person who—

(i)

knowing that a person is an alien, brings to or attempts to bring to the United States in any manner whatsoever such person at a place other than a designated port of entry or place other than as designated by the commissioner, regardless of whether such alien has received prior official authorization to come to, enter, or reside in the United States and regardless of any future official action which may be taken with respect to such alien;

(ii)

knowing or in reckless disregard of the fact that an alien has come to, entered, or remains in the United States in violation of law, transports, or moves or attempts to transport or move such alien within the United States by means of transportation or otherwise, in furtherance of such violation of law;

(iii)

knowing or in reckless disregard of the fact that an alien has come to, entered, or remains in the United States in violation of law, conceals, harbors, or shields from detection, or attempts to conceal, harbor, or shield from detection, such alien in any place, including any building or any means of transportation;

(iv)

encourages or induces an alien to come to, enter, or reside in the United States, knowing or in reckless disregard of the fact that such coming to, entry, or residence is or will be in violation of law;

It’s pretty plain to see that ALL illegal immigration at our southern border — or even our northern border or through the oceans coming here — is illegal with specific penalties spelled out in the laws detailed above. It’s incumbent on the Executive Branch leaders in Washington D.C. to make certain that is done. They do NOT do that.( We’ll detail that in our Summary below)

Federal Political Pandering. B: Uptick Of Federal and State Law Violations Across The Board

There’s no need to mention states, cities, and municipalities that see their names in headlines daily about the rapid rise in violent crimes there each week. We’ve always had crime. But, we’ve always had local, state, and federal law enforcement officials in place that followed the law and held those criminal offenders responsible for broken laws on their part. The punishment for each of those crimes is written into local, state, and federal laws.

But here come the politics again. And for many of the same reasons listed above, broken laws are NOT enforced. And, if enforced, the penalties are usually watered down to levels that look nothing remotely similar to what statutes detail they are to be.

Summary: What The Heck Must Be Done To Stop This?

The answer is simple: enforce ALL the laws at EVERY level.

We discussed excuses for NOT enforcing these immigration and everyday local, state, and federal criminal laws. There’s no need to go back there. But what I promised in the story title and first paragraph needs to be discussed. So, here we go:

  • At the federal level, who makes the laws? Simple answer: Congress. Who enforces those laws? the Executive Branch. Who runs that branch and is responsible that everyone within that branch does what the law demands they do? The President of the United States.
  • The President names an Attorney General who runs the Department of Justice and solely bears the responsibility for enforcing federal laws. The FBI Director — appointed by a President — conducts investigations to get all the evidence and details of each alleged crime, gives those to the Attorney General, who then appoints attorneys that work for him to verify evidence given by the FBI, then file charges in the applicable courts against offenders. Trials are held in which those charged are given the opportunity to defend themselves for those crimes for which they’re accused. Judges and juries make the determination of the offender’s guilt or innocence. Applicable sentences (which are included in each law) are then enforced by the judges in each case.
  • It’s important to understand that this process works for the ENTIRE U.S. Justice System from top to bottom: federal, state, and local. Laws vary from state to state. But the process is exactly the same: it’s that “Rule of Law” thing again. You know: it’s the United States Constitution.

Who Is Responsible For This Total Justice System Collapse In America?

Hundreds of thousands, if not millions, of people are directly part of this system. But the system is built based on the Constitution — which sets federal law — then rolls down to the states and then local governments. The process is the same. But the process is NOT adjudicated the same today — and that’s the problem.

The two major problems we have covered today only touch on illegal immigration and mass criminal violence — both are serious and both impact every one of the 330 million Americans.

The answer is NOT difficult and SHOULD come from the top: Presidential law enforcement of the Constitution. All agencies below the White House look directly to the actions of those who work above them to see how to operate. And when those in the White House and in the presidential administration ALL refuse to hold lawbreakers accountable for breaking laws, what do you think happens?

Lawlessness and Anarchy!

Accountability

There are just two spots in our government — from top to bottom — that if those who hold those positions would demand from all who work for them to enforce EVERY law and EVERY part of EVERY law, our criminal justice crime problem would be conquered in just days!

Remember when I told you how my Mom and Dad enforced laws at our house? They held my brother and me accountable every single time. So, did my brother and me continue to break those laws? Of course not! What stopped us from breaking those laws? We didn’t want to pay the price for breaking the rules.

Uh-Oh: Here Comes Finger-Pointing!

The United States President bears the sole responsibility for the enforcement (or lack of enforcement) of ALL provisions in the U.S. Constitution and the legislation passed by the U.S. Congress. There is NO provision in the law that allows NOT doing so in EVERY case!

Yes, many presidents ignore those laws and many of those who break them. We’re seeing that play out today as never before in U.S. history. That is the unified reason for our flood of criminals into the nation across our southern border AND is the seed of the rampant rage of violent crime across our nation.

I will not speak about these issues at the state and local levels. The people of each state must decide if they will take action to stop it. But at the federal level, I WILL state what MUST happen before it stops:

  • The President MUST be removed from his office for his daily refusal to demand federal employees who answer to him to enforce federal immigration laws. According to the U.S. statute listed above, doing so is a criminal act in each instance. And the only way to remove a President from office is through impeachment by the House and removal by the U.S. Senate;
  • The person who works in this Administration that takes direct orders in managing our immigration process is Secretary of Homeland Security Alejandro Mayorkas. Mayorkas is an “activist,” which means he aggressively promotes his political ideologies OVER federal laws he swore an oath to uphold. Sec. Mayorkas has continually refused to hold millions of illegals accountable for their illegal entry into the U.S. and, in many cases, other crimes committed on his watch. It is unconscionable for his employment to continue to be continued. He MUST be removed from office immediately.
  • In his particular case, because he was appointed by the President and confirmed by Congress, he COULD be impeached and removed in the exact fashion as this President. But that process takes too long! Mayorkas should IMMEDIATELY BE FIRED by President Biden and then charged criminally for his criminal actions as Homeland Security Secretary.

Hey, you got my two cents on our current biggest of problems — after maybe inflation. Because of this, it is critical the GOP take control of the House AND Senate in the midterms — and then take action!

Can that be achieved? Pray! Pray and talk to everyone you know about this.

Remember our mantra at TruthNewsNetwork: “Nothing Changes if Nothing Changes.” We will NOT see different results unless and until we change the things that cause these results.

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