June 29th, 2007 16:32 EST
Why Not Give Rule of Law a Chance? Try this simple formula?
By John W. Lillpop
Now that another nail has been driven into the coffin of amnesty, politicians in Washington are wringing their hands in angst at what to do next. The status quo, they say, is unacceptable.
They are quite right about that, you know.
But America does NOT need to legalize 12-30 illegal aliens in order to solve the illegal alien nightmare.
Existing laws, while not perfect, provide a more than adequate remedy. Those laws prohibit U.S. employers from hiring illegal aliens and mandate deportation of those here illegally.
All that is lacking is a commitment on the part of the president and the U.S. Congress to uphold their constitutional responsibilities.
Why not try this simple formula?
* Secure the borders with military force;
* Prosecute employers who hire illegal aliens, and
* Enforce all immigration laws, including deportations.
Or, to steal and bastardize a slogan from past anti-war campaigns, "Give Rule of Law a Chance!"
John Lillpop is a recovering liberal.