When Did Foreign Nations Gain the Right to Tell Us What is Constitutional?
Last month, Gov. Nathan Deal signed a piece of immigration legislation in the state of Georgia that allows police to have the authority to check the immigration status of a criminal suspect who can’t provide an accepted form of identification and to hand these individuals over to federal immigration authorities. The law makes it illegal to transport and/or harbor illegal immigrants, and it also requires many private employers to check the immigration status of newly hired workers on a federal database called E-Verify.
Two weeks ago, a lawsuit challenging the constitutionality of this legislation was filed by civil liberties groups, primarily the ACLU of Georgia. The plaintiffs are appealing this legislation on the basis that they could “face an imminent threat of harm” if the legislation is implemented.
On Wednesday of this week, the nations of Mexico, Argentina, Brazil, Chile, Colombia, Costa Rica, El Salvador, Guatemala, Honduras, Nicaragua and Peru filed amicus briefs in support of the plaintiffs
This case is scheduled for a hearing next week. The plaintiffs are requesting that U.S. District Judge Thomas Thrash prevent the law from taking effect until the lawsuit has been resolved.
The pernicious poison of the entitlement mentality that has pervaded our society, within the boundaries of our own nation, will be difficult to overcome. And due to the irresponsibility of the federal government and its failure to do what is right by enforcing the law, we now have millions of illegal immigrants in our nation who see themselves as being entitled to the right to come here illegally.
But now we have foreign nations who apparently see themselves as having the right to butt their noses into our legal affairs by trying to tell us what is and is not applicable under the Constitution of the United States? And this is being permitted?
I hope Judge Thrash tells them very firmly to “butt out”. And it won’t bother me one bit at this point whether or not he’s politically correct in his manner of getting this point across.