Wednesday, May 17, 2006

Case in point

Two generations' worth of thinking like this leaves you wide open, doesn't it?
CIUDAD JUAREZ, Mexico - Mexico said Tuesday that it would file lawsuits in U.S. courts if National Guard troops on the border become directly involved in detaining migrants.

In other words, if we enforce our laws we will be sued in our own courts by a foreign power. What's worse is that they have a reasonable expectation that these courts will step in to order that the National Guard stand down. That's the lack of confidence we have as a society - our own courts may well tell us to ignore our laws and compromise our sovereignty.

(w/t to the Coalition of the Swilling - whom I wish hadn't so quickly illustrated my point.)

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