Correct Me If I’m Wrong

But the word illegal means something is not legal.

Crime can pretty basically be defined as an act that is not legal.

Committing a crime generally gets you arrested.

So, illegal = not legal; crime = not legal; by the commutative property then, illegal = crime.

If you’re doing something illegal, you’re committing a crime and therefore, you’re subject to being arrested.

What’s the problem with understanding that?  It doesn’t take a rocket scientist.

Part 2

If a white male midget commits a crime (does something illegal) and is being sought for arrest…

…does it make any sense to detain a six foot six black woman?

Um, no.

Summation:

If you’re Mexican and you’re illegally in the United States, you have committed a crime and should by law be arrested.  I don’t expect any six foot six black women or midget white males to be detained for possibly being a Mexican Illegal Immigrant.

It’s not “racial profiling” and it IS within a state’s power (Hell, it is a state’s RESPONSIBILITY) to stop a suspected illegal Mexican immigrant and say SHOW ME YOUR PAPERS or else.

The moral of the story:

Arizona rocks for having the balls to take responsibility for the law and do something about it.

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4 Comments (+add yours?)

  1. Crucis
    Apr 30, 2010 @ 13:51:56

    There’s been a lot of discussion about this on one of my e-mail lists. The gist is that if there is no PENALTY for breaking the law there is no crime. An illegal act can only be a crime if there is a penalty for doing so.

    I don’t agree with that, but a number of lawyers on the list all say it’s so.

  2. Ami
    Apr 30, 2010 @ 15:11:23

    I agree with what you’ve said. I understand it perfectly.

    What I will NEVER understand is how the government of the United States of America has a problem with a state upholding the law. It’s not like the US is doing anything about the problem.

  3. Old NFO
    Apr 30, 2010 @ 20:57:44

    AND the AZ law is substantially the same as the FEDERAL law that is NOT being enforced… sigh…

  4. Glenn Mark Cassel
    May 01, 2010 @ 11:14:29

    Intent, opportunity and capability. All three must be present to make it a crime. Did a short stretch as a Navy Cop.
    Illegal is pretty much it when it comes down to the reality of the situation. Sneaking into the United States and hiding out, bleeding the system of certain things. Like medical care, education for their kids and such. WE pay for that stuff. Like the reservations but with no paperwork.
    My kid sister(age 47) is up in arms over it. My brother-in-law is………….of Mexican descent. Hmmmmmmmmmmmmm.
    When one tries to explain how it is an issue of the security and sovereignty of the Republic at stake, I get the BDS thing. Oy Vey!
    Mother raised us to be “ggod” Democrats. After slowly seeing what that meant while in Uniform, I figured out the last two good democrats I ever knew were my DAD and my Paternal Grandfather. Yeah, 2. That’s it and they are both gone.

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