Bad News From Escondido
City officials said Wednesday night they would not proceed with the lawsuit because it would be "unnecessarily costly to the city, and (would) unnecessarily consume the court's time." Several civil rights organizations, including the American Civil Liberties Union and the Mexican American Legal Defense Fund, filed the lawsuit in November challenging the law's constitutionality.What happened is that the council deemed the fight futile with this particular judge.
U.S. District Judge John A. Houston last month temporarily barred the city from enforcing the law.
The ACLU, MALDEF, and various bleeding heart media pundits tell us the biggest problem here isn't that federal and state officers not upholding the oath they swore to uphold and defend the Constitution, including Article IV, Section 4:
The United States shall guarantee to every State in this Union a Republican Form of Government, and shall protect each of them against Invasion; and on Application of the Legislature, or of the Executive (when the Legislature cannot be convened) against domestic Violence.We are lectured that the big problem is that the Escondido city council's attempt to deal with the immigration mess is "unconsitutional". Cities should not "usurp the federal government's authority over immigration".
In order for this to be true the feds would have to be doing something worthy of usurping. And if there's anything unconstitutional going on it's our state and federal agents' dereliction of their duty to protect us from invasion. Escondido's civil servants are doing what their citizens have implored them to do. They've done it peaceably and democratically. Open to public scrutiny and criticism. Contrast this with the sneaking and bullying tactics of the open borders advocates.
Escondido's real problem is a too long tolerated flood of impoverished poorly educated English-lacking illegal aliens. It's second largest problem is identity grievance lawyers singing sob stories to sympathetic dictators in black robes. Their loyalty is not to the Constitution. They care not at all about the illegal aliens' disregard for government authority.
We need the National Guard to go door to door and haul off anyone who isn't a legal resident. What we'll get is more lame ordinances and more threats from the lawyers of the "oppressed".