Will of the peo­ple

The Washington Times Weekly - - Letters To The Editor - John H. Abrams An­des, New York

Your ed­i­tor in chief, Wesley Pruden, and Rep. Tom Tan­credo, Colorado Repub­li­can, both seem to agree in the Nov. 13 edi­tion that amnesty for il­le­gal aliens is in­evitable. Pres­i­dent Bush has been in fa­vor of it all along, and now that the Democrats are in charge it will cer­tainly pass Congress.

It’s too bad. And it sends the wrong mes­sage to all those aliens wait­ing pa­tiently in line to legally en­ter the United States.

At least a few smaller cities, like Hazel­ton, Pa., are pass­ing leg­is­la­tion in a lo­cal at­tempt to ad­dress an is­sue long-ig­nored by the fed­eral gov­ern­ment with which whom re­spon­si­bil­ity re­ally lies. Of course they are be­ing at­tacked by the ACLU, me­dia, and other “pro­gres­sive” or­ga­ni­za­tions. It’s the hol­i­day tree vs. the Christ­mas tree all over again. All across the coun­try, the “will of the peo­ple” is be­ing crushed by the dic­tates of the courts. Again, it’s too bad.

Is Amer­ica truly lost? As some­one once asked Ben Franklin: “What form of gov­ern­ment have you given us?” Franklin replied: “A Repub­lic, madam, if you can keep it!” Our Repub­lic seems to have de­volved into a Democ­racy which is col­laps­ing into an Oli­garchy right be­fore our closed eyes.

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