The Supreme Court on Thursday, may have just written the epitaph for the Illegal Alien in the United States. Not so surprisingly, the justices voted straight down party lines for a 5 – 3 decision; with Justice Kagan recusing herself, because of her prior role as a solicitor general for the Obama Administration.
In effect, the Supreme Court ruled, Arizona is within its rights to require employers to check the citizenship status of workers through a government data base. The U.S. Chamber of Commerce sued Arizona over the law, maintaining that immigration enforcement is a purview of the federal government.
In 1986, a sweeping immigration law reform, removed the rights of states to enforce immigration law; except for one clause, that allows states to enforce immigration law in accordance with: “all licenses necessary to operate the business.”
Chief Justice Roberts wrote the main opinion for the court, which will leave the door open for states to end the illegal alien invasion:
“We hold that Arizona’s licensing law falls well within the confines of the authority Congress chose to leave to the states and therefore is not expressly preempted.” “no basis in law, fact, or logic” for the argument that Arizona should be stopped from doing so in the name of federal “preemption” of state activity.
Other states are following Arizona's example and considering requiring all employers to enroll in the Homeland Security Department's voluntary E-Verify program, which compares employees' names and Social Security numbers with government data bases. Georgia has just recently enacted this type of law.
A federal version of E-Verify will soon be introduced by House Judiciary Committee Chairman Lamar Smith, R-TX. Congressman Smith weighed in on E-Verify:
“I am pleased the Supreme Court has ruled in favor of the Arizona E-Verify law and their right to revoke business licenses for employers that knowingly hire illegal immigrants. Not only is this law constitutional, it is commonsense.”
The fascinating prospect of this law is that states that don't have E-Verify will soon have their Socialist Dystopias over run by the Illegal Alien hordes. An important win for efforts to stop the illegal alien invasion, because E-Verify actually works: the illegal alien population fell by seven percent from 2008 to 2009, according to Homeland Security, but in Arizona, the number of Illegal Aliens fell by eighteen percent.
The court's decision was a major loss for the Chamber of Commerce and the Obama Administration, they hoped to prevent states from being able to enforce immigration law; although, the decision doesn't necessarily mean that the court will uphold SB1070, Arizona's law that makes it a state crime to be an illegal immigrant within the state. We realize it is a “Catch 22” type of situation, but E-Verify may be enough to start the repatriation of all the illegals. A dozen states have already enacted E-Verify type legislation of varying degrees, but they now have a broader width to set up enforcement. The Court's ruling has set up the guide lines and states will no longer be timid to enact legislation with the fear of Holder Injustice Department taing them to court.
House Judiciary Committee chairman Lamar Smith (R., Texas) is introducing an E-Veify Bill in the near future; hopefully, Boehner will find hid huevos and put it on fast track. The Camber of Congress/Obama partnership was probably planning on offering E-Verify as a barging chip for type of amnesty, but now the bargaining chip is lost to the unions, Obama, and the Chamber of Congress with their comprehensive reform and amnesty plans.
Here are some famous epitaphs of history, perhaps we can come up with some for the Illegal Alien:
The epitaph to the Thee Hundred at Thermopylae:
Go, tell the Lacedaimonians, passer-by
That here obedient to their laws we lie
William Browne on the Countess of Pembroke:
Underneath this sable hearse
Lies the subject of all verse,
Sidney's sister, Pebroke's mother
Death! thou has slain another
Fair and learn'd, and good as she,
Time shall throw a dart at thee.
Dryden on his wife:
Here lies my wife, here let her lie
Now she's at rest and so am I
John Wilmont, on King Charles or perhaps King Obama:
Here lies a great and mighty king
Whose promise none relies on;
He never said a foolish thing,
Nor ever did a wise one.
Surprisingly, to only the most gullible, the court ruled along party lines: Breyer, Ginsberg, and Sotomayor the perpetual stooges of the Left, (except for Kagan, who recused herself) ignored federal law empowering states to use inherent licensing to control the employment of illegal workers. Let's hope our states and our congress, especially Boehner, have the huevos to see this through without wetting their trousers over Obama and his hissy fits.
The Supreme Court has provided an opportunity to stop the illegal invasion, it is imperative to seize the initiative and capitalize on this first real chance to end the problem.
Gravestone near Uniontown, Pennsylvania, USA:
Here lies the body of Jonathan Blake,
Stepped on the gas instead of the brake.
Epitaph in cemetery at Girard, Pennsylvania, USA:
In loving memory of Ellen Shannon, aged 25,
Who was accidentally burned March 21, 1870,
By the explosion of a lamp filled with R.E. Danforth's
Non-explosive burning fluid.
A Cemetery in Ruidoso, Lincoln County, New Mexico, USA, has this:
For not rising.
In a Cemetery in Thurmont, Frederick County, Maryland, USA:
Here lies an Atheist
All dressed up
And no place to go.
Found in a cemetery in Albany, New York, USA:
Born 1903 – Died 1942.
Looked up the elevator shaft to see if the car was on the way down. It was.
Found in La Pointe, Wisconsin, USA:
To the Memory of Abraham Beaulieu
Born 15 September 1822
Accidentally shot 4th April 1844
As a mark of affection from his brother.
Margaret Daniels grave at Hollywood cemetery, Richmond, Virginia, USA:
She always said her feet were killing her but nobody believed her.
Found in Elmwood cemetery, Burlington, Vermont, USA:
She lived with her husband fifty years
And died in the confident hope of a better life
Rest in Peace?
Iris Benbow, recently widowed, requested the epitaph 'Rest in Peace' on her husband's gravestone.
When Iris later found that he had left all his money to his mistress, she attempted to get the mason to change the carving. This proved impossible as the words had been chiselled by a stonemason and could not be changed.
'In that case,' Iris demanded, 'please add “Until We Meet Again.” '
A professional horseman for over 50 years, Skook continues to work with horses. Skook has finished an historical novel, Fifty Thousand Years, that traces a mitochondrial line of DNA from 50,000 years ago to the present. The story follows a line of courageous women, from the Ice Ages to the present, as they meet the challenges of survival with grit and creativity. These are not women who whimper of being victims, they meet the challenges of survival as women who use their abilities without excuses or remorse, these women are winners, they are our ancestors.