Much as this blog predicted (End Of America) after the Supreme Court’s recent ruling that shot down parts of Arizona’s immigration law the state is beginning to come up with ways to subvert federal authority so they can fix their illegal immigration nightmare. A measure is being brought about that seeks to undermine federal authority by giving Arizona the ability to ignore federal law that the state deems unconstitutional (in other words they would be doing the job of the US Supreme Court). Let me start by saying that I sympathize with Arizona because the federal government has truly failed them on border security, and initiatives like these are the unfortunate natural byproduct of the federal government failing to live up too its constitutionally mandated role in securing the border. Having said that this initiative would start the whole country down the slippery slope of undermining federal authority that could eventually lead to a United States that is not so united. I know many people might scoff at the idea that something like this could bring about a severely weakened federal government, or worse states actually seceding from the Union. But people should also consider how bad the situation in Arizona has become and remember that because the federal government shot down much of the state’s immigration law it is only going to get worse.
Could the Supreme Court’s controversial ruling yesterday on Arizona’s immigration law that will allow the federal government to continue to do nothing to stop illegal immigration spell the end for America? Never say never, the reason it might happen would be that it puts border states into the unmanageable position of having the federal government default on fulfilling its constitutionally mandated role of securing the borders while also not being able to fill the vacuum themselves. It’s just plain wrong that the feds do not enforce the border but it is even more shocking that the states are barred from trying to pick up the slack in an attempt to protect themselves from being overrun. This puts border states into the odd position of having conflicting interests with the federal government. Because of this it won’t be long before some in these states will begin to ask why do we send our tax dollars to Washington when they will not even enforce the border and also keep states from doing enforcement too.