With illegal immigrants freely crossing the border with vouchers and bus tickets and the NSA running surveillance on the public without warrants or probable cause, the people are all asking the same question: Why aren’t we following the law? Why aren’t we sending the illegal immigrants packing and walking NSA officers out of their offices in chains for violating constitutional law? And why aren’t we impeaching a President who negotiates with terrorists and orders drone strikes against American Citizens? There’s no good way to answer these questions, especially not in a way that satisfies the public, but one answer is that no one seems to know what the laws say anymore.
Following the rules to the letter of the law has become something of a joke these days. The laws are filled with pages of complicated minutiae and endless trivialities which require a small army of lawyers to interpret properly. Because of the sheer amount of paperwork involved, it would take all of a person’s lifetime to read through half the known laws, assuming any single person could interpret it on their own. It is a plausible assumption that our leaders really don’t know the specifics of the law any longer, if they ever knew it to begin with, which is why Washington, D.C. is the Mecca of lawyers. Nancy Pelosi once admitted “We have to pass the bill so that you can find out what is in it, away from the fog of controversy,” meaning that most Congressmen don’t have time, or just don’t bother, to read the laws they vote on, relying on litigators and lobbyists for guidance. Or if they do, they believe the people should appreciate and accept the law before they’ve had a chance to understand what they’re leaders are forcing down their throats, the very height of political arrogance.
One of the key definitions of a tyranny is the citizenry being incapable of knowing what is required of them, and if they can’t read the law because it’s been made so long they don’t have the time and so complicated they can’t interpret it without a law degree, how can they? In fact, some have argued that every person, knowingly or unknowingly, commits at least three felonies every day just by walking down the street. In an age where everything is regulated, even the kind of clothing we wear in public, it’s hardly surprising.
What worries me is that some politicians appear to be taking advantage of the lack of clear understanding of the law. Laws which are clearly unconstitutional are being passed out like candy and other laws are being used for unscrupulous acts. Our leaders even pass “exceptions” and “exemptions” to the law, which shouldn’t be possible if the intent is to maintain the continuity of law. Clearly illegal legislation is passed, acted on, and then discarded when the courts deem it unconstitutional, but by then the damage is already done. Even our tax code is used as means of social engineering, with taxation used to block free will by making certain avenues of choice too expensive to pursue.
Worse, if at all possible after learning the tax code is used to control business and finance, most politicians install “policies” on which laws they actively enforce. Illegal immigration has been a problem for generations because it’s not “Federal policy” to enforce the immigration laws. In other words, the various levels of government are only willing to enforce the laws which are politically advantageous to them, and by that I mean whatever laws get them reelected. In this case, letting millions of illegal aliens cross the border, then declare amnesty and citizenship for them gets them millions of new voters.
Without active enforcement, politicians passing illegal orders and picking which rules they enforce, and using the law itself as a tool to force their agenda on society, the cement that holds our society together will erode to the point where we will forget the law and start acting on our own. Even now, people are hiding their money, refusing to pay taxes, and openly defying the government just to maintain their livelihood. Meanwhile, the government is preparing the next round of laws designed to insult and strip Americans of their liberties, including amnesty for illegal immigrants, death taxes, and further environmental legislation.