Logic dictates that a politician should advocate following the law

There is opinion and there is logic. The two have nothing in common but are often transposed as a means of rationalizing decisions driven by an agenda and not the brain.

Oakland Mayor Libby Schaaf created a stir the other day when she warned illegal aliens of an impending raid by US Immigration Customs Enforcement (ICE).  She said she had a “moral obligation as mayor to give those families fair warning when that threat appears imminent.”

Her logic for aiding and abetting criminals was to “to keep families from being broken apart.”  Is that really a logical conclusion when faced with facts?  By her logic, all criminals should not go to jail so they can stay with their families.

What about the American families that may be destroyed if one of those criminals that got away ends up robbing or killing their family member?  Are those families able to be together?  Where is her allegiance to law abiding citizens?

I do not like or condone frivolous lawsuits, but I would favor any and all families who may be negatively affected by her actions to sue her.

According to Thomas Homan, the Director of ICE, the illegal immigrants targeted were those with convictions for assault and battery, crimes against children, weapons charges and DUI, among other offenses.

We are not talking about fine, upstanding citizens here.  We are not talking about the nice illegal immigrant who only wanted a better life for his family and felt there was no other choice but to break and enter into our country.  I understand that action but still do not excuse it.

We are talking about people who have already proven a propensity to break our laws – over and above entering our country illegally.

And that is where I do not understand the logic.  No one is saying we do not want immigrants in America.  We want them to enter the nation the way millions of others have done it….legally.

For Schaaf, a mayor sworn to defend her constituents, to ostensibly serve as a lookout for criminals is absurd.  Where is Congresswoman Maxine Waters on this issue?  She rants about wanting to impeach President Trump with the lamest of “high crimes and misdemeanors” but is silent when a mayor actually helps criminals continue to break our laws.

Homan said the Department of Justice is “reviewing” whether Schaaf broke any laws.  I hope they determine she did and arrest her.  She can then share a prison cell with one of her illegal immigrant friends so she can get to know them better.

Both parties are to blame for the inaction on this issue.  I get tired of the rhetoric about making America safer by keeping illegal immigrants out because it’s getting to be too much hype.  However, logic dictates that if you have less criminals in a country, the country will be safer.

About Armando Diana

A freelance writer for more than 30 years I covered the political scene in New Jersey which can prepare anyone for national politics. I have no fancy political degrees and I'm definitely not a lawyer - I am a common person who is fed up with politics. I want leaders focused on doing what is right for the country, not for them.
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