- - Tuesday, June 11, 2019

ANALYSIS/OPINION:

Numerous Democrats, from Speaker of the House Nancy Pelosi, to Rep. Jerrold Nadler, chairman of the House Judiciary Committee, to Rep. Hakeem Jefferies, chairman of the Democratic Caucus in the House, have all used the same, tired line: “No one is above the law.” They specifically like to use this phrase when referring to President Trump and Attorney General William Barr, as it relates to the Mueller report, and the Democrats’ ongoing investigations.

I would tend to agree in general that no one should be above the law, up to and including our president. Our entire system of justice is dependent on equal treatment of everyone, notwithstanding one’s name, rank or station in life. The difficulty for liberals and Democrats is their unequal application of this idiom.

The most blatant and overt discrepancy in their position is their preferred treatment of “Dreamers” and other illegal aliens. It would appear, on face value, that anyone in our country illegally should be subject to deportation, according to current law. If “No one is above the law” is your position, then I’d suggest that our immigration laws must be enforced across the board. It matters not if a person was brought here at a young age by their parents; they are in the United States illegally.

While there have been legislative attempts to amend the law, and executive action by former President Obama (DACA) to shield “Dreamers” from deportation, the fact of the matter is current immigration laws place continue to define them as being in the United States illegally. If, as Democrats suggest, no one is above the law, how can they continue to turn a blind eye to this blatant violation of our immigration laws?

RANDALL STEPHENS



Falls Church, Va.

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