Get over it, life is not fair. Often this is said when people get tired of hearing someone lament over an injustice that is visited upon them.
It is very difficult to come to terms with being treated unfairly, and then not be able to do anything about it.
In part, I think this is because children are taught, or at least at one time they were, to be fair, honest, and kind to others. We were also taught people that do bad things will be held accountable.
When they are not, the experience conflicts with what we believe to be morally right. It then becomes very hard, if not impossible to accept.
This sets up the foundation as to why it is so hard to accept injustice. You know what right and wrong is and have expectations.
Our society tells us you cannot take the law into your own hands to find justice. If you do, the full force of the law will be brought to bear upon you. Today, if you do not, often you will not find any measure of justice.
The law, you have also been taught to respect it. After all, we are a nation of laws.
These are things I was taught to believe in. Well, pardon me if I appear to be a little confused, and allow me a bit of consideration. Help me understand what this now means.
Someone please tell me what a sanctuary city is? I find it is a place for criminals to hide, where the law does not apply, certainly not to everyone equally. If it is not equally applied, then there is no law.
The acceptance by future victims of safe zones for criminals tells you just how ridiculous things have become.
People charged with enforcing the law are now obligated to protecting criminals, and punishing victims. How does this differ from organized crime?
We now live in a time where if people do not get what they demand they can burn, loot, pillage, and even murder to get it. How does this differ from organized crime?
Many politicians have decided what they cannot win at the ballot box they will impose by executive order, or other manipulation. Their resolve is they are above the law. It does not apply to them.
People can live in denial of this, or go on as if it is not true, but only for a time. Such was the case on April 12, 1861, when the end result was war.
It all happened more than 160 years ago, so maybe you do not care about it.
Is what is happening today all that different than in 1861? Many think it is not, and I agree with them.
The majority of people in states vote for something and nine appointed judges overturn that vote. The people choose self-determination with heathcare, and the appointed political operatives force upon them that which they do not want.
Then there is the definition of marriage. Overwhelmingly, the American people see it as between one woman and one man. Again the appointed, not the elected, force them to accept what they believe to be morally wrong.
If they choose not to accept it they are forced out of business, fined, and face prison.
Across our country there are an estimated 200 sanctuary cities where immigration laws are not enforced. Effectively, they have seceded.
Officials thumb their noses at what is supposed to be the law, and do so with impunity, while maintaining funding by those forced to accept their tyranny.
I remember reading this, and secession, is what caused what some people refer to as the Civil War.
This has now devolved to a point the very people breaking the law are influencing the law to their advantage.
Politicians are seeking them out and pandering to them for votes. This is the absolute and irrefutable truth.
I have asked a few lawyers questions as to how such things can exist, and do you know what I was told? The law is just a business.
I wonder if that is how the family of Kathryn Steinle sees it, nothing personal, just business.
On July 1, 2015 she was summarily executed by a convicted felon who had been repeatedly deported by a career criminal in sanctuary city San Francisco.
It has been a little better than a month now. The headlines are fading. Soon, except for family and friends, no one will even remember her name.
The same will be true if you or one of your loved ones fall victim.
So is the law really just words to be twisted by those making their living doing so, a business? A tool used like situational ethics to gain advantage?
Is "we are a nation of laws" just a myth?
Think about this when you vote, if you bother to vote at all. Your very life and liberty may depend upon what stand you take.