WOW. Benita Veliz, an illegal alien brought to the U.S. by her illegal alien parents when she was 8 years old spoke at the DNC on Wednesday, September 5th. Ms. Veliz was stopped by police for failing to yield at a stop sign three years ago. She escaped deportation through the mercy of an administration which has no respect for the Rule of Law. Comparing Ms. Veliz to the most deserving of deportees might put her at the bottom of the list, but she is here illegally. She is not undocumented because she has documentation in American schools, and now in the DNC spotlight. She is an illegal alien. Our laws fail and wane by the minute.
Veliz, now 27, came here on a tourist visa which expired after 7 days. She has been here since. Valiz graduated as valedictorian of her class in San Antonio, perhaps leaving a student legally in the U.S. in her dust, maybe even stealing a spot of someone more deserving – because we know, being the absolute best, might need to be redistributed to someone less absolutely best. Isn’t it sickening that we even have to have these speculations? Traditionally, most schools have one Validictorian and I do see that practice is changing in a few places – but probably not 11 years ago. Whatever. It’s not right.
A Prague, Oklahoma valedictorian has been refused her diploma for using the word “hell” in her speech. I don’t think that language is appropriate, and I make no judgement on the school’s actions, but she earned her diploma as a U.S. citizen and she did it with a 4.0 grade point average.
To quote Doug Ross on this story: “The Democrat Party’s wanton usurpation of the law to pursue its political ends will cease one way or another, either at the ballot box in November or through an inevitable breakdown of the civil society.”
I hope you will visit Doug who offers some piercing thoughts on “law,” among them:
The law has placed the collective force at the disposal of the unscrupulous who wish, without risk, to exploit the person, liberty, and property of others. It has converted plunder into a right, in order to protect plunder. And it has converted lawful defense into a crime, in order to punish lawful defense.
“Illegal,” “unlawful,” “against the law,” “against the Rule of Law,” “criminal,” has no meaning in the country founded on the most civilized and republican principles in the history of the world.
The outcome of November 6th, 2012 will be as important in our Nation’s history as all the wars we have fought, with the exception of the American Revolution. Be appalled if you want. I believe it completely.