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Posted: May 17, 2010 9:09 p.m.
Updated: May 18, 2010 4:55 a.m.
Considering the matter of enforcing immigration laws in Arizona, perhaps it is time to remember that in adopting the Constitution - in giving their consent to our social contract - the sovereign states agreed to cede some of their authority in exchange for one overriding benefit.

It was not to have an overseer to monitor our salt intake, design our light bulbs, prepare for our retirement, manage our medical treatments or mandate our purchases. It was to provide for our security. It was to repel invasion by aliens who challenged our sovereign authority to set the conditions of their presence on our soil.

Today's Democratic Party seems to have forgotten this entirely.

When it comes to immigration, Arizona prefers high fences and wide gates - though a Democrat only seems able to hear the first half of that prescription and protests it only by forgetting the very reasons for adopting the Constitution itself.


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