Walls and Borders, Part 7
Law Creates Order
A fourth argument again uses labels rather than reason to attack those who support borders and Immigration law. They label such people as being anti immigration. “We are a nation of immigrants,” they say. “Immigrants made us who we are and we should welcome them.”
Those who support the enforcement of immigration law, as far as is feasible, find this accusation very insulting, deceptive and disingenuous. Neither myself, nor anyone I have talked to on the right, is anti immigration, and labeling us as such is just mean spirited deception.
I suppose there may be a few out there who are anti immigration, though I have not met them, but overall most on the right are pro immigration. They just want to process to proceed according to law to insure that those who do come in can be successfully assimilated and be a benefit to the country.
America was indeed built by immigrants, but they were legal immigrants. Our forefathers did not break existing law to come here.
Those who break existing law to enter the country are not legal immigrants, nor can they be considered immigrants when the law of the country says it is illegal for them to be here.
The comeback on this is the illogical statement that “there is no such thing as an illegal person.”
The implication is that the right is saying that it is illegal to be a person which is just plain silly. No one thinks this.
On the other hand, if a person breaks the law he is then an illegal person, meaning he is a person doing something illegal. A burglar or even someone speeding is an illegal person in that area of activity until he gets his case settled with the State.
Anyone breaking our laws is an illegal where that particular activity is concerned.
This requires such simple logic that it should not have to be addressed, but unfortunately it does.
So what are the real views of the typical person on the right when the distorted labels are stripped away?
I’ll give my views which represent many on the right.
I am pro immigration but want it done according to law. Negating law is a very dangerous avenue to pursue, as where does it end? If we say we can disregard immigration law and get away with it then we can do this with other laws we may not like because we feel personally justified. This would lead to chaos.
Now some conservatives do not pay taxes because they do not agree with tax law or outright reject it. They are equally misled. If everyone can merely obey the laws with which they agree, and break all the others, it wouldn’t be long before the country would be destroyed and controlled by pirates and roving gangs.
It is called “law and order” for a reason because without law there is no order.
I am happy to welcome legal immigrants who want to come here and assimilate. Many of them appreciate our country more than we who were born here.
If the majority are not happy with current immigration law then it should be revised to represent the will of the people. But whether we retain existing law or create new law such law needs to be respected and enforced, else we will not have order for there is no orderly society without law.
It is true that some laws are too strict and others too lenient and adjustment is continually needed, but concerning this DK says:
“The final postulate which I seek to emphasize is that the keeping of these three laws will lead necessarily to an urgent desire to keep the law of the land in which a particular soul has incarnated. That these man-made laws are inadequate I well know, and it is needless to point this out. They may be, and are, temporary and insufficient to the need. They may fail in their scope and prove inadequate, but they do, in a measure, safeguard the little feeble ones, and will be regarded therefore as binding upon those who are seeking to help the race. These laws are subject to change as the effect of the three great laws makes itself felt, but until they are wisely altered (and this takes time) they act as a brake on license and on selfishness. They may also work hardship. This none can deny. But the hardships they bring are not so evil in their nature nor so lasting in their effects as would be the result of their removal and the consequent inauguration of a cycle of law-less-ness. Therefore, the server of the race cooperates with the laws of the land in his daily life, working at the same time for the removal of the injustices they may produce and for the bettering of the legal impositions upon mankind in his country.
In the recognition of these four laws,—of Rebirth, of Love, of the group, and of the Land,—we shall see the salvation of the race.
Esoteric Psychology, Vol 1, Page 303
This statement reflects some good common sense of which some who tread the path need to be reminded.
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