Mob violence by hordes of youths at a local amusement park during a Halloween event is the latest sign of our culture of lawlessness. Another example is the unsecured border and the shipping of unauthorized immigrants around the country.
Mark Krikorian, executive director of the Center for Immigration Studies, says too many Americans view enforcement of laws as immoral:
The reason Biden’s immigration people, and the Democrats in Congress, are unwilling to enforce immigration law is because they think it’s wrong. They simply don’t believe that the American people have the right to keep anyone out. They see immigration limits of any kind as just another version of Jim Crow, a way of discriminating against foreigners who are just seeking a better life. And anyway, America is an illegitimate settler-colonial regime founded by phallocratic slaveholders and Indian-killers, so who are we to tell other people they can’t move here if they want?
The Department of Homeland Security has spelled this out in one of the memos explaining its anti-enforcement policies, which it justifies as a means of “advancing equity, civil rights, racial justice, and equal opportunity” and “advancing equity for all, including people of color and others who have been historically underserved, marginalized, and adversely affected by persistent poverty and inequality.”
Immigration enforcement is immoral, don’t you see?
This perspective has long been gospel among the fever-swamps of Blue-Anon. But over the past couple of decades it has become a litmus test for Democratic officeholders and activists, an immutable value of the Left, which has to take precedence over any other interest or constituency.