Vail Daily letter: Unbelievable!
Vail, CO, Colorado
About 10 minutes ago to my utter astonishment, I opened up my home page (MSN) only to have my eyes and sensibilities assaulted by the following headline:
“Courts: Using another’s SSN not a crime”
My curiosity was piqued, so I opened the link: http://redtape.msnbc.com/2010/11/courts-using-anothers-ssn-not-a-crime.html
I sat, as the British would say, “gob-smacked” while reading the following nonsense:
“The most recent judicial body to take on the issue, the Colorado Supreme Court, ruled last month that a man who used his real name but someone else’s Social Security number to obtain a car loan was not guilty of ‘criminal impersonation,’ overturning convictions by lower courts.
“That follows a ruling last year by the U.S. Supreme Court that a Mexican man who gave a false SSN to get a job at an Illinois steel plant could not be convicted under federal identity theft laws because he did not knowingly use another person’s identifying number. The ruling overturned an opinion by a federal appeals court in St. Louis — and contradicted earlier findings by circuit courts in the Southeast, upper Midwest and the Gulf states.”
The story went on to describe what I consider one of the most flawed opinions I have read since the 1982 Supreme Court ruling on Plyer vs Doe, (www.mesacc.edu/~bjordan/PlylervDoe.html) whereby the court ruled that the American taxpayer is required by law to pay for educating the illegal children of illegal immigrants (or, for the PC reader, “undocumented children of undocumented workers”), but are not allowed to ask any student his/her citizenship status.
If this recent turn of events isn’t rock solid evidence that the American people have well and truly turned the assylum over to the lunatics, then the fact that Mr. Reid and Ms. Pelosi are determined to pass the Dream Act legislation before the demon Republicans take over the House in January should convince the majority of Americans in general, and Coloradans in particular, that their wishes are not being well represented in Washington, D.C. On top of that, Governor-elect Hickenlooper is totally unrepentent and upfront in his support for illegal immigrant “rights,” as are Bennet, Udall and Polis (http://abcnews.go.com/Politics/senate-vote-dream-act-immigration-lame-duck-congress/story?id=12136182).
However, I digress.
I can’t help but wonder why I haven’t read anything in the Vail Daily or the Denver Post in the past month about this most recent lunacy on the part of our esteemed Colorado Supreme Court. Perhaps it was there, but I scan all the papers quite thoroughly, all the time, and had it been there I’m sure I would have remembered something of this magnitude.
Nevertheless, there you have it folks. Basically, if your Social Security number gets used by anyone other than yourself, it will be with the blessing of the highest courts and supposed best legal minds in the land.
The POTUS, along with many of his supporters, insists that our immigration system is broken.
It is not broken. It is our government and our courts which are broken, and it makes me extremely sad.
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